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RAWL Dogs: BB

My name is BB. That’s all, just the two letters. You could say one stands for beagle and the other is for blue, cause I am kinda blue like a cattle dog. You must admit […]

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RAWL Dogs: Gus

When you come over to the shelter, don’t be surprised if you hear laughter. We are still giggling over what happened during the Shakespeare show the other night; you know, at the summer theater we have here. During Act V of Macbeth, when Lady M. hollers, “Out damned spot! Out, I say!,” we looked around and there was Spot, the cute mutt from Chester Gap, slinking out the back. We have been laughing since — especially the Beagles. They love that stuff. […]

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RAWL Dogs: Hank

Hello, I’m Hank, and you’ve seen me before, right here in these pages. I’m in for a second go-round because I’m a beagle who qualifies for senior discounts. More than that, I am planning to get my babyhood back. You see, I need a child, a youngster of your sort to play with. That’s me in the photo with Lucas DuMez, one of my young friends. As long as there’s a kid around, I am a kid, too. Yes, I need a kid. Bring one with you and we’ll go home together! […]

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RAWL Dogs: Lea

When they created the word demure, they were thinking of someone like me. I am only a year old, and my parentage is mostly Boxer. But I am far from the Mike Tyson pattern — […]

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RAWL Dogs: Bailey

I’m a medium-size, five-year-old dog and I am part Hound, part Lab. That’s a deep, rich, chocolate brindle coat that I wear. My name is Bailey, but I don’t really need a name, because you hardly know that I am there. Some people think I am part cat, because I am so clean and so quiet that I blend into the background.
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RAWL Dogs: Buddy

If I am outside when you drive up to the shelter here in Amissville, you will hear me. My bass voice – rather musical, if I may say so – will ring out as you approach. In truth, it makes me sound bigger than I really am. This sound of greeting, or warning, will go well at your place, especially at night, should intruders on four feet or two feet venture near.

My name is Buddy. There’s Shepherd and Great Dane in my DNA. I’m only a year and a half old, and in my short time here I’ve learned what a leash is for, and how we use it together. […]

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RAWL Dogs: Boon

Greetings! I am Boon and I am just 10 weeks old. I’m just a small ball of hair, kind of like a four-footed mop. You could roll me around the living room and, with a little tickling, I’d laugh all night long. You could have friends over and spend time guessing what heritage I might come from. Since it’s all mixed up, I become the catch-all: Rappahannock Mountain Dog. Tell you what: make up some papers and send them up to the AKC and watch them faint! […]

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Amissville’s Barbara Lohre does her part to protect the Gulf Coast by saving dog hair. The proprietor of Southpaw Pet Salon on Indian Run Road grooms and boards dogs and here grooms Tillie, a Hungarian Puli. While chatting on the Web with other groomers, she learned they were saving dog hair, effective in sopping up oil. Noting that beauty salons are saving human hair for the same reason, Lohre said that “there’s a lot more dog than human hair available.” The Web site matteroftrust.org is organizing the volunteer effort. Lohre earns no money by helping out but the payoff is in satisfaction. Lohre’s grooming and boarding business is also on the Web at southpawpetsalon.com, or call her at 540-937-6331. […]

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RAWL Dogs: Blazer

My name is Blazer, and I am one of those mixture dogs. As you can see, I have the body and coloring of a beagle. But inside, I am a retriever: heart, brain and navigation […]

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RAWL Dogs: Ike

I have to chuckle to myself because of my name: Ike. I mean, all of you who are named for kings and queens you don’t even remember, and I am named for a great president. […]

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RAWL Dogs: Brinks

You can take me home and teach me all sorts of tricks. That’s because I’m not even three months old and, as you know, a young dog can learn all sorts of stuff. My name […]

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RAWL Dogs: Arrow

Hey, I got it back! Yes, I’ve regained all the weight that I had lost, and am in perfect trim once again. Thanks so much for being concerned; it is nice to know that you […]

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RAWL: Daisy the Pug

The newest fashions are out and I just love them! Argyles in lively reds; you will go crazy over my new jacket. It’s just the thing for the long walks on these cold winter days. […]

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RAWL: Adopt Onyx

My coal black coat, which earns me the name Onyx, is just one of the attributes that comes from my noble birth. I am fiercely loyal to those who live in my realm. If we […]