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Thank you for your interest in our adoptable animals. If you would like more information about this pet, see the Shelter information below. We would love to help you rescue a perfect pet!
Queen, Queen, Queen. This 3 yr old big headed, low-rider is just about as loving as they come. And all her love comes w/ the fact that she's a big, strong girl who doesn't realize how big she really is. Queen came to us back in March of this year when her family had to surrender her. They did give us lots of info, though, like the fact that she is house trained and crate trained, like she will yodel for chicken nuggets, and like the fact that she does not play well with other dogs or cats. They told us she loves toys and that is something we have seen from day one of her stay at VBAC. Queen loves toys! Queen loves to play w/ toys! Queen loves to carry toys around a yard, a walk, even on a run. We have found out many other interesting things about Queen as she has incurred lots of volunteers who love to love on her and take her out. Queen loves people, all people, any person, no matter how short or tall they are, no matter how young or old. Once again, however, since Queen does not know her own strength and can be a bit rough, older children are best for our big girl. We have discovered that Queen does like certain other dogs but there are strict parameters...the other dog has to be a boy, he has to be big, and he has to be submissive. Queen will discover right away if she likes the dog or not by a quick nip on his muzzle letting him know she is large and in charge! She will also begin to immediately lick his muzzle, again letting him know he passes her 'fit to be friends w/ Queen' test. If Queen suspects the other dog will not bow to her highness, she will let you know w/ a stiff body and bark. Because she is like this, you know, BOSSY, Queen should be an only dog. Because of this, Queen needs an experienced owner who will learn how to read her body language. BUT, we want you to know Queen can be walked outside near others and around others as long as they don't get too close to her and mess w/ her. She is the Queen, remember? Queen loves car rides. She is a good passenger, too! She loves to look out the window and watch other cars, people, etc. Queen sits quietly in her seat while you drive. She wants to be a part of the family. She wants to go places and do things w/ you. She deserves this. Queen is a part of the family, not a lawn ornament. Queen likes the water. She is not picky and will go into any pond or puddle. She will stop drop and roll around in the grass. I'm guessing she would enjoy having a pool to swim around in which not only would be fun for her but also help her keep her girlish figure! All these wonderful things about Queen and now we need to discuss some behaviors she needs a little work on which include jumping up on new human friends and biting at the leash when you take her out. Being stuck in a cage does not help for sure bc Queen and all her companions sitting around waiting to be adopted are so eager to get out of their cages even if it's just for a short walk, they tend to jump up on anyone entering the cage. This excitement has come out in Queen biting and grabbing at the leash. She is very very very very treat motivated so for now, we use treats to help with that behavior. This behavior should subside when she no longer has to call the shelter her home. It might take a little time, though, and patience before she is rid of this behavior completely. Again, this is why we advocate for an experienced owner to adopt Queen. It should be noted that once outside of the kennel and stressful shelter environment, the behavior is not seen. It is just within the confines of the shelter and cage. If you feel you have the experience and patience to take this big girl home, come and meet her. You will not be sorry. She is a quick learner, quite smart, and always looking for your approval. Queen is available for adoption from the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, located at 341 S Birdneck Rd in Va Beach. Queen is in the back waiting for a space in adoption so just ask to visit w/ her. Request staff to walk her outside to potty and then take a short walk around the building or go to the barnyard to really see her personality. She wears her heart on her paw. She just needs someone to give her a chance. Her id number is 1603-0386.
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center has wonderful pets available for adoption. As of December 6, all animals are now at the new shelter at 341 Birdneck Road. The former shelter on Leroy Drive is now closed. If you have lost a pet, please visit the shelter in person and often as lost animals arrive everyday.
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, 341 Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Phone 757-385-4444 (x 2) NOTE: In order to help process your request for information faster, please refer to the animal's intake number, shown next to the photo, rather than the name. This will assist us in locating the information about the animal you are referring to. All our animals are up-to-date on vaccinations and if unaltered, the animal will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. You do not have to be a resident of Va. Beach to adopt a pet. Please visit these wonderful animals today!