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Rescue Me ID: 17-10-16-00391Rose (female)

Dalmatian    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    COURTESTY POST - CONTACT We are looking for the perfect new home for our beautiful liver spotted female Dalmatian Rose-a companion dog who loves to snuggle and play. Rose loves tennis balls, rope 'tug of war' toys, and plush toys with squeakers. Rose will be 10 years old on January 19 of 2018, but as her photos show, she looks and seems much younger. Rose has been an impeccably well cared for pet since she was a puppy. She is heartworm negative and on preventatives, she is completely up-to-date on all her shots (required shots and additional vaccinations), she is spayed, and she is an indoor dog. Rose has always ... (Read More)been under the care of a vet and has never missed an annual checkup. We allow Rose on furniture, and she sleeps in bed with us. During the day while we are working, she is crate trained and can spend up to 8 hours in her crate without an accident-as long as she has been out and on a walk beforehand. Rose is taken on walks regularly and is out in our fenced yard exercising as well (on an additional tie out due to her tendency to hop the fence (she can jump a 4 foot fence if she has something to 'launch' off of).That said, when we are busy, she is content to take very short walks or just 'do her business' in the yard and then curl up and sleep on the couch. Though she is uni (meaning deaf in one ear), she hears very well, is fed a high-quality diet, and has no health problems at all. Many people assume she is a puppy due to her beautiful, soft coat and petite size. She really is a strikingly beautiful and loving dog. She has one blue eye and one green eye. She is around 31 pounds, so she is quite small for a Dal; people have asked me if she is 'miniature,' but she is not. In fact, both of her parents were champion show Dalmatians. We absolutely adore her, but we have a baby on the way, and this was not at all expected. The issue we are facing is that Rose is fine with older children and teens, but she is especially not good with babies or small children. She has consistently snapped at and/or bitten them. We have been able to manage this by avoiding having small children coming to our home or having our teenaged son keep her separated from them if they do. However, this is not going to be practical with a new one actually joining our family. After conferring with her vet, we all feel that rehoming is the best option for her. While Rose gets along with some dogs, she is extremely inconsistent on this front and has attacked other dogs unprompted. We are, therefore, seeking new owners for her that do not currently have any other dogs for safety reasons. Also for safety, we are hoping we can find a couple that does not plan children for several years, a couple whose children are already teenagers (or at least 10 years old and mature), a single person, a retired couple whose children are grown, and preferably a family or single person without any other dogs. Ideally, we would also find a placement in a home that has already had a Dalmatian and understands the breed and their needs, though this part is negotiable as long as the new owner(s) are experienced dog owners/handlers and as long as the potential new owners are committed to learning about the needs of Dalmatians. Rose has done very well with pet sitters and visitors, but she is fearful at first and must have time to get to know new people. Of utmost importance is that people she is first introduced to do not put their faces toward her face, which has made her snap (but not bite). Rose is sometimes anxious alone; she prefers being with people. Rose requires these extra precautions, but when she is with 'her people,' she is sweet and amicable and really loves to cuddle. We had to work and live in the UK for four months in the fall of 2016, and she bonded very well with her pet sitters. We regret that these young men are not living in housing that take a dog, but we are encouraged that she bonded so quickly to them. This experience leads us to believe that Rose will adapt and bond with her new owner(s) once she feels safe and cared for. She is extremely healthy and active, and we believe she has many more years of healthy life ahead. A $100 rehoming charge in the form of a tax-deducible donation to the Washington Area Animal Adoption Group (WAAAG) is requested in order to dissuade those with nefarious intentions. Rose will come with heartworm preventatives, a beginner supply of food, treats, toys, and chews, her crate, and her 'gentle leader' leash. We are located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, but we are happy to transport her up to a few hours from here for the right placement. She is excellent in the car. She mostly just curls up and sleeps. If you are within 150 miles of us and Rose sounds like the right fit for your situation, please get in touch with me at or call me at (215) 264-6650 to schedule an initial phone meeting. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Rockingham County Harrisonburg, VA 22801 MAP IT!

Cathryn Molloy (215) 264-6650

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Rescue Me ID: 17-08-03-00136SPOT (male)

Dalmatian Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Spot is just as smart as he is beautiful! This guy is pretty high energy and LOVES to play! He gets along great with other dogs and would benefit from having a playful dog companion and an active family that loves to run or take him on long walks. He LOVES people and can't get enough cuddles, rubs and kisses. He is a 60lb lap dog! His strength and energy level may be a bit too much for young kids, but he would be perfect for older kids who love to run and play! He is a bit too interested in cats, so he needs a cat free home. Spot does wonderful in situations where there are a lot of people and commotion. It doesn't bother him one bit! He ... (Read More)loves meeting everyone! He is an all around great dog! He is about 4 years old, 60lbs. If you are interested in adopting this dog, please go to and fill out an adoption application. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Virginia Paws for Pits
Augusta County Staunton, VA 24401 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-05-28-00319Domino (male)

Dalmatian Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Look who is finally up for adoption.. DOMINO!! He is a year old Dalmation/Boxer mix. Has so much love to give... He gets along well with other dogs, but was starved when he came into the shelter so he just needs to be fed seperately from other dogs. He knows basic commands and is housetrained. He is so sweet how could you pass him up. He is neutered, neg for heartworms, currently on Bravecto, shots up to date! Consider opening your home to this sweet boy! His adoption fee is $200

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Golden Meadows Animal Rescue
Wythe County Wytheville, VA MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Dalmatian in Virginia
    Dalmatian Dogs can make good pets in Virginia if they match your IifestyIe. Dalmatians are energetic, companionable dogs. Dalmatians need to be with people and may become despondent if left alone. A Dalmatian makes a wonderful pet for families with children but should be supervised with very small kids. Dalmatians are good with other household pets but can be combative with dogs they do not know. Dalmatians have a slight tendency to be high strung or timid if they do not have enough exercise or socialization. Dalmatians are smart but can be stubborn. They respond very well to early, consistent obedience training. Dalmatians need a home with a good sized yard.

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    The high energy level of the Dalmatian can be attributed to the fact that the dogs were bred to accompany horse-drawn carriages. Ten to twelve percent of Dalmatians are deaf. Dalmatians are traditional firehouse mascots. Dalmatians may have first been perfected in Yugoslavia or Croatia but the breed dates back thousands of years to ancient Egyptian times.

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Loudon County - Middleburg 20118
Middleburg Humane Foundation 540-364-3272

Fairfax County - Centreville, VA 20122
Prevent a Litter Coalition 888-SPAY-4-VA

Arlington County - Arlington 22204
Capital Animal Care 703-486-0303

Arlington County - Arlington VA, Virginia 22206
Animal Welfare League of Arlington 703-931-9241

Arlington County - Arlington 22207
Feral Cat Coalition 703-538-1921

Arlington County - Arlington, VA 22207
Metro Ferals 703-528-7782

Arlington County - Arlington, VA 22210
SPAY Inc/SPCA of Northern VA 703-522-7920

Alexandria City - Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Alexandria Animal Shelter 703-838-4775

Alexandria County - Alexandria 22304
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 703-838-4774

Winchester County - Winchester 22601
SPCA -- Winchester 540-662-8616

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Cat's Cradle 540-438-5222

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Shenandoah Valley Clinic 540-437-1980

Charlottesville City - Charlottesville, Virginia 22906
Charlottesville SPCA 804-973-5959

Orange County - Orange, VA 22960
Orange County Animal Shelter 540-672-1124

Fluvanna County - Troy, Virginia 22974
Fluvanna SPCA 434-591-0123

Hanover County - Ashland 23005
Hanover Humane Society 877-463-8837

Goochland County - Crozier 23039
PetFix Coalition 888-PET-FIX1

Louisa County - Louisa, Virginia 23093
SNAP Louisa (Spay/Neuter All Pets) 540-967-3573

Goochland County - Manakin-Sabot 23103
For the Love of Animals in Goochland 804-342-6975

James City County - Williamsburg 23185
Heritage Humane Society 757-221-0150

Richmond County - Richmond, VA 23220
Richmond SPCA/Robins-Starr Humane 804-521-1300

Chesapeake City - Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
Meower Power 757-399-0001

Richmond County - Richmond 23221
PAL Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

Richmond County - Richmond, Virginia 23221
PreventALitter Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

Richmond County - Richmond 23231
Richmond HERO 804-788-HERO

Isle of Wight County - Smithfield, VA 23431
Isle of Wight Humane Society 757-357-4214

Virginia Beach County - Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
Virginia Beach SPCA 757-739-9306

Roanoke County - Roanoke, Virginia 24016
Angels of Assisi Spay/Neuter Clinic 540-344-8707

Pulaski County - Dublin, VA 24084
Pulaski County Humane Society 540-674-0089

Floyd County - Floyd, Virginia 24091
Floyd County Humane Society 540-745-7207

Henry County - Martinsville 24112
SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County 276-632-0548

Franklin County - Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Planned Pethood Clinic 540-489-3491

Salem County - Salem, VA 24153
Salem Animal Shelter 540-375-3038

Bristol County - Bristol 24202
Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic 276-591-5790

Bristol County - Bristol 24203
Holly Help Spay/Neuter Fund 276-466-5375

Augusta County - Staunton, Virginia 24401
Augusta Regional SPCA 540-885-7722

Bedford County - Bedford, VA 24523
Bedford Humane Society 540-586-6100

Campbell County - Evington, VA 24550
South Central Spay/Neuter Clinic 434-821-4922

Tazewell County - Falls Mills, Virginia 24613
Pet Haven Rescue Center 276-326-3483

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