Mar
8

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Chelsea

I’m Available!

Age: 9 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 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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Dec
8

Frosty

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Frosty

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 6-7 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 15 FEBRUARY 2014: Frosty is one sweet, gentle and easy going beagle.  He loves people, especially children, other dogs and animal of all kinds.  Don’t let his gray face fool you, he is a young dog at heart. Frosty loves to play with his ball and will spend time entertaining himself by tossing it and then pouncing on it. He is happy to relax on his bed and equally excited to go for a long walk. Frosty is crate trained, house broken and walks beautifully on a leash.  He is a smart dog who easily learned stairs and mastered the doggie door.  Frosty is very curious, likes to inspect his surroundings and loves to look out the window. I think he would do well in any situation.

29 JANUARY 2014: Frosty is one terrific beagle! He is very gentle boy who just wants love and has a lot of love to give in return. He is a very sweet and is eager to learn and to please. Frosty is very motivated by treats and very responsive to training. He won’t take a treat from your hand, prefers if you put it on the floor in front of him. He is very sweet and snuggly but is not a kisser.

Frosty gets along well with all dogs, large and small and does great with cats as well. He is very curious about the world around him and calmly friendly to everyone he meets, young and old. He is very quiet for a beagle. I have only heard one bark, demanding to be let out of his crate after a long stretch. He is crate-trained, housebroken and terrific at walking on a leash.

He is a little bit timid but his confidence grows every day as he learns the routine and feels secure in his environment.

Original info: Frosty is a 6-7 year- old male beagle who is very friendly and does well with other dogs.  He was a stray at the Louisa County shelter so his history is unknown. Stay tuned for more information as we get to know him better!







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Dec
8

Dimples

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Dimples

I’ve Been Adopted!


Age: 5-6 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 3 FEBRUARY 2014:  Dimples is a fabulous little guy.  He packs a lot of happiness and wiggles into his 17 pounds.  Yes, he is a little guy too.  Which is great since I want to pick him up and cuddle him frequently.  He is great with all of the dogs in the house – ranging in age from six to twelve.  He plays when approached but doesn’t bother the couch potatoes.  The four cats in the house were comfortable with Dimples from the start.  Some new fosters will cause the cats to hiss and run – but they accepted Dimples from the start.

Dimples is also smart.  He learned the routines of the house easily and is making progress on his manners.  He also seems to understand that he needs to do his business outside, but he hasn’t yet done his own signaling as he just follows the other dogs out.  He is a fast eater, but doesn’t try to steal the other dogs’ food.

Original Info: Dimples is a 5-6 year-old male beagle. He was picked up as a stray in Amelia County.  He is small, good with other dogs, and very friendly, but his history is unknown. He will be available for adoption once he is fully vetted. Stay tuned as we get to know Dimples better!





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Nov
24

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Buck

I’m Available!!

Age: 5-6 years

Gender: Male

10 MARCH 2014: Meet Buck! He is a mellow fellow and all around nice boy. Buck, known as Bucky, joined our household two weeks ago and has been a perfect gentleman. He walks very nicely on leash. Sometimes he’ll get excited if he catches a scent or sees another dog that he wants to say hi to. Generally, he’ll just follow along to where you want to go.

Buck seems to have a clue about house training. He tried to mark the first day in our house, but hasn’t done that since. He is fine in his crate and considers it his den. Sometimes he’ll bring all his stuffed toys into his crate and sleep with them. Bucky knows how to take a treat gently from your hands. He was also very patient and let me clean his ears, bathe him and cut his nails, all without a peep.

He gets along with our cats and pretty much ignores them. Buck likes being around humans. He will follow wherever the humans go and sit patiently for us to pet him or rub his ears. But Buck is also fine just hanging out in a dog bed or his crate and snoozing or playing with a stuffed toy. We took Buck on a trip to New York City and he was fine with all the people and city noises. He even enjoyed watching ice hockey at Bryant Park. I think Buck would make a great addition to a household looking for a sweet, easygoing beagle.

Original information: Buck came to BREW from Madison County, VA, where he was found as a stray. He is very sweet and low key, and does well with other dogs. We’re still getting to know him, but Buck’s recent weekend transporter reports that he is a vocal guy. Stay tuned for more info!







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Nov
21

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Jet

I’m Available!

 

Age: 1-2 years

Gender: Male

10 MARCH 2014: Jet has been with us now since New Year’s Day. He is a very sweet boy who lives for belly rubs and human snuggles. Jet loves to give kisses, is a good kitchen “helper”, and loves to greet anyone who comes in the door! He does not know a human stranger, and everyone he meets is his friend immediately. We do not have kids, but he did very well meeting a few families with children at the adoption event.

He is house and crate trained and has pretty good house manners (minimal begging, no chewing, etc.). His one downside is that he does have some jealousy issues with other dogs. He generally gets along okay with our two beagles, but we do think he’d be best as an only dog. All things considered, Jet is a fantastically well adjusted dog. Some family will be very lucky to win his love forever! We promise you will never be better loved.

19 JANUARY 2014 – Note from foster home: While Jet LOVES the company of humans, he prefers to have them to himself and would be best adopted into a home with no other dogs.

17 DECEMBER 2013 – News from a great temporary foster! We adopted a BREW Beagle a year ago and he has been a fantastic addition to our family. To try to give back a little for the great work that BREW does, we offered to take one of the Beagles at the vet for a day on the weekend.

I have three children, ages 8, 7 and 5 and they rose at 5:30am they were so excited to go get Jet for the day. (Note to self, don’t tell the kids before breakfast next time!)

We picked him up at the Veterinary Clinic at about 10:30am. He came out and howled a greeting to us. I thought he might keep on barking but he stopped as soon as we went outside. He pulled me towards a tree and tinkled. Then he looked at me as if to say “What’s up? Where are we going?”

I sent the kids into the car and he hopped up with no assistance. On the way home he sat up in the front seat and just looked out. He was happy to be in the car and no trouble at all.

We got him home and he met my beagle Yahoo. They sniffed each other and then largely ignored each other. Jet went to the door and I interpreted that as wanting to go out. He went outside and relieved himself, then came back in. He clearly knew how to go outside. He also knows how to sit, as when I told my dog to sit for a treat, Jet sat down immediately. This dog was clearly someone’s dog at one point.

For the rest of the day he was happy to nap and be pet by my kids. When he’s sleeping and you call his name to get up, he rolls over with all fours in the air for belly scratches.

Very gentle boy. He was able to tolerate the mild rough behavior of my children with no problems.

If I had more room, I’d have kept him. This dog will be at home in almost any situation. Very calm and cuddly.

Original info: Jet came to us from the shelter in Dublin, VA. He was surrendered to the shelter in early November and thankfully BREW got him out in time. Jet is thought to be 1 – 2 years old and is friendly with both dogs and humans. In the case of humans he greets them with a wagging tail and a big, wet tongue in the face. Jet is at our favorite vet clinic now getting some work done, but will be ready for adoption in by 11/25. Wouldn’t you like to make your home his furever home?

Special thanks to Nicole Abramson who brought Jet to us from Dublin!

 






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Nov
20

Tina

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Tina

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 5-6 years

Gender: Female

1 JANUARY 2014 UPDATE: Hi there!  I’m Tina, but my foster mom calls me Tink (short for Tinkerbell).  I like to watch squirrels & birds out the window and play with toys – especially the ones that squeak.  I’m a champion cuddler and I love belly rubs.  I’ve got a very girly howl, according to my foster mom, but I don’t use it very much; I’m usually pretty quiet.  I like to get in the trash – you never know if there might be something good in there – but I get in trouble when I do that.  I fall asleep sitting up.  I know I’m supposed to potty outside and I almost always do, but I forget sometimes.  (I’m working on it.)  I like to eat; my foster mom calls me “food motivated.”  I beg for food but my foster mom won’t give in – no matter how many pathetic looks I give her.  (She’s trying to teach me to stop…but hope springs eternal.)  I like to hang out with my foster brother beagles and I try to get them to play but they’re old so they aren’t really interested.  I like to go on walks and I really want to chase the squirrels but my foster mom won’t let me.  I like to eat snow…and sometimes dirt.  Oh, and I LOVE to give kisses.  Do you think maybe I’d be a good addition to your family?

Original Info: Tina came to BREW as a stray from the Louisa County, VA Animal Shelter.  She arrived at the shelter pregnant and delivered 4 pups. She was a wonderful mom and is great with small kids and other dogs. Stay tuned for more info once Tina moves into a foster home!





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Nov
20

Pollyanna

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Pollyanna

I’ve Been Adopted! 

Age: 6 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 16 FEBRUARY 2014: Annie (Pollyanna) has now been in her foster home for three months, and she continues to do well. She gets along with our dogs and cats, but she is most interested in affection from people. Annie’s foster dad travels a lot, and she is super-snuggly with him when he gets home (or anytime he’s home, really). Her funniest “pay attention to me” trick is that she will immediately lie down next to you and roll on her back if you are trying to exercise (or just lying down) on the floor – she loves her belly rubs! Annie knows how to sit but prefers to do so when there is a clear reward such as food or going in/out of the house (we are working on it during, walks, too). She is food-motivated and, despite being a clever girl, will not miss an opportunity to try to steal food from the other dogs (one over three times her size). She is fairly easily “herded” away from the other dogs’ bowls, but she has no fear when it comes to trying to snatch a treat right out of another dog’s mouth, so we do have to be careful at treat time. She’s still a talker when she gets impatient (meals, in/out of house, and out of crate). Annie likes walks but only has two speeds – “full speed ahead,” with her nose and eyes forward, and “anchor,” bringing up the rear with her nose to the ground. All-in-all, Annie is a lot of personality in a cute, little package, and she is certainly ready for her forever home!

4 JANUARY 2014: Charming, little Annie had quite the social calendar during December! She made friends wherever she went, ranging from an infant to toddlers to adults and including dogs from her size up to nearly 100 pounds. She traveled with us and our three dogs on a two-day trip to visit friends who have three young kids and a hound mix. Annie charmed everyone with her good behavior and sweet personality. She was especially in love with the five-year-old girl from whom she almost constantly begged for belly rubs (Mom and Dad loved Annie, too, but aren’t in a position for another dog – or she would have stayed!). Annie also joined us for a multi-day trip to visit family over Christmas, and she just went with the flow in a house with a stream of visitors (including wound-up toddlers) and a total of seven dogs (her new friends were two Boston terriers and a large Shepherd mix). Annie’s favorite Christmas buddy was my college-aged brother, whom, until now, I have never seen pick up a dog to put on his lap – she is a charmer! The week of New Year’s, Annie stayed in another BREW foster home (where she had also stayed over Thanksgiving), and she was right at home with several beagle buddies. With all these trips, we have not only learned that Annie is great with people and dogs of all ages and sizes, but that she is a great car traveler! We continue to crate her at night and while we are at work, but that has more to do with distrust of our own, occasionally grumpy, dogs. Annie continues to be trustworthy in the house while we are home and when left out unattended for a few hours. If you think Annie may be the one for you, please take a look at the BREW adoption application process!

8 DECEMBER 2013: Annie continues to be a joy in her foster home. She is sweet, snuggly, and silly and not afraid to let you know what’s on her mind! Annie has proven to be house-trained when kept on a reasonable schedule. She’s also been trustworthy left out (uncrated) with the other three dogs while we’ve been gone for a few hours, except (she won’t admit this!) she will get into the cat box if it’s accessible. Annie is a very people-friendly dog but will nap on her own if you’re busy, and she has started to play a bit with our smallest dog and chew a bit on toys. Because she can be noisy, Annie is not recommended for an apartment or townhouse, but she’d likely do well in most other homes, and she eagerly awaits her forever family!

24 NOVEMBER 2013: Pollyanna, whom we have been calling “Annie,” has been with us for three days now, and she has settled in very nicely. She is small (19 pounds) and cute as a button! She’s a little “buck-toothed” and sometimes her tongue sticks out of her mouth a bit, but it just makes her even cuter! Annie is very people-friendly and loves belly rubs, but she is also very content to curl up in a dog bed or open crate (she hopped in the crate for a nap as soon as I showed it to her the first night!). She is a bit of a talker and will whine or bark if she thinks you’re ignoring belly rub duties or too slow to let her in from the cold. Annie has been fine with the resident dogs (17-60 pounds) and cats, leaving them alone for the most part (except to steal an open dog bed!). She has kept the crate clean and dry and shows signs of being house-broken. She had a few accidents (mostly near the back door) in the first 24 hours, but that seems to have been due to some unwelcome intestinal hitchhikers (treatment currently underway). If you think Annie may be the one for you, please take a look at BREW’s adoption process and fill out an application!

Initial information: Just in from Fluvanna County, Virginia and is a little girl – under 20 pounds. Stay tuned for more info!








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Nov
20

Calvin

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Calvin

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 6-7 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 26 JANUARY 2014: The word that sums up Calvin is HAPPY! He is happy when he is outside – sniffing around and roaming the yard with our other two dogs. And he is happy when he is inside - interacting with people or laying around. He is just happy wherever he goes. This goofy beagle boy will make a perfectly fun family pet!  Because of this, we think he would be excellent around children or other pets. We haven’t seen Calvin show any mean or aggressive behavior whatsoever. Even when our older dog angrily barks and orders him out of her favorite chair, Calvin just wags his tail and obeys her. Appearance-wise, he is really cute with his big paws and big ears. Also, he is crate-trained and has done great with his house-training.  Thus, in our opinion, Calvin is pretty much suitable and lovable for any age or environment!

Belated vacation update: Well, time has been flying and I’m having fun with these new (to me) dogs and people. I love to hunt those underground critters in the yard and I will run around barking at them – do they hear me? It is a lot of fun, but when I hear my name called – I come running back to the house. I have learned that laying on the bed or couch can be nice, but I can’t really figure how to get up by myself. So, if you want me up, you will have to invite me and help me. Then I cuddle with you! I like doggy beds and I like my crate. I’m a pretty easy guy to please!

Update on my Christmas vacation: It has been a couple of days in my Christmas vacation place. I’m enjoying it – but I love best that my Secret Santa (Trudy – check out her description) has left all sorts of presents for me. My nose was assailed by the lovely scent of a chewie behind a pillow on the sofa. I nosed it out – and it was perfect. Just what I wanted!! Then, I found a stuffed cow that went “moo”. And another chewie behind the bookcase. I wonder if there are more gifts for me. I love that Trudy – maybe I’ll get to meet her at an adoption day sometime. Unless one of us is lucky enough to find our forever home first (every beagle’s biggest wish).

Previously on my Christmas vacation!  My foster mom had a chance to get to some warm weather for the holidays, so I am visiting with some older foster people. When I first met them, I greeted them with my signature happy dance. They had no idea that I wasn’t someone’s beloved pet – I just am such a people puppy that I think everyone will love me. And – they ususally do! I went for a walk where I was a little too excited to show the best manners. But when I got into their car, I curled up in the doggie cuddle bed and took a snooze. Boy, do I love car trips!

I got to my new temporary digs and met the resident beagles. Boy is the oldest girl a grump! I didn’t let that bother me, I just headed for a cuddle bed! Later I went out in the yard to do my business and have fun with the other beagles. I like dogs and especially ones with good manners (sorry, Katie).

I enjoyed my dinner and went for an evening stroll on-lead. I don’t mind pottying on-lead at all! And this time, I was more settled. Spent the night in a crate – I find that a nice place for a snooze. These new folks get up way too early for me, so I slept in for a while. Then, I was ready for some people-time. I like to follow people around because you never know what they will do or where they will go. But, after a while – it was time to find another cuddle bed. Love my naps!

My temp foster mom says that the most beautiful beagles come from Nelson county – but that is just because she has some good looking beagles that came from there. She says I am very handsome – but I would like to be loved for my happy disposition and good manners! More to come!!!

I almost forgot to tell you. On the way home, we stopped at our local pet food store. Of course, I went in to supervise. I have to say, all the people there were just too flattering. They thought my perfect sit was “perfect” – and since I just love all people – they all wanted to pet me and fuss over me. Gee, isn’t it wonderful to be in a place that smells like all sorts of wonderful food, lets me come in, and people are there to fuss over me. Heaven for a beagle!!

Calvin came to BREW after having been abandoned in Nelson County, VA.  He is one happy beagle!!! He’s very sweet and friendly and gets along well with other dogs. Stay tuned for more info as we get to know Calvin better!

Sponsored by: MacKenzie Moorhouse

 






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Nov
2

Dexter

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Dexter

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 1-2 years

Gender: Male

NEW!!   Dexter is a very fun little dog.  He gets along great with other dogs and enjoys going to the dog park so he can run around.  Being a young dog, he LOVES to play with toys and has a very hard time walking by one with out picking it up to carry it around, even during his walks.  He gets along very well with children as well and plays nicely with them without jumping up.  He is doing very well with his house training and also goes eagerly into a crate and keeps it clean and dry.  He is a easy going dog and doesn’t mind being fed with other dogs and shares his toys with them too.  He is very quiet and would do well in either a house or an apartment.  Even though he loves to play with his foster brothers he would do just as well in a home without other dogs as he is a social little guy and likes to play with humans just as much.  Dexter does play pretty hard, but he also sees the value in a good long nap on a soft bed.

First Impressions: Dexter rode very well in his crate for 5 hours.  He just curled up and slept the entire way and he left his crate clean and dry!

Dexter (a.k.a. Dex) is a small, young beagle boy who is coming to BREW this weekend (2 November 2013) from Bedford County, Virginia. He is very sweet and weighs about 25 pounds. Dexter was originally found as a stray with another beagle (a senior female the finder decided to keep), and his history is unknown. Dexter will be fully vetted soon, and we will know more about him once he is in a foster home.

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Oct
12

Daina

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Daina

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 10 ish

Gender: Female

Daina means ‘song’  Her name is pronounced “Diana” and her original BREW name was Lynn. She came from the Northern Neck of Virginia.

Previously adopted in 2006 this 10 year young girl has lots of love yet to give.  She is a slim leggy girl who loves to cuddle on the sofa with or without you.  Outside her energy level picks up as she loves walking and exploring new smells.  New situations/people make her nervous but once she gets to know you she is a total love bug. She rides nicely in a car uncrated but a doggy seat belt could be used.  She is house trained as she goes to the door to let you know she needs out. She would love a fenced yard and a doggy door but it is not a requirement.  She gets along with my DIVA girl, but does not need another dog.  I think she would be ok with older children as younger ones may make her nervous.

 




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