My name is Devon!

Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Devon
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I'm being cared for by:
Rural Dog Rescue

Facts about Devon

  • Breed: Pointer Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Approximate Age: 3-4 Years
Approximate Weight/Size: 50 lbs
Location Saved From: Washington, D.C.
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?: Preferred
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: No
Special Needs Notes: None
Additional info:
Devon is a pointer mix who was surrendered by his owners to a local D.C. daycare, when they could no longer care for him. Here is what Devon has to say about himself:
"Hi! I am Devon. I am a 50lb pointer mix of sorts. I love to play outside and spend at least one day a week at Dogma daycare in DC. I do wonderful with all dogs. I am gentle with little ones and can rough house with the big ones. I share my treats and toys just fine. I am crate trained and fully obedience trained for basics on leash. I know "Sit" and "Down" and I will even "Stay" when you walk away and try to distract me! I heel past dogs and people and I come when called. I walk on a gentle leader without any issue. I can greet dogs of any size on leash with no issues. Although I do have some awesome skills, here are a few things that make me nervous:
- Kids
- People who approach me too quickly
- People that loom over me or stick their face in my face
- Strangers or visitors coming to the home (I will need a lot of leadership when it comes to visitors in the home. I can get territorial but will listen to my basic commands and stay in my place if told to)
I would do best in a home with a more dominant confident stable dog for leadership. It does not matter the size. My boss now is an 8 lb terrier mix named Jimmy Choo. I can get anxious but with proper leadership and exercise this tendency is easily manageable. I like my routine and structure and am super loyal to my people. I can't wait to find my forever family in the D.C. area!"

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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.

About Rural Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Rural Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of dogs and cats in high-kill shelters in rural areas with euthanasia rates of 80% or higher.

We save stray dogs and cats, who can be euthanized 72 hours after they are found, and owner surrenders, who can be euthanized immediately if the shelter is full.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Meet our dogs in person on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. at Howl to the Chief - 733 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. Please note, not all dogs will be at all events.

Our Adoption Process...

All adoptions require a completed adoption application. Our adoption coordinators will contact you soon after reviewing the application. Our adoption fee is $300 to help off set the costs of rescuing dogs in need. Our dogs come spayed/neutered, up to date on all core shots (dhpp and rabies), wormed, checked for heartworm (treated if positive) and current on flea/tick/heart worm preventative. Some dogs may also be microchipped if the shelter/vet in that area offers the service.

To read more about the application process, or to fill out an application, visit