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Manchester Terrier


Arlington, VA


Look at those ears! This adorable little pup was discovered as a stray in a rural part of SC where dog fighting and backyard breeding are far too common. Izzy kept showing up at a local home, clearly very thin and still a young pup, but she had the good sense or intuition to choose the family who lived there: they took her in and reached out to DDB for help.

Lizzy is only 8 to 9 months old and weighs about 20 pounds. She loves to be held and cuddled, has a moderate energy level and a more submissive nature. She’s currently being fostered in a home with 5 kids, from 1 to 14, and a large Lab that she enjoys playing with. Her foster mom, Carrie, sends us this report:

“Izzy is such a sweet puppy. When meeting new people she is friendly but hand shy at first. When she met Charlotte, our lab, she immediately crouched and rolled over in surrender. She is warming up to our family, and getting more playful every day. I am getting a harness today and will start leash walking her at the park so she gets practice. She’s partially potty trained, but we are working on that. Izzy is very affectionate and needs to be cuddled a lot for security. She is still in puppy most so will playfully nip and is very agile to climb a short fence. She has already learned not to jump on our furniture or us, and to sleeps on her dog bed. She has great potential, and just needs a loving, nurturing home to lead her through the puppy stage.”
Izzy will make a great family dog or pup companion. She will be coming to town on 10/8. Apply for her today so you are ready to meet her when she arrives.
Looking for a local foster or adopter for Izzy.
BREED ESTIMATE: Lab/Terrier/Feist mix
GENDER: Female
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 20 lbs and growing
OTHER INFO: UTD on shots/spayed/microchipped/monthly preventatives
LOCATION: Coming to town 10/8
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.
Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.

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