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Rescue Me ID: 15-06-24-00133Toby (male)

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Toby! Toby is a handsome 5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier. He is incredibly smart and loves all people. He is great with kids and families, and loves to play fetch and tug-of-war. He loves car rides and will do just about anything for a carrot! He's a great running and hiking buddy, and loves to cuddle! He is a loyal companion and loves his people. He would do well with owner(s) who have experience with dogs and in a one-dog household. He does well on a leash with other dogs and at the dog park, and is working on hanging out with other dogs off-leash. He is goofy and will spend his days loving you, rolling over on command for ... (Read More)his favorite treat of carrots, and curling up in crazy positions! We love Toby and he is a huge part of our family. We are moving to the Boston area, and unfortunately cannot bring him with us. He needs someone who has more time to spend with him and can give him a lot of love and attention! He is fully vaccinated, neutered, and had a full vet check-up this month. We have dog beds, food, bowls, toys, harness, winter jacket, car seat covers, treats, leash, and a collar for him. He is also micro-chipped. Please contact us if you would like more information or would like to meet Toby! We're more than willing to travel to meet the right adopters. Feel free to contact us with any questions. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $75 Animal Location:

District of Columbia Washington, DC MAP IT!

Contact:
Samantha Hawke 616-844-8185

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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.


Animal ID: 19951043Madison (female)

Boxer Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Fearful/Anxious 

    My name is Madison!! I'm in foster care, but my foster parents can't keep me much longer and the shelter does not have space for me. I'm an adorable boxer-bulldog mix who is looking for my forever home. I LOVE meeting people, attention, long walks through the arboretum, runs on DC trails, cuddling up after exercise, going to training classes, hanging out with you, and car rides (especially if I get to feel the wind in my ears). I'm looking for a family where I can be your one and only... I am so adorable that I am all you need. :) Also, other dogs make me anxious and scared, so I am looking for a home without dogs walking by the front door ... (Read More)all day. If you want to meet me, email my foster family at switzling@gmail.com. Follow me on instagram for more cute pictures: https://instagram.com/whsmaddie_in_dc (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $170 Animal Location:

Washington Humane Society
District of Columbia Washington, DC MAP IT!

Contact:
4142383432

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Rescue Me ID: 15-06-07-00478Jack (male)

Boston Terrier    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Looking for a loving family for Jack. Several months ago we moved to Washington to a small apartment. I am spending more and more time at work, and I'm finding that this is not the most optimal situation for a dog who likes to be with someone who loves him as much as he loves his mom or dad. And so, after many days of thinking the only conclusion I am coming to is I have to find a loving home for my Jack, a place where she will be loved as much as he is here but where she won't be confided to such a small space. Jack is funny and smart. He makes faces when he wants something and he loves attention. He likes to chase after a ball and his ... (Read More)energy is infinite. (Less)

     Animal Location:

District of Columbia Washington, DC MAP IT!

Contact:
Izabela Holmes 4438892497

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Rescue Me ID: 15-06-02-00230Malcolm (male)

Pug    Age: Senior

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Deaf 

    Malcom is a sweet, laid-back 10-year old pug. He gets along well with dogs and cats. He's very low maintenance and will nap the day away if you let him. We think he may be deaf but it doesn't seem to bother him -- his nose always leads the way! If you are interested in Malcolm please visit our website and fill out an application.

     Animal Location:

Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue
D.C.

Contact:
Anne 704-452-PUG1 (7841)

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Rescue Me ID: 15-05-29-00092Cani (female)

Chihuahua Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adult Women Only 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Cani is a very sweet girl but she's SUPER shy with people. She gets along GREAT with my 3 dogs & loves to play with my Yorkie. Cani came from a hoarder's home where she lived with 216 other dogs. Obviously she never got the attention she deserves. Would you be willing to give this sweet girl a place in your home & your heart? She will need to go to a home with another dog - preferably one similar in size. She is living in a foster home now but she's ready to go to her fur-ever home. A phone interview & home visit will be required.

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
District of Columbia Washington DC, DC MAP IT!

Contact:
703-447-4766

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Animal ID: 27801739  (female)

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed 

    Beige with white neck area ***NY Ave. Wash. Humane Society Shelter has reclassified her as a Terrier, American Staffordshire/Mix breed!*** Female found in Hyattsville, MD (area of East-West Highway and 18th Ave.) I don't know to whom she belongs. She is in the care of the Washington Humane Society shelter at New York Avenue Adoption Center 1201 New York Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002 202-576-6664 They have named her provisionally, Liza. Need help placing her/finding her real home. This is teh URL of the page for her at the shelter: ... (Read More)http://www.petango.com/webservices/adoptablesearch/wsAdoptableAnimalDetails.aspx?id=27801739&css=https://secure3.convio.net/whsdc/assets/css/pettango.css&PopUp=true (Less)

     Animal Location:

Washington Humane Society
1201 New York Avenue, NE
District of Columbia Washington, DC, DC 20002 MAP IT!

Contact:
202-576-6664

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Dog in D.C.
    Dogs can make good pets in D.C. if they match your IifestyIe. Dogs have a reputation for being "man's best friend" for excellent reasons. Dogs are wonderful companions. Many breeds, in addition to being affectionate, devoted members of the family, are useful working dogs and guardians. Most dogs form tight bonds with their humans, and need to be cared for like the valuable family members they are. But sadly, some owners do not live up to the responsibility and involvement it takes to properly care for a dog throughout its life. Dogs can become the victims of neglect or active abuse. Some dogs receive tender, attentive care from their owners, but no longer have a home after their owner passes away or experiences a major life event that makes him unable to keep his dog. There are many more dogs than there are homes for dogs, and dogs that are not spayed or neutered can accidentally produce large numbers of puppies, exacerbating overpopulation. For this reason, three to four million dogs, many of them perfectly healthy and wonderful animals, are euthanized in the U.S. each year.

    Many people get excited about owning a new dog, decide to get a puppy, and then pick one out at a pet shop or visit a breeder with a new litter. However, there are so many wonderful, friendly dogs in need of adoption, including puppies and purebreds. Some of these dogs might even be a better fit for a family than a new puppy; for instance, some adult dogs in need of adoption are already housebroken and obedience trained. Adoption is typically much less expensive than purchasing a dog. People who adopt dogs find the experience extremely rewarding, bond very closely with their dogs, and have the added satisfaction of knowing that one less animal has to be euthanized. If your family is ready for a canine companion, please consider adopting a dog!

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    All dogs, even cute little lap dogs, are ultimately descended from domesticated wolves. The dog was the earliest domesticated animal. Dogs are red-green colorblind.

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D.C. Animal Rescue
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District of Columbia - Washington, DC 20002
D.C. Animal Shelter 202-576-6664

District of Columbia - Washington 20011
Washington Animal Rescue League 202-726-2273

District of Columbia - Washington, DC 20012
Washington Humane Society 202-882-5837

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