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Rescue Me ID: 18-02-17-00152Bug (female)

Basenji Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Needing a loving home. She is great with adults and loves to cuddle and be loved on. As our toddler gets older Bug has not been responding well to her active/rough energy. Now we are expecting baby #2 and transitioning out of the military. Bug has a very high prey drive and as such does not play well with other dogs/ pets. She needs a yard and lots of walks or hikes and one on one attention which she has not been getting. If you have a squirrel infestation she will GLADLY take care of it for you! She's extremely smart. Learns tricks incredibly fast, and a great cuddler. Is high energy and needs someone with the space to let it out. She ... (Read More)truly is an incredibly smart and loving dog, she just needs a different environment with no kids or other dogs right now. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $30 Animal Location:

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Kaitlyn Beltran 4073509125

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Rescue Me ID: 18-02-08-00162Ra (male)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Very High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Deaf 

    Neutering is scheduled for tomorrow. He is partially deaf and I am not equipped to care for him. He like to cuddle. He also has cherry eye

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

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Tiphanie Jones

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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-28-00243Marshmallow in DC (female)

Jack Russell    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Deaf 

    Marshmallow is a beautiful 8 year-old deaf Jack Russell Terrier. She currently weighs about 29 pounds, but should be closer to 18-20. She needs to lose weight! This cutie is very smart! She knows sit, lay down, and high five. Marshmallow is a very sweet, and affectionate girl. She loves to have her ears rubbed, and is very food motivated. She does well with other dogs (though she doesn't play), and has lived with cats and small children. Marshmallow has separation anxiety that will require training, time, and patience. She would do well in a home where you work from home or are retired. She is current on vaccinations and is spayed. She is ... (Read More)located in Washington DC. If you are interested in this sweet Marshmallow, please contact (Less)

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Russell Rescue NC


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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-15-00436Jak (male)

Lab Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Jak is a 70-pound lab mix who is very friendly and gets excited about meeting new people. At 8 years-old, Jak frequently gets mistaken for a much younger dog, due to his playful and energetic nature. He loves to spend time outside and likes being taken along on hikes and runs. Jak usually gets along well with other similarly sized dogs and has lived with multiple dogs in the past. He is neutered and up-to-date on all of his vaccinations - we can provide all the necessary documentation. He has never bitten or acted aggressively towards any human or dog (except for the occasional growl at a dog park). We have had Jak for over 7 years and ... (Read More)have come to the difficult decision that we are no longer able to provide him with the time and attention he deserves. Jak becomes anxious when left home alone, so he would do best in a home where someone is able to spend a lot of time with him. His ideal home would have enough space for a dog of his size and, preferably, a fenced-in yard. Please contact if you think you may be able to provide a loving home for Jak. (Less)

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District of Columbia Washington, DC MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-06-00071SAMPSON (male)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Handsome and lovable. Rescued while living in alaska with lots of space. Now living in DC with much less space. Gentle with our new baby. But we have no time to give him the walks and outside time he needs. Great with our little dog, but very excited by others. Leash trained and follows basic commands. Sit, stay, leave it, roll over etc. TPLO surgery on right and left completed in 2016 with no recurrent issues.

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

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Alyson Lasater 7205468301

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

Rescue Me ID: 17-12-31-00302Justice (male)

Mastiff    Age: Puppy

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

    Justice is a gorgeous pure bred Cane Corso. He is friendly, affectionate and well-trained. With the right owner he will be a stellar dog.

 Adoption Fee: $500 Animal Location:

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Charles Brooks 301-807-1504

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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. 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 can hear much lower frequencies than humans, over twice as high as humans, and about four times as far as humans.

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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, DC 20011
Washington Animal Rescue League 202-726-2273

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

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