Recent Stories

Good day from Little Dog Land. I’m a little dog — a Chihuahua and something else mix. My name is Oscar and I’m 4 years old and 8 pounds of lap-loving protection. I’m good with most other dogs and love cats. Big kids are better than little kids in my opinion.

Good mornin’ from the ‘extra large’ girl as they describe me here at RAWL. I weigh in at about 72 pounds. The RAWL staff thinks I could be a Brindle Mountain Cur, though they were told I’m a Boxer/Mastiff mix. Brindle Mountain Curs originated in the Appalachians back in pioneer days. Well, n…

Ears, ears, ears! That’s us hounds! Along with the ears comes a dog who’s loyal, fun-loving, usually easy to train, and funny. We can be pets just like any other breed. And we do a good job at it. Now, me. I came to RAWL with my traveling buddy Brennan and I needed to put on a little weight.…

Hi all. I would like to introduce myself. Name’s Ramey and I am a Beagle/Border Collie mix, about 1-2 years old. I came to RAWL as a stray and the RAWL staff call me a “ready to move in” dog. They say I have really good manners. And another good thing: I love cats and dogs. I need to mention…

Happy, happy, happy, that’s me. My name is Brennan and I’m a youngster, 4 to 5 months old and growing up to be a good-sized boy. I’m a mix of Labrador Retriever and Husky. I have a great time here at RAWL and am learning some of the basic commands. I know sit and am learning how to “give paw.”

My name is Gizmo and I weigh in at 11 pounds. I’m a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua Mix. I am not a children dog — period. However, I love most other dogs and especially love cats. I have an issue with being over-protective of my home but the RAWL staff are working with me on a daily basis to improve thi…

My name’s Wesley and I’m a young American foxhound. I got lost and was traveling a gravel road when a really nice lady picked me up, got me warm, and then got me to RAWL. They call me a “mush” here. I guess that means “really nice guy.” I’m 1-2 years old and weigh 70 pounds, and am well-beha…

It’s been said that rescuing one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog the world will change forever. Just ask Dude, climbing here into the arms of rescuer Amanda Gray of Amissville. When Amanda, a horse veterinarian in nearby Marshall, rescued Dude just over a year ago …

Hi, everyone, my name is KC and I am a typical puppy, that is to say cute, cute, cute! I am a young, happy girl, about 10 to 12 weeks old, and a German Shepherd/Pitbull mix. I’m very social and love other dogs, cats, and of course humans. I’m close to being housebroken and am working hard at…

My nickname here at RAWL is “Sweet Goober” and I am a Redbone Coonhound. My real name is Holly. I am 1 year old and weigh 45 pounds. I’m gentle, affectionate, and happy; love toys, kids, dogs and cats, and really want to please my owner(s). Hunting hounds — coonhounds, foxhounds, and others …

Hi, name’s Mac. I’m a youngster, an all-white and cool-lookin’ Pit Bull Terrier, 7 months old and currently weighing fewer than 50 pounds. I came to RAWL as a stray, though I was lucky ‘cause in my previous life I was loved and cared for and was taught to sit and give paw.

Hi, all. My name is Sherman. I’m an Australian Cattle Dog mix. The RAWL people aren’t quite sure where the ears came from but they think they’re kinda cute. I’m less than 2 years old and weigh about 45 pounds. My breed was originally developed by Australian settlers to handle herds of cattle…

They call me a “saint” here at RAWL because I am well-mannered, kind, gentle, and very low maintenance. I’m around 8 years old and weigh 40 pounds. My owner gave me up but it wasn’t my fault. I came to RAWL with fleas and flea dermatitis, itching all the time. No more fleas but my coat needs…

They can’t figure out here at RAWL what breeds of dog my parents were. Maybe a Lab mix, maybe a mix involving some sort of sight hound (like greyhounds for example). And to add to the puzzle my voice is similar to a Husky’s. Let’s just call me a “Yellow Dog” with a big heart (as well as a bi…

Hello, Rapplanders. I’m Moriah and I am looking for a home. I’m only 4 months old, and weigh about 20 pounds. When I grow up I’ll weigh 40 to 55 pounds. I’m a Plott Hound mix, mainly Plott. Plotts are one of the least known dogs in the U.S. even though we are the state dog of North Carolina.…

Hello, all. I’m the RAWL Dog this week and my name is Pumpkin. You can call me Pun’kin if you want to. The RAWL staff tell me I’m a Chihuahua mix but I’m tellin’ ya there’s got to be terrier in there somewhere. Anyway I’m pretty teensy, weighing in at about 5 pounds. I’m a youngster — 3 year…

Hi, my name is Corey and I help the staff here at RAWL with their daily chores. I’m a 1-to 2-year-old Cattle Dog and was found as a stray back in May. Some people found me but they weren’t allowed to have dogs where they live. So I came to RAWL to look for another home.

Hi, Rapplanders. My name is Cannon and I’m a 3- to 4-year-old male German Shepherd. I’ve wondered why they gave me the name Cannon but you never know around here. I came here ‘cause my owners got a divorce and it was a bummer. But onwards. I’m getting some help here with my weight problem. I…

Gentle and sweet are words the RAWL people call me, along with my name, Chex. I am just 6 months old, weigh about 40 pounds (going to get a bit bigger, of course), and am a hound — probably a mix of coonhound and American foxhound. And I may have some July foxhound in me: that’s a sub-type o…

Not to brag or anything but my breed of dog is known as the smartest in the world. I’m a Border Collie named Bandit. I am 2 years old and weigh about 45 pounds. Border Collies are a herding breed originally bred to herd sheep. I’m looking for a home without children and with active adults wh…

I’m a well-socialized and well-raised German Shepherd cross named Mosby. I failed as a farm dog but I am not a failure at being a happy dog. I’m young and have a tendency to act my age but it’s not anything that a little basic obedience training won’t fix.

Hey, everybody! I’m from Florida and my name is Elsa. I’m a 1-year-old Terrier mix and I weigh 30 pounds. I’m the last of the dogs who came to RAWL after the hurricane. Being a terrier I am sassy, opinionated and stubborn and thus need an owner who is smarter than I am. I’ll keep you on your…

Hello, my name is Fergus and I am an Airedale mix, weighing in at about 50 pounds and 1 year old. Fergus (they call me Gus here at RAWL) is an Irish name meaning “courageous man.” Now I’m obviously not a man and I am not at all courageous but I am a sweet, friendly guy. Like all the other do…

I’m a Chihuahua, the smallest breed of all dogs that is named after a state in Mexico. My name is Bailey and I’m 5 years old and weigh 10 pounds. As you can see my coat color is a very fancy brindle. I serve as the doorbell here at RAWL, announcing all visitors. I’d be fine in a home with ot…

Hello readers of the Rappahannock News, I’m Larissa, another of the canine refugees from the Florida hurricane. We’ve all been so grateful that RAWL was here to help us. I’m a Jack Russell and some other cool kind of terrier mix, I’m about 7 months old, and weigh an adorable 15 pounds. I was…

Hello, all. I am a Red Heeler, young, about 40 pounds. Now you might ask, ‘A red dog?’ And what is a ‘Heeler?’ The ‘red’ is actually a reddish brown color covering my head and sprinkled throughout my white coat. My breed is called a Heeler because we originally helped Australian cattlemen he…

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