My name is Brent!

Foxhound Mix Dog for adoption in Lovingston, Virginia - Brent
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I'm being cared for by:
Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County

Facts about Brent

  • Breed: Foxhound Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9956269-18379
Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County
29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA  22949
434 263-7722
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.


UPDATE 11/29/16: 

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 is very sweet but VERY SHY in his environment here.  He has an adorable face but it is easy to see the worry behind his gentle brown eyes.  When we visit him in his room, his tail is often between his legs and he keeps a very close eye on us.  We can’t imagine why he is as tentative and afraid as he is BUT he doesn’t seem to have a mean bone in his body. 

Brent loves the shelter staff though.  REALLY LOVES THEM.  He especially perks up and has a great time when Scott goes in to clean Brent’s room first thing in the morning.  We have no idea why “that event” seems to be a moment when Brent can relax, but it is.  Brent also enjoys the company of his roommate Vixie/Magnolia very much.  He revels in her excitement and trust of things and people.  It is easy to see that he wants to have her level of self-confidence. 

In the past few weeks, his new human friend, Lish, has been visiting him and working with him on a regular basis.  She brings him tiny bits of cheese, hot dogs, and other delicious things to entice him to come to her.  She lets him make all the moves and it is working.  When he sees Lish coming to visit him now, his tail wags in total happiness at the sight of her, as he smiles a big open smile.  He is even starting to take treats directly from her hands.  He also loves to go on leashed walks with her and on this past Sunday he asked her to walk him around Pine Trail three times and she did.  When he is on leash, he lets her pet him a lot too and he even ENJOYS IT!  Clearly, they are falling in love with each other as Lish is earning Brent’s trust. 

Both Brent and his roommate Vixie are very clean in their room.  She is house trained and we think Brent would be easy to house train too.  He is a really nice dog and we are all working with him to help bring him out of his shell.  

From what we can tell so far, 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.  


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About Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County

About Our Shelter...

Located on Stagebridge Road (Rt. 624) and Rt. 29 just two miles north of Lovingston on 2 acres of Land.
Houses animals in "real-life rooms".
A Spacious lobby/waiting room and reception area.
13 rooms for dogs which will hold 2 to 3 dogs depending on size.
4 cat rooms for multiple numbers of cats.
Two isolation rooms, one for dogs and one for cats.
A room for bathing and grooming.
A food preparation area.
A conference/meeting room.
Inside and outside exercise areas for dogs.
Open seven days a week.
Animals being surrendered by their owners are accepted on a space available basis if they are judged to be adoptable. Animals are also selected from unclaimed or unwanted animals at the Nelson County Animal Control Facility after they are evaluated by the HS/SPCA and judged to be adoptable. Strays will continue to go through Animal Control.

No animal will be put down unless it is judged to be dangerously aggressive or untreatably ill. Almost Home Pet Adoption Center now has several part-time employees
but still relys heavily on volunteer help.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Almost Home Pet Adoption Center

Open 7 Days a Week, 1-4:00 pm
Located at the corner of Rt. 29 and Stagebridge Road in Lovingston, Virginia

Our Adoption Process...

Dogs: $100 Includes Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia test DHLPP and Rabies vaccination, wormings and Spay/Neuter.
Puppies: $125 Includes 3 dhlpp vaccinations, 3 wormings, and a spay/neuter certificate covering a rabies vaccination and spaying/neutering. This certificate is accepted by several participating veterinarians.
Cats: $80 Includes Feline Leukemia/Aids test - 2 RCP vaccinations, Rabies vaccination, 2 wormings and spaying/neutering.
Kittens: $100 includes a Feline Leukemia/Aids test, 3 RCP
vaccinations, 3 wormings and a certificate for a rabies vaccination and spaying/neutering b a participating veterinarian.