My name is Chico!

Affenpinscher/Brussels Griffon Mix Dog for adoption in Bedford, Virginia - Chico
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Bedford Humane Society

Facts about Chico

  • Breed: Affenpinscher/Brussels Griffon Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Chico has come a long way since being in foster care with the same family for two months. He got shuffled around when we first pulled him from the pound through no fault of his own. He was very self protective and growled when touched sometimes. He is a happy little guy now and handles touching all over. He was groomed last week and handled that well. He loves to be in the same room with people and is just content to hang out. He does not ask for much other than companionship. He tolerates all dogs and when they try to get playful with him he just stands there or walks away.. He never gets upset even with two that I have that get pushy and jealous at times.

He walks well on a leash and is housebroken and crate trained. In the beginning he would lift his leg when left alone but that seems to have abated also. He loves is greenies and does chew on a rawhide for short spells but does not seem to know about toys. He follows me around and even outside will only venture out on the lawn and then comes right back to our patio.

I would still like to seem him go to a home without small children because I feel he may startle easily and become self protective. We do not know his background so we don't know if he has a reason to be that way. Chico seemed to have some nervous jumpiness which also appears to have lessened. He has become an adorable little happy boy and I hope we can find a home for him where that continues.

About Bedford Humane Society

About Our Rescue Group...

The Bedford Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1994 and dedicated to eliminating the overpopulation of cats and dogs in Bedford County through education, spay/neuter programs, and companion animal adoptions. We are NOT the tax-funded Bedford County shelter on Falling Creek Road, although we do try to help the animals there whenever possible. Our adoptable pets live in volunteer foster homes where they receive the care and attention they deserve while awaiting a permanent home.

Our various programs for Bedford County and City of Bedford residents include::

•A low cost spay/neuter program for area pets
•The construction of a no kill animal shelter, The Vernon D Lybolt Adoption Center, at 829 Ole Turnpike Road in Bedford.
•Find homes for abandoned and homeless animals through our adoption and transport programs.
•Help pet owners with unexpected expenses involving their pets, through our Emergency Fund program.
•Provide humane traps and spay/neuter subsidies for feral cats through our Forgotten Felines program.
•Humane Education program for area Scout troops and schools.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Until we are able to build our No-Kill Shelter, our adoptable pets live in foster homes throughout Bedford County and surrounding areas. If you are interested in meeting a pet, please submit an adoption application or contact our main office.

We also hold monthly adoption events at our Headquarters and the Bedford Tractor Supply. Visit our website or our Facebook page for dates and times. If you would like to be added to our monthly events email list, please send a request to

Our Adoption Process...

Have you discovered a pet you wish to adopt? Great!

Now, the first step is to complete an adoption application on our website at This is not a commitment to adopt. It is simply the first step in the process.

We will review your application for preliminary approval before asking the foster parent to contact you to set up a time to meet the pet. You may also have concerns about how the animal will fit your home environment. When the foster parent contacts you, you will be able to discuss your concerns with someone who has first-hand experience with the pet.

After you meet the animal, you and the foster parent can decide if this is definitely the forever pet for you.