Jan
21

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Emily

I’m Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 6 years

Gender: Female

5 APRIL 2014: Emily is a very affectionate, curious gal, who is looking for a new foster (or forever!) home. She was being fostered by a terrific family, but they discovered that she has separation anxiety. When left alone, (without other human or canine company)  she becomes very upset and unhappy.   This leads us to believe that Emily will need a foster home and, ultimately, a forever home that includes another dog (specifically one that doesn’t mind sharing human affection – see below). Emily LOVES people and would likely also benefit from a household with at least one person home during most the day.

17 FEBRUARY 2014: Emily has a bubbly personality and loves being the center of attention being showered with pets and kisses.  She walks well on leash but insists on meeting everyone – human and dog.  She would do well having access to a dog park.  She can be an only dog or with another dog who is aloof as she tends to push her way into getting ALL the attention. She has a clue about house training and a good schedule of potty breaks will complete the process. She does need to be crated when left alone as she is super curious and has no fear of heights or falling.  If you open your heart to this beautiful soul, she will love you unconditionally.  She is just looking for someone to love her back. She loves riding in the car and will curl up on the front seat or on the floor in the back. 

7 FEBRUARY 2014: Emily is a super friendly girl who is very people-oriented and good with other dogs and kids.  She is a very loving and affectionate!  Emily is crate-trained and not too far from being house trained.  She is good on a leash and loves to walk – the only “downside” of walking her is that she wants everyone she sees to come pet her.  It takes a few minutes to re-focus her and get her moving again.  Emily does need to work on her house manners – she loves to climb on inappropriate furniture. She would, however, likely be good for an apartment, as she has not been vocal in her foster home.

Quick update – 31 JANUARY 2014: Emily has a personality plus – LOVES everyone and wants everyone to love her.

Initial info: Emily was an owner surrender along with Flora in Dinwiddie, Virginia. More details coming soon!



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Dec
12

7


Stitch

Adoption Pending!

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
12

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Odie

Available and looking for a foster home!

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

Odie is a 2-year-old neutered male beagle.  Odie would do best with another dog.  He’s a little on the shy side but does warm up once he gets to know you.  He was a stray in Goochland County so his history is unknown. Stay tuned for more information on Odie!

 



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Nov
24

8


Krista

I’m Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 4-5 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 21 MARCH 2014: Krista has been in my home now for 3 months.  She is crate-trained and almost completely house-trained.  When it comes to human contact, she is still a little on the shy side with some good days and some bad.  There are days when she is excited that she jumps on me (from behind), is approachable, and sits nicely for you to pet her, and there are days when she is afraid and will avoid you.  She now goes in her crate very nicely on her own.  She loves to play with toys and is great with the other dogs.  She plays often and curls up nicely with the rest of the pack.  Krista is a follower, so she would do best in a home with another dog.

Original info: Krista came to BREW from Louisa County, VA, where she was found as a stray. She is a little reserved and does better with another dog. We will know more about Krista once she moves into a foster home. Stay tuned for more info!





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Jun
12

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Gunner

Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 1 year

Gender: Male

4 APRIL 2014: Gunner is a big, friendly guy who is looking for a new place to call home. He was adopted into a wonderful home last autumn. His family discovered that Gunner has a whole lot of separation anxiety when left alone and recently made the difficult decision to return him to BREW. Gunner becomes very upset when left alone, which leads us to believe that he will need a foster home and, ultimately, a forever home that includes another dog. He would likely also benefit from a household with at least one person home during most the day.

Original information: Gunner comes to BREW from Morgantown, WV where he was picked up as a stray.  Gunner is a stocky boy. He’sbout 1 year old, 34 lbs, but not fat.  He does fine with all people and the dogs he’s met at the shelter.


 


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Jan
29

3


Rudy

I’m available!!

Age: 5-6 years

Gender: Female

14 October 2013 – UPDATE FROM FOSTER HOME: Oh my goodness. This girl is melting my heart. So sweet, and so low maintenance. She’s only been with me for 2 weeks, but she is so easy to care for! She was a little nervous at first, and I’ve had to work on getting her to eat and socialize. But now, her tail is wagging at me all the time. She knows how to ask to go out, and does her business with no dallying. She doesn’t like to go for walks on the leash around downtown with me and Schroeder, because the cars and people scare her. But she is very content to hang out in the backyard and if she gets tired of waiting for Schroeder to finish his survey of the smells, she just plops down in the grass and waits for him to finish! She loves her crate, or the couch, or the bed – as long as she has a soft place to relax, she is happy. She will whine a little to let me know if she feels ‘neglected’ (i.e. SHE thinks I didn’t spend enough time petting her), but I’ve hardly heard her bark at all. She is really patient with higher energy Schroeder, but as she starts at many noises and quick movements, I’m thinking she wouldn’t do well around young children.

UPDATE – September 2013: Rudy is super sweet but a little reserved and would do best in a home with another dog. Once she gets to know you, she is all yours!!!  After her daily dose of affection, Rudy often gives her kennel caretaker little barks to tell her how much she enjoyed the visit.  Rudy would be a great companion for another dog and probably be attached more to one person. She and Trudy seem to be sisters or mother/daughter. We will know more about Rudy once she is in a foster home.

Rudy, 5-6 yr old spayed female, friendly but a little reserved, good with other dogs.  She was a stray with Trudy at the Madison Co. Animal Shelter so her history is unknown.





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Nov
7

Rabbit

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Rabbit

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 1-2 years

Gender: Male

Rabbit is back in his foster home.  He was recently lucky enough to meet a family (whose hearts who stole, like a “Bandit”).  The family adores him but after great effort on everyone’s part, they family decided Rabbit would be happier living with a family with another dogs.

 

It seems our Rabbit has a whole whole lot of separation anxiety when left alone which he had not displayed while in his foster home.  It is obvious that when he is left alone, (without other human or canine company)  he becomes very upset and unhappy.   After three weeks of trying to adjust, Rabbit has been welcomed back to his foster home and has not yet exhibited any of the anxiety he was experiencing when left totally by himself.  He was just fine twice last night (short periods) when left without humans, uncrated and with just his foster beagle sister and brother  to hang with (just as he behaved when this was his home in the past).  We are all very happy about that!  This leads us to believe that Rabbit’s forever home must include another dog.  We are still not sure how he would fare with a cat (vs. dog) companion. .

 

Later today, he will go to his first adoption day – where he will undoubtedly steal someone else’s heart…

 

 

NEW FROM FOSTER HOME!!!

RABBIT arrived at his foster home the Saturday after Thanksgiving.   There is just one word for him.  CHARMING!  He charmed two different pet store workers into giving him “free” stuff before he even arrived at his foster home.  Upon arrival, he warmed right up to permanent residents, beagles Rags and Fred, along with three other beagles who were visiting for the holidays.  Charmed the dogs and my sister’s family who wanted to take him home with them ….he is not yet cat tested but seems to genuinely enjoy children.

 

Rabbit is a 16 lb. Beagle Jack Russell mix – but don’t let the Jack Russell part scare you.  He looks mostly like a beagle with the exception of his cropped tail (too cute for words) and his front paws which both point out.  His energy level is not at all what I expected of a mix with a Jack Russell.  He plays but is not hyper.  He LOVES to sleep on your lap with his head on your chest and seems generally thrilled to be living in a home that loves him.  He does not like being crated – so he has the run of the house.  Right now, he sleeps in a crate next to my bed at night … but I fear it will not be long before he charms his way into the bed….

 

He has been terrific with doing his business outdoors.  A few mistakes but really really good. He is walked on a leash and does pull a bit – but with only 16lbs pulling – not too bad.  He is alleged to be a fence climber (we do not have a fence) so his forever home would involve a walking regime as opposed to just a fenced yard.  On the beagle side, he has a beagle appetite but is generally very quiet (as compared with his foster siblings who are loud as hell).

 

Again, he’s charming and you need to meet him ….I am already dreading the day he finds his forever home…and takes his charm to his very  own new family.

 

Rabbit is 1-2 yr old neutered male beagle mix, fully vetted.  He is small weighing around 16lbs.  He is super friendly and sweet, gets along great with other dogs and good with children but is a fence climber.  He was a stray in Fluvanna Co. so his history is unknown.

 




 


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Jul
5

Hershey

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Hershey

I’ve Been Adopted!

Gender: Male
Age: 6-8 months

11/7:  I’ve never met a happier dog than Hershey.  He just loves life.  Everything he does he does with gusto.  If one of the other dogs wants to play, he is there.  If he wants to play and no one else does, he plays by himself throwing whatever toy he has around and then catching or chasing it.  Fetch is even in his repertoire of games.

And if he isn’t playing, he is happy to cuddle.  He likes to sleep on the back of the couch with his head resting on my shoulder.  And in true beagle fashion, he loves his food and eats it very fast.   He is even picking up the trick (from my beagle no doubt) of resting his head on my knee and giving me please share with me eyes when I am eating something.

Hershey does hate the vacuum cleaner.  On or off, he hates them.  He howls at the vacuum if it is being pushed.  If left in place (off) he will ignore it.  He also doesn’t like other appliances with cords – if they are moving.  I took a humidifier out of a box this weekend and he howled at it.  One it was in place, he was fine.  He even howled at a heating pad.

He still is a bit skittish.  Very loud, abrupt or unfamiliar things can through him off.  But he gets better every day.

He is housetrained but otherwise still very much a puppy.  But he always makes us smile.  We’re working on the manners, but it can be hard to hold his attention.

7/29: Hershey is a trouble maker. He goes swimming and then comes to cuddle. He takes the scrunchie out of my hair and then comes back to look for more. He can’t seem to learn to read the newspaper without shredding it. He makes it hard to take a picture of him since he doesn’t stop moving. He has made me fall in love with him.

Hershey is a sweet and smart and playful. And still very much a puppy. It seems he hadn’t had the luxury of living in a house before, and some things still scare him. But he is smart and immediately followed the routines of the house and learned to use the doggy door just by following the other dogs. His manners do need work, but with all his energy it can be a challenge to get him to focus.

He loves to play, particularly with fellow Brew foster Howie. They have great games of chase, wrestling, and tug-o-war. Check out Howie and his buddy Hershey playing. Hershey appears first – he’s the black and brown boy. Howie is the freckled dude!

When no one is in a mood for play he with toss a toy around by himself. And he does eventually wear himself out and will stop to cuddle and nap for a few minutes and occasionally longer.

In true beagle fashion, he loves his food. He isn’t much of a barker, but he does like to use his voice on occasion. Hershey is good on a leash.

He had a break to his front left leg that was left to heal on its own. The orthopedist said it should be fine, but that he should get glucosamine for life.

Original info: Hershey is a 6-8 mth old neutered male, very handsome, friendly and playful. He came to the shelter with Sunshine and was a stray in Louisa Co., VA so his history is unknown.

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Jul
2

Ester

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Ester

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 6months
Gender: Female

Hi, Beagle Lovers!

This is Ester here! I have been in my foster home for two weeks. I am a sweet little girl who loves other dogs and children. I am most fond of my foster sister, Gracie. Gracie told me that she is a coon hound. I would really like to have a dog companion in my forever home.

It took me a few days to learn that cats are not chew toys and don’t like having their tails nipped by an upstart puppy. Did you know that cats have sharp, pointy things on their toes?

I sleep quietly in my crate in the bedroom at night. I do not like being left alone and will howl about it if I am.

I can bounce around the house like a pin ball when I play. I love squeaky toys!!!!! Then I will curl up on the sofa with Gracie and sleep tight.

I am about 6 months old and weigh 12 pounds.

Looking forward to seeing you in my forever home.

Love, Ester

PS – Yes!!! I am house trained!

Ester sure is adorable. She and Polly are strays pulled from a rural Virginia shelter. We don’t know a lot about her.   So far Ester is doing well in her foster home…no accidents!  She is trying to get her foster sister to play but from the picture I’m not sure Gracie is buying into it!

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Jun
7

Bob

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Bob

I’ve Been Adopted!

Gender: male

Age: 8 years

NEW: Update from June 23, 2011
Bob has been with us for almost 2 weeks now and he has been such a good boy. Bob is a mellow beagle..and well behaved. He seems to be house trained because we have had no accidents in the house. He has been left alone in the house non-crated for 5+ hours and he doesn’t touch a thing. He doesn’t chew on furniture or get into trouble. He is a DREAM when getting a bath. He just stands there and lets you wash him. Bob doesn’t run around or play with toys much…he prefers short walks and  cuddling on the couch. He is a larger beagle at approx. 40lbs, but I don’t think he is overweight. And his ears are so long and beautiful! Sometimes at certain angles Bob looks like he has a little bit of Basset Hound in him.
Bob sleeps through the night in his dog bed right beside our bed. Bob gets along with other dogs just fine but seems to prefer people friends rather than dog friends. Bob has not barked yet, so I can’t tell you if it’s a bark, a howl, or a bay. Even when he sees rabbits in the yard..no barking. He trots over to check out the smells…but he doesn’t seem to have the beagle crazy mode that my beagle has. Bob sometimes reminds me of Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. He appreciates every time you notice him. You can also get lost in those soulful eyes of his..

Bob is interested in food like most beagles are. However, Bob does not beg for food or whine for food…he merely “hunts” for food. He doesn’t bother you while you are eating at the table. Instead, Bob will peer up on the kitchen counters to see if you’ve left anything behind…or check the floors to see if you dropped anything. We are working on teaching him that front paws on the kitchen counters is a “no-no”…he’s getting there.  We find a short walk after a meal, a trip outside to the backyard, or a petting session on the couch gets his mind off “hunting” for food.

Walks are quite enjoyable for Bob, however he gets very tired after about a mile and takes a break by stopping and refusing to move. After about a minute…he will continue walking again. I’m not sure what kind of exercise he was getting with his previous owner, so his energy level on walks may improve with each day. For now..we are taking short walks with him.

Bob has been such a joy to have in our home…he provides a lot of laughs with the funny things he does as well. For example..when he tries to shake..he doesn’t quite get a full shake in…so it’s like a half shake. It’s like he starts to shake and then stops mid-way. It’s hard to explain..but you will giggle when you see it. Bob also has a great funny face when lays on his back. You have to see this in person…I am not doing the descriptions justice! Come meet Bob and you will not be able to leave without him..

Bob came to BREW originally from West Virginia – he was given up by a hunter because “Bob won’t hunt and I’m tired of feeding him”.  Bob is a good looking and sturdily built boy. He is on the submissive side. He has lived with children (tweens) and cats.  Bob enjoys the children and is a little intimidated by the cats.

Bob was adopted and then ended up at the shelter when his owner needed to give him up. Bob’s poor toenails were infected, but he has been treated and is doing well! His owner told the shelter that Bob is pretty housebroken (has had an accident a couple of times a year) and was normally left gated in the kitchen. He has been crated, but whines in the crate. He is afraid of thunder and loud noises. He loves to cuddle with the wife and kids. He is not a noisy boy.

Bob rode well in the car on the way from the shelter to the vet and it was a long ride. He was quiet and then walked well on lead. Bob walks pretty nicely on lead, though, like many beagles, if he gets a good smell he will stop and not move till he has enjoyed the lovely fragrance!  Bob’s owner mentioned that Bob’s worst behavior was that he is a food motivated dog (I think that means he is ALL beagle!).



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