Mar
8

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Chelsea

I’m Available!

Age: 9 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 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

14


Kobi

I’m Available!!

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 trys 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
10

4


Frederic III

I’m Available!

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 20 MARCH 2014: Frederic is one sweet beagle boy! He is house trained and crate trained. He loves to play with toys and other dogs as well as cuddle with people. He likes to fetch, too! He is no stranger to furniture, so I’m sure he was someone’s pet. He is pretty quiet, but he does have a nice little low bay when he is happy or hungry. We are working on our leash manners and he has shown great improvement.

Original info: Frederic III was the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire back in the mid-1400′s.  Now his spirit has returned to us in the body and mind of this beautiful beagle boy.  Frederic was found by a vet in Baltimore.  After scanning him for a microchip they found he had formerly been in the care of the Baltimore shelter.  He was returned to the shelter and we got him bailed out.  Frederic is about 2 years old and appropriately energetic.  He really doesn’t have good leash manners but that seems to stem from his overall enthusiasm for everything.  He loves people, but we won’t know about dogs, cats or kids until we get him into a foster home.  He rode very nicely from shelter to kennel (about 90 minutes) and left his crate clean and dry.





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Feb
3

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Woody

I’m Available!

Age: 4-5 years

Gender: Male

QUICK UPDATE – 28 FEBRUARY 2014: As you can see from Woody’s new photo, he is so proud to have “furniture privileges”, even if it is only when he receives permission! [This photo is now part of his gallery shown below!]

31 JANUARY 2014: Woody was adopted from BREW in 2010.  Unfortunately, circumstances have him looking for a new home.  Woody’s family had a baby, and Woody was jealous of the new family member and did not adjust well, so for the safety of all involved it was decided that Woody come back to BREW and we would find him a new home.

Woody has spent some time in “beagle boot camp”, both to work on weight-loss (he was a bit rotund) and his attitude.  Woody likes to be the one to control who is allowed in the house, and in his opinion, nobody that doesn’t live there should be allowed.  This behavior is being addressed in his current foster home with a combination of techniques, and progress is being made, but his adoptive home will need to be willing to continue working with this issue.

Woody is crate- and house-trained, and has not showed any tendencies toward chewing anything other than doggie appropriate toys.  He LOVES to cuddle and gets along pretty well with other dogs, although he will give warning “snaps” if there is food or if another dog is trying to intrude on his getting attention.

Woody is epileptic, but it is well-controlled with daily medication administered with his morning and evening meal.

He will need a home that is firm as he was accustomed to having things too much his own way, and will periodically challenge his humans just to see “if they really mean it” when he is told to do something like go in his crate or move/get off the furniture.

If you’re looking for a new four-footed family member, and think you have room in your heart and your life for Woody, contact BREW and ask for more information.





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Jan
21

5


Emily

I’m Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 6 years

Gender: Female

5 APRIL 2014: Emily is a very affectionate, curious gal, who is looking for a new foster (or forever!) home. She was being fostered by a terrific family, but they discovered that she has separation anxiety. When left alone, (without other human or canine company)  she becomes very upset and unhappy.   This leads us to believe that Emily will need a foster home and, ultimately, a forever home that includes another dog (specifically one that doesn’t mind sharing human affection – see below). Emily LOVES people and would likely also benefit from a household with at least one person home during most the day.

17 FEBRUARY 2014: Emily has a bubbly personality and loves being the center of attention being showered with pets and kisses.  She walks well on leash but insists on meeting everyone – human and dog.  She would do well having access to a dog park.  She can be an only dog or with another dog who is aloof as she tends to push her way into getting ALL the attention. She has a clue about house training and a good schedule of potty breaks will complete the process. She does need to be crated when left alone as she is super curious and has no fear of heights or falling.  If you open your heart to this beautiful soul, she will love you unconditionally.  She is just looking for someone to love her back. She loves riding in the car and will curl up on the front seat or on the floor in the back. 

7 FEBRUARY 2014: Emily is a super friendly girl who is very people-oriented and good with other dogs and kids.  She is a very loving and affectionate!  Emily is crate-trained and not too far from being house trained.  She is good on a leash and loves to walk – the only “downside” of walking her is that she wants everyone she sees to come pet her.  It takes a few minutes to re-focus her and get her moving again.  Emily does need to work on her house manners – she loves to climb on inappropriate furniture. She would, however, likely be good for an apartment, as she has not been vocal in her foster home.

Quick update – 31 JANUARY 2014: Emily has a personality plus – LOVES everyone and wants everyone to love her.

Initial info: Emily was an owner surrender along with Flora in Dinwiddie, Virginia. More details coming soon!



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Jan
21

4


Flora

Available Soon!

Age: 18 months

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 3 MARCH 2014: Flora apparently had a very scary life before coming to rescue.  She is frightened of almost everything.  She has been in her foster home for a little over a month now and has made great progress.  She has found that stuffed toys are fun as well as rawhide chews and treats.  When she gets frightened or scared, she will hide under the sofa blankets.  Because of the weather our outside training has been on hold.  She is terrified of the outside.  I have set up a potty area, and she is basically paper trained.  She finds the crate very comforting.  However, when I work long hours, I gate her in the kitchen with her crate door open and she is content.  Her favorite thing is shredding magazines and chewing cords and books - after all she is still a puppy. She entertains herself with her stuffed toys and loves belly rubs and cuddling.

Flora will need a special forever home – a home that is quiet (no kids – at least at this time) and a person who is very patient and understanding of her fears. Once she is leash trained and comfortable with going outside, she will be ready for her forever home. Check back for updates.

7 FEBRUARY 2014: Flora still has quite a ways to go in becoming comfortable as a house dog, but she is making progress. Her foster mom reports: “She is fine with me as long as I am sitting down. She will come and sit next to me and will even expose her belly for a rub. When I stand up and try to approach her, she runs. She will not take treats from my hand.  I have to put them on the floor and walk away. She has started to come to me for pets. She had discovered toys and rawhide treats.  If I put my coat on or pick up a leash, she runs. Emily still treats her like her puppy, grooming her and Flora lets her.” Flora is afraid to go outside, which has hindered her house-training, and she will try everything in her power to escape from a fenced yard. We are continuing to work with Flora, and she will ultimately do best in a home with someone who is patient and that can give her both the time and attention and, sometimes, the space she needs, to adjust and learn to be a pet.

Quick update – 31 JANUARY 2014: Flora is very timid but is slowly coming out of her shell.

Initial info: Flora was an owner surrender along with Emily in Dinwiddie, Virginia. More details coming soon!




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Jan
16

Kip

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Kip

I’ve Been Adopted! 

Age: 3-4 years

Gender: Male

NEW:  Kip used a Get Out of Jail Free card to escape the hustle and bustle of the boarding lifestyle for a few days. He enjoyed first class accommodations, fine dining, and abundant opportunities for relaxation, recreation and adventure during his stay at our all-inclusive property.  Kip opted to spend time at the house and also ventured out to explore the nearby dog park where he was able to work off some of his boundless energy. The on-site concierge was ready to help with his daily adventures and found a variety of ways to engage Kip’s playful and mischievous personality while supervising his endless curiosity. Possessing a basic understanding of commands helped him fit in and suggests he is already on his way to becoming a confident and well behaved member of the family not just a guest. Kip found ways to relax and reveal his happy, fun loving, free spirit. His outgoing and gentle personality helped him win canine and human friends. After a hard day of playing and socializing, he settled in nicely in his crate…excuse me…a fine, cozy place to hole up in winter where he could drift off to sleep. The rest and recreation ended too soon for this loving fellow. Kip is hoping to find a place where he can relax and enjoy these luxuries and amenities on a more permanent basis. He is looking for some place that he can call home.

 

From Kip’s transporter (17 January 2014): Kip rode very quietly for his 2 1/2 hour transport.  He’s a bigger boy who weighs in at 37 pounds (and he hadn’t had anything to eat all day!).  He’s a kisser. He has the potential to be a world class counter surfer.

Original information: Kip is approximately 3 to 4 years old and approximately 30 lbs [Note: we've weighed him since this, and he's actually 37 lbs!]. He did fine with other dogs he was “temp tested” with, can sit, give paw and even stand up on his back legs for treats (we aren’t sure if that was a known trick or he was just that smart and that treat motivated). He walks beautifully on a leash and enjoys people. He did not seem overly interested in cats. He came in as a stray with another dog. The other dog was reclaimed but the family said Kip was not their pet.





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Jan
10

4


Ol’ Red

I’m Available!

Age: 8 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 27 JANUARY 2014: Don’t let Ol’ Red’s name or age fool you, this “old” dog still has a of spunk!  He is a very happy dog who loves to go on walks and when his nose isn’t plastered to the ground after a scent, the rest of the time he is looking up adoringly at whoever is at the other end of the leash. He also likes to play with toys, mainly soft ones with squeakers and a few balls that also squeak, though in true beagle fashion, he is not a retriever. He is housetrained and walks well on the leash.  He loves to snuggle and though he is a small beagle (he’s twenty pounds when he’s soaking wet) he will make the leap onto the human bed to snuggle in someone’s warm spot.   He does well in the crate, keeping it dry while we are gone.  Though he prefers the weekends when he is allowed to sleep upstairs on a dog bed (he will go the whole night without incident), he also does well in the crate overnight, only barking for a few minutes before settling down to go to sleep.  He does very well with other dogs, sharing sleeping and feeding space without any problems and also plays very nicely with our dogs.  He has not been around any children as of yet.  Like most beagles, he does like to “counter surf” after any food that might be left out or in your hands, however, he does know sit and will sit and wait to be given a treat.  He is a very sweet, “middle” aged dog who would make a wonderful addition to any home.

Original Info: Ol’ Red is an 8-year-old, 24-pound beagle boy who came to BREW in early January 2014. This poor guy was surrendered to the shelter by his owner who simply “didn’t want him anymore.” Despite this, Ol’ Red is a very friendly guy. He was described as an “absolute sweetheart” at the shelter, and he has lots of love to give! During his transport, Red rode very quietly for 2 hours and kept his crate clean and dry. He will be available for adoption once he is fully vetted.




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Dec
12

7


Stitch

Adoption Pending!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 2 APRIL 2014: Stitch is a sweet, loving, gentle, funny little beagle. He loves meal time and does a full-body-wag dance when he know it is coming. While he is not much a of barker, he does like to make the occasional editorial comment in a low woof.  He loves other dogs and is bereft when he cannot greet every single one. He is still a bit shy around people but will warm up if the person is patient and lets Stitch make the approach.

24 MARCH 2014: What a difference a week makes! Stitch came to his foster house a week ago very shy and fearful. Even the sound of the coffee maker sent him running for cover. Stitch had made great progress in short time. Stitch has mastered the stairs, the doggie door, crate training and with regular walks, is fully house broken.

Not only is Stitch smart but he is also incredibly sweet, gentle and just a beautiful beagle. He loves others dogs and is cat neutral. Stitch is still shy around people but warms up if he is allowed to do so on his own terms.

Stitch loves following his foster brother beagle around, having his tummy rubbed and is a sweet cuddler. He walks well on his leash, enjoys riding in the car and absolutely loves the dog park where he can make friends and get his play on.

Stitch would do best in a house with another dog. His foster brother has been really important in showing him the ropes. He may be reluctant to do something (still a bit fearful) but if his brother does it, Stitch is all in. Also, Stitch is a fence-climber, but he has been fine in his foster home with a 6-foot wooden fence. He will need a home with a privacy fence or no fence (plus walks).

Original info: Stitch is a 3 year old male beagle.  Stitch is friendly but a little reserved and good with other dogs.  He came to the Louisa Co. Animal Shelter with a embedded collar that required stitches around his neck.  He is a fence climber. Stay tuned we get to know Stitch better!




 

 


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Dec
8

Frosty

Posted in Adopted by Admin

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Frosty

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 6-7 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 15 FEBRUARY 2014: Frosty is one sweet, gentle and easy going beagle.  He loves people, especially children, other dogs and animal of all kinds.  Don’t let his gray face fool you, he is a young dog at heart. Frosty loves to play with his ball and will spend time entertaining himself by tossing it and then pouncing on it. He is happy to relax on his bed and equally excited to go for a long walk. Frosty is crate trained, house broken and walks beautifully on a leash.  He is a smart dog who easily learned stairs and mastered the doggie door.  Frosty is very curious, likes to inspect his surroundings and loves to look out the window. I think he would do well in any situation.

29 JANUARY 2014: Frosty is one terrific beagle! He is very gentle boy who just wants love and has a lot of love to give in return. He is a very sweet and is eager to learn and to please. Frosty is very motivated by treats and very responsive to training. He won’t take a treat from your hand, prefers if you put it on the floor in front of him. He is very sweet and snuggly but is not a kisser.

Frosty gets along well with all dogs, large and small and does great with cats as well. He is very curious about the world around him and calmly friendly to everyone he meets, young and old. He is very quiet for a beagle. I have only heard one bark, demanding to be let out of his crate after a long stretch. He is crate-trained, housebroken and terrific at walking on a leash.

He is a little bit timid but his confidence grows every day as he learns the routine and feels secure in his environment.

Original info: Frosty is a 6-7 year- old male beagle who is very friendly and does well with other dogs.  He was a stray at the Louisa County shelter so his history is unknown. Stay tuned for more information as we get to know him better!






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