My name is Henry!

Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Lovingston, Virginia - Henry
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I'm being cared for by:
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
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 5/6/17: 

Henry 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 (see above photo).  His boney ribs, under belly, and butt were completely naked of hair.  He was an ASPCA TV commercial!  Had we not gotten him when we did, he would have frozen to death, or died of starvation and disease!

Henry is a tri-color Hound who now weighs a perfect 54 pounds and seems to be about 2 ½ years old.  He was a very sweet dog from day one.  One GREAT 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, his illnesses were cured and 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.  For a while he and Brent were roommates.  (Henry is the dog on the right in this above photo).  Brent is a bit shyer than Henry, but when Henry lets someone pet him, Brent lets that person pet him too.  Even though shy, Henry’s “mentoring of Brent” in the ways of accepting human affection has done a lot to help Brent begin to come out of his shell too.  Dogs helping dogs is a wonderful thing.

It still takes Henry a while to warm up to new people because he is a SMART dog, but he is never vicious. He is a sweet, gentle soul that very well tolerated all of the medical prodding and poking he received when we first got him.  Now, he has even kissed a couple of us very gently on the nose.  He also will put his paw on us asking for “more affection, please.”  Our “dog therapy group” 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.  Appropriate medical care, nutritious food, and “hands on love” have worked miracles for this very sweet boy.   

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. 


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.