This sweet boy was adopted from DDB over 2 years ago when he was still an adolescent. His adoptive family recently fell on hard times, went through a stressful divorce, and have health issues that make caring for a large, active dog like Remy a significant challenge. DDB is always a resource and safe place for our alumni, so when we became aware of Remy’s declining circumstances, we stepped in to help and ensure he was getting the care and attention he deserves.
Remy is an active, affectionate dog who is very devoted to his people, learns quickly, and wants to please. He would love to be a lap dog, if you’d let him, but at 70lbs, he’s a big boy. He loves to snuggle by your feet, or lay his head on your lap when its family couch time. He is currently being fostered with 3 other dogs and 2 cats, and would do well with another large, active dog in his home, or as an only dog with an active owner. He loves to run and play, and is always up for a game of fetch or Frisbee in the back yard.
Remy is about 3.5 years old, and is some mix of large Hound with maybe Boxer or Cur. He’s an active, athletic dog who loves to go on walks and explore. He walks well on leash with his pack, but can be reactive on leash towards other dogs he doesn’t know. His foster parents are working with him to address the behavior, but his new owner will need to continue his training to learn how to manage him on leash. Dogs can work through leash reactivity, but it requires an owner who either has some experience addressing it, or will commit to training. A quiet neighborhood with less foot traffic is the best fit for Remy right now.
He’s only been in his foster home a few weeks, but has quickly settled into his routine and is responding well to structure. He’s crate-trained, housetrained, and already knows many basic commands, like sit, stay, and lay down. He knows to take treats gently from your hand, and has a renewed passion for playtime. Remy has a couple of favorite toys that he loves to carry around the house, and is a big fan of stuffed animals, the Frisbee, and rope toys.
Remy is an awesome dog with good house manners, and would be fine with kids, a dog with similar energy and size, and even cats. He just needs some work on leash skills, and continued training will be a condition of his adoption. He will do well with an experienced owner who is used to managing a strong, active dog, and a home with a fenced yard for him romp around in with would be ideal.
We are looking for either a FOSTER or ADOPTER for Remy. He's doing so well in his current foster home, but his foster dad redeploys in December, so we need to find a longer-term option for Remy, though we'd love him to go straight home. If you think you could be the right fit for Remy, apply today!
BREED ESTIMATE: Mutt mix - Hound/Boxer or Cur mix
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 70 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: 3.5 years
COAT TYPE: Short
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/microchipped
LOCATION: Fostered Fairfax Station, VA
FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to http://adopt.ddbnova.org 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 http://foster.ddbnova.org 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.
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