RAWL Dogs

RAWL Dog: Paulie

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June 28
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I’m Paulie, and my breed, the Havanese, hails from Cuba and, in Spanish, is called Blanquito de Habana. Classy, huh? We’re an unbeatable combination of terribly sweet and quite intelligent, and are distinguished from all other breeds of dog by our walking “bop,” springing along as pretty as you please. We stick close to...
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RAWL Dogs: Penny

RAWL Dogs: Penny

I’m a “plump gal,” pretty as a Penny (which is my name) but on a strict exercise/diet program to lose some of the pounds I put on courtesy of my previous owner. I love retrieving but, until I get back to being normal-sized, only do it for short periods of time. I’m a copper-colored,...
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RAWL Dogs: Lizzie

RAWL Dogs: Lizzie

Fun, fun, fun! Energy? Yep! I need a family whose people have some energy and like to play, retrieve (me, not them!), and hike (all of us). I like other dogs and try to get them into the exercise thing. Kids – love ‘em, but I’ll probably knock over any younger than 5. I’m...
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RAWL Dogs: Diesel

RAWL Dogs: Diesel

Turns out good things come in big packages, too. I’m a handsome dude called Diesel and I am 100 pounds of what’s-not-to-love. I’m an easygoing 2-year-old male Great Dane mix with good manners. I’m currently featured on the shelter’s Facebook page and have already had one comment: “Who’s that handsome bloke?” Anyway, I’m here at RAWL, a way...
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RAWL Dog: Wilbur

RAWL Dog: Wilbur

Before coming to RAWL, I’d been out wanderin’ the county for a while. My name’s Wilbur, my breed, Jack Russell – named after Rev. Jack Russell, a 19th-century Englishman. We were originally hunting dogs but gave that up a while ago – too much work. We remain smart, tenacious, tough, affectionate and loyal. Like...
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RAWL Dogs: Ozzie

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I’m a natty little British chap – Corgi, of course, like the Queen’s pets. And my attitude is no different from theirs. I love dogs who want to play but who don’t want to rule the world. That’s my job.
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RAWL Dogs: Kayla

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I am a sweet and pretty beagle/Plott hound cross named Kayla. I am 1 to 2 years old, mostly housebroken and more than happy to have other dogs be the boss. Around 1750, my ancestors were brought to America from Germany by Mr. Plott – fancy that! They’re the reason for my brindle-colored head....
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The Rapp for April 5

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Stinkbugs vs. ladybugs, Cooter and friends at the Theatre, author Stephanie Deutsch at the Library, a spring festival at Middle Street and Rappahannock in Hollywood.
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RAWL Dogs: Riddle

RAWL dog Riddle

I’m often called a devil-may-care sort of fellow. My breed is a “canine classic,” changing little since we appeared in the late 1700s. I’m a young, smooth-coated fox terrier, 12 pounds, easy to train, good on a leash and house-trained. Not surprisingly, I have a Napoleon complex and will challenge big dogs who are...
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RAWL Dogs: Micah

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I’m a good ol’ boy, your classic country hound dawg. I’m a porch-hangin’, sunnin’-myself kind of guy. My name’s Micah; don’t really like anything where I have to work hard – you know, hiking or jogging, for instance. They call me “lazy” down here because I’m most comfortable with the other lazy canines. Love...
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Letter: RAWL still needs your support

As was reported in last week’s Rappahannock News, the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL) recently received initial distribution of a substantial bequest from the estate of Paul and Patricia Baylor of Bealeton. The board of directors and staff of RAWL are very grateful for the generous act of this couple, and are also aware...
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RAWL Dogs: Ziggy

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Happy-go-lucky; all-around nice guy: dogs, cats, people, little people just fine with me; car/truck rides – I’m there; leash walks – cool; and I’m into amusement, mine and yours. I go by “Ziggy,” and am a border collie mix, 10 months old, 35 to 40 pounds and housebroken. I’m available to get together. When...
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Fauquier couple leaves $350K-plus to RAWL

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March 15
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A check for $350,000 was handed over to the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL) last Thursday, a bequest from a Bealeton couple that neither RAWL board president Steve Carroll nor shelter director Patti Want say they had ever met.
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Editorial: Dog days

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March 15
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Republicans or Democrats: that’s probably not the way most Rappahannock residents would categorize themselves. Rather, we’re either “cat people” or “dog people.” And so-called political Independents, it could be said, like both cats and dogs equally. But whether dog or cat, Rappahannock is the place to be. Here we have articulate advocates and fine...
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RAWL Dogs: Pepper

RAWL dog Pepper

Easy-going – my middle name. Car rides – fantastic! Lying in the sun – one of my favorites! Hangin’ out – I’m there! You – right by your side! Walk with you on a leash – no problem! House-broken – most probably! I was wanderin’ around out there for a while, but I made...
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Valentines gone to the dogs

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Led by the 4-H Community Club, the 4-H Cloverbuds and Crafts with a Cause clubs last month made Valentine treats for the dogs at the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL). After a brief presentation on RAWL by community club president Shelby Burnett, many of the children asked questions and shared stories about their own...
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RAWL Dogs: Kirby

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A mellow, low-energy Jack Russell Terrier? It’s true. I’m Kirby: well-mannered, great with other dogs (can’t help but chase cats), crate-trained, housebroken, good on a leash – and a confirmed couch potato. No way am I the typically busy, about-my-business Jack Russell. I’d much rather follow you everywhere. Let’s get together and see if...
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RAWL Dogs: Curry

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My coat and matching eyes are the color of buttery toast, or Curry if you like, and my heart as warm as a day in May (or maybe February, the way the weather’s been!). Life is good! I love attention, good walks and my blanket and toys. I’m 10 months old and a pitbull...
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RAWL Dogs: Cooper

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Hey, I’m new to the shelter, having been given up by my owner. I am a member of the most popular crossbred dog breed, the puggle. I’m one and a half years old and quite smart. I’m a laugh-a-minute with my antics, and love obedience and retrieving (go figure!). I’m completely housebroken and would love...
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RAWL Dogs: Bentley

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I’m ready to go – terrier mix and a worker bee in obedience, ball retriever, oozing charm, amazingly not too energetic given that I’m six months old, crate trained, love other dogs and a manageable size of about 35 pounds when I’m grown. If it were a choice between the fancy car that bears...
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RAWL Dogs: Haley

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I’m a pretty, feminine dog, a border collie mix named Haley. I came to RAWL fairly recently and have settled into this safe, warm, kind place. I’m somewhat shy with people and get along well with other dogs. My predominant breed is the border collie – known, of course, as the smartest of dogs. When...
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RAWL Dogs: Baby

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The beagle featured here a couple of weeks ago, Tiny Tim, may have been tiny and sweet, but I am cutest of all! They call me Baby – need I say more? I’m six months old, weigh less than 20 pounds and love to be picked up and snuggled. I snuggle a lot here...
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RAWL Dogs: Tiny Tim

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Jan. 12
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Miniature poodle, miniature pinscher . . . miniature beagle! Yep, that’s me, Tiny Tim, I’m called. I’m not the little guy from “A Christmas Carol” with a bum leg, I’ve just got tiny legs, ’cause I’m tiny all over. I only weigh 11 pounds, soaking wet. I’m known around here as a sweet little guy....
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The Washington column for Jan. 12

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Jan. 12
DELIVERY: Members of the Rappahannock 4-H Livestock Club pose after donating helpful items to the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League shelter in Amissville last weekend are: Catherine Deane, Brittany Jones (rear), Courtney Dodson, Tori Stringfellow, Allie Yowell, leader Jim Massie (rear), Christian McCracken and (in front) Breanna Gilmore.

New Washington fire and rescue officers, Livestock Club goes to the dogs, Adams' exhibit and Trinity's "Israel and Palestine" program.
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RAWL Dogs: Porter

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April 28, 2011
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What is the measure of time? How to gauge the depth of devotion? When loyalty is offered, how much of it is received? I am only seven months old; a mixture of elk hound and beagle, and only 40 pounds. But already I can see a future where we are together, bonded in our...
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RAWL Dogs: Zip

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April 21, 2011
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As a matter of routine I could bring you a sandwich, or something from the Colonel, or maybe Chinese takeout. But no, I will bring violets. You’d wouldn’t remember the food, but you will never forget the violets. They will always be in your heart — just like me. I am Zip, one of...
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RAWL Dogs: Coolie

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April 14, 2011
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My name is Coolie and I’m mature enough to sit through one of those two-hour meetings you like so much. Please remember: I will always, I mean always, take your call. In the same manner, I will be civil to visitors and will even put up with you watching all that silly television you...
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RAWL Dogs: Bubbles

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At the tender age of 10 months, I, Bubbles, a female lab and shepherd mix, am ready to settle down.
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RAWL Dogs: Jesse

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March 24, 2011
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“What is the meaning the beat of my heart if not to beat with yours?”
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RAWL Dogs: Sam

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March 17, 2011
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Sam the Beagle: That’s me. Just a year old, and a “doll” -- like all beagles, right?
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RAWL Dogs: Meesha, Kota and Storm

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March 10, 2011
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We are Husky-Malamute kids. Still small, but before you know it, we’ll be real big.
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RAWL Dogs: Duke

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I am Duke, a chocolate Labrador retriever with a bit of beagle mixed in. I’m just 4 years old and ready to move in. The tiniest humans make me sort of nervous, but the rest of your crowd suits me just fine. When it comes to obedience training, I am right up there near...
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RAWL Dogs: Buckley

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My name is Buckley and I am a Mastiff. Even though I’m only ten months old, I’m pretty big already and will grow even heavier because the chow here is great. I am suited for protecting you and your family; I do that just by being me. I park myself out front and nobody...
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RAWL Dogs: Yankee

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Do you have a swimming pool? That will do nicely. Maybe it’s just a deep spot in the creek nearby; we’ll make that work. You see, I need to swim. Have to exercise the sinews where the car that hit me broke some bones and stuff. Come on over and I’ll show you my...
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RAWL Dogs: Edie

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Behold the beagle, and salute! There is no creature quite so cute. I’m 2 years old, so come and pet me. A real good dog; now come and get me. This past week two of my canine colleagues were joined with new owners. The Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL), 160 Weaver Road, Amissville, is...
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RAWL Dogs: George

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My name is George. I have one blue and one brown eye. I’m only 2 years old, part husky and part St. Bernard, and I love everybody. All dogs, and all humans. That includes the mistress who left me out in the sun this past July, on one of the hottest days of the...
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RAWL Dogs: Hayes

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This is a very rare thing: almost none of us around here is named for a president of these United States, so I feel quite privileged. Hayes is my name. I’m a year and a half old with a happy tail that is always in motion. And here’s my announcement: I am a Cardigan...
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RAWL Dogs: Gretchen

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I am actually just a little one, like only a few months old. I was like lost and these nice people on like Indian Run were, like, “Come in and get warm.” It was like really nice of them, actually. I am actually a mix of like hound and St. Bernard and like maybe...
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RAWL Dogs: Yoda

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I am nearly four years old, and I do remember the good times. Bogie put it best in the movie, “A Lonely Place,” when he said (to Gloria Grahame): “I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.” Doesn’t that say...
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RAWL Dogs: Suna

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Have your heard what I’ve been given for Christmas? A certificate to the spa, to get my nails done. Isn’t that exciting? Don’t you just love the idea of a pawdicure? So relaxing. My name is Suna and I am a Belgian, a Malinois at that. We are known as a very bright breed;...
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