My name is Nubbs!

Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Frederick, Maryland - Nubbs
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Operation Paws for Homes - MD Chapter

Facts about Nubbs

  • Breed: Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 5040
Hi! My name is Nubbs and here are some things I love:
I love to give kisses, lots of wet kisses!
I love belly rubs!
I love to let you know when strangers are nearby!
I love to run around outside and take walks!
I love to play with toys and hide them from others!
I love treats!
I love car rides!
I love to be with the people I trust the most!
I love to follow my foster dad around and see what he is doing!

I am a sweet girl look for a best friend, a family, a pal who needs a friend or companion. I am scared of new people because of a history I would rather not think about. I need a short time to meet new people and learn to trust them. I do best with people who will understand that our meeting will be on my terms. I like to play with other dogs as long as I can be the bossy one. I do really well outside off leash and come when called. I am house broken and have very nice house manners.

Are you willing to give me the home I deserve? You won’t regret it! I just want someone to show me unconditional love and patience because I do need both, I can prove to you that I will love you back once you give me the chance.

Meet Nubbs, a two-year-old Retriever mix. Her coat is super silky and soft with unique brindle and white markings. She is crate trained, house broken and already knows basic commands. She loves to go for long walks and keeps a perfect pace. Video of Nubbs Playing
Nubbs would do best with an adopter that can take it slow and be patient and strong for her. Once she gets to know you, she is very loyal and lovable. She needs calm and slow introductions to new people.
She was turned into a shelter because she didn't enjoy her owner's dogs barking and getting in her face all the time. She'd probably do best as an only dog or around a calm dog who can help her learn that she's now safe and sound.
We are grateful for the chance to help Nubbs find a family that will appreciate her Zen approach to life. She is up to date with shots.

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About Operation Paws for Homes - MD Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. is a 501c3 organization that was started by a small group of experienced rescuers. We we set out to create a rescue that believes all animals deserve our love and help, regardless of geography, that customer service is a crucial part of rescue, and that volunteers have a right to rescue how, when, and where they want to, and be treated with respect.

We rescue all breeds of dog, and cats, and offer assistance to owners needing to rehome their pets. Why do we give our time, our hearts, and our homes? Because we love animals, and because someone has to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” ~Gandhi

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have adoption events in several different locations throughout VA and MD. Please visit our website - and look for the EVENTS tab. Additionally, approved adopters may meet adoptable animals at the home of the animal's foster, or possibly in the adopter's own home.

We want every potential adopter to meet the dog or puppy of their choice first, before making a decision! This is a lifelong commitment.

We have events throughout Maryland Virginia - Please visit our website for event information!

Our Adoption Process...

Step 1: The Application

Each prospective adopter fills out an adoption application. The adoption application is a simple form that asks information about you, your current pets, why you are looking to adopt and how you plan to care for your new addition. Essentially, this application gives us necessary information about you and your lifestyle, training beliefs and background with animals. We strive to find the best homes possible for our dogs, as well as find the right dog for you and your lifestyle.

Once we receive the application, it is processed in the order that it was received. Our volunteers will contact your personal references, veterinary reference and landlord where applicable, and ask to discuss your interest in adoption and past experiences as a pet owner.

It is helpful if you contact your references so that they can anticipate our calls.

Keep in mind, that depending on the timing of your application, the dog you are interested in can already have multiple applications for adoption. However, rest assured that there are many dogs that need forever homes, and OPH will work with you to find you a dog that closely matches what you are looking for.

Step 2: The Meeting

Once your application is approved, you will be contacted by an OPH Adoption Coordinator to schedule a “meet and greet” with the dog you are interested in. We prefer that everyone in the immediate family, including your current dog (if you have one) come to the appointment to meet your potential new family member. Adopting a dog is a big decision and requires a commitment from everyone. If you currently own a dog, it must be up to date on its shots and spayed/neutered.

Sometimes we will also conduct a home check, which is at our discretion.

At the meet and greet, the foster will be able to provide you with information about the dog you are interested in. Also, this is a great opportunity for you to really assess if this is the dog for you. You will be able to interact with the dog to ensure that he/she is exactly what you want.

Step 3: The Adoption

Before you bring your new family member home, you must sign an Adoption Contract with OPH. In addition, the adoption fee is requested. Please refer to the “What the Adoption Fee Covers” link for detailed information on the fees. The adoption fee is non-refundable.

Please remember that adoption fees barely cover our expenses of rescuing a dog. Additional donations are greatly appreciated and will help us continue our life-saving work.

If, at the time of adoption, your dog was not already spayed/neutered, you will be required to agree to spay/neuter your dog and provide us a deposit fee. Our adoption contract requires all dogs to be spayed/neutered within 1 month of adoption or when age appropriate. Once this has been verified, your deposit check will be returned to you.

Step 4: Post Adoption Follow Up

Our goal is to help you enjoy life with your new dog to the fullest extent possible. If issues arise, or you just need some good advice, we are happy to do follow-up counseling by telephone and email. We can also suggest dog trainers in the area as additional resources. Also, at the time of adoption, you are provided with a pamphlet full of information and links to online resources to help with behavioral related issues like potty training and house training. This information can also be accessed from the “Information” tab on the OPH home page.


Sometimes situations arise which cannot be helped. If, for any reason, you are unable to keep a dog you’ve adopted from Operation Paws for Homes, the dog cannot be given away.

It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since the adoption. You must either return the dog to Operations Paws for Homes, or obtain approval from Operations Paws for Homes to transfer ownership to a friend or relative.
Fosters and adopters sign a binding legal contract before taking home an animal. Adoption fees vary, and will be listed on each animal's bio.