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
25

15


Delila

I’m Available!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 14 AUGUST 2014: Delila has been at her foster home for almost three months, and she still loves to get attention.  Her need for attention is declining, but she still wants a lot of it and will let you know it.  Delila is quickly learning to sit and wait quietly for attention.

She has a nice energy level – not a couch potato but not high energy either. She is still working on her manners but is making progress. She is house trained and was good overnight in the kennel, but we don’t kennel her at night anymore. She loved to chase and wrestle with former foster brother, Odie, and now will play with the resident dogs if they are interested, and when they aren’t, she is fine with that too. Delila is good at entertaining herself.  She is a smart girl and learns quickly.

Delila is going to need some to be a little patient with her while she learns she is safe and gains confidence, but she is worth it!

31 MAY 2014: Delila and Odie came to their foster home one week ago and had completely different responses.  They arrived while I was out and were spending time in the yard with my husband.  Immediately upon my stepping into the yard, Delila ran across the yard to come greet me.  Odie on the other hand, snuck up to me, let me pet him and then found the best hiding place in the yard.  One week later, Delila remains her lovey self, and Odie has really opened up.

Delila is a real lovey girl – she makes it clear when she wants attention.  She accompanies her attention seeking with little cries.  One could almost think she was unhappy, but the wiggling body and tail show otherwise.  She is a confident little girl and is a good companion to Odie.  She sleeps quietly all night in a kennel with Odie.  Delila is a big cuddler, but isn’t (yet anyway) a big kisser.  She loves to run and play, Odie being her best playmate.  She is also good with the cats and the cats aren’t fearful of her.  I can’t really comment on house training yet – we did have a couple of accidents last weekend, but that can just be the stress of a new situation.  She is a fast eater, but isn’t food aggressive.  Loves treats – of course.

24 May 2014: Delila recently moved into a foster home. Here’s a VIDEO of her with her current foster brother, Odie.

20 May 2014: Delila’s vetting has been completed, and she is now available for adoption!

Original info: Delila is a 3-year-old beagle girl who will be available for adoption after her vetting is completed.  She is very friendly and good with other dogs but was a stray in Louisa County, Virginia, so her history is unknown.







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Feb
24

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Susie Q

I’m Available!

Age: 5-6 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE - 18 AUGUST 2014: Susie Q is one cute, happy beagle girl! She arrived in her foster home yesterday and has already started to settle in nicely. She is a little short-legged and a somewhat chubby 25 pounds. Her new fitness routine started yesterday, and she seems to enjoy walks and cruising the backyard. Susie rode nicely in the car and kept her crate dry overnight. She seems to have a clue about house-training and has pottied each time she has been let out in the yard and on walks. She has had a few accidents, but she seems to be honing in on smells left by previously not-quite-housetrained foster dogs.

Susie likes human attention and gives gentle kisses, but she is not 100% confident and will sometimes hit the floor/ground if you move too suddenly over her head. She has shown little interest in our cats other than a few sniffs, and she impressed me by letting one sniff her all over right after she arrived. Susie’s three canine foster brothers, 15-, 30-, and 65-pound mutts, have not been overly welcoming, but she has taken it in stride and quickly learned to give them some space. She definitely aspires to be a counter-surfer but is too short to do so. She has, however, already proven to be good at sneaking, very quietly, around our (now reinforced) dog barrier in attempts to explore the basement (home of the cat food and boxes).

All-in-all, Susie Q is a sweet, gentle girl who seems to mostly have the hang of house living. More to come once we know her a bit better!

Original info: Susie Q is a 5- to 6-year-old beagle girl who will be available for adoption after her vetting is completed [update: Susie Q is now vetted!].  She is very friendly and sweet and is great with other dogs and small children.  Susie Q was a stray in Madison County, Virginia so her history is unknown.



 


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Feb
10

Frederic III

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Frederic III

I’ve Been Adopted!

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

UPDATE – 14 AUGUST 2014: Well, it’s been a while since I got my foster-human to do an update on me.  These humans, they’re a LOT of work, and some are REALLY tough to train!

I have been back with BREW since last November; can you believe nobody has snatched me up yet?!  Well, OK, I did need some “Beagle Boot Camp”, but my attitude is MUCH better, and I’m down to my ideal weight at 18 lbs. I don’t mean to sound conceited or anything, but I look GOOD!

I am doing really well in my foster home, but am still looking for the home that is mine FUREVER (as they say).  I am a strong-willed man, some humans have said I have a bit of “small dog syndrome” because I am on the small side, but that just makes me easier to snuggle, but if you stick to your guns I will listen, eventually.

I am house-trained, crate-trained and I loooooove car rides.  I live with other dogs, a couple cats and some full-grown humans.  I like to have my way and can be pretty adamant about it, so my foster humans do NOT think I would be a good match with the small humans, although teen-agers would probably work for me.

I can be loud, and if I want something (usually food) that I am not getting, I can keep it up for a while, but usually I “talk” rather than bark.  You say something to me, I say something back, etc., but I get the definite feeling that the humans don’t understand what I’m saying. *sigh* Being a beagle man is TOUGH!

I now have FULL furniture privileges, although I do get temporarily “evicted” sometimes because I still can get a little nippy towards other dogs if they try to steal my spot or my attention.

So, looking for a pint-sized guy who knows what he wants, and is looking for a warm lap, a soft bed and somebody to share walks (or playtime in the yard) with?  If check out BREW’s adoption process HERE.  If I don’t sound like your perfect match, there are lots of others “fish in the ocean” (or “beagles in the Rescue”, in this case), I just KNOW one of us would make you happy!

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

13


Emily

I’m Available!

Age: 6 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 10 May 2014: Emily is a very kind and affectionate beagle. She loves both other people and other dogs! She will play and wrestle with our other dogs until she gets tired and decides to either sun herself on our deck or sink herself into our sofa. But Emily likes human attention most of all and thrives on it. Both of us work full-time and we have not seen any separation anxiety with Emily. We surmise this is because she is content when she is with other dogs and not completely alone. We have never heard Emily growl even when our other dogs bug her. So we often say to one another “she doesn’t have a mean bone in her body”! Also Emily doesn’t bark much so if you are looking for a quiet dog, she is it. At least until she starts snoring that is. Emily is the snoring champ at our house but it’s a cute snore.  So overall, Emily is a very easy dog. She comes when called and keeps her crate clean. We are 99% sure Emily is house broken. Take a look at Emily when you get a chance. We think she would be great with any age child, dog, or adult.

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

Ol’ Red

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Ol’ Red

I’ve Been Adopted!

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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