Kitties Chenille and Raven are inseparable, and they’re up for adoption as a pair via the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Raven is a male brown tabby and Chenille is a black short-haired female. The kittens are four months old and aren’t related by blood, and quickly became best friends after moving into the AWLA.

“They are looking to find their future family together,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Young kittens are often energetic and seek a lot of interaction, but by adopting a bonded pair, Chenille and Raven each have a built-in best bud to play with, nap with and just generally hang out with.”

Learn more about meeting Raven and Chenille at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

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Aria isn’t afraid to exhibit her underbite.

The 10-year-old Chihuahua is up for adoption via the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, and aside from sticking out her tongue constantly is a relatively low-key pup.

“With Aria, every day is #TongueOutTuesday,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Not only does she ‘blep‘ frequently, but she has an adorable little underbite that she’s not afraid to show off to her friends.”

Learn more about how to meet Aria at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

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Bootsie needs some extra attention in a calm home environment.

The six-year-old male “tuxedo” cat is a diabetic and needs twice-daily insulin injections, which he currently gets in a foster home.

“His fosters said Bootsie gets his insulin injections like a champ though,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “The team at the AWLA would be happy to show future adopters how to administer them. Otherwise, his foster family describes him as easy-going, social, a bit of a chatterbox, and he loves to hang out with new people and new cats.”

To learn more about Bootsie or schedule time to meet him in his foster home, email us at [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.

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This Bandit will definitely steal your heart.

The a 10-year-old Lhasa Apso may sometimes resemble the head of a mop, but he’s actually a sweet and snuggly senior pup who loves spending all his time with people, according to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Bandit’s a pretty chill guy who keeps a slower pace but is always up for a walk or a lap around the yard,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow.

Find out more about Bandit or schedule time to meet him at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Photo via AWLA

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Bertha is always dressed for company. The nine-year-old short-haired cat has a built-in tuxedo, and is up for adoption via the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Bertha is part of AWLA’s Super Seniors Adoption Extravaganza event this weekend, where adoption costs have been waived for more than a dozen animals over eight years old, including BeanCole and Mickey.

“Seniors are great pets because they tend to have experience living in homes, are generally house-trained and often know a lot of other tricks,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Bertha is super-snuggly, super-talkative and super into lounging in the sun. Who’s doesn’t want a pet like that?”

Find out more about setting up an appointment with AWLA to meet the pets at AlexandriaAnimals.org/SuperSeniors.

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Morning Notes

Washington Post brings in reporter to cover Arlington and Alexandria — “We are thrilled to announce that Teo Armus is joining the local government and politics team to cover Arlington and Alexandria. Teo has been a reporter on the Morning Mix team for nearly two years, during which time he has shown incredible range, delivering compelling reads about murder hornets in Washington state and a ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer’s claims that three Republican lawmakers helped him with plans for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.” [Washington Post]

Alexandria Symphony playing at City’s birthday celebration on July 10 — “The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced recently that it will perform at the annual Alexandria Birthday Celebration on July 10. Two companies owned by residents are making the performance possible through their support: Networking and Engineering Technologies, and KSA Integration.” [Zebra]

Alexandria Police Department admissions test is on May 26 — “THIS JUST IN! Join APD to serve and protect the incredible Alexandria community. It starts with the written exam. Take the test this Wednesday, May 26 at 5:00 pm. Click the link to sign up: research.net/r/AlexandriaVA You could end up joining our first academy class of 2022.” [Twitter]

Cat hotel files special use permit — “A cat hotel may be opening in Alexandria. JNL Bean, LLC filed a special use permit request to open a cat-exclusive hotel and grooming business at 2391 Dove St., just southeast of the Duke Street/Telegraph Road interchange.” [Alexandria Living]

Today’s weather — “Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 81F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph… Mainly cloudy. Low 71F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.” [Weather.com]

New job: Education fellow (paid) — “The National Women’s History Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 NWHM Virtual Summer Education Fellow Award. This program is open to K-12 educators, especially history or social studies teachers, for approximately eight weeks during the summer of 2021.” [Indeed]

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Snoopy is looking for his next Charlie Brown.

The two-year-old black and white hound mix traveled to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria all the way from Beirut, Lebanon, with the help of Humane Society International.

Snoopy is known around AWLA for his big smile and propensity for sleeping in. It was in Lebanon that Snoopy was hit by a car and the damage was enough that one his front left leg was removed.

“He doesn’t let it slow him down,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Snoopy is the goofiest boy, who loves nothing more than hopping into your lap, rolling around with some favorite toys and, of course, belly rubs.”

You can discover more out about Snoopy by making an appointment at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Photo via AWLA

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Sara loves nothing more than a dedicated snuggling session. The eight-year-old terrier mix is also looking for a new home via the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Sara is recovering from knee surgery in the care of a foster family, and her adoption fee has been taken care of by a donor.

“Though she is technically a senior, you’d never guess by her goofy manner and excited personality,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “There is nothing she loves more than a good, dedicated snuggle session with her favorite humans.”

If you want to  learn more about Sara or schedule time to meet with her in her foster home, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.

“The AWLA team would be happy to tell you more about her physical therapy, so her new family can take it on when she moves in with them,” Hardter said.

Photo via AWLA

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Darcy is usually sprawled out somewhere.

The couch, the table, your lap — the possibilities are nearly endless for the two-year-old tabby, who is currently up for adoption via the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“She’s a social girl who will make sure you know when she’s looking for a little love, so be ready with the chin scratches and ear rubs,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow.

Learn more about Darcy and how to schedule time to meet her at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Photo via AWLA

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Six-year-old Coco likes the simple things, like stuffed toys and treats. The six-year-old Staffordshire terrier is also looking to be adopted through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Coco is the cuddliest girl, with the most squishable face, and be ready for her to take her place of honor on your lap,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Coco loves her people and wants to be the sole focus of their attention, so she would prefer to be your only pup to make sure she has all your love and snuggles.”

Coco also loves stuffed toys that make noise and can regularly be seen carrying one around on walks, napping with one or showing her human friends how they can be used in an excellent game of tug-of-war.

You can schedule time to meet with Coco in-person or virtually at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

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