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Wed Nov 27, 2019, 06:26 PM Nov 2019

We adopted a dog today [View all]

First dog for the family. Our last cat passed Dec. 7 last year. The girl passed August 23 2017 - two days after the eclipse.

SPCA. $280 out the door. We bought everything we could at the SPCA shop and rounded up a bit. They don't sell food. Really really great people. My daughter has volunteered there.

I got there 15 minutes after my wife and daughter. They got to the SPCA when it opened at noon. They'd already looked at one dog but it was really high maintenance and not good with kids. Around the corner to our meeting room came this dog....and I KNEW we were going home with it. Mostly beagle and my wife LOVES beagles.

He was found in Hanover county north of Richmond. Transferred from Hanover to the Richmond SPCA on Monday.

About 3 years old. 28.6 pounds. Very well mannered. VERY quiet including walking. Seems to be housetrained. Understands "sit" but lays down. When I have gone into the downstairs 1/2 bath or into the garage he runs upstairs thinking I somehow MUST be upstairs. Hilarious.

We lucked out but then timing is everything.

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We adopted a dog today [View all] underpants Nov 2019 OP
You have a new shadow. How sweet is that. applegrove Nov 2019 #1
Yes, timing is everything! elleng Nov 2019 #2
Congratulations. Heartwarming. Mike 03 Nov 2019 #3
oh come on, underpants! Skittles Nov 2019 #4
Spreading these out between you and CatWoman and handmade underpants Nov 2019 #14
OMG Skittles Nov 2019 #22
What a handsome boy! nt tblue37 Nov 2019 #28
love!!! EveHammond13 Nov 2019 #35
What a good looking pup! QED Nov 2019 #44
That's a beauty right there jberryhill Nov 2019 #46
OMG I am so happy for you and your family! But mostly for this little guy! Maraya1969 Nov 2019 #69
New forever-home ahead! calimary Nov 2019 #75
Oh it HOWLED last night underpants Nov 2019 #76
We were advised to get a crate for our dog when we first got her home. calimary Nov 2019 #90
Oh congratulations all around. That crate is going to come in real handy mahina Nov 2019 #98
You can say that again.. busterbrown Nov 2019 #99
awwwwwww CatWoman Nov 2019 #78
And his name is....... Polly Hennessey Nov 2019 #5
Congratulations on the new family member! brer cat Nov 2019 #6
not real handmade34 Nov 2019 #7
Pic. Him on the new furniture underpants Nov 2019 #17
congratulations! handmade34 Nov 2019 #23
What a handsome lad. So happy for you all. badhair77 Nov 2019 #26
I want to snuggle him! EveHammond13 Nov 2019 #36
OH, he's beautiful! Jane Austin Nov 2019 #47
That look on his face is precious WhiteTara Nov 2019 #60
he's so gorgeous CatWoman Nov 2019 #80
Awwww. Pretty sweet boy! CousinIT Nov 2019 #91
Oh Geez! paleotn Nov 2019 #96
What a wonderful Thanksgiving for the pup. Fla Dem Nov 2019 #8
Happy for you(s) and pup Piasladic Nov 2019 #9
You now have a friend for life DBoon Nov 2019 #10
this thread is useless without pics CatWoman Nov 2019 #11
Here ya go 😆 underpants Nov 2019 #15
LOL!!!! CatWoman Nov 2019 #81
This message was self-deleted by its author underpants Nov 2019 #16
Sweet. Zoonart Nov 2019 #30
Awwww! intheflow Nov 2019 #79
it's wet nose time CatWoman Nov 2019 #82
It sounds as if you hit the jackpot. badhair77 Nov 2019 #12
What's this boy's name? MontanaMama Nov 2019 #13
Westley underpants Nov 2019 #20
Wonderful. MontanaMama Nov 2019 #21
Between the dog, Star Trek, and The Princess Bride, intheflow Nov 2019 #83
Congratulations! You've a new member of your family! CottonBear Nov 2019 #18
Pics please!!! secondwind Nov 2019 #19
See above. underpants Nov 2019 #38
Congrats to your family and the dog! TeamPooka Nov 2019 #24
congratulations to you and your little boy doggie. I LOVE BEAGLES trueblue2007 Nov 2019 #25
I have 4 cats. Three were ferals. nt tblue37 Nov 2019 #31
lucky dog, lucky dog IcyPeas Nov 2019 #27
Great good luck. Zoonart Nov 2019 #29
Thank you Johnny2X2X Nov 2019 #32
This makes me feel very good! lunatica Nov 2019 #33
We are adopting a new dog Friday Omaha Steve Nov 2019 #34
Good on ya underpants Nov 2019 #39
Yay! Save some turkey for it! Congratulations!❤ Karadeniz Nov 2019 #40
And you will post pictures, please? LakeArenal Nov 2019 #53
Sure Omaha Steve Nov 2019 #64
So exciting. LakeArenal Nov 2019 #67
The best dogs cate94 Nov 2019 #37
Love wins underpants Nov 2019 #42
Looks like that little dude Scarsdale Nov 2019 #41
12 days underpants Nov 2019 #45
You got a winner...at least in terms of looks! This guy is GORGEOUS! May you all have long and Karadeniz Nov 2019 #43
Congratulations, and good for you! More_Cowbell Nov 2019 #48
You gave him a Thanksgiving that he will always be thankful for.... BigmanPigman Nov 2019 #49
Snoozy time underpants Nov 2019 #59
I love watching dogs sleep, mine is doing that right now. BigmanPigman Nov 2019 #61
We have two rescues... Freedomofspeech Nov 2019 #50
Sending you and your dog much love and wishes for a long happy life together! FM123 Nov 2019 #51
Loved this story democrank Nov 2019 #52
Good Dog Botany Nov 2019 #54
((underpantsdog)) blm Nov 2019 #55
Dog pamdb Nov 2019 #56
Good stuff, pamdb! calimary Nov 2019 #74
Good dog. murielm99 Nov 2019 #57
I hear you. StarryNite Nov 2019 #97
We have 3 rescues right now MichMan Nov 2019 #58
Congrats on the adoption! Beagles are awesome! nt woodsprite Nov 2019 #62
Welcome home, Westley Niagara Nov 2019 #63
Beagles are the best TexasBushwhacker Nov 2019 #65
Oh man, last night about 9:30 when he went into the crate underpants Nov 2019 #73
Congratulations MustLoveBeagles Nov 2019 #66
In a way I envy you Wolf Frankula Nov 2019 #68
Congratulations new doggie mommy, daddy, family. You lucked out, so did your doggie, Expect emmaverybo Nov 2019 #70
What a great saying. I'm using it. underpants Nov 2019 #72
Awww! Sounds wonderful! Rhiannon12866 Nov 2019 #71
Mazel Tov. MarianJack Nov 2019 #77
Congratulations! wendyb-NC Nov 2019 #84
Congratulations! I have a similar story. MyMission Nov 2019 #85
Yiss shenmue Nov 2019 #86
What a Happy Thanksgiving for your family and the pupster! Bayard Nov 2019 #87
Nice! Such a wonderful thing to do ... for the lucky dog and ... the two of you. KPN Nov 2019 #88
Congrats on your new buddy! lonely bird Nov 2019 #89
CONGRATS!! dixiechiken1 Nov 2019 #92
You did a really good thing. For the dog and your family. panader0 Nov 2019 #93
congrats! Demovictory9 Nov 2019 #94
Recommended. H2O Man Nov 2019 #95
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