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:Adoption Pending
 
BarbieFemale Border collie/Lab mix
Barbie is currently Not Available for adoption because she gave birth to 9 pups on March 23rd and is nursing them!

Meet our newest addition, Barbie, named in honor of our dedicated Dog Chairwoman Barbara Cohen who passed away recently.

Barbie is in our care about to have puppies. We will provide more details about this girl as we get to know her better but we wanted to let you know she is with us and safe.

Because of Barbie's high prey drive, she needs a home without little critters, cats, or pet birds.

Click for more Barbie Updates!

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Age:2 years oldGood with kids????
Size:~40lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Hold
I have a Guardian Angel!I have a foster home!
 
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! 
 
Ellie MaeFemale Beagle
I'd love a home with a backyard and I can keep it free from pesky squirrels for you. I enjoy attention (don't most dogs?) , car rides and belly rubs.

Best in a home with yard, since she loves being outside. Loves walks on trails, not around traffic which makes her nervous. VERY loving, sweet and gentle.

Here's a video about how Ellie did in a foster home.

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Age:4-5 years Good with kids?Yes
Size:35lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:LowStatus:Recently Adopted
 
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
 
FionaFemale Cairn Terrier mix
Good with other dogs - high energy level that some dogs do not like. Cats should be OK, if introduced properly. Crate trained. Very sweet !!

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Age:1 1/2 years oldGood with kids?Yes
Size:8 poundsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:HighStatus:Recently Adopted
 
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! 
 
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! 
 
LydiaFemale Spaniel mix
I'm an outgoing lady and good in all situations. I know how to "go with the flow," so I'm sure you and I will get along just fine. I really need a dog companion.

Should be in home with at least one other dog. Best with someone who is home a lot. LOVES people and one of the sweetest here.

Here's a video showing Lydia hanging out with her buddy Maui.



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Age:3 years oldGood with kids????
Size:23.5 lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats????
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Adoption Pending
 
MauiFemale schnauzer mix
Maui is a smart, low-key dog that would make a great family dog. She walks well on a leash and comes when called. Due to her high prey drive, she needs a home without cats or pocket pets.

Here's a video showing Maui hanging out with her buddy Lydia.

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Age:4 yearsGood with kids?Yes
Size:~35lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
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! 
 
OakleyMale Beagle mix
The SPCA took me from a rural shelter where I didn't have as good an opportunity for adoption as I'll have now. I'm a friendly young fellow and I like other dogs ... except when I have a prized possession ... a toy or treat. So I need to be an only dog so my selfish side doesn't come out.

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Age:2 years oldGood with kids?Yes
Size:19 poundsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats????
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Available
I have a Guardian Angel! 
 
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!
 
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! 
 


 
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