My name is Otto - ADOPTION PENDING!!!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Otto - ADOPTION PENDING!!
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Otto - ADOPTION PENDING!!

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10727318


This gorgeous Lab pup and two other dogs were being given away for free on Facebook because their family was moving. Even after concerned friends and neighbors responded to their post, the owners ignored their offers to help and decided to move, leaving all three dogs abandoned outside in a filthy pen. The only shelter these poor pups had was an old truck camper top that served as a doghouse, with dirty, empty food bowls and a 5-gallon water bucket that had turned green. Thankfully, our local DDB volunteers were made aware of the situation, and were able to bring all 3 dogs to safety. 
One of the three who will be coming to Northern Virginia to start his new life is Otto. This handsome Lab is only 7-8 months old and weighs 37 lbs. He settled in quickly to his foster home in South Carolina, immediately warming up to his foster family, and has become fast friends with the kids and the other Lab in their home. He loves the company of other dogs and the kids, and will make an ideal family dog. 
This sweet boy is blossoming right in front of our eyes, and is already crate trained, doing well with potty training, and sleeps all night in his crate without a peep. He is very treat-motivated and has already learned some basic commands, like sit, down, and stay. He’s also discovered the joy of fluffy toys, and loves to toss them in the air and chase them around the yard.
Otto’s foster mom describes him as a super-sweet dog who loves to snuggle. Everything is new to him, so he’s still a bit timid around quick movements and sudden unfamiliar noises. He does better on walks when he is with another dog, and would benefit from having another dog in his home to learn from. His foster family is working on socializing him w/ people, places, and other dogs on a daily basis, and he’s well on his way to becoming a well-rounded, social dog.
Otto is a handsome young Lab who is going to be very popular. Apply for him today so you can meet him when comes to town.

BREED ESTIMATE:  Labrador Retriever
APPROXIMATE AGE: 7 to 8 months
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/microchipped
LOCATION: Coming to N. VA 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.