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Mommy is Crazy!

"I thought mommy was crazy for going to Kohl's on Black Friday, but this new bed she brought home feels just right, so she still might be crazy, but I'm glad she went!" Love Maxwell


Happy Tails Caribou!

Remember our 90 pound hound Caribou? He was rescued from a breeder at 9 years old after his caribou-home4holidays.jpg"services" were no longer needed. This sweet boy found his forever home just in time for Christmas! He has a new best friend and couldn't be happier! He even lets her dress him up in super hero costumes! Happy Tails!

Hope Sends Holiday Cheer!

A little over a year ago, Hope was rescued with her male breeding partner (Chance) and puppies (Ivy and Lily) from a puppy mill. At 7 years old, there was very little "Hope" that her future would be anything more than the wire crate she lived in. All of that changed when she came to BAGS. This sweet girl went from being terrified of men to finally allowing her mommy's friends Deanna & Dave Roussey to pet sit her. She loves to go for long weekends to play with their dogs. The Roussey's made Hope a new sweater for Christmas! As she bashfully poses for a picture, she knows she is loved. Hope's such a pretty sweet girl and it warms are hearts to know that she has the love that she lived so long with out. Merry Christmas Hope!

Welcome to BAGS!

Beautiful Aging Gracefully Seniors (BAGS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable organization dedicated to the care of senior and special needs basset hounds. Since 2000, Maribeth has provided both a temporary and/or permanent home for a number of different hounds in their various stages of life.  more-red.gif

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My Trip to BAGS...

I took a day off work to visit my great friend Maribeth Walker and the BAGS hounds. Words can never describe the joy I felt seeing 21 adorable hounds charging to meet me upon my arrival. Many of these dogs I helped transport, pulled from shelters or teared up over when I heard their heart breaking story.

When you think of a sanctuary, often you think of place where it’s the last resort for unwanted pets with no other choice. Nothing could be further from the truth at BAGS. The best way to describe it is to imagine 21 children all talking over one another telling you about their favorite activities, showing you their cool squeaky toys, their tough guy wrestling moves, and their awesome play yard.

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