Oct
14

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Michelle

I'm Available!

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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Mar
16

Delaney

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Delaney

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Female

QUICK UPDATE - 27 MARCH 2014: They have only recently moved into a foster home, but Delaney's foster mom reports that she and her sister, Colleen are very sweet, seem to be house-trained, and are cat-tested and approved!

Original info: Delaney is a 25 pound lass. She is tri-color, 3 years old. She came to BREW from Lexington, VA. She is instantly friendly when approached by people. This is a good thing because she is a people magnet. Everybody just wants to pet her and get her attention. She likes the attention and gently wags her tail throughout. She gets along with other dogs, and travels well. Delaney would be a shoe-in for Miss Congeniality if it weren't for her rescue partner, Colleen. Between the two of them, it is a photo-finish, probably a tie.



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Mar
16

Colleen

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Colleen

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Female

QUICK UPDATE - 13 MAY 2014: Colleen's sister has been adopted, but she loves, loves, loves to play with her new foster brother, Gunner, who is also available for adoption from BREW!

30 MARCH 2014: Colleen is a very happy little – well at 30 pounds, not so little – beagle girl.  She came to her foster home a week ago with Delaney.  They both settled in very quickly.  Colleen is the more confident of the two, but she still has moments of being unsure of what is going on (If I go out do I get to come back in? or Not sure I want to go in that room).  Of course, meal time and treats bring out the confident, happy little girl that she is.  She does eat fast, but rare is the beagle that doesn’t.  Colleen is also housetrained.  She hasn’t started to signal at her foster home – and we get the crew out fairly frequently whether they ask or not.  So far, she has spent her time cuddled with a person or sister Delaney.  Of course, the weather this weekend hasn’t been the best for going outside to explore.  She isn’t a big barker, but does occasionally have a conversation with me. She gets along well with the dogs in the house and the cats are fine with her too.  She will bark at the cats a bit and wag her tail in play and they just look at her as if to say not interested - but she doesn’t make them wary or uncomfortable.  Colleen and Delaney slept quietly in the kennel their first night here but graduated to the bedroom when I realized they are housetrained.

27 MARCH 2014: They have only recently moved into a foster home, but Colleen's foster mom reports that she and her sister, Delaney are very sweet, seem to be house-trained, and are cat-tested and approved!

Original info: Colleen, a sweet tri-color beagle girl of 30 pounds and 3 years, came to BREW from Lexington, VA. She is very comfortable with people and loves to look deep into your eyes. She gets along well with other dogs and walks nicely on lead (however, like most beagles, will pull when she gets a scent). She travels well in her crate, keeps it clean, and keeps quiet. Colleen would be a shoe-in for Miss Congeniality if it weren't for her rescue partner, Delaney. Between the two of them it is a photo-finish.






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Mar
10

Russell

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Russell

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 4 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE - 2 May 2014: Russell is the sweetest boy.  He likes everyone.  He still has a lot of puppy in him and loves to run and play. While I do not normally crate my dogs, Russell will nap during the day in one of the available crates and will sleep on a dog bed or in a crate at night.  I do not find it necessary to crate him when I am out.   

He seems to be house trained, but likes to mark his territory in new environments.  

He likes to be picked up and held like a puppy even though he is around 25 pounds.  He waits for you to pick him up and doesn't get on the furniture.  When you put him on the couch next to you, he loves to be cuddled and will give kisses if you not careful.

Russell is like most beagles and is very food motivated.  He does jump up on you if forget to make him sit before giving treats.  Russell has a melodic bay.  My dog walker calls him Jovi (after Bon Jovi).  He is a joy to have around and will make someone a great pet.

Original info: Russell is a friendly beagle boy who recently came to BREW from Dinwiddie, Virginia. He weighs approximately 25 pounds, and the shelter reported that he is good with cats, dogs, and kids. Stay tuned as we get to know him better!




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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

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Macie

I'm Available!

Age: 2-3 years

Gender: Female

QUICK UPDATE - 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
25

Delila

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Delila

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE - 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

Susie Q

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Susie Q

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 3-4 years

Gender: Female

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 is perfectly happy sleeping on the floor or on an area rug, but she 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 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
24

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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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