Thank you to Hank (Lost Dog Rescue Butterfinger for becoming the Pal for Paws Sponsor for Ava

Breed: Mixed Breed
Sex: Female
Age: Approx. 18 month(s)
Color: Tan
Size: Approx. 20 lbs
Good with Cats?: Not Yet Determined
Good with Dogs?: Yes

Ava has a great story, but even if she didn’t, she would be a special superstar. Ava is as sweet and gentle as any dog we’ve ever met with a ready tail wag and a wiggly body She excels at cuddling with humans and getting along with other dogs and is especially skilled at melting human hearts.
Ava traveled more than 8,000 miles over 48 hours on several airplanes to reach us at Lost Dog, but her journey began months before. She was born on the streets of Guam where she was one of many stray dogs trying to survive and competing for food. Ava luckily appeared in the yard of a caring human stationed in Guam with the U.S. military. This kind person noticed that Ava was missing a paw on her right rear leg and worried for her ability to take care of herself on the streets. She worked to make friends with Ava and earn her trust until she could bring her inside and care for her. She took Ava to a vet and then set out to find a rescue in the states who would take her in and find her a home where she would be loved and cared for. Lost Dog was happy to be part of this sweet girl’s journey and we welcomed her into the Lost Dog family on February 12

For more information about Ava, contact his/her foster at lostdogbarb@gmail.com


Adoptable Cats


Adoption Events


6:30-8:30 pm PetSmart, Fairlakes (dogs only)


12-3 pm PetSmart, Falls Church (dogs and cats)

1-4 pm PetSmart, Fairlakes (dogs only)

1-4 pm PetCo, Rockville (dogs only)


1-4 pm PetSmart, Sterling (dogs only) (every other week)

1-4 pm PetSmart, Reston (cats only)

1-4 pm PetSmart, Tysons (dogs and cats) (dogs every other week; cats every week)


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Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation
P.O. Box 50037
Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: (703) 295-DOGS

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