Oct
31

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Sandy

I’m Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 5 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 29 NOVEMBER: Sandy has had bladder surgery for a stone and is now fully recovered.  She is on a stone diet which the vet recommends permanently, but she is not a big eater so a $25-30 bag of food will last her roughly a month.  The vet can issue a prescription if her future adopter would like to order it.  She is the perfect little girl: crate trained, house-trained, loves to ride, sleeps at the foot of the bed, and plays great with my other dogs.  She is a little possessive over her food but the worst that she does is bark.

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
15

9


Sugar

I’m Available!

Age: 7-8 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 7 DECEMBER 2014: Little Sugar has been with us for 2 weeks now. What a perfect house guest. She gets along great with her foster brothers and loves to cuddle with me when watching TV. And, don’t let her age fool you. This little girl has plenty of spunk! She loves to run around the back yard. Just sniffing and checking things out.

Sugar walks nicely on a leash. Even though this petite little girl has short legs, she can really keep up with her brother. She can be very food motivated and will try to take her brother’s food.  But that’s how beagles are.

She has kept her crate clean all day and will go to the back door to go out to potty.

Sugar has been difficult to photograph, but you can see she loves her foster brother. She is a very dear, ADORABLE, little beagle girl who deserves her forever home!

Original info: Sugar is a 7- to 8-year-old female who currently weighs around 14 pounds.  She is super sweet, affectionate, and great with small children and other dogs.  She was a stray in Amelia County so her history is unknown. Sugar will be available once her vetting has been completed [update: Sugar is now fully vetted!].




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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
13

1


Minnie

I’m Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 3-4 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 14 DECEMBER 2014Minnie stayed with us for two weeks as a short-term foster (we are moving soon), and she is an adorable, affectionate girl who is a great couch companion with a love for ear, back, and belly rubs. She really enjoyed running around the yard, going for walks, playing with toys, and trying (sometimes successfully) to get my 15-pound dog to play with her. She is very much a beagle, and her mischievous habits included mercilessly trying to counter-surf, chewing on cords and cloth (but never on bedding in her crate),  and sneaking into the basement to raid the cat boxes (quietly pushing or climbing a reinforced free-standing gate of the way). Minnie also proved to have quite the beagle voice, which she chose to use inside more than outside, often when crated as I left and returned from work, when she was ready to get out of the crate in the morning, or when she was trying to get my or another dog’s attention. Minnie is still working on house-training but definitely “has a clue” about going out. She is a truly wonderful, sweet girl who would make a great addition to a beagle-savvy (or well-prepared) home!

2 DECEMBER 2014: Minnie arrived two days ago and is off to a great start in her foster home! She is a 27-pound, tri-color gal, with black highlights on her luxurious ears and around her muzzle. She’s very friendly and has done nicely with the three resident dogs and mostly ignored our cats. Minnie clearly has experience living in a house – she is unphased by stairs, is at home on the couch, and settles nicely into her crate at bedtime. She also generally grasps basic commands such as “sit,” “come,” and “off.” She needs a refresher on house-training, but she regularly goes when let out and will potty on the leash. Her leash skills could also use a little work, but she enjoys walks, as well as looking out windows (car and house). She also likes Nylabones and dog toys.

Yesterday, I worked from home, and Minnie was pretty unphased by my grumbly, 60-pound hound mix in her attempts to be his assistant (under-desk) office manager and managed to sleep peacefully in the office most of the day. Today, she was crated while I was away for work, and she barked some when I left, but she was quiet when I returned and kept her crate clean and dry. Thus far, Minnie has been a picky eater for a beagle, but she’s definitely interested in counter/table-surfing (including getting on top of low tables). She is also a bit of talker and will bark and whine some when excited (and possibly to go out, but not sure about that yet). We’re working on the begging and barking with a water bottle, and she seems to be responsive that. All-in-all, Minnie is a very happy girl in an adorable beagle package, and she eagerly awaits her forever home!

First impressions: Minnie is a 4-year-old spayed female who is fully vetted.  She is very sweet and friendly.  She came in to the Louisa County Animal Shelter with Milly as a stray, so her history is unknown.





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Jun
9

7


Henry

I’ve Been Adopted!

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 – 3 DECEMBER 2014: MacKenzie has gained so much confidence and really understands about being a house pet.  She is such a love bug and loves to cuddle.  She plays with my beagles and all the toys.  She loves to go out and spend time in the backyard.  (She loves the doggy door now.)  She’s a good eater and loves going for walks.  She is completely house trained and crate trained and ready for her forever home!

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 – 25 NOVEMBER 2014: Macie didn’t allow the cold spell to bother her, she simply cuddled up with a friend!  She continues to be a very pleasant house guest.

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

UPDATE – 4 DECEMBER 2014: Piper is a very good and fun dog with just the right amount of “beagleness”. She is energetic and likes to play a lot but isn’t hyper and settles down nicely when you want her to. She loves to wrestle and play hide-and-seek with our young beagle, Pumpkin, but she also gets along well with our older more laid back beagle, Noodles. Piper is curious and likes to investigate things but isn’t destructive. In fact, she readily catches on easily to new routines and does what she is instructed to, especially when the other beagles show the way. Piper likes any kind of attention but doesn’t demand it. When she first got to our house, we had to teach her a few manners – like not climbing on top of tables and knocking over the dog-gate. She has proven herself to be a smart girl with great potential for training. Now when we go in the living room, she will lay down and make herself comfortable without jumping all over anyone or anything. Piper is making great progress on housetraining and comes when called. Thus overall, we think she would make a cute, friendly, and well-balanced companion for anyone!

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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