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 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.  


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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.