The Ring Dog Blog

Julia needs your help!

Meet Julia!

Julia was surrendered to Ring Dog Rescue after contracting Parvo! While we all know vaccinating puppies on a schedule and keeping them away from high potential areas until fully vaccinated is the way to go; many pups do not get vaccinated and end up with the preventable and often deadly virus. Julia was hospitalized in an ER for over a week and is now our $9000 dog. At just 7 months of age we knew we had to try and that she was worth every penny. If you would like to donate towards Julia’s care please click the link. Julie is now in a foster home, putting weight back on, eating well, and on her way to well! read more

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Update to Virginia Code

As of July 1, 2020, the VA Code §3.2-6500 has been updated to include extra provisions for tethered/chained dogs.  Under the Adequate Shelter definition it now states that:

An animal cannot be chained/tethered under these 3 sets of conditions:

  1. unless the animal is safe from predators and well suited and well equipped to tolerate its environment; or
  2. during the effective period for a hurricane warning or tropical storm warning issued for the area by the National Weather Service; or
  3. (c)(1) during a heat advisory issued by a local or state authority, (2) when the actual or effective outdoor temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit or higher or 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, or (3) during the effective period for a severe weather warning issued for the area by the National Weather Service, including winter storm, tornado, or severe thunderstorm warning.

While there are exceptions within the Code for an Animal Control Officer or LEO to certify “the animal is safe from predators and well suited and well equipped to tolerate its environments,” this certification could allow for the officer, their agency, and the jurisdiction to be held liable if the animal was injured or dies after certification is made.  Due to the potential for liability, it is our opinion that it would be extremely rare that this certification would be made. read more

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Felt your Pet at the Nautical Dog

Sign up early and get a spot to Felt a replica of your pet.

Instruction provided by Artfully Yours.

$45.oo sign up fee includes all materials, instruction, wine and lite fare.

Proceeds to benefit Ring Dog Rescue.

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Adoptables: Jack

Meet our man Jack! If you like a jack of all trades he's your man! This pit bull type dog/ border collie mix and is... more

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