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#9240 Rabbit DeNiro

Medium-size, Male, Adult Retriever,
Rabbit DeNiro is up-to-date on his shots and has been neutered. He is best in a home without small children. Rabbit DeNiro is currently being fostered in Arlington, VA.

Hi! My name is Rabbit DeNiro. The shelter guessed me to be a retriever mix, but my foster mom says I probably have a lot of terrier in me. I'm about 4 years old and I only weigh 35lbs!

So far I have loved all people and dogs I have met. I even love really young people, but because I'm so excitable, it's probably best if I don't live with any. I love to be around my foster family and I play really well with my foster (dog) sister. I have lots of energy so I really like to go for walks. I would probably be a great companion on your next walk, run, or hike! After I get my energy out, I’m a cuddly guy. I like to fall asleep right next to my people (sometimes ON them), and sometimes I snore. My foster mom says it's really cute. I also coexist nicely with the really nosy cat in my foster home. He stays up and out of reach and I just ignore him.

In my foster home I am house trained, and I’m learning that the crate isn’t so bad. I walk really well on my leash already, too! I’m also really smart. I’m learning to take treats more gently and I’ve already learned SIT! I will need some additional training to make me my best self (I'm still a little mouthy and I like to bark at other dogs when I see them), but because I'm smart and food motivated, training isn't too hard! My foster family is taking great care of me but I can’t wait to find my forever family. Could that be you?

This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. OPH will treat the dog and provide two weeks of recovery time prior to adoption. Potential adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from OPH’s heartworm coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable.
Read more about heartworm disease here here

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.