Needs a Foster in the D.C. area until a forever home is found?: No - currently in a foster home!
Needs a Home With Another Dog?: Unsure
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: Unsure
Special Needs Notes: None at this time
Scooter is a 10 year old Maltese mix. He gets along well with all dogs, cats and every person or child that he meets. He loves to spend time outdoors playing with other dogs but when he is indoors he likes to be right next to a person and will sit in your lap or lie at your feet. He does like to sleep in the bed and doesn't move all night. He is 90% housetrained if you keep an eye on him and put him on a schedule. He is a cute and friendly boy with an adorable personality. He is currently on a diet and will need to stay on a low fat grain free canned/rehydrated food/raw diet so he can reach his weight goal! (No junk grocery store food!). This sweet boy was found on the streets and in very rough shape and we are looking for an outstanding owner for him that can pamper him the way he deserves to be pampered!
Adoption/Foster Applications and additional information can be found at www.ruraldogrescue.com
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.
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