My name is Carma!

Feist Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Carma
Photo 1 - Feist Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Carma
Photo 2 - Feist Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Carma
Photo 3 - Feist Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Carma
Photo 4 - Feist Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Carma

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Carma's Info...

I am already spayed, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Carma's Story...
Approximate Age: 1.5 years old
Approximate Weight/Size: ~25 lbs
Location Saved From: Rutherford County, NC
Needs a Foster in the D.C. area until a forever home is found?: No - currently in a foster home!
Needs a Home With Another Dog?: No
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: No
Special Needs Notes: None
Additional info:
Carma is an approximately 1.5 year old black and tan Feist mix who came into the shelter after her owner became incarcerated. Carma survived Parvo, a very deadly disease, and is doing great. She has had a rough start, but is one tough little dog with a big personality. Carma arrived in D.C. on April 30 and is living in a foster home with two other dogs. Carma gets along great with other dogs, in the right setting. She lives with two and goes to doggy daycare almost every day. She is some what reactive when on the leash or in large crowds, but otherwise is very happy and friendly to all. She's a little dog with a big personality and loves to show off. Carma is very playful and has a good amount of energy but settles well and listens to commands. She loves going for walks and playing. Carma can't wait to find her forever home in the D.C. area!

Adoption/Foster Applications and additional information can be found at

Mission Statement: Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken. We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog. Root For The Underdog!

Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina. Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.

We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid. 100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.

Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue - We want our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be! All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, wormed (although a 2nd worming may be required), started on heart worm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.

Facts about Carma

  • Breed: Feist Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Rural Dog Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Carma, a Washington Feist dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Feist for sale in Washington, or seeking a Feist dog from a breeder in Washington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Washington already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Washington breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Feist breeders who help with Feist rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Washington paves the way for another one to be saved.