Spanky - Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA

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Organization Name: Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County
Location: Lovingston, VA 22949
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(434) 263-7722


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Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Spanky

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brindle
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 12/09/2016
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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Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Staffordshire 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. featured on “The Bark” Magazine’s website BECAUSE of his smile! UPDATE: Nov 29, 2016 Before you even read this, please WATCH SPANKY’S NEW VIDEO so you’ll be able to picture some of the things you’ll read about here. Spanky is one of the smartest dogs we have. He can twirl to the left, twirl to the right, and jump through hoops—literally! And he is now learning to weave through walking legs!!! He loves working with our dog trainer Sigrid, and when it is just he and she in a room, he responds to her every request. They are good friends. Spanky IS a “trickster” and an “athlete” and he needs a person who will love him to pieces and admire him as they teach him new things. He loves to please the people he loves. Just LOOK AT HIM! He is a VERY CUDDLY young man, very happy to fall asleep next to you as you pet his tight little belly. He’s even happier to install his heavy little body ON your lap. Spanky, a 3 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier that weighs 46 pounds, came to us just out his puppy stage after a VERY COLD winter. He and his dog brother and sister had been confined outdoors, neglected, and his brother actually FROZE to death! When Spanky and his sister arrived at our shelter they were SO HAPPY to get here. His sister, not as shy as Spanky, was adopted soon after we got her. Spanky, built like a stout little fire plug (he needs to lose a few pounds), wears a tight fitting, easy maintenance, soft BLUE BRINDLE coat over his well-muscled body and when he gets his 45 pounds in true strut mode, people stop to admire him and hearts flutter. No one has ever seen a dog that looks like him! He can run like the wind when he wants to, but he isn’t a high energy dog. Because he’s been here for two years now, he’s become the mascot of our shelter. With this smile, he makes a good “front man” too. He was even featured on “The Bark” Magazine’s website BECAUSE of his smile! - Spanky is SHORT, SQUAT, and he LOVES the people that he knows (though he is shy around new people). - Spanky prefers not to be around small children, strangers, or noisy, chaotic situations or things. - He rarely barks and is a nice, portable size. - He walks well on a leash, sits for treats, and accepts them with a very soft mouth. - He LOVES belly-rubs and pretty much any type of affection you want to give him. - He knows and responds to many commands: DOWN, WAIT, SIT, TWIRL TO THE RIGHT, TWIRL TO THE LEFT, CATCH, LEAVE-IT, and he’s learning new words all the time. - He loves working with Sigrid, our resident dog trainer, and responds very well to her consistent ways because he loves her and wants to please her! - He is “a favorite” of nearly all of our “dog walkers” and he easily wins the hearts of all who know him. - He is VERY CLEAN in his room…an indication that he’d be very easy to house train. - If you sit on his bed with him, he’ll invite you to play with him and if you don’t, he’ll lay down next to you and cuddle in close for affection. - Even though Spanky is shy around strangers, he moved right in for some good ole affection from Santa! He attempted to kiss Santa a few times, standing tall on his tippy-toes to get within kissing range. Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a wonderful, unique, smart and loving breed of dog. Spanky’s “forever home” hasn’t yet found him but THAT is only because he is waiting for a smart person like YOU (who knows and loves bully breed type doges) to discover him. Whoever is lucky enough to adopt this little, loyal, fun, smart guy is going to have a lot of fun with him. He will study you closely to see if he can figure out what you want him to do because he is going to want to please you to the moon and back. That is just the kind of dog he is. Spanky is not a fan of most other dogs either—he’s afraid of them. He wants and needs to be someone’s own personal “show man” and lap dog and he would probably do best as an only pet in a home where children don’t visit. You can arrange to meet Spanky and spend some quality time with him, by calling our shelter and MAKING AN APPOINTMENT to do so. If you do meet him, you’ll be VERY IMPRESSED by the little guy and the way he struts his stuff. He could NOT be any cuter! Please allow us to introduce you to this fabulous, though sometimes shy, cuddle dog! Our dog trainer Sigrid is a person you must talk with if you are interested in this wonderful dog. Fonda, at rockfishkayaker@aol.com can also answer some of your questions. NOT GOOD WITH DOGS. NOT GOOD WITH KIDS. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org

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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA

      Boomer

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lovingston, VA
      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. ONE OF THE SWEETEST, MOST MELLOW & POLITE DOGS WE HAVE!!! UPDATE 1/18/17: Boomer is one of the sweetest, most mellow, and polite dogs we have! An unclaimed, starving stray from Animal Control, he weighed only 37 pounds (we could count his ribs) when we got him on 12/15/16. He is a tri-color Hound mix, about 2½ years old, who weighs 42 pounds now and still needs to gain some weight. He wears a very soft, easy maintenance coat that tends to stay clean and doesn’t shed obnoxiously. BETTER PHOTOS WILL FOLLOW. Boomer is a well behaved little gentleman, all set to be someone’s beloved “House Hound.” He doesn’t bark much, is very clean in his room (meaning easy to house train—if you get him outside often enough to be), and he doesn’t jump up to pester his visitors. He loves receiving affection from people and he has discovered that “belly rubs” and “butt rubs” are especially nice. Our “dog therapy group” has been spending a lot of quality time with Boomer because we are totally smitten with him. He’s gentle, soft, cuddly and VERY responsive to personal attention. We take him out in the big yard with us, where he runs like a gazelle, his long, gangly legs propelling him onward. When he walks, he prances, high stepping as he goes. He loves taking breaks from his explorations to check in with us regularly, and he comes to us every single time we call him. On Sunday, Lish of our “dog therapy group,” wrote “Boomer took snacks from my hand with a gentle mouth. After that, I petted him all over. When I petted his back, he would turn around to touch my hand with this nose and his tail would hit him in the face! So cute. He gave me kisses as well.” Spending time with Boomer is a true joy! He seems to study us as much as we study him—yes, he is trying to figure us out! He is a very smart dog. Instead of freezing and/or starving to death, Boomer now enjoys the warmth, TLC, and food we are giving him. He likes sleeping on soft, cozy blankets and he does not destroy them or the soft toys in his room. He takes good care of “his things” and he will take good care of you and your things too. Hounds make GREAT and very appreciative house dogs and Boomer can’t wait until he is finally in a home with people who will care for him, admire him, and love on him. Cozying up on something soft with his very own family nearby would warm his heart in so many ways. Boomer doesn’t seem to have a mean bone in his body and seems good with dogs too. If you come to meet him, ask staff if you can play with him out in the BIG YARD and then you can personally witness how much fun he is to hang around with. Boomer has so many EXCELLENT traits and he is even good on a leash! We don’t know his history but he doesn’t seem to have any emotional baggage. If you want to learn more about Boomer and “house hounds” in general, contact Flower and Ed at ek.gk@verizon.net or 434-361-0190. GOOD WITH DOGS. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA

      Lucky

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lovingston, VA
      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. CHAINED TO A TREE FOR 7 YEARS!!! LOVES BEING WITH PEOPLE! VIDEO UPDATE: 1/1/17 Lucky is 8 years old (born May 28, 2008) and weighs 50 pounds. He looks like an elegant cross between a black panther and a cape hunting dog, with the soft eyes of a sweet hound. He came to us in July 2015, after spending his ENTIRE LIFE since puppyhood at the end of a chain. His body was like a skeleton when seized by Animal Control. He is valued by us and appropriately cared for now, but still waits for his own person. Lucky’s needs are simple: a calm, loving, home in a quiet location and someone to just be with. When his person has to run errands, he will be satisfied to wait in his crate with a good bone. He prefers to be the only pet (he does not like other dogs), because he doesn't understand other animals and they make him anxious. HIS STORY: Because he had extremely limited space while chained to a tree for 7 years, sometimes his muscle-memory takes over during stressful moments causing him to pace. He ONLY barks and paces for human attention when he hears humans nearby and cannot be with them. Lucky is not destructive when left alone. Being with people relaxes him and so does the background noise of a television. He is an ideal and cozy couch potato. Lucky delights in the people he knows, enjoys training, accepts treats with a gentle mouth, and has fun moseying around a big yard with people by his side. After 7 years of being ignored, freezing, and starving, he loves to feel special. Our volunteer Astrid has taken Lucky under her wings, and they are best friends. He spends weekends having sleepovers at her home, and she takes him on lots of car trips that he loves. Astrid is at the shelter most Sunday afternoons and can personally introduce you to him and tell you all about his good behavior and excellent house manners. I (Flower) am one of his good friends too, and he and I spend a lot of time hanging out together in the big yard, loving on each other. Not touched for 7 years, Lucky is now a leaner and really enjoys being petted and having his butt scratched. He has so many GREAT qualities. He: - is good on a leash, is not a climber or a digger, and he loves riding in the car! - has very good house manners and has never shown any interest in marking inside. - is crate trained (but shouldn’t have to spend much time inside a crate). - isn’t destructive with blanket in his crate and doesn't shred blankets or soft things in Astrid’s home. - knows the commands “sit” “down” “leave-it” “let’s walk” “off” “wait.” - can entertain himself for hours if you give him a Kong stuffed with delicious, meaty treats and then frozen. - only barks when he is confined away from nearby human action and voices. We have had several professional evaluations done on him and will happily share those with anyone who would like to read them. Please don't let life continue to pass him by, he needs someone to love him and include him in their everyday lives. PLEASE allow Lucky to bless you with the knowledge that YOU can make his life worth living! YOU have the power to turn him into one of the luckiest dogs in the world, and if you adopt him, he’s sure to be your most loyal dog ever. Lucky continues to make strides, has expanded his circle of friends, and is pacing less. His wise eyes seem to acknowledge that this new year will be the one—he’ll find that unique person to take him home. Won't you PLEASE be the one that makes that happen. NOT GOOD WITH DOGS. NOT GOOD WITH CATS. NOT GOOD WITH KIDS. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA

      LLoyd

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Lovingston, VA
      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 1/10/17: 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 about 40 pounds. This sweet little fella is blinded by cataracts and has dry skin. He loved and trusted his dog friend Larry (seen in this photo with Lloyd—Larry acted as Lloyd’s seeing eyes) but poor Larry became very ill a few days ago and left for the Rainbow Bridge. Larry’s death was very heartbreaking for many reasons, one of them being that poor Lloyd misses him. Lloyd might need another “seeing eye dog” for himself, but maybe not. Now that he is comfortable here in his room and he knows where things are, he comes when called to be loved on. If his new home didn’t have another dog, but used love and patience to guide Lloyd, we think Lloyd might be okay on his own. Lloyd is a very sweet dog who accepts treats with a very gentle mouth. He really enjoys sleeping on our soft dry dog beds and getting gently touched and petted. Since his trusted friend Larry has left, Lloyd now “nests up all of his soft blankets” as he makes his bed even cozier. And he easily finds his way to his nutritious food and water bowls too—so his life is very good for him still. And, of course, we all love on him more now than ever. Lloyd will be vetted very well next week and we will continue to pamper him all the time. Better photos of Lloyd will follow soon too. (WATCH HIS VIDEO) This neglect case story: Recently 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 inside rooms with feces inches deep 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. 5 have already been rescued, we currently have 3, and 2 more are still waiting at Animal Control for us to make room for them. All of the dogs are very friendly. We are now working to vet them well, do complete sets of blood work on them, remove some of the little lumps on their bodies, and get 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. If you have what they need, but don’t feel you can adopt one of them, PLEASE CONSIDER FOSTERING one of them until they find their “forever home.” GOOD WITH DOGS VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA

      Amos

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Lovingston, VA
      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! READ HIS STORY! LOVES FEELING GRASS FOR THE FIRST TIME!!! UPDATE 1/10/17: Amos came to us on Christmas Eve. He appears to be a Shepherd (mix), about 7 years old and weighing about 50 pounds. He wears a very soft, medium length, tri-color coat, and he is such a joy to be around. He loves to be caressed, receive neck rubs, be brushed, and his tail works very well, even though he came from terrible conditions. (Amos was seized in a neglect case and his story is below.) He is a real sweetheart deserving of a very nice home where he can live as a valued family member—for the first time in his 7 years of life! The floor of his room stays very clean, indicating he would probably be easy to house train if you got him outside often enough to be. He loves it when people visit him in his room and he accepts treats with a very gentle mouth. Everything about our shelter pleases him; it is the best life he has known so far. He is learning to walk on a leash and does it very well now. And he loves running in our big, grassy yards, experiencing grass and running for the very FIRST time, as he explores all of the new sights and sounds around him. Amos is happy now. He brings tears of joy to our eyes. He never jumps up on us and isn’t pushy at all. His good manners are instinctive because no one has taught this amazing and resilent dog anything at all! Though we know he must have some, he does not seem to be burdened with any emotional baggage. He is experiencing “the joy of life,” living in the moment as he enjoys his new freedom. He likes other dogs and is sure to be someone’s very beloved family member once they discover him. (WATCH HIS VIDEO) This neglect case story: Recently 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 inside rooms with feces inches deep 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. 5 have already been rescued, we currently have 3, and 2 more are still waiting at Animal Control for us to make room for them. All of the dogs are very friendly. We are now working to vet them well, do complete sets of blood work on them, remove some of the little lumps on their bodies, and get 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. If you have what they need, but don’t feel you can adopt one of them, PLEASE CONSIDER FOSTERING one of them until they find their “forever home.” GOOD WITH DOGS 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

      Brent

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      Breed: English Foxhound-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lovingston, VA
      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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    • Redbone Coonhound Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA

      Gordon

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      Breed: Redbone Coonhound
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lovingston, VA
      Posted Breed: Redbone Coonhound (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. HANDSOME & SUPER WELL BEHAVED!!! UPDATE 1/3/17: Have you ever seen a dog this HANDSOME? Gordon is a beefy, handsome, super well behaved Red Tick Hound, about 5 years old and 58 pounds. He was a stray from Animal Control and on his report they said his body condition was EXCELLENT. His white coat, dotted with attractive red spots, is maintenance free and sleek. Gordon is a great, laid back guy, who is very stocky and handsome. He LOVES affection and wants to be included in things that are going on around the shelter. He sometimes barks for attention saying: “Hey! I’m over here. Please come see me. I could use some loving and if you have any snacks for me I’d appreciate them!” He doesn’t bark all the time—just when he hears and sees things all around him and wants to be included. He loves spending time outside exploring in our big yard. Gordon is still learning how to walk on a leash, so he needs an experienced dog walker to help him acquire better leash manners. He can pull really hard when he has a mind to. He accepts treats with a gentle mouth and is clean in his room (an indication he’d be easy to house train), though he does play in his water bowl when he gets bored. Please give sweet Gordon some extra consideration when you are dog shopping. He is a wonderful little guy and he would love a forever home. GOOD WITH DOGS. 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

      Georgie (SGS...

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lovingston, VA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (long 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. BONDED KING SHEPHERDS NEED A RETIREMENT HOME!!! JANUARY 1, 2017: COURTESY LISTING - SOUTHEAST GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE THESE DOGS ARE NOT AT THE SHELTER. SEE CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW. Georgie & Gracie (see separate posting) are a bonded pair of King Shepherds, 9 years young. They have been together their entire life, so they must be adopted together. Georgie and Gracie are big, fluffy, bears that just just want lots of love & attention, yummy food, & a soft bed. Both are laid back, mild-mannered, gentle giants but still have plenty of spunk & play in them! They are good with people of all ages. And can even be leash walked by the children in their foster home. They do occasionally knock over their littlest person, usually in their excitement to go out. They currently live with three children & a cat. There are also a few "pocket pets" in the home that are on the Do Not Play/Eat list. They like to chase the cat & squirrels too because its so fun. Because of this, they cannot be adopted to a home that has cats or other small animals, unless they are always kept separate. Gracie can get a little protective of Georgie & the food/water dish when other dogs get too near. With some training and proper introductions they can socialize with others, but are just fine on their own. They like to go out for walks & LOVE car rides. They are treat & toy motivated, and especially love B-A-L-L-S! They will make wonderful companions for that special someone willing to open their hearts to these two sweetheart pooches! If you are interested in adopting Georgie and Gracie contact Denise at finding4everhomes@yahoo.com. 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

      Gracie (SGSR...

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lovingston, VA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (long 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. BONDED KING SHEPHERDS NEED A RETIREMENT HOME!!! JANUARY 1, 2017: COURTESY LISTING - SOUTHEAST GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE THESE DOGS ARE NOT AT THE SHELTER. SEE CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW. Gracie & Georgie (see separate posting) are a bonded pair of King Shepherds, 9 years young. They have been together their entire life, so they must be adopted together. Georgie and Gracie are big, fluffy, bears that just just want lots of love & attention, yummy food, & a soft bed. Both are laid back, mild-mannered, gentle giants but still have plenty of spunk & play in them! They are good with people of all ages. And can even be leash walked by the children in their foster home. They do occasionally knock over their littlest person, usually in their excitement to go out. They currently live with three children & a cat. There are also a few "pocket pets" in the home that are on the Do Not Play/Eat list. They like to chase the cat & squirrels too because its so fun. Because of this, they cannot be adopted to a home that has cats or other small animals, unless they are always kept separate. Gracie can get a little protective of Georgie & the food/water dish when other dogs get too near. With some training and proper introductions they can socialize with others, but are just fine on their own. They like to go out for walks & LOVE car rides. They are treat & toy motivated, and especially love B-A-L-L-S! They will make wonderful companions for that special someone willing to open their hearts to these two sweetheart pooches! If you are interested in adopting Georgie and Gracie contact Denise at finding4everhomes@yahoo.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

      Henry

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lovingston, VA
      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. ARRIVED SICK & EMACIATED! LOVES OTHER DOGS!!! UPDATE 1/2/17: Henry is off to a GREAT NEW START in 2017—thanks to all of us and YOU who have been contributing to his Help to Heal Fund! He 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. His boney ribs, under belly, and butt were completely naked of hair (see attached photo) and large clumps of hair were missing from other parts of his body too. He was an ASPCA TV commercial! We are so thankful to have Henry; had we not gotten him when we did, he would have frozen to death, or died of starvation and disease by now. For sure! Henry is a tri-color Hound who weighed 44 pounds when we got him and weighs 54 pounds now. He seems to be about 2 ½ years old and he was a very sweet dog from day one. One GREAT and very healthy 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 (paid for by some of YOU through our Help to Heal Fund!) cured his illnesses, 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. He is such a happy dog now that he has moved in with Brent and, as you can see in one of these photos, they are best buddies—sometimes sharing the same bed even though there are two beds in their room. (Henry is the dog on the right. This photo was taken by Lish while she was petting them both at the same time as they relaxed and fell asleep!) Brent is a bit more shy than Henry, but when Henry lets someone pet him, Brent will let that person pet him too. Even though shy, Henry is “mentoring Brent” in the ways of accepting human affection. It still does take Henry a while to warm up to new people because he is a SMART dog, but he is never vicious. His shyness, a result of his past, is something he can’t tell us anything about. He is a sweet, gentle soul that has very well tolerated all of the medical prodding and poking he has received lately. And…he has even kissed a couple of us very gently on the nose. He also will put his paw on a couple of us asking for “more affection, please.” So very sweet. Our small “dog therapy group” (Lish, Jodie, and Flower) 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. 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. We will keep his webpage current so you can admire him and witness, first hand, what appropriate medical care, nutritious food, and “hands on love” can do when it comes to helping the neediest dogs. HENRY IS GOOD WITH DOGS. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA

      Crosby

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lovingston, VA
      Posted Breed: Hound (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. CUTEST "SUGAR FACE"! MILD MANNERED!!! UPDATE 1/4/17: Crosby is a Hound (mix), about 9 years old and weighs 54 pounds. He has the CUTEST “sugar face”—like a giant Beagle. He came to us on 12/6/16 as an unclaimed stray from Animal Control and we are happy to have him and be able to keep him warm and cozy this winter. Because of his age, we did full blood work on him. He tested positive for Lyme and ehrlichia, which has probably caused him to be a little anemic, but other than that his blood work looks great! Crosby is a little gray love bug; a debonair southern gentleman, for sure. So respectful, mellow, and easy to be around. Everyone who meets him falls in love with him! He has become a favorite dog of our small “dog therapy group” that meets a few times each week to love on the dogs. His best friend, Jodie, will be happy to tell you more about him if you like. She is TOTALLY SMITTEN with him. Crosby: - is VERY CLEAN in his room and goes potty immediately when he goes outside (meaning he should be easy to house train) - is mild mannered and gentle—very easy to be around. - does not jump up on his visitors and accepts treats with a very gentle mouth. - is very good on a leash—so easy to walk with. - loves sleeping curled up on his soft blanket on his bed. - does not destroy his bedding or soft toys. - barks only when he sees his favorite people and wants them to NOTICE HIM and visit him. Even though Crosby may be a bit older than most of our other dogs, he is a very jolly soul and he still has a little spring in his step. He deserves to be coddled and cherished for the rest of his life. He would love for you to fall in love with him so he could love you back. We don’t know his history but we DO KNOW his life got a lot better when he moved in with us and it will get EVEN BETTER when his “forever family” finds him. GOOD WITH DOGS. (BETTER PHOTOS WILL FOLLOW) VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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