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
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 8 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: 5 years
COAT TYPE: Long (low shed)
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/microchipped
LOCATION: Alexandria, VA
FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to http://adopt.ddbnova.org 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 http://foster.ddbnova.org 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.
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