Your Next Best Friend: Reilly


My name’s Reilly. I came to RAWL in a lot of pain and was really scared. Once I got to RAWL, my story got happy.
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Your Next Best Friend: Lemon


Your Next Best Friend: Grizzly


Your Next Best Friend: Bear


Your Next Best Friend: Banks


Hi, Banks, the black and tan coonhound here. I’m 3 to 4 years old and have never hunted a day in my life: I’m a lovable, crawl-in-your-lap kind of dog, a homebody who just wants to hang out with you or snooze on my dog bed watching the day go by. It’s unconditional love...
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Your Next Best Friend: Wilford


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Your Next Best Friend: Shae


Your Next Best Friend: Beezie

Beezie the Beagle

Beezie the Beagle here. I’m just 10 months old and have long legs for a beagle, which contribute to my overall good looks. I’m ready for my walk, but not without my human.
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Your Next Best Friend: Peaches


I’m Peaches, a very social 3-year-old, 60-pound female yellow Labrador retriever who would be happy living with other dogs, cats or both.
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Your Next Best Friend: Bella


My friends here at RAWL call me Beautiful Bella. I’m a Catahoula leopard hound, with black (it’s called “blue”) ticking and striking ice-blue eyes. My breed originated in Louisiana as a hunting dog. I’m 7 years old and was brought to RAWL because I had a hard time adjusting to a new baby in...
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Your Next Best Friend: Allie

Dec. 4, 2014
I'm Allie. Meet me at RAWL.

Your Next Best Friend: Jay


Your Next Best Friend: Minnie


Hi, I’m Winnie, a young Labrador retriever mix, with a shiny black coat and warm brown eyes. I’m curious, easygoing with people and other animals, love companionship and am looking for a home.
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Your next best friend: Bob, the bobtail kitty

Nov. 6, 2014

My name is Bob, and I’m the RAWL Dog of the Week, or rather, Cat of the Week. I am a small, orange and white, miniature bobtail and am smart, energetic, and friendly.
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Your next best friend: Mickey


I’m Mickey, and I’m a “feist,” a breed developed in the U.S. to hunt squirrels. I love to play, especially to fetch stuff, and get along well with other dogs and cats. I’ve given up hunting, and RAWL is looking for a good home for me.
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Your Next Best Friend: Winnie


My name’s Winnie, and I’m a German short-haired pointer mix, about a year old.
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RAWL Dog: Otis

Oct. 16, 2014

Hello, my name is Otis. I am a male cattle dog, about 5 years old. I’m a repeat lodger here at RAWL and came in here — again — as a stray.
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Photo: Trail wags dog

Photo by Patricia Want

RAWL Dogs: Stevie

Oct. 9, 2014

Bulldog puppy here, named Stevie. I’m less than a year old, 70 pounds and have an underbite to die for. I was born deaf, but am learning sign language.
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RAWL Dogs: Missy

Oct. 2, 2014

Fifteen pounds of little dog energy — that’s me. Name’s Missy and I’m a happy and affectionate Pomeranian mix.
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RAWL Dogs: Cartman

Sept. 25, 2014

My name is Cartman. I am a Jack Russell terrier who’s leash-trained, housebroken and enjoys car rides. Let’s meet soon!
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RAWL Dogs: Charlie

Sept. 11, 2014

A dog with “all the fixings.” Name’s Charlie, and I’m a 4-year-old Heinz 57 — a lab build, border collie color and a low-shed terrier coat.
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RAWL Dogs: Maya

Sept. 4, 2014

Hi, my name is Maya. I’ve lived at RAWL now for a whole year. I’m a little less than 2 years old, weigh around 50 pounds and am a border collie/kelpie mix.
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RAWL Dogs: Wesley

Aug. 28, 2014

Wesley Beagle here. I am very happy and friendly — people, cats, other dogs, you name it, I like it.
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RAWL Dogs: Greta

Aug. 21, 2014

I'm Greta, 11 months old and a beautiful German shepherd. Did you know they have yard sales on Facebook where people give away dogs? Yeah, well, that’s me.
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RAWL Dogs: Gracie

Aug. 14, 2014

My name’s Gracie and I came to RAWL with my pack members, Weezie and Princess Rose, after our owner received an eviction notice.
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RAWL Dogs: Minnie

Aug. 7, 2014

My name is Minnie. I am a young Labrador-hound mix, less than a year old, and grew up with kids and other dogs.
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RAWL Dogs: Finch

July 31, 2014

My name is Finch and I am looking for a nouvelle maison (okay, a new home). My breed originated in Brittany, a region of France. Come meet me chez RAWL. I am a neutered male Brittany spaniel weighing 40 pounds; I’m about a year and a half old. The staff here at RAWL say I’m a...
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RAWL Dogs: Erin

July 24, 2014

Mornin’, name’s Erin and I’m looking for my home. I’m a 5-year-old German shepherd and friendly as can be.
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RAWL Dogs: Lulu

July 17, 2014

Hola! I’m a proud little dog, the littlest dog according to the American Kennel Club, with an ancestry in Mexico going back to before the Mayans.
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RAWL Dogs: We pups three

July 10, 2014
Cory, Jeremy and Chase

Cute as the dickens are we pups three. Cory, Jeremy and Chase, all boys. Born about 14 weeks ago and just a few weeks into life.
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RAWL Dogs: Poppy

July 3, 2014

I’m a bit-of-a-beagle named Poppy. I was wanderin’ around town as a stray and was lucky to be brought here to RAWL.
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RAWL Dogs: Georgie

June 26, 2014

When you come by to visit me, the first thing you’ll notice is my coloring. Striking. I’m a pit bull terrier mix and came into RAWL as a stray.
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RAWL Dogs: Mira

June 12, 2014

I’m a puppy — a 3-month-old Husky mix named Mira. My name means “wonder” or “wonderful” in Latin.
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RAWL Dogs: Merri

May 15, 2014

I’m a bit of a “li’l bit” named Merri, weighing at about 2 years old and a bit under 20 pounds.
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Letter: Much gratitude, both human and canine  

The staff and board of directors of the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL) would like to express our appreciation to our friends at Coterie for making RAWL the beneficiary of the latest in their House Concert Series last Saturday (May 3). It was another fabulous event at Coterie — a beautiful day, the food...
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RAWL Dogs: Ben


I’m an 80-pound a chocolate lab/rottweiler cross and bundle of contentment named Ben.
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Next week’s Give Local campaign gets a $100K head start

May 1, 2014

The Fauquier Health Foundation has given the first-ever Give Local Piedmont 24-hour fundraising drive a $100,000 boost, providing the online challenge fundraiser its first major boost.
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The Rapp for May 1

“The Book Thief,” tomorrow at the Theatre.

RAAC screens “The Book Thief,” RCHS hosts its coffee house, Americana music comes to Avon Hall, the Mitchell Fund grant winners are announced, Jessamine Hill hosts a Pantry Day dinner and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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