My name is Oscar!

Dachshund/Wirehaired Fox Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Oscar
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Oscar

  • Breed: Dachshund/Wirehaired Fox Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11369108

Meet Oscar, no-not-so-grouchy dachshund terrier mix.  This sweetie recently found himself in an overcrowded shelter, scared and alone.  He wasn't sure what was going to happen to him but luckily he was rescued and recently arrived in town in the hopes of finding a forever home.  Oscar is now a friendly and happy guy who loves to give kisses and looks forward to a soft bed, toys of his own and nightly walks with his new owners.  We believe however that he would do best in a home with adults, because he may get overwhelmed by kids.

Oscar can be picky with his dog friends at first, so he needs a gradual introduciton, or would be great as an only dog. He's currently being fostered with other dogs, and took some time to warm up, but now does well with them. He's also good with cats. Oscar is still working on his potty training, and his foster mom is starting to introduce him to leash walking.  He  is ready to start his new life and thinks it would be great to have his family of his own. If you are looking for a scruffy little dachshund buddy, Oscar may be your guy.     

Please apply today.   

BREED ESTIMATE:  Dachshund/Wirehaired terrier mix
COAT TYPE:  short length
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered
LOCATION: Alexandria, 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.