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Ava - ADOPTED!!, an adopted Black Labrador Retriever Mix in Arlington, VA_image-1

Ava - ADOPTED!! Black Labrador Retriever Mix Arlington, VA

  • Puppy
  • Female
  • Medium


Vaccinations up to date.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.

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Meet Ava - ADOPTED!!


Meet Ava! Someone saw this cute, fluffy puppy standing by a dumpster, all alone, and took her in. They reached out to us to find her a home. She was healthy when we had her checked out, so we suspect she was not on her own for very long.

Ava is currently living in a foster home with teenage kids and another dog. She loves playing with other dogs and would love to have another pup companion in her new home to show her the ropes. Ava's foster mom shared this update:

"Ava is a perfect mix of playful and snuggly. When she's awake, she's energetic, bouncy, curious and wants to be near and touching people. She is mostly quiet using her bark only as a way to tell you she is not done playing yet. She's a great sleeper...She sleeps often and hard throughout the day, and sleeps through the night without a peep. She sleeps in a penned area we have in our family room and will go over to use her pee pee pads 90% of the time. Ava just wants to play with the other dogs and is a very social pup. She comes bounding over to Lily with her tail wagging the whole time. Ava looks like a lab but her fur is thicker and fluffier than a lab. She is mostly black with a couple of tufts of white on her chest and the tips of her paws. She is a very sweet girl."

This pretty girl needs a fun, active family ready for puppy mode and committed to training. She is very cute now but will grow to be a strong and energetic dog who needs a committed handler. Another established, social dog in the home is always helpful for them to learn from, but she's a pretty social pup, and could be an only dog too.


Active family

Large breed dog experience

Flexible, puppy-friendly schedule

Will only be adopted to families in the DC metro and surrounding areas

NOTE: Ava is still too young to be spayed, but having her spayed at the appropriate age will be part of her adoption terms. We will require that proof of spay is provided to the rescue at the appropriate time.

Victoria will be coming to N. VA on 2/6/21, and we plan for her to go straight home. More pics coming soon.

Apply today!

GENDER: Female
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 7 lbs (will be around 50lbs fully grown)
COAT TYPE: medium
OTHER INFO: UTD on shots/dewormed/microchipped

FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to and complete the application.

You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to and fill out an application.

Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.

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