goodwithdogs - Good With Dogs
badwithdogs - Bad With Dogs
needsanotherdog- Needs Another Dog
shy - Shy
goodwithcats - Good With Cats
badwithcats - Bad With Cats
goodwithkids - Good With Kids
badwithkids - Bad With Kids
likescar - Good In Cars
badinacar - Bad In Cars
willpottyonleash - Will Potty On Leash
willnotpottyonleash - Will Not Potty On Leash
goodinapartment - Good In Apartments
notgoodinapartments - Bad In Apartments
housetrained - Housetrained
workingonhousetraining - Working on Housetraining
needsafence - Needs A Fence
doesnotneedafence - Does Not Need A Fence
fencejumper - Fence Jumper
likestodig - Likes To Dig
couchpotato - Couch Potato
highenergy - High Energy
cratetrained - Crate Trained
specialneeds - Special Needs
Chika Featured Popular Good with DogsNeeds Another DogGood with CatsDoes not Potty on a LeashHousetrainedCrate TrainedLikes to ride in the carNeeds a fenced yardCouch Potato
Gender: Female Age: 11 years - AARB Status: Available
Sponsored By:
Anne Sharfman.

I’m Chika, and I’m one of those AARBs (Amazing Assortment of Retired Beagles) you may have heard about. I’m a sweet older lady, 11 and a half years old to be precise, and on the smaller side (13 inches high, 22 pounds). I generally want to be where my people are, either on the couch with them or sleeping on a bed nearby. (Oh, and don’t be surprised, I may be small but I have a BIG snore!). I love my crate, and will happily sleep there overnight and when my people go out. I’m pretty quiet most of the time, really only barking when there might be food involved. If I didn’t do that, how would you know I was a beagle, right? At least my foster dads say I have a good singing voice.

I came to Midwest BREW from South Bend, Indiana, where my family kept me out in the yard too much. I still like to wander in the yard, but I’d far rather stay inside with you. I’m not at all shy with people—in fact, everyone I’ve met says I’m just adorable. I do need to have another dog around, just to let me know I’m doing the right things. I love my foster sister, and even got a bit zoomy with her, chasing around the yard and the house. It was fun! I walk well on a leash, but haven’t figured out I could potty while out on those walks. As far as I’m concerned, the yard is for potty and the walks are for SNIFFING. (Foster dad note—Chika is housetrained. She prefers to follow our other dog down the stairs and into the yard, but she will ask to go out on her own when nature calls. Her signals are a bit subtle, though, so it helps to take her out several times during the day. She took a few weeks to establish her preferred potty spots. Chika is comfortable going up and down stairs up to 6 steps several times a day. She can handle longer flights very occasionally. She will do best in a home with no stairs or with flights of no more that 6 steps.)

My foster home has one of those cat things, and except for sticking my nose in her face once, I’ve left her alone. Getting hissed at probably helped me figure that out quickly. You don’t want to leave the cat food accessible because of that beagle/food thing, but I know enough not to bother the cat.

I don’t really understand dog toys, nor do I try to make toys out of your stuff. I’m learning some commands, especially “sit” and “come here”, but I think you’ll have to work with me more on that. Just be patient with me and I’ll get there. I ride well tethered or crated in the car, not fussing at all, but I do get a bit urpy sometimes. I’ll come to you with some Cerenia to help me not have to deal with that.

I’m looking for a family with another beagle and a soft bed. If you’d like to meet me, please contact Midwest BREW to talk to my foster family.

NOTE: Dog may be located in any of our six volunteer states (WI, IL, IN, OH, PA, MI).