My name is RITA!

Redbone Coonhound Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - RITA
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Critter Companion Rescue- DC

Facts about RITA

  • Breed: Redbone Coonhound Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11380737

Rita Redbone is a sweet old gal that is about 10-12 years old and looking for an “Assisted Senior Living Family” to spend her Golden Years with.  Found as a stray in a small town in Tennessee, she was languishing at a shelter that promised her only to be euthanized when her time was up.  There would be no adopters to take her from this small town shelter, only a rescue group would be her saving grace and redeemer.  Critter Cavalry could not stand to see this girl die at the shelter; something they hate to do but must because of the logistics of overcrowding.  Her time was nearly up and we just knew that someone out there in the adoption world might love to have this girl spend her last remaining days lying at their feet or on the front porch.  This Redbone Coonhound mix weighs only 49 pounds and is a short version of a Coonhound.  She has a very bad arthritic left front leg that has been x-rayed and determined that a pain pill daily and joint supplements are all that she needs to help her get through the days ahead.  Who doesn’t get a little arthritic in their twilight years?  Rita is so quiet and low key that you hardly know she is there.  She gets along with cats and other dogs as long as no one tries to steal her food or push her away from the water bowl.  She keeps to herself pretty much and doesn’t need another dog to play with; those days are long gone.  Like any dog, she loves a good back rub and kind words of love and support.  She adores a rope chew and from time to time tries to be the matriarch of the house; it doesn’t really work but she does try.  We are sure she remembers when she was younger and did rule another world and was queen of another house domain.  She came in as a stray, or should we say, she limped heavily in as a stray and she will definitely grab your heart if you give her two minutes of your time.  She is a senior that is not ready to let the lights go out just yet.  No barking will be heard from this girl except to say hello excitedly when you come home from work or errands.  She knows basic commands, so someone taught her things in days gone by.  Is anyone willing to give this sweet girl the promise of love even in the shadow of her Golden Years?  We hope so.   We pray that time will come soon that someone “discovers” this sweet Rita Redbone and will make her their own.  PLEASE NOTE:  Our dogs are transported from Tennessee to meeting places in the states where we have posted.  Further information about us is given on our Adopt-A-Pet site.  The adoption fees vary and will be provided as well as noted on the application you receive.  Contact us at 615-661-5333 or

About Critter Companion Rescue- DC

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a group of dedicated rescue people who want to save as many dogs and cats from the local shelters before they are euthanized. On the average....there are only 1 out of 10 animals that get adopted from a shelter. We are dedicated to helping increase pet adoptions by offering a shelter animal a foster home to go to while awaiting an adoptive family to find them on our Petfinder website. Won't you please adopt a shelter animal? Or won't you please help us foster a shelter animal while we are looking for their perfect home? What a gift you can give a dog or cat by giving them a place to feel safe and secure....a forever home or a foster home. Won't you help us at Critter Companion Rescue give them a chance to have a life?

Our Adoption Process...

Most all our dogs are fostered in Tennessee and transport up to the Northeast or New England. Our fees start at $500 and can be higher depending on the dog and circumstances for their vetting. All fees cover the health certificate, transportation up to designated places for families to pick up their pre-adopted dog, spay/neuter, rabies, all shots, fecal and dewormings, microchip, complete vet check up and 4 way heartworm test if dogs are older than 8 months.