My name is Dusty!

Beagle Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Dusty
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Dusty

  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • Color: White - With Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10824672

Dusty is counting his blessings this holiday season. This young, handsome Beagle mix was recently rescued from an online yard sale. Thankfully, a local animal advocate in WV, Jeanne Lou, was looking out for him to protect him from ending up in the wrong hands. Most folks would never think of doing harm to a dog, but there bad people who are out there looking for dogs to use as bait in fighting rings, for breeding purposes, and medical testing, especially for Beagles. Dusty is one of the lucky pups who was rescued from that uncertainty, and is now safe and living in a foster home.
This sweet pup with the gorgeous hazel eyes is being fostered with several dogs of all ages and sizes, and he does well with them all. His foster mom describes him as a laid back “Velcro dog” who loves to be around people. He's a little shy a first, but is not skittish and warms up quickly. He just needs a little time to get familiar with his new surroundings. He’s a social, go-with-the-flow kind of pup who would do great in a home with kids or other dogs. 
Dusty’s foster mom has been working on his manners and he’s been an excellent student. He has done well with potty training and knows to go outside, and she just introduced the crate to him, but already trusts him to have free roam in her home. When he went to the vet, he was an excellent patient, great with the staff, and had a great time in the car. He walks well on leash too!
This handsome boy will make a great, loving addition to most families and will be coming to Northern Virginia soon.
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/hw negative
LOCATION: Will be fostered in DC



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.