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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Nov
24

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Buck

I’m Available!

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

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Brenda

I’m Available!

Age: 4-5 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 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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Nov
20

Tina

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Tina

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 5-6 years

Gender: Female

1 JANUARY 2014 UPDATE: Hi there!  I’m Tina, but my foster mom calls me Tink (short for Tinkerbell).  I like to watch squirrels & birds out the window and play with toys – especially the ones that squeak.  I’m a champion cuddler and I love belly rubs.  I’ve got a very girly howl, according to my foster mom, but I don’t use it very much; I’m usually pretty quiet.  I like to get in the trash – you never know if there might be something good in there – but I get in trouble when I do that.  I fall asleep sitting up.  I know I’m supposed to potty outside and I almost always do, but I forget sometimes.  (I’m working on it.)  I like to eat; my foster mom calls me “food motivated.”  I beg for food but my foster mom won’t give in – no matter how many pathetic looks I give her.  (She’s trying to teach me to stop…but hope springs eternal.)  I like to hang out with my foster brother beagles and I try to get them to play but they’re old so they aren’t really interested.  I like to go on walks and I really want to chase the squirrels but my foster mom won’t let me.  I like to eat snow…and sometimes dirt.  Oh, and I LOVE to give kisses.  Do you think maybe I’d be a good addition to your family?

Original Info: Tina came to BREW as a stray from the Louisa County, VA Animal Shelter.  She arrived at the shelter pregnant and delivered 4 pups. She was a wonderful mom and is great with small kids and other dogs. Stay tuned for more info once Tina moves into a foster home!




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Nov
20

Pollyanna

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Pollyanna

I’ve Been Adopted! 

Age: 6 years

Gender: Female

UPDATE – 16 FEBRUARY 2014: Annie (Pollyanna) has now been in her foster home for three months, and she continues to do well. She gets along with our dogs and cats, but she is most interested in affection from people. Annie’s foster dad travels a lot, and she is super-snuggly with him when he gets home (or anytime he’s home, really). Her funniest “pay attention to me” trick is that she will immediately lie down next to you and roll on her back if you are trying to exercise (or just lying down) on the floor – she loves her belly rubs! Annie knows how to sit but prefers to do so when there is a clear reward such as food or going in/out of the house (we are working on it during, walks, too). She is food-motivated and, despite being a clever girl, will not miss an opportunity to try to steal food from the other dogs (one over three times her size). She is fairly easily “herded” away from the other dogs’ bowls, but she has no fear when it comes to trying to snatch a treat right out of another dog’s mouth, so we do have to be careful at treat time. She’s still a talker when she gets impatient (meals, in/out of house, and out of crate). Annie likes walks but only has two speeds – “full speed ahead,” with her nose and eyes forward, and “anchor,” bringing up the rear with her nose to the ground. All-in-all, Annie is a lot of personality in a cute, little package, and she is certainly ready for her forever home!

4 JANUARY 2014: Charming, little Annie had quite the social calendar during December! She made friends wherever she went, ranging from an infant to toddlers to adults and including dogs from her size up to nearly 100 pounds. She traveled with us and our three dogs on a two-day trip to visit friends who have three young kids and a hound mix. Annie charmed everyone with her good behavior and sweet personality. She was especially in love with the five-year-old girl from whom she almost constantly begged for belly rubs (Mom and Dad loved Annie, too, but aren’t in a position for another dog – or she would have stayed!). Annie also joined us for a multi-day trip to visit family over Christmas, and she just went with the flow in a house with a stream of visitors (including wound-up toddlers) and a total of seven dogs (her new friends were two Boston terriers and a large Shepherd mix). Annie’s favorite Christmas buddy was my college-aged brother, whom, until now, I have never seen pick up a dog to put on his lap – she is a charmer! The week of New Year’s, Annie stayed in another BREW foster home (where she had also stayed over Thanksgiving), and she was right at home with several beagle buddies. With all these trips, we have not only learned that Annie is great with people and dogs of all ages and sizes, but that she is a great car traveler! We continue to crate her at night and while we are at work, but that has more to do with distrust of our own, occasionally grumpy, dogs. Annie continues to be trustworthy in the house while we are home and when left out unattended for a few hours. If you think Annie may be the one for you, please take a look at the BREW adoption application process!

8 DECEMBER 2013: Annie continues to be a joy in her foster home. She is sweet, snuggly, and silly and not afraid to let you know what’s on her mind! Annie has proven to be house-trained when kept on a reasonable schedule. She’s also been trustworthy left out (uncrated) with the other three dogs while we’ve been gone for a few hours, except (she won’t admit this!) she will get into the cat box if it’s accessible. Annie is a very people-friendly dog but will nap on her own if you’re busy, and she has started to play a bit with our smallest dog and chew a bit on toys. Because she can be noisy, Annie is not recommended for an apartment or townhouse, but she’d likely do well in most other homes, and she eagerly awaits her forever family!

24 NOVEMBER 2013: Pollyanna, whom we have been calling “Annie,” has been with us for three days now, and she has settled in very nicely. She is small (19 pounds) and cute as a button! She’s a little “buck-toothed” and sometimes her tongue sticks out of her mouth a bit, but it just makes her even cuter! Annie is very people-friendly and loves belly rubs, but she is also very content to curl up in a dog bed or open crate (she hopped in the crate for a nap as soon as I showed it to her the first night!). She is a bit of a talker and will whine or bark if she thinks you’re ignoring belly rub duties or too slow to let her in from the cold. Annie has been fine with the resident dogs (17-60 pounds) and cats, leaving them alone for the most part (except to steal an open dog bed!). She has kept the crate clean and dry and shows signs of being house-broken. She had a few accidents (mostly near the back door) in the first 24 hours, but that seems to have been due to some unwelcome intestinal hitchhikers (treatment currently underway). If you think Annie may be the one for you, please take a look at BREW’s adoption process and fill out an application!

Initial information: Just in from Fluvanna County, Virginia and is a little girl – under 20 pounds. Stay tuned for more info!







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Nov
20

Calvin

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Calvin

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 6-7 years

Gender: Male

UPDATE – 26 JANUARY 2014: The word that sums up Calvin is HAPPY! He is happy when he is outside – sniffing around and roaming the yard with our other two dogs. And he is happy when he is inside - interacting with people or laying around. He is just happy wherever he goes. This goofy beagle boy will make a perfectly fun family pet!  Because of this, we think he would be excellent around children or other pets. We haven’t seen Calvin show any mean or aggressive behavior whatsoever. Even when our older dog angrily barks and orders him out of her favorite chair, Calvin just wags his tail and obeys her. Appearance-wise, he is really cute with his big paws and big ears. Also, he is crate-trained and has done great with his house-training.  Thus, in our opinion, Calvin is pretty much suitable and lovable for any age or environment!

Belated vacation update: Well, time has been flying and I’m having fun with these new (to me) dogs and people. I love to hunt those underground critters in the yard and I will run around barking at them – do they hear me? It is a lot of fun, but when I hear my name called – I come running back to the house. I have learned that laying on the bed or couch can be nice, but I can’t really figure how to get up by myself. So, if you want me up, you will have to invite me and help me. Then I cuddle with you! I like doggy beds and I like my crate. I’m a pretty easy guy to please!

Update on my Christmas vacation: It has been a couple of days in my Christmas vacation place. I’m enjoying it – but I love best that my Secret Santa (Trudy – check out her description) has left all sorts of presents for me. My nose was assailed by the lovely scent of a chewie behind a pillow on the sofa. I nosed it out – and it was perfect. Just what I wanted!! Then, I found a stuffed cow that went “moo”. And another chewie behind the bookcase. I wonder if there are more gifts for me. I love that Trudy – maybe I’ll get to meet her at an adoption day sometime. Unless one of us is lucky enough to find our forever home first (every beagle’s biggest wish).

Previously on my Christmas vacation!  My foster mom had a chance to get to some warm weather for the holidays, so I am visiting with some older foster people. When I first met them, I greeted them with my signature happy dance. They had no idea that I wasn’t someone’s beloved pet – I just am such a people puppy that I think everyone will love me. And – they ususally do! I went for a walk where I was a little too excited to show the best manners. But when I got into their car, I curled up in the doggie cuddle bed and took a snooze. Boy, do I love car trips!

I got to my new temporary digs and met the resident beagles. Boy is the oldest girl a grump! I didn’t let that bother me, I just headed for a cuddle bed! Later I went out in the yard to do my business and have fun with the other beagles. I like dogs and especially ones with good manners (sorry, Katie).

I enjoyed my dinner and went for an evening stroll on-lead. I don’t mind pottying on-lead at all! And this time, I was more settled. Spent the night in a crate – I find that a nice place for a snooze. These new folks get up way too early for me, so I slept in for a while. Then, I was ready for some people-time. I like to follow people around because you never know what they will do or where they will go. But, after a while – it was time to find another cuddle bed. Love my naps!

My temp foster mom says that the most beautiful beagles come from Nelson county – but that is just because she has some good looking beagles that came from there. She says I am very handsome – but I would like to be loved for my happy disposition and good manners! More to come!!!

I almost forgot to tell you. On the way home, we stopped at our local pet food store. Of course, I went in to supervise. I have to say, all the people there were just too flattering. They thought my perfect sit was “perfect” – and since I just love all people – they all wanted to pet me and fuss over me. Gee, isn’t it wonderful to be in a place that smells like all sorts of wonderful food, lets me come in, and people are there to fuss over me. Heaven for a beagle!!

Calvin came to BREW after having been abandoned in Nelson County, VA.  He is one happy beagle!!! He’s very sweet and friendly and gets along well with other dogs. Stay tuned for more info as we get to know Calvin better!

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Sep
16

Brandy

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Brandy

Adopted!

Age: 8 years

Gender: Female

29 September 2013: Displaced beagle girl accustomed to the finer things in life seeks new, permanent accommodations that include human companionship, couch time, and overnights in the people bed. Other dogs and cats welcome. Likes: food, snuggling, short walks, food, sniffing. Dislikes: Overnighting in the crate, slow meal service. Skills: House-trained, crate-trained, occasionally breaks into beagle song in response to crate or noises outside. Contact: BREW, re: adoption process. (Editor’s note: Brandy is a very sweet girl whose tail has barely stopped wagging since she arrived yesterday in her foster home. She was clearly very much loved and well-cared for by her former owner. While happy to be out of the kennel and in a house, she is still a bit confused by her change in circumstances – her owner was suffering from Alzheimer’s, and a kind neighbor contacted BREW. Brandy would likely thrive in a home that is already accustomed to showering affection on couch- and bed-loving pups, and she would also benefit from a feeding and walking routine appropriate for regaining and then maintaining her girlish figure.)

Brandy is an 8-year-old spayed and fully vetted beagle girl who has suddenly found herself homeless.  Her caregiver was no longer able to care for the dogs.  She is house and crate trained but may need a little brush up since her owner was suffering from Alzheimer’s.  She is very sweet and friendly, low key and gets along well with other dogs.  She had a male poodle as a long time companion and is currently residing with another female beagle.  She is classic beagle that will let you know if she wants something.  She very much would love to find a new home.

 





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Sep
5

Jada

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Jada

I’ve Been Adopted!

Age: 2-3 years

Gender: Female

NEW UPDATE – 2 JANUARY 2014: Jada is a sweet lovable girl!  After about 3 months with us, she is ready to have her own family.  She is still a bit shy around new people, but warms up quickly.  Jada is back to being an only-dog in our house and gets crated when we are out and at night.  She no longer whines about being in the crate and sleeps through the night.  She is very affectionate, but not a big kisser — she’s a snuggler.  She gets along well with other dogs, and while she has not been around children much, we have no reason to think she would have problems with kids.  We do stuff to annoy her just for training (take away chew toys, wake her up, tickle her feet, etc.), and she never gets upset.

Jada has lots of energy and likes company.  She also is a climber — can get herself over a picket fence if she wants to, but she rarely wants to anymore.  She is a beautiful little dog (23 lbs) who would be okay in an apartment if she got frequent walks.  She loves her walks and clearly thinks she is a skilled game tracker.

PREVIOUS UPDATE:  Jada has been with her foster family for about three weeks and has settled right in.  She is a sweet little girl who is still a bit timid around strangers.  She loves belly rubs and likes to cuddle up next to us on the couch, but has shown no interest in becoming a lap-dog even though the other beagle in the house likes to sit on laps.  It took a couple of weeks, but she now understands what dog toys are for and why she would want one.  She has never chewed on anything she shouldn’t, although in moments of excitement she has been known to mouth things or pick them up and carry them around – nothing damaged.

She is kind of a scaredy-cat when it comes to discipline.  We think she lived with someone who had only one method of training — and it made her flinch and cower.  We have had good results using a squirt bottle to let her know what’s what.  She still is a bit confused about how to ask to go outside.  Her only accidents have been when her walks did not come on schedule.  She has never gone inside while we were away, only when were home and not paying close enough attention to whatever the sign is.  She seems to prefer to do her business on walks, but will go in the yard if necessary.

When Jada first arrived, she felt a great need to get out of the yard (we think that might have to do with her history).  We fortified our defenses a bit and lately, she seems more content to police the area, less intent on discovering new lands.  However, it is important to know that she can climb.  She reminded us of this skill by helping herself to food on the kitchen table when she was left alone and the chairs were not pushed in all the way.  We have been working on communicating  that tables and counters are out of bounds (see squirt bottle method above).

She has a lot of energy for playing and walking, but is also quite content to sleep for long periods.  She and her beagle roomie have free run of the downstairs in our house, so they are alone all night, usually on the couch or on their dog beds.  She had not been crated since her first week with us, and she doesn’t really like it.  She is not a big barker and definitely not a howler, but she does announce visitors and doorbells, and she will whine if crated.  She is nervous in the car, but we have not made many trips.  We think she will adjust with more experience.

She needs some training on leash – quite a puller when the scent is good.  She is sooooo excited by treats that training her with treats is next to impossible—we are working on using extra love and pets for a good “sit” or “stay”.   Treats for “come” is always a winner.

Jada is a beautiful little gal (about 23 lbs) who just wants love  … and walks and food.  She is easy to be around and likes other dogs.  It takes her a while to warm up to new people, but once she does, she is a charmer.  She will need a new family with patience to get her fully trained, but boy is she worth it.  She is a doll!

Jada is a 2-3 yr old spayed female, fully vetted.  She is very social, friendly, playful and gets along well with people and dogs.  She was a stray at Louisa Co. so her history is unknown.





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