Tan – Very Timid

Tan – Very Timid

About Me

Meet Tan
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 1 Year
Estimated Weight: TBD

NOTE: Needs an experienced owner who can work with a timid dog; needs one or more social dogs in the home.

NEW – 31 MARCH 2021: Meet Tan the Man. He is very shy but does give you little tail wags when he’s in his crate. He does well with and follows the other dogs. He even engages in some of the doggie duals. He knows the routine and goes in his crate when he gets fed or for bed time. He was an owner surrender to the Tappahannock Essex County Animal Shelter in Virginia because the owner had too many dogs. He is now fully vetted and available for adoption. He needs to be with experienced humans who know how to work with timid dogs.  He also needs to be in a home with other, more social dogs.


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