My name is Ophelia!

Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Ophelia
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Ophelia

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8983175

Meet Ophelia. This sweet girl is one friendly pup who will make a good pet/companion for someone who is active and loves to exercise.  She loves to play and gets along well with others. Because she's a goofy girl who might not realize her size, she might be better in a home with older kids that she wouldn't accidentally knock down.  If you would be interested in fostering or adopting her, please apply today.  In order for her to leave the overcrowded area in SC, she is in need of a foster or adopter willing to take her in upon her arrival in the DC area. 

Ophelia is a great dog.  Look no further than this sweet girl and you'll find a fantastic fit for your home and family.   Please apply to foster or adopt Ophelia today .

BREED ESTIMATE:  lab/hound mix 
GENDER:  Female 
APPROXIMATE AGE:  10-11 months
COAT: medium length
ADOPTION FEE:  $350-includes spay 

OTHER INFO:  UTD on shots/monthly preventatives/spayed
LOCATION: rural shelter in SC


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.

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.