Mar
16

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Colleen

I’m Available!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Female

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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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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Feb
10

2


Frederic III

I’m Available!

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 20 MARCH 2014: Frederic is one sweet beagle boy! He is house trained and crate trained. He loves to play with toys and other dogs as well as cuddle with people. He likes to fetch, too! He is no stranger to furniture, so I’m sure he was someone’s pet. He is pretty quiet, but he does have a nice little low bay when he is happy or hungry. We are working on our leash manners and he has shown great improvement.

Original info: Frederic III was the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire back in the mid-1400′s.  Now his spirit has returned to us in the body and mind of this beautiful beagle boy.  Frederic was found by a vet in Baltimore.  After scanning him for a microchip they found he had formerly been in the care of the Baltimore shelter.  He was returned to the shelter and we got him bailed out.  Frederic is about 2 years old and appropriately energetic.  He really doesn’t have good leash manners but that seems to stem from his overall enthusiasm for everything.  He loves people, but we won’t know about dogs, cats or kids until we get him into a foster home.  He rode very nicely from shelter to kennel (about 90 minutes) and left his crate clean and dry.





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Feb
3

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Woody

I’m Available!

Age: 4-5 years

Gender: Male

QUICK UPDATE – 28 FEBRUARY 2014: As you can see from Woody’s new photo, he is so proud to have “furniture privileges”, even if it is only when he receives permission! [This photo is now part of his gallery shown below!]

31 JANUARY 2014: Woody was adopted from BREW in 2010.  Unfortunately, circumstances have him looking for a new home.  Woody’s family had a baby, and Woody was jealous of the new family member and did not adjust well, so for the safety of all involved it was decided that Woody come back to BREW and we would find him a new home.

Woody has spent some time in “beagle boot camp”, both to work on weight-loss (he was a bit rotund) and his attitude.  Woody likes to be the one to control who is allowed in the house, and in his opinion, nobody that doesn’t live there should be allowed.  This behavior is being addressed in his current foster home with a combination of techniques, and progress is being made, but his adoptive home will need to be willing to continue working with this issue.

Woody is crate- and house-trained, and has not showed any tendencies toward chewing anything other than doggie appropriate toys.  He LOVES to cuddle and gets along pretty well with other dogs, although he will give warning “snaps” if there is food or if another dog is trying to intrude on his getting attention.

Woody is epileptic, but it is well-controlled with daily medication administered with his morning and evening meal.

He will need a home that is firm as he was accustomed to having things too much his own way, and will periodically challenge his humans just to see “if they really mean it” when he is told to do something like go in his crate or move/get off the furniture.

If you’re looking for a new four-footed family member, and think you have room in your heart and your life for Woody, contact BREW and ask for more information.





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Jan
10

4


Ol’ Red

I’m Available!

Age: 8 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 27 JANUARY 2014: Don’t let Ol’ Red’s name or age fool you, this “old” dog still has a of spunk!  He is a very happy dog who loves to go on walks and when his nose isn’t plastered to the ground after a scent, the rest of the time he is looking up adoringly at whoever is at the other end of the leash. He also likes to play with toys, mainly soft ones with squeakers and a few balls that also squeak, though in true beagle fashion, he is not a retriever. He is housetrained and walks well on the leash.  He loves to snuggle and though he is a small beagle (he’s twenty pounds when he’s soaking wet) he will make the leap onto the human bed to snuggle in someone’s warm spot.   He does well in the crate, keeping it dry while we are gone.  Though he prefers the weekends when he is allowed to sleep upstairs on a dog bed (he will go the whole night without incident), he also does well in the crate overnight, only barking for a few minutes before settling down to go to sleep.  He does very well with other dogs, sharing sleeping and feeding space without any problems and also plays very nicely with our dogs.  He has not been around any children as of yet.  Like most beagles, he does like to “counter surf” after any food that might be left out or in your hands, however, he does know sit and will sit and wait to be given a treat.  He is a very sweet, “middle” aged dog who would make a wonderful addition to any home.

Original Info: Ol’ Red is an 8-year-old, 24-pound beagle boy who came to BREW in early January 2014. This poor guy was surrendered to the shelter by his owner who simply “didn’t want him anymore.” Despite this, Ol’ Red is a very friendly guy. He was described as an “absolute sweetheart” at the shelter, and he has lots of love to give! During his transport, Red rode very quietly for 2 hours and kept his crate clean and dry. He will be available for adoption once he is fully vetted.





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Dec
12

7


Stitch

I’m Available!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 2 APRIL 2014: Stitch is a sweet, loving, gentle, funny little beagle. He loves meal time and does a full-body-wag dance when he know it is coming. While he is not much a of barker, he does like to make the occasional editorial comment in a low woof.  He loves other dogs and is bereft when he cannot greet every single one. He is still a bit shy around people but will warm up if the person is patient and lets Stitch make the approach.

24 MARCH 2014: What a difference a week makes! Stitch came to his foster house a week ago very shy and fearful. Even the sound of the coffee maker sent him running for cover. Stitch had made great progress in short time. Stitch has mastered the stairs, the doggie door, crate training and with regular walks, is fully house broken.

Not only is Stitch smart but he is also incredibly sweet, gentle and just a beautiful beagle. He loves others dogs and is cat neutral. Stitch is still shy around people but warms up if he is allowed to do so on his own terms.

Stitch loves following his foster brother beagle around, having his tummy rubbed and is a sweet cuddler. He walks well on his leash, enjoys riding in the car and absolutely loves the dog park where he can make friends and get his play on.

Stitch would do best in a house with another dog. His foster brother has been really important in showing him the ropes. He may be reluctant to do something (still a bit fearful) but if his brother does it, Stitch is all in. Also, Stitch is a fence-climber, but he has been fine in his foster home with a 6-foot wooden fence. He will need a home with a privacy fence or no fence (plus walks).

Original info: Stitch is a 3 year old male beagle.  Stitch is friendly but a little reserved and good with other dogs.  He came to the Louisa Co. Animal Shelter with a embedded collar that required stitches around his neck.  He is a fence climber. Stay tuned we get to know Stitch 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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Nov
24

4


Rover

I’m Available!

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 21 MARCH 2014: Hi all, Rover here.  I have been having a good time with my foster family, but what I would really like is a family to call my own!

Let me tell you a bit about myself.  I am about 2 years old and perfectly slim at 25 pounds.  I understand what “house trained” is and I am reliable about doing my business outside.  I do need a daily schedule and it helps if folks pay attention to my signals, too.  I will come to you to let you know I need to go out.  Sometimes, I even go to the door to let you know.

I really like to be near the people. When you pick me up, I go limp and I like to be held like a baby for a tummy rub.  I am not overly active or excessively vocal, but I am busy enough that you will know I am around.  I love to play with stuffed toys.  By “play” I mean that I love to attack them and get the squeaky thing out.

Because I am just a young guy, I still like to explore things with my mouth.  I can be destructive if no one pays attention.  But, give me something I am allowed to chew on and I will be happy with that.  I am proud to say that I have learned “sit” and “stay.”  When I meet someone new, I don’t jump up.  I try to sit quietly next to them for a pat on the head or ear scratch.  I really want my family to help me learn more about good manners and even tricks.

Foster mom tells me that I must tell you that I will jump fences and dash out the front door.  Here at the foster home, the backyard has a 6-foot privacy fence and I haven’t tried to jump that one.  I ran out the front door once and scared everyone by running right into the street! I didn’t get far though and ran back when I heard “Rover, treat!”

I think I would like to be the only dog in my family, but having a doggy brother or sister would be okay, too.  I do not want any cats in my house!  I get very excited around cats; they seem to bring out the hunter in me.

I love to take leash walks, and I am learning better manners when I am on lead.  I will go potty on lead.  When no one is home, I spend time in my crate.  I know it is time to go to my crate when my foster person puts a cookie in it for me.  I also sleep in my crate at night.  I usually sleep right through the night, but if I become restless and vocal in my crate during the night, I need to go outside to potty!

And, yes, these are my real, actual photos as taken by a real, professional photographer.  I am just that handsome!  Thank you, Angela of Pooch Smooch Photography, for taking my pictures and allowing me to use them to find my forever home.

NEWS – 19 FEBRUARY 2014: Rover knows how to “sit” and “shake a paw”!

Rover came to BREW from Madison County, VA, where he was an owner surrender with his brother, Martin. He is very friendly and good with other dogs. Both boys were already fully vetted and are ready for adoption. We’ll know more about Rover once he moves into a foster home. Stay tuned!







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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
2

Auggie

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Auggie

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 5-6 months

Gender: Male

New!! It would be fabulous if these guys could be adopted together. They are very close and stick near each other always!!!  They do terrific with the crate and are fully house-trained. Astro has more freckles on his front legs and black on his face. Auggie has more of a brown face.

These two are sweet as molasses and all around great pups. Astro is more dominant and Auggie is timid but neither are mean or naughty.  They love to snuggle together or with a human when one is available. They are good with my other 5 dogs too :-). They love to run and play and really enjoy our long walks on the horse trails through the Arboretum.

Auggie is an older puppy (5-6 months) who came to BREW from the Louisa County, Virginia shelter with his brother, Astro. Both boys are friendly, but Auggie is the more reserved of the two. Auggie will be fully vetted and moving to a foster home soon, after which we will know more about him and have more photos. Stay tuned!

 




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