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The foundation will keep records of all lost and found reports and attempt to match up people looking for dogs with folks who have found dogs with a similar description.  It is our hope that this will provide a much needed community service by helping dogs get safely home as soon as possible.

Remember - The Mosby Foundation is not a rescue group in that we do not take dogs in ourselves.

Call 540-939-4035 if you would like to report a lost or found dog.


Although the Mosby Foundation is not a rescue group in that we do not take and care for dogs ourselves, we do offer any assistance possible to promote communication and advertise dogs in need of placement. The following dogs are located in many different areas. Contact info. is given with each dog.  Please contact them directly. Thanks and please give these dogs a second chance!

All the following dogs are still available as of   


NEUTERED MALE - @50 pounds - @2 ½ years old (as of 8/19/14)

OUR BEST GUESS:  Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler/Terrier (mix)

At the August 17, 2014 Save Our Animal Rescues “Every Pet is Perfect Parade & Show” at Sweet Briar College, our very sweet Petie WON

1st place BEST IN SHOW * 2nd place BEST KISSER

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Petie (#15932) has lived at Almost Home since July 2013.  He is a wonderful dog—beside himself with frustration because he is so darn smart & so bored because he doesn’t get enough exercise or leashed walks here!  He is a very well-mannered dog inside a home & house trained too.  He “sits” & “shakes” for treats & accepts them with a very soft  mouth.  He is the STAR OF THE SHOW wherever he goes, & now he has a BLUE RIBBON to PROVE IT!  He excels at the Nelson County Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings & he looks GREAT in the “drive through” line at McDonald’s too.  He is a gentleman of a dog & someday a very special family is going to hit the jackpot with him!  You can’t help but smile when you look at him—he’s so darn cute!  2014-08-17 Best In Show Petie 2014-08-17 Best Kisser - 2nd Place - Petie

When Petie is AWAY from the shelter & gets enough exercise, he becomes a very mellow dog who is even good on a leash.  He very much wants & needs MORE EXERCISE than he  gets here and he really NEEDS a BEST FRIEND to pall around with.  PETIE IS GREAT WITH PEOPLE & RESPECTFUL KIDS.  GOOD WITH DOGS.  GOOD WITH CATS…and he certainly knew how to charm the four judges last weekend!


BINKY #16816 (arrived shelter 8/12/14)

Female Redbone Hound (mix)

4 months old – 25 (energetic) pounds so far

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BINKY is a 4 sweet & happy bouncing baby hound :)  She loves attention, loves toys, & loves to play with other dogs.  She has a graceful build and a beautiful red coat that is velvety to the touch.  And this sweet kid LOVES to be touched!  She is an amazing girl that is pretty much up for everything.  She loves to play ball—even by herself, when she has to.

BAILEY (Courtesy listing) – 8/2/14

English Foxhound (neutered male) – 1 year old – 40 pounds

Bailey is a handsome English Fox Hound—a wonderful dog who will weigh 65-75 pounds when full grown.  I would like to find a better LIFE for him – not simply a home.  He has a home and always will unless I can find a better LIFE for him.  He was a very sick puppy who would sit in my arms & lay his snuffly nose on my shoulder.  Early on, I noticed he would sit like a frog & then noticed his back legs were kind of wobbly.  I believe he has hip dysplasia, likely from poor nutrition in utero, which is common in this breed.  He knows how to sit & lay & sometimes he will come, but he’s still learning.  When he trots, he prances along like a horse & his tail curves over like a question mark slightly – impressive to watch.  Bailey is not in any way currently crippled.  He runs and jumps (while standing in place) but when he gets in the car or climbs up onto something, he basically uses his front legs to pull himself up.  He runs so fast sometimes that when he runs past, he sounds like a horse galloping!  He loves running!  I now have a very large dog crate that sits on the porch under my bedroom window, which has become his “guard post.”  He sits up there and monitors everything – it’s pretty funny but also reassuring.


I would love to see him have a life on a farm, with lots of room to run (he can really stretch it out when he runs!), & a pool or lake would be a real plus and helpful for his dysplasia.  He is an excellent guard dog (patrols the houses & grounds directly around me); however, he has taken a liking to getting in the road now.  He is especially interested in whatever he hears in the woods across the road & railroad tracks, though he hasn’t ventured further than the other side of the road yet.  So now, when outside, he must be on a lead/tie-out stake or leash, because he will take off after whatever he hears and won’t come when called.  Sometimes, if I turn & walk away or walk toward the car as if I’m leaving, he will stop & come back, as he very much enjoys riding in the car.  When we are at work, he lives in an extra-large dog kennel, which means up to 10 hours of kennel time.  He does quite well in terms of potty while in the kennel.  He gets along with cats (but doesn’t like them near his food so he gets fed outside) & he likes kids but needs to learn how to not get so excited around them.  For more information, please contact Melonie at


GIZMO #17056 (on the left)

Male - @4 years old -@15 pounds

Our Best Guess:  Lemon & White Beagle


RENO #17057 (on the right)

Male - @3 years old - @23 pounds

Our Best Guess:  Beagle

(these best friends entered our shelter 8/5/14 – strays from animal control)


Gizmo (on the left) is a little fifteen pound male lemon & white beagle.  He has those adorable beagle ears & the cutest little swagger when he walks.  Gizmo was picked up as a stray with his best buddy Reno.


Reno (on the right) is a handsome male beagle, mostly black with a teddy bear brown head.  He is a very happy dog that loves to be in your lap.  He was picked up as a stray with his best buddy Gizmo.  RENO LOVES CATS!



CUBBIE (#16995)

Male - @5 years old - 42 pounds (arrived shelter 7/15/14 – stray from Animal Control)

Our Best Guess:  Shepherd (mix) (he’s a rather small dog)

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Cubbie is the size of a bear cub & he seems to have a very gentle soul!  He  came to Animal Control as a very scared, thin stray.  The kind folks there loved on him & taught him how to leash walk & he is coming around nicely  in our shelter.  Still a little shy, after some "baby talk" his tail slowly wags & he now enjoys being brushed by those he trusts.  He has a little scar on his belly & he seems to be somewhat sensitive in his rear leg area.  It is possible that someone has physically hurt him but he isn’t fear aggressive at all.  Instead, he quickly bellies-up to show you that he doesn’t want any trouble.  This, alone, is heartbreaking.  Cubbie is going to make someone a very loyal companion & he will love being someone’s valued family member when his forever family finally finds him.  There is a sadness in his eyes that will melt your heart & confirm to you that he wants & needs to be loved.


Cubbie has heartworm & will begin his heartworm treatment soon.  During that 2 month period, he would LOVE to live in a calm foster home with kind people who would pamper him with lots of TLC & short leash walks, while the nasty ole heartworm dies.  Certain dogs seem to need our help a little more than others & sweet Cubbie is one of those.  There is something about Cubbie that touches me deeply & I think it will touch you too, if you go meet him.  THANK YOU for considering fostering and/or adopting him, helping him heal from the inside out, and loving him forever.  (Flower)


SPIRIT (#17050)

Female - @2 years old - @____ pounds

Our Best Guess:  Red Tick Coonhound (petite)

(entered our shelter 8/2/14 - stray from Animal Control)


Spirit was found living in a graveyard.  A Good Samaritan fed her and won her trust so she could be caught.  She is shy but very treat motivated! It doesn't take her long to start wagging her tail and looking at you with her sweet, hopeful eyes.  She is not used to a leash but we helping her with that.  She longs to be someone’s beloved family member, enjoy regular meals, and the security of a soft, safe place to sleep.

TONY (#17009)

Our Best Guess:  Great Dane/Pit Bull mix

Male - @2 years old - @48 pounds

(entered shelter 7/22/14 – surrendered because he kept climbing a fence & to go hang out at a Pizza joint!)

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Tony is super cute.  He has the craziest ears!  Tony is very affectionate and  incredibly smart. He knows several commands, walks well on a leash, and is house trained.  He was surrendered because he is a skillful climber—he kept leaving home so he could hang out at the local pizza joint.  Seriously!  We can imagine that he is treat motivated (by Italian food) and that he’s quite a social guy too.  What’s not to love about hanging out at a pizza joint when you look this cute and are in need of as much love as you can get.   


Male - @4 years old - @50 pounds

(arrived shelter 7/15/14 – injured stray from Animal Control)

Our Best Guess:  Treeing Walker Coonhound  20140715_113705

Animal control picked Doggie up as an injured stray.  No one can explain his injury, but it sure looks painful!  Doggie isn't holding any grudges though, and his back is healing quite nicely.  He looks you right in the eye as if to say “THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SAVING ME AND HELPING ME HEAL.”  DOGGIE has had a rough life—you can tell that by looking at him.  But he IS the sweetest dog in the world.  He will be forever grateful to whoever adopts him, so please come visit him often.  You just might be that person!    PLEASE CONSIDER CONTRIBUTING TO DOGGIE’S “HELP TO HEAL” FUND.


BARNEY – NEW ARRIVAL on 4/25/14 (owner passed away)

Male, @6 years old, @52 pounds – BARNEY IS PERFECT!

Our Best Guess:  Shepherd mix  IMG_20140506_124023_943 (2)

NEW UPDATE:  8/16/14 - Guess who the star of the Nellysford Farmer’s Market was today.  BARNEY!!!  He was admired by hundreds of people and he made some new dog friends too.  Kids?  He met them, loved them, and he kissed quite a few. 


Barney, a stubby, stocky, little shepherd mix (may have some Lab and Corgi in him too), came to our shelter on April 26, 2014.  His owner had recently passed away and we rescued him from Animal Control.  He is approximately 6 years old and 52 pounds, and he is one of the most well-grounded dogs we have ever met—especially when he is out at social gatherings like the Nellysford Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.  He is so adorable and sweet and he LOVES AFFECTION.  He will actually stand on his hind legs and very gently wrap his front legs around you—giving you a little bear hug, Barney style, of course.  He’ll also kiss you sweetly on your cheek if you let him; not a BIG sloppy kiss, but a soft, gentle one.  And he accepts treats with a very gentle mouth.  Yes, Barney is a gentleman in a dog’s body.  And what a cute body it is!


Barney wears a very soft teddy bear coat and he loves to be brushed and fussed over.  When he looks up at us with those BIG brown eyes of his, he truly melts our hearts.  He’s clean in his room (seems to be house trained) and he is GREAT on a leash!  It is so easy to take Barney on a walk and he is so happy to go on one—the leash is slack the entire time—even when people and other dogs are passing by. 


Unfortunately, Barney tested positive for heartworm when we first got him.  He just finished his last treatment, so he’ll be ready to go into his new home soon.  The sooner, the better too, because he has a lot of love to give and no one to really give it to.  We are CERTAIN that his previous owner loved him dearly because Barney knows a lot about affection.  You can tell that, from the moment you meet him.  He’s a great age too, because he has matured into who he will be for many more years to come.  What you see with Barney is what you get.  He is truly an amazing and gentle dog!  And he LIKES CATS TOO!  (If Barney stays at our shelter much longer, we’ll have to vote him “Mayor” of Almost Home, because he is so politically correct!)  

Good with dogs.  Good with cats.  Good with kids.


BIRDIE (#16926)

Female - @2 years old - @40 pounds

Our Best Guess:  Pointer mix (arrived shelter 7/1/14)

Birdie is a very sweet & active young dog who has really started to blossom since her world has opened up at the shelter.  With people to socialize with and fenced yards to play in, life is now GOOD for her.  (She still needs some work on her manners as she spent most of her previous life tied out without much human interaction.)  She is good with dogs & kids.


BROWNIE (#16943)

Male - @4 years old - @54 pounds

Our Best Guess:  Beagle/Shepherd mix  (arrived shelter 7/2/14)

Brownie looks like a giant beagle!  He walks well on a leash & is very friendly & social.  When he looks up his ears fly out like wings—too cute!  Unfortunately, Brownie tested positive for heartworm.  He would love a foster home to go to during his treatment, as he’ll need to be kept calm and receive leashed walks only during that time.  Who knows, it could lead into a forever home for him.  He is good with dogs and kids!

SPANKY (#16948)

Male - @2 years old – 34 pounds (arrived 7/2/14)

Our Best Guess:  American Staffordshire Terrier (mix)

Spanky is a new arrival to Almost Home & he wears a handsome blonde brindle coat.  He is short, squatty and all smiles!!!  He walks well on a leash and loves affection.  He wants to be someone’s own personal lap dog.  Spanky does NOT like other animals & NEEDS to be your only pet.  SPANKY ABSOLUTELY LOVES PEOPLE!


FRISBEE (#16917)

Female - @2 years old - @ 40 pounds (stray from Animal Control – 6/24/14)

Our Best Guess:  Boxer/Beagle (mix)


Frisbee has the cutest little under bite.....leading us to believe she may be a boxer beagle mix.  She is solid white except for a half brown face & a black ring around her tail where it attaches to her body—it almost looks like her tail is taped on :) She is very sweet & playful & a GREAT medium size.


She spent a Saturday at the Nellysford Farmer’s Market and had a great time there, sitting on as many laps as possibly.  She really, REALLY wants someone to cuddle with and make her feel special.  She also did very well with the many other dogs there. 


Frisbee spent July 5th at the Wintergreen Craft Fair. She walks well on a leash and is very friendly with people, both adults and children.  She is challenged by other dogs, however, and can react negatively to dogs she does not like. Those appear to be dogs with high energy levels.  Frisbee responded to correction, and was avoiding other dogs when being actively walked and engaged by a handler.  She definitely will benefit from an obedience class to teach her manners and help her gain confidence so she does not feel the need to go after dogs she feels are too energetic.  Frisbee walked without incident with Ranger, and never reacted to him. Frisbee enjoyed being petted and would love to be a lapdog.  She will need a fenced yard to run and play in, and an owner who is committed to helping her learn good social skills and manners.

Winston (#16916)

Male - @1 ½ years old - @50 pounds

(stray from Animal Control 6/24/14)

Our Best Guess:  Beagle/Hound mix

There is just something about Winston!  He has the body of a big beagle and the coloring of both a red tick & blue tick hound—makes for a very cute dog.  He just instantly fit in here.  He's friendly with all the dogs at the  shelter.  He comes up to you & follows you around like he's known you all his life.  He's well behaved, very respectful, & does not jump up on you.  A very happy dog, he’s ready to move in with YOU as soon as possible & make you happy too!


RANGER #16841

Male - @1 year old - @80 pounds (as of 6/17/14)

Our Best Guess of Breed:  Bloodhound/Lab mix

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8/22/14 - Ranger now walks very well on a gentle-leader leash!

Ranger is a big, goofy dog - he is very sweet but doesn't seem to realize just how big he really is.  He is still very much a big puppy so he will need training and exercise to "be all that he can be."  Ranger spent July 4th and 5th at the Wintergreen Craft Fair.  Ranger is a very big, handsome dog, with a lot of strength.  He can pull quite strongly, so his handler used a training collar on him at the event.  The change in his demeanor & manners was striking.  This tells us that he will do VERY well with an obedience class or two.  He got a LOT of attention from the people attending the event, both adults and children, and enjoyed both.  Ranger is very affectionate and seems to want to please people.


Ranger is most definitely a hunting dog.  While walking the grounds of Wintergreen, he spotted a groundhog and was ready for the chase.  He had a similar reaction to small dogs like Chihuahuas, Lhasa Apsos, and Toy Poodles.  Dogs around 20 to 30 lbs. and larger do not faze him. In fact, he was perfectly well behaved with medium to large sized dogs.  We also know he does not do well with cats, again, owed to his hunting instincts.


Ranger has a ton of energy, and will require regular exercise.  When his handler stood still for too long, he would whine to go again. He will need to go to a home with a proper fence to allow him to run safely.   Ranger bays in typical hound fashion, particularly when riding in the van, but when he was taken out, he quieted down quickly.




Neutered Male – @45 pounds - @2 years old (as of 6/17/14)

Our Best Guess:  Labrador Retriever/Dalmatian (Entered shelter May 2012 & April 2013)

Pillsbury is a very handsome, well-mannered, smart dog that appreciates the finer things in life!  Pillsbury is food motivated BUT he LOVES TO CUDDLE more than he loves food.  He will burrow under the arms of those who get down on his level, as he leans into them & begs them to take him home with them & he loves to be brushed & tended to. 


He is house trained & respectful of things inside a home.  He loves to run & play with toys.  He needs an adult family who will work with him & turn him into their best dog ever.  (In May 2014, an older couple adopted him & fell totally in love with him.  The man of the couple has serious health issues & they sadly realized that having any dog would be too much for them.  BUT Pillsbury was a VERY GOOD BOY at their home. When they tearfully returned him, he sat in his room & cried & cried too.  He REALLY wants & needs a forever home!)   Pillsbury seems okay with cats, but you would need to keep cat food away from Pillsbury if you adopt him. 


BLING #16767

Spayed Female – 9 years old

Our Best Guess:   All American Mutt  (entered shelter May 28, 2014 – owner moved)

Bling is a sweet little “sugar face” (grey haired face) American mutt.  We have her listed as a cattle dog mix but that is just a guess.  She is very sweet, loves attention, and walks well on a leash.  She really does not act her age!  She is very active & playful & often wears a "smile" on her face!  She loves to carry a large rock around & if she doesn’t have one handy she just may dig for one.


She was surrendered to animal control when her owner had to move and couldn't take her with her.  Bling tested positive for heartworms but she has finished her last treatment and is now ready to move into her “forever home.”  She was almost house trained in her recent foster home.    Bling is good with most dogs, cats & kids too.


LACY (#16628) 

SPAYED FEMALE - @70 POUNDS - @9 YEARS OLD (as of 4/8/14)


Lacy spent most of her life on a chain and was abandoned last summer when her owner moved out of state. She now LOVES being able to run free & is thriving with all of the attention she is receiving here in the shelter.  She LOVES people & is good with children.  She knows basic commands like down, sit, stay, come, & she walks well on a leash. 


Lacy is a big girl who loves & needs to go hiking!  She also LOVES to be brushed and fussed over.  When you look into her eyes you can really SEE that she is a girl who has long needed someone to love her & make her feel special.


BRONX (#14486)

Neutered Male - @45 pounds - @4 years old (as of 4/8/14)

Our Best Guess:  Vizsla mix (entered our shelter March 2012)

Bronx spent July 4 & 5, 2014 at the Wintergreen Craft Fair.  On multiple occasions, people who owned Vizslas (a very smart, very agile, energetic, Hungarian Bird Dog) stopped to admire Bronx & stated how much he looked & acted like their dogs.  While it is always hard to know what a shelter dog really is, the description here: certainly fits our boy, Bronx.  Many of the challenges his previous adopters had are known to a Vizsla enthusiast. 


Bronx had no end of energy both days of the event, but was happy, & friendly, & engaged with his handlers.   If you are looking for an energetic, alert, smart, dog – which many people will think is a Vizsla, Bronx might be for you.  Bronx is a very smart dog & he especially LOVES MEN!  He also loves treats, butt rubs, & soft bedding.  He may resource guard items he values, so he needs an adult family that can give him lots of love & some boundaries too. 


He’s a smallish, medium size & he very much wants a family who will love him dearly.  He may do best as an only pet.  (Staff member Renee says he’d love to be a male trucker’s sidekick and go on the road with him.)

MACY (#12524)

Spayed Female - @50 pounds - @4 years old (as of 4/8/14)

Our Best Guess:  Coonhound (entered our shelter in 2010 & again in 2012)

Macy is VERY SMART.  She is house trained, good on a leash, loves to go jogging, doesn’t bark a lot, & loves being the center of attention.  She was well behaved in a home from 2010-2012 but didn’t enjoy car rides & her family returned her because they wanted a dog they could travel with.


Macy attended an adoption event at a middle school this year and was the star of the show.  She loved all of the attention she got and seemed to really like the children there too.


Macy wants to be a “homebody” & needs a big fenced yard in which to run, play, & lounge around in.  She LOVES to sniff things out & has been trained to an invisible fence before.  She likes calm, male dogs but is NOT a fan of cats, so NO CATS, please!  She is VERY FOOD motivated & should be fed without interference from other dogs and/or children (which is good practice anyway).



PRINGLE (#16379)

Neutered Male - @45 Pounds - @1 year old (as of 4/8/24)

Our Best Guess:  WALKER HOUND mix (Entered shelter December 2013)

Pringle is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet.  Spend a few moments petting him & all of your troubles seem to melt away as he gives you a hug & stares knowingly into your eyes.  Pringle was picked up as a stray.  He is still very thin & could use about 10 more pounds to reach his ideal weight.  He is very good with other dogs.


Pringle spent July 5th at the Wintergreen Craft Fair.  He enjoyed his outing and the attention he got from adults and children.  He is a high energy hound and kept his handler moving the entire time he was there.  Pringle would love to have a home where he could snuggle with his owner (he loves to give hugs and lay his head on your shoulder or chest), but have plenty of room to run safely in his own fenced yard.


SNOWY (#15768)

Spayed Female - @40 pounds - @2 ½ years old (as of 4/9/14)

(Entered shelter May 2013 – a man found Snowy & her puppies living in an abandoned house)

Our Best Guess:  TERRIER mix

Snowy & her 4 puppies came to us EXTREMELY THIN.  They were about 5 weeks old, so we weaned them as soon as possible, because poor Snowy didn't have enough milk to feed them.  She was fostered her for 2 weeks & in that time she learned to trust her foster family.  She was a fear biter at first, but showed no true aggression. 


Because she has always fended for herself she is not quick to trust people.  She has shown some food aggression, but since she was starving & living in the wild while taking care of herself & her puppies, that is understandable.  She loves to play with other dogs & is more confident when with them.  She would do best in an ADULT home with at least one other dog.  She’s long overdue for a family who loves her and would probably do best in a calm household without children!  Shy dogs need love too!





They are GREAT dogs—just very shy!  Shy dogs get adopted last & they have lived at our shelter since 2012!  Read “their full stories” on our website… 


Buster & Callen are in love with each other & they need to be adopted (or fostered) by patient, loving people who will work with them & give them the time they need to settle in.  A calm, ADULT home & a securely fenced yard are a MUST, because if they got away, they would not go to other people for help.  They are very clean in their room, indicating they’d be clean inside a home too.  Affectionate with shelter staff, they DO have it in them to trust people they KNOW they can trust, & they WANT to trust people. They accept treats with very gentle mouths & they like other dogs too.


BUSTER #14307 (Labrador Retriever/Hound mix with a brown coat) Neutered male, 50 pounds, @3 ½ years old.

Buster enjoys leashed walks & loves to receive affection by those he trusts.  He will actually turn upside down for belly rubs once he trusts you—but it takes time.  He has more courage than Callen!




CALLEN #14597 (Border Collie/Labrador Retriever – with a mostly black coat) Spayed female, 35 pounds, @2 ½ years old. 

Callen gets her courage by being around Buster; she continually looks to him for guidance & hides behind him when she feels she must.  Like Buster, she has a very soft mouth when accepting treats, but as soon as she gets her treat, she will immediately back away from you until she trusts you.  She is getting more comfortable with people but her progress is slow.  Last week she saw Flower brushing Buster & she actually let Flower brush her too.  (It was about the 7th time that Flower had sat in their room with them.  Progress is happening!)


PLEASE HELP US SOCIALIZE BUSTER & CALLEN BY VISITING THEM REGULARLY & SITTING IN THEIR ROOM WITH THEM.  YOUR DOING SO WILL REALLY HELP THEM GET USED TO PEOPLE.  (Call Flower at 434-361-0190 if you’d like her help in working with them, because they will be VERY SHY with you, at first, and they have learned to trust Flower enough to kiss her and ask for more petting, please.)


PAULINE (#14818)

Spayed Female - @50 pounds - @5 Years old (as of 4/9/14)

Our Best Guess:  Hound mix (Entered shelter March 2012 as a stray from Animal Control)

Sweet Pauline is always the Bridesmaid, never the Bride!  She came to us 2 years ago, as a starving stray, & she is still here.  Her super-sized ears are the envy of the other hounds here & she has the most soulful eyes of any dog here. 


Pauline spent July 4th, 2014 at the Wintergreen Craft Fair and was SUCH A LADY!  She walked well on a leash & behaved nicely with people and other dogs.  She particularly enjoyed having her long, silky ears rubbed. Pauline has been overlooked in the shelter for far too long! This is really a dog you have to take out and visit with to appreciate.   She will be a wonderful house hound!

At the shelter, she stands for hours at the fence, looking at the parking lot & hoping that someone is driving in to adopt HER!  She likes male dogs but not female dogs.  She would enjoy a lot of leashed walks and/or a big fenced yard to patrol.  She is very affectionate, good with kids, & smart enough to learn what you want to teach her.




Adopt “BESSIE” (ID# 14515) 

Statuesque, Long, Lean, Elegant – with excellent house manners!

Spayed female – 5 years old – 75 pounds




@5 Years Old – 73 Pounds –Very soft, shiny, easy maintenance coat

Bessie came to our shelter as an abandoned & starving in Oct 2011. We have fostered her for 8 months now & it has been a joy.  House trained from day one, she is very respectful of everything inside our home.  She’s shy (not aggressive) around new people (at first) but she loves those she trusts & leans into them for affection.  Very food motivated, she tap dances  (in a River Dance fashion) for food or treats.  She LOVES food puzzles & is happiest when she is running as fast as she can while carrying a Beehive Kong filled with roasted chicken that she is about to enjoy.  She is a beautiful runner!  Some of the words she knows are:  COME!  SIT.  LET’S DRESS.  LET’S WALK. THIS WAY!  OFF!  EH!  LEAVE IT!  TAKE IT! STAY! SPEAK! LET’S DO SOME TRAINING!  She loves soft dog beds & has several throughout our home.  She doesn’t beg our food when we eat & she isn’t a digger, fence climber, or chewer.  She will stand with her paws high up against a tree if there is an animal in it—it’s that “Treeing Walker” thing! 


She likes other dogs but is apprehensive when meeting them & often asserts herself.  She barks an unusual bark to tell us things & is good on a leash.  She loves rolling in the grass & hanging out in our fenced yard with  us!  She may enjoy another calm dog in her family & it might enable her to relax around unexpected noises.  Bessie is afraid of snapping/clicking sounds, she’s not a fan of car rides, and not good with cats. 


Bessie NEEDS a calm home in a RURAL setting with a large fenced yard & hound loving people patient enough to give her the time she needs to settle in.  She is a loyal, fun, goofy hound that is fun to hang around with.  To learn more, contact Flower & Ed at 434-361-0190 or .  We can bring her to meet you!

She is at the Rockbridge, VA SPCA. Karen Beard at is the contact and the phone number at the shelter is  540-463-5123. This is Dottie's Petfinder post: Here is additional information: She has her shots and has been dewormed.  They are unsure if she is spayed or housebroken She is about 35-40 pounds and they believe she is seven years old, but that is an estimate.  She arrived at the shelter filthy. She gets along with other dogs and is currently housed with Petie, the Mountain Cur and is very, very sweet. I will help with transport if needed it just needs to be on a weekend or in the evening so you can always put my email and phone number: 540-421-4842 and
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