Meet Jessie!

Name:  Jessie
Breed: Boxer Beagle
Approximate Age: 3 years old
Approximate Weight: 38 lbs
Personality: friendly, energetic
Observations with Dogs: good
Observations with Cats: chases; not recommended for a home with a cat
Observations with Kids: good
Currently Living at: Foster in the DC region. Jessie needs an adopter!

Jessie is a big dog in a little package, sweet as can be, in spite of not having the easiest journey before rescue. Found as a stray in a county that lacks the resources to facilitate adoptions to the public, things were looking pretty grim for Jessie when her time was up at the animal control facility. Luckily, DC PAWS was able to rescue her before she was scheduled to be euthanized, and we brought her to the DC area to help her find the right forever home.

Jessie is energetic and athletic, and would love a family who can give her plenty of exercise.  She also has a softer side you will see inside when she settles down and loves to cuddle with her humans.  Jessie is smart and food-motivated, which makes her highly trainable.  She has already mastered several commands, and is eager to learn more.

Jessie can be shy and fearful when first when meeting strangers, especially in her own home, so she needs an experienced and committed foster who can help ease her into those introductions and build her confidence.  Jessie worked with a positive reinforcement trainer with great results, and simply needs an adopter who can reinforce that training and the strategies that help her feel more comfortable around strangers (it’s really not hard… it’s mostly consistency!).

Give Jessie a chance and she’ll show you how great she is. She is extremely loyal, so once you win her trust, she will be your best friend and constant companion. She has even gotten the thumbs-up from her TV namesake, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) from ‘Breaking Bad.’ He took one look at her and said, “Awww, Batdog!”

Jessie has done very well in her foster home and hasn’t had an accident in months. Of course, after moving into a new location she may need a little transition time.

If you’re looking for an active and affectionate pup, Jessie is your perfect match!

If you are interested in adopting Jessie, please submit an adoption application at