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We'll also keep you updated on Legolas (snoopy)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Legolas (snoopy)

Beagle

Male, 6 yrs 1 mo
lackey, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Snoopy (Formerly Legalos) !! This super sweet boy was adopted several years ago and sadly returned due to no fault of his own. He originally came to us terrified with several other dogs from a hoarding situation. Since arriving back to the rescue he has done far better than we expected. He loves having other dogs around to play with and is doing very well. He is a 6 year old, male hound mix and weighs approx. 30 Pounds. He is already neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. He is heartworm negative. Snoopy is a super sweet and loving boy. He can be shy and nervous at times but is steadily gaining confidence. He merged immediately into the pack of dogs at the fosters home and has been very social and loving. He does fantastic with dogs of all sizes. He would do best with another dog or several dogs. The other dogs have really helped his confidence. We have not had him around cats but his previous adopter says he doesn't like them coming near him (sounded like fear of cats vs aggressions toward them but we aren't sure) He has been fantastic with kids so far. He lived with a 5 and 7 year old in his adoptive home and has done wonderful with the fosters kids. He does need time to see everyone is safe so please make sure your kids are capable of understanding to give a dog space at first. As with any dog, children should not be climbing on, laying on, chasing, pulling ears and tails etc. Snoppy has been doing really well with his house manners. He is potty trained and has had no accidents. He does good on car rides but is a bit nervous. He seems to really like riding shotgun and does great with that. He is decent on the leash but may pull at times. He was crate trained when he was first adopted out but the family did not follow through with his training so we have been working to retrain him. Currently he does well you just have to pick him up and put him into the crate. He does not destroy the house when left alone outside of the crate so he does not really need one. He currently loves sleeping in bed with his foster family. He has a low to medium energy level. Very easy going and likes to just follow you around and hang out wherever you are. He loves to just sit with you and be petted. He will also go play with the other dogs and likes to play ball. Snoopy has not had any aggression with food, treats, or toys with people or other animals. This guy is a really good boy. Super sweet and loving. He deserves a dedicated family to return his love. If youre looking for a sweet relaxed dog to share your home with then Snoopy may be your man. Vet and home checks required. Located in Hampton VA. (He will need to be adopted within a 2 hour drive radius) ‼️Please message us directly at VillageDogResource@gmail.com with questions or to get an application.‼️
We'll also keep you updated on Olivia's adoption status with email updates.
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Olivia

Beagle

Female, 9 yrs 1 mo
lackey, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
SWEET GIRL IS MAKING SO MUCH PROGRESS!! Still waiting for her perfect family. Meet Olivia !! This little girl is number 2 of the 4 terrified dogs we are helping. She has been through a lot. We are hoping maybe someone will take a chance on her. Maybe you’re that special person! Olivia is an approx 7 year old female Beagle mix weighing 18 pounds. She is already spayed, microchipped and updated on vaccines. Thankfully she is heartworm negative. This little lady is so super sweet but very scared. She was saved from being euthanized in a shelter but had to live outside while they tried to find a rescue for her. Due to this she has some quirks that we are working through. Her new family will have to be understanding of her needs and willing to help bring her out of her shell. She wants to love so badly; we can see it more and more every day. Currently Olivia will coexist around you but isn’t wanting you to reach out and touch her. You can however pick her up and she will tolerate it. If you are a kid she will let you touch her. I guess kids aren’t as scary to her. She will also come around and boop you on the foot with her nose if you are sitting down. She seems to want the love and attention but is also scared at the same time. She has been making huge progress and is now way more relaxed and chooses to lay close to her foster family and wants to be near them. She has done wonderful with all other dogs of every age and size. She has not been around cats with us but I doubt she would bother them. She really loves kids. They are less scary to her and she lets them touch her and be close to her. Kids will need to give her space for a day or two to let her adjust. Olivia is new to learning house rules but overall, she does really well. She is great in her crate and is not vocal in there. She has also had no potty accidents when crated. She is good in the car just scared. She has had no trouble sharing food, treats or toys with other dogs or humans. As far as potty training she will go potty outside however, she will not go on a leash. We are working hard to train her but she is terrified of a leash still. The problem she has is she was living outside and doesn’t want to come back inside. She will stay out there forever and she is really good at winning the catch me if you can game when you go to get her back in. The solution at the moment is she is let out and drags a long leash behind her so you can grab it and get her back in. We know once the fear fades away this won’t be an issue anymore but it is something her new family will have to help her get past. Due to this a fenced yard would be required for her. So far she has not tried to go over or escape a 4 foot fence. ***Once settled she has done very well with returning into the house on her own but it may take a bit in her new home for her to be ready to do that. Olivia is fairly low energy until it’s time to catch her outside. Then she is an all-star track athlete lol. Inside the house she is quiet and easy going. Very laid back and co exists well with everyone. She’s not that perfect “normal” dog most people want but if you’re one of those special people that want to really rescue and save a dog then she might be the one. We sure hope there’s someone out there willing to earn the love of this dog that’s been through so much in her short life. Once she has that break through moment and realizes there is nothing to be scared of she is going to be the most loving and loyal little lady ever! Vet and home checks required. Fenced Yard Required Located in Hampton VA. (She will need to be adopted within a 1 hour drive radius) ‼️IF INTERESTED IN ADOPTING OR FOR MORE INFORMATION Please message VillageDogResource@gmail.com directly with questions or to get an application. ‼️
We'll also keep you updated on remi's adoption status with email updates.
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remi

Beagle

Male, 1 yr 1 mo
lackey, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Remi !! We recently agreed to help 4 very terrified dogs learn to love again. We will be posting as they become more ready for their homes. Remi is progressing the fastest and is ready to transition to his new home. He is an approx 11 month old, male mixed breed and weighs 32 Pounds. His breed is a mystery. Maybe some beagle in there. Hard to tell for sure but whatever he is, it’s absolutely adorable!! Remi is neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. He is heartworm negative. He is very shy at first but if you give him a day or two and some space he starts seeking out attention. He will come up and take treats but is still somewhat afraid of human touch. We can tell he’s so close to giving in to human love. He will let his foster pick him up and has not shown any aggression. He’s still a bit uncertain when you reach to pet him. Unless you’re a kid, he’s all about getting love from the kids. Despite being shy he’s always happy. You can see in his pictures he just loves to smile. Such a sweet boy. Remi would do best with another dog or several dogs. He immediately befriended the fosters other dogs and that has helped him so much. He really needs his confidence built up in a kind and caring household. Despite living outside prior to coming to us he’s doing really well with house manners. He is still learning but has done well so far. He is potty trained if let out frequently. He does good on car rides. It’s best not to feed him prior to a ride or he may get sick. He still has a lot of fear with the leash. He is crate trained and so far has been quiet and content. He does great with other dogs and another confident dog in the house really helps him. He’s never met cats so we are unsure how he would do. He adores kids. He lets them get close and touch him and give him treats. As long as the kids are old enough to understand giving him space at first until he feels safe. Remi loves being outside. He would do best with a fenced in yard due to that and his leash fears. He’s currently got a medium energy level. He will run and play with all the dogs but also come in and relax. He’s just starting to figure out what toys are and how to enjoy them. He’s extremely food motivated which helps a lot for gaining his trust. He gets scared to come inside sometimes but will learn to follow the other dogs inside for a treat. He has not had any aggression with food, treats, or toys with people or other animals. If you’re willing to put some time into letting Remi feel safe with you he will be your best friend and your shadow. A loving loyal boy that will quickly steal your heart. Vet and home checks required. Fenced yard required Located in Hampton VA. (He will need to be adopted within a 2 hour drive radius) ‼️Please message us directly at VillageDogResource@gmail.com with questions or to get an application.‼️
We'll also keep you updated on Vincent's adoption status with email updates.
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Vincent

St. Bernard

Male, 1 yr 1 mo
lackey, VA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Vincent !! This big boy likely has some St. Bernard in him. A really sweet and loving dog with a ton of playful puppy energy. Vincent is an approx 1 year old, male, St Bernard mix. He may even be younger than that but it’s hard to tell. Definitely acts like a puppy. He already weighs 76 pounds. He may not be done growing yet. He is already neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. He is heartworm negative. Vincent loves all people. He’s super social and loves to play. When he’s tired he likes to cuddle but it takes awhile to tire him out. He’s a bit unrefined in his training but with a little work he’s going to be a great dog. He does very well with other dogs. He can be a little overwhelming to some dogs. He’s not aggressive at all he’s just a large hyper wild puppy when playing. We do not know how he would do with cats. He would not be the best for young kids. He is not mean but he’s very big, strong and untrained. When he first arrived he was jumping all over people and mouthing hands and arms. His foster has done great with training him but he will likely need that guidance from his new home as well. Vincent has been perfect with his potty training since arriving. He learned the doggie door quickly and does great. He is crate trained but isn’t a fan. He will bark if you’re home and he’s put in it however he will sleep in it overnight. He will bark for a bit and give up at night. He does have a very loud bark and would not do well in an apartment due to that and his energy level. He does extremely well on the leash for his size but needs someone strong enough to control him is he decides to pull. He’s very good on car rides. He has done well sharing his food and toys with people. He’s fed separately from other dogs but hasn’t shown any issues so far. Vincent is big higher energy guy and needs a family ready to play! He will not be happy or well behaved if his family isn’t committed to playtime and consistent training everyday so he has a positive outlet for all that energy and learns to stop unwanted behaviors. ➡️ Please make sure you are ready for the commitment of a large, strong and playful dog. We are telling you his issues upfront. Please don’t adopt unless you’re prepared to handle them. Vet and home checks required. He is not going to do well in an apartment. Fenced yard required 5ft or taller. Located in Hampton VA. (He will need to be adopted within a 2 hour drive radius.) ‼️Please message the VillageDogResource@gmail.com directly with questions or to get an application.‼️
We'll also keep you updated on kodan's adoption status with email updates.
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kodan

Shiba Inu

Male, 4 yrs
lackey, VA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Kodan !! This cutie is looking for his new home! Kodan is a 4 year old, male Shiba Inu. He is extremely overweight currently and weighs 50 Pounds ?. This poor guy should be around half that weight. We are currently working on his weight loss. His new family will need to continue to feed him appropriate amounts to keep him on the path to a healthy weight. He’s very good about it and doesn’t protest his smaller food amounts. He is already neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. He is thankfully Heartworm negative. **Collars on the Foster’s dogs in the photos are tracking collars for safety. They are not shock collars** Kodan is a friendly guy but it takes some time for him to trust you. He’s never bitten or been aggressive but you can see how reserved he is at first. He’s not the dog that wants to be grabbed, hugged or petted right away. Once he gets to know you he’s incredibly loving, affectionate and loyal. He just needs you to give him some space at first. He does great with other dogs. Slightly reserved at first and prefers calmer dogs but has adjusted to a hyper dog in his foster home. Once adjusted he keeps up with the active dog which is helping his weight loss goals. He’s fostered with cats and does well so far. Mostly ignores them. He previously lived with young kids and was not a fan of them. He would do better with older and calmer kids. Kodan is crate trained. He will bark sometimes but does better if you cover the crate. He rides very well in the car. He pulls on the leash strongly still when walking. He’s done great with his potty training when let out enough. He had an accident initially but now that he’s learned the routine he does great. He has a medium energy level currently but that may increase. He is so overweight and still adjusting to his new foster home. He also came to us with extremely overgrown nails that had to be hurting his feet. We expect he may be more energetic when these things are no longer factors. Kodan has no issues sharing food, treats and toys with other dogs or humans. He does like to steal food off counters or in trash cans if it’s left available. To understand Kodan you should know the breed. This is what is said about them in general “ Shiba Inus are extremely loyal but can be stubborn and strong-willed. They can be reserved towards people they don't know. They are also known for having a strong territorial tendencies” Kodan fits that well. He’s an amazing dog if you understand the breed and how to protect them from getting into situations where they may fail. He hates nail trims and it would be best to have those done by a professional. He was very anxious at the vet however they held him and went slow and he did amazing. Around the house he still gets nervous when you are touching him in certain ways. When you put him in the car, ushering him in the crate, holding his collar, and even just trying to look at his paw it causes him to freak out and cower, yelp, and get quite distressed. This may fade as bonds are built. He has never bitten but we never want anyone to push him to that point. As Kodan has gotten more settled we have seen his protective side come out when strangers enter the house. He will bark loudly. He doesn’t do anything beyond that however guest should leave him alone until he’s comfortable with them. Despite these things his foster family adores him. He is easily managed if you understand him and make sure to give him the time and space he needs to adjust to the things he’s afraid of. Vet and home checks required. Needs home with older kids. Located in Hampton VA. (He will need to be adopted within a 2 hour drive radius) ??Please message VillageDogResource@gmail.com directly with questions or to get an application.??
We'll also keep you updated on Arrow's adoption status with email updates.
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Arrow

American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, 2 yrs
lackey, VA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Arrow (previously Kairo) !! This beautiful guy was recently returned to us. He was originally saved from a shelter. He was terribly thin. He bounced back quickly and was adopted. Sadly he’s not been getting along with one dog in his new home. Arrow is a 2 year old male pitbull type mix. He weighs 55 pounds. He has been neutered, microchipped and updated on vaccines. He is Heartworm negative. He is being treated for Lyme with antibiotics which he will come with. He is very sweet and loyal. Loves any attention he can get. He's a fun active and energetic dog that loves to run and is always happy to play fetch. He also has a cuddly side when he’s tired out. He clings to his people and wants to be with you as much as possible. Arrow is great with potty training. He is crate and leash trained but does need some corrections while walking to not pull. He does good on car rides. He’s very fearful when corrected. We aren’t sure how he was corrected in his previous home. Positive reinforcement is helping him learn to not jump up and basic obedience he was missing when returned to us. He’s learning every day as he’s now able to gain some confidence and feel safe. He will occasionally submissive pee a small amount when corrected. We expect that to fade as his confidence grows. His previous owner says he loves kids and does well with them. Due to the energy level and jumping up it would be better to have him in a home with bigger kids but he’s never been aggressive to anyone. He’s not been good with cats. Arrow gets along fantastic with the dog in his foster home. They were instant friends and play, eat and sleep together without any issues. He also got along with several dogs in the previous home but couldn’t be around one of the dogs. We aren’t sure why they don’t get along but suspect it’s Arrows energy level. He’s very playful and active which likely agitated the senior dog and caused issues between them. He would do best with another active playmate or would also be fine in a home without dogs. Arrow has not shown any food, toy or treat aggression with humans or other dogs. He’s extremely loving and sweet. He loves toys and any activities you will do with him. If you’re looking for an extremely affectionate boy with lots of energy then Arrow may be the perfect pup for you. Located in Hampton VA. (He will need to be adopted within a 2 hour drive radius) Vet and home checks required. Needs fenced yard. ??Please message VillageDogResource@gmail.com directly with questions or to get an application.??

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PO box 141, lackey, VA 23694

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