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My name is Laurel -- NEEDS FOSTER!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Laurel -- NEEDS FOSTER
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Rural Dog Rescue

Facts about Laurel -- NEEDS FOSTER

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11382659
Female, 2 years old, ~50lbs

Approximate Age: 3 years

Approximate Weight/Size: medium 45-60 lbs.

Location Saved From: Williamston

Current Location? Foster in DC

Needs a Foster in the D.C. area until a forever home is found?:  Yes. 

Good with: Dogs

Not tested with: Kids, Cats

Additional info: Laurel is an approximately 3 year old Border Collie mix who was rescued from Williamston.  Laurel is an extremely sweet dog that really, really loves people.  She loves meeting new people and is loving towards everyone she comes across.  She shows that love with tons of tail wagging and kisses!  She is excited to hone the skills she is already picking up on, like walking on the leash.  She doesn't get scared of city noise and loves going on walks.  Laurel is an all-around great girl!

Special Needs Notes:  Laurel is heartworm positive but Rural Dog Rescue will cover the treatment.

Heartworm Disease is a parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes. It is treatable, not contagious to humans and cannot be transmitted from dog to dog. Heartworm is easily prevented by giving the dog a preventive medication once a month, but unfortunately in the rural areas where most of our dogs are rescued from, prevention of diseases is not a high priority. Heartworms slowly grow in the dog’s heart and arteries over months and years of infection. The good news is that hundreds of previously heartworm positive dogs have gone on to lead normal, healthy lives post-treatment.

RDR will arrange the treatment of the heartworm and coordinate all expenses. The treatment we use is recommended by the AVMA and requires a series of 3 shots over a 2 month period with very limited activity for the dog. It is the responsibility of the adopter to drive and pick-up the dog to and from Howl to the Chief for the 2 visits (one is overnight).  Please bear this in mind when you apply to adopt this dog.

The following are the phases of treatment. Our dogs are usually in phase one or two. More information will provided upon request.

Phase 1: Oral Medication

First, the dog will undergo 30 days of antibiotic treatment, which is an oral medication called doxycycline. During this time, the dog’s exercise is not severely restricted but it is advised to avoid strenuous activity with your dog so as not to strain the heart. Sometimes the dogs are started on the antibiotic treatment while in a foster home.

Phase 2: Injections (Series of three)

The second phase of treatment entails a series of three shots to be administered by a veterinarian. The first shot is administered upon completion of the oral medication and then the second and third are administered 30 days later on back-to-back days. The dog will also be prescribed pain medication after the shots are administered.

Adoption Application: http://bit.ly/rdradoptapp

Foster Application: http://bit.ly/rdrfosterapp

Mission Statement: Forever true to “The Underdog”, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken.  We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog.  Root For The Underdog!

Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We adopt to the Washington, DC metropolitan area to include Maryland and Northern Virginia. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina.  Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.

We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid.  100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.

Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue - We want our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be! All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, wormed (although a 2nd worming may be required), started on heart worm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.



Adoption Application:  http://bit.ly/adoptrdr

Foster Application: http://bit.ly/rdrfosterapp

Adoption Process: In order to adopt, we require an adoption application. After you submit an application, if you pass the screening, we will contact you to schedule a phone interview. We will call your references, including your veterinarian and landlord (when appropriate). We will also conduct a home visit. After these steps are complete, you will be approved to adopt a dog. Please note this process takes 1-2 weeks so applications submitted when you are ready to bring a dog home within that time frame. You can meet our adoptable dogs at events, however, we cannot guarantee that dogs at events do not have pre-approved applicants meeting them there as well, so the application is the best way to start the process. 

Mission Statement: Forever true to “The Underdog”, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken.  We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog. Root For The Underdog!

Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We adopt to the Washington, DC metropolitan area to include Maryland and Northern Virginia. 

We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina.  Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.

We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid.  100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.

Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue. Our goal is for our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be!

All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, dewormed (although a second deworming may be required), started on heartworm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.



About Rural Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Rural Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of dogs and cats in high-kill shelters in rural areas with euthanasia rates of 80% or higher.

Mission Statement: Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken. We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog. Root For The Underdog!

Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina. Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.

We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid. 100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Meet our dogs in person on Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. at Howl to the Chief - 733 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. Please note, not all dogs will be at all events. Check our Facebook page to see who has RSVP'd: https://www.facebook.com/ruraldog/.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption area is Washington, D.C area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland. All adoptions require a completed adoption application. Our adoption coordinators will contact you soon after reviewing the application. Our adoption fee is $400 to help off set the costs of rescuing dogs in need. All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, wormed (although a 2nd worming may be required), started on heart worm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.

Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue. We want our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be!

To read more about the application process, or to fill out an application, visit http://www.ruraldogrescue.com/adoption-process/

Adoption Application: http://bit.ly/rdradoptapp
Foster Application: http://bit.ly/rdrfosterapp