By Gina Hardter Nyla What does Nyla want for the holidays? Well, besides a brand new family to call her own, she’d also like toys – lots of toys. Stuffed toys, squeaky toys, balls, exercise toys – she’s a fan of the whole lot. And she’s happy to teach you how to play with her toys as well, like how to throw the ball, then get it, then throw it again. But most of all, Nyla would just like a dedicated human lap (or two or three or four) to call her own. Could it be yours? Learn more about Nyla by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or calling 703.746.4774 (opt. 2). Meowy Cyrus Meowy Cyrus has her eyes on the prize: Superstardom in her brand new home! Meowy is a talented feline soloist who thinks she can go all the way to the Big Show with the help of her new family. Oft-requested hits include “If I Just Had Breakfast, When Is Lunch?” and “Couch Cuddles 4 Life!” Meowy has made human fans – or friends – young and old, and can’t wait to make her most dedicated fan club out of her new family. If you’d like a ticket to the Meowy Cyrus experience, email her bookers at Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or call 703.746.4774, opt. 2 (no service charges apply). Alaska and Moana Best buds Alaska and Moana aren’t shy about expanding their crew! When you roll with this twosome, expect to live the life: all the leafy greens you can chew, a plastic castle for chilling and of course, guinea pig “wheeeeeees” all the way home. These lovely ladies are cheerful and social, made especially confident by their time together, and they would make the perfect addition to any family this holiday season. Schedule time to meet them at Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or 703.746.4774 (opt. 2).
By Gina Hardter Whirlpool Handsome tabby Whirlpool is anything but a maelstrom. This lovely 18-month-old gent prefers his life to be far chiller and loves the the quiet, cozy things in life – perfect for this beautiful fall weather! Once Whirlpool gets to know you, he is a great best friend and an excellent listener, always ready to curl up at the end of the day for a chat and an ear scratch. Whirlpool is currently in the care of one of the AWLA’s amazing fosters, so schedule time to meet him by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or calling 703.746.4774. Missy 2-year-old Missy also responds to Little Miss Perfect. This black-and-white terrier mix is an energetic gal who loves a lot in life, including long walks, Fetch and, of course, yummy treats! Missy is instantly recognizable by her permanent grin, but it gets a bit bigger when she is in the company of her friends. Learn more about how to make Missy smile by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or calling 703.746.4774 Axel Charming Axel is a standout in his velvety, midnight black coat and sweet demeanor. Axel’s ideal day would start (and continue) with some yummy veggies to munch, a few fun interactive toys to play with, all the cozy blankets he can get to snuggle in, and a little love from his favorite people. That sounds like a great way to pass the time. Email Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or call 703.746.4774 to schedule time to meet Axel. Paws In the Park 2022 – A Big Success The cool fall day was a perfect complement to the Oct. 16 Paws in the Park festival, hosted in Oronoco Bay Park by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA). Formerly known as Alexandria Love Your Pet Day, the reimagined Paws in the Park festival brought together local artisans,…
Submitted by Gina Hardter Spock What’s so spooky about Spock? Spock doesn’t ascribe to the theory that black cats are scary, and as a matter of fact, he thinks he might be the most hospitable houseguest you’ve ever had. Spock has already learned a variety of tricks for some delicious treats, and he’s ready to be your new feline friend not just for Halloween but for every howliday! Mckenzie What’s Mckenzie dressing up as for Halloween? How about Your Best Friend! This couples costume includes a collar that has your name on it, a leash and a lot of toys for you both to play with. And just like that, you are both ready for any occasion, from trick-or-treating to a Halloween bash! Lynn Lynn’s favorite part of the spooky season is trick-or-treating. Whether you are handing out carrots, apple slices, cucumbers or that Halloween classic – Timothy hay – Lynn has her tiny pumpkin bag at the ready for all the yummy snacks. Learn more about meeting Lynn and all of these adorable – and eerie – adoptables by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or calling 703.746.4774.
By Gina Hardter Jazz It may be the back-to-school season, but Jazz has spent the entire summer with his nose in the “cat training” book. Thanks to his teachers at the AWLA, the 5-year-old gray and white kitty has already perfected a variety of tricks, including Sit, Down, Spin and even the demanding Sit Pretty. Who even knew you could teach a cat tricks? Jazz is ready to bring his book-learning to a brand new home of his own AND his adoption fees have been pre-paid by a generous donor, so schedule time to meet him today by contacting the AWLA at Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or 703.746.4774. Link At 9 years old, Link knows you’re never too old to learn a new trick or two, and he already has a pretty broad repertoire, including Sit, Stay and Shake. But at Back-to-School time, this Labrador retriever mix is ready to start a new training routine, one that involves long walks in the morning with lots of sniffing (to stimulate the body and mind), hearty meals and lots of treats in reward for all his new skills. If you’re ready to put on your teaching hat, Link is ready to learn. Schedule time to meet Link by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org. Buntilda What’s Buntilda’s favorite thing about the Back-to-School season? Pre-packaged veggie snacks, of course! Whether it’s apple slices, leafy greens, broccoli or, yes, carrots, Buntilda is happy for something to munch on as she’s going about her day. This 16-month-old American rabbit also enjoys the naptime portion of school and well as arts and crafts. Learn more about her artistic sensibilities by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org.
By Gina Hardter Louie If good things come to those who wait, then 11-year-old Louie deserves all the best! This American foxhound mix has the patience of a “Zen Master” and is ready to wait as long as it takes to find his perfect Best Friend. Louie’s hobbies include leisurely strolls with his nose to the ground, cuddling with his friends and the occasional bouts of zoomies. Louie is currently enjoying a stay with one of the AWLA’s amazing foster families, and his adoption fee has been paid by a generous donor, so schedule time to meet him by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org. Serena Serena is ready to sing her siren song, straight into your heart! At 9 years old, this sweet terrier mix is all about her human friends, and she loves to shower them with puppy kisses and wiggly snuggles. She’s also an energetic gal who loves to show off her excellent walking skills and sprint with her favorite toys around the yard. Serena’s adoption fees have already been paid by a generous donor, so learn more about meeting Serena by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org. Chance How does 4-year-old Chance stay cool during the dog days of summer? By showing off his “chillest” self, of course. This red and fawn terrier mix loves a good run around the yard, but when the weather’s hot, he’s just as happy to cuddle with his friends in the comfy A/C. Chance is recognizable by his trademark goofy grin and his wiggly.
By Gina Hardter Brown 14–year-old Brown is always chill, no matter the temperatures. This laid-back mastiff mix prefers to take it easy when the mercury soars, with a lot of time snoozing in bed – though he’s happy to join his human friends for a bout of snuggling. Schedule time to meet Brown from his foster home by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org. Honey How does Honey stay cool? By letting the summer breeze flap through her ears and keeping her smile bigger than the sun. At 6 years old, this terrier mix keeps her brain busy learning new tricks in the cool of the A/C; she doesn’t need long walks in the sun. Learn more about Honey by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or calling 703.746.4774. Carlie Carlie’s got it made in the shade this summer. Now all she needs is a family to call her own! Carlie’s Summer Tips: When you get warm chasing all the toys, a nice roll on the grass is the best way to cool down. Thanks for the advice, Carlie! Meet Carlie by calling 703.746.4774 or emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org.
By Gina Hardter Louie Age is nothing but a number to 11-year-old Louie! This American foxhound mix has a lot of pep in his step, and we mean that literally. Louie loves a good walk, and he’d be happy to accompany his best friend on a sniff-filled adventures for miles. Of course, at the end of a good long hike, he’s ready to curl up on the couch and call it snuggling time; who doesn’t love to scratch his long, silky ears? Louie is currently enjoying a stay with one of the AWLA’s amazing foster caregivers, so if you’re interested in meeting him, email Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or call 703.746.4774 to learn more. Lumine Lumine is a bright light in the AWLA Cat Adoptions room. Sociable, outgoing and chatty, she is ready and raring to meet all the new friends that visit her. Lumine is a cool cat who’s looking for an equally chill lifestyle; at 9 years old, she’s much more interested in hanging out with her favorite people than climbing the curtains. If you are looking for a zen kitty who knows the value of friendship, schedule time to meet Lumine by calling 703.746.4774 or emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org. Garnet Garnet is an absolute peach of a pig! This charming black and tan guinea pig is a distinctive chap who likes everyone he meets, be they people or pig. At 1 year old, he’s lived with other guinea pigs and would be open to meeting some new male roommates or hanging out on his own with his new human friends; the sky’s the limit with Garnet. Learn more about Garnet and how to meet him at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt.
By Gina Hardter Mars 3-year-old Mars is ready for his close-up. This handsome terrier mix epitomizes the term “puppy dog eyes,” and he has no compunctions about using them. Mars’ favorite activities are fetch, tug-of-war, and, of course, snuggling. He’s currently spending his time in the care of one of the AWLA’s amazing foster caregivers, so to schedule time to meet him, email Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or call 703.746.4774. Kip Handsome Kip is definitely a catch. With his engaging smile and floppity ears, he’s as good-looking as he is good-natured, and sweet Kip is always ready for a good time. Kip would prefer to be the only pup in his future palace (he prefers not to share laps), but he’s interested in all kinds of families, big or small, so if you think you might be his special match, schedule time to meet him by calling 703.746.4774 or emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org. Jane & Josie Best buds Jane and Josie are looking to expand their circle of friendship. These 10-year-old boxer mixes have been together their whole lives, and they can’t wait to continue their adventure together to their new home. These chilled-out ladies love the life of leisure, from mornings sleeping in to evening cuddle sessions on the couch. Add to their Best Friends Club by scheduling time to meet them at Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or by calling 703.746.4774.
Schedule time to meet with any of these amazing adoptables by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or calling 703.746.4774 opt. 2. Pisco Who’s ready for the weather to warm up? This pup! 9-year-old Pisco is all about the outdoor activities, but who wants to hang out in the cold? Luckily, with spring having sprung, Pisco can show off his amazing leash manners on long leisurely walks or enjoy a super-fun game of Tug-of-War – without losing his footing on the ice! And did he mention all of the amazing spring smells?!? Still, at the end of the day, Pisco’s favorite thing is to curl up on the couch with his human friends, so he hopes you’re as excited about that as he is! Lars Office Admin Lars reporting for duty! This helpful fellow is exactly what your work-from-home set-up needs, and he guarantees to increase productivity, from finding the highest perch from which to supervise to QCing your keyboard, as many as 20 times a day. Just thinking of what you can accomplish with such a productive pet on your team?!? Eric Eric may be small, but he sees himself as a Gentleman Adventurer, exploring the world on his stubby legs. From re-arranging his kennel space to traipsing the couch on movie night, Eric can do it all, and pretty quickly too when there are yummy fruit treats at sake. Schedule time to say hi to Eric today!
Chunky What’s Chunky’s favorite thing about spring? Using walks as an excuse to stop and smell the roses…or the tulips….or the daffodils…or that pretty flowering tree over there. Chunky is excited for the opportunity to be outside and feel the (no-longer freezing) breeze in his ears, and he’s ready for some good long walks with his new family. Help Chunky’s spring wishes come true; email Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or call 703.746.4774 to learn how to meet Chunky from his foster home. Munchkin April showers may bring May flowers, but in March, Munchkin is just hoping for a sunny spot in the window to watch the world go by – and a little bird-watching could be fun too! 2-year-old Munchkin is the type of cat who is comfortable doing his own thing, but when he’s looking for affection, he’ll be by your side, head butting your hand for gentle ear scratches and head rubs. Munchkin would prefer a household with adults or older children who understand and respect his zen in the sun vibe. Learn more about him and how to meet him in his foster home by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or calling 703.746.4774. Moana There’s nothing better than fresh springtime vegetables, at least according to Moana the guinea pig! 3-year-old Moana enjoys all kinds of healthy treats, from apples to broccoli and even kale! You could call her a bit of a Fit Fanatic. Moana also enjoys hanging out with her favorite people, taking in a movie or two on the couch and playing in her very own castle. Schedule time to meet her in her foster home by emailing Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org or calling 703.746.4774.