Dog  Spotlight!


Hi there! My name is Canela. 2-3 years old, 65 pounds, and PERFECT for any pet-free home looking to add a dog to the mix! I will be the BEST dog you could ever have. House manners? Easy! Walking? Even easier!! I am just the friendliest towards all humans, big and small. I would be happy in just about any type of family environment because all people are my friends. I am mostly the sit and chill type, but I have my moments of spunk when a stuffed toy gets thrown in the mix, or when my foster family comes home. I also have the CUTEST wiggle butt that will steal your heart the second I show you.
People get turned off by me because I am a “people-only” dog. They are missing out and it makes me sad! I really am SO EASY (My foster really cannot stress this enough). Even though I can’t be loose around dogs, I am able to go on walks and outings (with consideration). I just need an environment where I can keep my space, and I will be happy as could be. That being said, I am also perfectly happy at home, and don’t need to be out and about in order to be happy.
Because I am a dog who needs a family with special accommodations (no pets and a family comfortable having a people-only dog), talk to ODHS about the foster to adopt program, where you can invite me to a 7 day sleepover to make sure I am the perfect fit for your family.
Just look at me! The humans tell me I am beautiful, both inside and out! I have been at ODHS for a while now, and even though I have become a volunteer favorite, its time for me to go! Fill out an application to come meet me and my foster family. They will tell you everything you need to know to make sure I am the right fit. I am big and strong, but I really am a gentle soul. I can’t wait to meet you!!

           Click here for my page!!


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All items above can be shipped or dropped off at 3602 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 or dropped off at our adoption center during open hours.


Adoptions events are: Wednesdays 5-7pm & Saturdays 12-4pm. Applications in advance are preferred and take priority over walk-ins.
Open adoption events will occur most Wednesday's and Saturday's and will also be communicated via Facebook posts.


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