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In shelter Dog

Stafford, Virginia, 22554
Pet name:
Rottweiler, Beagle, Mixed
Black with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Coat length:
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Dog's Name: Rhea
Estimated Breed : Rottweiler Mix
Approximate Age:  4 years
Approximate Weight: approx. 40 lbs 
Currently Living at:  Boarding
Adoption Fee:  $325  
If you are looking for a pocket-sized Rottweiler, you have found your girl. Rhea is a sweet girl, who loves people (sometimes a little too much since she loves to jump up on them and give them lots of hugs whether they volunteered or not). She is looking for an active home who will preferably have a yard (or be a very active hiker/walker/runner if not) in a home so she can expel her energy and be the tired, snuggly pup she can be with enough stimulation and exercise. Rhea hasn't been exposed to lots of dogs when she was a pup which makes her a little weary and she has not done well on dog on dog close encounter interactions (she growls and is clearly uncomfortable) so she would prefer to be an only dog in the home. She gets only nervous and growly if they approach and are directly in her face so she wouldn't thrive in apartment, but she would be perfectly happy in a residential neighborhood, ignoring other dogs on the other side of the street, and giving you enough love to make up for being an only doggie. She is hoping someone is looking for puppyish mini-rottie who has lots of love to give. 
Your new pet will require a refresher in house-training. K-9 Lifesavers strongly recommends all new adopters enroll their new pet into obedience training. This provides for an easier transition into a new home, ensures the dog remains well socialized, and helps form a bond between the dog and the new family.           
Adoption fees cover basic vetting, spay/neuter surgery, rabies, distemper/parvo vaccinations, treatment for worms, heartworm testing, monthly heartworm prevention and monthly flea/tick prevention (while the animal is in our care), and transport costs from high-kill shelter. Please note that on average, K-9 Lifesavers spend significantly more on each dog than their adoption fee. Adoption fee for HW positive dogs also covers heartworm treatment at our partner vets. 
Foster Program:    Foster homes provide for the temporary care of a rescue until the dog is placed into a loving, forever home.  For more information on becoming a foster parent, and our Foster Program, visit or email our Foster Coordinator at
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