Jan
16

Kip

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Kip

I’ve Been Adopted! 

Age: 3-4 years

Gender: Male

NEW:  Kip used a Get Out of Jail Free card to escape the hustle and bustle of the boarding lifestyle for a few days. He enjoyed first class accommodations, fine dining, and abundant opportunities for relaxation, recreation and adventure during his stay at our all-inclusive property.  Kip opted to spend time at the house and also ventured out to explore the nearby dog park where he was able to work off some of his boundless energy. The on-site concierge was ready to help with his daily adventures and found a variety of ways to engage Kip’s playful and mischievous personality while supervising his endless curiosity. Possessing a basic understanding of commands helped him fit in and suggests he is already on his way to becoming a confident and well behaved member of the family not just a guest. Kip found ways to relax and reveal his happy, fun loving, free spirit. His outgoing and gentle personality helped him win canine and human friends. After a hard day of playing and socializing, he settled in nicely in his crate…excuse me…a fine, cozy place to hole up in winter where he could drift off to sleep. The rest and recreation ended too soon for this loving fellow. Kip is hoping to find a place where he can relax and enjoy these luxuries and amenities on a more permanent basis. He is looking for some place that he can call home.

 

From Kip’s transporter (17 January 2014): Kip rode very quietly for his 2 1/2 hour transport.  He’s a bigger boy who weighs in at 37 pounds (and he hadn’t had anything to eat all day!).  He’s a kisser. He has the potential to be a world class counter surfer.

Original information: Kip is approximately 3 to 4 years old and approximately 30 lbs [Note: we've weighed him since this, and he's actually 37 lbs!]. He did fine with other dogs he was “temp tested” with, can sit, give paw and even stand up on his back legs for treats (we aren’t sure if that was a known trick or he was just that smart and that treat motivated). He walks beautifully on a leash and enjoys people. He did not seem overly interested in cats. He came in as a stray with another dog. The other dog was reclaimed but the family said Kip was not their pet.





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Nov
24

Biscuit

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Biscuit

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 6-8 months

Gender: Female

Biscuit just came to us this weekend (23 November) from Dinwiddie, VA. She is a 6-8 month old beagle mix who currently weighs 32 pounds. Sadly, Biscuit was found in the dumpster at the landfill. Despite this rough start, the shelter reported that she is super sweet and friendly and loves children and belly rubs.  She is also great with cats and dogs. We’ll know more about Biscuit once she moves into a foster home, so stay tuned!


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Jul
12

Tex

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Tex

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 1-3

Gender: Male

23 JULY 2013 UPDATE: Tex has settled into his foster home really well, even though he has only been with us for four days. He is a big bundle of love and affection; he loves people, gets along with our 15-, 30-, and 60-pound dogs (apart from a few grumbles between him and our grumpy/anxious dog), and just sniffs the cats. Tex has clearly lived in a house before and is both crate- and house-trained, and he found the water dishes and dog beds almost immediately upon arrival. He will sleep anywhere at floor level (dog bed, rug, cool floor), and he hasn’t shown any interest in sleeping on the couch or human bed. Our house is fairly well pet-proofed, but the only things he has chewed on thus far have been dog toys, and he has engaged our more playful dog in some play-fighting (lots of barking and running, but no biting). Tex is big enough to put his front paws up on counters, tables, and windowsills, but after correcting him verbally and with a spray bottle for two days, he seems to have stopped jumping up on things (I wouldn’t trust him with food within reach, though!). He seems to be used to “holding it,” and he has yet to potty at all on our twice daily walks, preferring to go in the fenced yard. He likes walks but needs work on the leash, as he is quite a puller. Tex has nice, big beagle voice, which he has used when crated without other dogs in the room (once), playing in the house, and occasionally when dogs or kids have gone past the yard. Apart from needing some guidance with counters/tables and leash practice, Tex has been an easy addition to our pack, and he is definitely ready for his forever home!

JULY 2013: Tex sure is a lucky beagle! He was found in the woods by some Dominion Power workers who were working on some power lines. He had a terrible leg injury that looked gruesome (too much to post here). He is now all healed up and ready to be lucky again and find a great family to call his own.

Tex came to BREW from Halifax County, Virginia. He was already neutered when he arrived at the shelter, so he was probably someone’s pet before he ended up in the woods. He’s very friendly and outgoing. Tex is a bigger beagle who weighs about 40 pounds. He will be a world-class counter surfer (see photos)!

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Apr
23

Bugs

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Bugs

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 5 years

Gender: Male

NEW!!  Bugs has been in his foster home for about a month now.  What a wonderful beagle boy!

This handsome pup is estimated to be 4 or 5 years old, but his foster family thinks he may be younger.  He is playful and curious about all of life.  Bugs is a tall, lean, beagle boy with a handsome face.  Check out those gorgeous, golden eyes! Bugs weighs 31 lbs.  In the short time in his foster home, he has learned so much.  He has not had an accident in the house at all, so, yes, he is housetrained.  Bugs is crated when the people are not home.  He keeps his crate clean and dry.

Bugs is a playful guy.  He loves other dogs and all people.  When he visited another BREW family, he had a great time wrestling and playing chase with their beagle boy.  At his foster home, he plays with the resident beagle boy.  He is a gentle playmate, too… even to his foster brother who weighs 10 pounds less than he does!

He is quick to learn new things when he can follow another dog’s lead.  Although his foster home does not have a doggie door, he learned how to use one while visiting another family.  When introduced to cats, Bugs was interested and barked at them, but did not chase or act aggressively towards them.  His foster family thinks he would be okay in a home with cats if introductions were made gradually and carefully.  Bugs would love to have a dog playmate.  If he is the only dog, it would be best if he could play with other familiar dogs regularly.  Playtimes with extended family members’ dogs or a scheduled doggie playgroup would be good for him.

Bugs is a food hound and still needs to learn some manners when people food is around.  He will counter-surf and he is a tall boy… so folks need to be watchful!

Oh, and Bugs will dash out the door, and has no sense of the danger of cars in the streets.  He loves having a fenced yard to play in.  Bugs, like most beagles, is not a natural leash walker.  His nose determines the route! Having said that, he does not pull on the leash, but he wanders.  He will potty on lead.

Bugs is happiest when he is with the people in his home.  He craves closeness!  He will stand on his back legs, climb up somebody, and press his head against them.  His foster home is working with him to stop this.  He is not “jumping up,” but, because of his size, could probably knock a young child down.

Bugs is quite submissive to other people and dogs.  His forever family will understand that he is sensitive and can easily become overwhelmed.  He does best when the daily schedule is consistent and he can anticipate what is next.  When Bugs is overwhelmed, he may cower and flop on his back.  He may start yelping… and his silly yelp reminds his foster family of a donkey braying! He may even seem to be anxious and start pacing around the house.  His new family should expect some or all of these behaviors for the first few days until Bugs learns the new routine.

 

Bugs (aka Velcro) is a 5yr neutered male, fully vetted.  He is very people friendly, loves attention and gets along well with other dogs.  He was a stray in Louisa Co. so his history is unknown.







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Nov
21

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Schroeder

I’m available!!

Age: 4-5 years

Gender: Male

14 October 2013 – UPDATE FROM FOSTER HOME: Schroeder is such a great dog! He’s been with me and his foster sister Rudy for 2 weeks now. He is so sweet and so happy. I can tell he is loving being on a soft couch/bed and loves to cuddle 24/7. He follows me around the house, always with his tail wagging! We are working on getting on a potty schedule and some verbal commands, and he is doing quite well. It is obvious he is a very smart boy! He loves to go outside, either in the yard or for a walk around downtown. He can’t get enough of the smells. This is a boy that would do really well with a doggie door and a family to give him lots of love. He has plenty to go around!

UPDATE – September 2013: Schroeder is a very friendly, robust boy who is good with most other dogs (he may not get along with alpha males, but he likes his beagle buddies at the kennel). He has not been very vocal at the kennel, and he loves food and doggy biscuits!!! We will know more about Schroeder once he is in a foster home.

Schroeder is a very friendly boy from Caroline County, MD. He is about 4-5 years. He was adopted but came back because he “barked”…???? Sigh. Very nice boy!

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Mar
27

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Leah

Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 3-4 years

Gender: Female

6 APRIL 2014: Leah is a friendly, active gal who on the lookout for a foster and/or forever home that can provide her with plenty of exercise. She loves people and other dogs. Leah was adopted by a wonderful family in February 2014, but unfortunately, she repeatedly escaped from their yard, and they made the difficult decision to return Leah to BREW to find her a home with a more suitable yard. Leah will require a yard with a privacy fence that she can neither climb nor dig under, and she also needs regular run and play time. Leah is currently back in her original foster home, but BREW is also keeping an eye out for a foster home with a more “Leah-proof” fence situation. If this smart, active gal may be a good fit for your family, please let BREW know!

29 JULY 2013: Leah continues to be a lovely, affectionate beagle. She is learning some more commands like “wait” and “don’t sit on Hoosier”. She loves to run and to cuddle and will jump up on any available lap any chance she gets. Whenever there are hugs or food available, Leah is right there. In fact sometimes she gets a little pushy and needs to be reminded there is plenty of love and treats for everyone. She exhibits no food aggression but will protect her food from a potential poacher.

Leah is completely housetrained and enjoys the outdoors under any conditions. She chases birds, her foster siblings and anything she thinks might play with her. Leah likes to dig and has tried to dig out of the yard. She’s also willing to climb anything she can in order to get to a good smell both inside the house and out in the yard.

This is one of the smartest beagles I’ve met. She knows if something she wants to do is on the prohibited list and will wait for a chance to do it while alone in a room. For that reason, Leah is crated when there are no humans at home. She doesn’t like to go in and we do the wheelbarrow – lift the front paws in, pick up the rear end and walk her into the crate. She will howl as though inconsolable for a few minutes then calms down. When we get home she waits patiently to be let out.

Leah is very cooperative and will potty on the leash. She loves riding in the car, only becoming impatient if not moving. Smart as she is, she doesn’t quite get waiting for traffic.  Told to quiet she will nap in her crate.

Children are a great source of cuddling and treats and play. She is very good with them. I’ll just repeat she should not be with toddlers unless closely supervised as she moves quickly and could play a little too rough for smaller children.

Other dogs don’t bother Leah at all. She will play with them or cuddle or ignore them. Right now she shares the house with the resident female senior beagle, another senior foster sister and a senior foster brother. She’s the youngest of the pack. Any disagreements among them are quickly dealt with and she goes on as though there had never been an issue.

Leah is a great dog who would love an active family that likes to walk and play. She does need to be crated while alone until you and she reach a time that you are comfortable giving her the run of the house unsupervised. This is where she ran into a problem with the previous adopter who wouldn’t crate her until she learned the rules.

If you want an adult, beautiful, smart wonderful beagle to share your life, Leah would love to meet you.

26 JANUARY 2013: Leah first came to us in early September, 2012. She was adopted in December but was returned in January, 2013. The adopter was unable to deal with the steps necessary to the retraining of an adult dog.

Leah is a young adult beagle. She is very active and agile and is interested in everything around her. She thinks it her duty to explore everywhere. Although ~30 lbs she still wants to be a lap dog and will happily cuddle.

Leah is very affectionate with people and other dogs. She loves to roll around on her back and her long legs flail around with abandon. She wants to play and will grab anything she can get and run away, hoping someone will follow her. Her two foster sisters are seniors and couch potatoes that either ignore her or send her away most of the time; she doesn’t give up but keeps going back to try for playtime

She has not yet been tested with children. Given she doesn’t seem to recognize her own strength, she should not be around smaller children without constant supervision. Leah will stay in the crate but doesn’t like it and has to be urged to go into it. Once there she is quiet as long as there is someone around; if I leave she tends to howl and bark.

Leah is food driven; she is learning to sit for her meals and treats and will follow me while I feed the other dogs, then follow back into the kitchen for her food. She is not above grabbing food from any source and is a typical beagle in that respect. Leah is very smart and if bored can get into trouble.

We have a dog door into a fenced back yard and Leah likes being able to go out at will. She was housetrained when she came here and had accidents only when I wasn’t paying attention to her signals. She will walk and do bathroom chores on the leash. She wants to check out everything around her and needs leash training. She likes riding in the car in her crate.

While we don’t know where Leah came from, she was immediately at home in the house; none of the normal household noises bother her. She is not afraid of thunder and is good when my resident senior beagle gets scared. Leah likes to sleep on the bed or cuddle up in the numerous dog beds where she can see the household.

Leah will make a great addition to a couple or family who are active and willing to spend time with her.

Leah is a 3-4yr old black/tan female that is fully vetted.  She is friendly and good with other dogs but was a stray in Madison Co. so her history is unknown.

 






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Feb
13

Maggie

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Maggie

I’ve been adopted!

Age: 6ish

Gender: Female

Update for 8/10: Maggie is back with BREW after being returned for getting in the trashcan.

Uh, newsflash: this is WHAT BEAGLES DO! If you want a beagle, you need to be prepared to move your trashcan. OR don’t get a beagle.

Update for 3/27:

Maggie has lost 4lbs and is down to 34lbs. She’s looking great! She loves to go on walks and does well on a leash.

Maggie was a stray found in the woods in WV back in November.  Some campers found her wandering .  She is super sweet and friendly.  Loves everybody and is crate-trained. Her original rescuers say she is housetrained.

Maggie needs to lose about 15lbs. She’s got hypothyroidism (low thyroid) so she’s carrying extra weight on her small frame. The medication to control her thyroid is unbelievably INexpensive.







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Mar
27

Willow

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Willow

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 2-3 years

Gender: Female

Willow is the perfect lady-in-waiting. She waits patiently for us to return home from work and is so happy to see us! She waits patiently and quietly for her food, she waits patiently and quietly at the back door, she waits anxiously at the front door for walks, but still quiet. She waits patiently and quietly curled up at my feet while I’m on the computer, or on my daughter’s bed while she is working on her computer. She is still waiting patiently for a forever home. Is she waiting for you and your family?

Willow is a very sweet, gentle, and loving girl. We believe she is a Cardigan Corgi and Beagle mix at 2-3 years old and 48 lbs. She is house-trained and great with other dogs (we’re not sure about cats). She is slow to warm up to strangers of all ages, but she is very friendly when she gets to know them, like the people around our block.

She loves to go for walks and practically gets her harness on herself! She readily goes pee on our walks and occasionally has pooped. She has learned a lot of things since being with us, like how to climb stairs, ‘sit’, ‘stay’, and recently ‘lay down’. She also learned a few things from our own 2 beagles, like how to ask for the door, bark at the mailman, and chase squirrels.

She loves to cuddle, explore the great outdoors, and rarely barks, unless she see’s a squirrel or the mailman! She makes a great body pillow when she stretches out! That’s the Corgi in her. She does not seem to have a beagle’s appetite, she likes her slim figure.

Willow did very well at the adoption day, she is low key and somewhat submissive.  She’s not a barker either!!!

Willow is a 2-3yr old spayed female.  She is super sweet, good with other dogs and does well with small children.  She was a stray in Abingdon, VA so her history is unknown.





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