My name is Ryan!

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

Facts about Ryan

  • Breed: Retriever (Unknown Type)/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10990857-18947
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 2/19/17: 

Ryan is one of the dogs from the Christmas Eve “neglect case.”  We LOVE HIM to pieces.  Just LOOK at his face!  Ryan appears to be a Retriever/Hound (mix), about 7 years old and weighing 58 pounds.  He wears the softest coat of anyone here.

Words written by photographer Denise yesterday:  “His head shots are dead ringers for Golden Retrievers; the square head, the ear set, the eyes.  And his coat is VERY SOFT and SILKY—all Retriever too.  I love this boy.  He is a perfect example of the resiliency, and forgiveness in dogs.  After all he has been through, he has nothing but love and happiness to give.”

Ryan is a very kind soul and loves to give gentle hugs.  He’s been through so much and is truly enjoying his time out of captivity.  He wears his happiness from his nose to his tail.  And he loves prancing around on our grassy yards and feeling the sun on his face.  Can you imagine how happy he will be when he is adopted and living the good life as someone’s valued family member?  Ryan is good on a leash but he HATES CATS, so if you have cats Ryan is not the dog for you.  Ryan has been vetted, neutered, and 17 teeth were pulled.  But he has NO TROUBLE eating—that is for sure.

Please come and meet him and the rest of the neglect case dogs.  You will not believe how sweet and wonderful they all are.  Read their story below and know that YOU could help one of them achieve everything on their bucket list.  So far their lives have consisted of being confined together in one room or under one porch; NO other experiences at all! 

Ryan’s story:  In Dec 2016, 11 severely neglected dogs were seized from a home.  Some were living confined outside without shelter, and some were living in rooms with feces inches deep on the floor.  None had ever walked on grass or been to a vet.  Some had toe nails several inches long, growing into their foot pads.  And yet, all of the dogs are very friendly.  We had vetted them well, removed some lumps from their bodies, and got them full dental exams.  (Helping these dogs is an expensive undertaking, but it is what we do.  Please consider donating to their HELP TO HEAL FUND by ear marking your donations for the “Christmas Eve Dogs.”)

PLEASE consider adopting and/or fostering one of these dogs and giving them their best life ever.  Their buckets lists are short:  they each NEED a calm, loving, adult home, in a quiet neighborhood, with a securely fenced yard, and maybe another dog that can teach them “the routine” in your home and help them feel secure and safe.



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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.