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In shelter Dog

Fredericksburg , VA, 22405
Pet name:
Mixed Breed
Brown / Chocolate
Hi! My name is Canela. I am 2-3 years old, 65 pounds, and PERFECT for any pet-free home looking to add a dog! I will be the BEST dog you could ever have. House manners? Easy! Walking? Even easier!! I am just the friendliest towards all humans, big and small. I would be happy in just about any type of family environment, because all people are my friends. I am mostly the sit and chill type, but I have my moments of spunk when a stuffed toy gets thrown in the mix, or when my foster family comes home. I also have the CUTEST wiggle butt that will steal your heart the second I show you.
People get turned off by me because I am a “people-only” dog. They are missing out and it makes me sad! I really am SO EASY (My foster really cannot stress this enough). Even though I can’t be loose around dogs, I am able to go on walks and outings (with consideration). I just need an environment where I can keep my space, and I will be happy as could be. That being said, I am also perfectly happy at home, and don’t need to be out and about in order to be happy.
Because I am a dog who needs a family with special accommodations (no pets and a family comfortable having a people-only dog), talk to ODHS about the foster-to-adopt program, where you can invite me to a 7-day sleepover to make sure I am the perfect fit for your family.
Just look at me! The humans tell me I am beautiful, both inside and out! I have been at ODHS for a while now, and even though I have become a volunteer favorite, its time for me to go! Fill out an application to come meet me and my foster family. They will tell you everything you need to know to make sure I am the right fit. I am big and strong, but I really am a gentle soul. I can’t wait to meet you!!

You can come adopt me or even join our foster program to help the humans learn all the awesome things about new dogs like me! Learn more on our website! 

Hope to see you soon! 

What breed am I? Mixed mutt! ODHS does not breed label (unless there’s official paperwork), as studies show it is nearly impossible to tell the exact breed of each dog based off of their appearance.

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Adoption Donations are $275 for an adult, $375 for puppies (a dog under one year of age), and $175 for a senior dog (based on the age of the dog). Adoption donations are to be made via cash, check, and credit/debit card. There is a $5 fee to run cards.

Please remember to bring a collar and leash (non-retractable) with you the day of the adoption. Note: Martingale collars and slip leads are strongly recommended.

We typically have adoption events on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday afternoons.  There are times on Thursday evenings, that our events will be by appointment only, so be sure to check our Facebook page for a notice or contact us prior to making the trip. Our adoption center is located at 3602 Lafayette Blvd, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Its important that you keep an eye on your emails for any changes or updates during the adoption process.

Visit our website for an application to adopt.

Old Dominion Humane Society is a volunteer based organization. We are run completely by volunteers, who also have full time jobs, so we appreciate your patience.  Currently, the average timeframe for a response to your application is 1 week.

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Note: ODHS only adopts to Virginia and surrounding states (including D.C.). A $50 out of state fee applies.


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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