My name is Paulie (Has application)!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Paulie (Has application)
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City Dogs Rescue DC

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Facts about Paulie (Has application)

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10208438
Lab Mix, Male, 1 year, 24 lbs

Dog Name: Paulie

Suspected Breed(s): Lab Mix

Gender: Male

Age: 1 year

Weight: 24 lbs

Personality: Friendly, Average energy, Quick Learner, Goofy, Eager to please, Energetic, Trainable, Adaptable, Loyal, Playful, Smart, Snuggler, Affectionate, Funny, Outgoing

Observations with Dogs: Loves to play with other dogs. Paulie went to another home with a dog and played well.

Observations with Cats: Tried to play with cats during cat test; likely better in a home without cats

Observations with Kids: Good with kids. In his current foster home, Paulie has been gentle with the few kids he has met on the street.

House Training Progress: No accidents

Crate Training Progress: Does well in his crate in his current foster home. He sleeps in his fosters’ bedroom at night.

Location: DC Area Foster

Rescued From: Pickens County, SC

Additional Information: Paulie is so sweet! He is very eager to please and a quick learner. Paulie the love bug enjoys a good snuggle or playing with his people. He does great at entertaining himself with his toys and will probably give you a laugh while he is at it. Paulie will love his people unconditionally. If you want an affectionate boy, apply to meet Paulie today!


If you are interested in meeting a dog, we require an adoption application. Visit to apply. If a dog has "HAS APPLICATION" listed, they are still available to receive additional applications but also may be in the process of being adopted soon.


If a dog has "NEEDS FOSTER" listed, they are still available for adoption. Information about our current dogs in need of fosters can be found here: and the application to foster is here:


City Dogs Rescue is a foster based rescue in Washington, DC. We do not have a shelter. We focus on local adoptions in DC and the metro area of Maryland and Virginia. CDR has a thorough adoption process in order to find the best possible fit for each of our dogs (we do not operate under a first-come, first-served model).


Prior to arrival, all of our dogs are spayed/neutered (unless specified) and given shots for Rabies, Distemper DHPP, and Bordatella. They are tested for Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia. They are dewormed at least twice and given a health check by the vet.   Most dogs will have a house training accident in the initial days in their new home and we cannot guarantee any dog is housebroken or crate trained.  Our adoption fee is $395 (including puppies) unless noted -- senior dogs are available for an adoption fee of $200.


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City Dogs Rescue is a rescue, not a shelter, and our dogs are located in temporary foster homes in the Washington, DC metro region.  Adoption fee, home visit, and application required. CDR charges an adoption fee of $395 unless specified. This fee typically includes health care provided before adoption: all age-appropriate rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccinations, flea and heartworm prevention prior to adoption, spay/neuter procedure, microchip when available, SNAP test for parasites, initial health check vet visit when going from the municipal shelter to City Dogs Rescue, and pre-adoption health care for dogs over the age of 1 year as needed. For puppies too young for spay/neuter: The fee is the same but does not include the cost of spaying and neutering.  

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About City Dogs Rescue DC

About Our Rescue Group...

City Dogs Rescue was formed for one reason: to rescue adoptable dogs in overcrowded and high-kill shelters where resources are severely limited. We want to offer a lifeline to as many of these wonderful pups as possible. Sadly, nearly all of the dogs that City Dogs Rescue takes in are just days and sometimes hours away from being euthanized, for no reason other than lack of space. By finding these dogs permanent and loving homes in the DC metropolitan area, we can enrich lives - both human and canine. We are excited to embark on this journey, and we welcome your help in any capacity – through volunteering, fostering, adopting, and/or donating.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All our dogs are located in Washington, DC either in foster homes or at City Dogs. Please email us to schedule a visit!

Our Adoption Process...

1. Fill out an Adoption Application.
2. We will have a brief conversation with you to determine your needs and preferences, find out about your daily schedule, and talk about your previous experience, if any, with pets.
3. If applicable, we will call your veterinarian to ensure that previous pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and well cared for. We may also call references listed on your application.
4. For renters, we’ll check with your landlord to ensure that dogs are permitted and that the dog that you’re adopting wouldn’t violate any size or breed restrictions.
5. We will visit your home to see the environment where the dog will live and answer any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity for you to get valuable input on how to integrate your new pet into your home.
6. Finally, we will enter into an adoption contract, and you will be required to pay an adoption fee which covers spay/neutering*, microchipping, vaccinations, and first initial vet visit.
7. Most importantly, enjoy life with your new companion!

* If you are adopting a puppy, depending on the age of the puppy she/he may not yet be spayed/neutered. In this case, you will be required to schedule an appointment for the spay/neuter procedure for your new companion and sign an agreement in which you agree to spay/neuter your pet within a certain number of days.