My name is Katniss!

Plott Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Katniss
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Rural Dog Rescue

Facts about Katniss

  • Breed: Plott Hound Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Katniss is incredibly smart and learns new tricks very quickly! She loves her humans, and prefers to hang out near them. She loves running around the yard and playing with toys or a stuffed bone. She is crate trained and house-trained. For a hound, she's very quiet and doesn't bark or howl.

Katniss would be happiest as the only dog in her home because she gets over-excited when she sees new dogs. She needs an experienced adopter who has owned dogs before. Katniss has done very well in training. With love and commitment, Katniss will thrive. Rural Dog Rescue wants to set up dogs for success so if you think you might be what Katniss needs, don't hesitate to reach out. We do offer foster-to-adopt when appropriate. We'd love to arrange a meeting with you and Katniss if it's a good fit!

Approximate Age: 1-2 years
Approximate Weight/Size: 30 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: Beaufort County, NC

Needs experienced adopter? Yes
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 home without a dog
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: No.
Special Needs Notes: None at this time
Additional info:
Katniss came into the shelter as a stray.


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