My name is Joni (Has Application)!

Retriever (Unknown Type)/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Joni (Has Application)
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City Dogs Rescue DC

Facts about Joni (Has Application)

  • Breed: Retriever (Unknown Type)/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9260458-001805
Retriever/Shepherd mix, Female, 11 months old, 41 lbs

Dog Name: Joni
Suspected Breed(s): Retriever/Shepherd mix
Gender: Female
Age: 11 months old
Weight: 41 lbs.
Personality: Smart, Quick Learner, Shy, Energetic, Trainable, Patient, Calm, Playful, Loyal, Protective, Good running partner
Observations with Dogs: Joni can be a bit cautious with other dogs on the leash. At times she can be slow to warm up to other dogs, but she may benefit from being in a home with a friendly large dog companion. Joni likes playing with her large dog friends and she gets along well with the large dog that lives in her current foster home. 
Observations with Cats: Unknown. Joni has not been tested with cats, but she has barked when she sees them in the neighborhood. 
Observations with Kids: Joni would do best in a home with older children or no children.
House Training Progress: No accidents
Crate Training Progress: Joni does well in the crate during the day, but has a tough time at night. Joni does well sleeping outside of the crate. 
Location: DC area foster
Rescued From: Cleveland Co, NC
Additional Information: Joni is a beautiful, sweet, energetic girl looking for her forever home. This intelligent girl knows a bunch of commands beyond her basic ones including "find it", "look at that," and "leave it". She is excellent with her hand signal commands and would likely do well with advanced training. Joni loves to run, swim, and play fetch. This energetic girl makes a great trail buddy and running partner. She also adores snuggling! Joni loves being part of the action and is very loyal. She also doesn’t mind entertaining herself and waiting patiently for you to come and play! Apply today to meet Joni



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.