Alexandria, VA

Kitties Kaleidoscope and her brother Lincoln Log are scratching around for a new home with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

The three-month-old siblings are up for adoption during a period known as “Kitten Season”, where AWLA starts to receive an influx of young cats.

“To help the AWLA with the influx in kittens we will be seeing, consider donating items from our ‘Kitten Season’ wish list,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “We are especially in need of fleece blankets and tiny kitten collars.”

If you are interested in learning more about Trap/Neuter/Return initiatives for adult cats in your community, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/CommunityCats.  If you’d like to learn more about our Spay/Neuter Assistance program, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/SNAP.

Kaleidoscope and Lincoln Log are available for adoption now, as will dozens more kittens throughout the summer.  If you’d like to learn more about adopting them, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

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You don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far away to bring BobaFettHan Solo and Yoda into your home.

The four 10-week-old male hamsters are available for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Hamsters are clever and industrious, and they are going to want an enclosure full of enrichment activities, like wheels, chew toys and, of course, plenty of bedding for digging and tunneling,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow.

Hardter continued, “Hamsters can also be taught tricks, ranging from general socialization to spinning in circles to navigating fun hamster obstacle courses, and the enrichment (and treats that are part of it) can help keep your hamster happy and healthy.”

Click here to schedule time to meet with these hamsters, either virtually or in-person.

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Aloysius Fraggleplank needs a little training, but the two-year-old blue pit bill is looking for a new home with a family that has adults and older kids.

While he’s usually known by the name Blue, Fraggleplank was recently renamed for one day only as part of an April Fools celebration by his minders at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“We hope to have it all sorted out by tomorrow, but I guess our adoptables are playing an April Fool’s prank on us,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “The young Mr. Fraggleplank loves his toys – the squeakier, the better – and he hopes his new home is full of them.”

Fraggleplank was joined in temporarily changing his name by Whiskers of the Frozen NorthCommander Seahorse, and Goodest Boi, Esquire.

Find out more about Aloysius Fraggleplank and other newly nicknamed pets here.

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Shadow is looking for a new home. The a seven-year-old black short-haired cat has made fast friends at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Shadow is a cat with a job and is certainly serving as the ‘office mew-nager for our adoptions and care team,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Her paws-on leadership technique means that she might sometimes be watching you over your shoulder, but she’s more likely to be supervising from your lap.”

If you’d like to learn more about Shadow, email AWLA at [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.

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Cedric, an eight-month-old tabby who was found wandering the streets of Alexandria, is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Cedric can be a bit shy at first, but if you show him a bit of patience, he quickly comes around and will be your best snuggle buddy in no time,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Cedric is currently staying in an AWLA staff office, where he has claimed a cubby of his own, but don’t be surprised to find this adventuresome young man in all kinds of entertaining and interesting locations.”

A generous donor has paid for Cedric’s adoption fees. While AWLA is closed today due to weather, you can schedule time to meet him at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

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Nine-month-old Coco is so smart that folks might not know that that she’s blind. The pit bull terrier mix is up for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“At nine months old, Coco is an absolute bundle of energy, and she’s on the go so much that you might not notice at first that she’s blind,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. “After all, she can find her favorite toys, treats and people with no trouble.”

To learn more about Coco and how to meet her, please call the AWLA team at 703-746-4774.

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Even though Hugo looks full grown, the nine-month old terrier has a lot of growing left to do.

A busy bundle of energy, Hugo is looking for a new home via the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“As a young adult, Hugo is still growing into his size and energy level, and he’d love a home with adults or older children to help him learn to be his best doggy self,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Like every puppy, Hugo loves toys, and will carry his favorites with him when playing in the yard, on walks and anywhere toys can be enjoyed.  His ideal home has a bed full of toys with fun textures and sound.”

To learn more about Hugo or to schedule time to meet him either virtually or in-person, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

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Odie is all about domesticity, and the 10-year-old gray and white domestic short-haired cat is looking for a new home in Alexandria.

The affectionate feline is currently up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Odie is so sensational at being a cat that he’s pretty sure you won’t need any other cats, once you have him in your life,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Odie is pretty easy to please. All he needs is some cuddle time with his best friend and treats as a bonus.”

If you’d like to learn more about Odie and schedule time to meet him either in person or virtually, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Odie has been front declawed and can be seen in the video below.

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Goldy, a 12-year-old orange tabby, likes nothing more than to take a nap in the company of friendly people, and he’s up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Goldy’s new year’s resolution is to eat more food,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “This gentleman loves all kinds of food, and he hopes you’ll help him with his new year’s goals by providing him treats whenever he meows for them.”

Goldy’s adoption fees have already been paid by a generous donor. He is currently living with a foster family, and anyone interested in learning more about him should email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.

Incidentally, Chaquira and Princesa, the special bonded senior Shepherds we highlighted just before Christmas have been adopted.

“It really means the world to everyone at the AWLA that these two (and more than 130 animals last month) are spending 2021 with new families,” Hardter said.

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Nine-year-old Chaquira and her eight-year-old daughter Princesa are inseparable, and the pair are looking for a new home via the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

AWLA took in Chaquira and Princesa with 12 other dogs from the Florida-based True and Faithful Pet Rescue Mission.

“Senior dogs like Princesa and Chaquira have spent their whole lives giving love to others,” said AWLA Executive Director Stella Hanly. “They deserve just as much love in their older years.”

Princesa is reportedly the more outgoing of the two dogs, although treats and ear scratches have proven to quickly bring Chaquira around.

“They are sweet, curious girls who have taken in stride the many changes they’ve experienced over the last month,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter said. “We know that the person or people lucky enough to adopt them will receive double the love and gratitude from their new canine family members.”

Incidentally, their adoption fees have been pre-paid this month by Priority Automotive as part of the Home for the Pawlidays event, where adoption fees are waived for pets older than six months.

Anyone interested in learning more about these two should email [email protected]alexandriaanimals.org.

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