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I loved learning that the very qualities that make some beagles challenging to adopt (voracious appetite, sky-high energy, etc.) are considered assets to the Beagle Brigade. It's nice to think the Brigade has given otherwise unadoptable canines the opportunity for new, meaningful lives.

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