My name is Dolly Mae!

Husky Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Dolly Mae
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Dolly Mae

  • Breed: Husky Mix
  • Color: Black - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9080435

Dolly Mae is a sweet and loving girl who has not had a great life.  She spent many years in a back yard dreaming of a soft bed, fresh water and regular meals.  

Dolly Mae is currently living in a foster home in South Carolina with several other dogs.  She'd love to come to the DC area but a foster home in the area is needed before she can travel to town. She gets along well with the senior dogs in her home and bonded well with her foster mom.  Dolly Mae is somewhat shy and reserved but does hope to find a home and family who has another dog to help her with her confidence.  She does have one small problem.  When it thunders, she does have bad anxiety when left alone.  She does calm down when around a human during storms. 

Can you please give this loving girl the foster or forever home she desperately needs? She will repay you with lots of companionship and loving time. Please apply to foster or adopt Dolly Mae today.

Thank you for helping to save a life!

BREED ESTIMATE:   husky mix
GENDER:   Female
APPROXIMATE AGE:   5-7 years old
COAT TYPE:   Short brushing needed
ADOPTION FEE:   $350-includes spay and transport to the DC area
OTHER INFO:   UTD on shots/monthly preventatives
LOCATION:   Foster home in SC, can be brought to town for an approved foster or adopter 

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.