Hi, everyone! My name is Tara. I live in Virginia with my husband, three kids, a German shepherd named Raider, and now a beagle! She's our first beagle. My oldest son, age 9, has wanted a beagle since he was 5. I started looking around a few months ago, and I just knew my hubby would find a Christmas puppy for me. Well, that didn't happen, but I now know it's because our beagle was patiently waiting for us to find her! I saw her on the Petfinder website and went to meet her a few days later. She and her mother were dropped off at the shelter in the middle of the night, so we don't know much about her. Her mother was adopted, so Elizabeth was on her own. She's about 1 year old. We fell in love with her immediately, but we had to wait six long days to bring her home. She's been with us for four days now, and she's starting to come out of her shell. She's such a quiet and sweet little girl! She was obviously not kept indoors before, as housetraining has been quite a challenge! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif She gets along very well with our German shepherd, though they make quite an odd-looking pair! I'm so glad I found this site and I look forward to getting to know everyone!