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Teddy - ADOPTED!! Retriever & Pointer Mix Arlington, VA

  • Puppy
  • Male
  • Large


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Meet Teddy - ADOPTED!!


Meet Teddy. Teddy and his brother, Franklin, are the result of two family dogs living together who were not spayed or neutered. Their owners are older and not attentive to their dogs, who mostly live outside. They didn't even realize their female dog was pregnant, and she would have been on her own if Good Samaritans were not looking out for her. Teddy's mom dug out a bunker-type area inside an old, dilapidated shed on the property to protect and nurse her pups. She was smart to find a quiet place with cover and no traffic.

Thankfully, a Good Samaritan was watching out for her and discovered the puppies. They started feeding her and making sure she had fresh water and blankets to nurse the puppies. They kept the puppies with mom until they were six weeks old and then worked to get all the dogs released to rescue. The owners surrendered the puppies but wanted to keep their parents. They agreed to get them spayed and neutered, so there will be no more puppies, and we will continue to reach out and monitor their level of care.

Teddy is about eight weeks old and weighs 9-10 lbs. He and his brother Franklin now live together in a foster home. We think his mom is some mix of Chesapeake Bay Retriever or German Shorthaired Lab mix, and dad may be a Pointer mix with his gorgeous snow-white coat. It's so rare for us to know who both parents are, and these dogs are clearly fluffier than your typical Lab. We expect Teddy to be a large dog, about 50-65lbs when fully grown. He has already transitioned to puppy kibble and is being crate trained. During the day, both pups have a large penned area to romp and play in with access to their crate. Their foster parents have started closing the crate for short periods to get them accustomed to containment and begin the work on potty training.

This gorgeous fluffy boy needs a fun, active family ready for puppy mode and committed to training. He is very cute now but will grow to be a large, energetic dog who needs a capable handler. He really enjoys playtime with his brother, so a family with another social, playful pup in the home would be ideal for Teddy to learn from.

Preference will be given to families with:

Large dog experience

Flexible, puppy-friendly schedule

Another social dog in the home

Active family

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

Teddy is still too young to be neutered, but having him neutered at the appropriate age will be required as part of his adoption terms. We will require that proof of neuter is provided to the rescue.

Teddy will be coming to N. VA on 2/6/21 and we'd like him to go straight home.

Apply today!

BREED ESTIMATE: Retriever/Pointer mix
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 9 lbs (will be a larger dog 55lb - 70lbs fully grown)
APPROXIMATE AGE: ~ 7.5 weeks
COAT TYPE: Medium - fluffy
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/microchipped
LOCATION: Rock Hill, SC - Coming to N. VA on 2/6/21

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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Teddy - ADOPTED!!

Teddy - ADOPTED!!

  • Retriever
  • Puppy
  • Male