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Sweet Pea - ADOPTED!! Dachshund Mix Arlington, VA

  • Young
  • Female
  • Small


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.

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Meet Sweet Pea - ADOPTED!!


Meet Sweet Pea. This sweet girl is one lucky pup. Her owner had posted her on Craigslist as unspayed, and they were giving her away for free. Being given like property to strangers is dangerous enough, but an unspayed female is more at risk of being used for breeding, and that's an awful life for the dog. Fortunately, one of our volunteers saw the post and immediately contacted the family to convince them to surrender her to rescue. She educated them on the risks and promised them she would be spayed and adopted to a good home.

Our volunteers responded quickly to get Sweet Pea safely into a foster home. She is currently living with three small dogs, a cat, and a retired foster mom, Linda, who has plenty of time to spend spoiling her foster pups. Linda describes Sweet Pea as a snuggly lap dog, not much of a barker, and good with other dogs and cats.

Sweet Pea is a little timid when she first meets you but does warm up to both men and women alike. She has a moderate energy level but likes to play. Linda's dogs are older, though one will still play, so Sweet Pea will engage her but is not pushy about it. We think she would do better with a dog closer to her age who she can bond with and learn from.

Linda will crate Sweet Pea when she leaves the house because she's still young and likes to chew on things. Nothing really destructive, but she has chewed on a charger cord and a pen when left to her own devices. She wants to be wherever you are and loves to snuggle. Sweet Pea loves blankets, and will always seek one out. She is potty trained but will also use a pee pad. She has not had much exposure to leash walking, so she will need work there.

This adorable pup is very affectionate and loves to lay in your lap and snuggle. She is treat-motivated, which is excellent for training. Preference will be given to families with another young, social pup in the home.

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BREED ESTIMATE: Terrier/Doxie mix
GENDER: Female
APPROXIMATE AGE: ~ 1 year old
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/microchipped/
LOCATION: Alexandria, VA

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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Sweet Pea - ADOPTED!!

Sweet Pea - ADOPTED!!

  • Dachshund
  • Young
  • Female