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Beagle / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female  : :  Young  : :  Medium

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Located in Campbell County, Virginia. Please begin with an application, found here: www.friendsofcampbellcounty.org. We place calls to your vet, your landlord, and your personal reference. we ask that the pets in your home be current with rabies vaccines, spay/neutered, and seen by a veterinarian for wellness.

About Poppy - Not At the Shelter

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Color: Merle
  • Current Size: 20 Pounds
  • Current Age: 9 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes
  • Declawed: No
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

We've had more time to learn more about Poppy so here is an update from what we first wrote below: Sweet POPPY is still needing a forever home. At four months old, Poppy has made wonderful progress with accepting handling and love from certain members of her human foster family. She would thrive in a quiet home with little change, and where there is another sweet dog to serve as her mentor. She is wonderful with cats, too! She is about 20 pounds right now, and we predict she may grow to be forty pounds as an adult. (Because we can’t even begin to guess her breed mix, it’s only a possibility!) Here’s what would be ideal: a single person or a couple in their late 50’s or early 60’s, who are retired or spend lots of time at home, a fenced yard, a beagle-size nice dog to be a friend, and a dog-loving cat. Does this sound like you? Start with an application: FriendsofCampbellCounty.org - - - -

“The blue eye sees into the spirit world, while the brown eye sees the mortals.”

We have had so much fun watching Poppy grow and develop over the past many weeks! She was a teeny little eight week old when she was found all on her own in a rural area of our county, living in a dirt hole she had dug for herself under an outbuilding. She couldn't have lasted much longer, as she was malnourished--only five pounds--with a skin infection and internal parasites to fight off. Even worse, she had a broken back leg, which we can only guess was from being caught up in something while trying to survive.  The resident who found her called on animal control for assistance, and we were happy to help them out with vet care and a foster home.  Poppy's  leg was a simple tibial fracture, so she had surgery to pin it for healing by an orthopedic veterinarian, and after six weeks of limited activity, it has now healed.  Poppy is undersocialized, but is now in a foster home with another puppy her same size and just a tad older than she, and we have found that she really needs that mentoring from her older friend. She is learning to hop on the house furniture, and she really loves being part of a "pack" of dogs, where she can be a follower, and not be expected to be outgoing, friendly, and make overtures or initiate contact.  Her current foster home is busy, with active pre-teens and teens, and she is exposed to many sounds, voices, smells, and of course, lots of humans coming and going. Her best forever home will be one with a fenced back yard and another young dog who is willing to show her the ropes.  A patient family is needed! Don't expect that Poppy will immediately warm up to you..... she can still be fearful and slow to become friends, but once she trusts you, you will be her hero forever. If you are up to the challenge, we know you will love helping her grown and become a part of your life. Confidence-building is so important for dogs like Poppy! 

This pet has been posted by Friends of Campbell County Animal Control, Rustburg, VA. For questions about the pet, please email us at FOACinfo@gmail.com. All adoptions begin with an application, found under the "Animals" tab on our website, friendsofcampbellcounty.org. Please note that we do not promote dog adoptions to homes where an invisible fence is the fencing of choice, and unaltered adult pets six months or older will need to be sterilized before they can be adopted outside our local area of Campbell County or counties touching Campbell.

More about Poppy - Not At the Shelter

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Requires a yard, Likes to play with toys, Timid

Our process begins with an application, found on our website, www.friendsofcampbellcounty.org. Once your application has been received, a volunteer will call the references you list and then will contact you.

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