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Rescue Me ID: 15-09-16-00338Bernie (male)

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Wonderful, loving, approx 15-16 month old Staffordshire/boxer mix who we need to find a new home for. He is 50lbs, neutered, and up to date on all vaccines. We love Bernie and want to find the right home for him. He's a friendly, well-adjusted dog who just isn't the right fit for our home. We've paid for extensive training including the basics (house training, crate training, sit, stay, come, etc), he also heels on walks. He knows some fun tricks too like roll over, high five, and catch ;) He's super friendly and been great with everyone (people) and generally also great with dogs, though there have been a couple of occasions where ... (Read More)he hasn't gotten along with certain dogs. This is very rare, but worth noting. What we think is important for a new owner to know is that he needs a lot of exercise, and of course with this type of dog, he is strong and - as he is still young - can be pretty excitable, so should have an experienced leader. Bernie is full of life and affection and will be a great addition to your home! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

District of Columbia Washington, DC MAP IT!

Amanda Toles 2024948138

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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-26-00096Coco (female)

Pekingese Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Temperament 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    Coco is approximately 6 yrs. old, 9.6 lbs, she is spayed, calm and sweet personality, good with dogs and cats and good with children. She loves riding in the car and walks on a leash very nicely. When walking to front door with leash in hand, Coco will wag her tail and bark to say I am ready to go potty. She goes outside and takes no time going potty. Like most shelter dogs, CoCo may need a refresher on housetraining and crate training. If you are interested in adopting, please submit an adoption application at About DC PAWS Rescue: Our rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based dog and cat rescue ... (Read More)in the DC area. We partner with a local rescuer in Pickens County, SC, who saves adoptable cats and dogs from the county's animal control facility, which lacks the resources to facilitate adoptions to the public. Without a mechanism for local adoptions, all animals not claimed within the mandated hold period are euthanized. For the animals in this rural area, rescue is really the only lifeline. Our rescue partner not only works with DC PAWS to save as many dogs and cats as possible, but she has also established a successful spay/neuter clinic in the community to decrease the number of homeless and unwanted animals over the long term. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

P.O.Box 23439
District of Columbia Washington, DC 20026 MAP IT!

Vicki (301) 466-3572

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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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lnteresting Dog Trivia Low-Cost D.C. Spay & Neuter Clinics
    All dogs, even cute little lap dogs, are ultimately descended from domesticated wolves. There are hundreds of dog breeds with extremely varied characteristics and sizes, from the tiniest teacup Chihuahua to the hugest Mastiff, but all of these breeds make up just one species Canis lupus familiaris and can theoretically breed with one another (although there can be practical and health related constraints.) The dog was the earliest domesticated animal. Dogs are red-green colorblind. Dogs can hear much lower frequencies than humans, over twice as high as humans, and about four times as far as humans.

Related pages:

Dog Rescue

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 20012
Washington Humane Society 202-882-5837

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