Oct
31

3


Sandy

I'm Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 5 years

Gender: Female

6 NOVEMBER 2014: Sandy is a good little girl, crate trained and plays well with my dogs.  She does go to the door when she needs to go out but if you don't see her, she will pee on the floor, but I guess she can't help it, as she is getting over an infection.  The vet confirmed she is already spayed.

31 OCTOBER 2014: Sandy is an AKC-registered, five-year-old beagle girl. Her owner gave her up to the Abingdon Animal Shelter because she "yodels" (who doesn't enjoy a little beagle song?!?).  She's on the small side and estimated to be around 20 pounds.  The shelter said that she kept her kennel clean and always went potty when they took her out on a leash.  BREW's wonderful kennel volunteer has Sandy at home. She seems to be house-trained, enjoys playing with other dogs, and made herself right at home in her current foster mom's bed! Sandy appears to be spayed, but we do not have any medical records. She will be getting checked out by one of our vets soon!



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Oct
14

Michelle

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Michelle

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 2-3 years

Gender: Female

QUICK UPDATE - 20 OCTOBER 2014: Michelle recently got back from a one-week "vacation" in another BREW foster home, where she had a blast playing with Charlie! She also enjoyed meeting lots of people and other dogs at Beaglefest. Back at her foster home, she continues to be playful, wishing the somewhat grumpy dogs (and even the cats) would play with her more, but she loves a good nap - sometimes perched on the back of the couch like a cat - or snuggle in a lap.

28 SEPTEMBER 2014: Michelle is having a great time in her foster home! This weekend she participated in a 5K dog walk and loved it, sniffing at least 90% of the route, and she was excellent with all the dogs she met, many of which were much larger than her. She hasn’t had any accidents in the week she’s been here, and is still fairly quiet. Michelle does bark and whine some when she’s ready to get out of her crate, and she will howl some at critters in the yard and on walks. She’s proven trust-worthy when left out unattended for short periods of time, although she did make a nest on the people bed once. We’ve also found something she likes better than snuggling on the couch – snuggling on the couch between two people! Michelle is a good mix of energy levels – she’s always up for a walk and has occasional bursts of energy – often to play with toys, but she seems to always be up for a good nap on the couch, too!

22 SEPTEMBER 2014: Michelle has been in her foster home for just over a day, but she is already very comfortable and a joy to have around. She is absolutely adorable and very snuggly. Michelle is about average height for a beagle but has very delicate features and weighs about 20 pounds soaking wet. She has gotten along nicely with our three dogs (15-65 pounds) and has mostly ignored the cats. Thus far, her favorite things are to nap on the couch (preferably with a human) and explore the yard. She also seems to enjoy walks but could use a little practice on the leash. She had not had any accidents and will potty both in the yard and on a leash. She slept soundly through the night in her crate in our bedroom, and I have yet to hear her bark. Michelle is a great catch!

Original info: Michelle is a small 2-year-old female beagle who is fully vetted.  She is friendly and quiet and gets along great with other dogs.  She was a stray at the Madison County Animal Shelter, so her history is unknown.






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Oct
12

0


Bella Grace

I'm Available!

Age: 5-6 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE - 8 NOVEMBER 2014: We've been fortunate to have been fostering Bella Grace (aka B.G. or Baby Girl) for about two months. When we first got her she was recovering from heartworm treatment, other parasite infections, and her spay surgery as well as the stress of being moved from different locations and whatever else she may have gone through before BREW found her. Needless to say, she was a ball of stress when she came to us and took out some of that stress on our dogs. However, once she learned that she was in a safe place and that our dogs were friends, she relaxed. She has always been and continues to be super friendly and sweet with humans. She loves to snuggle and is very affectionate. Now that she is fully recovered from all of her medical issues, she loves to play and instigates playtime with our boys and even seeks them out to snuggle. She does suffer from separation anxiety, but it is less severe if she is with another dog. She is crate trained, but due to her anxiety does better in a small room verses the crate, unless she is the only dog, then she should be crated to prevent her from acting out and causing damage. She is completely house trained and sleeps through the night on a dog bed upstairs with us. She walks very well on a leash and like most beagles enjoys going on walks and exploring. She does get a little vocal at times so may not work in an apartment. Otherwise she is a very loving girl who is waiting for someone to love her in return.

6 OCTOBER 2014: Bella Grace is a very sweet older dog who definitely knows what it means to be in a house.  She is very comfortable with couches and beds and is completely house and crate trained.  She is a bit of an escape artist and has figured out how to undo the latches on part of her crate and wiggle out of the smallest opening possible.  She does have a history of heartworms for which she has been treated and she is currently still on her exercise restrictions.  She is not showing any ill effects from the treatment or the heartworms and cannot wait to be able to run around the yard.  She walks very well on the leash and is eager for when those walks can be extended to a longer distance, hopefully in about another month.  She tolerates other dogs, but does get a little jealous when other dogs get food and attention and can try to be quite bossy.  Do to this she would probably be best as either the only dog or to be adopted by an experienced dog owner with other dogs. She has gotten used to her foster brothers, but she seems to prefer the company of humans to the company of dogs.  She is very quite, except for when she is left alone, then she tends to vocalize and try to escape from the kennel.   We are taking steps to discourage that, but it is a work in progress.  Otherwise Bella is very affectionate, loves to snuggle, and desires to be a human companion.

Original info: Bella Grace is a lovely girl (her photos do not do her justice!) who came to BREW from central Virginia. She was pregnant, but, sadly, her puppies died before birth, and Bella Grace needed a hysterectomy. She was, however, a favorite at the vet clinic and kennel.





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Jun
9

5


Henry

I'm Available!

Age: 4-5 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE - 4 NOVEMBER 2014: Come one, come all, to see the Amazing White-Spotted Ear Beagle!  Henry has settled in nicely in his foster home.  He has done exponentially better with house training, with no accidents to report in over a month.  Henry enjoys playing with his foster beagle brothers - whether the grumps enjoy playing with him or not is a different story.  He loves Nylabones and Kongs filled with peanut butter, and sings a nice song for his dinner.  He settles in nicely at bedtime, most of the time not moving until the alarm goes off in the morning. He loves attention and will patiently sit with you as long as you want to give him love.  If you’re ready for a butt-waggling, high tail carrying, happy-go-lucky companion, look no further than the Amazing White-Spotted Ear Beagle!

25 SEPTEMBER 2014: Henry has been a welcomed burst of energy and joy in our household in the two weeks that we have known him.  He is hands-down the best dog we’ve ever dealt with in the car.  He loves playing inside and outside with our two grumpy, couch potato beagles.  He aims to please, appears to be very loyal to his pack, and loves head rubs. When it’s time to settle down, Henry does so very nicely and, sometimes, in unexpected and hilarious places like behind luggage in a closet.  He enjoys chewing, and we have been working on him to chew appropriate things like nylabones (which he really likes).  A simple, firm “No” is all he needs in order to move on to something more appropriate when he starts to show an interest in something he shouldn't be chewing.  Henry is sweet and calm around our 5 month old baby and has already completely earned our trust in that regard.

Henry is crated during the day while we are at work and usually keeps it dry.  He has had only a few accidents on longer work days.  Shorter times in the crate he always keeps dry.  He has also had some accidents when he is out of the crate, which is expected for a dog in a new house.  For not being in a home for quite some time, he is actually not doing too badly with the number of accidents.  We are working with getting him to learn the outside is where his business is done and he is getting better.

We think that Henry would do very well as a single pet as he seems to have no separation anxiety issues, but he (as with most beagles) would also reach his potential with a pack of humans and other dogs.  You know you can’t say no to that quizzical look, handsome spotted ears, and his classic beagle “AROOOOOOOO”!

Original info: Henry is a 4- to 5-year-old male who is super friendly and ready to brighten your day!!!  He is a short and chunky fellow that is ready to take on the world of all those rascally rabbits!!!  He was an owner give-up in Amelia County, Virginia, but no other history is known.  He is scheduled for vetting on Wednesday, June 11th (now vetted!) and will be available for adoption soon thereafter!








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Mar
8

Chelsea

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Chelsea

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 9 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE - 1 MAY 2014: Chelsea has been a SUPER-STAR of a foster dog in her nearly two months in our home! She has 8.5 years of pet experience, and it shows – no accidents, no chewing other than toys, plays well with others, sleeps through the night, listens well most of time, etc. Chelsea had previously been an only dog, but she has blended well with our three-dog, three-cat household, and she recently spent a week in another foster home with two much older female beagles and had a great time. She does have some fairly common, beagle-y traits, but these have been minor in our household - barking when she sees other dogs outside and when we come home, pulling a bit on the leash, and some stubbornness, especially outside. But – she is adorable, especially when she plays one-ended (no return) fetch with her favorite bunny toy! We really enjoy having Chelsea around, and she would be a great addition to a home looking for a friendly, but not over-bearing, house-savvy gal who loves to go for daily walks. Chelsea is quite a catch!

23 MARCH 2014: Chelsea has been in her foster home for two weeks now, and she has settled in very nicely, despite an above-average level of chaos in a household that includes three other dogs (all male), three cats, and two humans. She continues to get along well with our pets and hasn't given up on trying to get the other dogs to play with her. Chelsea will play some through the fence with our neighbors’ young, female bulldog. She also likes dog toys, and we've found that she loves to be out in the snow! Yesterday, Chelsea traveled with us to visit friends with three children, ages 4-6, and she was very gentle and friendly with them and had no problems napping while they were playing loudly. She was very interested in some of the kids’ toys, but after we put away the most interesting ones, she left them alone. Chelsea is completely house-trained and crate-trained. In fact, she very much likes sleeping in the crate on her own, and we no longer shut the crate door at night. She has shown no interest in the furniture, but does enjoy a good dog bed. She has done well when left out with the other dogs for a few hours, but we do crate her while we are gone for longer periods of time (the resident dogs can be grumps). Chelsea is very vocal from the crate when we come home, and she will bark at dogs from the yard and on walks. Speaking of the yard and walks, Chelsea loves to be outside! She has quite a bit of endurance, although she is also a bit of a puller on the leash. If I didn’t have her records, I’d guess that she was a few years younger based on her energy level and playfulness. Chelsea is an all-around great gal, and she would be a great addition to a home with at least one family member willing and able to walk her daily. If you think Chelsea may be the one for you, please fill out an application!

8 MARCH 2014: Chelsea came back to BREW this week and just arrived in her new foster home last night. She is a beautiful, 9-years-young, liver tri-colored girl who tips the scales at about 28 pounds. Chelsea (formerly "Sassy") was originally adopted from BREW in 2005 at about six months of age, and her owner recently made the difficult decision to return her due to changes in living situation and work schedule. Chelsea is still settling in to her foster home, but she has been good overall with the three resident dogs (all males, 15-60 pounds) and has ignored the cats. She does need to work a bit on her boundaries with the other (occasionally grumpy) dogs, but she has been nothing but friendly with them and very respectful when they give her warning growls. Chelsea seems to be in excellent physical shape and easily went on a brisk two-mile walk last night and a slightly shorter walk this morning. She could use a refresher on the leash, though, and is quite enthusiastic about being out in front. She has also enjoyed investigating the yard. Chelsea slept quietly in her crate overnight and appears (not surprisingly) to be house-trained. She is responsive to basic verbal commands (“sit,” “back up,” “no”/”un-uh”, etc.). She also has a lovely beagle voice, which she has already used to express her dislike of northern Virginia traffic, say hello to neighborhood dogs, and announce people walking by or at the front door. Stay tuned for more information on Chelsea as we get to know her better!








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Feb
26

Kobi

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Kobi

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

ANOTHER UPDATE - 23 MARCH 2014: Kobi is a new foster home with no fence to be climbed.  He settled in very nicely with his 2 foster brothers.  He tries to get them to play but they're older and not interested.  He likes his naps also.  With his feet up!

QUICK UPDATE - 21 MARCH 2014: Cute, little Kobi had settled nicely into a foster home over the past week. Unfortunately, he proved to be a fence-climber, so he is back in boarding for now to keep him safe. Kobi will need a forever home with a tall , non-chain-link fence or no fence at all (plus plenty of walks!). Also, during his brief stay in foster home #1, we found out that Kobi is good with cats!

Original info: Kobi is a 2-year-old male who will be available for adoption after his vetting is completed [update: Kobi is now vetted!].  This tiny little boy is very friendly and is good with other dogs and small children.  He was a stray in Louisa County, Virginia so his history is unknown.




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Feb
26

4


MacKenzie

I'm Available!

Age: 2-3 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE - 12 NOVEMBER 2013: MacKenzie has settled in nicely.  She won't use the doggy door, but seems completely house trained.  She is a little hesitant, but has endured all my torture: bath, nail clippers, etc.  She needs some work on the leash, but was definitely someone's pet in a past life; maybe a farm dog since cars intimidate her, but not lawn mowers.  She eats well and is good in the crate.  MacKenzie is very quiet and happy and is a nice beagle mix!

Original info: MacKenzie is a 2- to 3-year-old beagle girl who will be available for adoption after her vetting is completed [update: Mackenzie is now fully vetted!].  She is friendly and good with other dogs but was a stray in Amelia, Virginia, so her history is unknown.



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Feb
26

1


Macie

I'm Available!

Age: 2-3 years

Gender: Female

QUICK UPDATE - 10 NOVEMBER 2014: Macie continues to be a very pleasant, affectionate, cuddly house guest.  This past weekend she explored boat wreckage in the Outer Banks.  Now she is preparing for the BREW adoption day this weekend in Bristow, VA, where she hopes to find her forever home!

21 OCTOBER 2014: Macie continues to wait for her forever home by constantly wagging her tail, playing with her toys and chasing her foster beagle sis around the yard. Her favorite toy is a stuffed hammerhead shark (see pic!).

5 OCTOBER 2014: Macie has been with us for two weeks and continues to impress. She has kept her crate clean and has not had any accidents in the house. She gets along well with our beagles and cats. She does like to chew and we sometimes need to remind her to limit that to her toys. She is extremely friendly and enjoys having her ears or belly rubbed. Macie also travels well in the car.

Original info: Macie is a 2- to 3-year-old female beagle who will be available for adoption after her vetting is completed [update: Macie is now fully vetted!].  She is friendly and good with other dogs but was a stray in Amelia, Virginia, so her history is unknown.






 


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Feb
26

0


Piper

I'm Available!

Age: 2-3 years

Gender: Female

4 OCTOBER 2014: Piper has been in my home now for a month.  She gets along great with my dogs with no issues.  She plays very nicely with all that want to play.  She is crate trained and keeps it clean all day and settles down in the crate quietly at night.

Original info: Piper is a 2- to 3-year-old beagle girl who will be available for adoption after her vetting is completed [update: Piper is now fully vetted!].  She is very friendly and good with other dogs but was a stray in Nottoway, Virginia, so her history is unknown.





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Feb
24

0


Spot

I'm Available!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Male

28 OCTOBER 2014: Spot is a nice boy. He is a little submissive with people and dogs (especially when on leash), but once he gets to know you he sticks to you like glue. Spot joined our household three weeks ago. Since then he appears to be house-trained as there have been no accidents since his first day. He also learned how to go up and down our stairs by himself last week! Now that he’s mastered this he will follow either me or my husband everywhere we go. Spot just loves to be near his humans. He has also learned to sit for a treat.

During the work day, Spot stays in his crate. He is fine with our cats and tries to avoid them. On our walks Spot is generally good. However, if he catches a scent then he will pull to sniff it. Sometimes an unexpected movement will make him skittish. This can include a blowing leaf or seeing his reflection in a car. If a dog runs up to him, he will be a little scared. But he’ll let them sniff. We have put him in doggie daycare, and he appears to be fine with other dogs his size.

Spot would probably do best in a home without small children because he loves attention and will jump on you until you pet him. However, once he gets some affection he will calm down and curl up in whatever room you’re in. Spot has turned into a very nice, sweet and affectionate beagle that really just loves being around people. If you want a dog that will greet you with super enthusiasm when you get home, Spot’s the beagle for you.

Original info: Spot is a 3-year-old neutered male beagle who is fully vetted and ready to go!!  He was an owner give-up because he didn't hunt.  He is friendly, a little submissive and gets along great with small children and other dogs.





 

 


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