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Meet Jerry
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 1 Year

Estimated Weight:  17-18 Pounds

UPDATE – 20 JUNE 2021: What a snuggler and lover boy! Jerry loves to snuggle & kiss everyone he meets! He’s also pretty smart about it too, if someone doesn’t want face kisses he’ll settle for snuggles! Fortunately he is on the small side. He has a lot of energy and loves to run around with the other dogs, then sack out for a short nap. He also loves to cuddle up in bed at night, or any time you have an empty lap! He’s still a youngster and prone to chewing shoes (& tender flip flops😡). So far he has been mostly quiet, only barking when others are excitedly barking. He still needs practice walking on a leash, but he learns fast. He is house trained, but sometimes looks like he wants to mark his territory😳. After all, he is a boy dog!

UPDATE – 12 JUNE 2021 (from foster mom): Jerry is a bundle of energy and loves EVERYBODY, human & K-9 alike! He loves to snuggle on the bed, on the couch, anywhere you are! But with all that affection he doesn’t seem to have separation anxiety! While we are at work he just settles down like our own dogs and sleeps most of the day (we have cameras in the house). He learns quickly, things like the doggie door, “off”, and someone in the kitchen means FOOD! Did I mention he loves to snuggle? A lot! He could possibly learn to jump into your arms, he gets that excited to see us, and other people! I think he has springs in his legs!

UPDATE – 8 JUNE 2021: Jerry is now in a foster home, so we will see how he does as a house dog.

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

NEW – 19 MAY 2021: Jerry is a adorable little 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:   Jerry
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Male
  • Age:   Young ( 7 months - 2)
  • Size:   Small
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