Welcome to the “Maryland Portuguese Water Dog Rescue” page here at Local Dog Rescues! Thanks for stopping by! If you are a first time visitor, then congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog! Your are about to improve (and potentially save!) the life of one lucky pup, as well as to immeasurable improve your own happiness! Every state page here on Local Dog Rescues contains a complete list of all the local rescue organizations that we have identified in each state. You will be able to see all their current contact information, as well as a link to their website, so you can check and see what dogs they currently have available for adoption. We provide all this information to help you identify ALL the available dogs for rescue near you, so you can find your perfect pup.
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The distinct-looking and very dignified Portuguese Water Dog has seen a spike in popularity since the Obama family brought one to the White House in 2009. These water-lovers have boundless energy and require owners who can keep up with their incessant desire for activity. If you have a pool, even better. If not, be prepared for a dog who will try and get wet at every opportunity. Porties, as they’re lovingly dubbed, are great family dogs, being highly affectionate, intelligent, social and playful. Their luxuriously curled or waved fur is a trademark. Owners should make sure to keep their Portie engaged mentally, exercised sufficiently and as much a part of the family as they can, since this breed dotes on its human pack.
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If you can't find the right Portuguese Water Dog Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
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Portuguese Water Dog Rescues in Maryland
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- To find additional Portuguese Water Dog dogs available for adoption check: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, or Delaware.
- Or check out the complete list of all Portuguese Water Dog Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in Maryland: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Saint Bernard, Basset Hound, or Double Doodle.
- Are you a Rescue Group who isn't listed? Click Here to add your information!
We sincerely hope that this site will help you find the perfect dog to rescue near you. However, please keep in mind that while we have the utmost trust in every organization listed here, we cannot personally vouch for any individual group we have listed, or for the experience you will have with a dog you adopt from them. We strongly encourage you to research each organizations independently before deciding the adopt from them, as well as thoroughly preparing yourself, your family, and your home for the arrival of your new dog.