Your Afternoon Animal Fix + Found Dog in Meridian Hill Park

If you have any fun or interesting animal/pet photos please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say what neighborhood you’re from or upload to the PoPville flickr pool with your pets name and neighborhood. I can’t guarantee I’ll get them all posted but I’ll do my best.

“Alice from Chinatown”

“Archie from Mt. Pleasant cat napping in the sun.”

“Dexter is a 1 1/2 yr old rescue mutt who lives in Adams Morgan. Dexter at about 3 months old protesting his mom leaving for a trip.”

After the jump found dog

“Dear PoP,

While out running on Monday I came across a very sweet dog at the bottom of Meridian Hill park. She was calm and very friendly. She had no collar and no leash but was obviously well cared for. I gave her a pat on the head and scratched her ears which prompted her to follow me up the hill to my apartment. I spent about 5 hours trying to find a home or at least a temporary place for her until either her owner came forward or someone else could adopt her. I even took her to City Paws to have her scanned for a chip, but no luck. I also walked her around the vicinity hoping someone was looking for her. I started to suspect that she was dumped in the park and no one was going to be looking for her.

Anyway, the dog is probably about 3 years old, a female and has an excellent temperament. She appears to be trained to walk on and off the leash. I took her in my apartment for a bit and she immediately became my best friend as she laid down on the floor and went to sleep with her head on my feet. Believe it or not she didn’t even try to kill the cat. Although, the the cat did try to kill her. That’s why I ultimately had to have animal control come get her. My heart broke as they took her away.

She’s currently at the NY Ave shelter. Her ID is A1300513 and they’ve named her Kelly. Unless I reclaim her or someone goes into adopt her specifically she goes through a five day evaluation process and then with hope up for adoption. Anyway, I highly recommend someone go get this dog.”

15 Comment

  • Alice looks like she’s stuck in the 80s

    and I hope someone adopts Kelly, she seems too good not to have a home

  • Kelly has such a sweet face! I hope she finds a home quickly, she deserves one!

  • Emmaleigh504

    I love Alice. That is an awesome portrait of her.

    I hope Kelly wasn’t dumped and her humans find her!

  • Where did Alice get that Glamour Shot?

    • Why Glamour Shots, of course.

      OP: did you happen to post the photo in MXMHP as a Found Dog?

  • How big is Kelly? We are on the hunt for another rescue, but the landlady gave us a “no huge dogs” restrictions… She’s sooooo cute though!

  • They are all so cute and I hope Kelly finds a home. Dexter is my favorite though, we hang out sometimes.

  • Get rid of the cat and go back and get Kelly!

    Kidding, sort of.

  • Someone should really go get Kelly. Looks like a total sweetheart.

  • Thanks for posting!! These little ones are adorable!

  • Ditto: How big is Kelly? She looks like a real sweetheart.

  • Hope someone can take Kelly, Pits (or Pit mixes) have such a hard time at the DC shelters.

  • Her ID number is listed wrong above ( I just called the shelter she is still there) 🙁
    ID # 13005138

  • I feel like I met “Kelly” in Meridian Hill park once before with her dad. He was playing with her off leash. Seemed like they went often. He said she was a breed I’d never heard of before (not a pitbull mix), although the face look pitbull like. If this is the same dog I really hope he finds her and if not, I really hope Kelly finds a home.

  • I originally sent this to PoP, then I left the country for a couple days so I missed the inquiries about her weight. Kelly is about 50 pounds and VERY gentle. I don’t know if she is still there – I’m afraid to call. I really hope someone went and got her.

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