Sneaky Shelter Beagle Makes Herself Internet Sensation When She’s Caught Trying To Escape Kennel

Buttermilk is an adorable little shelter dog whose sweet, outgoing spirit can seem to be pretty uncontainable, in more ways than one.

shelter beagle tries to escape

The tiny 12-pound beagle was found living as a timid stray in a park in Virginia.

Buttermilk was rescued and placed under the care of the Isle Of Wight County Animal Shelter.

“She was scared of people at first,” Tiffany Webb, the county’s animal control officer said. “But she has such a sweet personality.”

That was not the only special characteristic Buttermilk had…

shelter beagle tries to escape

Upon arriving to open the shelter, Webb and her colleagues were surprised to discover Buttermilk sleeping outside her kennel. They initially figured the kennel hadn’t been secured properly the night before, so they placed Buttermilk back inside.

That was not the case. It wasn’t long before her caretakers had proof of what really happened.

“As the morning progressed, we saw her climbing out,” Webb said. They decided to secretly film the escape attempt, both to show potential adopters what lay in store, and because it was pretty darn adorable, especially the part where Buttermilk realizes she’s been caught.

The agile Buttermilk was not hurt when she hopped back into her kennel.

“She seemed to be more ashamed that she had been caught,” Webb said.

Buttermilk is such a funny dog who only wanted some more companionship. Ironically, her failed escape attempt may have actually worked out perfectly in the long run.

shelter beagle tries to escape

Buttermilk’s future is looking brighter than ever thanks to that video.

“We have had many, many people interested in adopting her … from all over the country and even in the UK,” Webb said, adding that one lucky family has been approved already and will adopt her this week. “Our shelter is in a small locality so all this publicity is really wonderful for us, and we are hoping that, while she already has her home, it will lead to many other interests in our other dogs.”

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