Jul
22

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Buddy

I’m Available!

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

6


Kahlo

I’m Available!

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
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

Bailey

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Bailey

Adopted!

Age: 2-3 years

Gender: Female

Bailey is a 2- to 3-year-old female beagle who isn’t too happy about kennel life.  We suspect this little girl was someone’s pet, and she appears to be clean and well kept.  She is seems to have already been spayed but needs vetting for confirmation.  She is small and friendly and gets along well with other dogs and small children.  She was a stray in Abingdon, Virginia, so her history is unknown.



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Feb
24

3


Susie Q

I’m Available!

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
24

Brutus

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Brutus

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Male

Brutus 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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Feb
24

1


Spot

I’m Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Male

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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Feb
24

0


Bowser

I’m Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Male

Bowser 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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Jan
21

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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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