#10371 Big Bend

Adoption Pending
Medium-size, Male, Adult Beagle,

My name is Big Bend and I’m part of the National Parks transport. I’m guessed to be a Beagle mix. I am an 7 year old boy and weigh about 30lbs. I can't wait to get to my forever home! Is that with you? If so apply today I won’t be available for long! By choosing me, you will be getting a sweetheart - it's not bragging if it's the truth!

Big Bend (Ben/Bennie) has drastically change for the better. While he's still very aware of different noises he just cocks his head up then go about his business.
His new family should realize that he'll probably have the same fear and cautiousness but with
your patience and gentleness, he'll come around in no time!
He loves cuddling and napping and enjoys a short walk but sometimes the all of the new sights, sounds and smells are too much for him to take in so we go back home but get a little farther each time!

I am an a typical Beagle in that I'm quite as a church mouse and am a very chilled out guy. Cuddling with you will be my favorite the pastime. I like the dogs that I have meet so far but haven't met a cat yet so that's kind of up in the air at this point. I don't have any accidents in the house and if I do say so myself, I'm quite handsome. Honestly, what more could you ask for?
Big Ben has drastically change for the better, while he's ca
I have been through a lot in my life and have been given a second chance, so with that being said, it has made me very cautious and it does takes me a while to trust and come out of my shell. Strange noises and some objects freak me out a bit, so I will need slow introductions to things. There are times that I'll be in my foster Mom's back yard enjoying myself when out of the blue a strange noise or scent will scare me and this causes me to freeze up and can't move because I'm too scared. When this happens, she carries back into the house. I am getting better though, but it might be something my forever family well have to help me with. Another friendly dog in the house might help to show me that these things aren't as scary as I imagine. A quiet home, at least till I settle in, would be a big help with my decompression period. I do walk well on a leash for a little while but I scare easily and have to be carried home sometimes till I come out of my shell.

A fenced in yard that I can feel safe in would be necessary. It will take a patient adopter to understand this, but I assure you that it will be worth the wait! I look forward to hearing from you.! So come on push that apply for me you know you want to and we can start our family together....

This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Read more about heartworm disease here here

Big Bend is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has been neutered. Big Bend is currently being fostered in Oxon Hill, MD.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.