August 13, 2009 06:00 PM

For every pet living with a happy family, there is an animal in a shelter waiting to find a forever home. So today, we want you to meet Baxter, a peppy beagle who had to part ways with his adoptive family after a family crisis and is looking for a new forever home.

Baxter, whose age is unknown, came to Almost Home Rescue of Maine by way of a shelter in Arkansas. About a year ago, he was adopted by a loving family and underwent surgery to treat a previously injured leg. He settled into his new home nicely, but unfortunately, his adoptive family had to return him to Almost Home six months later after a major upheaval in the household. He’s now living in a foster home in Maine, awaiting his true forever home.

“Baxter is a very sweet guy,” Almost Home adoption coordinator Christine Stevens tells PEOPLE Pets. “He loves a nice walk, and is generally low-key, unless he sees a chipmunk – then it is no-holds-barred!” The 30-lb. pup is neutered and house-trained, and would get along well with quiet children or other dogs. “Baxter is a very sensitive guy and would love a laidback home without a lot of commotion,” says Stevens.

Located in South Portland, Maine, Almost Home is an all-breed rescue organization dedicated to saving lives and finding forever homes for stray, abandoned and surrendered dogs in danger of euthanasia. A volunteer-run organization, it doesn’t have a physical shelter, but relies on a network of volunteer foster homes to house its pups. Most of Almost Home’s dogs come from Arkansas kill shelters, but they also take dogs from local shelters, veterinarians and other situations that require rescue.

Almost Home is always in need of donations to help bring dogs into foster care. Visit the organization’s Web site to learn more.

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