Echo, the lovely beagle, had a horrible beginning in life. She lived in a cage for six years at a lab in China, where she was subjected to medical testing for an eye product that left her blind and in misery.
Fortunately for Echo, her dreadful start did not spell the end of her existence. The Beagle Freedom Project rescued her, along with another 25 beagles. The tortured dogs were rescued from a life of torment in a lab and sent to the United States, where they were prepped for adoption into their permanent homes.
When Echo first arrived in the United States, she was afraid and refused to leave her container. Her loving foster mother took extra care to console her and welcomed her into her home. Echo was terrified of everything, despite the fact that she was blind and had spent her whole life in a laboratory. She’d never been outside, walked on grass, or been touched by a human before.
Echo’s new foster home introduced her to GiGi, a pushy little dog who recognized Echo’s need for some time and space right away. Her foster mother took her on her first walk soon after, which left her befuddled and terrified. Echo’s foster mother’s heart ached for her, so she did everything she could to console her. Echo let her wrap her in a cloth and hold her two days later. This was one of the initial stages in assisting Echo in breaking free from her shell. She had surgery to remove one of her eyes shortly after arriving at her foster home, which was exceedingly painful. She began to feel considerably better after her operation and continued to improve on a daily basis. Her wacky nature began to peek through, and she became more self-assured. Surprisingly, she was quickly ready to relocate to her forever home.
Echo was a fantastic fit for the ideal family that stepped up to welcome her into their lives. They also had a snarky dog named Mia, a mushy dog named Mango, and a queen of the house cat named Crystal. Echo was ecstatic to be a part of a pack for the first time, and she couldn’t have been happier. She enjoyed dancing and hopping around the house, as well as interacting with the other animals.
She quickly started following her pack onto the grass, went on her first trek, visited the beach for the first time, and encountered her first turkey. Echo’s life had taken a turn for the better, and she had no idea it was going to get even better. Her dog’s mother and father were expecting a child, and a beautiful infant was born soon after. Echo adored the baby and, despite her blindness, she adored mothering her and showering her with love and kisses. Echo’s life had definitely come full circle, and she was fortunate to have a great family that lavished her with everything she required to flourish.
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