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My name is Ellie -MISSING!

Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Ellie -MISSING
Photo 1 - Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Ellie -MISSING
Photo 2 - Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Ellie -MISSING

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Ellie -MISSING's Info...

I am already spayed, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Ellie -MISSING's Story...
UPDATE: Ellie was adopted and escaped from her adopter within 2 hours. She was last seen in the Arboretum at the R Street Entrance off Bladensburg Road NE. Please call 410-310-4420 if you have seen her. DO NOT CHASE! She is very shy and will run from strangers!

Approximate Age: Adult
Approximate Weight/Size: Medium
I am an UNDERDOG because....
I was rescued from the flood waters in rural NC after Hurricane Matthew. I'm also an underdog because I am a hound mix! Hound breeds are very prominent in the rural south and usually the first to be euthanized at the shelter due to the overpopulation of this breed. Additionally, I am a black dog! Many shelters believe that black dogs do not photograph well, therefore they will not generate enough adoption interest.

Location Saved From: Edgecombe County, NC
Needs a Foster in the D.C. area until a forever home is found?: YES!!
Needs a Home With Another Dog?: Unsure, still in boarding in NC
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: Unsure, still in boarding in NC
Special Needs Notes:
Additional info:
Ellie is an adult hound mix who was rescued from the flood waters in rural NC after Hurricane Matthew. Ellie is currently in boarding but we hope to bring her up to D.C. very soon. Ellie's profile will be updated once she arrives, and we are able to learn more about her!

Adoption/Foster Applications and additional information can be found at www.ruraldogrescue.com

Mission Statement: Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken. We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog. Root For The Underdog!

Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina. Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.

We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid. 100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.

Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue - We want our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be! All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, wormed (although a 2nd worming may be required), started on heart worm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.

Facts about Ellie -MISSING

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Rural Dog Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ellie -MISSING, a Washington Hound (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Hound (Unknown Type) for sale in Washington, or seeking a Hound (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Washington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Washington already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Washington breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Hound (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Hound (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Washington paves the way for another one to be saved.