My name is Skip!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Skip
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Skip

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10196956

Hi, my name is Skip.  I'm a sweet 5 year old pit mix who is currently living in a temporary living situation in rural SC.  I'm currently living with in a kennel while I await my forever home.  I'm a loving, happy guy who would love to live with you.  I promise that I'll become your BFF within a very short amount of time.  I'm making up for lost time.  You see, I was originally found living my life on a chain.  It didn't suit me well and I wished every time that I saw a shooting star that my life would change for the better.  Well, I'm well on my way to making that dream happen.  Wouldn't you like to be a part of helping make my dream of a soft bed, fresh water and regular meals come true?  Oh, and maybe a nice evening walk with my best friend will be great too.   

If you would like to foster or adopt me in the DC metro area, I'd love to travel to NoVa as soon as possible.  I have my bags packed  (don't worry, I travel very lightly) and am ready for the next new adventure.  Please apply today. 



BREED ESTIMATE: pit bull terrier  mix

COAT TYPE:  short length
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered//hw negative
LOCATION: temp boarding in SC, in need of a foster or adopter home in order to come to DC


FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to and complete the application.

You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to and fill out an application.

Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.

About Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

About Our Rescue Group...

Dogs Deserve Better, 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA/Chase Pet Protector Award, is a voice for chained and penned dogs, whose sadness speaks only through the eyes. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without affection, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.

Chaining is not only inhumane for dogs, but is dangerous to the community. Chained dogs, unsocialized with humans, can become very territorial of their tiny space, and anyone who wanders into this space can be attacked.

Would you for one second choose to live the life of these dogs? No matter what reason is given, the bottom line is that it is NOT ok to chain a dog for life. Dogs should not have to live chained or penned as prisoners, yearning for a place in a family, craving acknowledgement, respect, and love. They DESERVE BETTER, and we as caretakers have the obligation to provide it for them.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are located in foster homes in the DC Metro area. Please go to and fill out an application, and once you have been approved, we can schedule a meeting with a dog who will be a good fit for your home.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the process is to complete an adoption application at
Secondly, we will set up a time for you to meet the dog in his or her foster home. If the visit goes well and the dog appears to be a good fit for your home, the next step is the home visit. Finally, the official adoption contract is signed and the adoption fee is paid.