My name is Valentino!

Basset Hound/American Bulldog Mix Dog for adoption in Rockville, Maryland - Valentino
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K-9 Lifesavers

Facts about Valentino

  • Breed: Basset Hound/American Bulldog Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 5938446-VALEN0813FLOMN

If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire: and email Kate at


You can also find the adoption questionnaire and learn about the adoption process by visiting our website:


Dog's Name:  Valentino

Estimated Breed:  bassett/bulldog mix

Approximate Age: 5 years

Approximate Weight:  Currently 58 lbs

Currently Living at: Boarding  Foster Valentino until he is adopted!

Valentino the wonder boy!  This stubby little guy is a feast on the eyes!  What he lacks in stature, he makes up for in charisma.  Valentino is very friendly, playful, and also a snuggler too. He does pretty well around other dogs but can be protective of his person.  He absolutely adores kids. Valentino has separation anxiety so he'd do best in a home where someone was around often, and he'd do best as an only dog. He also had Addisons Disease which requires monthly medication (about $20 a month).  Can Valentino the Lover, waddle into your home and heart??  He is a true lap dog at 58lb! 

Your new pet may require a refresher in house-training but is likely crate-trained.  K-9 Lifesavers recommends all new adopters enroll their new pet into obedience training.   This provides for an easier transition into a new home, ensures the dog remains well socialized, and helps form a bond between the dog and new owner.         

The adoption fee for this dog is $300, which includes basic vetting, rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, treatment for worms, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing, monthly heartworm prevention, monthly flea/tick prevention, and transport costs.   If interested in adopting, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire and email to us  Kate at    


Foster Program:  Foster homes provide for the temporary care of a rescue until the dog is placed into a loving, forever home.  For more information on becoming a foster parent, and our Foster Program, visit or email our Foster Coordinator at 

Sponsor a Dog!  Sponsors help us provide additional medical treatment beyond basic vetting, and helps offset boarding costs when our foster homes are full.    K-9 Lifesavers treats dogs with heartworm, parvo, upper respiratory infections, and special surgical procedures.  Our adoption fees do not fully cover the additional vetting costs for these illnesses, and/or boarding.   For more information on our Sponsor Program, visit:  

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About K-9 Lifesavers

About Our Rescue Group...

K-9 Lifesavers is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that rescues homeless and abandoned dogs. We save canines that are scheduled for euthanasia from high kill shelters, where there are typically held only for 3-7 days. K-9 Lifesavers also strives to educate the importance of responsible dog ownership, including spay/neuter, training, and pet nutrition.

K-9 Lifesavers relies primarily upon our dedicated foster families since we do not operate a shelter. These homes provide loving, temporary care until our rescues find their forever homes. We are always looking for foster families.

Please visit our website at for additional information about K-9 Lifesavers. The website lists our available dogs, volunteer opportunities, foster information, and various ways to donate.

Please help us rescue more canines waiting for their second chance at life with a forever home! Adopt a rescue, foster, volunteer, or donate!

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Come Meet Our Pets...

K-9 Lifesavers holds adoption events each weekend throughout the Washington D.C. area.

Please take a look at our website at for our next adoption event!

All regular adoption events are held from 12 – 2pm.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process is almost always completed within one week of time you submitted your questionnaire (times can vary depending on your location, the dog’s location, and availability).

· Fill out an adoption questionnaire, found at (please note, completion of the Adoption Questionnaire does not guarantee adoption- it is the first step in our adoption process).

· An adoption counselor will call you to review your application.

· The adoption counselor will call your reference, landlord/condo association, and veterinarian (if applicable).

· The entire household should be willing and present for a home visit.

· The adoption counselor will schedule a time for you, your family, and any other pets to meet the dog(s) you've applied for.

Once approved, you will need to finalize your adoption by completing an adoption contract and paying the adoption fee in cash or check. At that time, available medical records will be provided along with a variety of other information.


· Young Adult Dog (7 months to 8 years) - $300

· Puppy (6 months and younger) - $350

· Heartworm Positive Dog - $375 (This fee includes treatment for heartworm)

· Golden Year Dogs (8 years and older) - $200

Adoption fees cover basic vetting, rabies, distemper/parvo vaccinations, treatment for worms, heartworm testing, monthly heartworm prevention, monthly flea/tick prevention, and our transport costs. Please note that puppies 6 months and younger must be spayed/neuter at the adopter's expense.