My name is Serena!

Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Serena
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Serena
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Serena

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10595151

Serena is a sweet little girl who lost her parents at an early age.  Sadly, she and her littermates are orphans, but were kenneled with some older dogs at the shelter who were able to guide them and teach them good dog behavior and social skills. They just arrived in Northern VA and are ready to start their new lives. 

Serena is hoping that a great family will be ready to adopt her soon. She will need a home where someone is committed to continuing her socialization with people and dogs.  If you have the time available to devote to training and raising a young puppy, please apply today. 

We do not know the exact makeup of these puppies but believe they have some mix of Lab in them. They have a fluffy fur coat, some have a curled tail (maybe Husky mix), and based on their current size, we believe they will be 30-40lbs when fully grown. They are  sweet natured puppies who play well with their littermates, and will blossom in a loving, nurturing home.

Apply today!   

GENDER: Female
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 8-9 lbs and growing  (expected to be 30-40 lbs fully grown)
APPROXIMATE AGE: ~9 weeks (8 weeks on 10/8)
COAT TYPE:   Medium Fluffy Coat
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/dewormed
LOCATION: Alexandria, VA

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.