The world was shocked after 4,000 beagle dogs were rescued from the research facility Envigo. Now, they are both adjusting to their new lives and can finally relax and be a dog.
Dory was one of the dogs rescued from the Envigo breeding facility and taken away by the Triangle Beagle Rescue and 128 other dogs. She came here with her eight puppies and was very dedicated to taking care of them. Her rescuers quickly realized that being a mom was the only life she knew.
“At the age of 3, Dolly was in a facility where she had babies and really didn’t know how to ‘keep a dog,'” Dolly’s adoptive mother, Amy Adams, told The Dodo. “She’s focused on taking care of those babies. I’m looking forward to when she’ll break free from this job and become a normal playful girl and family companion.”
As Dolly settles into her foster home, her foster family has been working hard to help her learn how to be a dog. After she stole a wool dryer ball from the dryer and started playing with it, her adoptive mother decided to buy her some toys of her own. Almost immediately, Dolly fell in love with a green alligator stuffed toy and refused to put it down.
Dolly started taking her new alligator toy with her – when it came time to eat, she took her new toy and tried to enjoy her food without putting it down.
Since Dolly had never played with toys before, she didn’t understand why she couldn’t eat while playing with toys. She’s still learning, but luckily it’s been sweet and lovely, and her foster family loves watching her come out of her shell more and more every day.
“She’s a sweet, comfortable, quiet girl, but so playful and energetic,” Adams said. “Her tail never stops wagging.”
Dolly is still obsessed with her toy alligator, taking it and other toys everywhere she goes, and can’t wait to play with more as her new life goes on.
Dolly wasn’t ready for adoption, but once she was, rescuers already had a long list of people eager to adopt the Envigo Beagle. Soon, she will be relaxing in her forever home and just need to focus on play and be just a dog for the rest of her life.
“She was such a lovely, loving girl,” Adams said. “I hope she finally finds someone to spend time with and let her play with!”