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Big Worm needs a home - Fredericksburg, VA

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Breed: Mixed breed

Sex: Male

Neutered: Yes

Age: 8-9 years approx

Size: Medium

Color: Brown

Coat: Smooth

Other Dogs: OK with female dogs

Notes: Bella and Big Worm decided it was a beautiful day for a meet and greet. Big Worm came to us without any surrender information, but judging from this meet and greet, he would likely do well in a household with a female dog. Big Worm, approximately 8 1/2 years, would be better named as adorable hippo or roly-poly. Big Worm was an owner surrender, however they refused to give us any information, so we are starting from scratch. When he first arrived he was very nervous around us, but it did not take long for him to settle in and as you can see he is now quite the goofy boy. If you would like to schedule a meet so that you too can learn more, please call 540-507-7459

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Available for adoption on this date: Sept 4th, 2021

All adoptions are on a first come, first served basis on the day the dog is available. Phone 540-507-7459 to check Big Worm is still available.

ONE BY ONE

One by one, they pass by my cage
Too old, too worn, too broken, they say
Way past his time, he can’t run and play
They shake their heads and go on their way
A little old man, arthritic and sore
It seems that I am wanted no more
I once had a home, I once had a bed
A place that was warm, and where I was fed
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn’t belong
I got in their way, my attitude wrong
Now I sit in this kennel, where day after day
The younger ones are chosen and taken away
When I had come to the end of my rope
You saw my face and again I knew hope
You saw past the grey, the legs wobbly with age
And felt I deserved life beyond this cage
You took me home, gave me food and a bed
You gently stroked my poor tired head
We snuggle and play, you talk to me low
You love me so dearly, and make sure I know
Although I have lived most of my life with another
You outshine them with a love so much stronger
I promise to return all the love I can give
To you my dear friend, as long as I live
I may be with you for a week, or for years
We will share many smiles, and a few tears
When the time comes, that God deems I must leave
I know you will cry and your heart it will grieve
When I arrive at the Bridge all brand new
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you
And I will brag to all who will hear
Of the person who made my last days so dear.


The adoption fee for a dog is $85, which covers a 1 year rabies vaccine and spay or neuter. All animals are altered before leaving the shelter if older than 16 weeks.

To adopt you must be at least 18 years of age and provide a current ID. See the Adoption Information here.

Most of our dogs are strays, therefore we can only guess whether they are good with other animals or children by observing the behavior of the animal in the kennel and their interaction with the shelter staff.

Viewing and adoption is available noon-4pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Kennel space is limited. Come to the shelter to meet Big Worm, or call 540-507-7459 for more information.

Old Dogs Fit Well


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