This sweet boy was adopted from DDB over 2 years ago when he was still an adolescent. His adoptive family fell on hard times, went through a stressful divorce, and had health issues that made caring for a large, active dog like Remy a 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 person, 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 loves to run and play, and is always up for a game of fetch or Frisbee in the back yard. He can be anxious around busy, active areas with lots of strangers in the mix, so he's not a city or condo dog. He would do best in a home in a more rural, quiet community with a fenced yard. Remy can be selective about his dog friends, and would do best as an only dog, or would need a gradual introduciton and a savvy owner to manage the introduciton and gradually integrate him into the pack.
Remy is about 4 to 4.5 years old, and is some mix of large Hound with maybe Doberman or Boxer. He loves to go on walks and explore, and would love an active owner. He walks well on leash, but can be reactive on leash towards some other dogs he doesn’t know. He's being fostered by a professional trainer who has been working with him one-on-one over the past few months on his leash walking and socialization skills, and he's made great strides. 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 will commit to training.
Remy has perfect house manners. 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 a loyal, affectionate dog with his person, and cat friendly too. He needs someone to give him structure and continue his training. He will fit best with an experienced owner who has managed a strong, active dog, and a home in a quiet community with a fenced yard for him romp around in.
We are looking for either a FOSTER or ADOPTER for Remy. If you think you could be the right fit for Remy, apply today!
BREED ESTIMATE: Mutt mix - Hound/Doberman mix
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 80 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: 4 years
COAT TYPE: Short
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/microchipped
LOCATION: Haggerstown, MD
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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