Recently adopted Puppies!
Someone once told me its like reading a soap opera
If you are the happy family of one of these cuties, remember that we love to receive updates and/or pictures whenever you can pass those along! We enjoy seeing how our puppies are fitting in & growing up in their forever homes!
Blossom in the Blue Basket
Blossom in the Easter basket
Care package from The Camarda family for their baby Dixie and mom Blossom and siblings! :)
Breeze on the right
Kiki's "Xerxes" aka "Cruise" Khaki Mini Boy
has been claimed by Ashley and Dave!
They already have a sunshine beagle from our family, "Lutzie" and are looking forward to adding another to their pack!
Xerxes shares his new raccoon toy that his mommy Ashley sent for him and his litter mates!
Click here to see Lutzie and read his happy family story with the Mitchells!
( Miss C. has on her favorite Jamaica t-shirt Ashley brought us when they went on their annual trip there this year. We held onto her Lutzie till she returned and she showered us with beagle and Jamaica tee's for the kids and Miss christina to wear while we work :) !! we always love getting new t's around here Miss C. joked once and said we have to just live vicariously thru other folks travels to fun places since its realllly hard for us to get away much less have a day off from our responsiblities to the babies we care for here for eveyone !
I thank you for all that you do to raise the best little puppies ever!!! My dog behavior specialist consistently says that Lutzie is the best puppy that comes to daycare:) She says he is so confident and well behaved. I will be going out there next Wednesday, during spring break to observe and help her during daycare. Maybe I will have some more first hand experience to share after then. I know everyone in our neighborhood thinks he is the cutest thing they have ever laid eyes on:) We think so too!
We appreciate all that you do!!!
Sunshine Acres thanks the Mitchell's for their continued support of our efforts to raise beagles as companion pets for all who love the breed
for family members :) ! Ashley sends us things we can use daily here with the babies we care for, she has sent wormer medicines, frontline plus for the mom's , food and treats for the mommies who are pregnant to raise the healthiest and cutest beagle puppies !! She has our deepest gratitude for all her help here.
Miss Christina and Michelle send their thanks for
the perfume and moisturizing spray that arrived after
Ashley read that Miss C loves Citrus scents she thought of her favorite perfume by Clinique for Miss C to enjoy and Michelle thought the moisturizer would be neat to try so we shared it with her!
Jasmine's Tricolor Male Runt of the Litter "Charlie" has been
claimed by The Vail's!
The Vail's sent Charlie's care package!
Thank you so much for sending along Charlie's toys, blankie, and some biscuits for our Sunshine Beagles to enjoy!
The Hughes family has already sent an update and an adorable picture!
" Just wanted to let you know that "Chip" is doing great! The girls were so excited and are absolutely in LOVE with him! He is such a sweet boy and is so smart too! He loves all of his new toys and his new bed too! I wanted to send you a picture of him in his new home! "
" I got the bed at Homegoods! It is so comfy and soft....he LOVES it! Here are a couple of pictures of the girls and Chip! He is the sweetest baby and follows them everywhere:) "
The Dukes family sent extra sheets for the mommies and a blanket that her kids have taken turns sleeping with so that Daisy can start learning their smell! Cute idea, and they also went ahead and sent along a payment towards their puppy of half their remaining balance Thank you guys.
Thank you Dukes family for the $30 petsmart gift card. It'll come in handy for our beagle babies!
Eclipse's Tricolor Girl "Clover"
has been claimed now by a family who came out to meet with us and leave a deposit on her.
the tri girl has neat markings on her back and a cute spot on her tail :)
spoken for now by the Myers family.
Clover hanging out on homecoming day before her family comes to pick her up!
She has more petite bones and paws and shorter legs than her bigger sister
she has a river of white running down her back and a big bandana of white .
All of her shots in the puppy booster series have been completed
here she is next to a same age tri colored puppy , her paws and bone structure are very petite and light weight.
we are looking for a very special home for her where she is safe and pampered like the little princess she is :)
Cody studies and holds his current favorite puppy while he reads ... Miss C. comes along with tiny tink and takes him for a comparision shot so folks can
see the size difference at the same age of a standard vs mini puppy . Trent has since found a great home near us in Waxhaw with a single mom and her boys he already had plenty of practice studying and watching tv and video games so they thought he'd be perfect for the boys to enjoy !
Family Raised Beagle Puppies are wonderful additons to the home.
Tinkerbell has a wonderfully short, less shedding coat!
Ruby's Jared Silver Male with a
blaze has been claimed by Fisher family!
Jared as a newborn and growing up
Ruby's Bleu Silver Boy was adopted by return family the Strattons
who already have 2 of our sunshine acres beagles!
Here's D-bo and Rusty, The Stratton's first two Sunshine Beagles, snuggled up together.
Bill Stratton's mom Bette Jean had adoppted her Sunshine beagle Pepper from us a few years back and her son Bill and wife Corynn came to us to adopted their own furry child D-bo then they added their second, Rusty to their pack. Now they have added their third child Bleu!
Click here to see D-Bo and Rusty growing up here and the Stratton's story
Bleu as a newborn and growing up
Pepper loves him! Delta did a great job and the first thing the agent said was what a beautiful color! Everything went perfectly. Thanks to you and the kids. Love, Bette Jean and Pepper
Thanks so much! Lots of pictures to come. Miss Pepper is going to love sharing me with a baby tonight. xoxo Bette Jean
Bette Jean watches her son and daughter in laws pup till they arrive from Mali where his current Foreign Diplomat position is
so he gets to see the Fla. sun and water on their boat ! Our Beagles love the water !
mini silver girl and runtsize tricolor girl
"Hi, I just wanted to let you know how well our new girl is doing. We named her Poppy. She did so good on the long ride home (slept most of the way). She is doing great with potty training. She has already made her way to sleeping in the bed with us :) She loves to cuddle and is so playful. She is great with my son, he just loves her. I have attached a few pictures. Hope all is well!
Thanks for everything,
she has already sent along a care package for her girlie and littermates to enjoy !
Good Afternoon Miss C and Kids,
Sorry its been so long for you guys to receive an update. Been so busy, finally have time to sit in front of a computer.
As we mentioned before we named her Piper. She is such a joy and a ball of pure energy! The 8 hour drive back home she spent the majority sleeping, so that was great. Her stomach adjusted great to the change of water, first nights she cried for attention, but now she is sleeping through the night.
This was her the first night, she was very comfortable, lol!:
She has been attending puppy school for the last 2 weeks and is making lots of friends.
My niece MJ plays High School Tennis, so Piper is enjoying all the tennis balls she finds in the house!
She enjoys cuddle-ling up on the couch and watching tv with us:
And always finds room, no matter where it is, to "try" to take a nap, the constant camera flashes interrupt her. hahaha.
I think by now though, she realizes what the camera does, and starts to pose!
She likes being outdoors as well, but with the amazing spring weather we've been having, we haven't had much time to take her out to the parks and the beach. So those pictures are sure to come your way!
Thanks again for the opportunity to adopt this amazing girl!
Carmen, Nat, MJ & the rest of the family
Ruby's Tri Boy is
spoken for now by a family who asked to be approved to adopt him from
New Port Richey Florida !
Hi Miss C
He favorite spot to be is right next to us on the couch.
Silver Runtsize Boy was adopted by the Canada family!
Hi Miss Christina!
I wanted to let you know how well Harper (my son renamed him after his favorite baseball player, Bryce Harper) is adjusting to his new home. He is such a bundle of energy and makes us laugh all the time!!! He had no trouble adjusting to his new surroundings. In fact, he walked in like he owned the place : ) I brought him to work for the first time Friday and everyone fell in love with him and wants me to bring him back every day. Here's a few pics - that last one, he was just about to fall asleep, so I tucked him in, so adorable!!
Thanks again for everything!
The Canada Family
Abigail's "Leo" aka "Tristan" Silver Male was
adopted by the Williscraft family!
"He is simply wonderful! Since coming home and having "normal" bm's, he has had hardly any accidents, he is getting on a schedule, and even likes to terrorize Maddie. :) She doesn't mind one bit, they chase each other around the house and play outside too, as Maddie will walk on a leash, and enjoys going outside. :) "
" I am attaching a few pictures of the "boys" for you, I will send more soon, but have been pretty busy! The one of the puppy laying in Tristan's lap is just after we surprised him with him, and the outdoors ones were taken yesterday after school. Thank you ladies so much again, and I will keep you updated! Diana W. "
Hannah as a newborn
Quincey as a newborn
Hannah growing up
Quincey growing up
Thanks so much to Robert and Patty for their generous gift of a petsmart gift card, Iams biscuits and greenies!!
Abigail's "Saylor" Silver Male has
been claimed by Krieg family!
she is a sweet little gal who enjoys following you around and cuddling with you by the fire place
or on the couch while you watch a good movie :)
she's a lil lovebug who is always friendly and happy to see you !
Bethany as a newborn and growing up...
she's smaller than her sis Holly Berry.
sweet little baby girlie already wanting to give kisses to people at this age !
she is ready to find a wonderful loving home to grow up in ,
ask for Bethany in your subject line to be considered as a good home for this sweetheart to join !
"My daughter absolutely adores her. She has decided to call her Lily. We are so happy to have her join our home! Thank you so much!!!"
"Thanks so much! Alice and I went shopping and got her a few toys, and she certainly seems to enjoy them. She is currently crashed out in my lap, though, after her eventful day.
I'll send more pictures once she's settled in.
"Lutzie", Skylar's Khaki Mini Male has been
adopted by Ashley & Dave Mitchell!
They have also now claimed their second sunshine beagle, Xerxes!
Ashley & Dave live in AL where Dave is starting a new business and Ashley is a student who will be home a lot!
They have a fenced in yard with a doggy door, and are looking forward to having their older beagle Winston pass on his experience to their newest addition!
"How it all started
I have been following your site for a couple of months now. My husband and I were looking for a puppy for my grandmother, who had to put her dog to sleep in mid August. This made me realize that it might be time for us to invest in a puppy of our own. We already have an 11 year old beagle that has been with me since he was 4 weeks old. He has always been around other dogs. We also had a black lab that we had to put to sleep in January at 14 years old. So, my beagle had been an only dog for a while. I decided to look for a puppy to adopt from a shelter for her, instead of getting one from a breeder. I wanted to do the noble thing and try to rescue a dog that might otherwise not have a chance for a good life. In my search, I found a puppy for her and an older dog (about 5 years old) that captured our hearts. On August 17th we set off to pick both dogs up.
My grandmother is very active for her age, so we were sure she could handle a new dog. We turned out to be incorrect and the dog was jumping out of her fence and she was not able to continue to chase it around the neighborhood. So, unfortunately she had to return the dog we adopted on her behalf. Since we had paid the adoption fee and to have him tested at the vet, he already had all medicine he needed paid for and they were able to offer him at a much reduced price. He was adopted shortly after the return, so all worked out well in the end for him.
About our dogs
The 5 year old neutered male beagle (Sergeant or “Sarge” as we call him) that we adopted is still with us. After adopting him, we took him to the vet and found he had heartworms. This was only after a negative test and us not believing that everything was okay with him. We took him to the emergency clinic for a second opinion, where he tested positive for heartworms. I took him back to our vet the next week and they confirmed the positive test. The next week we began treatment. He got his last two shots at the beginning of October and goes back tomorrow for them to listen to his heart and make sure he can be released for exercise, since they have to rest for the entire time they are undergoing the heartworm treatment to prevent any further harm. This is only one the problems we are facing with him.
Often times the beagle rescue has told us that they sadly end up with dogs who have health issues such as heartworm, becuase the previous owner didn't invest the time of money to properly care for their beagle. We admire people like Ashley who go the extra mile for rehabilitating a dog from an unknown background.
They have been working with a dog trainer to help Sarge become better integrated with their existing dog and comfortable in their home,
My 11 year old neutered male beagle (Winston) was purchased at pet store when he was just 4 weeks old. I was younger then and did not know of the problems associated with buying from pet stores. He is like my child. He has slept in the bed with me and now us for his entire life. The trainer says he is very well balanced. He had a senior work up back in March and had some abnormally high blood test results for liver and kidney values. I took him to Memphis to see the specialists and he is now on blood pressure medicine. He kidney values have come down to normal and we are monitoring the liver values. He was very overweight back when he was 5 and tore ligaments in both his knees. We took him to Memphis then to have the surgery and he has been as good as new since. He gets walked about 2 miles every day. When it too hot or cold, I have taught him to walk on the treadmill with no leash. He would like to be able to play with another dog some, but Sarge doesn’t understand how to play with other dogs yet.
Since Winston is such a good dog, and so well trained (the trainer was surprised when she kept him for two days on her 13 acre property and could walk him off leash) I would like for him to be able to pass some of his good behavior on to a puppy. I don’t want something to happen to Winston before he can pass some of wisdom on to another dog. Although, Sarge is taking some cues from Winston. A few times that Winston has seen something in the backyard and gone out the dog door to howl about it, Sarge has followed and howled with him. I also feel that maybe if Sarge saw how Winston interacted with another dog, he would learn more quickly what he is supposed to do. I feel like it is not fair to Winston, having been around other dogs his entire life, not to have another stable dog that he can be friends with. For all these reasons and that I think it is the right time in our life, I believe one of your puppies would be a great addition to our household.
My name is Ashley. My husband is David (Dave). He is 35 years old and I will be 31 years old in one month. We currently live in Muscle Shoals, AL. Until about a month ago, he was the president of a large glass company in Memphis, TN. He is now working on starting a business with his best friend, while doing some consulting work. He is very much a business minded guy. I was laid off a couple of years ago. I am currently going back to school for electrical engineering. Who knows, I might get my masters and teach college for the excellent hours and flexibility they have. I am currently only taking 2 classes because of all the time needed to try and rehabilitate our recently adopted dog. My schedule is currently adaptable to the needs of our animals. We have been married for 6 years and together for 8 years. We have no plans to have children. Our beagles are our children. We like the freedom of being able to travel and do things just the two of us.
Taking care of the new puppy
We have a fenced in back with a dog door leading to a covered patio in the fence. We will probably initially try the bathtub thing you suggest with the bed at one end and newspaper at the other. If we ever moved, a fence and dog door would be a requirement before the dogs and I would join Dave at a new house. I can’t believe we ever lived without the dog door, now that we have one."
We also love doggy doors and think it is great for a pethome to have!
We have dog steps leading to both couches in the living room, the bed in our room, and the ottoman upstairs in front of the window, where Winston often goes to look out and make sure nothing funny is going on the neighborhood. We have a dog bed for each dog in the living room.
We take Winston to an internal medicine specialist at Memphis Veterinary Specialists. We will take Sarge to the dentist there, as they can do root canals and crowns and lots more than a regular vet can do. If the puppy ever needed special medical care, we already have a relationship established with several specialists at this great facility.
As mentioned earlier, my schedule is flexible for the dog’s needs. Right now I am only gone for about 4 hours 2 days a week. My husband is also home a lot now, since he is working on starting a business and not having to travel back and forth to Memphis every week. When we do go on vacation, we board the dogs with our trainer, Jane. Winston has never boarded at the vet, unless he was there for a medical procedure. Jane is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). She has traveled all over the world rehabilitating different kinds of animals. We are very fortunate to have someone like her in our area. She doesn’t use kennels. She keeps the dogs in her house and takes them on two walks around her 13 acre property a day. After the first of the year, we will probably be taking the dogs out to her property at least once a month to help Sarge get more socialized and hopefully over his fear of everything."
We thought it was neat to hear about their local in-home boarding. We also do that here for our beagles only, they stay in our home and have a big fenced in backyard to romp and play with the other sunshine beagles!
Our customers feel this is much better than going into cement floor chainlink kennels
We joke with folks its like they get to have their own vacation too, with their first family and we love seeing how our babies have grown up ! :)
" If the perfect puppy came along, the earliest we can take one is January. If you had a puppy come along that captured our hearts or one that you knew would match my preferences, we would definitely not want to pass him up as long as it is January before he needed to come home. We will be going on a cruise the last week in November. Next, we go to Jamaica every year for 10 days in December. We get back the day before Christmas Eve. Have all the family stuff for two days, and then we go stay with my mom until after the 1st of the year. She has dogs and we can bring ours, but I feel we need more time before taking a puppy with us to someone else’s house.
Color, Gender, and Marking preferences
COLOR and GENDER
We would like Khaki male. I am just partial to the guys, I guess.
MARKINGS and NOSE COLOR
I would like for him to have a blaze, as both of
my current beagles do. I don’t want open
markings. I would really love it if his nose
would stay more to the pink side. Both the
beagles I have now have the pinkish or liver
(whatever they call it) colored noses. I am
including pictures of them so you can see a
little about our house, us, and our dogs. I am
not sure if most khaki color beagles have this
kind of nose or not. In some of the pictures on
your site, the older khaki beagles look to have
darker noses. This could just be a result of the
lighting. I am not sure that you can predict the
coloring of the nose overtime. I thought that
maybe since you had been doing this for so long,
you would know what traits in the parents would
lend themselves to the puppy having this
Winston Relaxing on the couch
Sarge After using the doggie stairs to get on the couch . Where Sarge sleeps, at the foot of our bed.
Even though there is bed for each of them, both boys sharing a bed.
" thanks so much for taking the time to read my “book” that I have sent you. I wanted to be sure to include all the information you were looking to find out. I apologize if it has taken up your entire morning or afternoon to get through my email. Please let me know if you need any other info. If not, and you believe we would be a good match for one of your puppies, let me know how to proceed with the deposit.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you the Ashley for the personalized MM's, we had never seen those before but they are so neat!
There are two different Grace beagle faces and a "Sunshine Acres" M&M's in there :)
Thanks so much to Ashley Mitchell!!!!!
Ashley has been sending along wonderful care for us and our beagles here at Sunshine Acres- one day a big bed and 6 big boxes of Iams Biscuits arrived, a nice container for dog food and a big 40 lbs bag of Eukanuba Small Breed Puppy food!!!!
Ashley has sent another care package, and it truly feels like Christmas around here!
Ashley and her hubby had us hold onto her baby a bit longer while they went on their annual vacation to Jamaica Couples Resort
Lutzie loves his new mommy!
Ashley checks out the MM's she sent with Grace's face on them- and Grace looks on proudly.
The Mitchells bring more gifts for Sunshine Acres!!
Bunches of big beds for the doggies, a hide the treat game, and clothes from Jamaica!! Coffee from Jamaica too!
Grace modeling again :)
I also attached a pic of his cage area and him lounging on Winston, our 11 year old.
Sarge (the rescue) is in memphis waiting to have surgery monday, but Lutzie and Sarge were getting to be good friends before we took sarge to memphis. Lutzie went with us to memphis and slept the whole way and then even slept while we were in the surgeon's office talking. Everyone thought he was just adorable. I forgot to bring your cards with me, but i will when we pick sarge up next friday.
Lutzie is such a good puppy. He even went out in the rain tonight to use the yard! Earlier today he was in his cage eating a bone and started whining. I picked him up and took him outside. He peed and came back in the dog door and then went to his cage and started whining and scratching at it. I put him back in it and he went right back to eating his bone.. He would much rather go outside than on the pee pee pads in his cage. He just uses the pads once at night and goes outside the rest of the time.
"Couldn't have asked for a better baby. He loves to sleep with our other boys. He wakes up from a nap, goes hurry up outside, plays for 45 minutes or so, and then wants to nap again. I have already taught him to sit. Incredibly smart little guy!
Hopefully everything is going well for you guys. Hope the Jamaica stuff fit everyone. I sent a bag of puppy food for you guys as a thank you for giving us such a great little baby :) it should arrive on wednesday. Do you need puppy or adult food more? What kind of adult food do you feed your doggies?
Since Bethany is Lutzie's sister and she has not been claimed yet, I thought I would sent some of the things that are Lutzie's favorite toys and chew things for her to enjoy. I guess if she wants to share with Tinsel or another puppy, she is welcome to spread the fun around. If someone claims her and takes her home before the package arrives, you can just pass it along to next puppy that needs some fun things to play with. Should be delivered on Tuesday. I will send you the shipment confirmation with the exact delivery date as soon as Amazon sends it to me.
These are the items I ordered for her:
Delivery Estimate: Tuesday February 5, 2013 by 8:00pm
Hope this helps!
Here at Sunshine Acres, Bethany receives her goodies from her brother's family and shows off her new sweater!
and plays with her toys!
Lutzie looking at his sister Bethany and Christi on the website!
Here are a few pics of Lutzie. The last 4 show him looking at your website, his sister Bethany specifically. I think in the last one he was trying to share his bone with her!
(Lutzie sets his little bone down next to his sister's pictures trying to share it with her!)
I just sent you 3 emails with pics of Lutzie. The last one has some of him in a blue sweater like the pink one I ordered for Bethany, his sister. His is an X-small. I got her a small because his is getting to be a little short now that he is growing so fast! Please let me know if you don't receive all the pics and I will try to resend. I tried to not make the emails too big to go through. I just got your email on my phone. I am sooo glad you liked the pics. I thought it was really cute too! It was right before I decided to order those things for Bethany. I was looking at your site and Lutzie just would not leave the computer alone with his sister on it. Maybe Bethany should thank him a little too for reinforcing my decision to send her a few things :)"
Here are a few pics that I had on my phone and haven't sent to you guys yet. The last one is Lutzie sleeping with my 11 year old, 15 inch beagle, Winston. I could barely get Lutzie in the picture with Winston taking up so much of it!
Lutzie is doing great. He is a very smart puppy. He goes to daycare with dog trainer every Wednesday for socialization. She always says she is amazed at how confident he is. This has to come from the great way you raised him, exposing him to more than just a pen in a backyard. She says that everyone that comes out to pick their dog want to take him home with them. I saw it one day when I was there to pick him up... A mom with 2 kids were picking up their 8 month old puppy(some kind of terrier). The kids wanted nothing to do with their dog and just wanted to pet Lutzie. Saying "Our dog is not this calm. She just runs around and jumps all the time." The mom asked where I got him. I told her I did a lot of research to find the right place to get a puppy. She said that she wished she had done that also. I am sure they love their puppy, but she is not a Sunshine Acres puppy, and that makes all the difference... He is pretty much housebroken now, at 16 weeks :), unless it is raining out. He loves the dog door. Every day that it is nice outside, he goes out and plays in the backyard, taking a few breaks to come inside, crawl in my lap, and take a little nap. He knows sit, down, stay, come, shake, high five, and we are currently working on wave.
"Just wanted to send you an update before you got too busy with the new springtime babies arriving. Hopefully our next little baby will arrive soon, if he hasn't already :) I know Lutzie will be sooooo excited when our next baby gets to come home, as the older dogs don't want to play quite as much he does. I hope the email I sent you Thursday morning about our timeframe and preferences did come through to you. I sent it from my cell phone while at school, so let me know if you didn't get it and I will resend.
Keep up the great work raising those special little cuties for all of us to enjoy!!!
March3rd: "Sometimes, something just speaks to you, like our adopted baby, Sarge (the rescue beagle). Lord, if I had known all that we would go through with him, well I probably would have adopted him anyway, but it has not been easy. So many health issues, it has been hard for us to deal with the behavior issues, which is really only that he is scared of soooooooo many things. I just can't understand how anyone can treat a dog, especially a beagle that way to make him so scared of everything.
Not to discourage anyone from adopting, but this is what we have gone through with Sarge:
August - adopted him, found out he had heartworms and whipworms
September - started treatment for heartworms, he had to be on crate rest and was so anxious we couldn't put him in a crate without him breaking out, contacted behavior specialist
October- second round of heartworm treatment, should have been continued crate rest, but he would stay in crate, so we had to be home to watch him.
November - heartworm treatment over, yea!!!! Took to a doggie dentist, had to have 8 teeth removed from all the abscesses he had. Dentist said he probably was in pain 24 hours a day before this happened.
December - We were out of town/country, torn ACL.
January - Took to specialist, fixed knee. Found out he is actually, 7-8 years old instead of 4-5 years old based on eye aging of specialist instead of teeth aging by regular vet.
February - recovery from knee surgery. Took to internal medicine specialist, because of consistent cough. She thinks it is from heartworms, but not sure yet without more tests.
March - recovery from knee surgery; bone is healing well, but not completely healed yet. Have to go in 9 weeks for more x-rays.
I know that you always say on your website that people don't know what there getting into when they get a dog with an unknown background. I will say that doing the "noble thing" has cost us a lot of money so far, at least $7,000. When you look at that amount compared to what you charge for a puppy, it is hardly a decision at all. Of course, we would not trade Sarge for anything at this point. We are committed to giving him at least a few good years of life. Just thought you might be able to pass this insight to some other people. I would not want to discourage anyone from adopting, but they need to know what they might be getting into when they do adopt.
I am very happy to be dealing with someone that i know cares about their dogs. So, I know I would absolutely love any puppy you would bless us with. I just know with you I can specify color/markings and all of your puppies personalities are miles ahead of anyone else who ever thought about breeding beagles :) You definitely do the breed justice."
"Just wanted to send you these pics that my husband had sent to me.
1st and 2nd pics are of our three boys sleeping on the couch together. Winston, is suppose to be lemon, who knows that is what he was registered as though. Winston is 11 years old, 15 inches and 32 lbs. Sarge, our adoptee, I think is chocolate. He is between 7 and 8 years old, 13 inches, and 24 lbs. And last but, definitely not least, Lutzie. Lutzie is a little over 8 lbs now at 4 months old. I thought maybe seeing them all together would give you a better idea of what we already have. And maybe a clue as to why I am a little more drawn to the easier to spot unique colors. It is pretty easy to notice all the ones we have are unique colors. Lutzie is the first one that I looked for a unique color on. I just lucked into the other two.
The 3rd pic is of Lutzie's little play area, so you can see where he is in the 4th one. He is not spoiled at all :)
The 4 pic is when Lutzie fell asleep in his toy box. My husband said he got out of the shower, and knew he had put Lutzie in his cage area. He kept looking for him, but said that when Lutzie's head was down he was flush with the toy box and just looked like a toy. When Lutzie finally woke up and lifted his head, my husband said he just had to get a pic to send to me.
We still keep the pee pee pad in his cage area, but he has not used it in weeks. He goes outside. I think it time we take it out. We definitely will not need to buy and more pee pee pads for the new puppy, as Lutzie has so many left over. He did so much better than I ever thought a puppy could with housebreaking! I don't know how you do it :)
I will be sending you something soon for March for the puppies. I am working on getting a care package put together for when we claim our new little one. I just had midterms last week, so everything has kind of been on hold. Just now trying to get caught up with everything not school related.
Take care :)
"Last group of pics. I was doing school work the other night. I knew both the dogs were next to me on the couch, but I didn't realize how they were sleeping. Sarge had laid his head on Lutzie. They were both snoring and loving their nap buddy. I thought they were just so cute!
You can kind of see Sarge's messed up ear in the pic. The vet says it looks like someone glued it together where it looks bent. Must have happened when he was pretty young because it wound up growing together like that :( Don't know if you would have noticed or not, but wanted to explain incase you did. People can be so cruel. He is a really sweet dog.
I am done bothering you with pics for today :) Tell me if I am sending too many. Hope our new baby arrives soon :)
I ordered you some small breed Eukanuba food and more bully sticks. They should ship on Monday and deliver to you on Wednesday this week. Just a heads up, so you can be looking out for it.
I sent my puppy care package today:) Looks like it will be delivered on Wednesday. I was trying to get it sent out last week, but had to wait on everything I ordered to arrive. I would've just sent it straight to you, but didn't want you to have to receive several little packages. Most of it arrived on different days and in different packages. I included the link for you to track if needed. I just a sent a bed, some toys, and a few teething treats for our whoever our new little guy turns out to be:)
Lutzie is still doing wonderfully. I think he wants us to claim Kiki's baby. The quicker he can have a friend closer to his age to play with, the happier he will be:) He was not thrilled today, as it rained most of the day and he had to play inside. He just loves playing in the backyard on pretty days. I have two dog cots outside in the backyard and he will take breaks and nap on them in the sun looking adorable:) His eyes are just the most gorgeous things in the sun!!!
Hope to claim a little guy soon and start anticipating the homecoming day:)
"Lutzie went to daycare today. When he got home, we gave him a bath and fed him. I also put a new handwarmer in his dog and changed the batteries out the beating heart in his dog. He got up once to go outside and pee, but has been napping in his crate ever since. Such a little sweetie pie!!!
The Mitchells have now claimed their second sunshine beagle, Xerxes by Kiki!
"I thank you for all that you do to raise the best little puppies ever!!! My dog behavior specialist consistently says that Lutzie is the best puppy that comes to daycare:) She says he is so confident and well behaved. I will be going out there next Wednesday, during spring break to observe and help her during daycare. Maybe I will have some more first hand experience to share after then. I know everyone in our neighborhood thinks he is the cutest thing they have ever laid eyes on:) We think so too!
We appreciate all that you do!!!
Athena's "Sol" Orange Male
with a lot of white and a big round orange spot on his side has been
claimed by Mickey and Diana from Jacksonville FL!
Sol is on the left
and his runtsize brother Whitman on the right
Thanks so much to Mickey and Diana for bringing along a bag of Eukanuba Puppy to help us raise up all our little ones around here, we go through a lot of it and its so helpful when our extended family is so thoughtful!!
Athena's "Whitman" Orange Runt Boy is
claimed by the Storey family!
Sol is on the left Whitman is on the right
he had been claimed by a family wanting a larger size beagle , when we told them we thought he would be smaller they switched to Maisy's bigger orange and white boy Sparky
Whitman as a newborn and growing up
his new family said he reminds them of their previous buddy :) !
such a sweet little gal :)
she is a very sweet little lady and we know the Yarter family will enjoy her !
Destiny and Valencia on one of the kids blankets that the Yater family sent for us to use for our babies!
Ms. C Destiny is home now and we can not even begin to say how PERFECT she is!!!! The boys adore her and she has displayed the spunk we wanted but also the genuine affection and tenderness! WE LOVE HER!!!! Thank you for everything! We will send more pics tomorrow!!
This is me and our second son Prestan with her!
Athena's Chocolate Girl is claimed now by a repeat customer who is getting her as a surprise for a relative who cant get enough of her sunshine beagles :)
now she will have one of her own to enjoy too !!
we appreciate all the great families who asked about her...
she is going to be a surprise . we hope youll continue to watch for another favorite to ask about or better yet ask to join the waiting list and have first dibs on the cutie you fall for !
Athena's Orange Female with two spots on the top of her head is claimed by the Goss family from High Springs Florida.
her new family is coming up from fla. to meet with us at the charlotte airport park like area where we plan to meet with others coming in by airline from Birmingham , and driving from Virginia to meet us there as well ... busy day ahead friday for Athena's litter heading to various parts of the country ..
two of her boys are flying to new homes too:) via United Petsafe .
thanks for your interest in this sweet girlie everyone ... she's been claimed now by a family in line for tri girls who asked to switch their preference and get this doll baby who had stolen their hearts for Valentines day and come to the mountains of Nc. to see some snow all in the same trip up while they had time off .
we were happy to see them get the one they wanted and it all work out so well for their visit to North Carolina .
we met with the Goss family in Charlotte at the airport right before her brother's new mom flew in and met with us from AL.
they got to let her brother sit in the bed they brought for her so his scent was on it and she'd have something familiar in her new home.
"Hi there! Just wanted to give you all an update on how things are going with Athena's beautiful daughter. After a long weekend in the mountains, we finally named our little beauty-Abigail Caroline Molli Goss. :) The kids couldn't decide on just one name. Anyway, she was a hit on the trails and we told everyone where we found our little sweetie. Abbi went to Linville Falls, visited the caverns (inside my jacket most of the time), and relaxed by the roaring fire of the cabin.
Abbi has the sweetest personality and LOVES to cuddle. She has trained very well and is getting close to being house broken. She has the prettiest "sit" and does an adorable little head tilt when we talk to her."
"We are so happy with her and I will send you a few pictures to show you how much she is changing. What a beauty!!!
The Goss Family
Jason , Kelli, Thomas and Ryan
p.s. i have to tell you, we take so many pictures of her, it was really hard to narrow it down.
p.s.s. today, our alarm went off in the house and ADT called and eventually sent police to our house. turns out, our little houdini figured out how to climb out of her baby gated area in the master bathroom and escaped into the rest of the house. No Accidents. No destruction at all. Just made us think that there was a burglar in the house. The police said that they couldn't find any intruders, just a baby beagle who had learned how to climb. :) smart little cookie. :)"
Maisy's "Sparky" Orange Boy
has been adopted by the Vichot family from CA
They had originally chosen Madison's chocolate boy, but told us they really wanted a bigger beagle and asked to claim Whitman by Athena, thinking she was one of our larger dogs. As homecoming time approached we let them know in our opinion Whitman was going to be smaller than his littermates, and suggested they consider Sparky. After seeing his pictures they agreed that he was just what they were wanting and he flew home to join their family in Downey CA!
"Good evening my name is Ricardo It's about 5 o'clock pm California time I am very interested in purchasing 1 of your orange and white beagle Or. A chocolate Beagle I love your website. I have never seen an orange or a chocolate Beagle They look awesome I'm looking for a standard size.
We have a nice big backyard with a six-foot block walk all the way around we have 3 children Boys .A 5 year old an 11 year old and a 17 year old we are a pretty active going out family we pretty much live in the parks with baseball an sports for my kids so you can see the Beagle will get plenty of family time with us.
We've had a lab for 13 and a half years and unfortunately our buddy Charlie passed away 6 months ago it was very hard for the kids he was a great dog all our friends really loved our dog Charlie. my kids have been asking me for another dog and I told them okay it was time to get another puppy and when we found your website they were in love with your dogs."
"Sparky is here great looking puppy wow you can't really appreciate them until you see.them in person he is alsome once again thank you Mrs C and Christi will be sending pic's soon
Maisy's Tricolor Runt Boy
is claimed by the Kent family
they joined our waiting list for a sunshine beagle puppy saying they wanted a solid head
tri colored runtsize male .. they've passed on some other tri boys we offered them that had blazes etc. till this little guy came along ..
and when he was being born Miss Christina said this ones for the Kent family and sure
enough - they said he was perfect and are so excited to claim him to join their family.
he is spoken for now.
Lacy's "Carson" Silver Boy
has been claimed by the Anderson family, who already has sunshine beagle
"Allie" daughter of Lady- Lacy's mom!
Two mini girls on left, Nano girl on the right
picking up their baby Gabby
They brought toys for Bethany and Tinsel !
We just wanted to let you know that Gabby is in her new home. The drive home went very well. Gabby was excellent. She is settling in too. Since the days are warm and sunny, she has been outside playing. She is already doing her peepee and poopie outside all day long. She does well at giving us signals that she has to go out. We set her up in a small alcove next to the kitchen, but I don't think she liked it. Today we found her asleeep in her crate. She went in all by herself! I am just so amazed that she is so calm, but also so lovable and playful. She just loves to give lots of kisses.
Thank you all again for doing an amazing job of nurturing these little babies!. We just love her!
Elaine and Dave
Can't get enough of our beagle puppies? ;)
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from our Happy Families 2012