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Puppies and dogs in District Heights, Maryland

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in District Heights, Maryland. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
We'll also keep you updated on Ginger's adoption status with email updates.
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Ginger

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, Young
Suitland, MD
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, House-trained,
Story
Ginger is looking for a new home as soon as possible due to landlord issues. Ginger is 9 months old and she is very friendly. She does not bark, and is house-trained. Sadly, we are looking to rehome her due to unforeseen circumstances but please inquire to meet our friendly girl today!
We'll also keep you updated on Oscar's adoption status with email updates.
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Oscar

Mutt

Male, Young
Cheverly, MD
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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We'll also keep you updated on Chelsea's adoption status with email updates.
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Chelsea

Mixed Breed (Medium) Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, 2 yrs 4 mos
Washington, DC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Chelsea! She came to Laila's Legacy from a local shelter, where she was a team favorite. Not only was she the sweetest pup, easy on leash, but also their go to dog tester for their big dogs! WHAT MY FOSTER SAYS ABOUT ME: When Chelsea arrived she spent the first few weeks/months living in foster and *loved* her foster brother. He might have been much bigger than he was but that didn't stop them from rough-housing! Chelsea loves to soak up the attention from the adults in the home, and as a result prefers not to have too many guests or other people in the home to take away from that attention! Laila's Legacy put Chelsea through a full training program to help her learn to navigate life, build confidence, and seek direction from her humans. ATTRIBUTES: Chelsea does well with dogs, but should not go to a home with cats due to her prey drive or with kids as they are overwhelming to her. -------------- Laila's Legacy Animal Rescue does not guarantee that any dog is housebroken nor crate trained. We strive to provide accurate information on all of our animals however, we are unable to guarantee an animal's breed, size, health, behavior, temperament, or any other conditions. Our adoption fees are not inclusive of all vetting / medical care, food, supplies and/or training costs. Since we rely on donations to compensate for those deficits we are unable to reduce or refund this fee. TO ADOPT OR FOSTER: Please apply on our website at www.lailaslegacyanimalrescue.org or email info@lailaslegacyanimalrescue.org if you have questions! TO DONATE: Please consider making a donation on our website at www.lailaslegacyanimalrescue.org so that Laila's Legacy can continue to provide lifesaving medical treatment and training.
We'll also keep you updated on Forest (FKA Black Forest Cake)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Forest (FKA Black Forest Cake)

Mixed Breed (Large) Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, 3 yrs 1 mo
Washington, DC
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Forest is looking for an adopter who loves em' sweet as pie (or cake). WHAT MY FOSTER SAYS ABOUT ME: Forest (formerly known as Black Forest Cake) stops everyone in their tracks with his striking looks. But that's not all, he is also calm, gentle, poised, and oh so friendly. His ideal day would consistent of car rides with the windows down, sun bathing, and playing with his canine companions. His smile lights up the room and he is sure to make you smile too! Forest is happy to entertain himself by tossing his toys in the air and then hopping around to catch them. He's happy to entertain himself and anyone else who is around to watch him play! This goofy boy is described by other humans as a happy, snuggly pup who will brighten their day. Forest's favorite way to spend his day includes chewing on a bone or playing with a new toy and then cuddling up with his human and doggie friends for some quality time on the couch. He's a great snuggler and has never heard of "personal space". He'll cuddle up to his people and rest his head on you while he naps. ATTRIBUTES: Forest is currently in foster with dogs and has been exposed to cats though hasn't been integrated with cats to date. -------------- Laila's Legacy Animal Rescue does not guarantee that any dog is housebroken nor crate trained. We strive to provide accurate information on all of our animals however, we are unable to guarantee an animal's breed, size, health, behavior, temperament, or any other conditions. Our adoption fees are not inclusive of all vetting / medical care, food, supplies and/or training costs. Since we rely on donations to compensate for those deficits we are unable to reduce or refund this fee. TO ADOPT OR FOSTER: Please apply on our website at www.lailaslegacyanimalrescue.org or email info@lailaslegacyanimalrescue.org if you have questions! TO DONATE: Please consider making a donation on our website at www.lailaslegacyanimalrescue.org so that Laila's Legacy can continue to provide lifesaving medical treatment and training.
We'll also keep you updated on Redds's adoption status with email updates.
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Redds

Mixed Breed (Large) Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, 3 yrs
Washington, DC
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Redds, the most resilient and sweetest boy you'll ever meet. WHAT MY FOSTER SAYS ABOUT ME: Redds came into a local shelter completely emaciated. For a dog his size, he should have been 60-70 lbs and was barely 30 lbs upon intake. Thankfully, with time, love, and an amazing vet / fostering team he has come a long way and is now a big healthy boy! As far as his personality, you would have no idea that he's had such a rough start. He has a zest for life that he has shown to everyone who meets him. He loves balls...seriously, LOVES them. He will carry one everywhere he goes. On a walk? Got a ball. Going to take a nap? Got a ball. Going to get a snack or eat dinner? Got a ball. He will play with other toys as well, particularly ones that squeak! He loves walks, runs, and hikes. He doesn't pull on leash unless there's a really good smell to sniff, and he has good recall on a long-lead, although he's probably not a good candidate for being off leash completely unless in a fenced yard. In general he's just the happiest boy to tag along with whatever his humans are doing (watching TV, riding in the car). Redds is a star with crate training. His current foster works a full-time in person job and he's perfectly fine to chill out at home in his crate while she's gone. He does have a dog walker who comes to the house occasionally who he is always excited to see. He's easy to exercise - 10-15 min walk or playtime in the yard and he's zonked. But he also loves a long sniffy walk or time sunbathing on the porch. Looking to add the goofiest adventure buddy to your family? Adopt the handsome boy Redds! -------------- Laila's Legacy Animal Rescue does not guarantee that any dog is housebroken nor crate trained. We strive to provide accurate information on all of our animals however, we are unable to guarantee an animal's breed, size, health, behavior, temperament, or any other conditions. Our adoption fees are not inclusive of all vetting / medical care, food, supplies and/or training costs. Since we rely on donations to compensate for those deficits we are unable to reduce or refund this fee. TO ADOPT OR FOSTER: Please apply on our website at www.lailaslegacyanimalrescue.org or email info@lailaslegacyanimalrescue.org if you have questions! TO DONATE: Please consider making a donation on our website at www.lailaslegacyanimalrescue.org so that Laila's Legacy can continue to provide lifesaving medical treatment and training.
We'll also keep you updated on Rye's adoption status with email updates.
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Rye

Catahoula Leopard Dog Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 3 yrs 7 mos
Washington, DC
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Rye is searching for her forever home as the only animal so that she can soak up all the attention from her humans! WHAT MY FOSTER SAYS: Rye is the most lovely creature and will love you unconditionally. She has a very cute curly tail and when she wags it, your heart will explode. She's a very go with the glow dog, and just happy to be around her people. She likes to go on walks and is well mannered on leash, even with lots of distractors like people, loud sounds, other dogs, and other random city things like scooters and suitcases. Rye is super smart and knows a million tricks, she's very food and praise motivated, always wanting to check in with you and make you smile. She rarely barks in the house, is crate trained, potty trained, and does well being left alone for a typical work day. Rye is very low maintenance and one of the easiest fosters I've never had the pleasure to care for. Rye has spent 2.5 of her 3 years of life in a rescue or foster, after being adopted as a baby (fit in our founder's palm she was so tiny!!) she was returned at 7 months due to a lifestyle change during COVID. Eventually, Rye was saved by our founder when she was going to be euthanized for space in another organization, and has been with her in foster ever since. While Rye loves her foster home and her foster mom, she's excited for a forever home full of treats, love, training, and cuddles. ATTRIBUTES: Rye can not go to a home with cats or kids. ------------ Laila's Legacy Animal Rescue does not guarantee that any dog is housebroken nor crate trained. We strive to provide accurate information on all of our animals however, we are unable to guarantee an animal's breed, size, health, behavior, temperament, or any other conditions. Our adoption fees are not inclusive of all vetting / medical care, food, supplies and/or training costs. Since we rely on donations to compensate for those deficits we are unable to reduce or refund this fee. TO ADOPT OR FOSTER: Please apply on our website at www.lailaslegacyanimalrescue.org or email info@lailaslegacyanimalrescue.org if you have questions! TO DONATE: Please consider making a donation on our website at www.lailaslegacyanimalrescue.org so that Laila's Legacy can continue to provide lifesaving medical treatment and training.

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Laila's Legacy Animal Rescue

Washington, DC 20020

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Bella's Bully Buddies - Washington D.C. Chapter

900 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

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Rural Dog Rescue

719 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

Pet Types: dogs

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Prince Georges County Animal Services Division

3750 Brown Station Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits

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DC PAWS Rescue

P.O. Box 23439, Washington, DC 20026

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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The Paw Pad

PO Box 70060, Washington, DC 20024

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Appalachian SPCA - DC

Washington, DC 20001

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Bright Hope Animal Rescue - D.C. Chapter

Washington DC, DC 20001

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Omani Paws

Washington, DC 20001

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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