Kept in a cage at a lab for two years, Tater has been learning to be a dog while gaining strength and confidence at the Montrose home of Melissa Gudvangen over the past month.  He is getting ready to be adopted into a loving home.  (Photo by Ed DuBois)

 

Afraid to come out of a car when picked up on Oct. 18, Tater was encouraged by Ben, who crawled in and snuggled awhile.  (Photo courtesy of Melissa)

 

Holding Tater, Melissa is a Beagle Freedom Project foster care provider.  (Photo by Ed DuBois)

 

Tater gets a belly rub, and Buddy gets some attention, too.  (Photo by Ed DuBois)