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My name is Ringo!

Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Ringo
Photo 1 - Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Ringo
Photo 2 - Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Ringo
Photo 3 - Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Ringo
Photo 4 - Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Ringo
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Ringo's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Ringo's Story...
Approximate Age: 8 years old
Approximate Weight/Size: 50 lbs
I am an UNDERDOG because.... I am a hound mix! Hound breeds are very prominent in the rural south and usually the first to be euthanized at the shelter due to the overpopulation of this breed.
Location Saved From: Black Mountain, 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 at this time
Additional info:
Ringo is a star! He loves other dogs, kids and all people! In his foster home, he loves when the kids sit next to him and pet him. Ringo would be a great family dog or first dog because he so low maintenance. This smart boy is gentle and adapts quickly. Ringo loves life and is happy with whatever love you have to give. He doesn't beg for attention and, even though he's a hound, he's quiet too!

Ringo is house trained and walks well on the leash. He doesn't need much daily activity. He is crate trained too! That's where he goes when his foster family is not home. At night, he prefers to sleep on the couch.

Ringo loves other dogs too! Check out the video of him playing in the backyard with the resident dog.

Ringo was surrendered to the shelter because he was "too old to hunt".

Adopt Ringo: http://bit.ly/rdradoptapp


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 Ringo

  • Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Rural Dog Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ringo, a Washington Treeing Walker Coonhound dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Treeing Walker Coonhound for sale in Washington, or seeking a Treeing Walker Coonhound 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 Treeing Walker Coonhound breeders who help with Treeing Walker Coonhound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Washington paves the way for another one to be saved.