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Rhea (aka Maria)   

In shelter Dog

Washington, DC, 20037
Pet name:
Rhea (aka Maria)
Labrador Retriever
Tricolor (Brown, Black, & White)
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Dogs Name: RHEA

Estimated Breed : Lab Mix

Approximate Age: 4 years 

Approximate Weight: approx. 52 lbs 

Currently Living at: Boarding

Adoption Fee: $375


Meet Rhea! Poor gal recently was given up by her owner because he could no longer take care of her. She is overwhelmed at the kennel, because she absolutely LOVES people and wants to cuddle. She is a happy and loving girl whose greatest joy is to run after squirrels and play with toys. She would prefer a fenced yard, but would do fine with regular exercise. Rhea is housetrained and crate trained and very friendly with people, but prefers to be the only dog in a household. She is very affectionate and always willing to sit with you on the couch when you are watching television. She deserves a forever home where she will loved. 

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 (for dogs over 6 months old), 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 dog 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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