In years, B.O.N.E.S. has rescued more than 1,650 beagles
that were surrendered, abandoned, neglected or abused, and found loving, adoptive homes for them
throughout New England!
Additionally, the Sensational Senior Beagle Program was established to provide senior dogs
a home with a "supported adoption" for their remaining years.
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The story below is just one of the happy endings made possible by
our dedicated team of volunteers and the generous donations of supporters like you...
As an organization, B.O.N.E.S. is always willing to help beagles with disabilities. Snoopy is no exception.
In July of 2019, a member of our Operations Team received a text from a long-time foster home that her local ACO was looking for help with a young beagle that appeared to only have one eye. She put us in touch with the local ACO and the rest as they say is history.
It is believed that Snoopy was bred to be a hunter. Born with only one good eye (right one) and an empty eye socket, Snoopy's owner could not use him for hunting so he did the right thing. He surrendered Snoopy to the local ACO.
As with all dogs coming into our program, we worked with the ACO and her staff to make sure Snoopy was up to date on vaccinations and had the necessary testing done so he could receive a health certificate to move to his foster home.
Along comes his foster home who had just lost their beloved beagle. Not ready to bring a beagle into their lives full time, they thought fostering would be a great way to honor their lost pup and help them heal. Little did they know...
Experience with former hunting dogs tells us Snoopy never lived in a home, had no experience with car rides and was not house-trained. The great news that he was very handsome and sociable, always eager to make new friends. The best thing is that Snoopy had no idea he only had one eye!
Max the resident cat in his foster home didn't always reciprocate, but his extended foster family did, and Snoopy quickly learned the comforts of home living and the fun of leashed walks in the neighborhood.
Drooling, vomiting, shaking, poor Snoopy made it clear that he was not a fan of the car. But his foster family was determined to help him. They worked tirelessly with us. The hard work paid off! As time went on, Snoopy's fear of the car lessened.
To avoid any future infections, we all agreed surgery to close his empty eye socket was the right thing to do. The procedure was done just in time for Snoopy to be a pirate sporting an eye patch for Halloween. He celebrated his recovery with his foster family attending all types of different events they planned for him. Boy, did he have fun!
The first "real" snowfall of the season brought new adventures: following his foster family on snowshoeing hikes and playing tirelessly in the snow. Through it all -- and despite the predictable "young beagle" challenges, Snoopy and his foster family both knew as fall turned to winter that Snoopy was home to stay. On February 2, 2020, it became official with an extraordinary "Gotcha Day" party, with special canine cupcakes and guests sporting eye patches and party hats in honor of this remarkable young beagle.
Congratulations to Snoopy and thanks to his foster-now-forever family who have worked devotedly with him since he came to B.O.N.E.S. We recently checked in with his family and are happy to report "it's a love fest"! We also learned that Snoopy goes to great doggy daycare where he's has gone on field trips, riding the doggy bus, with all his new friends!