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Rescue Me ID: 15-05-22-00156Rock (male)

Lab Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Abused/Neglected 

    I am desperately trying to find a safe place for my cousin's dog before my Uncle's send him to a not very good animal shelter in D.C. And was wondering if you had space for a around 10 yr old Rhodesian mix, who unfortunately is also not neutered. Here is the small Intel I have gathered about Rock over the last couple days: Rock is around 10 yrs old, unaltered, has the mindset of a young dog, a big goof ball. He is still very strong for his age and likes to pull when on a leash due to him not used to being walked on one, I'm picking him up a harness hopefully soon. Due to how he was trained for hunting and how he doesn't like my Uncle's ... (Read More)cat. I don't think he is good with cats or small dogs. Rock has spent his ten years living in my grandmother's backyard. I have no idea about his health records, my Uncles have checked the bunker that my Uncle, Rocks former owner, created with no sign of records. As you will see below Rock's situation isn't the best. He currently is still living at my grandmother's in DC with 2 of my uncles. I live in Alexandria, VA. Here is how i got involved along with what i have learned over the last couple of months: Rock was one of my uncle's 3 hunting dogs. I have no idea how he was trained for hunting, but i do know my uncle had hunted deer with them at least. My Uncle died at Thanksgiving. Apparently, there was a will or something that said my cousin was to get rid of the other 2 dogs and keep Rock. Rock and my Uncle where living at my Grandmother's house with my other 2 uncle's and my grandmother. So when I visited on Christmas day I am bombarded by visiting cousins to go check on Rock. Rock's condition when i first went out there was very bad. I did what i could to improve his condition with the little that was available to me and then was bombarded again to find Rock a new home. Then my 2 cousins called my cousin who was now in charge of Rock, which when he came over he was then read the right act while he was holding his 2 toddler size children in his arms. But all it concluded was that he wasn't ready to give up Rock yet, most likely since the loss of his father was still fresh. My grandmother died a month ago. And when I went to check on my Uncles, I also went to go check on Rock. His condition apparently improved a tad but mostly due to my uncles. So I brought over a memory foam dog bed that my sisters dog wasn't using. The next check on the 3 of them, i brought him a toy, a leash and bones. When he got them he turned into a young dog. He still currently has the donkey toy even intact, which i call his pacifier cause he looks like a little baby carrying it around. The next check on I brought him a treat ball that my sister's dog wasn't using and he was tied out at that point with somewhat better outside conditions. He acted like a puppy. At my grandmother's funeral my cousin finally came to me and said that it was time to find Rock a home, so I agreed i would help since I am the main animal person on this side of the family. Rock is so sweet. And with the right person who's willing to work with him on his training he would be an awesome dog. I would love to take Rock but I currently still live at home and already have a house full of rescues. Sorry If I rambled, it's just I'm running against the clock. I was informed by my uncle on Saturday that he is fed up with my cousin and is ready to send Rock to DC animal shelter, where i worked a long time ago and would never recommend sending a dog there. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 50.00 Animal Location:

District of Columbia Alexandria, DC 22307 MAP IT!

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Kat

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Rescue Me ID: 15-05-12-00096Rock (male)

Lab Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Abused/Neglected 

    Rock is a sweetheart. He loves people and toys and bones. He may look old but he has the spirit of a puppy. I'm not sure how he is with little dogs and cats due to him being a hunters dog. I met him on Christmas day when I was visiting my grandma. He was the only one out of 3 that my uncle wanted kept in the family. My uncle had died the month before. I did the best I could improving his living conditions on Christmas day but my cousin wasn't ready at the time to see that Rock needed better then what he was living in. A couple weeks ago my grandma died and when I went to check on my other uncle's I went to check on Rock as well. I found out ... (Read More)that Rocks care improved a bit with the help of my 2 uncle's but I could see that Rock still wasn't living like a dog should 24 7. So I got him a bunch of stuff and it made a world of difference, but still not to the extent that I want. At my grandma's funeral my cousin finally admitted that it was time to find Rock a home. And since I am the only true animal person on that side, he asked for my help. So I am looking for a warm loving safe home for him, where he can enjoy and experience someone who loves dogs and can spoil him rotten (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $75.00 Animal Location:

District of Columbia D.C.

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Kat

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Animal ID: 27801739  (female)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Beige with white neck area pit bull 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.

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

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Rescue Me ID: 15-05-09-00122Barkley (male)

Schnauzer    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Very High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Barkley is energetic, friendly and lovable. I believe he will be best in a home with a yard. He has a few idiosyncrasies. Such as when taking out the trash and people visiting. He is crate trained.

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

District of Columbia Washington, DC MAP IT!

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Andy Magill 2029869546

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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-20-00279Bear (male)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Bear was given to me by a friend. He is a calm older dog who loves to sit on the couch eat his bone, and generally relax all day. Unfortunately he DOES NOT get along well with other dogs, but would fit in well with a family that has no small children or other pets. He is well trained and listens to common commands like sit, come, stay, etc. He will need to be placed in a shelter if we do not place him soon.

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

District of Columbia Washington, DC MAP IT!

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Max Frazier 7039464574

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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-26-00014Truman the Lover (male)

Beagle Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Truman is a male, Beagle/mutt who is 9 years old and approx. 34 lbs. He is a brindle colored, neutered male who is up to date on his vaccinations. He gets along with cats and dogs with no known health problems. If you have room in your heart and home, please fill out our application form here: http://petprosservices.com/adopt/ . There is a $75 adoption/rehoming fee. Call Mark toll free at 888-9-PETS4U if you have any questions. Please Describe Your Pet's Personality Hi - My name is Truman and really, all I want, is someone to just gently stroke my ears. For you, life is complicated, but for me it's simple. I'm a 9-yr-old mutt ... (Read More)(beagle mostly, boxer maybe) and I've got a lot of gas left in my tank. My vet says I'm 'as healthy as a horse,' which is some sort of joke because I'm not a horse. I'm neutered and all up-to-date on my vaccines. I used to be pretty active in my youth, but now I think I'm great for someone looking for a change of pace in their life. If you don't have any kids, I would love to meet you! (I get along with dogs, although I certainly prefer to be the center of attention.) I enjoy sleeping in, long naps on the deck in the afternoon, maybe chasing a squirrel here or there, and playing with some chew toys at night. Take me to an open space and I love running after the birds and squirrels! Though I don't do it as much any more now that I'm getting older%BD%BD%BD'%BD%BD%BD|In the winter, I'm happy to just curl up on the side of your bed and wait for you to scratch my belly. I'm smart - my owners have been training me for years. I know all my basic commands: sit, no, down, off, stay. I'm pretty good with heel, it's just that sometimes when I see another dog or a squirrel, I get kinda excited. What can I say, maybe I've got some terrier in me. I'm dealing with a stressful situation and I'm hoping you can help me out. You see, about 6 months ago an 'invader' came into my house. My owners call it a 'baby.' And while they haven't stopped loving me or anything, it's just - well, they just keep loving that baby. And I'm not too happy about this. Did you know babies are unpredictable? They yell and grab and frankly, I just don't like that. I'm great with adults - I've been around them all my life! If you think you can help me, I'd love to meet you! What is your home environment like? The home has grown too big and too chaotic for Truman. Mostly, b/c of a newborn baby and two working parents, Truman doesn't nearly get the attention that he needs. We are fairly quiet homebodies so we spend a lot of time at home. Truman loves to be lazy indoors in the winter and outdoors in the summer. His peak energy is from about 5-7pm, when he is anxious for a walk or to play in the yard. We live in a SFH with a fenced-in back yard. Please Tell Us A Little About Your Family: We are animal lovers through and through and Truman has received a lot of love over the past 9 years of his life. With the addition of a newborn baby, however, combined with Truman slowing down in life, our family has had to make tough decisions. What are your pet's favorite toys, foods, activities? LOVES rawhide chews. Usually Truman eats 1 per day, after his evening meal. He gets a little whiny if he doesn't get one. He loves chew toys and toys with squeekers, mostly so that he can destroy the squeek. He will play tug-of-war for a bit. He's vocal (growls or barks during play time), but it is just his way -- he's talkative :) If possible, please tell us a funny, cute or heartwarming story about your pet. Truman sometimes thinks he is a bigger man than he actually is. At his core, he is a sheepish little guy who wants nothing more than a nice, quiet place to curl up, a few table scraps, and gentle back scratch. We used to walk Truman near an old church that had a small statue in the front, by the sidewalk. Truman would growl and sometimes bark as we approached the statue. I would cross the street with him so he wouldn't do this, but one evening I walked him right up to the statue. He sniffed all around the statue as if it was another dog, his tail wagging frantically. Then, noticing it wasn't, he whimpered toward me and the statue, as if to say: 'Why doesn't he sniff me back??' We love retelling this story because it shows how Truman can come off as bossy or aggressive, but deep down he just wants some companionship. For What Reason(s) are you needing to rehome your pet? Because we have a 9-month-old and Truman does not seem to get along with the baby. Please describe what you are looking for in an adoptive family/home for your pet: A home without children. Ideally, a home where he is the only dog, although he gets along fine with other dogs. (He prefers people) Truman would work well in an environment where he can get outside (he LOVES to chase squirrels in our backyard and sunbathe on warm days) What supplies and accessories will come with your pet? Leash, collar, food bowls, 2x dog be (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $75.00 Animal Location:

Washington, DC 22042 MAP IT!

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Mark 1-888-973-8748

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

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

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