Carter was rescued from a high kill rural shelter in SC where his chances of adoption were low. He had a home and owner at one point, but his owner went to jail and he found himself without a family to love. We plan to fix that, and find him an awesome committed family to bring this boy home.
Carter has lived with toddlers, other dogs, and a cat too. He is great with kids, and mostly ignores cats. He would love another dog playmate in the home, or would be fine as an only dog too. He is energetic and playful outside, but calm inside the house. Carter quickly bonded to his foster family and is settling in well. He has learned to sit, come, and shake easily. He would do best with an owner who knows how to lead, and will commit to his daily exercise and playtime.
Carter is potty trained, crate trained and LOVES to play. He would do great with someone who has a fenced yard and another young dog or kids to play with. He's very friendly and will make a great side kick for family outings.
FOSTER MOM UPDATE - 7/28/17
Carter is currently being fostered with 2 teen girls who adore him, and he has quickly settled into his new foster home. His foster mom, Charlene, describes him as a really good boy, and adds…
“If it wasn't for the fact that I don't want another permanent dog right now, I would think about adopting him. He's chill when you are inside, and if you want to play, he's always up for it. He loves to chase after his toys but hasn't learned to return them so you can throw them again. I'm not sure who's getting more exercise with that, him or me. We've had teens/young adults over almost every night and he just hangs out with them or goes in the other room and goes to sleep. He hasn't had any accidents, he's not a big barker, and has had a chance to get out of the house, but hasn't tried to run. I think he would be happiest with an active, fun family, as he loves to run and play.”
If you are looking for playful companion pup who will be great with your kids..Apply today.
Estimated Breed: JRT/Feist mix
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 16 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: 3 to 4 years
COAT TYPE: short length
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/hw negative
LOCATION: Sterling, VA
FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to http://adopt.ddbnova.org and complete the application.
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