My name is Patch - WELL TRAINED!!

Bulldog Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Patch - WELL TRAINED!
Photo 1 - Bulldog Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Patch - WELL TRAINED!
Photo 2 - Bulldog Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Patch - WELL TRAINED!
Photo 3 - Bulldog Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Patch - WELL TRAINED!
Photo 4 - Bulldog Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Patch - WELL TRAINED!
Add me to your favorites

I'm being cared for by:
Rural Dog Rescue

Facts about Patch - WELL TRAINED!

  • Breed: Bulldog Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Approximate Age: 1 year old
Approximate Weight/Size: 60-70lbs
I am an UNDERDOG because.... I look "Pitty". Due to the unfortunate reputation this breed receives, I may get overlooked by adopters because I look a like a pit bull mix.
Location Saved From: Beaufort County, NC
Needs a Foster in the D.C. area until a forever home is found?: YES!!
Needs a Home With Another Dog?: TBD
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: TBD
Special Needs Notes: None
Additional info:
Patch is a approximately 1 year old bully mix who was surrendered by his owners when they could no longer care for him. Patch is super sweet and loving. He is a little shy at first meeting, but once you pet him and talk to him, he warms up and makes it obvious that he is looking for a BFF to bond with. Patch would be a loyal companion if given the opportunity. He's a big beautiful boy who deserves a forever home. Patch has really lucked out on his second chance at life and has been given the opportunity to work with a local D.C. trainer! He is doing great so far and after only two days, his manners on leash improved greatly. Currently, he is learning 'sit', leash manners, and how to respond to his name. He is meeting new people, settling in at doggy daycare and getting comfortable walking on the street. He does not have much energy, so he gets two short visits from the trainer and a few potty breaks. Patch's profile will be updated as he continues to make progress with his trainer!

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.

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