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Meet Ben
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 2 Years

Estimated Weight:  24 Pounds

UPDATE – 11 JUNE 2021 (from foster mom): Ben has a lot of great qualities! He is a HUGE cuddle bug and wants love and affection from everyone. He is great with kids and babies. He is gentle and lets them pet him. He’s also great with every person he meets. He is house trained and will do his business in the back-yard (but prefers doing so on walks). He knows basic commands, but could use some work to reinforce his knowledge base.

Ben sleeps through the night, either in a dog bed or in his crate. He doesn’t mind the crate—he will go in there voluntarily throughout the day and just lay. He also does great in the car.

He definitely has a protective trait. If he sees anyone/anything out the window he will bark to let you know. While he is friendly with other dogs (and gets along with our pup great!), if he sees another dog while we are walking he barks. I think it is more of a protective trait because if a dog came in the backyard he wouldn’t bark and would play fine. We are working on this habit with him!

Overall he has been wonderful to have in our home. He is a “leaper” and will constantly try and jump (another habit we are working on with him). He would do great as a single family dog, or with another dog to play with. ”

UPDATE – 5 JUNE 2021: Ben is now in a foster home, so let’s see how this active boy does as a house dog.

UPDATE – 2 JUNE 2021: Ben is now fully vetted and available for fostering or adoption.

NEW – 18 MAY 2021: Ben is a handsome beagle boy who is friendly and good with people and other dogs. He was a stray at the Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter in Virginia, so his history is unknown. He will be available soon.


Q:  Can you tell me more about a specific dog?  Is s/he good with kids / housetrained / good with cats/ etc?

A:  What we know is in the write up.  Our knowledge about any dog that is not in a foster homes is limited.  Once approved, our adoption coordinators will work with you to match you with the right dog.

Q:  Can I meet a specific dog?

A:  We’re sorry, but you must be an approved adopter to meet our dogs.  Pre-pandemic, dogs could be met at adoption days, but you still had to be approved to adopt from an adoption day.

Q:  How can I adopt a specific dog?

A:  You must submit an adoption application and be approved to adopt.  You can do that under Adopt – you can also learn about the adoption process there..  It will take about two weeks for an adoption coordinator to get in touch with you.  Please keep in mind that dogs that are available now may be adopted in the meantime.  But we are always getting new dogs.   You can see them on our website.

Q:  Can I add another dog to the list on my application?

A:  We don’t hold you to the dogs you listed on your application.  It gives us an idea of what you are looking for.  Plus it will let us know if someone is interested in one of our special needs / hard to place dogs.

Q:  I indicated that I was interested in a specific dog on my application, but I see that s/he has been adopted.  What happened?

A:  We do not hold dogs.  Applicants in the queue before you are being approved and may adopt the dog you are interested in before you are approved.  But we are always getting new dogs in and your adoption coordinator will help you find the perfect match.


  • Name:   Ben
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Male
  • Age:   Adult (2-5)
  • Size:   Medium
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