Meet Ripley. This little guy was recently seized by animal control in a rural part of SC because Ripley and 8 other dogs were living in were horrid conditions. Even though he did not come from a good home life, he's learning how to be part of a family, and has not let his past limit him. He's sweet guy who gets along with other dogs, and is very affectionate with his people once he has time to get to know them. H
Ripley is timid when first meeting people, and cautious about new surroundings so he prefers to approach people and new things slowly. He adores his foster parents, and likes to give kisses and sit in his foster mom's lap. He is currently pee-pad trained and but is still working on being housetrained.
Ripley would probably prefer a quiet home without young children. Because he's cautious about trying new things, we think that young kids might scare him. He will make a good companion for some lucky person though. Ripley has started going to work with his foster mom to help his socialization and get him used to different experiences and people.
To learn more about Ripley, please apply today.
BREED ESTIMATE: Dachshund mix
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: ~10 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: ~1-2 years
COAT TYPE: medium length
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/hw negative
LOCATION: foster home in NoVA
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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