Adopt a Foxhound

Foxhound Dog

Jessie the Dog needs a home

Female, ~6 years, 45 lbs



Approximate Age: ~6 years





Approximate Weight/Size: 45 lbs





I am an UNDERDOG because.... I am a hound mix! Hound breeds are very prominent in the rural south and usually the first to be euthanized at the shelter due to the overpopulation of this breed.





Location Saved From: Mercer County, WV



Jessie is a sweet, affectionate girl. She may seem shy at first, but warms up quickly. She is a medium-energy that loves to play and go on walks outdoors with her foster mom. She loves other dogs, so would appreciate the ability to socialize every once in a while (either at the dog park or with a neighbor dog). 



In the home, she loves to snuggle and spend quality time with her person. Jessie loves food! She bounces for joy when she sees that it is dinner time. She is house-trained and has good house-manners. 



Jessie tested HW Positive and has been treated for heartworms prior to arriving to DC - for more information on heartworms, click here: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics



Adoption Application: 
http://bit.ly/adoptrdr



Foster Application: http://bit.ly/fosterapprdr



Adoption Process: In order to adopt, we require an adoption application. After you submit an application, if you pass the screening, we will contact you to schedule a phone interview. We will call your references, including your veterinarian and landlord (when appropriate). We will also conduct a home visit. After these steps are complete, you will be approved to adopt a dog. Please note this process takes 1-2 weeks so applications submitted when you are ready to bring a dog home within that time frame. You can meet our adoptable dogs at events, however, we cannot guarantee that dogs at events do not have pre-approved applicants meeting them there as well, so the application is the best way to start the process. 



Mission Statement: Forever true to “The Underdog”, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken.  We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog. Root For The Underdog!



Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We adopt to the Washington, DC metropolitan area to include Maryland and Northern Virginia. 



We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina.  Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.



We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid.  100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.



Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue. Our goal is for our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be!



All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, dewormed (although a second deworming may be required), started on heartworm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.


  • Animal: Dog
  • Breed: Foxhound
  • Size: Medium
  • Gender: Female
  • State: District Of Columbia
  • Zip/Postal Code: 20003
As of 8/8/2020 Jessie is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Jessie is still available or to adopt. Don't forget to check the other animal shelters near me there are many other pets needing a fur-ever home.

Owner Information

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