Just be sure she is never allowed outside without supervision! She sounds like a good pet however, and I think as she matures she will be a wonderful part of the family. Be SURE that someone in the family takes her for a walk every day. We had a stray come to us one time who was a Beagle mix - Beagles are notorious for running off... they will always come back, if they don't get killed. But that's not the way to live; until we truly adopted her, I was worried every day when driving home, afraid I would find her dead on the road. She finally calmed down (not like the other dog I had years ago)____ we got her spade, etc. and she died of old age at fourteen. I also walked her every day unless it was the dead of winter; if the temps were in the teens I still did. By doing so, not only did she love her walks but it calmed her down and she didn't have the need to run off anymore. She really looked forward to her walks, and I even lost some weight by getting more exercise.GM Ponderings, Annie & All! Thanks for your advice & stories Annie & Ponderings. Our dog is really still a pup, she is 21 mos. and we did get her neutered and got all her shots. She has really tamed a lot. She will still take my daughters shoes, etc. but she doesn't chew them up she actually takes them in front of us to play and chase her. When we 1st got her she bit up everything including the corner of our wall, table legs, etc., but again she doesn't do that anymore. She is potty trained for the most part but will come in for no reason and pee on the carpet on occasion. She does follow commands like sit, lay, etc. She is smart and does tell us when she wants to go outside or takes us to her bowls to tell us she wants food or water. She really is a sweet, beautiful, dog and she doesn't bite, she's not mean at all. She has really came a long way. I was told her mother acts the same as she does. We got her from good ppl, it's my sons friends ranch. She loves being inside with us, but she also likes to run on her ventures. She was starting to be good and only running across the street or next door to play with the neighbors dogs, then coming home for the most part. However, this is the 2nd time in a wk. she has went on long ventures and this time she didn't come home. I do believe someone has her cuz she will come up to you, she is a friendly pup. I dunno that idiot in the next sub may have held her and called the pound again. I dunno, cuz she hadn't been in that sub since Mar., but if she sees a dog she will go play and this guy has a dog too.
I went to the Goodwill and got a baby's sweatshirt with a hoodie for her that would fit her. You don't have to pay large amounts of money for clothing for a dog... just go to Goodwill! She had several garments I bought like that; they zipped up snug around her body and the hoodie kept her ears warm. Don't laugh... she was a very short haired dog and her tummy was almost hairless - but those clothes kept her toasty!