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Washington’s Adoptable Pets of the Week: July 2, 2015

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

Cush is a 16-year-old Parson Jack Russell terrier-mix. He is a funny dog who likes to play catch with his tennis ball and cuddle on the couch. His body shows some signs of his age (the beginning of cataracts, slightly stiff hips), but he behaves like a dog half his age. With a human he trusts, Cush is a very loving and sweet dog. He’ll cuddle up next to his foster family on the couch or curl up at their feet. He’s also an extremely active dog for his age. He walks wonderfully on a leash on his daily two mile walks. Cush should be the only dog in his new home, since he has shown some aggression toward other dogs. He does not lunge, or even seem interested in other dogs during walks, but he should not be loose in a dog park. Cush needs to be let outside frequently to avoid accidents in the house. An ideal home for Cush would be with someone who is home often and can really give him the companionship and attention he deserves. He’s at an age where both behavioral and health issues are common, but Cush is a very sweet, smart, playful companion. To find out more about Cush, visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

Tilda is an approximately eight-year-old Chihuahua-mix. She was left at a high kill shelter after her elderly owner passed away. She’s living in a foster home now with several other dogs and cats and is gets along with everyone. Tilda has also been excellent around the foster’s three- and four-year-old, well behaved grandchildren. Her foster also says she doesn’t have any separation anxiety or destructive behavior. Tilda takes a little while to warm up to new people but once she does she fits right in with everyone. She is house and crate trained. She likes to be pet, but is very shy at first. She is not a lap dog, though she likes to be part of the pack and sit in the living room with everyone. She greets her foster at the door and wiggles and barks with excitement when she returns home. At home she runs around the back yard with the other dogs and likes to play with her stuffed animals. Tilda is looking for a loving family that will be patient, giving her time to come out of her shell. To find out more about Tilda, please visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

Moon Pie and Playdough have been bounced around a lot in their relatively short lives and want nothing more than a loving, permanent home. Given to a shelter as kittens, they were eventually adopted but then returned a year or so later because of “landlord issues.” They recently found their way to the Washington Animal Rescue League, where they’ve become staff favorites. Both these boys are incredibly handsome and have personalities to match. Playdough, a two-year-old tabby, is slightly more outgoing, and will immediately climb into your lap. Moon Pie, a three-year-old tuxedo cat, is just as affectionate if a bit more cautious. These two BFFs will keep each other company when you’re out and welcome you home when you return. Stop by the Washington Animal Rescue League to meet them.

Bugsly has traveled all the way from Georgia and is waiting in boarding for a loving home. He’s a beagle, about three years old and 35 pounds. At adoption events, Bugsly loves to lay on the sidewalk and tempt passersby to stop and rub his belly. He is very sweet, and incredibly calm – just a wonderful gentleman who’s waiting to meet his forever family. Find out more about him through K-9 Lifesavers.

Don’t be fooled by this fellow’s name. He may share the name of one of the most ruthless villians in Dallas but that’s about all they have in common. This JR is very smart and loveable, and what he lacks in size, he makes up for in personality. He’s between one and three years old and under 20 pounds – a typical Jack Russell-mix. He wants to be your one and only, which sometimes means he can be a little possessive. If you’re looking for an only dog, and want to keep your yard free of uninvited little critters, JR is your boy. You can meet him through K-9 Lifesavers.

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