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Organization Name: Worthy Dog Rescue
Location: Arlington, VA 22204
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Worthy Dog Rescue

Species: Dogs, Cats
Breed(s): Pure and Mixed Breeds
Organization Type: Rescue
Organization Status: Non-Profit

Worthy Dog Rescue Organization currently has 32 dogs for adoption and rescue. If you are considering adopting a dog, please read the Adoption Tips to learn more about what it takes and what to expect. Visit our website or call us to learn more about the adoption process. You are always welcome to support our effort by sponsoring one of our dogs or donating directly to our organization. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated!

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  • Labrador Retriever-Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix Dog For Adoption in Arlington, VA, USA

    Missy - ADOP...

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    Breed: Labrador Retriever-Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix
    Sex: Female Female
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Corgi / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat). Meet Missy. This sweet girl came into the rescue after her family had fallen on hard times, living in a hotel room with three dogs after losing their home. They needed time to get back on their feet and wanted to make sure Missy would go to a good home through rescue. We did offer to get her current on vetting, give temporary shelter, and return her to the family once their circumstances changed, but they declined. Missy is moving on to a better life and we are happy to help her find her way home. Missy has been fostered with a small dog, larger sized Labs, cats, and teen boys, and does well with them all. She ignores the cats, but the cats feel very comfortable being around her, and she likes to go for walks with her pup buddies, but is more people-focused than dog-focused. Missy is a dog who would do well in a home with or without other dogs. She's very good with the teen kids in the home and will accompany her foster family on outings. She does well greeting all the new people and other dogs. Missy’s energy level is moderate, and she has lost 8lbs and will benefit from continued daily walks and someone to monitor her diet. She’s laid back in the house but when her foster family gets home she is very excited and happy to see her people. She wiggles and is ready to join you on the couch or in the bed. She always has energy and enthusiasm to jump into the car for a road trip, and loves a car ride! Missy as a confident, affectionate pup. She’s already housetrained but is not a fan of going potty on leash. A home with fenced yard would be the best fit for her. Her foster family will take her for long walks, and she'll wait until she gets back to the yard to potty. She loves the backyard— running about and wishing she had wings to get the birds, squirrels and buzzing bees. She loves fetching her squealing rubber duck- a game she could play endlessly. Missy is resistant to the crate but she is just fine roaming about the house without worry of accidents or destruction. She is such a sweetheart who loves her people and is a constant and eager companion. Apply today for this sweetie!. Breed: Corgi/Lab mix Weight: ~43lbs Age: 3 years old Gender: Female Adoption fee: $350 Vetting: utd on vaccines, spayed, microchipped. Location: Fairfax, VA FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to adopt.worthydog and complete the application. You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to foster.worthydog and fill out an application. Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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  • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Arlington, VA, USA

    Jayson

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    Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Meet Jayson . This sweet guy recently landed in his local overcrowded animal shelter in SC because he was out wandering the streets alone, with no owner to be found. Because there are many more homeless dogs than there are available homes, Jayson is coming to N. VA to find his forever home and new family. Jayson is described as friendly by the shelter staff. They report that he's a playful guy who gets along with others. He walks well on a leash and they think he'd be a good fit for a family or someone who enjoys hiking or spending time outdoors. He loves the concept of exploring so hiking on the weekends would be a dream come true. If vacations to the mountains aren't in his future, then visits to the local dog park would be good too. He mingles nicely with both dogs and humans alike. He believes that strangers are just friends that he hasn't yet had the pleasure of meeting and is eager to rectify the situation. Jayson will be coming to town on 5/18 and needs a FOSTER or ADOPTER to welcome him to town. If you are interested in fostering or adopting Jayson, please apply today. BREED: Lab mix GENDER: MALE AGE: 1-2 years WEIGHT: 42 lbs VETTING: microchipped, u-t-d on vaccinations,neutered, treated for heartworm ADOPTION FEE: $350 LOCATION: overcrowded shelter in SC. needs foster or adopter to travel to NoVA FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to adopt.worthydog and complete the application. You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to foster.worthydog and fill out an application. Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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  • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Arlington, VA, USA

    Alberto

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    Breed: Mutt
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Feist / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet Alberto. This friendly little guy was found hanging out in front of a grocery store with a few canine friends in a small SC town. Apparently the authorities weren't happy with their loitering and so all were taken to the local overcrowded animal shelter. Because there are many more homeless dogs than there are available homes, Alberto will be coming north in the hopes of finding his forever home and family. He's hoping for one who will take him for walks, rather than allowing him to wander around on his own in town. Albert is described as a true gentleman by the shelter staff. They report that he's great with all dogs, ignores cats and even gets along with kids. He's currently being treated for heartworm but will be treated prior to his travel to town. Once he arrives, he'll need a foster or adopter home. "Alberto is a goofball. Very silly and playful, but also calm in the home. He gets along great with dogs and kids, I'm not sure about cats. He's very friendly and greets new people with ease. He's crate trained and housetrained. He's been sleeping in his crate at night, and we take him out as soon as we get up. During the day, I let him out every 4 to 5 hours, and he will go to the door if he has to go between times. If he’s crated he will hold it and has not had accidents in his crate.Alberto is a good boy. He doesn’t need a lot of adjustment time to learn the rules, he walks in and makes himself right at home." FOSTER UPDATE - 4/11/19 How is Alberto with other dogs? Alberto is getting along very well with Luna. He's very gentle, careful and aware of her. He's larger than she is, and always making sure he's not stepping on her. He's friendly with other dogs in the neighborhood as well. There are some other snippy small dogs and he just backs off when they bark at him. He's very respectful of space. Energy level? Would you say he's active or more mellow? He's very excited to go on walks and loves to smell around. We are careful when he's outside. I think he would be the kind of dog to catch a scent and be off. But once he's inside, he loves napping and he's very laid back. Sometimes if we are being too loud, he'll go to another room and just sleep by himself. His current routine is: wake up, potty, breakfast, nap, potty, supper, potty, bedtime. He's living it up here! Leash walking skills? Is he condo friendly and good about going potty on leash? He still needs to work on his leash walking skills, he pulls but is getting better slowly. He pretty much just naps and follows you around all day. But he does bark a lot too, so in that way he may not be a great fit for condo. We have a security camera and it notifies us when the system thinks a dog is barking and it's pretty much going off all day while we are gone. Have you seen him around kids? Good or nervous? He has met some of the neighborhood kids and is was very sweet with them, and will let them pet him. Personality - shy vs. confident, snuggly vs. aloof? He's very affectionate. That's the first thing we noticed. Most fosters tend to be shy and wary at first. But the second I met him, he was rubbing himself on me, trying to get into my lap and asking for pets. He's like that with strangers outside too, he wants to be everyone's friend. He slept in a dog bed the first week but then slowly made his way onto the bed. We just bought a king size bed so he sleeps right in the center now. But when he sleeps he likes to touch us. FOSTER MOM UPDATE – 5/1/19 Alberto become quite popular in the neighborhood - He loves to meet new people, and is very gentle and respectful with all the neighborhood dogs he sees on his daily walks. Sometimes he’ll get a little excited and want to jump up when he greets you, but his foster parents are correcting him and he’s learning. His leash skills have improved with practice, and he loves going on walks and outings to the park and dog park with his foster dad.. He is also a champion couch potato inside the home. Alberto is housetrained and crate trained, and his foster family does crate him when they leave the home. They have a pretty flexible work schedule, but on longer work days they have a dog walker come in, and he really needs and enjoys his mid-day walks. He likes his crate, and will choose to nap there with the door left open. He will often bark when left alone, usually when he hears the neighbors outside and wants to be part of the action. It’s improved since he’s settled in, but he’s still fairly vocal for a condo setting, and is probably best in a single family home or townhome with thicker walls. His foster mom Diana says that Alberto has a moderate energy level and has 2 primary modes - napping/snuggling on the couch or playing. He loves his toys and has a goofy, fun side. He’s excellent with other dogs, and great with cats too. He’s a social pup who wants to be near his people. He’s probably not an ideal dog for a family who works out of the home full-time, 5 days a week, but he's a great fit for families with cats, dogs, and kids and a flexible work schedule. He will make an excellent walking buddy too. If you are interested in adopting Alberto, please apply today. BREED: Feist/terrier mix GENDER: MALE AGE: 7-8 years WEIGHT: 22 lbs but needs to gain some weight VETTING: recently treated for heartworm, microchipped, dewormed and up to date on vaccinations. neutered ADOPTION FEE: $350 LOCATION: Alexandria, VA FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to adopt.worthydog and complete the application. You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to foster.worthydog and fill out an application. Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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  • Dorgi Dog For Adoption in Arlington, VA, USA

    Turner - ADO...

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    Breed: Dorgi
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Dachshund / Corgi / Mixed (medium coat). This sweet little low-rider was rescued when the local shelter brought him in for his neuter surgery. He lucked out and had one of our foster moms, Sonya, who was working that day. She saw Turner’s sweet nature and asked the Shelter director if he had any interest from adopters because she knows that black dogs are often overlooked. She offered to foster him, so we, of course, took him in, and now Turner is living with Sonya, Rachel, and their pack of pups and kitties and doing great. He’s very dog-friendly and doesn't pay any attention to the cats. Sonya describes Turner as a very happy pup and says his tail is always wagging. She says he has the sweetest eyes and a fluffy/curly Corgi tail. He looks solid black in his pics, but he has beautiful auburn highlights throughout his coat. The hair around his neck is temporarily thin and worn, so we suspect someone chained him, and he’s clearly eager for love and attention. Turner is a confident, social guy, who is good with cats and dogs. He’s brand new to his foster home so we are still assessing his house manners to see how he takes to being left alone, how he does with the crate, and where he is with potty training. FOSTER MOM UPDATE - 4/18/19 "Now that we've had Turner for a few days, I can tell you how great he is! He is so sweet, and so much more snuggly than we were expecting. He loves cuddling up on the couch and was so excited to snuggle in bed last night! He loves toys so so so much - he always is walking around with one in his mouth! He gets along well with most of our dogs and is fine with our cat. He and one of our more dominant dogs have had some standoff over toys and attention, so he's probably best with a more mellow, submissive pup or he's be great as an only dog too. He's fine with our cats. Turner loves to go on walks and is great walking or hiking companion, but then knows how to chill indoors and relax. He has been crated when we go to work, and may bark a bit at first, but he's not destructive and doesn't make a mess. Basically, he's a laid back couch potato, who is happy to be wherever we are, and would love someone to take him places. He's happy just to be with you, and greets new people with easy. This is a very social, loving pup. Apply today to welcome him home. Breed: Dachshund/Corgi mix Age: ~ 4 years old Size: 22 lbs Vetting: Up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, neutered Adoption Fee: $350 Location: Washington, DC FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to adopt.worthydog and complete the application. You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to foster.worthydog and fill out an application. Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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  • Bogle Dog For Adoption in Arlington, VA, USA

    Nahla

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    Breed: Bogle
    Sex: Female Female
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Beagle / Boxer / Mixed (short coat). Meet the adorable Miss Nahla. Nahla is an active, social Boxer/Beagle mix who is all about love, snuggles, and playtime. She is a product of divorce. When her dad left the family, her mom had to get a second job to pay for the mortgage, so Nahla spent many hours alone and was crated for long periods of time as a young pup. She wasn’t getting the time and attention she deserved, so her mom reached out to rescue for help. Nahla has lived with young kids (ages 4 & 10) and other dogs, and she does well with both. Nahla is more of a submissive pup by nature, enjoys the company of other dogs, and is friendly with everyone she meets. Once she knows you, her favorite thing is to lay in the bed or on the couch with you and snuggle. She also enjoys playing outside and would benefit from having another young dog in her home to romp with and learn from. She can be a little vocal when she's first crated but will calm down and settle in. Nahla has been in her foster home for about two weeks and settled in quickly. She's crate trained, housetrained, and still working on her leash skills. She's a young, active dog and needs an active owner who is committed to her daily exercise and training. Another young dog in the home is our preference for her, and she would benefit from some basic obedience training. We are having our favorite trainers come in and work with Nahla on her leash skills, and she's getting ready to go home. Nahla's foster mom, Cindy shared this update: 4/10/19 FOSTER MOM UPDATE - " Things are going great, and I think she's is a wonderful dog with great social skills. She loves my dog, and has had no potty accidents at all. She is very smart and goes outside no problem. She slept with my daughter last night. I put her in crate when we went to church and she did fine. She is a higher energy dog for sure, and needs someone who will be committed to her walks and playtime. She's be great with another young dog to romp and play with and she's excellent with kids. Nahla is a very snuggly dog who loves people and attention. I do not see her being shy with anyone she meets. I see her with a young couple or young family who has an active lifestyle. The leash walking is a work in progress, but we are working on it daily." 4/25/19 - As Nahla is settling in we are learning more about her. She's young and very active and playful. She's a great playmate and we think would do best with another young, active dog, she can be a bit much for a senior dog who refers to relax vs. play. She can also be vocal at first when left alone, she will settle in, but a city condo is probably not the best fit for this pup. She loves romping in the backyard and burning off energy play with the other dogs. She's also super snuggly too and connects quickly to her person. Apply today! Breed: Beagle/Boxer mix Age: 14 mos old Size: 44 lbs Vetting: Up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, spayed Adoption Fee: $350 Location: Ashburn, VA FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to adopt.worthydog and complete the application. You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to foster.worthydog and fill out an application. Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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  • Beagle-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Arlington, VA, USA

    Sadie

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    Breed: Beagle-Unknown Mix
    Sex: Female Female
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Shepherd / Beagle / Mixed (medium coat). Sweet Sadie was a penned dog, who lived outside for years, living a very lonely existence. Thankfully, her former owner decided to surrender her to rescue, saying he was too old to deal with her now. This was an odd case in that Sadie’s home and yard were well maintained, and her dirty pen was hidden behind a shed away from public view. Our volunteer asked him why he wouldn't let her just run freely around the fenced back yard to have exercise. He said there was a gap in the fence where a drainage pipe was, but instead of fixing it, he kept this poor girl penned and isolated. When our volunteers rescued her, she greeted everyone with joy and was so happy to have human attention. That life is well behind Sadie now, and she's a different dog. Sadie has been in her foster home for 4 months and has acclimated to family life. She now has an awesome, dedicated foster mom, Maggie, who adores her. She goes for daily walks around the Reston trails, and has found a pup buddy in her foster home who she loves to play with. Sadie is being fostered with another dog and two cats. At first she was hesitant around the family dog, and wanted to chase the cats, but her foster mom did a gradual introduction and she’s doing great with them now and does not need supervision. Sadie made a huge transition going from almost total isolation to an active home. That's why foster homes are so important, they give the pups like Sadie a chance to decompress and acclimate to home life before they meet their new family. Sadie is doing remarkably well, and she is a very sweet, good-natured dog who now enjoys playing with all of her new friends. At first, Sadie was reserved around her foster family, but she opened up and loves to snuggle up on the couch, or curl up in bed at night. Maggie says that Sadie wants to be a lap dog and will come to you happily to get some pets and attention. She’s housetrained and crate trained, and has good leash walking skills now too. She really enjoys romping and exploring in her foster mom’s backyard and loves laying in the sunshine. She's quite the playful pup now, and this sweet girl finally knows the love of family and is ready for a home and family of her own. She's long overdue. FOSTER UPDATE Our sweet Sadie has been in her foster home almost 6 weeks now and has really come out of her shell! She's doing great with the other pup, Phoebe, in the home. We feel having Phoebe in the home has really sped up her socialization, she is much more likely to enter a room if Phoebe is there, and really follows her lead. A confident dog buddy would be idea for this sweet girl. She needs to be properly introduced to other dogs, but is very warm and fond of them once she meets them. Sadie had some initial resistance to the crate and being confined, which is understandable. Her foster mom, Maggie, has gated off an area for her with a window and access to the crate, and she's doing well when left alone. Maggie reports: "Sadie is fairly timid about new things, but then quickly acclimates. She froze in terror at the site of a child on a bike in the woods, just stared and cried. We ended up picking her up and moving to the side. But then 4 days later we are on the street and a bike passes and she could not have cared less. Her triggers are hard to figure out. Anyone should expect her to be afraid of loud inside things (ovens, dishwashers, televisions...) but she isn't afraid of too many outside sounds (branches snapping etc) and gets accustomed to things fairly quickly. She does still get nervous quickly. Once she jumped up and was wagging her tail furiously at the sight of my mom coming home from work. But as my mom approached and raised an arm to take off a shoulder bag, froze in terror. My mom approached and she got excited again, but there are still a lot of triggers. Her reaction is mostly to freeze. Leash skills are still a work in progress. She pulls a bit, and definitely tries to slip a leash. Harness is a must. But with the properly tightened harness she really enjoys her walks. She came to us with no leash walking skills and would just freeze. Now she is much more aware she is going on a walk with you, will keep up....dramatic improvement. Potty training, she's about there now, but she is pretty tightly monitored most of the time and has never peed or pooped in her area. She's into a routine now and things are much smoother. Routine is definitely the key though, and it just took some time. She is also slimming down and just getting better at things like jumping onto the couch or bed, which the first couple weeks were very difficult for her and took a few attempts. She will sit next to me not just because she is currently being pet, but just to be close. She crosses the kitchen much more boldly, though so she still won't hang out there voluntarily. Overall, things are going really well." FOSTER MOM UPDATE - 6/14/18 "Sadies is doing so well, she is definitely ready be part of a family these days. She has gone from never not pacing in our presence to curling up deliberately under my arm all the time. She is still afraid of a lot of indoor stimuli, and kids on bikes, but is getting braver and loves being part of a group. My sisters 2 year old dog came home and Sadie wasn't sure about her at first, but now they are best friends who play constantly. She has been good with the other dogs, her leash manners have improved exponentially. She mostly sits on command and at least understands I want her attention when I try to call her. When she first got here I don't think she had any conception that human voices could be relevant to her. She is slimming down and is just blossoming." FOSTER MOM UPDATE - 8/8/18 Sadie's foster mom is on travel for almost 2 weeks, so Sadie has been staying with a temp foster family in Arlington, VA. It's a great opportunity for us to see how far she comes, and how she adapts to change and a new environment. She's currently being fostered as an only dog, and has a foster mom, Amy, and foster grandma who are home a lot and have a flexible schedule. Amy reports... "Sadie was shy her first day or so here, but she quickly warmed up to us. She is a very mellow, respectful gal. I had clutter piles from unpacking after a long trip, and she didn’t disturb anything. No accidents in the house; and she gives my 92-year-old mom a wide berth, so she doesn’t trip. Sadie doesn’t attempt to get on the bed or other furniture. After a few nights in her crate, she now sleeps in my room in a doggie bed and sleeps through the night. She greets visitors calmly; no barking, dancing or jumping. I’ve not seen any aggression at all in her. A couple of times, when I needed her to move, and she didn’t understand what I wanted, I could pick her up and move her without any resistance. When I leave for errands, she goes up to her spot in the upstairs hallway without any fuss. Her leash skills are good. She understands “leave it” and will disengage and keep walking. She is friendly to people and other dogs on the bike trail. Joggers, bicyclists, etc., do not phase her. If I didn’t travel so much for work, this would be a foster fail." Apply today for this very sweet girl today. She will make an excellent sidekick and companion. BREED ESTIMATE: Shepherd/Beagle mix GENDER: Female APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 43-44 lbs APPROXIMATE AGE: 7 years COAT TYPE: medium length ADOPTION FEE: $350 OTHER INFO: Fostered in Potomac Falls, VA FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to adopt.worthydog and complete the application. You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to foster.worthydog and fill out an application. Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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  • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Arlington, VA, USA

    Ollie

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    Breed: Mutt
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Wirehaired Fox Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Meet Ollie! This cute terrier mix was found as a stray as a young pup and was only in the rescue a short time before being adopted by a local couple back in 2016. He was with them more than 2 years, but was recently returned when his parents were dealing with health issues and trying to have a baby. They had concerns about Ollie’s protective nature and how he would welcome a new baby into their home. They did some training with Ollie early on, and he improved, but they did not stay consistent with the training. Worthy Dog welcomed Ollie back into the rescue, and are committed to finding his forever home. We felt he would benefit from a more formal training program, and enrolled him in the Happy Hounds Prison Dog Program right before the holidays. He’s done great with his training and is a very smart pup who just needs the right environment. Initially, Ollie would guard himself around new people, was reactive to other dogs, and was protective of his crate. The training staff worked with him and figured out how to introduce him to new things. The key is letting him initiate interaction in his own time (it doesn't take long). Ask him for a sit or down and give a treat, or walk with him when you first meet him and give him time to get familiar. He is not the kind of dog that a stranger can just run up to and hug or pet, so he’s not a good fit for toddlers or young kids who don’t always understand boundaries. When given a little space, he interacts well with just about everyone and plays great with most of the dogs in the program. He even has a best friend named Maverick. Because of Ollie’s progress in the program, he was given overnight privileges recently and went home with one of the officers associated with the program. He spent the weekend with 3 kids, 2 dogs, cats, and chickens. He was nervous around the toddlers but bonded right away with the 11-year-old boy in the home. He interacted well with the 2 dogs but was not a fan of the cats and chickens. Ollie needs a calm home, and would be ideal for a couple or a single owner, or a home with another dog and older kids. Mostly he needs an owner who understands him and will offer him a consistent routine. Ollie can adapt to be a great companion and is very smart. He adores and respects his handler who is able to put Ollie in a sit-and-stay, leave for 3+ minutes and return with Ollie still sitting obediently in the same spot. Awesome! He’s made so much progress, and still has some time left in the program. We look forward to helping Ollie find his true forever home. Apply today. BREED ESTIMATE: Terrier mix GENDER: Male APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 40 lbs APPROXIMATE AGE: ~3 to 3.5 years COAT TYPE: Wiry/low shed ADOPTION FEE: $350 OTHER INFO: Up to date on shots/neutered/microchipped LOCATION: Hagerstown, MD FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to adopt.worthydog and complete the application. You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to foster.worthydog and fill out an application. Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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  • Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Arlington, VA, USA

    Tucker

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    Breed: Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Young
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Manchester Terrier / Miniature Pinscher / Mixed (short coat). Sweet little Tucker was surrendered by an owner who didn’t have time for him, and thankfully reached out to find a rescue to help him find a good home. Tucker really enjoys the company of other dogs, and would make an excellent playmate. Initially, he was excited and a little annoying to the older dogs in his foster home, but has now settled in and calmed down. He’s still probably best suited for younger, playful pups who will match his energy level, and he really likes to play and LOVES toys. He’s not good with cats (NO CATS); he likes to bark at them, and will chase at times. Tucker’s foster parents describe him as very sweet, affectionate, and confident too. He would be fine in the city, and is not timid of the world around him. He’s crate and house trained, but did have some marking issues right after he was neutered, which is pretty normal. His foster moms have been using a belly band until he fully settles in. He walks really well on a leash, and once he gets his walks and settles down, he'll curl up with his foster moms and just snuggle. He can be vocal when he wants something, but is not a constant barker. Tucker is super adorable and loves people. He meets new people with confidence and quickly makes friends. He’s probably best in an active home with older kids or in an adult only home. His foster moms feel he is so playful, he'd probably love kids, but he’s also mouthy and bossy and nippy sometimes, so we think older kids who know not to put their face up to him, or over handle would be best. He’s never bitten, but parents of toddlers could be concerned by the mouthiness. He’s still a young pup that has a lot puppy in him and is learning the rules of home life. FOSTER MOM UPDATE - 3/20/19 Tucker is so much fun! He's definitely an active, playful pup, but he also enjoys just lounging in your lap. He loves people and enjoys toys, cuddling, and playing with our dog Taqo. I think he would be great with another dog in his home, but fine as an only dog too, as long as his family will play with him to help get some energy out. He needs a family who will take him on walks, and make time for play, someone willing to throw the ball that he loves to chase. I think he'd enjoy a home with a family--meaning more than 1 adult. He really loves affection from many people. Tucker is a pretty confident pup, and would be fine with older kids. He will play nip occasionally and is a bit protective of his favorite ball, but is great sharing with Taqo. He likes to play tug of war and his teeth will make contact as he’s trying to grip the toy. I'd be careful having him around toddlers as he's still mouthy. He's not aggressive, he's just very puppy like and doesn't quite realize that his nips can hurt. He's crate trained and we still use the crate regularly when we leave the home, as I think he could get into things. He doesn't seem to have any issues being left alone. He can be barky at noises, but that's improved as he's settled in. Leash walking is still a work in progress...he barks at other dogs and pulls, and would benefit from basic training to heel, sit, and stay in his new home. Tucker is a very sweet boy that needs an owner who is looking to take on a young, active dog that needs a little basic training. He's very smart and learns quickly. Apply today! Breed: Min Pin or Manchester Terrier/Chi mix Weight: 12 lbs Age: ~ 1 year Gender: Male Adoption fee: $350 Vetting: updated on vaccines, dewormed, neutered microchipped. Location: Washington, DC FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to adopt.worthydog and complete the application. You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to foster.worthydog and fill out an application. Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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  • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Arlington, VA, USA

    Madison

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    Breed: Mutt
    Sex: Female Female
    Age: Young
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Feist / Terrier (medium coat). Meet Madison. This sweet bundle of joy was found as a stray and found herself in an overcrowded rural shelter in SC. Worthy Dog recently brought her to the DC area where she is ready and waiting for her new family. Madison is a sweet and loving puppy who gets along well with other dogs. Madison dreams of a home and family where she can be loved and well cared for. She also enjoys new people and would to play with toys and learn skills like walking on a leash, sit and stay. Madison knows how to use the dog door at in her foster home and enjoys going outside with the other dogs to play. She also gets along with the cats in the home. We anticipate Madison will be around 30 lbs, when full grown. UPDATE 3/17/19 Because Madison is a little shy by nature, we feel she would do best with a dog buddy in her new home. She is crate trained and has learned to go potty outside. Her foster mom typically leaves her in the laundry room vs. crated when she’s gone for longer periods of time, and uses a pee pad for back up. Madison is to the age now where she can hold it, and be weaned off of pee pads. Like all young pups, Madison could use some basic obedience training and some work on leash walking – She likes to pull on leash, and needs more practice. While Madison is a bit shy, she's not clingy, but she does like to snuggle once she gets to know you. When given a little time to get to know you she will give kisses! We think it’s time for Madison to take the next step in her journey home, and she is ready. If you are interested in Fostering or Adopting Madison, please apply today. Breed: Feist/terrier mix Weight: 22 lbs Age: ~ 7 months Gender: Female Adoption fee: $350 Vetting: updated on vaccines, dewormed, microchipped,spayed Location: foster home in Southern Maryland FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to adopt.worthydog and complete the application. You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to foster.worthydog and fill out an application. Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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  • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Arlington, VA, USA

    Oliver

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    Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Young
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet Oliver. This adorable little guy had a rough start in life, but is in a much better place today. He has a natural charm and sweetness, and finally has someone to teach him manners and show him how to be part of a family. Oliver was rescued as a puppy (4-5 months old) by a Good Samaritan who saw him in a car at the grocery store. It was a hot day, he was alone, and he looked pitiful; emaciated with very little fur. The windows were down, so she started talking to him and he wiggled with joy. His owners returned and told her they were on their way to euthanize him, saying he had been "nothing, but trouble since he was born." They said he was born deformed (he has an overbite) and had skin issues. He had mange that had gone untreated, as they could not afford his vet care. The Good Samaritan asked if she could take him, and they gave him up without a second thought. Oliver stayed with her for many months, but was too much for her to handle with 6 other pets in her home and some health limitations of her own. She worked a 12-hour day and he was crated for very long hours, and he didn’t get the exercise, training, or socialization a young puppy needs. She tried to find a local rescue to take him, but rescues in the area are overwhelmed with dogs, and especially Pit pups, and are not quick to step up for a dog who also requires medical treatment. When Worthy Dog heard Oliver’s story, we really wanted to help and took him in. The first thing we did was take Oliver to the vet to have his skin treated, and today his skin and coat look great. He’s on a grain-free diet of high quality food, taking allergy meds, and he looks fabulous. He also had a few behavioral issues that needed to be addressed. Oliver survived being both starved and over-crated, and had learned to protect and guard his food and his crate around other dogs and humans. He was never told it was wrong, and needed someone with patience and leadership skills to show him the way. He’s still very much a puppy who needs to learn manners. Thankfully, we knew where to go to get Oliver help. Linda, a trainer we work with regularly who also runs the prison dog training program in MD is currently fostering him. Because the prison program does not allow Pits, she often personally takes on cases like this and will board and train a dog in her own home. Oliver is one lucky pup to be in her care, and he’s come a very long way in a short time. She started hand feeding him on day one to gain his trust around food, has worked on basic commands and recall, and is now working on his leash skills. Linda offers this update: “Oliver is a love bug. He is a friendly, affectionate little fellow and my pack likes him. He craves affection but can be a bit demanding, but he's still learning proper manners and social skills. Because will revert to some mild mouthing when he wants your attention, I would not put him in a home with children under 10. He plays very well with other dogs, but I always feed him separately because a resource guarder of the food bowl will almost always guard it from other dogs. He can be in a home with other dogs, but would need his own secure space for feeding and special treats. He has really improved on the food guarding front. I can now stand next to him when he eats, or place a water bowl down with no issues. I may even get a tail wag. Anyone who adopts Oliver will have to establish food bowl parameters with him as I did. They will begin by hand feeding and move on from there. It will move more quickly for them then the initial training I did with him. They must be mindful that he can get it in his head that an object is to be coveted, so they must be prepared to handle it without causing reaction. There is no pattern or specific thing he focuses on…one time it was a flower pot. The good news is he backs down when you correct him. Oliver’s house training is solid. He has a good sit, great recall inside the yard, and we are working on down and wait right now. He has mastered touch and has good focus. We are still working on his leash skills, but he’s better than when he came. He is very excited to interact with people and other dogs. He does lunge a bit, but it is not aggression. He has a high prey drive, so he’s not a great fit for a home with cats. Oliver goes into his crate voluntarily now, but I do not keep him crated during the day and he has not bothered anything in my home. Since he was over-crated, we’ve been working to make the crate a more positive experience. He has a bit of barrier aggression when he is closed in the crate. It’s not horrible and as soon as you open the door he is fine. On the positive side, he sleeps in the crate now by choice. Oliver has had a pretty crappy life up until now and is learning to trust and follow direction. That will continue if his new family loves him and encourages him in the right direction. Oliver absolutely adores my son who is a tall, bearded fellow, soft spoken and calm. He and Oliver play and Oliver gets over the top excited when he hears his bike pull up the driveway. He’s a very loving dog who will make someone a great companion. Oliver loves the yard, with or without company. A fenced yard would make Oliver very happy. He loves to pace the perimeter and bark at anything out of the ordinary that he sees. He is a fabulous watchdog.” Oliver has only been with Linda a little over a month, and he’s doing so well with his training. We are so happy for him, and excited to see a joyful, more trusting pup emerging. Apply today! Looking for a FOSTER or ADOPTER BREED ESTIMATE: Amstaff mix GENDER: Male APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: ~49 lbs APPROXIMATE AGE: ~ 1 year old COAT TYPE: Short ADOPTION FEE: $350 OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/hw negative/microchipped LOCATION: Hagerstown, MD - Looking for FOSTER FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to adopt.worthydog and complete the application. You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to foster.worthydog and fill out an application. Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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