Beauty Queens (and Kings) at Richmond Animal League | Pets
Everyone knows what to expect when they hear the beginning of the song, “Here she comes, Miss America….” Beauty. Grace. Talent. Spots. Soft ears. Good nose.
Spots? Soft ears? Yes! Richmond Animal League has been naming every hound-mix that they rescue after beauty queens (and kings). So often hounds and beagles are wrongly considered to not be great household pets. A few common misconceptions are that hounds are smelly, howl a lot, and that they tend to wander. This inaccurate and incomplete description keeps many hound-mixes in the shelters for too long. The truth is that beagles and hound-mixes, like any breed of dog, can make wonderful, loyal, and loving pets.
RAL’s first beauty queen was Miss Alabama, a small, 4-year old pup who won the hearts of staff and volunteers. Her name enabled folks to see her outer and inner beauty—and someone fell in love with her and took her home. Much loved were Mr. Alaska, Miss Colorado, Miss Georgia and Mr. Idaho—and everyone in between. Going in alphabetical order, RAL is all the way up Mr. Missouri. Staff and volunteers at RAL can’t wait until 50 beautiful hound dogs are home forever. No matter what they are named, it’s clear that these dogs possess all the beauty, grace and talent worthy of their pageant titles. See adoptable animals at www.ral.org