My name is Skillet!

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

Facts about Skillet

  • Breed: Foxhound Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10511527-18719
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: 

Skillet is a tall, handsome American Fox Hound (mix), with great markings and those loveable hound ears.  (Dogs like him are winning top prizes in dog shows these days and they make EXCELLENT house dogs.)  He is about 3 years old and weighs about 60 pounds (he is working on gaining more weight).  He is very friendly and loves affection, almost more than he loves cookies!  He and his friend Spencer were stray dogs that no one claimed while they were at Animal Control, so Skillet is with us now—and we are very much enjoying him!  (Spencer has already been adopted.) 

I played with Skillet while a child’s birthday party was happening at the shelter.  He was such a happy boy and he really LOVE being around the children.  He was standing tall on his hind legs and kissing them through the fence whenever they would come near him.  With me, he very gently stood tall to hug and kiss me too.  When I told him to get down, he did, as long as I went down to his level and showered him with love.  Skillet is a real “love bug” who loves to give hugs and receive kisses.   He is very debonair too, and he has the most beautiful and gentle eyes.  

Skillet loves to go out into the big yard with me and we walk together as we explore.  He comes to me for treats and he comes when I call him.  He looks beautiful as he runs like the wind, stopping just as he gets to me.  (He is learning to “sit” for treats.)  He accepts treats with a very gentle mouth and he loves to sit beside me as I brush him and love on him.  He also loves to lie in the sun as I pet him.  Skillet LOVES being with people more than he likes anything else.  “To be included in a good life with his people” is what this sweet boy wants and needs. 

Take a very good look at him and KNOW that if you and he are a good fit for each other, he could be your very own HOUSE HOUND!  (House Hounds are all the rage—just ask anyone who has one.  And the American Fox Hound won Best in Show in several breed competitions in 2015 and 2016.)  He would do well in a family that had children six years old or older.  Even though he loves the little kids too, he could easily “bowl them over” with his love. 

Good with Dogs              Good with Kids

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

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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.