Sep
3

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Ginny

I’m Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 9 months (September 2014)

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 11 SEPTEMBER 2014: Ginny has been in my home for 2 weeks now.  She is crate-trained and almost completely house-trained with very few accidents.  She is sweet, playful, and very affectionate.  She whines a little when you first put her in her crate, but she settles down nicely.  She loves to play with toys but is also happy snuggling.

Original info: Ginny is a nine-month-old spayed female beagle who weighs just 17 pounds.  She is friendly but a little shy with other dogs until she gets to know them.  She was an owner give-up at the Culpeper Animal Shelter because they no longer had time for her. Stay tuned as we get to know Ginny better!

 


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Aug
26

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Thunder

I’m Available!

Age: 9 years (possibly a bit younger)

Gender: Male

Meet Thunder.  Thunder’s previous human was elderly and no longer able to care for him, so surrendered him to the Montgomery County, PA SPCA.  His age is listed as 9-almost-10 and they were not confident that they would find an adopter for him because of his age.  Lucky for him they reached out to BREW to see if we could help.

In his foster home for a week now, he seems younger than 9 or 10, maybe in the 6-8 range, although it is possible that he is just in terrific shape because, unlike many beagles, he is not overweight. He was clearly loved and well-cared for, too.

Although there has been a few “marking” incidents (not abnormal in a new place, especially with other dogs), Thunder is clearly house-trained.  He knows “sit” and “down”.  He does not like to be crated when people are home, and at night he likes to sleep with a person and will try to burrow under the blankets with a person.  If told “no”, he just waits until one is asleep then joins them, but he is not a bed- or blanket-hog.

So far Thunder has gotten along with dogs of all sexes and sizes, but his focus (and joy) is cuddling with a person, whether on the couch, in a comfy chair or in bed.  If not permitted to join a person on the couch, etc., he will find a comfy spot on the floor and settle.



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Jul
22

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Buddy

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 8-9 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 24 AUGUST 2014: Buddy is on his second foray through BREW, having been returned by his adoptive family after five years.  He settled back into his foster home with aplomb.  He is a very quiet dog; he rarely barks, doesn’t run around like a crazy man, and likes to curl up by my feet wherever I happen to be.  He is housetrained and except for one attempt to mark within the first hour of him being back in his foster home, he has not had a single accident.  (He is also crate-trained but he doesn’t particularly like his crate.  Since he is housetrained and doesn’t get into mischief, he has free reign of the house when I’m gone, so the crate isn’t really an issue.)  He doesn’t get on the furniture.  He sits (both on command and on his own) like a champ – at dinner time, for treats, to get his ears scratched (both by me and by all of the folks that we meet out-and-about).  He walks well on a leash; not much pulling (although he can get a bit stubborn when I want him to move on if a spot smells particularly good).  He is mostly a couch – well dog bed – potato, but he does play with toys occasionally and with me sometimes too.  He is good with the kids that we have met on our walks, even the younger ones.  He did have back surgery a bit ago, and while that doesn’t seem to bother him (and our orthopedic vet said he is fine), he doesn’t like it when other dogs pounce around on his back.  (Can’t say I blame him.)  So I don’t rough-house with him and I would say that it would be best for him to not be in an environment where that is a possibility.  He gets along well with his foster brothers (both of whom are on the older side and don’t rough-house anymore), although he and one of his foster brothers occasionally get snarky with one another about toys (mostly because his foster brother believes all toys are his and will steal things from Buddy).  Oh, and Buddy is a rather hairy beagle.  I think he’s mixed up with a longer-haired breed (like a Golden Retriever or a Husky).  He’s very soft, but very furry…and he’s got a great whiskered chin.  In short, Buddy is a sweet, polite, quiet, hairy little guy who will make someone/some family a great companion.

22 JULY 2014: Buddy is an adorable beagle boy with five years of pet experience under his belt. He was originally adopted from BREW in 2009 and has recently come back to the rescue. Buddy is moving into a foster home soon (the same one as in 2009), so stay tuned for more information once he’s settled in!

Original info (September 2009): Campbell [now Buddy], 3-4 year old neutered male that is fully vetted and ready for a new home.  He is friendly and great with other dogs but was a stray at the Louisa Co Animal Shelter so his history is unknown.





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Jun
13

9


Echo

I’m Available!

Age: 7 months (September 2014)

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 12 SEPTEMBER 2014: Echo’s foster mom says she fits right in with the resident dogs and cat and is a really sweet girl. She is a cuddler and a people lover. She is a smart one, too! Echo is a fast learner and has had no problems with people or other animals. She is great in the car and loves to play.  Echo is working on house-training, but she does well if you pay attention, and is crate-trained.

13 JUNE 2014: Echo is a 4-month-old little, beagle girl.  She is small, friendly and outgoing, playful, and great with people and dogs.  Echo was a stray at Louisa County Animal Shelter (Virginia) so her history is unknown.





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Jun
13

6


Kahlo

I’ll be at the Sept 20 adoption day in Alexandria VA!

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 30 AUGUST 2014: We have really enjoyed Kahlo. It took a couple weeks for him to feel at home, but there are many great things about him. He is playful, always wagging his tail, even when he was shy. It may take a short while for him to be comfortable with strangers (all women, men, children), but then he is a great companion.

He follows me around all the time, and he’s crate-trained and house-trained with consistent walks around 4 times a day. He is great with my kids, ages 5 and 8. He plays with my dog, a female beagle mix. He is a medium energy dog and enjoys being with people very much. He is upbeat about life, despite all he’s been through. Kahlo is a unique red color with hazel eyes – he’s gorgeous!

Original info: Kahlo is a small, beagle mix boy that is 2 years old.  He’s friendly, playful, and good with other dogs but can be a little submissive with people.  He and Henry were owner give-ups in Amelia County, Virginia, but no other history is known.





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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
25

Delila

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Delila

I’ve Been Adopted!

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

Adoption Pending!

Age: 3-4 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 29 AUGUST 2014: Susie Q has now been in her foster home for two weeks, and she is a delightful girl to have around! She seems to have never met a stranger – my husband was on a trip when she arrived, and she greeted him like an old friend when he came home a week and a half later. Susie absolutely loves going for walks and has already started to slim down a bit. She does pull on the leash and gets very excited if a squirrel, bird, or deer crosses her path (I’d guess the same would be true for bunnies!); you need to keep a firm hand on the leash to be ready to hold on. She also perks up when she sees people or other dogs and is happy to accept pats from anyone who stops.

My dogs have warmed up to Susie, although they are not always accepting of the kisses she tries to give them (she loved it when Beauregard cleaned her ears at our last BREW event!). She is perfectly happy sleeping on the floor or on an area rug but will periodically sneak into an unoccupied dog bed. Susie is fairly low-key in the house (at least with two walks a day), and I typically find her snoozing somewhere near me or in the next room. She has shown no interest in the furniture other than putting up her feet to say hi. She has gotten better with her house-training already, but she does not signal when she needs to go, so we are working on getting her on a schedule. We crate her on days we work away from home and during the night. She was unhappy about being crated downstairs at night but has slept peacefully since her crate was moved to the bedroom. Susie does get excited to get out of the crate when we get home and in the morning and will bark and howl some. Other than that, she is pretty quiet, apart from the occasional bark in the yard or at a critter she sees on a walk.

Susie Q was originally aged at 5-6 years old, but our vet estimated her to be closer to 3, and I had also guessed her to be a bit younger based on her energy on walks and a mouthful of nice teeth. I think she is the perfect mix of active outside and low-key inside and would be a fantastic addition to a household with at least one person to walk her daily.

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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