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Animal Welfare League of Alexandria asks for testimonials to win ‘best dog shelter and rescue’ award

Igor, a dog at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (photo via AWLA/Facebook)

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is a beloved local institution, and it’s asking those who’ve had good experiences with the shelter to vouch for it.

Sniffspot, a site that specializes in private dog parks, is running a contest to rank the best dog shelters and rescues in Virginia.

A testimonial form asks users to speak about their experience with the shelter as an adoptee, volunteer/foster, staff member, supporter, or overall fan.

Those writing in can share their experience with the shelter, with a limit of one testimonial per person for each shelter.

Photo via AWLA/Facebook

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