My name is Tiger!

Plott Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Tiger
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Tiger

  • Breed: Plott Hound Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10686715

Adorable little Tiger was discovered by a family who was out looking for their dog who has escaped their back yard one evening. They discovered Tiger trapped inside a pen in the back yard of an abandoned home on their search. His pen was nailed shut, he had no food or water, and the grass had grown to cover most of his pen so you could barely see him. He was a very thin little puppy, and it was clear he had been abandoned by his former owners and left to die.
The family brought him home to take care of him, and reached out to DDB for help. We are so grateful to them for saving him, and because of their act of kindness, Tiger is going to have a great life. Right now, he’s living with their 2 dogs and 2 indoor cats as a foster dog. He’s great with the dogs, and quickly learned not to bother the cats. His foster mom, Jody, says that he’s very smart, and has learned to go to the back door now when he needs to go out, and also how to go to his crate. He just got fitted for his first harness and has started to work on his leash walking skills. He’s a social, confident pup who is not shy around meeting new people or greeting new dogs.
Tiger is some mix of Plott Hound, or possibly an APBT mix, and at 40 lbs at 9-10mos, he’s a little smaller in stature than most bully breeds. His foster mom describes him as very loving, and he adores getting attention from people. He’s also great with other dogs and would do well with another pup in his home to romp and play with. He’s does well in the car, and will make a good family dog or personal companion.
Tiger will be coming to Northern Virginia at the end of October, ready to begin his next adventure. Apply today!

BREED ESTIMATE: Plott Hound/Bully Mix
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 40 lbs but still growing
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/microchipped
LOCATION: Fostered in SC, will be coming to NVa 10/29 or 11/5



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.