Adopt Me! Cuddle Bug Zelda Wants to Snuggle with You

10/13/2011 at 03:00 PM EDT

Adopt Me! Cuddle Bug Zelda Wants to Snuggle with You
It's Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month, and we'll be introducing you to extraordinary canines who need homes throughout October. Today, we'd like you to meet Zelda, a sweet blue tick beagle who just wants to snuggle with someone who loves her.

Eighteen months ago, Zelda was saved from doggie death row by the Midwest Beagle Rescue, Education & Welfare of Illinois. She's been living with the same foster family ever since, and recently had a breakthrough with her anxiety around other dogs.

"If any dog would come near her, she'd [go crazy]," says the rescue group's president, Toscha Clausen. "Now with the Thundershirt [anxiety jacket], she doesn't pay attention to any of the other dogs. It's wonderful."

Between 5 and 7 years old, Zelda is completely housetrained and walks great on a leash, but because of her confidence issues, Zelda wears her Thundershirt whenever she's in public. It would be preferable for her to find a home without small children or other dogs.



"She's a total cuddle bug, loves her people, she enjoys going for walks, she enjoys food," says Clausen. Zelda gets along with cats pretty well, as long as they don't go near her food. "She does not like to share," she says.

The perfect owner for this pooch would be a semi-retired person or couple looking for a loyal friend. "Someone that just wants someone to curl up with this winter at the fireplace," she says.

If Zelda sounds like the pal you've been looking for, email Midwest Beagle Rescue at info@gotbeagles.org. And, to learn more about Zelda, check out her profile on Adopt-A-Pet.com.

Click here to meet last week's adoptable pets, Sammie and Sye.

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