Linus (Special Needs) – Adopted November 2020

Linus (Special Needs) – Adopted November 2020

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Meet Linus
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 3 Years
Estimated Weight: 44 Pounds

NOTE: On medications and special diet for a liver shunt.

UPDATE – 14 MAY 2020: Linus has the most gorgeous eyes! This handsome, friendly boy was diagnosed at a young age with a liver shunt, so he is on medication for that condition. He also has some occasional unexplained pain in his hips when picked up or moved and will react, so he should not be around young children and should have an experienced dog owner. Linus loves to play and is good with other dogs, but he can be a little bossy. He would do best staying away from other bossy (alpha) dogs. Linus is currently in a foster home while he looks for a forever home.

UPDATE – 14 DECEMBER 2019: Linus joined us today at our adoption event on his way to his new foster home. He is a happy boy and full of energy! He seems to be housebroken since he would only do his business when he was allowed outside. He peed and pooped while on the leash. He made us laugh when decided he really like one of our volunteers and would bark and whine when he saw her, so he can be a little noisy. He got along very well with all the other dogs and people at the event. He needs to lose some weight, but his foster home will help with that. Stay tuned as we see how he does in his foster home.

NEW – 11 DECEMBER 2019: Linus is a 3-year-old beagle, approximately 44 pounds, who came to BREW from a Baltimore shelter who said his owner could no longer care for him. According to the shelter, Linus’ previous owner described him as active and playful, and said that he did well with children and other dogs, but he had not been exposed to cats. The shelter could not keep Linus because he has a history of being diagnosed with a portosystemic shunt, which we are evaluating. He may need a special diet and routine veterinarian follow-ups. Linus is heading to a foster home 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:   Linus
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Male
  • Age:   Adult (2-5)
  • Size:   Large
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