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Meet Brinkley
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 5-6 Years

Estimated Weight:  24 Pounds

UPDATE – 15 SEPTEMBER 2021: Brinkley is more aloof than you would expect for a beagle. She accepts human touch (petting, cuddling) but does not seek out human interaction, until it’s time to eat! Then she “moos” like a cow! So funny! She’s happy to eat and has no food aggression.

On our walks she tends to shy from noises, especially loud, unexpected noises. That’s when she becomes panicked. She will pee & poop on walks and is getting better at handling noises.
House training has been slow, she’s not that bright about it. But she’s responding to routine, encouragement, & treats.

UPDATE – 29 AUGUST 2021: Brinkley is a sweet lady! A bit timid, loud noises can spook her, but still curious about everything around her. As with most beagles, she is very food motivated, she loves her food & treats, and will gladly clean up anybody’s mess left behind. She seems to be part Basset; she has a very deep & soft bay, like a cow mooing! It’s adorable to hear her sing! It has taken some time, but she has learned to do her business outside, not in the house! She will also pee & poop on walks. She might even be good in an apartment because she’s not loud, no sign of separation anxiety, and can “hold wet it” for a long time. It’s also easy to tell when she needs to go, she starts sniffing around & pacing. She’s good with other dogs too, no aggression at all. She’s getting used to being petted, probably has not had much kindly human touch in her previous life. But she is a sweetheart!

UPDATE – 12 JUNE 2021 (from foster mom): Brinkley is a sweetheart, always wagging her tail, but shy around people. She approaches but then walks away. I’ve been able to pet her, pick her up, & give her a bath, but all that took a week. She finally came inside the house when that heavy rain started 2 days ago! She’s great with other dogs, no food aggression or personal space issues. She’s curious about everything going on around her so I’m sure she’ll settle in anywhere, with patience. Also, she’s not used to a leash yet.

UPDATE – 8 JUNE 2021: Brinkley is now in a foster, so we are checking out how she does as a house dog.

UPDATE – 27 MAY 2021: Brinkley is now fully vetted and available for fostering or adoption. She is a sweet girl but can be noisy, so she wouldn’t do well in an apartment.

NEW – 27 APRIL 2020: Long-bodied Brinkley came to BREW from the Tappahannok/Essex County Animal Shelter in Virginia. She is sweet girl with a beautiful bay. She loves to “sing.” She was a stray, so we don’t have any history on her, but she seems to get along well with people and other dogs. She will be available for fostering/adoption after she is seen by our vet.


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:   Brinkley
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Female
  • Age:   Adult (2-5)
  • Size:   Medium
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