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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-04-00128Goofy (male)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Goofy, a super adorable, fun loving, 11 month old boy. Just like his Disney namesake, he is a very happy dog & a total sweetheart. Don't you love those eyes??? Goofy just arrived in the DC area. Notes from his adoption coordinator: 'I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with Goofy at the adoption event this weekend. What a super love bug! I fell completely in love with his big personality. He got into a bit of mischief - tried to steal toys off of the shelf at Felix & Oscar. I had a long talk with him about how shoplifting could land him back in jail - ha! We recommend that his future owner be experienced in owning ... (Read More)big dogs. He will need either a big yard or a large space to run in because he's a young guy with a lot of energy. He also enjoys trips to the dog park. Remember - a tired pup is a good pup! He pretty much likes all other dogs...of course there are dogs that don't like him. Same as the world of humans! He's very strong and he needs someone who can handle him - physically. We recommend that he be adopted by a family with older children - 12 or older. We have come to that conclusion based on the way he plays, his youth, and his strength. Like all young dogs, he will need a decent amount of structure, exercise and training. He will bark when someone new enters the home but he's fine as soon as he realizes they're a friend. Goofy is the kind of dog who will lay down on the floor (or sofa!) with you & let you love on him. He's a good dog and we want him (& his adopters!) to be set up for success. Proper training will take Goofy from 'good' dog to GREAT! Be sure to check out his video!!! I have more pictures & videos I can send to you directly. Such an AWESOME DOG!!!' (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $350 Animal Location:

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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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Animal ID: MDDottieDottie (female)

Chihuahua Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Dottie is a WONDERFUL girl! She is around a year old, spayed and heartworm negative. Dottie is great with other dogs, cats and people. She has the most wonderful ears that are not depicted well here, they are too cute! She loves to cuddle with you on a sofa and she will sleep with you at night and for naps if you allow it.**Adoption appts will be done April 1st/2nd**. You will receive a call usually or a email within 24-48hrs. Please also make sure you include a number to reach you. We ask that you do not email if you are not ready to adopt or have not discussed it with family and landlord.

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

GROWL
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Animal ID: MDJackJack (male)

Jack Russell    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Jack is a wonderful 12 year old neutered Jack Russell. He is fully vetted and would love a FOREVER home! He truly deserves it, he is a sweetie! He is good with other dogs and would love to chill out on the sofa with you. Won't you give this boy a loving home? **Adoption apts will be done April 1st/2nd** You will receive a call usually or a email within 24-48hrs. Please also make sure you include a number to reach you. We ask that you do not email if you are not ready to adopt or have not discussed it with family and landlord.**If listing is up, he is available and please do not email if you are not sincere and ready to adopt

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

GROWL
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Animal ID: MDLukeLuke (male)

Chihuahua Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Luke is a very sweet 1 year old Chihuahua boy thats fully vetted & ready for a loving home. He would prefer a quiet, patient home as he is a little shy at first but warms up nicely. He has a adorable underbite so you see his little snaggletooth at times! He is around 12 lbs. **Adoption appts will be done April 1st/2nd**. You will receive a call usually or a email within 24-48hrs. Please also make sure you include a number to reach you. We ask that you do not email if you are not ready to adopt or have not discussed it with family and landlord.

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

GROWL
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Animal ID: MDSheraShera (White Pup) (female)

Pointer Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    ** Please read entire listing before applying, thank you!** Shera is a 3.5 month old Pointer mix girl! She is up to date on vaccines & dewormed. Shera is around 13lbs and is a loving little girl. She will need to be spayed at the responsibility of adopter once she is 5-6 months old. This is stated in her adoption contract & is mandatory. **Adoption appts will be done March 27 & 28th** You will receive a call usually or a email within 24-48hrs. Please also make sure you include a number to reach you. We ask that you do not email if you are not ready to adopt or have not discussed it with family & landlords. Emails will be returned within 24 ... (Read More)hrs & usually a call as well. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $275 Animal Location:

GROWL
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Animal ID: DCGarnetGarnet (female)

Pug Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Little Garnet is a wonderful 1.5 year old girl. She is spayed, up to date on vaccines & microchipped. Garnet is good with cats, kids and other dogs. She has a great disposition & would love a forever home. **Adoption appts will be done March 22/23rd**. You will receive a call usually or a email within 24-48hrs. Please also make sure you include a number to reach you. We ask that you do not email if you are not ready to adopt or have not discussed it with family and landlord.

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

GROWL
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Animal ID: DCShebaSheba (female)

Boxer Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Sheba is a little low rider! She is around 2 years old & simply sweet! She is spayed, up to date on vaccines & heartworm negative. She would love her forever home! **Adoption appts will be done March 22 & 23rd**. You will receive a call usually or a email within 24-48hrs. Please also make sure you include a number to reach you. We ask that you do not email if you are not ready to adopt or have not discussed it with family & landlord.

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

GROWL
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Animal ID: DCRyderRyder (male)

Catahoula Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Ryder is a wonderful 7 month old Catahoula mix gentleman. He is neutered & up to date on vaccines, dewormed and ready for his forever home! He is very shy & loving. He is going to make someone a great buddy! **Adoption appts will be done March 22/23rd** You will receive a call usually or a email within 24-48hrs. Please also make sure you include a number to reach you. We ask that you do not email if you are not ready to adopt or have not discussed it with family & landlords. Emails will be returned within 24 hrs & usually a call as well.

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

GROWL
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Animal ID: DCMoeMoe (male)

Lab Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Moe is a 8 week old Black Lab mix boy. He is a fun little playful pup!He would love a loving home to call his own! He is up to date on his vaccines and dewormed. He will need to be neutered at the responsibility of adopter once he is 5-6 months old. This is stated in his adoption contract & is mandatory. Send us a email and tell us why Moe would be a perfect addition to your home! **Adoption appts will be done March 22/23rd** You will receive a call usually or a email within 24-48hrs. Please also make sure you include a number to reach you. We ask that you do not email if you are not ready to adopt or have not discussed it with family & ... (Read More)landlords. Emails will be returned within 24 hrs & usually a call as well. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $275 Animal Location:

GROWL
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Rescue Me ID: 17-03-15-00329Choukey (male)

Poodle    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Submissive 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Choukey is an incredibly loving poodle. Although he's technically a toy poodle, he's large for his breed. He loves walks and is practically the mayor of Van Ness, the DC neighborhood he calls home. It's impossible to overstate how friendly he is with people. He loves cats, but they don't always love him back! He's not always a big fan of other dogs; the worst he's done is bark at them, but he's always on leash when he's outside. He'd be a particularly good fit for a retiree who likes to walk as much as he does, but he's good with children as well. He's accustomed to enjoying the company of a loving person all day, and his current owner ... (Read More)Suzanne would like to see him placed with in an environment where he wouldn't be left alone for long stretches of time. Suzanne is 94-years old and has a terminal illness. Her only fear about dying is what will become of Choukey. Suzanne is willing to part with him now in order to place him in the right home but, those of us caring for her hope to find a new owner who is flexible enough (matter of months) to postpone the adoption until she passes away. Having said that, the only thing that would comfort her more on her deathbed than having Choukey by her side would be knowing that he's in the right home. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

District of Columbia Washington, DC 20008 MAP IT!

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Claire Ruppert 202.390.7850

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Rescue Me ID: 17-03-10-00063Emmi (female)

Spitz Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Hello, This is Emmi, she's 1.5 years old very sweet and friendly. We rescued her from the puppy mill. She's spayed now and ready for her forever home to get love and attention that she deserve. Please adopt her she's very good with kids and personal. Very cute little dog. Thank you

 Adoption Fee: $375 Animal Location:

District of Columbia Rockville, DC 20841 MAP IT!

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Kathy Salehi 2406439061

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Rescue Me ID: 17-02-27-00674Ivory (female)

Pit Bull    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations, Abused/Neglected,
 Fearful/Anxious 

    Ivory is approximately 18 months old. We rescued her from a home where the owner was a fire fighter and worked long hours. Before the fire fighter we believe she was made to fight. Ivory is an adorable and very loving dog. Once she became socialized, we found her to be as sweet as pie. She loves to cuddle and loves when you rub her tummy and massage her body. Ivory absolutely loves running around the backyard. We found her a good home but then the owner got a promotion and he would be gone for more than 12 hours a day. We found her another home, and the owner had to move and the new location would not accept dogs. We believe he just wanted ... (Read More)to breed her, which we explained to him not to breed her until she was at least 2 years old. He asked us to take her back after she was pregnant aND was unable to sell her off. We would love to keep her as a part of our family but her breed is banned here and we don't want the risk of her being put down. She has been through so much and deserves a great home, where she will not be neglected or mistreated, used to breedor fight, or at risk for being put down. She has a small anxiety of trucks - pick ups, trash trucks, large trucks. We have been working with her on this and she's getting better. She is house trained, with occasional accidents if not taken out in time. She can be left alone for about 5 hours before needing to go out, but she can be left to roam the house and will not destroy your house or belongings. She gets along well with adults and loves children. She gets along well with our Presa Canario, Khaos and the neighbor's American Bulldog, Kane. You will need to socialize her to some dogs. Please give this pretty girl a loving, caring, loyal, protective home and family, as she wI'll give you nothing less in return. I promise you. We take the risk everyday of being fined and her being put down because we love her so much. She deserves a good home. (Less)

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District of Columbia Washington, DC MAP IT!

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Robin Geddie 2028344977

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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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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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