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:
- Pictures and updates
- Copies of write-ups
- Peace of mind
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.
|Adele||Female 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.
|Barbie||Female Border collie/Lab mix|
|Thank you In Memory of Barbara Cohen From Mary Portelly, From Sharon Dryer, From Dana Meeker !|
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!
|Buddy||Male 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.
|Cassie||Female 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.
|Thank you Andrea Adams!|
LOVES people and tends to be a bit clingy...she always wants to be with you. Crate trained. Very sweet !!
|Jack||Male 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.
|Jerry||Male 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.
|Lydia||Female Spaniel mix|
|Thank you A friend of Lydia;
Tiara Brown In Honor of ShaVonne A. Brown--Happy Birthday!!|
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.
|Maui||Female schnauzer mix|
|Thank you Bonnie Sheehan In Memory of Barbara Cohen for Her Shining SPCA Devotion!|
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.
|Monty||Male 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.
|Oakley||Male Beagle mix|
|Thank you Debbie and Ray Williams In Memory of Katie; Lauren and Andrew Wright; Sarah and Matt Donahoe !|
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.
|Posh||Male 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.
|Stanley||Male 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.