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Meet Mindy
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 6-7 Years
Estimated Weight: 18 Pounds

NOTE: Needs another dog in the home.

UPDATE – 8 MARCH 2021: Mindy has been such a joy to have with us and we are so excited to watch her go to her forever home! In the past two weeks she has really come out of her shell, and it has been so much fun to watch her playful side come out. She loves her walks, and in classic beagle fashion, is all nose and sniffing as we go. She has developed a real affinity for my personal dog, and when she is not with me you can always find her snuggling up with Gerald. She loves a good snuggle. Her other favorite activities include rolling around on her back, seeking out belly rubs, eating peanut butter, and exploring the scents and smells of the neighborhood. Mindy has a quiet persistence and sense of curiosity that is so much fun to watch shine through as she has gotten more confident and comfortable.

I have been impressed with how well she adjusted to change, we recently moved apartments and she just marched right into the new space and made herself at home. In a visit to my parent’s house, she sniffed around a bit and then quickly fit right in with their two cats. She is just waiting on getting a couple of troublesome teeth removed and then she will be all ready for her forever family!

She is so sweet and goes with the flow, she will fit into either a house or apartment, but we recommend she join a home with another resident dog. Likely in part due to her nerves when she first arrived, but she has really taken comfort from having a dog friend with her. Compared to the other fosters, she has really attached and bonded herself to my dog, curling into him on the bed or sitting with her in the sun and demanding he groom her.

UPDATE – 15 FEBRUARY 2021 (from foster mom): Mindy has been with us for almost a week. During that time she has really come out of her shell. She has been healing well from her hernia surgery, and it has been so much fun to watch her personality come out as she has begun to feel better and feel more comfortable. She is hesitant at first with people, and it is clear she has not always been touched with gentle hands, but, miraculously, she is the sweetest thing and loves nothing more than snuggling with a person. She is an expert at finding the perfect spot to nestle against a person. She quickly warms up and is shown to be the classic sweet beagle who loves her human.

Mindy is hesitant and a bit timid, but not fearful or anxious. She has been acclimating well to an urban environment and getting comfortable in an apartment building setting. She has recently met 6+ of the building dogs and had friendly and positive responses to all (big, small, puppy, old). We are excited to watch her blossom and see the ‘Real Mindy’ as her confidence and comfort grows. She has already made enormous strides in just a week.

We passed a great milestone this past weekend as she went on her first big walk, joining us on a 3 mile jaunt along the Georgetown waterfront. She loved the smells, and once she got going she couldn’t be stopped.

Mindy is making good strides on potty training, and I believe she has previously lived in a home setting. Her limited mobility after her surgery required her to be apartment bound, but as her mobility and confidence has grown, she is quickly transitioning to only going outside.

Mindy is a total sweetheart, who is open to many different situations, as long as the love and comfort are there. Given her disposition and focus on people, she could live with another resident dog or be perfectly content as the solo dog with her forever family.

NOTE: Mindy has a tooth extraction scheduled in early March, so she will be available soon.

UPDATE – 11 FEBRUARY 2021: Mindy is recovering from hernia surgery, but she should be available soon. In the meantime, she is living comfortably in one of our foster homes.

NEW – 18 JANUARY 2021: Mindy is a 6-7-year-old beagle girl who only weighs around 18 pounds. She is super sweet, friendly and good with other dogs. She does have a slight heart murmur and a large hernia that will need to be fixed when she gets spayed. She was a stray at the Culpeper Animal Shelter in Virginia, so her history is unknown. She 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:   Mindy
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Female
  • Age:   Mature (6-9)
  • Size:   Small
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