My name is Harvey!

Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Harvey
Photo 1 - Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Harvey
Photo 2 - Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Harvey
Photo 3 - Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Harvey
Photo 4 - Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Harvey

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Harvey's Info...

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

Harvey's Story...
Approximate Age: 4 Months
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: Beaufort County, NC
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
Additional info:
Harvey is an approximately 4 months old hound mix who came into the shelter as a stray. Harvey is such a good, sweet boy. He likes to crawl right into my lap in the car if we're going somewhere. A woman even bought him a toy for free because he was loving up on her at Petco yesterday. He sleeps through the night right beside me and stays in his crate during the day while I'm at work. He was crying/whimpering when I left but I've been putting some peanut butter on his chew toy or giving him a greenie so he's occupied as I head to work. He loves to run on lease. He pulls a bit while we're going on walks. He made himself right at home and hopped onto the couch the second day with me. Harvey is a happy dog. He does chew like a puppy when he gets sidetracked or bored. But he plays with his toys when they are the closest thing to him. Harvey can't wait to find his furever home!

Adoption/Foster Applications and additional information can be found at

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 Harvey

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Rural Dog Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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