Ralphie (above) is a three-year-old Chihuahua and Feist mix. He is a happy and energetic dog. Ralphie loves playing with toys and fetching balls. He is an amazingly fast runner and also has an incredible vertical jump. He loves to play with other dogs or chase birds and squirrels in the backyard. Ralphie is at his best when he has had plenty of exercise. He has done very well with crate and house training. Ralphie is a very sensitive, affectionate, and smart boy, but is often fearful of new situations and people, keeping his distance and sometimes barking. He would not be a good fit for a home with small children. To find out more about Ralphie, please visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.
Slurpee is a two-year-old, 102-pound bulldog. He was rescued by the Washington Humane Society on January 7, 2015 after he was found outside in freezing weather. Slurpee is not a dainty dude, but he loves to snuggle and will try his best to fit into your lap (spoiler alert: he won’t ever fit). Even though Slurpee is big and strong, he is great on a leash and loves to walk right next to his person. He knows many commands, too, like sit, down, paw, and roll over, and would love to learn some more. You can meet him at WHS’s Georgia Avenue Adoption Center.
Amelio is a super friendly Labrador-mix. He and his brother spent most of their first year chained to trees in rural Mississippi. Driven by boredom or a desire to be free, they wore down their lower canine teeth to nubs chewing on their chains. Fortunately, their lives took a turn for the better when they were rescued and transported to the Washington Animal Rescue League, where their damaged teeth were removed and they started learning about human kindness. Amelio’s brother has since been adopted, and now it’s Amelio’s turn. If you’re looking for a large, energetic, goofy guy who adores people (and likes some but not all dogs), Amelio could be the one for you. Stop by WARL and found out.
Confetti is a two-year-old Staffordshire terrier mix. He’s enthusiastic and energetic, and would love a human companion with similar qualities. His ideal day would be spent playing and going for runs, followed by some snuggle time on the couch. Confetti is selective about his canine friends—he enjoys playing with some but not others. When it comes to people, however, he seems to like everyone. Smart and food-motivated, Confetti has learned how to sit on command, is now working on down, and is eager to learn more tricks. Stop by the Washington Animal Rescue League and meet Confetti.