My name is Andy!

Chinese Crested Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Andy
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Andy

  • Breed: Chinese Crested
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10783334

Sweet little Andy recently lost his family when his owner moved into Assisted Living. Fortunately, she reached out to DDB for help, and we were able to take in Andy and his pup sibling, Petey, too. 

Andy is a shy little guy, who is still adjusting to his sudden new life. He's housetrained, walks well on leash, and  is crate trained too. He actually loves his crate, and will treat it as his safe place to retreat when he feels uncertain.

Andy is not going to be a warm, engaging dog at first meeting, so he needs an owner who understands that and has  some time and patience to work with him to settle him in. He will also need a leader, and someone to push his boundaries and encourage him to engage the world around him. He also would do best with another small dog in his home to help build his confidence and for companionship. Preference will bee given to homes with another small dog in the home.


He's good with dogs, cats, and would do fine with older mature teen kids in his home, but really needs a calm home. He is a pup who will flee when scared or startled, so extra care must be given until he settles in he should always be leashed when outside the home.


BREED ESTIMATE:  Chinese Crested - Powder Puff
COAT TYPE:  Long (low shed)
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/microchipped
LOCATION: Alexandria, VA


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.