Madoc – Adopted January 2021

Madoc – Adopted January 2021

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Meet Madoc
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 10+ Years
Estimated Weight: 27 Pounds

NOTE: Needs medication for arthritis; may do best as an only dog.

UPDATE – 21 DECEMBER 2020: Quick update from Madoc’s foster mom after visiting with the vet. The vet estimates Madoc’s age to be closer to 10-11 years old. He has some arthritis and was started on pain medication that may be required for the rest of his life. He has terrible teeth and will need to go back for another dental visit.

The good news is Madoc loves every person he meets (he was a great patient for the vet).  He likes to give his paw for a shake. He is a sweetie. He does seem to prefer men, which is different. He is enamored with the human husband in the home. Madoc’s whole butt wiggles when he is around his guy.

Madoc doesn’t always like being around the other bigger dogs in the home, so he is kept separated from them. He seems to do okay with the little chihuahua, but he may prefer to be an only dog. Maybe he will be less grumpy around the other dogs once his pain meds kick in and his bad teeth are removed.

UPDATE – 16 DECEMBER 2020 (from foster mom): Maddoc is the epitome of beagle cuteness, minus the prey drive or motivation to get into beagle-y trouble, while still acting like a roly poly, poky puppy. He would love being a part of a quiet family where he can get snuggles and good naps, enjoying his daily routines. He is a Velcro dog when outside or if he hears kitchen noises. He has no hunt drive at all, preferring to walk by you everywhere, just happy to tag along- wagging his tail as he does. He walks well on a leash and is even following us around the yard off leash. He’s usually a slow walker. He wants to be everyone’s buddy and wiggles when he greets you. He has the cutest, little puppy face!

He’s very loving and funny. Belly rubs, smooches, and ear rubs are his favorite things. He bats toys around with his paws and does a tap dance for meals. He likes to play with balls. Once you get a game going, he’ll toss a ball himself so he can chase it again. He has a funny fascination for movement on cell phone or TV videos. He has pawed at my screen before when something interests him and became enthralled with a particular character from a video game. He once watched a car drive up our winding road at night from my front porch, mesmerized by the lights, and then tried to chase it as it passed us.

He has done very well in the house and asks to go potty by pawing at our glass door. He’s smart, figuring out routines and growing quickly in the first 48 hours he was here, impressively so. He immediately used the carpeted ramp that is against our sofa to reach a snuggly blanket and nap spot.

He is learning to use the front porch cement steps, in this funny side step way, but needs to be carried up and down the wooden house stairs. He doesn’t like to be carried but is getting used to it since we live in a split level and he has no alternatives when he spends time around our kitchen and main living area. He’d prefer a home with the main level on the ground. He usually sleeps in his crate at night but would also like to sleep snuggled up next to you or on a dog bed in your room. He still needs to be picked up to get in cars or on beds but is less than 30 pounds. That may not change but he’s trying to learn how to get in and up on his own. He settles into cars easily and sleeps.

Though he likes our female chihuahua, he would do best as an only dog. He would prefer to be the center of someone’s world, as you’ll be the focus of his adoration. He’s becoming more tolerant of our two larger male dogs, even wagging his tail and sometimes seeking them out, but has spells where he gets upset if they seek him out or walk by him when he’s settling in for a nap. This happens more often when he’s tired. He expresses his discontent by briefly growling and then letting out a sad little aroo, like a final plea to please let him sleep in peace- even if the other dogs have no intention of bothering him. He usually calms quickly when we reassure him but sometimes has to be separated to avoid conflict.

This little, baby-faced guy just wants a cozy sleeping spot, an audience for his dance routines, quiet walks with his beloved people, snuggles, belly rubs, some small plush toys and balls, and long talks about whatever you’re into. He’ll give you endless love, happy greetings, adoring gazes, and be your delightful little buddy in return.

UPDATE – 12 DECEMBER 2020: Madoc went off to a foster home today, so let’s see how he does as a house dog.

UPDATE – 28 OCTOBER 2020: Madoc is now fully vetted and available for adoption. He is a little on the shy side.

NEW – 24 SEPTEMBER 2020: Madoc came to BREW with Venturo and Behrooz. He is a 8/9-year-old beagle whose owner passed away. The family brought all three to the Louisa County Animal Shelter in Virginia because no one could care for them. Unfortunately, neither names nor medical history was given, so we don’t know much about these boys. Madoc is friendly and gets along with other dogs. He will be available after he is seen by our vet (date TBD).



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  • Name:   Madoc
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Male
  • Age:   Senior (10+)
  • Size:   Medium
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