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In shelter Dog

Washington, DC, 20007
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Please contact Jordan Schaer ( for more information about this pet.Golden queen ready for her throne (sitting by your side) DARLA NEEDS A FOREVER HOME!!!!

Name: Darla Best Guess for Breed: Shepherd

Best Guess for Age: Five years old (as of 8/8/22) SEX: Female

Approximate Weight: 60 pounds

Gets Along With: Darla does well with medium to larger sized dogs. We have not seen her with children but she can be tested. We do not recommend her for a home with cats or small dogs. Darla enjoys hanging out with dogs who are at least her size and work well with her.

Currently Living at: DC area foster home.

Special adoption considerations: Darla tested positive for heartworm disease and has been treated on August 8. Heartworm is not contagious to people or other pets, but results from mosquito bites. Heartworm, if left untreated, is life threatening, but after treatment, most dogs that were heartworm positive often suffer no significant long-term effects so long as they are kept on a monthly heartworm preventative. Most heartworm dogs can resume full active and normal lives, but need to be kept calm for 4-6 weeks after treatment. We are happy to talk more in depth about heartworm disease and treatment during the screening process. Retesting is recommended 6 months after treatment to confirm they are heartworm negative.

Darla is Looking For: A family who will treat her like the queen that she is! By this point, Darla has built an impressive career as an all-around good girl, and is ready to leverage and synthesize her extensive resume playing and cuddling into becoming your next best friend.

What My Foster Says About Me: This sweet 5 yrs old girl is Darla. She enjoys a nice treat and resting at home with you. She also likes to go for on walks if you are up to it. Darla does well walking on a leash, and eats and sleeps in her crate without any trouble. Darla is not afraid of noise and gets along with other other dogs and people, but does better as an only dog at home. Darla rarely barks and is respectful of property and toys when shes left outside her crate. She is easy to wash and enjoys laying on a cold floor rather than on a bed. Darla has not had any potty accidents at home.

Lucky Dog cannot guarantee any dog is housebroken. All of our dogs are working on their crate training.
TO ADOPT: The adoption fee for this dog is $475, which includes the cost of routine vetting, including vaccinations, spay/neuter, and heartworm treatment. If you are interested in adopting, please complete the Adoption Questionnaire online at

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