My name is Honey - ADOPTED!!!

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

Facts about Honey - ADOPTED!!

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11093334

Honey was taken in as a young puppy, and his owner had good intentions but did not stay committed to her, even after moving back home with his parents. Honey is now the primary responsibility of the grandma, who is also caring for a husband recovering from a stroke. She doesn't have the time to take on a young, active dog right now, and has 3 older dogs and a cat of her own. Today, Honey spends most of her days alone out in the yard, and that's not a good life for her, so Christy contacted DDB to find her a new home.

Honey is a very affectionate and cuddly pup who fancies herself a lap dog. She's very sweet, but also an active young dog who needs daily walks, exercise, and playtime. Don’t let her white face fool you. She's currently being fostered with a cat and 3 other dogs and does well with each of them. She would make a great family dog, and is great with kids. She can be a little excitable and jumpy when she meets you, but we’re working on that. After about 5 minutes with a new visitor to the house, she will settle down and is ready to snuggle. 

She's house trained, crate trained, and loves her toys and cuddling on a soft comfy bed. Honey is going to make someone an excellent companion, and we can't wait to meet her when she comes to town.


FOSTER UPDATE - 5/6/17 -  Honey has been in her foster home almost two weeks now, and is enjoying her foster family, the big back yard to romp in, her stay-at-home foster dad, and snuggling up in bed with her foster parents at night. She was instant pals with the resident kitty, and has been wonderful with the visiting 3-year-old grandson too. Honey has a very submissive nature, and quickly fell in line behind the senior pup, Belle, who rules the roost. Honey wants to play with Belle, but respects her space when Belle corrects her.

Honey is a super affectionate, social pup who loves to play. She would be ideal in a home with kids or another young dog playmate and really enjoys the company of other dogs. She’s an ideal family dog who will bring a lot of love and joy to your home. Her foster mom calls her a “snuggle bug.” Crate trained, potty trained, walks pretty well on leash, and loves toys.

BREED ESTIMATE:  American Staffordshire/Lab mix
GENDER: Female
COAT TYPE:  short
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/microchipped
LOCATION: Berryville, 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.