Hello everyone, my name is Amber and today, I am picking up my first beagle. Now, it's not my first time with beagles, I grew up around them with my parents who raised them, and they bought me one when I was younger, but you know how that goes when you are in school, ect. But, today I found my baby! I should prob begin to tell you my story! About 2 weeks or so ago, my fiance and I had a 2 year old labrador named Lacie, and was very special to us. We had her only for 2 weeks, when she developed breast cancer and other health issues. We were unable to keep her sadly. I was completely heart broken. My fiance felt bad, so he took me to the pound where we spent 3 hours looking at puppies, and I finally found one! A German Shepherd mix! She was beautiful! We spent 45 minutes in line, when they took the puppy away from us. Apparently there was a parvo outbreak. I was about to cry. They shut the center down, and we had to go home, strip, and bleach the floors, shoes, ect. Talk about depressing! Then I met this lady who had a 12 week old Lab mix, who needed a good home. I jumped through hoops for this one, doing a house inspection and references as well. I finally got the dog after 2 days, and then the next morning the lady called crying, wanting to have the dog back. WHAT?!?! Are you serious? She showed up at my door with $300 dollars in cash and said please, take this and get the dog you want and please let us have our puppy back? I agreed because I didn't also want her to go though what I did. So, this is where the long searching went for the perfect beagle. I finally found a reputable breeder here about 2 hours from my town, and I sent them an email. I was guessing that there prices were high and it was at least worth a shot. Told them my whole situation. Would you believe that the breeder called me up and said you can have this puppy for $250, we like to also help people out. We sell enough pups to make up for it. They are normally $500! I started to cry! I will not only have a beagle, but she is ACK Reg and everything! I am so excited! I thought her name was Cassidy, so we had tags made for her, but come to find out, Cassidy is the bitches name, not the puppies! haha! We have decided to keep that name. We have not met her, but seen pictures. She does have an umbilical hernia, but that's no big deal, I can handle that when the time comes. Sorry for the long story! I have to leave now to get her, will update when I get my baby!