I'm being cared for by: Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League
Help me get seen & adopted!
Facts about Mercedes
Breed: Boxer Mix
Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
I am already spayed.
****I AM A HIDDEN GEM****
Oh hey there! I am a bit of a goofball! I love the attention but can be shy when I first meet you. I have not been around kids yet so I am not sure how i would do since fast movements and loud noises frighten me at times. When I was younger I had a little to much fun with a stick and got myself in my eye. I can still see just fine, however there is a bump there. It is no worry, when you come to meet me and fall in love becuase I am so great, the nice people who have been looking after me can tell you more about the bump and what to do! So what do you say? Can we be friends forever?
As a Hidden Gem, I get my very own volunteers who spend extra time with me and work with me on basic training needs. That way, I’ll be extra ready to settle into my new home! And, because I’ve been here a little bit longer than my friends, staff have had the opportunity to get to know me really well, and they will gladly answer any questions you may have about me.
As an extra "thank you" for considering taking me home, my adoption fee has been waived*! *Standard adoption procedures apply.
About Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League
We are DC's only open-access shelter. We are always available to help any animal in the District of Columbia. We have cats, dogs, rabbits, and more available for adoption out of our two adoption centers and also run the Capital Area Spay and Neuter Center.
Come Meet Our Pets...
We have two adoption centers and a robust foster care system, all of which have adoptable animals.
Adoption Center Hours:
12:00pm – 7:00pm Tues-Sun (closed Mondays)
Adoption Center Locations:
1201 New York Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002 202-727-7369 202-727-5494
71 Oglethorpe St NW Washington, DC 20011 (202)726-2556
Animals in our foster care system can be viewed by visiting our website: washhumane.org/adopt and searching by site: Foster.
Our Adoption Process...
For more information about our adoption process, please visit washhumane.org/adopt
All cat and dog adoption fees include:
Spay/Neuter Applicable vaccinations Microchip Heartworm test (dogs), FIV/FeLV test (cats) 30 days of pet health insurance
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