DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
We also have dogs with special needs. They require homes that can provide special care. Some have medical needs and some have behavior issues.
Please note: We adopt to residents of Northern VA and Washington DC suburbs only.
This means that dog is in his new home on a two-week trial period waiting for finalization of the contract.
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Do you have room in your home and your heart to foster a puppy or dog? Learn more about fostering for the SPCA of Northern Virginia here.
|Adele||Female Hound mix|
|I was picked up as a stray. Good thing, too, because I hadn't eaten in a long time. The scar on my neck is from a rope or collar-can't remember which-that was much too tight. But I didn't lose faith in people. I still like them and I hope a kind person or family will give me a chance to prove it.|
Was chained on leash, so more prone to lash out/snap at dogs while on one. Should be baby gated when left alone.
|I'm kind of new here and haven't revealed my true personality. I do know that I am very lucky to be here though ... I'll tell you about myself once I've settled in a little.|
|Buddy||Male Dalmatian mix|
|Sometimes life doesn't turn out as expected. I had a good home when I was adopted from the SPCA but now my family has to give me up. I need a quiet environment, preferably with one person. I'm a pretty big guy, so a home with a fenced yard to romp in (with supervision) would be nice, although not essential.|
Could become dominant if not with experienced dog person.
|Cassie||Female Australian Shepherd/Sheltie mix|
|Some people are "dog people". Well, I'm a "people dog." So if your dog wants a canine friend, he'll have to look elsewhere. I've been described as "sweet and loving." I'll bet I can love you. Please come to an adoption day so we can find out. |
|LOVES people and tends to be a bit clingy...she always wants to be with you. Crate trained. Very sweet !! |
|Gretel||Female Beagle/Jack Russel/Cocker Spaniel|
|She is high energy and loves to play.|
|Hansel||Male Beagle/Jack Russel/Cocker Spaniel|
|Hansel is more laid back than his sister, and he would do better in home that is not too busy.|
|Jack||Male Black lab/Great Dane mix|
|I was adopted from the SPCA but returned because my adopter didn't have time to give me the exercise a big guy like me requires. If you can provide it, please come to meet me.|
|Jefferson||Male Dachshund mix|
|Jefferson and his brother Washington (affectionately known as Wash 'n' Jeff) got their presidential names because they came into our care on July 4th weekend!|
My name is Jefferson, but you can call me Jeff. I am an active boy and my mission in life is to PLAY and make new friends. I've never met another dog that I didn't like, I'm cool with cats too..but dogs are more fun to romp with. I must be adopted into a home with another dog. After my brother Wash was adopted, my best pal to play & hang with at the rescue is Cecil, interested in two?
I really don't like apartments so if you have a single family home I'd really like that!
Since I'm still so young I would work best in home when I won't be left alone too long.
Give me a chance, I guarantee you love and smiles!!
PS-I sleep like a log!
|Jerry||Male Lhaso Apso mix|
|I don't mean to be naughty, but I suffer from separation anxiety and I can become destructive when I'm left alone. I need a home where someone is home most of the time. Can you or a family member meet that requirement? |
Can be protective but good with people. Does have some anxieties. Good on leash, house trained and no need to be crated.
|Maggie||Female Shih Tzu mix|
|Knee surgery has improved my walking a bit. I'm a sweet and gentle little lady, and I want to be somebody's best friend. I think you and I could be great companions. Please come to meet me so we can get acquainted and perhaps come to an agreement about our future together. |
Click for a short video of Maggie in her cart.
|Monty||Male Bloodhound/Ridgeback mix|
|I'm a big guy, but I was living in a crate 24/7 until a kind SPCA volunteer came to my rescue. Freedom is wonderful! So is having a "forever home", and I hope to have one soon. |
Needs a dog experienced person. Wary of strangers. NO apartment or townhouse. Detached house with 6ft secured fenced yard
Here's a video showing Monty at the kennel that he's living at currently.
Here's a video showing how well Monty can fetch a ball.
|Naira||Female Standard Poodle|
|She's playful, like a puppy, and she was given up because her owner could no longer give her the time|
Her name is pronounced ny-ra with a long i.
|Posh||Male Bichon, Lhaso Apso mix|
|Talk about a transformation! When I first came to the SPCA I was a matted mess and my disposition was less than endearing. But as you ladies can attest, when you look better, you feel better. I was groomed, and sure enough, now I'm described as "a very handsome fellow." |
Due to his previous abuse, he is wary of strangers and could snap. Does NOT like to be picked up. Use a slip lead to get him in/out of car. Once he has slip lead on he is just fine. Bonds quickly and is VERY obedient. LOVES other dogs and would be best in home w/others. LOVES going on walks!!!! When you know his boundaries he is a GREAT little dog. Will need grooming periodically at a groomer.
Here's a video showing Posh taking a walk with his foster mom and her dogs.
|I was a stray dog and wound up in a shelter in Wythe County, VA. Lisa Reid took me from there because she knew I'd have a better chance of being adopted if I were with the SPCA. I like adults, kids and dogs. Haven't made up my mind about cats yet. Please come to an adoption event so we can see if we are compatible. And if you have a dog, bring him/her too.|
|Stanley||Male American Bulldog|
|Nice people took me from a shelter to give me a second chance and they even nursed me back to health, so I thought I had it made and would have my forever home. But their dog thought differently and it wasn't to be. So now I'm appealing to you and hoping you big-dog lovers out there will come to meet me. |
Needs experienced dog person. Very lovable once he knows you. WARY of strangers
Here's a video showing Stanley at the kennel that he's living at currently.