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Home Found – Kody

Kody has found a loving new home in Tauranga.  Thank you to everyone who was interested in adopting Kody.

If you are interested in adopting Kody, please contact our Adoption Coordinator Terry Humphries on 021 274 9145 or by email at adaptablesigns@xtra.co.nz

Here’s what Kody’s person has to say about him:
Kody will be 5 this September.  I have had him since he was a puppy, he’s a pedigree from Sarangrave Beagles.  He is the perfect, smoochiest most wonderful little guy and this is absolutely heart breaking for me.

He loves:

  • Stealing socks
  • Cuddles
  • Food
  • More cuddles
  • Drives in the car
  • Adventures in new places
  • Attempting to bury the socks he stole (even if its just to bury them in the couch)
  • Sleeping in the big bed
  • ‘Making’ the bed
  • Food
  • Cuddles
  • Blankets
  • Off leash runs at the beach and the park

He dislikes:

  • Running in the rain (he will walk annoyingly and shake often)
  • Baths
  • Not getting cuddles
  • Being woken up when it’s cold & getting made to go outside to go to the bathroom. (Can hardly blame him)
  • Getting his nails clipped. Actually, he doesn’t like it when you play with his paws

He is incredibly quiet. Has only howled a handful of times in play.  Only ever barks when playing or when the other dog we had would bark (she was very chatty and he would occasionally join in).

He’s sweet and gentle, but can get a little grouchy on rare occasions if you disrupt his comfort. We got our second dog (a large lab x) as a puppy when he was 3. He started getting a little protective over food after that, but only when she was around.

He loves kids (their faces are usually covered in food and they’re lower to the ground for him!).  He loved our cat.  He loves people at home, but if he’s out for a walk he’s not interested in them because there’s too many smells to be sniffed!

He is neutered, microchipped, registered, and all vaccinations are up to date.

No known health problems. The only issue we have is with his anal glands – they need expressing sometimes more than others.   (This is a beagle thing).

His weight is usually quite good.  The vet has always commented on his good health.

He’s really good off leash. We only do it at the beach & parks, but he doesn’t like to stray too far from me, and will almost always come when called… eventually. Still, pretty good for a beag.

He has had basic training. He will sit, stay, wait, lie down & ‘dance’ and certainly knows my tone if its a no. He’s very much a people dog, and a total Mumma’s boy.

He is really good at being alone. Incredibly low maintenance as long as he gets sufficient attention when you see him. But happily entertains himself all day long while you’re at work without barking at neighbours or destroying anything.

Totally house trained.

He’s always been an inside dog and will get whiny if you try to leave him outside for too long. He would be best suited in a house where he can be part of the family. I’ve always put a fence/pen around his bed at night to keep him in, otherwise he sneaks up to my bed. And he’s persistent!