Oct
27

Pumpkin

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Pumpkin

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 1-2

Gender: Female

Pumpkin is a spunky 1- to 2-year-old female. She is smallish, about 19 pounds. She loves children and plays great with other dogs. Pumpkin came to BREW from a central Virginia shelter, and her history is unknown. 


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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
15

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Joe

Available Soon!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Male

Joe is a 3-year-old male who will be available once his vetting is completed.  He was a stray at the Louisa County Animal Shelter and had a potential adopter. He was great with her children but when she was informed that she had to get him neutered, she decided not to adopt Joe.  He is a little nervous in the kennel environment but outside of the kennel he is sweet, very affectionate and low key.  Because he was stray, Joe’s history is unknown.



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Oct
14

5


Megan

Adoption Pending!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 4 DECEMBER 2014: Megan (a.k.a. MR. Sparklepants, even though the kids know Megan is a girl!) has settled right in, and is a wonderful dog.  She will snuggle with you, your spouse, your kids, your mom, your neighbor, your mailman, the stranger down the street…. anyone she can find to love on.  We have determined she is house trained, and has even mastered the doggie door very quickly.  She has full run of the house, even when we’re out, and has never had any accidents.  Megan now goes up and down the stairs with ease (and sometimes in full stride when playing tag with the girls).

We took her to the doggie park when the weather was nice over the holiday weekend and she had a blast running free with all of the other dogs.  Megan has been a pleasure to have in our home, and would be a very special Christmas addition for any family.

29 NOVEMBER 2014: Megan spent her first day in her foster home, and was a sweetheart from the start!  She instantly took to the girls, one who is 3 and the other 8.  Megan seems as though she is craving attention, and spent most of the day at someone’s side.  Anyone’s lap she could fill, she was there!  She played in the yard, and met the neighbor dogs through the fence, and is very attentive to the sound of any dog barking in the neighborhood.

Megan walked well on the leash, as we took her on our favorite route around the nearby cul-de-sac.  She is very submissive, so we’re not sure if she’s suffered any abuse in the past or not, but she is extremely loving.  She would make a good lap dog, as she is ready to curl up with anyone who will show her affection.  Megan seemed hesitant to wander around independently at first, but is starting to warm up to the idea of sniffing around to see what kind of trouble she can get into.  She had no trouble going up the stairs, but was a little unsure of going down.  Little by little she’s gathering up the courage, and made the trek without assistance twice already.

It seems as though Megan would be a really great dog for any family, with or without children, and possibly even for a family that already has another dog.  She slept in her doggie bed last night in our room without any issues, (although I think she would have preferred to sleep in our bed with us!) We will continue to monitor her behavior and interaction with our family, as well as how she behaves when left alone.  Her first opportunity for independence will be tomorrow for a few hours, so we’ll keep you posted.

10 OCTOBER 2014: Megan is sweet, quiet, and low-key, and she gets along well with other dogs. Her vetting will be completed soon.

Original info: Megan is a small, 3-year-old female who still needs vetting. She is very friendly and good with other dogs.  She was a stray at the Louisa County Animal Shelter so her history is unknown.





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Oct
12

3


Bella Grace

I’m Available!

Age: 5-6 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE -4 DECEMBER 2014: Bella has undergone a 180 degree transformation since she first entered our home a few months ago.  Where before she was aloof and at times snappy with her foster brothers, she now is a snuggle bug and the main instigator of play time. She enjoys playing with toys, and being an adult dog, does not try to chew on things she should not, like shoes or personal belongings.  She no longer needs to be separated from everyone else at meal time and everyone is able to snuggle together on the couch with the humans without any jealousy.  She is a very sweet and affectionate dog, and if you are the type of person who enjoys puppy kisses, then she will be happy to oblige!  She walks well on a leash and enjoys going on walks and exploring new places.  She LOVES to cuddle and could spend hours with someone quietly stroking her head.  She also enjoys watching television, cocking her head to the different sounds, especially when a nature show is on.  She has had limited interaction with children, but the times she has spent with them, she has been very patient with their play and very interested in them and liked interacting with them.  She does still suffer some mild separation anxiety, but is hoping that Santa will bring her a Thunder Shirt for Christmas (if she doesn’t get her Forever Home first!) to help with that.  She continues to excel with her housetraining and does not mess in the house during the night or while we are away at work.  She is not kenneled at bedtime or while we are away as she prefers to sleep near humans at night and to be in a small room with other dogs rather than a crate during the day.  If you are looking for a loving companion for you or your family than please consider Bella Grace.

8 NOVEMBER 2014: We’ve been fortunate to have been fostering Bella Grace (aka B.G. or Baby Girl) for about two months. When we first got her she was recovering from heartworm treatment, other parasite infections, and her spay surgery as well as the stress of being moved from different locations and whatever else she may have gone through before BREW found her. Needless to say, she was a ball of stress when she came to us and took out some of that stress on our dogs. However, once she learned that she was in a safe place and that our dogs were friends, she relaxed. She has always been and continues to be super friendly and sweet with humans. She loves to snuggle and is very affectionate. Now that she is fully recovered from all of her medical issues, she loves to play and instigates playtime with our boys and even seeks them out to snuggle. She does suffer from separation anxiety, but it is less severe if she is with another dog. She is crate trained, but due to her anxiety does better in a small room verses the crate, unless she is the only dog, then she should be crated to prevent her from acting out and causing damage. She is completely house trained and sleeps through the night on a dog bed upstairs with us. She walks very well on a leash and like most beagles enjoys going on walks and exploring. She does get a little vocal at times so may not work in an apartment. Otherwise she is a very loving girl who is waiting for someone to love her in return.

6 OCTOBER 2014: Bella Grace is a very sweet older dog who definitely knows what it means to be in a house.  She is very comfortable with couches and beds and is completely house and crate trained.  She is a bit of an escape artist and has figured out how to undo the latches on part of her crate and wiggle out of the smallest opening possible.  She does have a history of heartworms for which she has been treated and she is currently still on her exercise restrictions.  She is not showing any ill effects from the treatment or the heartworms and cannot wait to be able to run around the yard.  She walks very well on the leash and is eager for when those walks can be extended to a longer distance, hopefully in about another month.  She tolerates other dogs, but does get a little jealous when other dogs get food and attention and can try to be quite bossy.  Do to this she would probably be best as either the only dog or to be adopted by an experienced dog owner with other dogs. She has gotten used to her foster brothers, but she seems to prefer the company of humans to the company of dogs.  She is very quite, except for when she is left alone, then she tends to vocalize and try to escape from the kennel.   We are taking steps to discourage that, but it is a work in progress.  Otherwise Bella is very affectionate, loves to snuggle, and desires to be a human companion.

Original info: Bella Grace is a lovely girl (her photos do not do her justice!) who came to BREW from central Virginia. She was pregnant, but, sadly, her puppies died before birth, and Bella Grace needed a hysterectomy. She was, however, a favorite at the vet clinic and kennel.






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Jun
9

Henry

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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
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

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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