HARLEY  - Needs experienced owner

Available in the Washington, DC area (within a 2.5 hour radius)
Gender:  male neutered

Age:  6.5 years old (born 1/3/2012)  

Size:  large - 95 pounds.  Harley is a tall boy.  

Breed:  Labrador Retriever  (American style)  

Energy level:  high energy - needs an active family willing to provide him with plenty of exercise.    Currently getting about 4 miles a day.   * Harley is getting 2 long walk/runs daily of about 2 to 3 miles each time.    He would love to go to a home with a runner.  A home on the water or a home with a pool would also suit him just fine as he loves water and loves to swim.  
Vetting completed before adoption :  combo vaccine, Rabies vaccine, Bordatella, Lyme vaccine x 2, Lepto vaccine, neuter, heart worm negative, monthly preventatives, micro-chip

Vetting that will need to be done after adoption by the new owner:  monthly preventaties
Heartworm status:  negative  
House & crate trained:  yes to both.  Harley is  trustworthy when he is not crated when no one is home but the house has to be be "dog proofed" especially counters.  Harley is a counter surfer.  **  This is provided that Harley gets the exercise that he needs.  If he doesn't he may "make his own fun" when no one is home.  
Good with dogs:  best as an only dog.  Harley is a resource guarder around other dogs and while he has gotten much better since he has been in foster care with our rescue, he has a better chance of being successful in his new  home if he didn't have to share - food, toys, attention, etc.   Harley was not well-socialized as a puppy unfortunately and he can be quite jealous.  
Good with cats:  NO!     
Good with children:  older, sturdier children because he's a big boy and can be quite energetic in the house.   He will also use his mouth/teeth when he gets excited and trying to play.  12+ please with no plans to have any additional children in the future.    
Adoption fee:  $350
Other:      Harley knows several basic commands and walks well on the leash.    He walks better when being walked alone.  If there is another dog along he will speed up and try to compete.  He also has a high prey drive so attention needs to be paid to critters on walks (deer, squirrels, rabbits, etc.)   Harley would be a really good indoor guard dog.  He alerts on unusual things and his bark can be quite loud and intimidating.  He would not be good for apartment or shared wall living situations.  He needs to go to a stand-alone house and a physically fenced yard.  He doesn't self-exercise so the yard doesn't have to be that big but he could not be trusted with underground or electric fences.  

Harley is a very loyal and loving dog and he is very people oriented.  



Age:  approximately 1.5 years old

Size:  medium 26 pounds now and will likely top out in the 30 to 35 pound range

Gender:  male neutered

Breed:  poodle mix.  Not sure what he is mixed with but he is a very low shedding dog.  He will need regular grooming to look his best.  He is probably mixed with something larger than a miniature poodle

Energy level:  medium to high.  Needs a couple of good longish walks daily.  (1+ mile every time)

Temperament:  skittish and at times fearful of humans.  He is anxious.  At some point in his previous life before he was rescued from a high kill facility, Beau/Yoshi was mistreated and maybe even abused.  So he has trust issues and is anxious.  He is most fearful of hands and of being trapped with no escape route.   When he feels trapped, he will urinate so it takes some planning and managing to keep him from peeing on soft surfaces (carpets and rugs).  We have started him in anti-anxiety medication and it seems to already be making a positive different.   Beau loves to spent time outside so he would thrive in a situation where he could have access to both inside and outside throughout the day.  It is unlikely that he would learn to use a doggie door...at least not until he has learned to trust and feels safe.  the doggie door would create a situation where he would feel trapped.   Beau will need a very patient family that will give him time to get over his issues.  Not weeks, months..maybe even a year +.    The good thing is that Beau is not the least bit aggressive and there is zero concern about fear biting.  He is just a very scared little dog that wants to trust but has been let down by humans too many times.  

Good with dogs?  YES!!  MUST go to a home with another young, playful confident dog that he can watch and learn from.   The dog should be close in size or larger than Bo.

Good with cats?  we think so.  He's been fostered with a cat and there were no issues but he seems to be a little too interested in small critters. 

Good with children?  while he is in no way untrustworthy around children, he's not a big fan of the noise and activity of small children.  He'd do better with older, calmer children 12+ but would even do better if it was a super calm household with other dogs and few humans.  

Needs to go to a home where someone is around a fair bit.  He would not do well being left home alone for hours and hours.  He needs people time to help him overcome his issues.  Needs a dog experienced home ....   he would not be a good dog for first time dog owners because of his issues.    

Would do best in a stand-alone house in a calm/quiet area with a physical fenced yard.  He needs direct access to a yard and not have to go down a bunch of stairs to get to the yard although so far he is managing our 7 to 8 deck stairs without issues.  He would not do well in high density/high traffic areas, apartments, condos or townhouses.  



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HARLEY - CHOCOLATE LABRADOR RETRIEVER.  Being fostered in the Washington, DC area.  

LOCATED IN VIRGINIA  - looking to place Griffon within a 2.5 hour radius of Warrenton, VA and or 2.5 hour radius of DC.  
Name: Griffon
Age:  estimated at 2.5  years old.    
Sex: male neutered
Size (when full grown):  Is about 35  pounds right now and is full grown.   
Breed:  We did a genetics test on him and here is his mix:  25% Shiba Inu, 12.5% Shih Tzu, 12.5% Golden Retriever, 12.5% Labrador Retriever, 37.5% mixed between herding group (Shepherds, etc.), Asian group (Husky, malamute, Akita, etc.), Terrier group, Mountain dog group (like Bernese Mtn. Dog, Saint Bernard, etc.).  His personality is very much Shiba and Retriever.  His fur is more like Retriever/Shih Tzu.  It grows long so he needs to be groomed every 2 to 3 months.  

Personality: ​very friendly, energetic 
Energy Level:  medium to high.  Requires a couple of good, longer walks daily in addition to play time with another dog.  
Vetting completed before adoption: ​combination vaccine, fecal check, de-worming , rabies vaccine, heart worm test (negative), neuter, monthly preventatives, micro-chip
Vetting that will need to be done after adoption by the new owner:  monthly preventatives 
Heartworm status: Negative
House and crate trained:  yes to both

Good with dogs: Yes.  Loves to play!!!    Would love to have another playful dog in the house with him.     In fact, we will only consider a home that already has another playful dog(s) in the house.  
Good with cats: no - he will chase. 
Good with kids: older children.  He is friendly but because he is so energetic, he will jump and will use his mouth when playing.   Children 6+ please.    
Adoption fee:  $350  

Griffon is being fostered in the Warrenton, VA area and we are looking to place him within a 2.5 hour radius of there.  


Gender:                                        male
Size:                                                medium - 38 pounds. 
Breed:                                            Shiba mix.  Not sure what he's mixed with.  Maybe Shepherd, Doberman,                                                                  Border Collie or?? 
Age:                                                 estimated around 2.5 to 3 years old
Good with dogs:                       most dogs.  Does better with females than males, does not do well with                                                                    dominant dogs or barky/growly dogs.    Does not like intact male dogs.                                                                       He would love to find just the  right play mate because he does enjoy                                                                              playing.  
Good with cats:                        Yes but may be a bit too interested in them.  
Good with children:               yes - older (10+) because he is a door dasher.  Small children would not be                                                               able to protect the door very well and prevent him from getting out of                                                                       the house.  Because  he  is a Shiba mix, his urge to escape is high and he                                                                     will run if he gets out and will only  come back when he's good and                                                                                 ready.  
Energy level:                               medium to high.  Loves a couple of good walks daily  (at least 1.5 miles                                                                        each time).   Would make a good running buddy.  
Vetting accomplished:          combination vaccine,  rabies vaccine, micro-chip, neutered,  heart worm                                                                    treatment, monthly preventatives                                                                                       
Vetting after adoption:       monthly preventatives.  
Heartworm status:                was positive in October 2017.  Underwent Melarsomine injections in                                                                          January and  February 2018.  Should test negative by September 2018. 
House broken:                         yes
Crate trained:                           yes but doesn't really like the crate.  If he's left out of the crate when no                                                                   one is  home, he is generally well behaved and doesn't chew.    
leashed trained:                       yes but needs a bit more work.  He does pull but has gotten quite a bit                                                                         better.  

fenced yard needed?            YES!  needs to be at least 4 foot tall and dog proofed.  He could likely climb                                                                a chain link  fence so that won't work for him.  Kai prefers to spend more                                                                time outside than inside and would probably do great with a doggie door                                                                and access to a fenced back yard  most of the day.    

basic obedience:                      in progress.  Knows sit, stay, wait, eat, come.  Working on down and heel                                                                    right now. 

other information:                 Kai would do best in a home with an active family that would be willing to                                                                    get him out  for a couple of good walks/daily.  He enjoys spending time                                                                      with the family members   and had a really strong bond with the                                                                                    previous foster's children.    He can be unsure of males and will                                                                                      take time to warm up to males.  He does not like to  be grabbed quickly                                                                   or forcefully  and being a Shiba mix, may nip/use his mouth (not biting                                                                       but mouthing) when he  doesn't want to do something.  

Adoption fee is $300