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Caswell County stray beagle to compete in Puppy Bowl

January 31, 2019
A Caswell County stray will appear in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XV. Photo credit: Animal Planet

A beagle puppy has gone from a Caswell County stray to a member of “Team Fluff” in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XV.

Remington was found wandering on a busy street at 8 weeks old. A woman found him and took him to the Animal Protection Society on Caswell County, in Yanceyville, where he was placed in a foster home.

Remington was “a very cute little beagle,” shelter manager Susan Pendergraph said.

Beagle strays aren’t uncommon, she said, because the dogs are used for hunting.

A New Jersey-based rescue group, Bonnie’s Animal Rescue Kingdom, took Remington under its care. BARK has worked with the Animal Protection Society for 10 years, Pendergraph said.

Remington auditioned for the Puppy Bowl, which features almost 100 puppies in shelters across the country.

He is one of 36 puppies in the starting lineup and appears in the pregame show.

The pregame show starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, and the game itself starts at 3 p.m.

Remington, now 15 weeks old, was adopted in New Jersey. His owners had adopted three other dogs that BARK took from the Animal Protection Society.

Remington is BARK’s fourth adoptee to be featured in the Puppy Bowl, Pendergraph said.

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