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My name is Blake!

Facts about me

Bluetick Coonhound
Black - with White
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story


Come out and play!

UPDATE 3/25/21: 

Blake thought he was just cruisin' around and checking out the scene, but he ended up at animal control waiting for someone to claim him--no one did.  This clean-cut looking 1½ year old Border Collie/Coon hound (DNA revealed) came to Almost home in October of 2020.  His coat is a painting in black and white with expressive touches of bronze. Upon first meetings, Blake shows a bit of timidity, but once he knows you is sweet and spirited.  With his handsome looks and loving nature, he was adopted quickly.

Recently, the sad adopters needed to return him because he was too playful rough (nipping and scratching) with their grand kids, causing the children to be afraid. This was a difficult decision for his caretakers as they said he was  well-behaved in the house and lovable with them. They loved him.

In their home, Blake had a large, confined area of underground fence and enjoyed being wild and crazy in the yard, sometimes tearing up the landscape for a little for fun.  They said he was a good car sidekick and didn't mind if you were near his food or chew toys.  They also let us know that Blake can play over zealously with other dogs who may not enjoy such roughhousing. These caring folks made sure he was kept up to date with flea-control, heart-worm preventative, and kept him in shining good health.  They helped him get his skinny side up to the nice 53-pound weight he's at now.

At first, coming back to Almost Home seemed to confuse Blake, and he was constantly waiting at his door.  A little tilt of his head and a tentative tail wag is hard for us to resist—we always want to go in and give him some love.

The best home for Blake is one with no children under 14.  A securely fenced yard is a necessity (he will honor an underground electric fence).

Blake needs to be with active people who will keep his mind and body occupied and who will use positive training methods to teach him boundaries.

Are you a person(s) who is looking for love and excitement in your life?  Blake is a sparkler, ready to light up your heart.


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



September 30, 2022, 4:17 am


Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County

Contact info
Pet ID
Bette Grahame
Lovingston, VA 22949

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

AS OF JANUARY 2018: Dogs: $100 - Includes Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia Test, DHLPP and Rabies Vaccination, Dewormings, flea and tick treatment (if needed), and Spaying/Neutering. Puppies (0-6 months): $150 - Includes 3 DHLPP Vaccinations, 3 Dewormings, a Certificate for a Rabies Vaccination, flea and tick treatment (if needed), and Spaying/Neutering by a participating veterinarian. Cats: $40 (or 2 for $50) Includes Feline Leukemia/Aids test, 2 RCP Vaccinations, Rabies Vaccination, 2 Dewormings, flea and tick treatment (if needed), and Spaying/Neutering. Kittens (0-6 Months): $80 (or 2 for $120) includes a Feline Leukemia/Aids test, 3 RCP Vaccinations, 3 Dewormings, Certificate for a Rabies Vaccination, flea and tick treatment (if needed), and Spaying/Neutering by a participating veterinarian.

Go meet their 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

More about this 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.