DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

If you are interested in adopting one of our wonderful dogs or puppies, please read our adoption guidelines, then contact us via this form or phone: 703-799-9390.

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.

Adoption Pending:
This means that dog is in his new home on a two-week trial period waiting for finalization of the contract.

Guardian Angel:
Want to help a dog but can't adopt right now? Become a Guardian Angel and support the dog of your choice!

Foster Homes:
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.

AdeleFemale 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.

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Age:3 years oldGood with kids?Older only
Size:35lbsGood with dogs?Likes male dogs (NOT
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Available
I have a Guardian Angel! 
 
AnnieFemale Dachshund/Beagle
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.


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Age:2 or 3 years oldGood with kids?Yes
Size:~12lbsGood with dogs?Small Dogs only
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:LowStatus:Available
I have a Guardian Angel! 
 
BarbieFemale Border collie/Lab mix
Barbie is a smart girl who has recently weaned her 8 pups, has been spayed, and is ready to start the next phase of her life: she just wants to have FUN!

Barbie is happiest with another like minded canine companion who
appreciates her shenanigans, so we are looking for her forever home to have an existing canine companion or two.

Barbie is eager to please her human companions and hopes her forever
home includes training, older kids to keep her energized, and a
fenced in yard so she can romp with her future canine friend.

Barbie has a very high prey drive, so a home without felines or
other small pets is required.

Click for more Barbie Updates!

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Age:2 years oldGood with kids?Older
Size:~40lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Recently Adopted
 
BonnieFemale Beagle/terrier
I'm a middle-aged lady who likes people and would like to live in a home with them. I have a feeling that yours could be just what I'm looking for. Please come to an adoption day so we can find out.

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Age:4-5 years oldGood with kids?Yes
Size:12lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats????
Energy Level:LowStatus:Adoption Pending
 
BuddyMale 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.

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Age:11 yearsGood with kids?No
Size:60 poundsGood with dogs?Some
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:LowStatus:Available
I have a Guardian Angel! 
 
CassieFemale 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.

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Age:3 years oldGood with kids?Older
Size:45 poundsGood with dogs?No
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats????
Energy Level:LowStatus:Available
I have a Guardian Angel! 
 
EveFemale Shih-Tzu
LOVES people and tends to be a bit clingy...she always wants to be with you. Crate trained. Very sweet !!

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Age:2 years oldGood with kids????
Size:14 poundsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:LowStatus:Adoption Pending
 
GretelFemale Beagle/Jack Russel/Cocker Spaniel
She is high energy and loves to play.

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Age:DOB aprx 5/24/17Good with kids?Yes
Size:~25lbs when grownGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats????
Energy Level:HighStatus:Available
I need a Guardian Angel! 
 
HanselMale 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. 


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Age:DOB aprx 5/24/17Good with kids?Yes
Size:~25lbs when grownGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats????
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Available
I need a Guardian Angel! 
 
JackMale 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.

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Age:12 yrsGood with kids?No
Size:71 lbsGood with dogs?Some
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:HighStatus:Available
I have a Guardian Angel! 
 
JeffersonMale 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!

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.

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Age:Dob March 2017Good with kids?Yes
Size:~25lbs when grownGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:HighStatus:Adoption Pending
 
JerryMale 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.

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Age:8 years oldGood with kids?Older only
Size:25lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:LowStatus:Available
I have a Guardian Angel! 
 
MontyMale 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.

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Age:2 years oldGood with kids?No
Size:70/80 lbsGood with dogs?OK with larger dogs,
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Available
I have a Guardian Angel! 
 
MooseMale Border Collie/Lab Mix
One of Barbie's pups! Largest of the litter and very laid back with a high cuteness rating

Likes: Belly rubs, naps by the water bowl, and biscuits in a ball

Dislikes: an empty food bowl

Favorite toy: socks

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Age:DOB 3/23/2017Good with kids?Older
Size:~60lbs when grownGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:LowStatus:Recently Adopted
 
NairaFemale Standard Poodle
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.


She's playful, like a puppy, and she was given up because her owner could no longer give her the time
she needed.

Her name is pronounced ny-ra with a long i.

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Age:3 years oldGood with kids?Yes
Size:40 poundsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Adoption Pending
 
PoshMale 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.

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Age:3 years oldGood with kids?No
Size:20 poundsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Available
I have a Guardian Angel!I have a foster home!
 
SpiceFemale Cattle Dog mix
I'll be a good family dog. I like everybody--adults, kids, dogs--even cats! Why don't you bring your family to an adoption day and bring your dog, if you have one. If you have a cat, he or she should wait at home to meet me.


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Age:6-7 years oldGood with kids?Yes
Size:40lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:LowStatus:Recently Adopted
 
StanleyMale 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.

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Age:8 yearsGood with kids?No
Size:~60lbsGood with dogs????
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Available
I have a Guardian Angel! 
 
WashingtonMale Dachshund mix
Washington and his brother Jefferson (affectionately known as Wash 'n' Jeff) got their presidential names because they came into our care on July 4th weekend!

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.

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Age:Dob March 2017Good with kids?Yes
Size:~35lbs when grownGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:HighStatus:Adoption Pending
 


 
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