Looking for a companion? On Saturday (May 14), the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is opening its doors for its annual Spring Fling adoption event.
The adoption event allows folks to name their own adoption fee for the AWLA’s adoptable cats, dogs and small animals in their care.
Among those animals is Liberty, a two-year-old male, black medium-haired cat.
“Liberty doesn’t know just how handsome he is, with his striking black fur and gorgeous green eyes, and we don’t think we’re going to tell him,” Gina Hardter of the AWLA told ALXnow. “It would spoil his sweet and humble nature.”
The adoption event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the AWLA, which is located at 4101 Eisenhower Avenue.
Senior mastiff mix Brown spent the last 13 years perfecting the art of snuggling, and he can’t wait to show off his skills.
The light brown-colored male mastiff mix is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
“Brown is an easygoing fellow who’s not asking much of our his future family,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “He loves leisurely walks, comfy bed and all the ear scratches you have to offer. Bonus points if you let dogs on the couch!”
Brown’s adoption fee has been pre-paid by a generous donor. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt/By-Appointment.
White and brown American rabbit Coco is sweeter than chocolate, and is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
“American rabbits are known for being sweet, and Coco lives up to that designation,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “That said, her foster caregiver says she can be a bit sassy at times and is comfortable letting her best friends know her real opinions.”
Coco has been training with the AWLA’s volunteer team and is currently living with one of the AWLA’s amazing caregivers. Learn more about her or schedule time to meet her by emailing [email protected] or calling 703-746-4774.
Ten-year-old Trixie is full of excitement and is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
The dachshund/beagle mix loves three things most of all: snuggling, sniffing and snacks, according to AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter.
“Don’t let her frosted face fool you,” Hardter said. “Trixie has quite a bit of pep in her step and loves adventures where she can get outside and explore the world.”
Trixie recently had a mastectomy, and due to the size of the mass, it is likely that is was not able to be entirely removed, and AWLA can discuss next steps and Trixie’s medical records.
Find out more about Trixie by emailing [email protected]
The adoption fees for the bonded pair have been paid by a generous donor.
“Josie and Jane are have spent much of their lives together and are the best of friends,” said Gina Hardter, a spokesperson for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. “Whether you find them hanging out in a bed, enjoying a leisurely trip to the yard, or seeking out snuggles from their human companions, Jane and Josie prefer to do it side-by-side!”
To learn more about them or schedule time to meet them, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.
Delilah loves to play fetch more than anything. The three-year-old terrier mix is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, and her adoption fees have been pre-paid by a generous donor.
“Delilah is a clever girl who has learned Sit, as well as Drop It (which goes great with her Fetch skills), and she’s pretty sure she has the brains to master several more skills,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Delilah’s favorite activity in the whole world is Fetch, which she would be happy to play all day long with the right best friend. She’d also be open to exploring more active endeavors like running or hiking.”
It doesn’t cost anything to adopt Jordan. The 13-month-old brown and white spotted male cat is currently up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
“Jordan is a goofy cat who loves flopping all over the place to show off his belly when playing,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. “He also enjoys rubbing noses with his human foster family.”
Jordan is currently staying with one of the AWLA’s “Awesome Fosters,” so if you’d like to learn more about his and schedule time to meet him, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.
Oshkosh, a two-year-old terrier mix up for adoption in Alexandria, is shy… At first. Adoption fees have already been paid for by a generous donor to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which means that he is ready to go home to a new owner for free.
“Oshkosh is ready and raring to meet his new family,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter said. “Since Oshkosh can be a bit reserved, he’d prefer a quieter household with adults or older children who understand that sometimes dogs want to snuggle and, just like all of us, sometimes they like to have their personal space.”
Find out more about Oshkosh by emailing [email protected] or call 703.746.4774 opt. 2 to learn more about Oshkosh and schedule time to meet him.
French bulldog Lilac needs a new home to chew up her toys, and the squeakier the better, says the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
The nine-year-old pooch is up for adoption, and may need some medical attention in the future.
“Lilac is best described as a snugglebug, and as soon as you are on her level, you should anticipate that she will soon be in your lap, ready to cuddle,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Lila has a condition called IVDD, which may cause her spinal problems in the future, but she is not bothered by it right now; she’s far more concerned with toys, treats and snuggling.”
To learn more about Lilac or to schedule time to meet her, email the AWLA at [email protected] or 703.746.4774 opt. 2.
Kip‘s serious face is balanced by floppy ears. The six-year-old male brown German shepherd mix is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare league of Alexandria.
“Kip loves a good game of Toss the Toy, and he’s equally happy for you to throw it or he can do it himself,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Kip is an energetic guy who could see himself meshing with families of all types, especially if they are active and love to keep busy. He would prefer to be the only pup in his new home, though.”
Learn more about meeting Kip virtually or in-person at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-