King is looking for a new palace.
The 16-month-old brown and white pit bull terrier is full of puppy energy and exuberance, and is up for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
“King is a very smart boy who loves treats, and he’d be excited for the opportunity to learn new skills and tricks with his human best friends,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. “Because he’s a larger guy who doesn’t necessarily know his own size, King may do better in a home with adults or older children.”
King is currently spending time in the home of a foster family, so if you’d like to learn more about him or schedule time to meet him in that foster home, email [email protected] for more information.
Atlas wants to be your only pet, and is up for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
The seven-year-old black-and-white cat would prefer not to live with other pets, AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter said.
“Atlas will rub up against you for pets and ear scratches, and he won’t stop until he’s gotten all the attention he so deserves,” she said. “You’ll hear Atlas before you see him, because he lures everyone who comes to the AWLA toward his kennel with a series of loud meows to let you know that he is ready to play.”
Atlas’ adoption fees have already been paid by a generous donor. Visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-
Like the 1999 film that shares her name, bull terrier Matrix is goofy but very lively and a lot of fun.
The two-year-old black and white terrier is looking for adoption from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (4101 Eisenhower Ave).
Gina Hardter, a spokesperson for the AWLA, said Matrix is looking for someone who can keep up with her energy level.
“She’s an energetic young girl who is looking for someone who can help her burn some of that energy with lot of exercise and games,” said Hardter. “She’s not sure whether her best attribute is her goofy personality or her great grin, but Matrix is such a fun pup to hang out with.”
So far, Hardter said Matrix has been good with other dogs, though should ideally be paired with a dog who can match her high-octane lifestyle and playstyle. Bonus points for owners who could help train her.
“As a young girl, Matrix could definitely benefit from some additional training, to help her learn some fun tricks as well as maybe even a skill, like agility or flyball,” Hardter said.
Prospective owners can meet with Matrix by setting up an appointment online.
Photo courtesy Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Raina the cat is almost like a rooster.
Every morning, the 13-month-old female dilute calico cat greets the world with a high-pitched meow.
“Raina is the ultimate office buddy,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “She knows exactly when you need to be distracted from the computer (for your eyesight, of course!), when you need cuddling and when you just need to play with a wand toy.”
Hardter also says that Raina is one of the softest cats that you will ever pet.
Learn more about meeting Raina at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-
Jack is a seven-year-old tricolor terrier mix, and has lived with Zoe, a 12-year-old gray miniature Schnauzer mix, his entire life.
“Jack is an outgoing, affectionate guy who loves to climb into your lap and cover you with puppy kisses, and Zoe is an active gal who enjoys a brisk walk,” said Gina Hardter, spokesperson with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
Chubbs just wants to play fetch in a new home.
The 17-month-old black labrador retriever mix is truly a gentle dog, and is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
“Chubbs’ favorite pastime is Fetch,” said Gina Hardter, a spokesperson with the AWLA. “He’s a bigger guy but you wouldn’t know it when you see him race after a tennis ball, and, unlike some pups…he actually knows how to bring it back too!”
To learn more about Chubbs and how to meet him, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-
It’s been a long week for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. This week as Hurricane Ida pounded its way up the East Coast, a team from the AWLA flew down and rescue five dogs and four kittens from a Louisiana shelter.
“We’re glad to work with this amazing team to help dozens of animals find their homes across our community,” said Katie DeWillems, AWLA’s director of operations.
The kittens will go into foster until they grow big enough for adoption, and the dogs will be available for adoption soon.
If you want to learn more about these rescued pets, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.
“Their human officemate reports they are a lot of fun to share an office with — as long as you have extra hands to do your work and pet your new feline friends,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. “We’d rate them not so high as office assistants but excellent as cuddling partners.”
Four-year-old Bella has lived with two-year-old Gigi since the latter was born. Learn more about how to meet them at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-
The treeing walker coonhound has a great sense of smell and loves long walks, hikes and runs.
“Basically, Xavier loves to be a dog on the move,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “On your adventures, you’re much less likely to see him taking in the scenic views; instead he will be reveling in all the scents along your journey.”
Thanks to a generous donor, Xavier’s adoption fees have already been paid. To learn more about how to meet him, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-
Isabel likes things simple.
The 12-year-old black and white domestic shorted-haired cat is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Chilling out and get attention are always at the top of her to-do list.
“If she feels you are not petting her enough (especially head and ear scratches, which are her favorite), she’ll gently headbutt you until you remember that you wanted to be petting her anyway,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow.
Isabel’s adoption fees have already been paid by a generous donor. If you’re interested, schedule some time to meet her virtually or in-person at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-