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Organization Name: Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County
Location: Lovingston, VA
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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: 08/04/2017
Location: Lovingston, VA, 22949
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Mutt Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • 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. 7 YEARS OF BEING IGNORED, FREEZING AND STARVING HE DESERVES A SPECIAL HOME!!! UPDATE 8/1/17: Lucky is 9 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 loved and valued by us now, 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, or ride along with them and stay in the car when the weather permits. 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 music or 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 volunteers Astrid, Ed, and Flower, have taken Lucky under their wings and are best friends with Lucky. He spends some weekends having sleepovers at Astrid’s home, and all three of these volunteers take him on lots of car trips that he loves! Any of the three of us (and shelter staff) can personally introduce you to him and tell you all about his good behavior and excellent house manners. I (Flower) spend a lot of time hanging out with Lucky in the big yard, playing ball with him, and loving on him. 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, and WAIT. - likes to play ball—he GETS IT, BRINGS IT, and DROPS IT at my feet. - can entertain himself for hours with a KONG stuffed with delicious, meaty treats and 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. 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 year 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

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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    • English Foxhound-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

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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! LOVES CAR RIDES! LOVES OTHER DOGS!!! UPDATE 4/16/18: Brent came to us on 8/9/16. He is about 3½ years old now, weighs 50 pounds, and is a Foxhound (mix). The following words were written by our dog therapist Lish Lorenz this weekend. She has been taking Brent home with her for a day or two lately—and Brent LOVES IT. “He loved the ride in the car. He was not afraid of Steve (my husband) and even gave him a kiss on the ear while he drove. Brent sat down and looked out the window and eventually laid down. He had really never been around Steve before so we were pleasantly surprised. I sat in the backseat with him. When we arrived, I walked Brent and Steve walked Macy (my hound). Macy was not jealous at all. They touched noses for a brief time and then walked parallel with each other. We did not walk far because one of the pads on Brent’s front left paw is sore and he is limping a bit. We came into our fenced back yard and let Blaze (my Labrador) into the mix. They did great. I kept Brent on a long lead. All of the dogs did not pay much attention to each other. They all got along great. The next step was to let Brent on the screened porch which he enjoyed. We eventually worked our way into the house in a small tiled area. This area has access to the screened porch so I left the door open so he could come back and forth. One of the pictures is of Brent coming into a house for what I believe is the first time in his life. My favorite picture of the day is the one of him on the sofa on the couch. He was out on the screened porch and I wondered what he was doing. When I looked out he was on the sofa looking at me as if to say, “what, I’m not allowed on the couch?” We took him back about 4. He was falling asleep in the car. Since it’s going to rain tomorrow we are going to bring him back here for more home life time. Today I learned that Brent loves to ride in the car, gets along well with other dogs, did not have an accident in the house, did not mark anything in the house, was not scared at all today and would fit right in to a home if given the time to adjust. I believe that he is ready to be adopted to the right home. Having never been in a real home before, he fit right in. He was tentative about a few noises that he had not heard before but that is to be expected. I love him.” The next day, Brent went home with Lish again, and she said: “Brent went toward the door of the screened porch like he wanted to go for a walk so we did. He immediately peed and pooped. He was not under any stress on our walk and to my amazement he walked nicely with a loose leash. So he does walk nicely on a leash and would be easy to house train.” BRENT’S HISTORY: Brent came to us on 8/9/16. He is about 3½ years old now, weighs 50 pounds, and is a Foxhound (mix). He LOVES DOGS but was VERY SHY around people when we first got him. It didn’t take long for Brent to love and trust the shelter staff. Brent has had MANY roommates, but they have all gotten adopted. He has always been the BEST MAN, NEVER THE GROOM. Lots of people want him because of his very good looks BUT not many people are qualified to have a dog as shy as him. If he escapes his new home (when he gets one), we fear he would never be caught again and would end up starving or freezing to death. For the past year 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—and it has worked. He LOVES US and when he sees us coming, his tail wags in total happiness and he smiles a big smile. He now takes treats directly from our hands and he even enjoys leashed walks. Brent has fallen in love with Lish (especially) and he will actually come to all of us in the big yard now, when we call his name. Brent is VERY CLEAN in his room too, indicating he’d be easy to house train. Brent’s NEEDS: 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 must have people experienced with getting very shy dogs to trust them; people willing to give him the time he needs to learn how to relax in their environment. A home without children who visit is a must, because if anyone leaves a gate or door open and he escapes, it will 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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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      China

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / 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 WITH CUTEST LITTLE FACE & EARS!!! UPDATE 4/11/18: Sweet little China arrived on 2/16/18. She appears to be a Boxer (mix), about 3 years old and 40 pounds. As you can see, she is a beautiful little brindle and white dog, with the cutest face and inquisitive brown eyes. And just LOOK at those soft ears! She is very friendly and will tell you when she needs to go out to potty. She likes to potty on the fringes of an area too—many people love dogs that do this. She walks well on a leash and has a nice “swagger” to her prance. While being walked, she now and again looks back at whoever is walking her, to make sure she is doing what they want her to. She SITS and tries to WAIT, though in her excitement she sometimes forgets. China spent an afternoon at the very crowded Devil’s Backbone Brewery last Sunday and gave kisses to everyone! She was the STAR OF THE SHOW! Her handler for the day, Fonda, wrote: “She was very respectful of small children. One little boy had a cup of goldfish crackers. She was very sweet with him and didn't pay any attention to his snack. She was also respectful of people in wheelchairs. She sat in people's laps and gave kisses.” (She became very afraid when a group of motorcycles fired up their engines and roared out of the parking, but she eventually returned to her sweet and relaxed self.) She sometimes jumps up to give kisses on your nose though, and we are working to calm her jump-up kisses down by keeping one hand on top of her head when we are giving her love. As soon as her head pushes against our hands, in an attempt to plant a kiss on us, we stop giving her love. Once we stop giving her love, she zooms around in the yard for a while and then returns for more love. China has been tested with cats. On her first test a couple of weeks ago, we thought she was respectful of cats (when a cat hissed at her, China backed away), but on her second cat test yesterday she was very reactive with cats and we determined she probably cannot be trusted with them. China is a smart little dog—all ready to learn anything you’d like to teach her. She is a great age and a nice, portable size, and she VERY MUCH wants a family all her own. She loves to hang out with people, so if you need a nice dog to hang out with, she could be your girl! GOOD WITH DOGS. 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, USA

      Hershey

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Black Labrador Retriever / 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. WE CALL HIM A POCKET LAB BECAUSE OF HIS SIZE!!! UPDATE: 4/5/18 Hershey is a sweet, smart, very energetic dog. A DNA test says he is a Beagle/Labrador/Cattle Dog (mix). He is about 2 years old and weighs 40 pounds. Adopted three months ago, he was returned because he had too much energy for his family’s very busy household with small children. They lived in a city, didn’t have another dog (Hershey loves to play with other dogs), and weren’t set up to enable him to burn off his puppy like energy. He has a lot of energy and needs much more exercise than a once a day outing. The family had a cat; Hershey didn’t harm it but (probably out of boredom) they said he did torment the cat. Last Sunday he went to a BIG EVENT at the Devil’s Backbone Brewery and everyone fell in love with him because he was such a cuddle boy and so well behaved. He LOVES to be included in things, is a great, portable size, and a good age to train. He has MANY great qualities. He: - is very affectionate and loves to cuddle and receive body massages. - is house trained (but all dogs need refresher courses in their new homes). - knows and responds to the following commands and hand signals: SIT, DOWN, STAY, & COME. - fetches a ball and is learning to bring it back. Creates ball games to play with himself. - doesn’t bark much and he likes to ride in the car. - is very well behaved at the shelter and accepts treats with a gentle mouth. - is good on leash but will sometimes chew on it, so you need to keep the leash out of his mouth. - reads the energy level of his surroundings and mirrors that energy level. - loves to run and play outside and needs a safe place to do so…many times each day. - likes other dogs and wants to be with them. Because he has puppy energy, he needs other dogs (and older kids) to play his energy out with. He would probably do well at a dog park. - our dog trainer Sigrid thinks he would EXCELL at “agility sports” and may even be able to win competitions. When bored, he likes to chew, so he needs lots of rawhides and toys to chew on. True to his cattle dog heritage, he sometimes nips at people to herd them. Hershey must have a home where he can run his energy out many times each day. He NEEDS a home in the country (preferably with a BIG YARD), with another energetic dog that can attempt to wear Hershey out. Still very young, he would benefit from various types of training and like all dogs he needs some boundaries and parameters. A home with structure and no toddlers would work best for him, because he plays too rough for little kids. He likes kids thought. Hershey is a smart dog and needs both mental and physical stimulation. GOOD WITH DOGS. GOOD WITH KIDS OVER 6. 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. VERY SWEET GIRL! A FAVORITE...EVERYONE LOVES TOODLES!!! UPDATE: DEC 15, 2017 Toodles participated in the annual Lovingston Christmas Parade last Saturday. She didn't know a stranger and was a perfect canine ambassador. She walked well in her harness and had tail wags and greetings for all people who would say hello to her. She especially like laying her head in the laps of children, and would sit prettily in front of people to be petted. She never jumped up, barked or pulled, but reveled in the attention. Her behavior was stellar in the middle of all the flashing lights, sirens, children's squeals and multitudes of activities. Toodles will make someone a wonderful companion. UPDATE: OCT 1, 2017 Toodles is a very sweet girl that 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 that do all kinds of things: they lay back, stick straight up, and stick out to the side. She is a FAVORITE of shelter staff—and that should tell you a lot. Everyone loves Toodles! Toodles is a wonderful dog that has been overlooked for way too long. We’ve had her for months and she is long overdue for her forever home. She is a medium energy, laid back girl, that constantly makes us laugh with her cute antics. Each day when it is her turn to go out and play in our large yard, she first beelines it to the toy box, puts her front feet up on it, and carefully selects her toy for the day. Once she has it, she heads for the gate to the big yard and runs like a crazy girl—so happy with her freedom to run and play with her new toy. She tosses it up and catches it for ten minutes or so, and then she puts it someplace safe while she explores. (Sometimes she takes it to her favorite hiding place to bury it in a safe place for a while.) When it is time for her to go back inside, she usually finds the toy again so she can take it back to her room with her. This comical girl: - loves collecting toys and balls and stock piling them. - loves hanging out with people and playing ball with them. - enjoys removing balls from the doggie pool (bobbing for balls) and taking them to her room. - loves sitting beside us to collect butt scratches and snuggles and would be a lap dog if she was small enough to be. - knows and responds to SIT, WAIT, and COME. - does not jump up on people. - accepts treats with a very gentle mouth and is pretty good on a leash too. - never tries to dig out under a fence…even though she does some digging to hide toys. - is VERY CLEAN in her room (was house trained in her previous home), which is an indication that she would probably be very easy to house train to her new home. Toodles does not care for the company of other dogs here at our shelter and would do best in a home without any other pets. She needs a dog savvy home to keep her from getting herself in trouble. She longs to be someone’s best friend and lounge around home with them. If you don’t have other pets, please consider adopting Toodles. She is a lovely girl! VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • Bluetick Coonhound-German Shorthaired Pointer Mix Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      Maximillion ...

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      Breed: Bluetick Coonhound-German Shorthaired Pointer Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bluetick Coonhound / German Shorthaired Pointer / 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. LONG LEGGED, HANDSOME BOY! HATES CATS!!! UPDATE 2/27/18: Good looking Max, a Blue Tick Hound/German Shorthaired Pointer, arrived on 1/6/18. He is a very long legged, handsome young boy. His birthday is 10/4/16 and he weighs about 65 pounds. He wears the sleekest, most beautiful coat, and he has been well vetted all his life. (His family loved him but had to surrender him because he hates cats and was a serious threat to any cat he could get to. He did not live inside their house but he was very well cared for and loved.) Ed and I (Flower) have spent a lot of time with Max and have learned that he is a truly LOVELY dog. Shelter staff absolutely loves him too. He: - knows and responds to SIT, STAY, and COME, and is in the process of learning DOWN. He also responds to GET IT, BRING IT, DROP IT when we throw a rope toy for him. He accepts treats with a very gentle mouth too. Max DOES look to people for guidance and enjoys learning new things. When out in the big yard with us, he almost always comes when called. He is very attracted to birds that are doing things in his vicinity and when birds fly over, he notices them. - doesn’t jump up on you when he knows you won’t tolerate it, but he is still young and doesn’t know what to do with all of his pent up energy sometimes. He loves to run, and he still pulls when being leash walked, but he is getting better on leash. - in his previous home he was good with dogs of all sizes (they had several) and both sexes. He had a playdate here with another female dog his own size last week and they had a blast running and playing in the big yard together. It was so much fun to watch. - because of his energy level and size, he will do best with kids 6 and older (his family had kids). - is VERY clean in his room—a sign he would be easy to house train. Max needs a home that will include him in many aspects of their lives and give him a good and safe outlet for his young energy. It seems that he would enjoy having a nice female doggie playmate his own size. For sure, that would help him burn off some excess energy. He MUST live inside a home with his family as a valued family member and he must not be able to get to cats! GOOD WITH KIDS. GOOD WITH DOGS (ESPECIALLY FEMALES). NOT GOOD WITH CATS. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      Zeke

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      Breed: Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: 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. EASY GOING, FRIENDLY AND LOTS OF OTHER GREAT TRAITS!!! UPDATE 2/20/18: Zeke and his twin brother Jacob came to us as unclaimed strays from Animal Control on 9/6/17. (Jacob has been adopted.) Zeke is a very handsome, Black and Tan Coonhound, @16 months old (his birthday is 9/19/16), and @45 pounds. (He has gained weight since these photos were taken.) He is a very handsome little guy, doing his best to be a polite youngster. He wears long, very silky ears and prances elegantly on his nice long legs. He has inquisitive, caramel eyes that don’t miss anything, and they will melt your heart when he sets his sights on you. He is much cuter in person than in these photos. Zeke longs to be with people and you can see it in his eyes. They light up when he sees people and he tap dances on his little feet as he hopes they have come to spend time with him. Zeke has many great traits and is VERY READY to be someone’s best buddy. He: - loves exploring in the big yard—especially if we are out there with him. He runs, play bows, comes when called, and often walks right beside us…just to BE with us. - does not fire up at other dogs and enjoys kissing most other dogs through the fence line. - is getting better on a leash all the time and he does not appear to be a digger or a climber. - curls up into a tiny little ball when he sleeps and he doesn’t destroy the soft blankets on his bed. - knows and responds to SIT, WAIT, and COME. - barks to get your attention, but then calms down. He very much wants you to notice him. - really likes kids but because he is playful, would do best with kids aged 6 or older. - His new family will have to give him an outlet for his energy because he does have energy to burn. They might have fun enrolling him in a basic dog training program too. He is treat motivated and should be easy to train because of it. He accepts treats with a very gentle mouth. The Black and Tan Coonhound is known to be an easygoing, friendly dog that gets along with almost everyone, including children and other dogs. This breed does very well with a family in a rural or suburban home. A lot of leashed walks and/or a nice big fenced yard suites them very well. GOOD WITH DOGS. 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, 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 9/27/17: Shiloh is the last of the “neglect case dogs” that moved into our shelter. (Their story is below.) He appears to be a Retriever/Collie (mix) who is about 8 years old and weighs 65 pounds. He has elegant, long legs and a coat as soft as a cotton ball. He is sweet but VERY timid. We spend a lot of time with him and dog therapist Jodie wrote: “I spend 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 and he wants to trust, but he has a very difficult time doing it. Shiloh is a beautiful and gentle soul that needs a gentle touch to help him learn that he is safe.” Shiloh likes other dogs and he needs other dogs in his life. He is very clean in his room—meaning he would probably be easy to house train—but he is fearful of going inside a house. That is probably because he was trapped inside a feces filled bedroom with many other dogs for nearly all of his life and he doesn’t want to be trapped in an environment like that ever again. He will do best in a calm home in a quiet, country setting with a small but securely fenced yard. A home without children is a must, because he is afraid of fast movements, loud noises, and many other things. If he manages to escape any home, he will probably never be seen again. After the life he has endured so far, we couldn’t bear for him to have to fend for himself out in the big, mysterious world. He would surely starve and/or freeze to death. He needs a compassionate, patient person or two, who will give him the time he needs to learn to trust them, and it will take time. For 2 months, Shiloh was fostered by a nice couple that had another dog, a quiet home and big fenced yard, but he was afraid to go into their house and he would not let them get near him when he was outside. They set up some nice soft dog beds on their porch that he used, but winter is coming and he is back with us here, because he needs to live inside someplace warm and dry. We don’t adopt out dogs to live as outside dogs only, so Shiloh will have to learn to live inside a home. Because he is a special needs dog, our Board members MUST APPROVE Shiloh’s adoption. This neglect case story: Christmas Eve 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 a bedroom with inches of feces on the floor. They had never walked on grass or been to a vet. Many had toes nails several inches long and growing into their foot pads. All were shy but friendly. We vetted them well, spayed and neutered them, and had full dentals done on them. Nearly all of them are living in their wonderful forever homes now. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American 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. KEY ATTRIBUTE -- GOOFY, FRIENDLY DISPOSITION!!! NOV 18, 2017: Jericho is a brindle, 7 year old, American Stafford-shire Terrier. His goofy, friendly disposition is probably his one of his key attributes. He enjoys meeting new people and dogs. Although he hasn't lived with children within the past 5 years, he tends to be very docile whenever he encounters them in the park or on a walk. He also hasn't been heavily associated with cats per-say but once again he has never shown any signs of aggression in anyway. Outside of that, he is caught up on all of his shots and was recently neutered. He is getting to be elderly and I would prefer to find a home that could tend to his medical needs as they arise. Most of all I would like to find a home that will nurture the caring, supportive environment that he deserves His Story Jericho has been my trusty companion for the better half of 5 years ever since I rescued him as a stray. Unfortunately, due to financial and housing instability I would like to find him a caring and supportive home. He enjoys meeting new dogs and people, hiking, tug of war, belly rubs in the morning, co-piloting and being a couch potato. He wholeheartedly welcomes any and all attention and affection, and rarely ever barks. Absolutely non-aggressive even when confronted with another animals aggression, and listens to command especially with treat enforcement. Since having Jericho, he has visited the vet as much as my finances have allowed and is up to date on his vaccinations and has recently been neutered. VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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    • Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

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      Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      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. SPANKY HAS THE NICEST SMILE, HE KNOWS A LOT OF TRICKS, and HE LOVES BELLY RUBS! UPDATED 11/1/17: HE’S BACK! But Spanky was not adopted and returned; he merely went to another rescue for a while because we hoped a change of scenery would change his luck. Now that he is back with us, we are all delighted to see his smiling face and he is delighted to see us too. (He always was a favorite of our shelter staff.) Spanky is a 4 year old, 34 pound, male Staffordshire Bull Terrier (mix) who strutted into Almost Home (over 3 years ago) as only he can do. He wears a fitted, blond brindle coat that is silky to the touch and he LOVES to be loved on by people he trusts. He is so darn cute when he gets his tight little body builder’s physique in full strut mode. As we admire him, our adoring hearts flutter. He is SHORT, SQUAT, and ALL SMILES!!! (He’s even been featured on “The Barks” website for the cutest smiling dogs!) Spanky does have some emotional baggage though. He comes from an abusive home that had two other dogs confined outside on the property. One, unfortunately, was allowed to freeze to death during the polar vortex of 2013. Shortly thereafter, Spanky and his sister were rescued by Animal Control. His sister is happy and living the good life in her forever home now, but poor little Spanky is still waiting for his. Perhaps that is because he is meant to be YOUR dog and you are just now discovering him. We certainly hope so! Spanky usually walks well on a leash and he LOVES to give and receive affection. When he runs, he can get going so fast that he canters. Now and again he will lose control of the speed he gains and he will fall over and roll down the hill. When he comes to a stop, he shakes it all off and runs back to staff for cuddle time and belly rubs. Spanky has many great traits. He: - knows and responds to a lot of commands. He is a smart, eager student and has learned: sit and wait, down and wait, twirl to the right, twirl to the left, catch, and leave-it. He’s also learned to jump through a hula-hoop! He loves the attention our dog trainer gives him, and responds well to her consistent ways. He truly wants to please her and he will want to please you too! - sits for treats and accepts them with a very gentle mouth. - is a medium to low energy dog. - enjoys a calm environment and would relish being a home body and hanging out in a safe place. - is very clean in his room (indicating he’d be easy to house train). - likes to ride in the car. - loves to sit on people’s laps and receive as many belly rubs as he can get. Spanky is a very smart and careful dog. He can be afraid of strangers, children, and men, and has been known to growl at them. He does warm up once he realizes your intentions are good though. He is also afraid of toys that make noise or are tossed his way. He isn’t a fan of most other dogs even though he did live with other dogs before our shelter got him. He is not good with cats. He will do best with an ADULT family that doesn’t have other pets and/or children who visit. 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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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Lovingston, VA, USA

      Brisco (COUR...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (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. SURRENDERED SENIOR HW + DOG NEEDS RESCUE/HAW RIVER NC JUNE 9, 2017: BRISCO IS NOT AT THE ALMOST HOME SHELTER. HE IS COURTESY POSTED FOR BURLINGTON ANIMAL SERVICES OUT OF HAW RIVER, NORTH CAROLINA. PLEASE READ CONTACT INFO BELOW. ALMOST HOME SHELTER STAFF WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ASSIST. THANKS! Brisco was surrendered to the Burlington Animal Services in shelter in Haw River, NC, on May 12, 2017. Brisco belonged to someone who no longer wanted to care for him so he left them with his family. The family didn't want to care for him either so he was surrendered to us. Brisco is heartworm positive and estimated to be about 12 years old. He's neutered and dog friendly. Seniors don't have a lot of luck getting adopted from the shelter and almost always need a rescue. The fact that he's hw positive and a senior have the odds stacked against him. Hopefully you can find it in your heart to adopt this sweet dog who to no fault of his own is now homeless. For more information about Brisco, please contact Amber Currie at Burlington Animal Services, Haw River, NC, at 336 578-1386, extension 115 or email her at ambersanimaladvocacy@gmail.com VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info http://nelsonspca.org
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