My name is Caris!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Caris
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City Dogs Rescue DC

Facts about Caris

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9736386
Mixed Breed, Female, 2 yrs, 49 lbs

Dog Name: Caris
Suspected Breed(s): Mixed breed (possibly pitbull, hound, and more)
Gender: Female
Age: 2 years
Weight: 53 pounds
Personality: Outgoing, Friendly, Very Energetic, Quick Learner, Trainable but also Willful, Playful, Smart, Good hiking partner, Protective, Mouthy but not aggressive. 
Observations with Dogs: Caris loves to play with other dogs but tends to play very physically. She has demonstrated great playing skills but sometimes has trouble sensing other dogs’ boundary limits. She would love to be in a home with another playful dog.
Observations with Cats: Uncertain, it will likely depend on the cat. When Caris sees cats, she is definitely intersted, but it is unclear whether she would try to play or chase. City Dogs Rescue provides the opportunity for all members of a potential adoptive family to meet ahead of finalizing the adoption.
Observations with Kids: Caris is not fearful around or aggressive with children. She just may inadvertently knock a small child over while she is working on learning her manners.
House Training Progress: No accidents
Crate Training Progress: Her current fosters usually leave her in a gated part of the house. She prefers this over being crated. She sleeps in her people’s bedroom at night.
Location: DC area foster
Rescued From: Pickens County, SC
Additional Information: Caris is a truly exceptional dog who loves people and playtime! She is smart and able to learn commands quickly. She has a strong, very social and friendly personality, and a curious outgoing nature. She is a powerful, physical dog who could probably be a star in agility training (this pooch can jump so high!). She has shown that she has the ability to be a well-behaved dog. Caris requires strong guidance, a lot of exercise, careful supervision around the house, and additional training. Caris is steadily learning better manners, and when supervised she directs her attention to her toys.
Caris is a diamond in the rough (ruff?) with a promising future. She is a bundle of playfulness, companionship, and love, but she is still a 50 lb. puppy who needs dedicated training and structured play. She would make a great candidate for a home that has another physically playful dog and a yard to romp in. She’s a great partner for hiking. If you want a fun, gorgeous, super social dog apply today to meet Caris!
Caris is sponsored by Beth Barnes in celebration of her niece Caris' birthday. Happy Birthday, Caris!


If you are interested in meeting a dog, we require an adoption application. Visit to apply. If a dog has "HAS APPLICATION" listed, they are still available to receive additional applications but also may be in the process of being adopted soon.


If a dog has "NEEDS FOSTER" listed, they are still available for adoption. Information about our current dogs in need of fosters can be found here: and the application to foster is here:


City Dogs Rescue is a foster based rescue in Washington, DC. We do not have a shelter. We focus on local adoptions in DC and the metro area of Maryland and Virginia. CDR has a thorough adoption process in order to find the best possible fit for each of our dogs (we do not operate under a first-come, first-served model).


Prior to arrival, all of our dogs are spayed/neutered (unless specified) and given shots for Rabies, Distemper DHPP, and Bordatella. They are tested for Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia. They are dewormed at least twice and given a health check by the vet.   Most dogs will have a house training accident in the initial days in their new home and we cannot guarantee any dog is housebroken or crate trained.  Our adoption fee is $395 (including puppies) unless noted -- senior dogs are available for an adoption fee of $200.


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City Dogs Rescue is a rescue, not a shelter, and our dogs are located in temporary foster homes in the Washington, DC metro region.  Adoption fee, home visit, and application required. CDR charges an adoption fee of $395 unless specified. This fee typically includes health care provided before adoption: all age-appropriate rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccinations, flea and heartworm prevention prior to adoption, spay/neuter procedure, microchip when available, SNAP test for parasites, initial health check vet visit when going from the municipal shelter to City Dogs Rescue, and pre-adoption health care for dogs over the age of 1 year as needed. For puppies too young for spay/neuter: The fee is the same but does not include the cost of spaying and neutering.  

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About City Dogs Rescue DC

About Our Rescue Group...

City Dogs Rescue was formed for one reason: to rescue adoptable dogs in overcrowded and high-kill shelters where resources are severely limited. We want to offer a lifeline to as many of these wonderful pups as possible. Sadly, nearly all of the dogs that City Dogs Rescue takes in are just days and sometimes hours away from being euthanized, for no reason other than lack of space. By finding these dogs permanent and loving homes in the DC metropolitan area, we can enrich lives - both human and canine. We are excited to embark on this journey, and we welcome your help in any capacity – through volunteering, fostering, adopting, and/or donating.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All our dogs are located in Washington, DC either in foster homes or at City Dogs. Please email us to schedule a visit!

Our Adoption Process...

1. Fill out an Adoption Application.
2. We will have a brief conversation with you to determine your needs and preferences, find out about your daily schedule, and talk about your previous experience, if any, with pets.
3. If applicable, we will call your veterinarian to ensure that previous pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and well cared for. We may also call references listed on your application.
4. For renters, we’ll check with your landlord to ensure that dogs are permitted and that the dog that you’re adopting wouldn’t violate any size or breed restrictions.
5. We will visit your home to see the environment where the dog will live and answer any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity for you to get valuable input on how to integrate your new pet into your home.
6. Finally, we will enter into an adoption contract, and you will be required to pay an adoption fee which covers spay/neutering*, microchipping, vaccinations, and first initial vet visit.
7. Most importantly, enjoy life with your new companion!

* If you are adopting a puppy, depending on the age of the puppy she/he may not yet be spayed/neutered. In this case, you will be required to schedule an appointment for the spay/neuter procedure for your new companion and sign an agreement in which you agree to spay/neuter your pet within a certain number of days.