Feb
26

Huck

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Huck

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 4-5 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE - 24 JUNE 2014: "Hello! I am Huck, a small beagle.  I weigh between 17 and 18 pounds, and Nana calls me "Little Man".  I really like other dogs, and I like people too, but I'm a little skittish.  Nana believes someone was not so nice to me.  It took 3 days for me to let Nana pet me and only while she petted the other dogs.  It was about a week before I felt I could come looking for attention.  I have been here for less than a month, and now I jump on the bed in the morning to be petted before any of the others get a chance. I am still shy about cuddling and being held.  I want attention on my terms or I will try to get away from you.  I still want to be close to the door of the bedroom at night, so I can get out 1st if Nana gets up for any reason.  I'm learning to trust and will make a very patient person a wonderful pet given time and love."

Huck is still unsure of new things.  I don't believe he lived in a house before now.  We are still working on house training, and he is improving.  He did a lot of marking when he arrived, but that is no longer an issue here.

Huck loves food, walks, and all the dog toys.  He wants to be the first to get a treat.  He is learning to sit on command, but his bottom won't stay sitting for long. If he is well exercised, he will leave inappropriate things alone and will only chew his toys.  If he is bored, he gets into trouble. (Typical beagle!)  He loves to play with the other dogs and is always friendly.  He walks well on a leash.  One thing that scares him some, when he is on a leash, is going through doors.  He needs encouraging with this.  As long as the other dogs go with him, he will go in or out with no problem, but if he is just with me, he balks at entrances.  We are working on this.  I think Huck would do best in a home with another dog.

Original info: Huck is a 4- to 5-year-old male beagle who will be available for adoption after his vetting is completed [update: Huck is now vetted!].  This tiny tike is very friendly and good with other dogs but was a stray in Louisa County, Virginia, so his history is unknown.

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Dec
12

Stitch

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Stitch

I've Been Adopted!

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

Odie

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Odie

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE - 31 May 2014:  Odie and Delila 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.

Odie is a very sweet little guy.  He is still a bit fearful, but given the progress he has made in a week, he should be a confident dog in no time.  Odie is a bit nervous at meal time, eating some running off, and then coming back for more.  He sleeps quietly all night in a kennel with Delila.  Odie loves to sit with me and cuddle.  He is also a kisser.  Odie doesn’t know about belly rubs yet.  When I try to roll him over to rub his belly he gets a bit scared, but does accept them.  He plays with or ignores the other dogs as their personality dictates.  He is also good with the cats and the cats aren’t fearful of him.  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.

24 May 2014: Odie recently moved into a foster home. Here's a VIDEO of him with his current foster sister, Delila.

First impressions: 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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Dec
8

Frosty

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Frosty

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 6-7 years

Gender: Male

18 JULY 2014: Sweet Frosty was adopted earlier this year but has come back to BREW through no fault of his own. He is moving into a foster home soon and would do best in a home with another dog.

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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Dec
8

Mistletoe

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Mistletoe

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 2-3 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE - 22 JULY 2014: Mistletoe is aptly named as she is a very affectionate dog. Her favorite place to be is snuggled next to the nearest human or dog available. She loves to give kisses and receive belly rubs. She has a lot of energy so will probably do better with an individual or family that is more on the active side. She loves to play, balls are her favorite, but she can be a little shy in new environments. She loves the dog park where she can run around and sniff.  She is crate trained and almost completely house trained but still does occasionally have an accident.  She is very quiet for a beagle, only barking at normal dog things (people at the door, bunnies in the yard).  She gets along very well with kids and with other dogs and may do better in a house with another dog. She is a delight to have in our house and would make a great addition as someone's forever pet.

21 December 2013: Mistletoe is such a sweet girl but inhales her food.  She is a little on the thin side so she has missed a few meals.  Guess she is taking the advantage of getting a meal.  Mistletoe came in with 6-month-old Blue and could possibly be her mother.

8 December 2013: Mistletoe is a 2-3 year-old female beagle. She is super friendly, good with other dogs, and has a gorgeous beagle bay.  Mistletoe came into the shelter with Blue as a stray, so her history is unknown. Stay tuned for more information as we get to know her better!





 


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Nov
24

8


Krista

I'm Available!

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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Jul
12

Jeannie

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Jeannie

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 3-4

Gender: Female

UPDATE - 23 JUNE 2014: We were happy to take Jeannie back when she needed fostering again.  Not only is she a lot of fun, she is a really gorgeous young dog with a healthy zest for life! She still has the same wonderful "doganality" that we remembered, and she's doing great here.

Jeannie really is a sweet and loving dog. She is one of four beagles in our home right now, and she gets along with our other dogs beautifully. It is nice that she has plenty of dog company when we are at work, as she has shown no separation anxiety at all. She eats well, plays well, sleeps well, and is fully house-trained. She loves your attention but doesn't demand it. Jeannie is also very obedient and a quick learner. She loves to run and play in our yard. We can only assume that her previous adoption didn't work out simply because Jeannie is not suited to living in an apartment. For that reason, we think that she would continue to thrive in a home with a yard and another dog.  Jeannie has a lot of love to bring to her forever home!

20 APRIL 2014: Jeannie is a sweet but shy gal who is looking for a new place to call home. She was adopted from BREW last autumn, but her family recently made the difficult decision to return her to BREW due to severe separation anxiety. She would likely do best with a foster home and, ultimately, a forever home that includes another dog. Jeannie would likely also benefit from a household with at least one person home during most the day.

31 AUGUST 2013: Jeannie was very shy when she first got her but she warmed up quickly and is now very outgoing and friendly! She has become quite affectionate actually. She's got a lot going for her -she's young, beautiful and intelligent.  The other day, when we were out of the room, she carried her dog bed up onto the sofa and made herself very comfortable. Then she intently watched a TV program with us! Behavior-wise, Jeannie comes when called, is house-broken, likes dog toys, entertains herself, and gets along nicely with our other dog. She could use some more practice walking on the leash. And she is still skittish to sudden or loud noises. But overall, Jeannie is a young, good-looking, non-hyper beagle with a very pleasant "doganality"!

JULY 2013 UPDATE: Jeannie came to BREW from Halifax County where they determined her to be already spayed. She is about 2 years old and is a little longer than your average beagle. She has great ticking and ears! She is pretty shy/scared still and doesn't walk well on a lead unless there's another dog with her.

JULY 2013: I was pulled from a rural shelter at the very last minute and taken to BREW. I am a sweetie who's grateful for another chance at life-long happiness! Won't you be my Fairy Godparent?







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Jun
12

Gunner

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Gunner

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE - 11 May 2014: Gunner is a big love.  He adapted to his foster home quickly and now is just one of the crew. He is a smart boy and learns quickly. Gunner loves to cuddle as does foster sister Colleen, but they seem to work it out.  I usually have Colleen next to me and Gunner on the back of the chair with his head on my shoulder.  Plus he gives nice kisses.  He is house trained and well behaved overall.  Gunner is said to have separation anxiety, but another dog must quell his fear as he has been good with me.  While we are at work, Gunner is in a kennel with the other dogs in the house rather than in a crate alone.  Gunner does well with the other dogs and has found a willing playmate in Colleen.  He even got foster Faith, whose favorite activity is napping, to play a bit.   Gunner has a nice energy level, not couch potato but not super energetic.  Gunner has also earned the approval of the cats – he hasn’t made friends with them, but he does respectfully check them out.  He doesn’t upset the cats, so I whatever he is doing must be okay.

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 (June 2013): 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.

Can I give you kisses?
How’s this pose? Handsome boy Working hard today
Smelling the grass Sun feels good Gonna jump!

 


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Jan
29

3


Rudy

Adoption Pending!

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
21

31


Schroeder

I'm Available!

Age: 4-5 years

Gender: Male

11 AUGUST 2014: Schroeder is really flourishing in his foster home.  He gets along well with his foster sister, Rudy.  He is very patient and friendly with kids, and their noise and movement does not bother him.  I don’t imagine he’d do well with cats, based on his reaction to their appearance in the yard.  He has a tendency to be a couch potato, but gets excited about walks and would go on them as often as there is someone willing to take him.

He has some anxiety issues, which have been greatly helped by a routine and daily doggy Prozac.  He cannot be crated; his crate anxiety is severe, and he will destroy anything that is in the crate with him, and has damaged the crate itself.  Now that he is kept out of it and on Prozac, his is not destructive at all.  He cannot hold his bladder for a full 8 hours, but has been trained to use a potty patch, and does very well with this.  He has not peed anywhere else inside for months.  He is an affectionate dog, and loves attention from anyone and everyone.  He will do just about anything for food, and has learned a few basic tricks.  He loves walks, or just trotting around the yard, anywhere he can smell all the wonders the world has to offer.

I heard from previous caretakers that he is not good with other males.  He is fine with my brother’s German shepherd, but that has only been for play dates.  If he doesn’t want to play, he just gives him a bark and walks away.  Not sure about long term exposure to other males. Also, he was given back because ‘he barked’.  His barking was only a problem when he was crated.  Now that he is no longer crated, there have been no additional barking complaints.

Schroeder would do best, I believe, in a house with another dog or two, a fenced yard and perhaps a doggy door (but only if the fence is very secure – he is a VERY smart boy), and a family of any size that will keep him active and well loved.

14 OCTOBER 2013: 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!

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.

Original info: 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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