Jul
22

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Buddy

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 8-9 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 24 AUGUST 2014: Buddy is on his second foray through BREW, having been returned by his adoptive family after five years.  He settled back into his foster home with aplomb.  He is a very quiet dog; he rarely barks, doesn’t run around like a crazy man, and likes to curl up by my feet wherever I happen to be.  He is housetrained and except for one attempt to mark within the first hour of him being back in his foster home, he has not had a single accident.  (He is also crate-trained but he doesn’t particularly like his crate.  Since he is housetrained and doesn’t get into mischief, he has free reign of the house when I’m gone, so the crate isn’t really an issue.)  He doesn’t get on the furniture.  He sits (both on command and on his own) like a champ – at dinner time, for treats, to get his ears scratched (both by me and by all of the folks that we meet out-and-about).  He walks well on a leash; not much pulling (although he can get a bit stubborn when I want him to move on if a spot smells particularly good).  He is mostly a couch – well dog bed – potato, but he does play with toys occasionally and with me sometimes too.  He is good with the kids that we have met on our walks, even the younger ones.  He did have back surgery a bit ago, and while that doesn’t seem to bother him (and our orthopedic vet said he is fine), he doesn’t like it when other dogs pounce around on his back.  (Can’t say I blame him.)  So I don’t rough-house with him and I would say that it would be best for him to not be in an environment where that is a possibility.  He gets along well with his foster brothers (both of whom are on the older side and don’t rough-house anymore), although he and one of his foster brothers occasionally get snarky with one another about toys (mostly because his foster brother believes all toys are his and will steal things from Buddy).  Oh, and Buddy is a rather hairy beagle.  I think he’s mixed up with a longer-haired breed (like a Golden Retriever or a Husky).  He’s very soft, but very furry…and he’s got a great whiskered chin.  In short, Buddy is a sweet, polite, quiet, hairy little guy who will make someone/some family a great companion.

22 JULY 2014: Buddy is an adorable beagle boy with five years of pet experience under his belt. He was originally adopted from BREW in 2009 and has recently come back to the rescue. Buddy is moving into a foster home soon (the same one as in 2009), so stay tuned for more information once he’s settled in!

Original info (September 2009): Campbell [now Buddy], 3-4 year old neutered male that is fully vetted and ready for a new home.  He is friendly and great with other dogs but was a stray at the Louisa Co Animal Shelter so his history is unknown.





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Jul
14

6


Snoopy

I’m Available!

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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Jun
13

6


Kahlo

I’ll be at the Sept 20 adoption day in Alexandria VA!

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 30 AUGUST 2014: We have really enjoyed Kahlo. It took a couple weeks for him to feel at home, but there are many great things about him. He is playful, always wagging his tail, even when he was shy. It may take a short while for him to be comfortable with strangers (all women, men, children), but then he is a great companion.

He follows me around all the time, and he’s crate-trained and house-trained with consistent walks around 4 times a day. He is great with my kids, ages 5 and 8. He plays with my dog, a female beagle mix. He is a medium energy dog and enjoys being with people very much. He is upbeat about life, despite all he’s been through. Kahlo is a unique red color with hazel eyes – he’s gorgeous!

Original info: Kahlo is a small, beagle mix boy that is 2 years old.  He’s friendly, playful, and good with other dogs but can be a little submissive with people.  He and Henry were owner give-ups in Amelia County, Virginia, but no other history is known.





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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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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
25

Delila

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Delila

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 14 AUGUST 2014: Delila has been at her foster home for almost three months, and she still loves to get attention.  Her need for attention is declining, but she still wants a lot of it and will let you know it.  Delila is quickly learning to sit and wait quietly for attention.

She has a nice energy level – not a couch potato but not high energy either. She is still working on her manners but is making progress. She is house trained and was good overnight in the kennel, but we don’t kennel her at night anymore. She loved to chase and wrestle with former foster brother, Odie, and now will play with the resident dogs if they are interested, and when they aren’t, she is fine with that too. Delila is good at entertaining herself.  She is a smart girl and learns quickly.

Delila is going to need some to be a little patient with her while she learns she is safe and gains confidence, but she is worth it!

31 MAY 2014: Delila and Odie came to their foster home one week ago and had completely different responses.  They arrived while I was out and were spending time in the yard with my husband.  Immediately upon my stepping into the yard, Delila ran across the yard to come greet me.  Odie on the other hand, snuck up to me, let me pet him and then found the best hiding place in the yard.  One week later, Delila remains her lovey self, and Odie has really opened up.

Delila is a real lovey girl – she makes it clear when she wants attention.  She accompanies her attention seeking with little cries.  One could almost think she was unhappy, but the wiggling body and tail show otherwise.  She is a confident little girl and is a good companion to Odie.  She sleeps quietly all night in a kennel with Odie.  Delila is a big cuddler, but isn’t (yet anyway) a big kisser.  She loves to run and play, Odie being her best playmate.  She is also good with the cats and the cats aren’t fearful of her.  I can’t really comment on house training yet – we did have a couple of accidents last weekend, but that can just be the stress of a new situation.  She is a fast eater, but isn’t food aggressive.  Loves treats – of course.

24 May 2014: Delila recently moved into a foster home. Here’s a VIDEO of her with her current foster brother, Odie.

20 May 2014: Delila’s vetting has been completed, and she is now available for adoption!

Original info: Delila is a 3-year-old beagle girl who will be available for adoption after her vetting is completed.  She is very friendly and good with other dogs but was a stray in Louisa County, Virginia, so her history is unknown.







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Feb
10

Frederic III

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Frederic III

I’ve Been Adopted!

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

UPDATE – 14 AUGUST 2014: Well, it’s been a while since I got my foster-human to do an update on me.  These humans, they’re a LOT of work, and some are REALLY tough to train!

I have been back with BREW since last November; can you believe nobody has snatched me up yet?!  Well, OK, I did need some “Beagle Boot Camp”, but my attitude is MUCH better, and I’m down to my ideal weight at 18 lbs. I don’t mean to sound conceited or anything, but I look GOOD!

I am doing really well in my foster home, but am still looking for the home that is mine FUREVER (as they say).  I am a strong-willed man, some humans have said I have a bit of “small dog syndrome” because I am on the small side, but that just makes me easier to snuggle, but if you stick to your guns I will listen, eventually.

I am house-trained, crate-trained and I loooooove car rides.  I live with other dogs, a couple cats and some full-grown humans.  I like to have my way and can be pretty adamant about it, so my foster humans do NOT think I would be a good match with the small humans, although teen-agers would probably work for me.

I can be loud, and if I want something (usually food) that I am not getting, I can keep it up for a while, but usually I “talk” rather than bark.  You say something to me, I say something back, etc., but I get the definite feeling that the humans don’t understand what I’m saying. *sigh* Being a beagle man is TOUGH!

I now have FULL furniture privileges, although I do get temporarily “evicted” sometimes because I still can get a little nippy towards other dogs if they try to steal my spot or my attention.

So, looking for a pint-sized guy who knows what he wants, and is looking for a warm lap, a soft bed and somebody to share walks (or playtime in the yard) with?  If check out BREW’s adoption process HERE.  If I don’t sound like your perfect match, there are lots of others “fish in the ocean” (or “beagles in the Rescue”, in this case), I just KNOW one of us would make you happy!

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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Feb
2

Edith Ann

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Edith Ann

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 5 years

Gender: Female

22 MAY 2014: Edith Ann is definitely all beagle! Very happy, curious, and active. She is house trained! She loves meeting people and dogs of all kinds on our walks. She is a real delight!

23 MARCH 2014: After a few weeks in a great foster home, Edith Ann figured out how to climb the fence, so she is in boarding for now to ensure her safety. She will need a forever home with a privacy fence or no fence (plus walks!). Also, prior to her fence-climbing adventures, we found out that Edith Ann is good with cats!

Original info: Edith Ann is a newcomer to BREW from Rockbridge County, Virginia.  She was found as a stray.  Edith Ann is very people and dog friendly.  She is thought to be about 5 years old and weighs 20 pounds.  She will be ready for adoption after she gets some work done at our favorite vet.

 






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