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Lucky - Shepherd / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

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Organization Name: Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County
Location: Lovingston, VA 22949
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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male
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Lucky

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brindle
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 04/29/2017
Location: Lovingston, VA 22949
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
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  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Astrid (astrid_brock@yahoo.com), (804) 761-1386 for more information about this pet. Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County ALMOST HOME 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949 434 263-7722 Email: pets@nelsonspca.org IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA; (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter; Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not belong to Almost Home. SADLY THE DOG NO ONE SEEMS TO WANT TO ADOPT!!! UPDATE 4/23/17: Lucky is a precious nine year old dog that nobody seems to want. But he has some very endearing traits and we LOVE him. You will see one of his most endearing traits when you witness him on a car ride. LUCKY LOVES TO GO FOR CAR RIDES and anytime we walk him through the parking lot at the shelter he asks to get in all of the vehicles parked there! Because he was chained up for the first seven years of his life and hasn’t had much experience, he is afraid of other dogs, very defensive around them, and must not be around them. But he is not a bad dog! Lucky has lived at our shelter for two years now and he hasn’t had a single, qualified person interested in adopting him. Being a “perpetual motion machine” when he is “confined” in an active environment, he damages his legs as he circles and then he limps for days. But when he is hanging out with people or riding in vehicles, he relaxes enough to truly enjoy life. Today I took my husband Ed and Lucky on a joy ride. Ed sat in the backseat with Lucky and when Lucky wasn’t looking out the window he was curled up tight on Ed’s lap, doing his best to tuck himself completely into Ed. As Ed’s hands carressed Lucky’s satiny, sleek coat, Lucky fell asleep on Ed’s lap. Ed is convinced that Lucky is the best dog ever to have shared the backseat with him. LUCKY IS EXCELLENT IN THE CAR!!! The saddest thing about the ride is that it came to an end. When Ed woke Lucky up because it was time to get out of the car, Lucky saw that we were back at the shelter and he hesitated before he got out. How sad. What Lucky really wants and NEEDS is to go for a ride that will take him to a NEW destination—his FOREVER HOME. If you have a fenced yard and no other animals can ever get to him, PLEASE consider adopting Lucky. He will love hanging out AT home most of the time (no public places or dog parks for him) and going for rides with you any time you’d like a little buddy to tag along. If you aren’t in a position to adopt Lucky but you ARE in a position to take him on rides with you, HE WOULD LOVE THAT too. He is VERY GOOD in the car and the perpetual motion of the car calms him completely down. So loves hanging out with people in a calm environment. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org

A.K.A. : A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
Overview: A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is a dog that is not the result of breeding within an existing breed or to modify or create a breed and belongs to no breed. In the United States, the term "mixed-breed" is a favored synonym over "mongrel" among many who wish to avoid negative connotations associated with the latter term. The implication that such dogs must be a mix of defined breeds may stem from an inverted understanding of the origins of dog breeds. Pure breeds have been, for the most part, artificially created from random-bred populations by human selective breeding with the purpose of enhancing desired physical, behavioral, or temperamental characteristics. Dogs that are not purebred are not necessarily a mix of such defined breeds. Therefore, among experts and fans of such dogs, "Mongrel" is still the preferred term.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Country of Origin: Unknown

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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      LLoyd

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County ALMOST HOME 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949 434 263-7722 Email: pets@nelsonspca.org IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA; (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter; Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not belong to Almost Home. VIDEO! PLEASE READ THIS WRITE-UP!!! UPDATE 2/14/17: Seized in a neglect case, Lloyd is one of 11 dogs found severely neglected at a home not far from here. He appears to be a Shepherd (mix) approximately 10+ years old, and weighs 40 pounds. This sweet little fella is blinded by cataracts and his once dry skin is looking better all the time. He loved and trusted his dog friend Larry (who acted as Lloyd’s seeing eyes) but Larry became very ill and died in January. His death was heartbreaking for many reasons. Lloyd missed him at first, and we worried that Lloyd might need another “seeing eye dog” right away, but Lloyd is resilient and adjusted to being on his own very well. We ALL pamper him and love on him all the time (he is VERY EASY to be around) and Lloyd clearly enjoys his time with us. Jodie of our dog therapy group visits him often and yesterday wrote: “Lloyd is a love! He loves attention, treats, and body rubs. He also enjoys supervised walks in the grass where he can safely take in the smells and sensations of fresh air. He is blind but amazingly capable.” We are SO HAPPY that once Lloyd sniffs us and knows we are someone he trusts, he will go out on short leashed excursions with us to places where he can sniff the grass and feel the sun on his body. Most dogs have been able to do these two things all their lives, but not sweet Lloyd. It is “his turn now” and we are so happy to be able to introduce him to soft grass and warm sunlight. Now that Lloyd is comfortable in his room, he easily finds his way to his food, beds and water bowl. He comes when called and enjoys being petted and having his butt scratched. If his new home didn’t have another dog, but used love and patience to guide Lloyd, we think he would be okay as an only dog. He is very sweet, polite, and accepts treats with a very gentle mouth. He loves sleeping on soft dog beds and never destroys his blankets. Better photos of Lloyd will follow soon too. (WATCH HIS VIDEO) This neglect case story: In December, 11 dogs were seized from a home where they had been severely neglected for years (but had been given food and water). Some were living outside without shelter, and some were living in rooms with inches of feces on the floor. None had ever walked on grass or been to a vet. Their nails were several inches long and some were growing into their pads. All of the dogs are very friendly. They have now all been vetted well and had full dental exams. (Helping these dogs is an expensive undertaking, but it is what we do. Please consider donating to their HELP TO HEAL FUND by ear marking your donations for the “Christmas Eve Dogs.”) PLEASE consider adopting and/or fostering one of these dogs and giving them their best life ever. Their buckets lists are short: they each NEED a calm, loving, adult home, in a quiet neighborhood, with a securely fenced yard, and maybe another dog that can teach them “the routine” in your home and help them feel secure and safe. GOOD WITH DOGS VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • English Coonhound-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      Elana

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      Breed: English Coonhound-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: English Coonhound / Mixed (short coat). Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County ALMOST HOME 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949 434 263-7722 Email: pets@nelsonspca.org IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA; (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter; Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not belong to Almost Home. SUPER FRIENDLY! DOGGY DOOR TRAINED!!! UPDATE: 5/29/17 Elana spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon greeting visitors at Silverback Distillery in Afton, Virginia. She and Baloo worked the Kissing Booth to raise funds for our shelter. Elana was a quite the lady, receiving hugs, kisses, and snuggles. She was a little shy at first, but warmed up and enjoyed the attention. Elana met many new dogs, and she was friendly and approachable. Everyone who met her remarked on what a very nice dog she was. UPDATE: 4/29/17 Elana is a pretty Redtick Coonhound (also known as an American English Coonhound) (mix) that is approximately 3 years old and weighs 50 pounds. She is a beautiful dog—and very much “a lady.” (You’ll notice that if you decide to play with her in the big yard.) She was owner surrendered for chasing the owner’s cats. (She was in the home for about a year but grew more and more interested in the cats so they gave her to us.) ELANA HAS MANY GREAT TRAITS: - super friendly and loves to hang out with people here in our big yard at the shelter. (On her first day here she was out in the big yard by herself and figured out how to open a gate that wasn’t property latched—so she could come and visit with us inside another fenced enclosure—smart girl!) - she loves to run and play in the big yard and she will walk RIGHT BESIDE us when we ask her to - house trained and used to a doggie door in her home - accepts treats with a very gentle mouth (and comes when called if she knows you have treats) - loves butt rubs and to be brushed and loved on - has good manners and doesn’t jump up on people - doesn’t fire up at other dogs here at our shelter - has the most beautiful face—in person—and her teeth are pearly white. - is not destructive with the soft blankets and toys inside her room. When Elana is alone, she seems a little bit subdued. But when she gets to hang out with people she really perks up. This beautiful girl LOVES to be included in whatever it going on around her. NOT GOOD WITH CATS! VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      Turbo

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Hound / Mixed (short coat). Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County ALMOST HOME 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949 434 263-7722 Email: pets@nelsonspca.org IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA; (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter; Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not belong to Almost Home. FUN DOG! LOVES TO PLAY WITH TOYS!!! UPDATE 5/1/17: Turbo is a 3 year old, 40 pound female Hound. She came to us on 2/27/17 as an unclaimed stray. She wears a beautiful coat and has elegant, long legs that propel her along like a greyhound. She is an energetic girl who is settling in nicely. She LOVES to host visitors in her room and she loves her hound dog playmate, Brent too. Her playful antics make us laugh. Turbo earned her name because she was such a wild and crazy girl when she got here. She still needs to improve her leash skills and learn that it isn’t polite to jump up on people. She only puts her paws up on you because she is so desperate for love; she gets real close to you as she insists that you love on her. When she looks at you with her sweet brown eyes, as she hugs you, it is hard to ask her to “get off!” Turbo is a smart dog and now that we have been working with her, we can tell that she does want to learn how to please us. Turbo is good with dogs and tested respectful of shelter cats too. She met cats that like dogs and cats that don’t like dogs and she was non-confrontational with each. (She was more interested in the cat food.) Many dogs will chase a running cat though, so adopters need to be aware of that. Here are some words our dog therapist Lish wrote about Turbo yesterday: “The biggest revelation for me today was Turbo. I have tried to visit with her the last two times that I've been there but she was so wild (in a good way) that I could not work with her. Flower told me she was putting a hound in the big yard and we would go spend some time with it. I didn't realize it was Turbo until we were ready to go in and I did not have much hope of success, but boy was I wrong. I love this girl. She was "excited" at first, but after we sat down and did not allow her to jump on us, she settled down and became a love bug. We petted her and Flower cleaned her ears. I stood up, had hot dogs in my hand and said "down." To our amazement, she immediately laid down! Of course we praised her and gave her reward. She did that time after time. I had a mistaken opinion about her. She just wants love and affection and settles down nicely once she has received some. I can't wait to work with her again. She's wonderful.” After a while, a very sweet, gentle, Turbo rolled around on her back and then laid down in the grass next to us to take a little nap. She was 100% happy to have some people to hang out with; people who had loved on her, gave her treats, and trained her a little bit. Turbo loves to be included. She is a DIAMOND in the rough—that is CERTAIN! She wants and needs to be loved and appreciated…like we all do! GOOD WITH DOGS. RESPECTFUL OF CATS. LOVES TO PLAY WITH TOYS! FUN DOG. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      Gatsby (COUR...

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (short coat). Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County ALMOST HOME 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949 434 263-7722 Email: pets@nelsonspca.org IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA; (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter; Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not belong to Almost Home. WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ANOTHER DOG IN HIS NEW HOME!!! MAY 16, 2017: COURTESY LISTING: GATSBY IS NOT AT THE SHELTER. HE IS WITH SOUTHEAST GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE. Hey there... name's Gatsby, and I'm pretty Great. The dog doctor thinks I'm around 6 years old. I have a really short, shiny coat, and I'll tell you a secret - there could be some Rottie in my family tree. I'm a healthy 72 lbs. I spent most of my life outside, and I have an old injury on my back leg that never healed right. It hurts me sometimes if I hit it wrong, or if someone tries to pick my leg up, but otherwise, I have no issues with it, and it doesn't slow me down. I do like to roam though, so my foster mom has insisted my new home have a fenced in yard. I will tell you though, camping under the stars near a stream, with a campfire - man, that would be super! Don't let my outside experience scare you away though. I have figured this "inside dog" routine out pretty well and love my cushy dog bed. I'm okay with the crate too, but it isn't my favorite place to be. I can be bribed into going in there and staying for a good long while if I have something tasty to chew on. I've met some kids, but foster mom says it would probably be best if I wasn't with younger kids. They could bump my leg, and I'm pretty big, so we don't want any accidents. I really like people, especially guys. I'm a "Guys Dog". Foster mom tries to do things with me, but she is nowhere near as interesting as the guys in my foster home. She says I can be stubborn, but I say I'm just independent. And if I can get a cookie to do something, why would I do it for free? One of my favorite activities is riding to the store, or to the recycle center. I can't WAIT for one of the guys to come get me so we can head out. I have a great time playing with the other big dogs in my foster home. My foster sister and I run and wrestle for hours. It's great fun. I'd love to have a brother or sister in my new home that like to wrestle as much as I do. There are a bunch of yappy, little dogs here too who think they are as big as me and try to tell me what to do. I don't care much for them, but try to ignore them. I have to admit, I can get a little cranky when I have something another dog wants. My foster mom says it's a slight tendency to "resource guarding"... I say it's just nice to have something that is mine for once. I've met the cats in this house too. One of them insists on coming up and rubbing all over me every chance he gets. He's annoying, but I've pretty well decided to ignore them. I'm hanging out at a cool place in the mountains of Nelson County, Virginia. With a whole bunch of other dogs, a few cats and some chickens. If you are interested in meeting me, and perhaps becoming my forever person, apply now at www.southeastgermanshepherdrescue.com. SGSR's adoption process consists of a telephone interview, a call to your veterinarian and a home visit. If you have any questions about the adoption process please contact sgsrescue@gmail.com . VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      Henry

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Hound / Mixed (short coat). Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County ALMOST HOME 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949 434 263-7722 Email: pets@nelsonspca.org IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA; (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter; Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not belong to Almost Home. LOVES OVER DOGS! GOTTA READ HIS STORY! UPDATE 5/6/17: Henry has improved so much since we got him on 11/20/16. (He was found by the side of a road by two women passing by in their car.) He came to us emaciated and very sick with Lyme, Ehrlichia, hookworms, and whip worms (see above photo). His boney ribs, under belly, and butt were completely naked of hair. He was an ASPCA TV commercial! Had we not gotten him when we did, he would have frozen to death, or died of starvation and disease! Henry is a tri-color Hound who now weighs a perfect 54 pounds and seems to be about 2 ½ years old. He was a very sweet dog from day one. One GREAT thing Henry arrived WITH (in his bag of tricks) was his LOVE of other dogs and his comfort (and playfulness) around them. Even though he was very sick at the time, he would go up to other dogs at the shelter, kiss them through the fence, prancing and play bowing to join in their play. To see him do this was wonderful and heartbreaking at the same time. He was so sick and skinny, and yet there was “a playful little dog” inside him. After top notch medical care, his illnesses were cured and he was neutered. And then we let the “games begin” by giving Henry the freedom to play with other dogs. He LOVED it, his doggie playmates loved it, and so did we. His antics continually make us laugh. For a while he and Brent were roommates. (Henry is the dog on the right in this above photo). Brent is a bit shyer than Henry, but when Henry lets someone pet him, Brent lets that person pet him too. Even though shy, Henry’s “mentoring of Brent” in the ways of accepting human affection has done a lot to help Brent begin to come out of his shell too. Dogs helping dogs is a wonderful thing. It still takes Henry a while to warm up to new people because he is a SMART dog, but he is never vicious. He is a sweet, gentle soul that very well tolerated all of the medical prodding and poking he received when we first got him. Now, he has even kissed a couple of us very gently on the nose. He also will put his paw on us asking for “more affection, please.” Our “dog therapy group” has been working with Henry for a few hours each week and will be happy to personally show you how he has grown to trust us. He has all the makings of being someone’s very beloved pet. Appropriate medical care, nutritious food, and “hands on love” have worked miracles for this very sweet boy. Henry’s new home MUST HAVE: another dog or two, a securely fenced yard (in a quiet community), and loving, patient adults who want to make a difference in the life of an ASPCA commercial dog. HENRY IS GOOD WITH DOGS. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • Beagle-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      Zippy

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      Breed: Beagle-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Beagle / Mixed (short coat). Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County ALMOST HOME 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949 434 263-7722 Email: pets@nelsonspca.org IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA; (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter; Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not belong to Almost Home. ONE OF OUR CUTEST & MOST CAUTIOUS DOGS!!! APR 17, 2017: Zippy, a 5 year old, 28 pound Heeler/Beagle (mix) is one of the cutest, most cautious dogs we have. Overwhelmed by the chaos in our shelter, she is suspicious of all new people. The best way to get her to trust you seems to be to have someone she already trusts leash her up for you the FIRST time you want her to go for a walk for you, and then you take the leash and take her out. She is especially afraid of men, so we imagine somewhere along the line a man was mean to her. After being in our shelter for a couple of weeks, she will now go up to Scott if he is sitting on the ground; she likes him. Renee leashed her up for me (Flower) the first time I took her out and it was that simple. Zippy and I walked to the sunny hillside above the parking lot where I sat down and said “Zippy Come” and she came right to my side, without hesitation, and sat down. I then began loving on her and even though her eyes were large and on guard, she enjoyed my caresses and she wanted them. I didn’t look at her, my hands just massaged her. We then walked the trail and shared affection in various places along it. The rest of the day, I kept going back to her room and putting treats down for her, and we are good friends now. Her tail wags when she sees me and she comes to me so I can leash her up. She is a precious little dog that just needs time to learn that she is safe with all of us. She even puts her little paws up on me now so she can kiss me. Zippy very much WANTS to be with other dogs and she especially likes male hounds. In the home that surrendered her to us, Zippy’s best buddy was an old male hound dog. She is more confident, now that she is roommates with our sweet, old blind dog, Lloyd. - She would do best in a home familiar with the breed of Heeler/Cattle Dog. - She needs another dog friend, a home without children, and may do best in a home with women. - She is VERY CLEAN in her room and not destructive with her soft bedding and blankets. - She loves to receive affection from people she knows and we believe she was house trained in her previous home. - She can climb fences, so whoever adopts her needs to have a good plan for getting her appropriate exercise. Zippy was also friendly with the cat in her previous home. However, she would still need proper introduction to a new cat. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      Shiloh

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Retriever / Hound / Mixed (short coat). Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County ALMOST HOME 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949 434 263-7722 Email: pets@nelsonspca.org IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA; (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter; Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not belong to Almost Home. LAST OF NEGLECT CASE DOGS TO ARRIVE AT SHELTER!!! UPDATE: MAR 24, 2017 Shiloh is the last of the “neglect case dogs” that we have just moved into our shelter. (Read their story below.) He appears to be a Retriever/Hound (mix) who is about 8 years old and weighs in @ 65 pounds. He is a very sweet but timid dog. He has very long legs and his coat is as soft as a cotton ball. Jodie of our dog therapy group spent a lot of time with him on Sunday and wrote: “I spent a fair amount of time with Shiloh. First of all he is beautiful. He is also very timid but wants to trust and is extremely gentle. He likes treats and if a person is patient and allows him to come to you, he will. And he will let you love on him too. He wants love, he wants to trust, and he is very sweet. Shiloh is a beautiful and gentle soul that needs a gentle touch to help him learn that he is safe.” This neglect case story: In December 2016, 11 dogs were seized from a home where they had been severely neglected for years (but had been given food and water). Some were confined outside without shelter, and some were living inside rooms with feces inches deep on the floor. None had ever walked on grass or been to a vet. Several of them had toes nails several inches long and growing into their foot pads. Still, ALL of the dogs are very friendly. We have vetted them well, spayed and neutered them, and had full dentals done on them. They are all now ready to be adopted and loved for the rest of their lives. (Helping these dogs is an expensive undertaking, but it is what we do. Please consider donating to their HELP TO HEAL FUND by ear marking your donations for the “Christmas Eve Dogs.”) PLEASE consider adopting and/or fostering one of these dogs and giving them their best life ever. Their buckets lists are short: they each NEED a calm, loving, adult home, in a quiet neighborhood, with a securely fenced yard, and maybe another dog that can teach them “the routine” in your home and help them feel secure and safe. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      Ryan

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Retriever / Hound / Mixed (short coat). Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County ALMOST HOME 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949 434 263-7722 Email: pets@nelsonspca.org IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA; (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter; Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not belong to Almost Home. GENTLE DOG...JUST WANTS MORE LOVE! VIDEO!!! UPDATE 2/19/17: Ryan is one of the dogs from the Christmas Eve “neglect case.” We LOVE HIM to pieces. Just LOOK at his face! Ryan appears to be a Retriever/Hound (mix), about 7 years old and weighing 58 pounds. He wears the softest coat of anyone here. Words written by photographer Denise yesterday: “His head shots are dead ringers for Golden Retrievers; the square head, the ear set, the eyes. And his coat is VERY SOFT and SILKY—all Retriever too. I love this boy. He is a perfect example of the resiliency, and forgiveness in dogs. After all he has been through, he has nothing but love and happiness to give.” Ryan is a very kind soul and loves to give gentle hugs. He’s been through so much and is truly enjoying his time out of captivity. He wears his happiness from his nose to his tail. And he loves prancing around on our grassy yards and feeling the sun on his face. Can you imagine how happy he will be when he is adopted and living the good life as someone’s valued family member? Ryan is good on a leash but he HATES CATS, so if you have cats Ryan is not the dog for you. Ryan has been vetted, neutered, and 17 teeth were pulled. But he has NO TROUBLE eating—that is for sure. Please come and meet him and the rest of the neglect case dogs. You will not believe how sweet and wonderful they all are. Read their story below and know that YOU could help one of them achieve everything on their bucket list. So far their lives have consisted of being confined together in one room or under one porch; NO other experiences at all! Ryan’s story: In Dec 2016, 11 severely neglected dogs were seized from a home. Some were living confined outside without shelter, and some were living in rooms with feces inches deep on the floor. None had ever walked on grass or been to a vet. Some had toe nails several inches long, growing into their foot pads. And yet, all of the dogs are very friendly. We had vetted them well, removed some lumps from their bodies, and got them full dental exams. (Helping these dogs is an expensive undertaking, but it is what we do. Please consider donating to their HELP TO HEAL FUND by ear marking your donations for the “Christmas Eve Dogs.”) PLEASE consider adopting and/or fostering one of these dogs and giving them their best life ever. Their buckets lists are short: they each NEED a calm, loving, adult home, in a quiet neighborhood, with a securely fenced yard, and maybe another dog that can teach them “the routine” in your home and help them feel secure and safe. GOOD WITH DOGS. HATES CATS. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • English Foxhound-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      Brent

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      Breed: English Foxhound-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Foxhound / Mixed (short coat). Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County ALMOST HOME 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949 434 263-7722 Email: pets@nelsonspca.org IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA; (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter; Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not belong to Almost Home. VERY SWEET! A LITTLE SHY! LOVES OTHER DOGS!!! UPDATE 1/2/17: Brent came to us on 8/9/16. He is about 2 years old, weighs 50 pounds, and seems to be a Foxhound (mix). He LOVES DOGS but is very shy around new people. He has an adorable face but it is easy to see the worry behind his gentle brown eyes. We can’t imagine why he is as tentative and shy as he is but he doesn’t seem to have a mean bone in his body. Brent loves the shelter staff though. He especially perks up and has a great time when Scott goes in to clean Brent’s room first thing in the morning. Scott has loved on Brent from day one and Brent trusts and loves Scott 100%. Brent also loves all of the roommates he has had since he arrived. (Vixie just got adopted, his next roommate Cindy Lou left the shelter last week, and Brent’s new roommate is Henry. Brent and Henry love each other and these two boys are having so much fun together. Henry is even teaching Brent that accepting human love is an okay and safe thing to do! (Brent is the dog on the left hand side of the photo of the two dogs on the bed together.) In the past few weeks, our “dog therapy group” (Lish, Jodie, and Flower), have been working with him on a regular basis. We use tiny bits of cheese, hot dogs, chicken, and other delicious things to entice him to come to us. When he sees us coming now, his tail wags in total happiness at the sight of us and he smiles a big smile, but he is still shy about actually running up to us immediately. He has started to take treats directly from our hands though. He is even starting to enjoy leashed walks. When he is on leash, he has no choice but to let us pet him, and he seems to be enjoying it now. He also lets us pet him in his room. Both Brent and his new roommate Henry are very clean in their room, and we think they would be easy to house train if their person enabled them to get outside often enough to be. Brent’s NEEDS: From what we can tell, Brent would do best in a calm adult home, with a securely fenced yard and another dog or two to keep him company and help him with his self-confidence. He also needs people willing to give him the time he needs to learn how to relax in their environment. A home without children would be best, because if a child left a gate or door open and he escaped, it might be nearly impossible to get him to come back home at this stage of his trust level. GOOD WITH DOGS. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      Toodles

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County ALMOST HOME 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949 434 263-7722 Email: pets@nelsonspca.org IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA; (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter; Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not belong to Almost Home. GENTLE, LITTLE LOVE BUG!!! A TOTAL GEM!!! UPDATE 2/18/17: Toodles was surrendered to animal control because her owners could no longer care for her. She is about 6 years old and weighs 53 pounds. She is a black and white bully breed mix with curious ears. Sometimes they lay back. Sometimes they stick straight up. Sometimes they stick straight out to the side. Toodles has been spayed and is ready for her forever home. She does not care for the company of other dogs, and would do best in a home without any other pets. She loves people and snuggling, and will readily chase a ball in the yard. Toodles needs a dog saavy home to keep her from getting herself in trouble. She says she prefers a nice, quiet cabin in the woods where she can chase squirrels and nap near the fireplace. Sometimes she tries to be a lap dog—but she is a little too big for that. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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