After a week with our newly adopted 8 week old Beagle, Snickers, we decided that she really is not nearly active enough for our family. I took her to the vet yesterday morning, and he gave me a reality check of what to expect from a dog that is 8 going on 9. We were hoping that her lack of interest in playing with us, being with us in the yard, or really any activity at all, (Except her walks which she loved!) would just be temporary. But she never really had any interst in moving off the couch. However, I think that we have come to terms that although she is a really sweet wonderful dog, she really is not a good fit for a family with two active 8 year old kids who were hoping to have a dog that they could play with. I sooo appreciate all the kind and thoughtful responses from those of you who addressed my concerns about her transition her age and her lack of activity. Her (former) owner doesn't have to leave the county for a few more months, so we are optimistic that she will get placed with a family that is a better fit. We are still looking for a Beagle, preferably age 1-2, (and are in Northwest Washington State) and I plan to keep in touch with this group - as it has been a great resource to me already. I hope everyone understands and doesnt think too badly of me for not keeping Snickers. I really think its the best for her as well as for us. Thanks again for everything.