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My name is Henry!

Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Lovingston, Virginia - Henry
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Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County

Facts about Henry

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10812740-18871
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.


ARRIVED SICK & EMACIATED! LOVES OTHER DOGS!!!

UPDATE 1/2/17: 

Henry is off to a GREAT NEW START in 2017—thanks to all of us and YOU who have been contributing to his Help to Heal Fund!  He has improved so much since we got him on 11/20/16.  (He was found by the side of a road by two women passing by in their car.)  He came to us emaciated and very sick with Lyme, Ehrlichia, hookworms, and whip worms.  His boney ribs, under belly, and butt were completely naked of hair (see attached photo) and large clumps of hair were missing from other parts of his body too.  He was an ASPCA TV commercial!  We are so thankful to have Henry; had we not gotten him when we did, he would have frozen to death, or died of starvation and disease by now.  For sure! 

Henry is a tri-color Hound who weighed 44 pounds when we got him and weighs 54 pounds now.  He seems to be about 2 ½ years old and he was a very sweet dog from day one.  One GREAT and very healthy thing Henry arrived WITH (in his bag of tricks) was his LOVE of other dogs and his comfort (and playfulness) around them.  Even though he was very sick at the time, he would go up to other dogs at the shelter, kiss them through the fence, prancing and play bowing to join in their play. To see him do this was wonderful and heartbreaking at the same time.  He was so sick and skinny, and yet there was “a playful little dog” inside him. 

After top notch medical care (paid for by some of YOU through our Help to Heal Fund!) cured his illnesses, he was neutered.  And then we let the “games begin” by giving Henry the freedom to play with other dogs.  He LOVED it, his doggie playmates loved it, and so did we. His antics continually make us laugh.  He is such a happy dog now that he has moved in with Brent and, as you can see in one of these photos, they are best buddies—sometimes sharing the same bed even though there are two beds in their room.  (Henry is the dog on the right.  This photo was taken by Lish while she was petting them both at the same time as they relaxed and fell asleep!)  Brent is a bit more shy than Henry, but when Henry lets someone pet him, Brent will let that person pet him too.  Even though shy, Henry is “mentoring Brent” in the ways of accepting human affection. 

It still does take Henry a while to warm up to new people because he is a SMART dog, but he is never vicious. His shyness, a result of his past, is something he can’t tell us anything about.  He is a sweet, gentle soul that has very well tolerated all of the medical prodding and poking he has received lately.  And…he has even kissed a couple of us very gently on the nose.  He also will put his paw on a couple of us asking for “more affection, please.”  So very sweet. 

Our small “dog therapy group” (Lish, Jodie, and Flower) has been working with Henry for a few hours each week and will be happy to personally show you how he has grown to trust us.  He has all the makings of being someone’s very beloved pet.  Henry’s new home MUST HAVE:  another dog or two, a securely fenced yard (in a quiet community), and loving, patient adults who want to make a difference in the life of an ASPCA commercial dog.  We will keep his webpage current so you can admire him and witness, first hand, what appropriate medical care, nutritious food, and “hands on love” can do when it comes to helping the neediest dogs.

HENRY IS GOOD WITH DOGS.



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


 VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info     http://nelsonspca.org 

 



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
434-263-7722

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.