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Beau Foxhound & Hound Mix Elgin, IL

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Tricolor (Brown, Black, & White)


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
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Meet Beau

FOSTERED IN: Elgin, IL 60124
WEIGHT: 60lbs
KIDS: 14+
DOGS: Some

Beau was found as a stray in rural NE Louisiana. When he was found, he had ear infections, was underweight, heartworm positive, and had an old eye injury leaving him blind in one eye. We believe he may have been a discarded hunting dog.

Beau’s foster home describes him as inquisitive, goofy, loving, and patient. Our vet has given Beau a 5 star review as he is very sweet and easy to handle. He is friendly with everyone and was a very good boy having his nails trimmed and having his painful ears cleaned out. They may have even said he was perfect, but we’re trying to keep that from him so it doesn’t go to his head. Beau is currently being treated for heartworm and will need to remain on activity restrictions through early May. Once he is cleared for exercise we feel that Beau will thrive on long walks outside including (on leash) trips to trails and forest preserves. This rural southern boy might feel most at home in a suburban or rural home as he likely won’t love big city life. He’s generally good on leash and likes to meander following his nose. Beau is very food motivated and is doing well learning some house-pet tricks: sit, down, come etc. His memory is best when you have a treat in hand.

Although Beau is being fostered in a home with 3 other dogs, we feel that Beau will do best in a home with a calm easy going female dog or as an only dog. He can be protective of his food with both people and pets, and occasionally will use his body to box out the other dogs when he’s getting love and attention. The possibility of this behavior is why we will require homes with children 14+. In general he is very friendly with everyone. He has been very polite and friendly around other dogs while on leash outside of the home and might enjoy going to dog-friendly venues with his adopter. Beau is used to being crated when alone and also at bed time. He goes in willingly and only whines for a few minutes and quickly quiets down as soon as he stops hearing anyone. He has been crated alone and in the bedroom with his foster family at night time and has been fine in both situations. Beau is allowed on the furniture in his foster home, but he generally prefers to find a spot on the floor.

Beau’s ideal home will not rely on having a fenced yard. He does not respect fences and will jump, climb, or use available objects to help him leave the fenced area. Beau cannot be trusted off leash, even in fenced areas. Beau is doing a great job adjusting to being a primarily indoor dog, where he may have previously spent much more time outside. Beau was finding himself overstimulated watching people pass by through the windows, but his foster has been working with our trainer and he has made great progress. His adopter should be willing to continue curbing this behavior. Beau always waits to go outside to potty.

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Beau enjoys peanut butter...with hidden pills:
Beau meets the robovac for the first time:
Beau plays in the snow with the resident dogs #1:
Beau plays in the snow with the resident dogs #2:
Beau plays in the snow with the resident dogs #3:
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