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My name is Gracie!
I'm being cared for by
Rural Dog Rescue
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

2.

Interview

3.

Meet the Pet

4.

Home Check

5.

Approve Application

Adoption application
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Facts about me

Breed
Labrador Retriever
Color
Age
Young
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
Sex
Female
Pet ID
18302988-22-0119

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Female, ~2 years old, ~44 lbs.

Approximate Age: ~2 years old

Approximate Weight/Size: Medium

 

Good with: Dogs, Kids over 10

 

Not tested with: Cats

 

Hi, I'm Gracie! I am a sweet pup that loves belly rubs and hanging with my pack. I do have some stranger danger which can cause me to alert bark when meeting new people or being approached on the street, but I am learning tactics to help curb that and I've been improving drastically.
 
I am working on my confidence building and living with other dogs has been a huge help in my time in foster care.  I definitely prefer to be part of a pack!  I'm always up for an adventure and a great hiking companion. I am crate and potty trained and I do well at doggy daycare. I know my name and respond to it well, along with a few basic commands. 

I would do best in a home with someone patient that has experience with leash reactivity or is willing to invest in training to continue setting me up for success. I am currently working with a volunteer trainer at RDR to help with my overall anxiety and am super smart (and food motivated). 
 
I would love a home outside of the city or someone with a backyard where I can sunbathe and get in my sniffs. I could live with older (10+), respectful children that will give me space when I'm feeling nervous. I would do best in a pack with at least one other dog. 
 
Once I warm up to my people, I'm an incredibly snuggly, goofy girl that would be happy with movies on the couch or joining you for adventures. 
 

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



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

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

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.



October 6, 2022, 12:16 pm
Rescue

Rural Dog Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
18302988-22-0119
Contact
Phone
Address
Washington, DC 20003

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

Applications can be found at www.ruraldogrescue.com/application

2.

Interview

An adoption coordinator will contact you for a phone interview

3.

Meet the Pet

At anytime during the process you can meet our dogs at our adoption event. We do not have a facility and are 100% foster based.

4.

Home Check

A quick home visit to make sure the dog you've chosen is a good fit and answer any other questions you might have.

5.

Approve Application

Once approved and the adoption fee is paid, you can take your new family member home!

Additional adoption info

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

Go meet their pets

Meet our dogs in person at our adoption events. You can find the calendar of events on our website: https://www.ruraldogrescue.com/adoptionevents Please note, not all dogs will be at all events.

More about this rescue

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.