Fosters, Friends, & Family

Ollie the Rescue Dog Eating the Book "Should I Eat This?" Rescue Dog Photography

Some fosters become family and some fosters become good friends whom you really miss, but are happy that they found good homes. Some of the folks on this page are still up for adoption. Rescue Dog Ollie hosts shelter dogs in his half-acre backyard, and sometimes his home, which helps determine if they are dog-friendly, house-trained, etc., which can help them find a good adoption match. How a dog acts in a shelter, with all its stresses, is often very different than what they are like in a home setting. It also gives the shelter dogs a chance to just play and have fun. Please share Ollie’s Friends to help them find a good home. (Also, for more adoptable dogs, including the dogs I meet up with at the shelter for photo shoots, please visit Rescue Dog Photography on Facebook and Instagram.

Paisley the shelter dog | Rescue Dog Photography

Adopt Paisley!

Paisley swung by for a photoshoot and attracted quite a fan club. She’s a calm, relaxed, sweet gal. She was even good-natured and patient as Chuck the Pup pulled at her Adopt Me bandanna. Good thing she’s patient with puppies, as the shelter just found out that she will soon be having puppies of her own. (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)

Chuck the Pup and Paisley the shelter dog | Rescue Dog Photography

Apollo

The shelter is full! Gracious, young (7 mos.) Apollo offered up his kennel space for another dog in need, and enlisted volunteer Janet to give him a ride to my place. He’ll be hanging out here a bit and has been having a grand time playing like crazy with my dog Ollie. He’s crate trained, house trained, and a super silly, fun pup. Update: Apollo has left on another adventure towards his new home! (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)

Apollo and Ollie Rescue Dog Photography
Julian and Ollie Rescue Dogs

Julian

What a charmer. 🙂 This super happy, fun fellow is silly, loves an audience, loves dogs, loves people, loves life. My dog Ollie and I had such a great time with him. Update: Julian has been adopted! (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)

Keats the Rescue Dog | Rescue Dog Photography

Keats (Jameson)

I had a delightful guest, Keats, from the Northumberland Co. Animal Shelter. This little fellow, with lots of personality, is super funny, affectionate, housetrained, crate trained, loves to play with toys, loves a good meal, and likes to play with my dog, but his favorite, favorite past-time is to follow a scent, nose to the ground, tail wagging wildly. He’d love a fenced-in yard and family of his own. Keats (Jameson) headed to Homes Fur Hounds in Williamsburg, to await finding a forever home.

Keats the Rescue Dog | Rescue Dog Photography

Ryan

Ryan has been adopted! Ryan is an absolutely gorgeous fellow who loves to pose for the camera. He was out for a Sunday drive, taking a break from the shelter, and swung by for a visit and a photoshoot. He can somehow swing cute, handsome, and regal, all in one pup. Ryan is sweet, super mellow, and affectionate, and is looking for a sweet, mellow, and affectionate home. (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)

Ryan the Rescue Dog is up for adoption
Shelter Dog Timmy is up for adoption

Timmy

Timmy (Travis) has been adopted and now lives in No. VA with a family with three kids. The 11-yr-old told the shelter staff, she was so excited the night before picking up Timmy, she couldn’t sleep. 🙂 Timmy is house-trained, crate-trained, super affectionate, very well-behaved, and played great with my dog Ollie during his week and a half visit. He was a most excellent house guest. (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)

Timmy and Ollie Rescue Dogs
Adopt Caroline the Rescue Dog

Caroline

Caroline came for a visit dressed in her holiday finery. Caroline loved the journey – she absolutely loves car rides. Once at her destination, she basked in the sun, sniffed around a bit, and just relaxed. Update: Caroline has now met that special person to bring joy to her life, and has been adopted! (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)

Caroline the Rescue Dog is up for adoption
Kali is up for adoption at the Northumberland Co. Animal Shelter

Kali

After spending a few days with Kali, all I have are superlatives. She is housebroken, crate trained, loves to play with other dogs, and is super sweet and affectionate. Kali is also gorgeously graceful. She could join a dressage troupe, and with her white paws, she is a sight to behold. This gal absolutely loves to be outside and would love a fenced-in yard to run and play and just bask in the sun. Update: Kali has moved to Northern VA! (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)

Ollie and Kali Rescue Dogs peering over fence
Creed the Rescue Dog | Rescue Dog Photography

Creed

Creed came for a visit and got a chance to meet some new friends, take a break from the shelter, and run and play. Creed is an exuberant, happy fellow. He’s young with lots of energy and seems to love the idea of a fenced-in yard where he can just kick around and be a dog. His family moved and could not take him along. Update: Creed has been adopted, so he now has a home and family, once again! (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)

Cowboy the Rescue Dog in a Remington

Cowboy

I was ever so lucky to be a fill-in foster for a few days for Cowboy, and what a delight. He was emaciated when he came to the shelter, but in foster care, he gained some weight, and his sweet, silly, and affectionate nature started shining through. He and my dog had a blast playing together. Update: He has been adopted and now has a happy home of his own. (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)

Cowboy the Rescue Dog

Coach

Coach has been overlooked at the shelter. He’s a super sweet, playful boy, and is hoping to find a good home. Do you like to hike and go for dog walks? Coach is great on leash and would be an excellent companion. He had a fun visit with Ollie the Rescue Dog. Update: Coach has been adopted! He lives with a great family and now has an 11-year-old boy to play with whom he is absolutely crazy about.
(Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)
Coach and Ollie the Rescue Dogs
Mona the Rescue Dog

Mona

Mona, had been overlooked at the shelter for a long time – her bio stated that she was dog reactive, and could only go to a home without other dogs. After a fun visit with Ollie the Rescue Dog, it was found that Mona actually loves other dogs, just not in a shelter environment. Mona left Ollie’s house, and an hour later, wearing an Adopt Me vest at a local shop, Mona met someone who instantly fell in love with her. Mona now lives in a happy home with 3 other dogs! (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)

Ollie

Ollie’s Mom came from a high-kill shelter in NC. Ollie now volunteers with a local rescue, inviting shelter dogs to his home and fenced-in backyard. His first invitee had been overlooked at the shelter for a long time – her bio stated that she was dog reactive. After a fun visit with Ollie, her status changed, and an hour later, she found her adopter and now lives in a happy home with 3 other dogs. I adopted Ollie as a young pup – he’s fun, full of energy, super silly, and loves to swim. (K-9 Lifesavers)

Easy Rider Rescue Dog Ollie
Rescue Dog with a Pearl Earring

Cindy Lou

I almost went down in history as the foster who lost the dog in less than 24 hours. With the help of 25 people and multiple tracking dogs, three days later, Cindy Lou made it back to her foster home. She was rescued from a single property in Virginia with 33 other hounds. Emaciated and weak, it was three days before she could stand up. Cindy Lou was adopted and is now going on 2 to 3 mile daily walks past the Washington Monument and Capitol Building! (Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter)

Max the Rescue Dog in a VanGogh

Max

Max was rescued from the streets of Jacksonville, FL, and was in mighty rough shape. I fostered and then adopted him with my Mom in mind, with the caveat if it didn’t work out, I would keep him. You couldn’t help but fall in love with Max, so Max soon moved to his new home. With lots of veterinarian care and loving care from his adoptive Mum, his transformation was amazing, and his personality was able to shine through. (S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue)

MaxThe Rescue Dog | Rescue Dog Photography
Charlie the Rescue Dog | Rescue Dog Photography

Charlie

I had been living on a sailboat and wanted to wait until I owned a house with a fenced-in yard before I adopted, so I was just going to foster Charlie. When I dropped him off at an adoption event and heard a family had been approved and would probably be picking him up, I ran back to my Jeep and started bawling. Fortunately, the family didn’t show up. Charlie lived in a little beach shack for a few months and met up with his Great Dane pals every morning to run on the beach, then lived in a 100-year-old tobacco shed for a month in St. Augustine, before he got his very own home with a fenced-in yard. (Wags & Whiskers Pet Rescue)

Charlie the Rescue Dog
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