Payton (formerly Melinda)
Payton’s Forever mom wrote:

“Just thought might like to see some recent pictures of “Melinda” (now Payton). These are of her at the annual Animal Hospital Halloween Monster Mash! God bless you for taking care of all the homeless beagles!

My mom bought me a book for Christmas – “The Story of the Beagle Who Changed my Life – For Bea” by Kristin Von Kreisler. You should pick it up, but don’t read it on a day you don’t want to cry. Take care!”

Payton has an unusually heartwarming story – she was brought into Harris County Animal Control in labor and approximately ten years old. The kindly vet at Harris County performed a cesarean to save her life. Her story was read by a veterinarian in Tennessee who immediately offered to adopt Payton and have her flown there. She felt that such a dog would need extra vet care and she was the one to do it. Payton and her adopted beagle brother now accompany their mom to work every day and beg for treats in the break room!