My name is Willie Nelson - NEEDS FOSTER!!

Beagle Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Willie Nelson - NEEDS FOSTER!
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Willie Nelson - NEEDS FOSTER!'s Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Willie Nelson - NEEDS FOSTER!'s Story...
Approximate Age: 5 years
Approximate Weight/Size: Medium
I am an UNDERDOG because....
I am a hound mix! Hound breeds are very prominent in the rural south and usually the first to be euthanized at the shelter due to the overpopulation of this breed.

Location Saved From: Rutherford County, NC
Needs a Foster in the D.C. area until a forever home is found?: YES!!
Needs a Home With Another Dog?: Unsure
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: Unsure
Special Needs Notes: Heart Worm positive
Additional info:Willie Nelson is an approximately 5 year old Beagle mix who came into the shelter as a stray. Willie is heart worm positive, but he is being treated. Willie is a sweet and affectionate gentleman, who loves to explore his indoor and outdoor surroundings! He's immediately fond of every human and dog he meets, and happy to greet anyone who shows interest. He's very loving and snuggly with his foster parents, and is extremely tolerant of his rambunctious foster sister. After enough cajoling he'll even humor her with a friendly chase or gentle wrestle.

On his walks he takes time to stop and smell the roses, but has the stamina to be a good strolling buddy. He doesn't let dogs passing him on the sidewalk bother him one bit, but is happy to stop and say hi in a friendly way if the opportunity arises.

As far as indoor manners go, he hops in his crate without being asked, and is content to sleep whenever his "place" is. We have a comforter folded up for him in the living room, and he loves it and sleeps soundly there all night and a good part of the day. He seems to be about 90% house trained, and will just needs a quick refresher that peeing should happen outside 100% of the time, rather than most of the time.

He likes to nap after walks, and after a good play session with his foster sister. He seldom barks, seems only to happen when he hears a visitor.

Willie is a very special guy who can't wait to find his way into a lucky furever home!

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.

Facts about Willie Nelson - NEEDS FOSTER!

  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Willie Nelson - NEEDS FOSTER!, a Washington Beagle dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Beagle for sale in Washington, or seeking a Beagle dog from a breeder in Washington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Washington already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Washington breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Beagle breeders who help with Beagle rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Washington paves the way for another one to be saved.