Hot Rod – Adopted January 2021

Hot Rod – Adopted January 2021

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Meet Hot Rod
Status: Fostered
Estimated Age: 2 Years

Estimated Weight: 25 Pounds

UPDATE – 30 DECEMBER 2020 (from foster family): “Foot long! Who’s got the foot long?!” It was the lucky foster family who welcomed Hot Rod into their home for the holidays. Hot Rod is the perfect guest, who has never had a potty accident, and is quiet and considerate of the resident dogs. He walks easily on the leash and poops and pees immediately after each meal when he goes outside. Not only that but Hot Rod is truly adorable with his long, streamlined body on his short legs, and his paw that faces due north with the other facing due south. Hot Rod is a happy boy who adores children, burns rubber when it’s meal time and can fit all the treats into his mouth at once. With his soulful eyes and laid-back personality, Hot Rod will be a gift to the family who adopts him. Lucky you!!!

UPDATE – 28 DECEMBER 2020: Hot Rod is now fully vetted and available for adoption. He is in a foster home and doing very well!

NEW – 17 DECEMBER 2020: This low rider is named Hot Rod! He was an owner give up to the Madison County Animal Shelter in Virginia (reason unknown). Hot Rod is a little uncertain about what is happening and is apprehensive until he gets to know you. He is good with other dogs. Hot Rod still needs to be seen by our vet, but he 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:   Hot Rod
  • Breed:   Beagle Mix
  • Gender:   Male
  • Age:   Adult (2-5)
  • Size:   Medium
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