President-elect Barack Obama commented recently that most shelter dogs are mutts , like him. Not so fast, Prez. While it’s true you won’t be hard-pressed to find mixed breed dogs among the nation’s shelter populations, there are a surprising number of purebreds available as well. But more importantly, don’t rule out the mutts!
Plenty of mixed breed dogs retain the hypoallergenic qualities of their parent breeds. (Poodle mixes, for instance, are often excellent companions to allergy sufferers.) So, Mr. President, we made it easy for you: We’ve rounded up a list of shelters in the Washington D. C. area. We’ve even identified which ones might be sheltering the perfect pup for your family , right at this very moment…
- Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
(Poodle , Shih Tzu , and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier mixes currently available for adoption)
- K-9 Lifesavers
(Shih Tzu mixes currently available for adoption)
- Washington Humane Society
(Poodle mix currently available for adoption)
- Animal Relief Fund
(Bichon Frise mixes currently available for adoption)
- Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation
(Shih Tzu and Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier mixes currently available for adoption)
- Washington Animal Rescue League
(Chinese Cresteds currently available for adoption–though not on our top 5 list, a good choice for people with allergies)
- Animal Welfare League of Arlington
- City Dogs Rescue
- Animal Rescue Inc.
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