Oct
31

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Sandy

I’m Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 5 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 29 NOVEMBER: Sandy has had bladder surgery for a stone and is now fully recovered.  She is on a stone diet which the vet recommends permanently, but she is not a big eater so a $25-30 bag of food will last her roughly a month.  The vet can issue a prescription if her future adopter would like to order it.  She is the perfect little girl: crate trained, house-trained, loves to ride, sleeps at the foot of the bed, and plays great with my other dogs.  She is a little possessive over her food but the worst that she does is bark.

6 NOVEMBER 2014: Sandy is a good little girl, crate trained and plays well with my dogs.  She does go to the door when she needs to go out but if you don’t see her, she will pee on the floor, but I guess she can’t help it, as she is getting over an infection.  The vet confirmed she is already spayed.

31 OCTOBER 2014: Sandy is an AKC-registered, five-year-old beagle girl. Her owner gave her up to the Abingdon Animal Shelter because she “yodels” (who doesn’t enjoy a little beagle song?!?).  She’s on the small side and estimated to be around 20 pounds.  The shelter said that she kept her kennel clean and always went potty when they took her out on a leash.  BREW’s wonderful kennel volunteer has Sandy at home. She seems to be house-trained, enjoys playing with other dogs, and made herself right at home in her current foster mom’s bed! Sandy appears to be spayed, but we do not have any medical records. She will be getting checked out by one of our vets soon!





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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
14

Michelle

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Michelle

I’ve Been Adopted!

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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Oct
13

Sammy

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Sammy

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 8 NOVEMBER 2014: Sammy is a wonderful dog. He is timid when first approached, and very submissive, so rather than run from you he will lie down and show you his belly. Once you start rubbing that soft belly, he’s a happy boy! He has claimed a spot next to his favorite person (mom, of course!) on the couch, and he sleeps on mom and dad’s bed when they aren’t around. When they get ready to go to bed, Sammy reluctantly goes to his own doggy bed (in the same room) where he sleeps the whole night through. He is completely house-trained, and learned how to use the doggy door after being in his foster home for only a few hours. He gets along well with his three doggy siblings.

After a full week in our home, I have not heard Sammy bark even once. It is surprising, but because I assumed he would join into the howling chorus that greets me every day when I get home from work, but Sammy just squeezes into the crowd and wags his tail with vigorous anticipation. He does not have a destructive bone in his body, either. He hasn’t even come close to chewing on anything except the dog bones I give him, which he loves! (He’s not to sure about the squeaky toys, though; those are kind of scary.) The only thing that Sammy struggles with is leash walking. He doesn’t like the leash, so we have been practicing walking outside on it a little each day to try to get him comfortable with it.

Overall, Sammy is a happy, healthy boy who seems to love everyone he meets. He would be a wonderful addition to any family!

3 NOVEMBER 2014: Sammy has been in his foster home for one day and is settling in nicely. He gets along with all of the other dogs and hasn’t done any marking in the house. He slept all night in his dog bed in our room.

10 OCTOBER 2014: Sammy is sweet, quiet, and low-key. He needs a little more confidence but gets along great with other dogs.

Original info: Sammy is a 3-year-old fully vetted male beagle.  This big, handsome guy is friendly and playful and gets along great with other dogs.  He was a stray in Culpeper Animal Shelter so his history is unknown.



 


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Oct
13

5


Charlie

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

2 NOVEMBER 2014: Charlie is a handsome guy! He’s always alert and perky. Although he can climb fences, he is very easy to hook up on the zip line or do his business on a leash (loves to go for walks!). He also loves to sleep and cuddle with people, great for the cold nights to come!

28 SEPTEMBER 2014: Charlie is a wonderful boy! Always happy, loves to snuggle, and loves to have children hug him! Loud noises do make him a little skittish and he only nibbles his food (must be his Basenji side). He also needs careful formal introductions to other dogs. He’s ok with our Dottie, once they got to sniff each other and she let him know who is in charge around here! The dogs behind fences still get the bark and growl treatment. He is definately house trained, no accidents since he’s been here! Yea!

Original info: Charlie is a  2-year-old neutered male, who is fully vetted.  He is very friendly and gets along good with other dogs.  He was a stray at the Louisa County Animal Shelter so his history is unknown.




 


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Oct
12

6


Thunder

Adoption Pending!

Age: 9-10 years (possibly younger)

Gender: Male

23 AUGUST 2014: Meet Thunder!  Thunder’s previous human was elderly and no longer able to care for him, so surrendered him to the Montgomery County, PA SPCA.  His age is listed as 9-almost-10 and they were not confident that they would find an adopter for him because of his age.  Lucky for him they reached out to BREW to see if we could help.

In his foster home for a week now, he seems younger than 9 or 10, maybe in the 6-8 range, although it is possible that he is just in terrific shape because, unlike many beagles, he is not overweight. He was clearly loved and well-cared for, too.

Although there has been a few “marking” incidents (not abnormal in a new place, especially with other dogs), Thunder is clearly house-trained.  He knows “sit” and “down”.  He does not like to be crated when people are home, and at night he likes to sleep with a person and will try to burrow under the blankets with a person.  If told “no”, he just waits until one is asleep then joins them, but he is not a bed- or blanket-hog.

So far Thunder has gotten along with dogs of all sexes and sizes, but his focus (and joy) is cuddling with a person, whether on the couch, in a comfy chair or in bed.  If not permitted to join a person on the couch, etc. he will find a comfy spot on the floor and settle.



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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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Oct
12

0


Solo

I’m Available!

Age: 8-9 years

Gender: Male

11 SEPTEMBER: “Hello, I am Solo.  I am a red and white beagle boy who loves people.  I am good with dogs my size and smaller, however, big dogs frighten me so I bark at them.  I love to be with my beagle buddies here at Nana’s, but my favorite place to be is where ever Nana is located.  I am house broken, so I go outside to do my business.  I still get in trouble for marking.  Nana said that will pass after time.  I do not chew inappropriately and I really don’t play with toys.  My favorite things are long walks (I don’t pull on my leash), doing tricks for Nana and snuggling and being petted.  I will walk as long as you can keep going or I will sleep the day away.  I am easy going and love attention.  I am flexible.  I can get up early or sleep late, just let me be with you.”

Solo would be good in an apartment or in a home.  He would especially be good living with someone who is retired or works from home.

Original info: Solo is and older guy from Powhatan, Virginia. He has what looks like an old eye injury leaving a blue spot on the eye.  His kennel caretaker says, “I have to admit I am a little surprised, even a little in awe because this guy will not poop or pee in his kennel, knows the doggy door, will poop and pee on a leash and knows “sit”!!  He had been at my kennels a couple of days with no messes which I thought was unusual so I decided to take him out to see if he would go.  I now walk him every evening when I get to the kennels and he goes immediately.  This guy was at the end of his time!!!  He came in as a stray but must have been someone’s pet at one time.  He in not too happy about kennel life.  He still  needs vetting but he is quiet and with all things considered, I think he would make a good apartment dog.”




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Jul
14

Snoopy

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Snoopy

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 1 year

Gender: Male

2 AUGUST 2014: Need help watching what you eat?  Snoopy’s the pup to help you.  His creative begging will have you watch what you eat

He’s settled in his foster home now and his personality is showing!  A one year old pup that thinks he’s 5 months old.  He is medium energy and LOVES to play.  Trustworthy outside the crate….housebroken and doesn’t chew anything except the stuffing in soft toys.  He has run of the house now. I’ve baited him with shoes left out and he hasn’t touched them.  He knows basic commands and gives great hugs.  He’s a real character to have around and well-behaved.  I recommend a house without cats.   He does play rough so he’d have to be watched around small children as he may knock them over.  He’s also a very good watchdog. He’s alert and gives out a great AAARRROOOO!

14 JULY 2014: Snoopy has recently moved into his foster home. He is a typical one year old with lots of energy.  Snoopy knows basic commands, sit, out, stay, and shake, and walks well on lead.  He does well with other dogs but can be annoying, as he insists on playing most of the time.  Because he plays rough, I don’t think he’d do well with cats, but he has not been put to the test.  He seems to enjoy snuggling with foster sister, Elsie, though (see photo below)! More to come as he settles in!




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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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