My name is Patch!

Bulldog Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Patch
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Rural Dog Rescue

Facts about Patch

  • Breed: Bulldog Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Approximate Age: 1-2 years 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 experienced adopter? Yes.
Needs a Foster in the D.C. area until a forever home is found?: No - currently with a foster!
Needs a Home With Another Dog?: TBD
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: TBD
Special Needs Notes: None
Additional info:
Patch is a 1-2 year old bully mix who has an awesome personality. Originally adopted in the fall, his adopter had to move back to a military base and could not take Patch with him. He's a big beautiful boy who deserves a forever home. Patch has had the privilege of being professionally trained in a “Board & Train” Program by Ruff And Ready Canine ( He walks well on a leash, knows how to sit, lay down, and go to his “place”. He is crate and house trained. He is low energy but needs regular walks and exercise.

Patch needs an owner/foster who is committed to reinforcing his training. Rural Dog Rescue will cover the cost of the consultation with Patch's trainer upon adoption/foster. Patch is learning how to trust strangers and not guard his toys and food. For this reason, a home without children and cats would be required. He is dog friendly with most dogs.

This is an awesome dog that will blossom in the right home. Patch is not a dog for someone who will not set boundaries or follow the guidelines the trainer gives. As with most bully breeds, he will need a confident and firm owner. He is an awesome and loyal companion!
We are in immediate need of a foster for Patch until he finds his forever home! Crate, food and supplies provided!

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