Shelter Picks: Beau

By Sammy Johnson

Beauregard, or Beau, is a survivor. He is 61-pound mixed breed dog, maybe with some boxer in him, with prick ears, brown and white markings and a cute pink patch on his nose. While no one is sure of Beau's age because he was found as a stray in the woods, he likely is somewhere between 7 and 10. His ears are noticeably chewed up by flies as an effect of being out on his own -- or maybe constantly kept outside by an owner -- for quite a while. Beau is hard-of-hearing, but he can still walk around fine and smell and see people with no problem. He loves short walks and seems to get along well with all other dogs. Beau is just a super chill guy who is in the sunset of his life, and he would love to have a real home at last. I really think he deserves that.

For information on Beau and other animals at Animal Aid, call (757) 865-0511, go to, or visit the shelter at 80 Butler Farm Rd. in Hampton.

Shelter Picks is an occasional series of blurbs and photos by Sammy Johnson, a local 14-year-old animal lover and aspiring photographer. The blurbs will focus on family-friendly dogs and cats at area shelters that need homes. Contact Sammy at

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