My name is Aruna!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Frederick, Maryland - Aruna
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Operation Paws for Homes - MD Chapter

Facts about Aruna

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 6505
Hey, look at me! My name is Aruna and I am a 4-month-old, female and look like I might be a Shepherd mix. They think I will be a big girl when fully grown, I guess I won’t be carried around all my life, I kinda like the view from up here. I arrived to OPH on 8/12/17 and currently in search of a person or family that loves dogs! I will be able to go to my furever home 8/26/17 🐶
-I am super sweet and love to give kisses and get belly rubs
-I am not intimidated by bigger dogs and love to play with all the dogs I've met
-I have been great with my foster mom's 5 year old son
-I am quiet in my crate and I do not make a peep all night long
-Since I have only received 2 out of 3 puppy shots I am not allowed to go to public areas just yet, but I do not like to go potty in my crate. My foster mom has been using a green space on her porch and I prefer to use that instead. I am still learning so sometimes I do have a accident, but my foster mom always blames it on herself. She thinks I am super smart and will catch on really quick.
-Since I am still young and learning I will need a adopter that won't leave me for long hours.
-I love to play tug of war and chew on bones.
-I am medium energy pup. I like to run around and play, but I also like to lay in my crate and snooze away
-I still have puppy teeth so I will need someone who can properly train me through the puppy chewing phase... my mom will talk more to you about this.
- I am food motivated
-My foster mom feeds me in my crate and this is helping me learn that my crate is a good place. This also helps me learn not to wander off when I am suppose to be eating
-My foster mom lives in a apartment and thinks that I would do just fine living in a apartment or a house as long as my adopter knows I am growing and will need exercise

Aruna has beautiful dark eyes, is up to date on age-appropriate shots, and will be fostered in Columbia, MD.

Please apply to adopt me today!

About Operation Paws for Homes - MD Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. is a 501c3 organization that was started by a small group of experienced rescuers. We we set out to create a rescue that believes all animals deserve our love and help, regardless of geography, that customer service is a crucial part of rescue, and that volunteers have a right to rescue how, when, and where they want to, and be treated with respect.

We rescue all breeds of dog, and cats, and offer assistance to owners needing to rehome their pets. Why do we give our time, our hearts, and our homes? Because we love animals, and because someone has to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” ~Gandhi

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have adoption events in several different locations throughout VA and MD. Please visit our website - and look for the EVENTS tab. Additionally, approved adopters may meet adoptable animals at the home of the animal's foster, or possibly in the adopter's own home.

We want every potential adopter to meet the dog or puppy of their choice first, before making a decision! This is a lifelong commitment.

We have events throughout Maryland Virginia - Please visit our website for event information!

Our Adoption Process...

Step 1: The Application

Each prospective adopter fills out an adoption application. The adoption application is a simple form that asks information about you, your current pets, why you are looking to adopt and how you plan to care for your new addition. Essentially, this application gives us necessary information about you and your lifestyle, training beliefs and background with animals. We strive to find the best homes possible for our dogs, as well as find the right dog for you and your lifestyle.

Once we receive the application, it is processed in the order that it was received. Our volunteers will contact your personal references, veterinary reference and landlord where applicable, and ask to discuss your interest in adoption and past experiences as a pet owner.

It is helpful if you contact your references so that they can anticipate our calls.

Keep in mind, that depending on the timing of your application, the dog you are interested in can already have multiple applications for adoption. However, rest assured that there are many dogs that need forever homes, and OPH will work with you to find you a dog that closely matches what you are looking for.

Step 2: The Meeting

Once your application is approved, you will be contacted by an OPH Adoption Coordinator to schedule a “meet and greet” with the dog you are interested in. We prefer that everyone in the immediate family, including your current dog (if you have one) come to the appointment to meet your potential new family member. Adopting a dog is a big decision and requires a commitment from everyone. If you currently own a dog, it must be up to date on its shots and spayed/neutered.

Sometimes we will also conduct a home check, which is at our discretion.

At the meet and greet, the foster will be able to provide you with information about the dog you are interested in. Also, this is a great opportunity for you to really assess if this is the dog for you. You will be able to interact with the dog to ensure that he/she is exactly what you want.

Step 3: The Adoption

Before you bring your new family member home, you must sign an Adoption Contract with OPH. In addition, the adoption fee is requested. Please refer to the “What the Adoption Fee Covers” link for detailed information on the fees. The adoption fee is non-refundable.

Please remember that adoption fees barely cover our expenses of rescuing a dog. Additional donations are greatly appreciated and will help us continue our life-saving work.

If, at the time of adoption, your dog was not already spayed/neutered, you will be required to agree to spay/neuter your dog and provide us a deposit fee. Our adoption contract requires all dogs to be spayed/neutered within 1 month of adoption or when age appropriate. Once this has been verified, your deposit check will be returned to you.

Step 4: Post Adoption Follow Up

Our goal is to help you enjoy life with your new dog to the fullest extent possible. If issues arise, or you just need some good advice, we are happy to do follow-up counseling by telephone and email. We can also suggest dog trainers in the area as additional resources. Also, at the time of adoption, you are provided with a pamphlet full of information and links to online resources to help with behavioral related issues like potty training and house training. This information can also be accessed from the “Information” tab on the OPH home page.


Sometimes situations arise which cannot be helped. If, for any reason, you are unable to keep a dog you’ve adopted from Operation Paws for Homes, the dog cannot be given away.

It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since the adoption. You must either return the dog to Operations Paws for Homes, or obtain approval from Operations Paws for Homes to transfer ownership to a friend or relative.
Fosters and adopters sign a binding legal contract before taking home an animal. Adoption fees vary, and will be listed on each animal's bio.