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

7


Sugar

I’m Available!

Age: 2-3 years

Gender: Female

Sugar is a 2- to 3-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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Jun
9

5


Henry

I’m Available!

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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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

Bowser

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Bowser

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Male

2 NOVEMBER 2014: Meet Bowser!  His favorite things are rolling in the grass, food and treats, belly rubs, rolling in the grass, telling stories (i.e., howling), and did I mention rolling in the grass??  He also likes to play with his foster brothers…when they’ll cooperate.  He is currently in a condo but I think he would really like a fenced yard where he can run (and roll!).  He is energetic but he also likes to nap, so I’d characterize him as between “high energy” and “couch potato.” He is incredibly friendly and sweet.  He is 95% housetrained; he still very occasionally has peeing accidents.  That usually happens on days when we don’t follow our normal schedule.  During the work day, he is crated and he does fine in his crate.  At night, he generally chooses to sleep in his crate but I don’t close the door so he can come and go at will. The main thing we’re working on is his howling.  He is pretty vocal, mostly when I just get home and he is let out of his crate and when I’m getting his dinner.  He used to be more vocal, but he’s gotten over a fair amount of it.  He definitely settles down in a crate and stops howling when he’s crated.  He is a great little guy and just looking for his family who will love him forever.

Original info: 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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