My name is Maybelle!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Maybelle
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Maybelle

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10513715


Meet Miss Maybelle, our brindle bully girl who is full of social graces and southern charm. Maybelle was found wandering as a stray with one of her puppies soon after giving birth. She was heartworm-positive and needed some TLC, but is now on the mend, has completed her heartworm treatment, and is ready to start her new life. Maybelle’s being fostered in a very active home, with two teen girls and 4 other dogs, both large and small, and she adjusted quickly to home life. Her foster mom, Alicia, says that she’s an absolute pleasure to have in their home.
Maybelle is bully mix who’s about 2 to 3 years old and has a shorter frame, but weighs around 50lbs. She could stand to lose a little of the baby weight and has been described as pleasantly plump, so her foster family is watching her calorie intake. She’s a very laid-back pup inside the home, but outside she likes to play with the other dogs. She walks pretty well on leash, is crate trained and house trained, and her foster family lets her have free roam of the home when they’re around.
Alicia describes Maybelle as a very easy going, friendly, good-natured dog who loves people. Her favorite place to be is hanging out on the couch with her people. She loves attention and sharing affection, but is not needy. She’s really just an awesome dog who is going to make some lucky family so happy.
If you are looking for an all-around great dog who’s calm but playful, knows the rules of home life, and will be a great companion to your pup or kids, apply to learn more about Maybelle today. 

GENDER: Female
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 55 lbs (needs to lose a few pounds)
APPROXIMATE AGE: 2 to 3 years old
COAT TYPE:  short
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/hw treated/microchipped
LOCATION: Coming to N. VA 9/10


FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to and complete the application.

You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to and fill out an application.

Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.

About Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

About Our Rescue Group...

Dogs Deserve Better, 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA/Chase Pet Protector Award, is a voice for chained and penned dogs, whose sadness speaks only through the eyes. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without affection, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.

Chaining is not only inhumane for dogs, but is dangerous to the community. Chained dogs, unsocialized with humans, can become very territorial of their tiny space, and anyone who wanders into this space can be attacked.

Would you for one second choose to live the life of these dogs? No matter what reason is given, the bottom line is that it is NOT ok to chain a dog for life. Dogs should not have to live chained or penned as prisoners, yearning for a place in a family, craving acknowledgement, respect, and love. They DESERVE BETTER, and we as caretakers have the obligation to provide it for them.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are located in foster homes in the DC Metro area. Please go to and fill out an application, and once you have been approved, we can schedule a meeting with a dog who will be a good fit for your home.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the process is to complete an adoption application at
Secondly, we will set up a time for you to meet the dog in his or her foster home. If the visit goes well and the dog appears to be a good fit for your home, the next step is the home visit. Finally, the official adoption contract is signed and the adoption fee is paid.