Dijon – Adopted February 2021

Dijon – Adopted February 2021

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Meet Dijon
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 6 Years

Estimated Weight:  25 Pounds

UPDATE – 12 FEBRUARY 2021 (from foster mom): Dijon is a week into his stay and he is turning out to be an excellent house guest. He made fast friends with the resident senior beagle and will occasionally snuggle up with her for a nap. He hasn’t initiated play yet or found any toys that he’s that interested in, but that might come with time. He’s content to hang out and snooze during the day and then gets very excited for his walks. He’s a zig-zag walker on the leash and is working on leash manners. He gets very excited to see people and dogs on our walks. He often stops to stare and wag his tail anytime we see someone, hoping they will come up and say hello.

He’s a good pandemic-era pup. He’s very quiet and doesn’t interrupt Zoom calls. He is fascinated by indoor workouts and will want to join you on your mat and sniff you while you’re working out.

He’s been a superstar on house training. He marked inside a couple of times within the first few hours of arriving in his foster home, but has not done it since. He sleeps quietly in the crate at night with no fuss and survived his first time left home alone in the crate very well according to the security cameras. He slept the whole time. I’ve only heard him bark twice: once when I returned home from an errand and didn’t let him out of the crate fast enough and the second time was when he saw a dog on a walk that he wasn’t allowed to sniff and say hello to.

UPDATE – 6 FEBRUARY 2021: This tall boy is now in a foster home, so let’s see how he does in a house.

UPDATE – 25 JANUARY 2021: Dijon is now fully vetted and available for fostering or adoption.

NEW – 18 JANUARY 2021:  Dijon is handsome, taller-than-average, 6-year-old male beagle who weighs around 25 pounds. He is friendly and good with other dogs. He was a stray at the Madison County Animal Shelter in Virginia, so his history is unknown. He will be available soon.



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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?

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Q:  How can I adopt a specific dog?

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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:   Dijon
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Male
  • Age:   Mature (6-9)
  • Size:   Medium
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