Looking to adopt a gentle and curious bunny?
Meet Simon, a male white and blue English Spot bunny who is up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Simon is currently in foster.
According to AWLA spokesperson Erin Shackelford, English Spot rabbits are gentle, affectionate and well-mannered. This fluffy guy is all of that and more!
“Simon embodies all of these characteristics… he loves to receive attention and be pet,” said Shackelford. “One of his favorite things to do is lounge on his fleece blanket with his person.”
Simon is also curious with an interest in exploring the world around him.
While not exploring, he loves to snack. His favorites include apple sticks, carrots and hay!
Are you a chill, laid back type of person? Are you looking for a companion of the furry nature?
Meet Oscar, a 7-year-old black and white dog up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. This gentle giant is ready for his forever home!
“It doesn’t take a whole lot to make Oscar happy — he’d love a comfy bed, some tasty treats, and a little walk here and there,” said Shackelford. “While Oscar doesn’t seem to mind other dogs around while he’s out on walks, we do think he needs to be the only dog in the home.”
Oscar is a breeze to walk and is also very good at letting you know when he needs to go outside.
Bella is a beautiful 9-year-old dog up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
This tan and white girl is searching for her forever home with her forever people and her adoption fees have been paid!
One of her best features are her “bat ears” where she loves to pose for pictures with her signature head tilt, according to AWLA spokesperson Erin Shackelford. This friendly girl is also know to stop, drop and roll at any moment.
“Bella absolutely adores people and will probably bond strongly with her family,” said Shackelford. “We do think Bella will do best as the only animal in the home because she wants all the attention for herself.”
While Bella may do best in a home by herself, she is not too bothered by other dogs while on walks and loves car rides. She is a sweet and snuggly senior ready to shower her forever family with love!
Meet Nena! This girl is a 3-year-old brown and white dog in need of a special forever home.
She can be nervous so a quiet and calm home would be perfect for her, according to AWLA spokesperson Erin Shackelford.
“We are unsure of what Nena’s life was like before arriving at the AWLA, but the world can be an overwhelming place for her,” said Shackelford. “We think her home would not have kids or other dogs.”
As Nena still has a lot to learn, she needs space and parents with patience to help her learn. Her checklist of skills to learn include walking on a leash and learning that the outdoors aren’t so scary.
Nena needs a very special home and to find her special person or persons.
Alexandrians might be able to find a furry new friend this weekend.
Lost Dog Cafe (808 N. Henry Street) in the Braddock neighborhood is hosting a puppy adoption event from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, for a litter of puppies born last month.
“Are you ready to welcome a furry friend into your life?” the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation said on the event website. “We have something special just for you! Join us for ‘Pups on the Patio’ at Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria. This heartwarming event is dedicated to finding forever homes for an exceptional litter of puppies known as ‘Butterball’s Little Turkeys’.”
According to the Lost Dog Rescue website:
These precious pups have an incredible story to tell. Born on September 8th, 2023, they were brought into the world by a caring mama who was rescued from the Dickenson County Animal Shelter in Virginia. She was pregnant, confused, and scared, but thanks to the swift action of Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF), she was given a safe haven in foster care.
The foster mom says she is an amazing mama, and her puppies are a testament to her love and care.
This special adoption event will feature only this litter of puppies, so you don’t want to miss out on this special opportunity. Come and meet these little darlings, fall in love, and take one home to be a part of your family.
An online application must be filled out before requesting an ‘interview’ with the puppies.
The puppies are:
- Blue Slate
- White Holland
- Royal Palm
- Rio Grande
- Bourbon Red
Are you searching for a furry companion who can light up any room? Meet Rita, a 9-year-old black dog up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
Rita and her happy-go-lucky attitude, plus her adorable ears is a complete package! This girl also has impeccable leash manners, according to AWLA spokesperson Erin Shackelford.
“Overall, she’s very easygoing and calm,” said Shackelford. “She also knows sit, paw, and some sign language commands.”
Rita does well meeting new people and other animals. She is also crate trained and house trained. This girl would make a great addition to any family!
Say hello to Bobby who is up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria!
This 1-year-old male tuxedo kitty is perfect in every way and looking for a special place to call home. Bobby has a large personality, according to AWLA spokesperson Erin Shackelford.
“Bobby will certainly keep his family entertained with his antics,” said Shackelford. “He will need a family that can dedicate time to play with him (wand toys are the best) and also provide enrichment toys like licky mats and food puzzles to keep his brain active.”
This playfully cute guy is such a charmer and will never say no to some affection!
Onyx and Garnet are two adorable pups up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
These two have been through a lot, both arriving separately at the AWLA and very scared. Once the AWLA Behavior Team began working with Garnet she started to improve but Onyx was still very scared, according to AWLA spokesperson Erin Shackelford.
“Our Behavior Team decided to reintroduce them,” said Shackelford. “When Onyx saw Garnet, a switch flipped — he was so excited!”
Though they arrived separately, it was clear they were bonded once reintroduced. These two are clearly better together and ready to find a forever home.
Want to see more of these adorable two? Watch the story of Onyx and Garnet!
Meet the adorable Cooper!
This white and tan senior pup is looking for a forever home and is currently up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
Searching for a loving place to live out his golden years, Cooper is super sweet with unconditional love to give. He is still very much active and loves going on walks, according to AWLA spokesperson Erin Shackelford.
With a few years under his belt, Cooper knows a few tricks. He of course knows to not use the bathroom indoors and knows to sit and shake — or “paw”. This lovable guy is ready to chill in his forever home with his forever family!
Say hello to this sweet and very huggable dog, Huggies!
This all black pup is up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and is currently in foster.
Huggies is very comfortable and confident, and also housetrained, according to AWLA spokesperson Erin Shackelford. He loves playtime, exercise and is very responsive to commands.
“He does need some additional work on his leash manners,” said Shackelford. “We think he would thrive as an only pup in the home.”
Huggies loves affection and is always up for some cuddles!