Raha - 20031238

Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Spayed Female
Color: Black and White
Birthdate: July 26, 2012 - Actual
Age: 11 Year, 4 Month

  • House Broken
  • Crate Trained
  • OK with Dogs
  • Needs Fenced in Yard


Dog Story: Raha,(pronounced Rah- Ha) is a well chosen name for this beautiful French Brittany as it is a term in Swahili for hope, joy, and love as we were told by her past owners. Raha is a lively, affectionate, and gentle female who came to us house trained and walking very well on her easywalker harness with a leash. She knows basic commands such as sit, and is quickly learning lay down as well and always comes when you call her name. As her foster home, we have found she is a very quick learner and is always eager to please you. Raha is learning to play and how to enjoy being an indoor dog from her foster brother Dublin. She has learned to chew on toys, how to chase and run around the yard, and she has learned to sit when greeted or when she wants to be pet. Raha is also phenomenal with children of all ages. At the dog park, she will walk alongside any mother with a baby, or a child calmly, and sit or lay next to them. We know her previous owners had a baby, so she must have gained this nurturing personality from them. When the neighborhood kids come to pet her, she immediately sits or lays down at their feet awaiting a good belly rub. While she is calm around children, she also loves to let out some energy by running around the yard or the dog park. She loves to chase dogs, or just run on her own! She would make a great running companion as she does very well on a leash. Sometimes she feels anxious when no people are home, so we recommend crating her to begin with until she adjusts to your house. She does well in the crate and never holds it against you once you are home. She will curl right up with you on the couch and give you those irresistible Brittany kisses as long as you want! Raha’s affectionate, and caring personality is one that you can’t help but fall in love with. If you’re looking for an all around well tempered, and energetic, affectionate britt, Raha is the girl for you! Plese submit an adoption application if you are interested in applying to adopt Raha. Update 2-11-14 It turns out Raha has excelled at jumping and needs at least a 6 ft fence. Please only apply if you have at least a 6 ft secure physical fence Raha came to us as an owner surrender from North Carolina this winter. She had been kept on a chain outside and had little to no human attention other than her basic needs (food, water, etc.). It was a neighbor who took her in during bad weather and walked her and actually set up the owner surrender to our rescue. She got a great report from the vet and has been treated for hookworm, and is being treated for ear infections.