GUARDIAN ANGELS PROGRAM FOR DOGS

Many people who visit our website would love to provide a home for one of our dogs, but aren't able to adopt at this time. Others would like to honor a special person or pet and still others would like a gift for a difficult-to-buy-for friend or relative.

For these people, the SPCA of Northern Virginia has created a program called Guardian Angels that helps provide for our dogs until they can be placed into loving homes. For a minimum of $10 per month for 3 months ($30 total), you can become a Guardian Angel to a dog of your choice until it is placed into a home. Your $30 helps defray the cost of feeding, training, and veterinary care for your chosen dog.

In return, you will receive:

If you would like to do this, please visit the Dogs for Adoption page, choose a dog, and follow the link for a Guardian Angels application. Payment may be made via Paypal (click on the icon below)

... or mail us a personal check along with your application form. Minimum 3 months at $10/month.


Guardian Angels

AdeleFemale Hound mix
Thank you Jason Wu; A Generous Friend!

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 old yearsGood with kids?Older only
Size:35lbs lbsGood with dogs?Likes male dogs (NOT
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Available
 
AnnieFemale Dachshund/Beagle
Thank you Sharon Hudson-Dean in Honor of Jackie and Claudia!

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 old yearsGood with kids?Yes
Size:~12lbs lbsGood with dogs?Small Dogs only
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:LowStatus:Available
 
BarbieFemale Border collie/Lab mix
Thank you In Memory of Barbara Cohen From Mary Portelly, From Sharon Dryer, From Dana Meeker !

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.

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Age:2 years old yearsGood with kids?Older
Size:~40lbs lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Recently Adopted
 
BonnieFemale Beagle/terrier
Thank you Brian Steele In Honor of all the awesome doggies in the world; Alex Todd; Ashley Lambdin In Memory o!

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 old yearsGood with kids?Yes
Size:12lbs lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats????
Energy Level:LowStatus:Pending Adoption
 
BuddyMale Dalmatian mix
Thank you John R. Turner, Jr.; Cassie Rennie; Janet Dangelo!

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 years yearsGood with kids?No
Size:60 pounds lbsGood with dogs?Some
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:LowStatus:Available
 
CassieFemale Australian Shepherd/Sheltie mix
Thank you Bryanna Lee In Honor of Atticus, the Cat; Bonnie Sheehan and Family!

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 old yearsGood with kids?Older
Size:45 pounds lbsGood with dogs?No
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats????
Energy Level:LowStatus:Available
 
EveFemale Shih-Tzu
Thank you Andrea Adams!

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 old yearsGood with kids????
Size:14 pounds lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:LowStatus:Pending Adoption
 
JackMale Black lab/Great Dane mix
Thank you Richard Lara; Sue Etzweiler; Dana Vogel - in Memory of Tasker; Christine Cartwright; Annmarie S.!

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 yrs yearsGood with kids?No
Size:71 lbs lbsGood with dogs?Some
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:HighStatus:Available
 
JeffersonMale Dachshund mix
Thank you NewseumED Team in Memory of Ironheart McCormack; Michael Nassoiy In Memory of Kelly Nassoiy!

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 2017 yearsGood with kids?Yes
Size:~25lbs when grown lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:HighStatus:Pending Adoption
 
JerryMale Lhaso Apso mix
Thank you A Good Friend of Jerry !

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 old yearsGood with kids?Older only
Size:25lbs lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:LowStatus:Available
 
MontyMale Bloodhound/Ridgeback mix
Thank you Sharon Dyer; A Generous Friend!

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 old yearsGood with kids?No
Size:70/80 lbs lbsGood with dogs?OK with larger dogs,
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Available
 
PoshMale Bichon, Lhaso Apso mix
Thank you Sharon Dyer; A Generous Friend; Bonnie and David Sheehan and Family In Memory of Alicia C. Schuck !

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 old yearsGood with kids?No
Size:20 pounds lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Available
 
StanleyMale American Bulldog
Thank you Bonnie Sheehan In Honor of KM Running the Marine Corps Marathon; A Friend of Stanley!

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 years yearsGood with kids?No
Size:~60lbs lbsGood with dogs????
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?No
Energy Level:MediumStatus:Available
 
WashingtonMale Dachshund mix
Thank you The Fiedlers In Honor of Daisy adopted in 2013!

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 2017 yearsGood with kids?Yes
Size:~35lbs when grown lbsGood with dogs?Yes
Obedience Training:SomeGood with cats?Yes
Energy Level:HighStatus:Pending Adoption
 

The following dogs still need a Guardian Angel: Gretel, Hansel, Naira,

Can you help? The animals will thank you!


 
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