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My name is Emmett!

I'm being cared for by
SPCA of Northern Virginia

Facts about me

Hound (Unknown Type)/English Setter
White - with Black
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Emmett is one of the most beautiful dogs, physically, you'll ever meet!  Part of his beauty comes from what looks like English Setter in his genes. As gorgeous as he is, he's going to need a pretty specific family, one without small children. Emmett has never lived in a home environment. He was probably part of somebody's " hunting dog dream". He never had to acquiesce to humans which is exactly what he has learned to do while with us.

Emmett has completed his treatment for heartworm, is in good health, and is ready for adoption. He would thrive best with an active adult family.  His family should have a fair bit of experience with dogs. be willing to take on an incredibly awesome dog, one with which you can set boundaries... sensibly, without being overbearing.  Emmett requires a yard with a 6-foot fence.

If you have these qualities Emmett would be perfect for you! Emmett does not do well at adoption events. Please be sure to complete a meet-your-match on our website. We will need to make special arrangements for you to meet him.

Age: 5 years

Current size: 45 pounds

Emmett got his Guardian Angel wings from Katelyn!                       

PLEASE NOTE:  we only adopt to residents of the DC metro area, which includes DC, Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties in MD, and Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties in VA.

Please see our adoption guidelines at

May 29, 2023, 11:01 pm

SPCA of Northern Virginia

Contact info
Pet ID
P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, VA 22210

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Please read our cat adoption guidelines (at We put a lot of financial and emotional support into our cats and want them placed in homes where they will be members of the family for the rest of their lives. Indoor cats, with care, can live up to 20 years. Not everyone agrees with all of our guidelines. Please read our explanations and talk to our volunteers. If you disagree with us, we suggest you adopt a cat from a different source such as a local shelter. When you adopt a cat from us, you must sign a legal contract stating that you will comply with our guidelines. The adoption fee is $150 for one cat and $250 for two.

For those interested in cat adoptions, all potential adopters must read our adoption guidelines (available on our website at, then meet the cat in person either at an Adoption Fair or in their foster home. We take applications only after you've met the cat and we both feel it's a good match.

All adopters interested in adopting a dog must meet the dog in person, and submit an application. A housecheck is done, and references are checked. If approved, the dog will be placed in the home for a two-week trial period, to make sure that it is a good "fit" for both people and dog. If it is, the adoption is finalized and the adoption fee is paid. We do not adopt outside of the Washington DC metro area.

Go meet their pets

Our dogs are available to meet at twice monthly adoption events in Fairfax, VA.

Our cats are available to meet you in their foster homes
by appointment weeknights or weekends.

More about this rescue

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern Virginia is a non-profit, all-volunteer, private organization established by local concerned citizens to rescue domestic animals from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment. We receive all our funding from membership dues, donations, and fundraising events. We are always striving to enlarge our animal rescue operations and expand our services to the community. Our voluntary Board of Directors, committee members, and volunteers are responsible for all SPCA activities. We do not have a shelter facility, and depend on foster parents to care for domestic animals until adoption.