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My name is Droopy!

Basset Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Droopy
Photo 1 - Basset Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Droopy
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Droopy's Info...

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

Droopy's Story...
Approximate Age: 3-5 years old
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?: No
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: No
Special Needs Notes: None at this time
Additional info:

Droopy is white and brown Basset Hound mix who came into the shelter as a stray. His age is 3-5 years old. Droopy is a sweet, silly wonderful pup looking for his forever home. His ears quickly attract the adoration of everyone he meets and his tail is constantly wagging. Droopy loves to nap but isn't necessarily a fan of waking up early. He really enjoys walks and using his ears and nose to check out his surroundings. Droopy loves other dogs and every person he meets! He's working on his house manners and has almost got it!

Droopy loves dog beds but doesn't seem interested in toys. He's extremely food motivated and smart so I'm confident he can use those attributes to learn new tricks!

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.

Facts about Droopy

  • Breed: Basset Hound Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Rural Dog Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Droopy, a Washington Basset Hound dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Basset Hound for sale in Washington, or seeking a Basset Hound 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 Basset Hound breeders who help with Basset Hound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Washington paves the way for another one to be saved.