Nov
9

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Loki

I'm Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 10 years

Gender: Male

Loki was adopted in 2004 and was recently returned to BREW by way of a local humane society.  We don’t know much about him except that he hasn’t missed any meals lately.  He’s thought to be 10 years old and he weighs 42 pounds.  Oh, and he’s a kisser! Stay tuned as we get to know Loki better!




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Oct
31

3


Sandy

I'm Available and Looking for a Foster Home!

Age: 5 years

Gender: Female

6 NOVEMBER 2014: Sandy is a good little girl, crate trained and plays well with my dogs.  She does go to the door when she needs to go out but if you don't see her, she will pee on the floor, but I guess she can't help it, as she is getting over an infection.  The vet confirmed she is already spayed.

31 OCTOBER 2014: Sandy is an AKC-registered, five-year-old beagle girl. Her owner gave her up to the Abingdon Animal Shelter because she "yodels" (who doesn't enjoy a little beagle song?!?).  She's on the small side and estimated to be around 20 pounds.  The shelter said that she kept her kennel clean and always went potty when they took her out on a leash.  BREW's wonderful kennel volunteer has Sandy at home. She seems to be house-trained, enjoys playing with other dogs, and made herself right at home in her current foster mom's bed! Sandy appears to be spayed, but we do not have any medical records. She will be getting checked out by one of our vets soon!



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Oct
15

3


Sugar

I'm Available!

Age: 7-8 years

Gender: Female

Sugar is a 7- to 8-year-old female who currently weighs around 14 pounds.  She is super sweet, affectionate, and great with small children and other dogs.  She was a stray in Amelia County so her history is unknown. Sugar will be available once her vetting has been completed [update: Sugar is now fully vetted!].



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Oct
12

0


Bella Grace

I'm Available!

Age: 5-6 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE - 8 NOVEMBER 2014: We've been fortunate to have been fostering Bella Grace (aka B.G. or Baby Girl) for about two months. When we first got her she was recovering from heartworm treatment, other parasite infections, and her spay surgery as well as the stress of being moved from different locations and whatever else she may have gone through before BREW found her. Needless to say, she was a ball of stress when she came to us and took out some of that stress on our dogs. However, once she learned that she was in a safe place and that our dogs were friends, she relaxed. She has always been and continues to be super friendly and sweet with humans. She loves to snuggle and is very affectionate. Now that she is fully recovered from all of her medical issues, she loves to play and instigates playtime with our boys and even seeks them out to snuggle. She does suffer from separation anxiety, but it is less severe if she is with another dog. She is crate trained, but due to her anxiety does better in a small room verses the crate, unless she is the only dog, then she should be crated to prevent her from acting out and causing damage. She is completely house trained and sleeps through the night on a dog bed upstairs with us. She walks very well on a leash and like most beagles enjoys going on walks and exploring. She does get a little vocal at times so may not work in an apartment. Otherwise she is a very loving girl who is waiting for someone to love her in return.

6 OCTOBER 2014: Bella Grace is a very sweet older dog who definitely knows what it means to be in a house.  She is very comfortable with couches and beds and is completely house and crate trained.  She is a bit of an escape artist and has figured out how to undo the latches on part of her crate and wiggle out of the smallest opening possible.  She does have a history of heartworms for which she has been treated and she is currently still on her exercise restrictions.  She is not showing any ill effects from the treatment or the heartworms and cannot wait to be able to run around the yard.  She walks very well on the leash and is eager for when those walks can be extended to a longer distance, hopefully in about another month.  She tolerates other dogs, but does get a little jealous when other dogs get food and attention and can try to be quite bossy.  Do to this she would probably be best as either the only dog or to be adopted by an experienced dog owner with other dogs. She has gotten used to her foster brothers, but she seems to prefer the company of humans to the company of dogs.  She is very quite, except for when she is left alone, then she tends to vocalize and try to escape from the kennel.   We are taking steps to discourage that, but it is a work in progress.  Otherwise Bella is very affectionate, loves to snuggle, and desires to be a human companion.

Original info: Bella Grace is a lovely girl (her photos do not do her justice!) who came to BREW from central Virginia. She was pregnant, but, sadly, her puppies died before birth, and Bella Grace needed a hysterectomy. She was, however, a favorite at the vet clinic and kennel.





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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
26

Kobi

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Kobi

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

ANOTHER UPDATE - 23 MARCH 2014: Kobi is a new foster home with no fence to be climbed.  He settled in very nicely with his 2 foster brothers.  He tries to get them to play but they're older and not interested.  He likes his naps also.  With his feet up!

QUICK UPDATE - 21 MARCH 2014: Cute, little Kobi had settled nicely into a foster home over the past week. Unfortunately, he proved to be a fence-climber, so he is back in boarding for now to keep him safe. Kobi will need a forever home with a tall , non-chain-link fence or no fence at all (plus plenty of walks!). Also, during his brief stay in foster home #1, we found out that Kobi is good with cats!

Original info: Kobi is a 2-year-old male who will be available for adoption after his vetting is completed [update: Kobi is now vetted!].  This tiny little boy is very friendly and is good with other dogs and small children.  He was a stray in Louisa County, Virginia so his history is unknown.




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Feb
24

Bowser

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Bowser

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 3 years

Gender: Male

2 NOVEMBER 2014: Meet Bowser!  His favorite things are rolling in the grass, food and treats, belly rubs, rolling in the grass, telling stories (i.e., howling), and did I mention rolling in the grass??  He also likes to play with his foster brothers...when they'll cooperate.  He is currently in a condo but I think he would really like a fenced yard where he can run (and roll!).  He is energetic but he also likes to nap, so I'd characterize him as between "high energy" and "couch potato." He is incredibly friendly and sweet.  He is 95% housetrained; he still very occasionally has peeing accidents.  That usually happens on days when we don't follow our normal schedule.  During the work day, he is crated and he does fine in his crate.  At night, he generally chooses to sleep in his crate but I don't close the door so he can come and go at will. The main thing we're working on is his howling.  He is pretty vocal, mostly when I just get home and he is let out of his crate and when I'm getting his dinner.  He used to be more vocal, but he's gotten over a fair amount of it.  He definitely settles down in a crate and stops howling when he's crated.  He is a great little guy and just looking for his family who will love him forever.

Original info: Bowser is a 3-year-old neutered male beagle who is fully vetted and ready to go!!  He was an owner give-up because he didn't hunt.  He is friendly, a little submissive and gets along great with small children and other dogs.




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Nov
24

Buck

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Buck

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 5-6 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE - 23 JULY 2014: Buck wants to know why he hasn't been adopted yet! Maybe it's because he's a little older than some of the beagles here? But that shouldn't mean he can't go to a nice home. He's a very sweet boy. Buck loves to go for walks. Sometimes he will pull on his leash, but that is because he is so excited to be outside, sniffing the ground or meeting other dogs. Buck also LOVES to be pet. He will sit by your side while you pet his head. If you stop, he'll nuzzle against you or try to climb into your lap. Buck is great in his crate. We've never heard a peep from him in there. He loves to just snooze in his crate. Buck is practically housetrained. He hasn't had an accident in two months. Buck has been a very good houseguest. I think, though, that Buck would love to find his forever home!

10 MARCH 2014: Meet Buck! He is a mellow fellow and all around nice boy. Buck, known as Bucky, joined our household two weeks ago and has been a perfect gentleman. He walks very nicely on leash. Sometimes he’ll get excited if he catches a scent or sees another dog that he wants to say hi to. Generally, he’ll just follow along to where you want to go.

Buck seems to have a clue about house training. He tried to mark the first day in our house, but hasn’t done that since. He is fine in his crate and considers it his den. Sometimes he’ll bring all his stuffed toys into his crate and sleep with them. Bucky knows how to take a treat gently from your hands. He was also very patient and let me clean his ears, bathe him and cut his nails, all without a peep.

He gets along with our cats and pretty much ignores them. Buck likes being around humans. He will follow wherever the humans go and sit patiently for us to pet him or rub his ears. But Buck is also fine just hanging out in a dog bed or his crate and snoozing or playing with a stuffed toy. We took Buck on a trip to New York City and he was fine with all the people and city noises. He even enjoyed watching ice hockey at Bryant Park. I think Buck would make a great addition to a household looking for a sweet, easygoing beagle.

Original information: Buck came to BREW from Madison County, VA, where he was found as a stray. He is very sweet and low key, and does well with other dogs. We're still getting to know him, but Buck's recent weekend transporter reports that he is a vocal guy. Stay tuned for more info!








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Nov
24

Brenda

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Brenda

I've Been Adopted!

Age: 4-5 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE - 21 OCTOBER 2014: Hi, I’m Brenda! My foster mom is busy at the moment so I thought I would give you an update on me. Now this will be very biased. I am adorable! At least that is what I have been told. I just love everybody! I love my foster mom and dad, my foster beagle brothers, everyone I meet on the street, especially kids. I really enjoy when they stop to pet me. I make this whimpering almost whining sound but that means I am happy.

I love to go for walks. Mom tries to take us on 2 mile walks several times a week. Me and my foster brother Duke really enjoy that. So many sights and smells!

I also enjoy food, a lot. I am now on a diet. Not really happy with that. Mom even told the nice neighbor lady that I can’t have any more treats for awhile. Boy was I bumming. But I guess mom knows best. I can also be a little vocal. Especially when my humans come home from work. I do like attention. But I am also a very good girl.

I have free run of the house. I do all my business outside.

But as much as I love it here, I really do need my fur-ever home. Arrooo!

20 April 2014: Brenda has been with us for about 3 months. She is a very happy little girl who loves everything and everybody. She gets along great with her foster brothers and enjoys meeting people on our walks. She can be a bit vocal, though, especially if you don’t stop and pet her.  She loves all the attention you can give her.

She is housetrained but doesn’t usually signal. I have given her the freedom of not being crated for the last 2 months. Brenda loves running around the yard. And, when the neighbors 2 little nieces come over, Brenda really enjoys when they pet her.

She is very food motivated, so I have to watch to make sure she doesn’t steal her foster brother’s food. She has been a joy to have.

Original info: Brenda came to BREW from Culpeper County, VA, where she was found as a stray. She is one happy beagle!!! She is very sweet and playful, a little vocal at times, and gets along well with small kids, adults, and other dogs. Stay tuned for more info once Brenda has moved into a foster home!




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Nov
24

Rover

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Rover

I've Been Adopted!

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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