Washington, D.C./ Fun & Entertainment
Published on June 26, 2020
5 delightful doggies to adopt now in WashingtonPhotos: Petfinder

Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of lovable pups up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Washington, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect fit.

Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)

Ella, Labrador retriever and Staffordshire bull terrier mix

Ella is a female Labrador retriever and Staffordshire bull terrier mix staying at K-9 Lifesavers.

Ella is happy to keep company with other dogs. She is spayed and vaccinated, and she has mastered her house-training etiquette.

Ella's current caretakers say:

Ella is a sweet and loving girl. She did not ask her owner to mangle her ears, She did not ask to be bred year after year. She did not ask her owner to shoot her and dump her and her two pups at the shelter. Ella is a gentle soul that loves people. Do you have a place in your heart to give this wonderful girl a loving home? 

Apply to adopt Ella today at Petfinder.

Belle, beagle mix

Belle is an adorable female beagle mix in the care of K-9 Lifesavers.

Belle will get along great with other dogs. She is spayed and vaccinated.

From Belle's current caretaker:

Belle doesn't like to boast, but she really does have it all. She is a social girl who is fit and healthy with the loveliest temperament. And just look at that cute face. She is very excited by the prospect of a new home with a family who wants to love her forever.

Apply to adopt Belle today at Petfinder.

Elvis, hound mix

Elvis is an adorable male hound mix being kept at K-9 Lifesavers.

Elvis is a social butterfly, and he gets along well with other dogs. He has had all of his shots, and he is neutered.

From Elvis' current caretaker:

Elvis is a handsome (although he could stand to shed a few pounds) sweet boy looking for a loving family and home. He is pretty laid back and loves to nap. It would be great for a family to get him up and moving. Will you be his loving boot camp instructor? 

Apply to adopt Elvis today at Petfinder.

Scarlett, Labrador retriever mix

Scarlett is a lovable female Labrador retriever mix being kept at Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

Scarlett is a social butterfly, and she'll get along great with your other dogs. She is already spayed, and she has had all her shots.

From Scarlett's current caretaker:

Scarlett is a shy pup. She needs an adopter who is committed to socialization. We haven't seen her with children, but because she is shy, there needs to be a caution on children, especially those who might not be able to understand how to let her have the space she needs as she grows more confident. We are also recommending that there be a second dog in the home to help show her the ropes. 

Apply to adopt Scarlett today at Petfinder.

Cookie, shepherd and terrier mix

Cookie is a darling female shepherd and terrier mix being kept at Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

Cookie is happy to keep company with other dogs. She is spayed, and she has had all her shots.

More about Cookie:

I would love for a family to take me on lots of walks, plenty of trips to the dog park and a chance to shine at obedience school. 

Apply to adopt Cookie today at Petfinder.

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