Meet Skeeter, your new best friend

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Hi, I’m Skeeter, RAWL’s Dog of the Week, and I’m looking for a nice home. My breed originated in early 19th century England with the breeding of two terrier breeds by the Reverend John (as in Jack) Russell. We were used in the sport of foxhunting (the reverend fox hunted) to bolt foxes from their dens in order to continue the chase. My name, Skeeter, also has Old English origins and means “quick and darting.” I am two years old and the typical Jack Russell — smart, tenacious, and a ball of energy.

This past week two 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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