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So... we went to one of the shelters not too far from us and found the most adorable beagle! He actually isn't up for adoption yet, he just came into the shelter a few days ago and the owners have another 5 days to claim him. Then he gets neutered and gets put up for adoption. It was so cute to watch him play outside with the other dogs. He looked very playful but still submissive which is good for us if we want another. We haven't made a decision yet though and Daisy and Rocky would have to approve too
Here's a picture of him though!

 

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I say go for it if Rocky and Daisy give you the paws up! He is very cute... and think of how wonderful it would be for him to have a pack to keep him company. But then I'm really not an impartial observer, given that we just adopted our fourth beagle!
 

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a typical beagle

AROOOO

 

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How can you resist?
 

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You're asking someone with NINE beagles?? I can't even remember just having three - it's been so long! Actually I guess I can - Princess was pretty still pretty young (less than a year old) when Romeo joined us - (he was planned) - then a week later, Chloe was added to the pack - (she WASN'T planned, the vet's office called about a week after Romeo joined the pack, and said Glenda we have a client who has a little girl she can't keep - will you take her) - well, what's ONE more beagle puppy - Chloe is actually 3 weeks older than Roms - but was <span style="text-decoration: underline">less than half his size</span>. She remains the smallest beagle I've ever seen. Planned or not, she became my
the first time I saw her - and today she remains my little
! Not that I don't love each and every one of the 9 beagles that let me live here, but she is truly special. My littlest angel.

That is a very handsome young man and should make a wonderful addition to your pack! The more the merrier
 

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I have three dogs so I can't talk but... I did find three a lot more work than two. Two is manageable, easier to walk, easier to feed etc. With any more than two dogs you have a real pack. You have to be extra careful at feeding time (we feed all of ours seperately). Walks are more difficult (I do two walks, one dog at a time, our eldest dog doesn't have the same exercise requirements as the younger two). The cost is a lot more.

But if you feel its the right timing and right for you and your other dogs... go for it!
 

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I decline comment because of my inability to make an unbaised statement!!
I would introduce him to your dogs one at a time and he'll be fine.
 

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He's just adorable! I expect you have really already made up your minds if you made a trip to the shelter. I can't even go anywhere near potential adoptees! Try not to get too attached before the 5 days are up ... he looks like he is in great shape. Do you know why he ended up at the shelter?
 

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I cant see the pictures but it sounds as if he would be the perfect addition to your pack.
 

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i don't know how I'd be able to resist! if I were to luckily stumble on a beagle at a nearby shelter, my first response would be where do I sign?
 

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Thats a decision you need to look at very seriously. Financially, mentally, physically, and logistically... are you and your family (the existing pack included) capable and ready to take on a third? If so, go put your name in.
 

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Three is better than 2. The force is strong with you that is why you went to the shelter. Obey the force.(try to sound like Darth Vader when you read that part). He IS GOING HOME WITH YOU.

Enjoy
 

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I, too, think that adding a third is something that needs a lot of thought. Since we have 4 dogs, and a cat, I can tell you that vet bills can get hefty. It's sometimes stressful, too, getting them all fed without incident, etc., etc. If you're able to afford it, and if you and your present dogs can handle it, then go for it. I'm always happy to see a homeless dog find a forever home.
 

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What a gorgeous boy! Oh, I vote yes!!! But then, I have 3 dogs, a cat and a bird, so I'm probably the wrong person to ask.

Honestly, we always had the 2 labs until we got Duke last July, and we never noticed the 3rd dog being that much extra work, other than the fact that he was a beagle puppy, so that automatically meant more work in training. When Roscoe passed, we were back down to 2 and then we got Vi and brought the count back to 3, once again, we didnt' think there was a significant difference in the amount of work between 2 and 3. Expenses, yes.
 

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LOL Thank you all for your advice!!
I especially like the comments about the force. We're trying to stay objective about it, especially since he's not technically up for adoption yet.

I'm not sure how he came to be at the shelter, only that he was found, by whom I don't know. They did make the comment that he came in being in great shape. In some ways I hope is family misses him and comes to get him. As much as I liked him that really would be the best for him. He really looked like he was taken care of.

But! We'll just wait and see!
Thanks again everyone!
 

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He is sooo cute.

For us we felt that between 2 and 3 dogs there was not much of a difference except more hair and more poopoo, and betweeen 2 and 4 we felt the same. I say go for it. That's what we did with Hollywood(the 4th). It worked out perfect. If we had room we would definately get more.
 
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