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Washington’s Adoptable Pets of the Week: March 6, 2015

Looking for a furry friend? One of these cuties—all available at Washington-area rescues—might be your match.

Editor’s note: We missed posting the regular round-up of pets last Friday, so today you get a double dose of adorable, adoptable animals.

Charlie Brown (above) is a gorgeous plott hound who is about two years old. If you’re looking for a cuddle bug, Charlie Brown is your guy. He’s got a spunky personality, but loves nothing more than to curl up next to you on the couch with his head on your lap. Charlie Brown gets along well with other dogs, but his big hound voice would probably do best in a house and not an apartment. Charlie Brown is in search of a forever home or a foster home. For more information about Charlie, please visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

Cole is an approximately one-and-a-half-year-old shepherd mix. He seems to have had a rough start, but he’s doing well and can’t wait to find a family of his own. He’s a pretty laid back guy, who likes to play and hang out with his human friends. He does well with other dogs, too. For more information about Cole, please visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.
Rosemary is a sweet boxer/shepherd mix. She’s likely about four years old and weighs 60 pounds. She loves people and is happy to give kisses all day long. Currently, Rosemary is being fostered with two other dogs that she loves to play with. And even when she’s done playing, she’s still entertaining because she snores while she naps. Rosemary would be an excellent addition to any family. For more information about her, visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.
Kiwi is an adorable cattle dog-mix who is about three years old. He’s a bit bigger than most cattle dogs, but true to cattle dog form, Kiwi loves nothing more than herding. He gets along well with other dogs, and would be the perfect hiking or jogging partner. Kiwi is looking for a forever or foster home. For more information about him, visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.
Valentino is a bassett hound/bull dog mix who is approximately four years old and weighs 58 pounds. He is a stocky little guy and is very friendly, playful, and smart. He is great with children and would do well in a home with another dog, preferably one that is submissive. He has a bit of separation anxiety, so he would do best with someone who is home frequently. Meet him through K-9 Lifesavers.
Tigger is a two-year-old plott hound-mix. She weighs about 65 pounds, but is looking to lose a little bit of weight. She and and her four puppies were rescued from a construction site. She is laid back and friendly, and she seems to get along with everyone. She is a little shy at first, but warms up quickly and is very sweet with people, including children. You can meet her through K-9 Lifesavers.
Pugsley is a two-year-old mixed-breed weighing about 42 pounds. He is a bouncy, happy, friendly dog who loves everyone he meets. Though he’s mid-sized, he would love to be a lap dog. He gets along great with children and female dogs. He loves exercise, his toys, walks, the dog park, and pretty much anything. He is pretty athletic and can even jump fences. He has free reign of his foster home because he doesn’t like to be confined, and he has done really well. You can meet him through K-9 Lifesavers.
Johnny Flash is a two-year-old Akita-mix, likely with some lab or shepherd. He weighs about 43 pounds and is just a wiggly, energetic, happy boy. He loves to fetch, play in the yard, or do anything that gets him some exercise. He is incredibly playful, but may not be the best with smaller dogs. Meet him through K-9 Lifesavers.

Meet Sweet N Low, a petite pit bull-mix currently residing at the Washington Animal Rescue League. Shy and, true to her name—very sweet—this little girl is much smaller than a normal pit bull-mix, at just over 30 pounds. She loves to take walks and finds squirrels and cats irresistible, so walkers must be alert! Sweet N Low is selective about her canine companions but plays well with those she likes, as you can see from this video clip. And she just loves people. Sweet N Low has been waiting patiently for her forever home for quite a while. Could it be yours?

Meet Daniella, a stunning four-year-old feline in search of a forever home. A bit shy at first, Daniella is affectionate and playful with those she knows. She loves a good game of laser tag and playing with her bouncy mouse. She also likes watching bird videos on the computer and appreciates catnip. Currently enjoying the comforts of a Washington Animal Rescue League foster home, Daniella is hoping for a permanent family of her own. Email to arrange a meeting with Daniella.

Smoke, a one-year-old American Staffordshire terrier-mix, is goofy, energetic, and very sweet. She weighs 45 pounds, is very friendly with other dogs, and loves taking long strolls throughout the day. Smoke is bouncy like a little kangaroo, and she can’t control her ears enough to decide how she wants them, so she keeps one up and one down at all times. Her favorite hobby is playing with her stuffed toys and then cuddling with them in her bed. You can meet Smoke at the Washington Humane Society’s Georgia Avenue Adoption Center.

Rock is a distinguished older gentleman at twelve years young. He was surrendered the Washington Humane Society in February. Past those crazy puppy years, Rock, an American Staffordshire terrier-mix, is ready to spend time cuddled up relaxing with his new family. At around 55 pounds, Rock is convinced he would make a great lap dog. Don’t be confused by his age, though, he still has a little extra spunk every now and then. He could possibly do well with another dog but would also love to be the center of attention as an only pet. If you’re looking for a quiet, gentle, and well-mannered canine pal, Rock is the guy for you. You can meet him at the Washington Humane Society’s New York Avenue Adoption Center.