My name is Pebbles!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Pebbles
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Pebbles

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10806010

Welcome our newest wiggle butt, Pebbles, to DDB. This pretty girl has a gorgeous, chocolate brown coat, and hazel eyes that make her stand out.  She’s submissive and affectionate with a moderate energy level, and has lived with toddlers, teens, and many other dogs. She’s currently being fostered in a very active home with 4 other dogs, 2 cats, and 2 teen girls who keep everyone on their toes. Pebbles is so happy to be included in all the action and is embracing family life.
Pebbles came from a home that was overwhelmed with too many dogs (10+), and a family who didn’t take great care of them. Our DDB volunteers have worked with this family over the years to help them with food and better accommodation for their dogs, and have tried to encourage spaying and neutering to avoid these dogs being bred and contributing to the rampant overpopulation problem in the south. Pebbles is only about 18 months old and has already had at least one litter of puppies. The family agreed to get to get her spayed and dropped her off at the clinic, but they didn’t come back to pick her up. They agreed to surrender her to DDB, and now this lucky pup is on a way to a much better life.
Pebbles is living it up in her new foster home, and soaking up the love and attention she’s getting. She is a pretty easy pup, already trained to run outside to go potty and come right back in, hoping not to miss a minute of family action. She loves to snuggle and has started sleeping with the girls at night. She’s making friends with her fellow foster pup is but is most interested in people. 
Updates to come as we learn more about this sweet bully girl. She will be coming to Northern Virginia to start her new life on 12/3, so apply today to welcome her home.
BREED ESTIMATE:  American Staffordshire mix or “Pocket Pittie”
GENDER: Female
APPROXIMATE AGE:  1.5 years old
COAT TYPE:  short
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/microchipped
LOCATION: Fostered in SC, coming to N. Va on 12/3



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.