My name is DeeDee!

Rat Terrier/Corgi Mix Dog for adoption in Carlisle, Pennsylvania - DeeDee
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Friends of Rescue - Carlisle, PA

Facts about DeeDee

  • Breed: Rat Terrier/Corgi Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 1479
DeeDee is a a very special girl. She is wonderful and needs an adopter who is very patient and understanding. She is gorgeous, calm, quiet, house trained, crate trained, rides great in the car, loves, loves other dogs, ignores cats, and is just an all around amazing girl. The catch is that DeeDee was not socialized with humans early in her life her life. It has taken some time for her to overcome her apprehension of people but now comes to her foster mom for petting and loving.
DeeDee loves to go on walks and gets pretty excited when she sees the leash in my hand. She knows the commands wait, stay and sit. She is more of a timid and shy baby initially until she trusts you. She presently lives with my 3 other fosters who are pretty laid back and older. So she has been forced to be in a calm environment. She would love a playmate as when I have fostered younger dogs they would play and wrestle together continually. But alas my older dogs don't want to play. DeeDee is never underfoot but wants to be around her people. She often will stay on her bed,crate or sofa instead of being a true lap dog but she has moments when she does crave to be in your lap. She is crate trained and loves her crate. DeeDee is a gentle and reserved pup until she has had time to warm up.

She is fine with children, adults and other dogs but she may hide in her crate initially until she feels comfortable with them and then venture out to see them.
Her best friend here is Barney, also listed for adoption, an 11 yr. old rat terrier/JRT and they explore and often relax with one another. DeeDee is definitely more active but has adapted beautifully to a low activity household. Loves her treats, chew toys, rawhides and bully sticks.She comes a-runnin' when ever she hears the treat bag.

She would do best in a home with not a lot of loud activity (initially) just due to her shyness. She has never attempted to react when stressed but is the type of dog that retreats to her comfort zone and withdraws to her crate. She is a the kind of dog that can be in your home but is never obtrusive as she is able to be independent. I love her dearly and she may be slow to bond with her new family, so she would do best with someone who has patience. DeeDee could be best described as a dogs' dog as they are her best friends.Dee has been fostered with large and small dogs a loves them all. She doesn't exhibit any separation anxiety and isn't scared of storms either. She loves to run and zooms about when off leash. She would love a yard to explore as she is intrigued by wildlife.Her barking is minimal and usually at other animals/people when passing my home. As I stated before it may take a little time to earn her trust but she is well worth the time. Anyone who has spent any time with her can't help but fall in love. She is one adorable pup!

DeeDee is currently fostered in Huntsville, Alabama, but transportation can be arranged to the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States. She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, Rabies, micro chipped, and Heartworm negative. If you'd like more information about the adoption process please email or apply directly online at Once we receive your application we will forward it to her foster parents and they can tell you all about this adorable girl and arrange a meet and greet via videos!

About Friends of Rescue - Carlisle, PA

About Our Rescue Group...

Friends of Rescue is a certified 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2009, consisting of volunteers who are devoted to saving shelter animals that are in danger of euthanasia. Southern shelters have a constant overflow of dogs and cats, little funding, and limited space. Once the animals arrive at the shelter, they have very little time. It is our goal to help save these adoptable animals and find loving individuals/families who will provide committed, FORever homes. We are NOT professional trainers or animal behaviorists; simply volunteers who are trying to save these animals from euthanasia. Each animal in our program is in a foster home and receives all age-appropriate vetting while in our care.

Our Adoption Process...

We have many wonderful dogs looking for homes! Our dogs are mainly fostered in one of our many experienced foster homes. All of our animals receive rabies vaccine, distemper/parvo vaccine, bordatella, microchip and spayed/neutered and are kept current on monthly heartworm and flea prevention. All of our dogs come with complete medical records. Their adoption fee of $450 covers their complete age appropriate vetting, as well as transportation to your area.

Our rescue doesn't have an actual facility in the New England area. Due to this it is not possible to meet them prior to their adoption. Our dogs are brought up to their new owners weekly! Our transport service is certified through the USDA. We have a 14 day no questions asked money back guarantee and the dog can be returned to us if things do not work out. We try hard to make good matches with our animals and their adopters so that everyone has a happy life together! Our foster homes love the animals in their homes and will fully disclose everything about them – some can even Skype or send videos for you to see them in action.

We can provide references from other rescues, previous New England adopters, and our veterinarians if requested.

Go to and click on "Adoption" and then "Applications" to apply for the animal you are interested in adopting.

Please email us at with any questions you might have about FOR or our adoption process.