Good deal !!!!! Glad you found her, I have had some disappear but found them the same day. I had one that never wanted to quit. I had to catch her before she noticed I was wanting to pick them up. She just didn't want to quit. Quite a few times I had to leave her and return an hour or so later to find her either running or laying where the truck was parked.
The longest I lost one was 24 days. She is the best dog I own at this time. We were hunting on the Beagle Club property. The rabbit ran along the ditch on the side of a gravel road. My running buddy was walking on the road watching just incase the rabbit crossed so we could stop the dogs from getting run over by a vehicle or entering neighbors property. They were smoking the rabbit, then Diamond acted as if she couldn't come out of a small washout that drained into the ditch. I called out to her and asked my buddy if he could catch her. When he attempted she just took off. I let the rest of the pack run a bit thinking she was going to rejoin the pack. She never did so I picked them up and the search began with no results that day. We drove our ATV's up and down all the roads around speaking to everyone that allowed up to. My wife and I drove looking for her for a week with no results. I gave up. On the end of the 2nd week one of the people I had spoke to called stating that his Dad had seen a female beagle described like mine with a bell on her collar running near his home, but that was 4 1/2 miles as the crow fly's. I got his address and we took off. I never spoke to the gentleman who said he saw her, but his wife gave me the information that he passed on to her. I spoke to everyone that I could make contact with in the area. The ones that didn't answer their door or weren't home I left a note. My wife and I went day and night at different times in hopes of seeing her or hearing her run. The dog catcher in the area lived along the road and told me he had seen her and would set a live animal trap and catch her. It never happened. Everytime I went a new person told me they saw her, but she was always on the move and couldn't catch her. I left dog food with the people who said they had seen her in hopes that she went for food and they were able to catch her. On probably day 22 My buddy and I went looking with no results, but put out a whole bag of dog food in the area where she was most seen. Figured she had to be hungry. On day 24 I get a call. A gentleman who I hadn't spoke with, had caught my dog. His home was a beautiful home that was set away from the road so wasn't visible unless you drove down his driveway. He said he had gone pickup a tractor from his son inlaw and mentioned that he had seen a strange Beagle along the right away which was where we had put the feed. His son inlaw told him that I had been looking for this dog for quiet some time and gave him my phone number. He called and told me that he thought he had my dog in the back of his truck. I asked if she had an ecollar with a bell on it plus a chain collar with a name plate on it. He replied no ecollar or bell. My heart fell, then I asked if she had a chain collar with a name plate with the sane phone number he had called. When he checked it did. WOW!!! 24 days and she was found. I made the hour and a half trip to his home quicker then I ever had before. He told me that he knew she was mine as soon as my truck drove up his driveway. He said she suddenly came alive. I was glad to get my old girl back. Had a reward offered, but he would not take it. He said she had to be special if I had never given up on her. Special she still is. My wife was never a dog person, but knew my passion for my Beagles and was quiet a sport coming with me daily at all hours looking for her. My dear wife has passed on and sure she is in Heaven. If not I know I have no chance.