Hi! My name is Jack! I need a home because my person passed away. I'm playful & I love to have my belly rubbed! I love attention & affection! I'm full of energy! I'm a very smart fellow & I learn quickly! I've lived all my life with 3 other male beagles (also available for adoption) outside as a hunting dog. But I'm ready to come in & be part of a family! I'm very affectionate & love people! Because I haven't been around young children, I will be placed in a home with older children (8-12 years) or no children. I need a home where I will have a securely fenced yard. I have been known to dig under a fence, so it needs to be secure. I will run off looking for bunnies to chase if I get loose. I've been learning to walk on a leash since I came to Nittany Beagle Rescue (have a martingale collar & that helps a lot!). Because I never went anywhere, I'm pretty timid in new situations. Because I've lived all my life outside, I will need work on housetraining & house manners. But I lived in a hutch in my old home, & so I have the idea about going outside vs. inside - so that is a very big start! Nittany Beagle Rescue can provide advice on housetraining & house manners - we actually find it easier to housetrain older dogs than puppies (older dogs focus better!). Jack seems to be good with other dogs. He will chase cats if they run, but we think if someone worked with him on that, he would stop. Jack is a big boy! He barks in a crate, but the more he has exposure to being crated, the better he is doing in them. He does better in metal crates. We need a foster home for Jack so he can start learning about living inside the home with the family. If you aren't ready to adopt, please think about fostering him!