Your Next Best Friend: Ruda


Did you know that foxhounds make wonderful pets? Seriously. We’re happy to be homebodies instead of working for a living. My name is Ruda and I’m an American foxhound, 1½ years old. Did you know that George Washington hated being in Philadelphia for the Continental Congress, and so he’d take along one of his foxhounds for companionship? We’re great buddies, easy to house train, quite funny, not dumb and love kids and other dogs. Could yours my retirement home?

This past week, none of my canine colleagues were joined with new owners. The Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL), 160 Weaver Rd., Amissville, is open 8 to 1 daily. Call 540-937-3283 or visit

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