Shrek – Adopted April 2021

Shrek – Adopted April 2021

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Meet Shrek
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 1-2 Years

Estimated Weight: 23 Pounds
NOTE: Somewhat timid – no young children.

UPDATE – 14 APRIL 2021 (from foster family): Shrek is your typical puppy! He is a happy, playful and energetic boy! He is always ready to run around. That being said, you have to watch what you leave out because he will try and play with it—shoes, carpets, whatever he can find! He is a very curious dog and wants to know what everything is.

He jumped right into our normal routine without missing a beat. He gets along great with our pup, however he is definitely a little timid with larger dogs for whatever reason. He would do well in a single dog home, but he would also do well with a smaller-medium sized dog to play with. He has lots of energy and will do zoomies around our kitchen island! While he has a lot of energy, when I am working (from home) he will go in the dog bed in the office and sleep for a few hours until it is time to go out again!

He will sleep through the night easy, but he does NOT like the crate. We used it the first night and he cried for hours. We let him sleep in the dog bed after that and he was happy, no crying and made it through the nights with no issues. We have not heard his bark as of yet—he is relatively quiet! He is house-broken and has had n0 accidents in the house. We have noticed he will only do his business on our walks and not in the backyard!

Shrek definitely has an appetite but struggles to eat from a normal bowl. We normally have to put his kibbles on the floor and he will eat them up—if they are in the bowl he won’t touch them. He walks well on a leash, however due to his somewhat timid nature he doesn’t explore/smell too much and wants to stay by your side!

He will make a great family dog for whoever adopts him! He loves cuddles and getting pet (although with new people he will cower over when you try to pet him for the first time—scared).

UPDATE – 10 APRIL 2021: Shrek went off to a foster home today, so stay tuned as we learn more about this boy!

UPDATE – 29 MARCH 2021: Shrek is now fully vetted and available for fostering and adoption.

NEW – 17 MARCH 2021: Shrek is a handsome little beagle boy who is estimated to weigh around 22 pounds. He has an overbite, but it doesn’t hinder his eating. He is a little submissive at the moment but is great with other dogs. He was a stray at the Louisa 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?

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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:   Shrek
  • Breed:   Beagle
  • Gender:   Male
  • Age:   Young ( 7 months - 2)
  • Size:   Medium
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