Peggy Hanson decided to adopt a mixed breed because her purebred had died of cancer and she thought a mutt would be healthier. She spotted a dog named Priscilla at Humane Society at Happypaws Farm, who was listed as a Beagle/Hound mix. Perfect, she thought.
When Peggy met Priscilla, the dog was much larger than she expected. “She set her paws on my knees as I sat in the meeting area and stared into my eyes. That was it!” Peggy says. “We adopted her.”
The family changed her name to Rosie and she settled right in. Curious about her breed mix, Peggy started looking at breed photos online and found pictures of Treeing Walker Coonhounds who looked just like Rosie. “The only thing she has treed, though, are doughnuts and other baked goods,” Peggy says.
Whatever breed she is, what really counts is her personality.
“She has been sweet and tolerant of our bossy Beagle-Dachshund mix,”
Peggy says, “very gentle with our rabbits, loves her walks and romps,
learns new tricks all the time, and we are so blessed to have her in our
The blessing is mutual.