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Rescue Me ID: 17-06-23-00108Jugger (male)

Pit Bull    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Personality: Average Energy 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    This is a courtesy post for Jugger (top row) and Momma Peaches (middle row) - 2 dogs in the DC area that are in desperate need of help finding a foster/adopter/rescue. Their owner is in a tough situation and can no longer keep them or his other dog Zara (pictured cuddling/playing with the Jugger or Momma Peaches). Jugger and Momma Peaches are much more critical as they need to be rehomed together. Jugger is extremely bonded to Momma Peaches so if he were to lose her it would be very difficult for him. If you can help any of these dogs, expecially Jugger and Momma, please contact michaelhixon@gmail.com IMMEDIATELY. Thank you. Jugger is a ... (Read More)big, fun loving, goofy boy who loves to cuddle. Poor Jugger has abuse history (visible pellet in hip, attacked by weed eater according to previous owner). Perhaps because of this abuse he has had severe separation anxiety, was extremely distrustful of people BUT THEN CAME MOMMA PEACHES. With the help of Momma Peaches, Jugger has successfully been moved off meds for his separation anxiety, does better with strangers and is an all over happier dog and less nervous. Momma Peaches is a little shy when first meeting people. She may be nervous at first but can quickly be won over in about 5 minutes. She LOVES LOVES LOVES to play with other dogs and will provide any dog she is with plenty of exercise. Momma Peaches is very sweet, a kisser and a cuddler as well. They are looking for a quiet little love nest but if someone could take one, it would still mean the world to them. Zara is the other pup that need help. She loves to meet new people and dogs, is extremely loving and is a great cuddler! She gets very excited when first meeting people/dogs. Zara was found at around 8 months old having given birth and then dumped in Southern Maryland. (Less)

     Animal Location:

District of Columbia D.C.

Contact:
Michael Hixon 301-873-2050

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Animal ID: 7095Halima (female)

Lab Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    alima is a sweet lab mix who is about 4 years old and 57lbs. She is still a recent arrival to OPH, and we're getting to know her. We are impressed, though. She was delightful at a recent event at a community fest with lots of people (big and small), other dogs, and even the odd horse and pony. It took her a little bit to get her bearings, but then she took it all in stride. Halima was the official greeter for the event and represented OPH on the stage. She has a beautiful disposition and the most wonderful golden eyes. She's a little hard on the leash, but gets easier as you go along. She'll need some practice. Apply to adopt her today and ... (Read More)give Halima a second chance for happiness. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $335 Animal Location:

Operation Paws for Homes
Charles Town, DC MAP IT!

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703-344-7320

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Animal ID: 5095Rowlf (male)

Lab Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Rowlf will turn two years old this August and he weighs about 57 lbs. Rowlf was born into OPH and so we know his mother is part Labrador Retriever. We're not sure what else is in the mix, but it added some lankiness to his frame and helped bring out those distinctive black and tan markings. His foster family is leaning towards Hound. This boy was recently returned to OPH because he's not suitable for training as a service/therapy dog. He does love having a job to do, but he's a bit too high-octane for that trade. Rowlf would love an adopter with leadership skills who wants a best friend -- a dog to spend time with and teach new things like ... (Read More)agility or go on adventures or jogs together. He is super well behaved in a lot of ways, but can be a bit willful and stubborn if you let him think he's the boss of things. He has really benefited from having structure and routine in his life. He has also responded very well to training with an e-collar. - knows basic commands - super smart - rides well in a car - well behaved in public - has lots of energy - crate trained - friendly with people he's met with his foster family in the home and on the go. He is learning not to jump as a way to say hello - loves treats and is highly food motivated - housebroken (zero accidents in his foster family's home) - well-behaved in the home, interested in what's on the table and counters so may need a little watching, but he hasn't gotten in to anything nor has he gotten on the furniture - he walks well with very little, if any, correction needed using a prong collar - good with most other dogs and he loves to play, now he doesn't always know when to stop playing so he will need a bit of guidance there; he loves to hang out with his foster family's dog, a two-year old female - he very much wants to catch his foster family's cat, so we would advise against a home with them. That said, with a good handler on the leash he has walked by cats and donkeys, and sniffed noses with horses without issue. He is learning how to live with his foster family's cat, but they aren't friends just yet. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $325 Animal Location:

Operation Paws for Homes
Charles Town, DC MAP IT!

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703-344-7320

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Rescue Me ID: 17-06-21-00287Tyson (male)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Young Adult

Personality: High Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Needs Vaccinations 

    
     Animal Location:

District of Columbia WASHINGTON, DC MAP IT!

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PATRICIA SIMMS 2024175334

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


Rescue Me ID: 17-05-31-00168Leo (male)

Chow Chow Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Leo the Lion needs a home. I have had Leo since 2011. I love my dog! He is 30 pounds and is perfect for a small apartment. He is 6 years old. He can be snappy and if you are too close to his comfort zone, he will snarl or snap at you. He bit my then fianc%BD%BDe who got too close to him, while he was sleeping. He also bit a little child 5 years ago when she was trying to steal his food. In the case of my fianc%BD%BDe some stitches were required. The little girl was released on the same day w/a band-aid. He is not a dog for everyone and certainly not for a family with little kids. He works well with adults, preferably if they are ... (Read More)males. I got him when I was single and he created a strong bond with me, to the effect that he got overly protective of me and my home. He is a very very good guard dog! If there is more than 1 person at home, he will probably develop a bond w/1 of you and be on the guard w/others. Ideally he would be adopted by a single male w/his own home or apartment. He also hates cats! He really really hates cats! So please no cats at home! Otherwise he will be a pissed off dog! I think one of the reasons he went after my fianc%BD%BDe was b/c she brought a cat into the relationship and that silly cat was always snarling and hissing at him. Sometimes he would take it and whine like a puppy, other times he would get ticked off and try to eat the cat! It was hilarious! Also you need to build trust w/him. He is not a lap dog! More a guard dog. Having said that, once he has developed the trust w/you, his golden-retriever side comes along and he can be an absolute puppy! I have taken Leo to public parks and camping w/o incident with my wife. He loves the outdoors! And will follow you everywhere. I used to take him to the Bed Bath and Beyond in DC. And he is super cute! I am really hoping that Leo who has brought me so much of joy, can also bring the same joy to you. I am giving him away b/c we are planning to have kids soon and he is not good w/kids. I think its all the jumping around from kids that drives him crazy. As an added bonus, if you are away and need me to sit him, I would love to do so! He truly is the best dog ever!! I love him to death. I got him when my ex cheated on me, and I wanted a dog that would be a symbol of fidelity - and he sure is! He truly is Man's Best Friend! I have often said that if I were to die tomorrow, Leo will be on my grave waiting for me to rise. I love him so so much! Another perfect home for him could be a couple w/a back yard and other dogs. He has no issue with other dogs and tends to leave them alone. He is however afraid of dogs that are bigger than him. I am hoping that the family that adopts him has other dogs or has experience dealing w/a chow's temperament. (Less)

     Animal Location:

District of Columbia Washington DC, DC 20019 MAP IT!

Contact:
AJ Singh 2027167338

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Rescue Me ID: 17-05-23-00450Bourdeaux and Brie

Australian Shepherd    Age: Adult

Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    Bordeux and Brie (Pedigree Sister and Brother) Age: Will be 10 years old July 15, 2017 Weight: Bordeux's weight is 90 pounds and Brie's weight is 75 pounds Breed: Australian Shepherds Sex: Male and Female 'ۢ They are neutered and have current vaccines. 'ۢ They have lived in our home since they were puppies. 'ۢ Both are very tolerant with children and have been tested by my 5-year-old grandson. 'ۢ Bordeux is like a gentle teddy bear and Brie just likes to chill. 'ۢ They have never bitten anyone or another dog 'ۢ They will go for long walks (1-2 mile) in the park or on the beach. Contact Owner Email: ... (Read More)w.a.alderman30@gmail.com The owners are looking to place these 2 due to changing life circumstances. They can be adopted together or separated. If you are interested in adopting please contact Wanda 202.412.6320 (Less)

     Animal Location:

District of Columbia Washington, DC 20001 MAP IT!

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Wanda Alderman 202.412.6320

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Rescue Me ID: 17-05-12-00249Brie and Bordeux (male)

Australian Shepherd    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Brie (female) on the left and her brother Bordeux...picture taken during the summer haircut... Must stay together...very good with children... very loving...low maintenance...enjoy playing at the beach and long walks...will be 10 yr. old July 15th...change in lifestyle and must place soon...

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

District of Columbia Washington, DC 20002 MAP IT!

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Wanda Alderman 202.412.6320

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


Rescue Me ID: 17-05-09-00329Sandy (female)

Mastiff    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    Sandy is a very lovable sweet dog who for the most part lacks social skills. She is actually afraid of most things, but barks mainly as her defense/warning. She loves to run, play and be rubbed. She is house trained and can hold herself for a good part of the day,

     Animal Location:

District of Columbia Washington, DC, DC MAP IT!

Contact:
Christina Dozier 202.391.4784

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Rescue Me ID: 17-05-07-00172Annie (female)

American Staffordshire Terrier    Age: Adult

Personality: Very High Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    7 year old American staffordshire terrier. She is really good with kids. Case by case with other dogs. Annie loves people. If you want to relax and sleep, she loves to cuddle. If you want to run or ride in the truck, she'll be right by your side.

     Animal Location:

District of Columbia Washington, DC MAP IT!

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Zach Allen 7703784194

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Rescue Me ID: 17-03-31-00133Bella (female)

Lab Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Aggressive 

    We rescued Bella from the Humane society in March 2014. When we first got her, she was timid around people and aggressive towards other dogs. We got her training and gave her lots of love, and she is much more relaxed around other dogs and new people. Bella now loves being close to us, she loves cuddles and kisses and she solicits attention and affection from whomever we have over to the apartment. She is very smart, alert, and eager to please. The reason we need to re-home her is we had a baby and they aren't doing great together. Bella and the baby were fine until the baby became a toddler. Unfortunately, our son's movements and behavior ... (Read More)are that of a toddler - erratic and chaotic - and that puts Bella on edge. About a month ago, our son lunged at Bella and she got really close to his face and snarled at him. So, Bella needs a toddler-less and dog-less home. She would do best in a quieter area of the city or a suburb. Please let us know if you or anyone you know is interested in a new furry family member. Please see pictures of Miss Bella below! Many thanks, Elissa and Benjamin (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $30 Animal Location:

District of Columbia Washington, DC MAP IT!

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benjamin messika 6505211520

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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.) Dogs are red-green colorblind.

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