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Rotttweiler mix Baxter weighs 95 pounds and likes nothing more than cuddling. The seven-year-old is also up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Baxter can be a bit shy at first, but once he gets to know you, he bonds hard, so expect a friend for life,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. “Baxter is quite the gentleman, who walks attentively on a leash even in the hustle and bustle of Old Town.”

Baxter’s adoption fees have been pre-paid by a generous donor, and he is available to meet from his foster home.

If you are interested in learning more or scheduling time to meet him, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774, extension 2.

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Tilden, the two-year-old mastiff mix looks tough, but he’s a complete marshmallow. He’s up for adoption, too, with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Tilden’s an all-around cool guy who would be a great addition to any family,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Whether they are active or looking for a couch potato, Tilden’s got you covered.”

He also knows a few tricks, like shake and sit.

Tilden’s adoption fees have been pre-paid by Priority Automotive, as part of the AWLA’s annual Home for the Pawlidays adoption event.

Not able to adopt but still want to help animals? AWLA needs donations for their (Stocking) Stuff the Van event on Dec. 24. Donations will be used at the AWLA, as well as to help pets throughout the community.

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Butter will make your heart melt, and he’s up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

The 14-month-old terrier mix is deaf, but that doesn’t stop him from playing his favorite game of fetch.

“He’s a clever boy who’s been learning training via hand cues with the AWLA’s training team,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “He loves the tennis ball so much that sometimes, he prefers to keep it and cuddle up with rather than bringing it back.”

Butter’s adoption fees have been paid by a generous donor. Learn more about how to meet him at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

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Ellie May, a dog available for adoption, photo via Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Animal rescue organization Lucky Dog is hosting a puppy adoption event this Saturday (Nov. 20) at the Potomac Yard PetSmart (3351 Richmond Highway).

The event is scheduled to run from noon to 2 p.m. and will give local prospective adopters a chance to meet some local dogs looking for homes.

Interested pet owners can get started by filling out adoption forms online in advance. There are also resources on the website for those looking for help training their new pets or finding pet-care options locally.

A list of featured dogs and other pets currently looking for adoption are also on the Lucky Dog website.

Photo via Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

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Morning Notes

Alexandria Democrats win, but party loses Governor’s race — “CBS News projected that Republican Glenn Youngkin had won Virginia, a state President Biden won by 10 points.” [CBS]

A rabid raccoon was on the loose at the Shirlington Dog Park — “There was a rabid raccoon on the loose in Arlington that came into contact with a number of dogs.” [ARLnow]

Annual Lion Fest returns to Lyles-Crouch, raises almost $50K for students and teachers — “On November 1, 2021, with a Monday morning sunrise in a playground full of streamers, the Lion Fest Fundraiser returned to Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy.”

American Horticultural Society names new executive director — “After a year that can only be described as tumultuous, the American Horticultural Society is looking for stability and a return to its roots with a new director.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

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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.

Via AWLA
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An Alexandria woman looking to buy a puppy was scammed by a Facebook contact who blocked her after she made a deposit, according to police.

On September 17, the victim agreed on buying a puppy from a Facebook friend for $300. The victim provided $175 as a deposit via Cash App, but when she went to pick up the puppy at the agreed location the suspect allegedly blocked the buyer on Facebook.

“(The suspect) never responded and (the victim) was not refunded the $175,” police reported in a search warrant.

No arrest has been made.

Over the summer, Alexandria Police also investigated a woman scammed of $15,000 by a Facebook friend.

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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

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Morning Notes

Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana to open Alexandria location— “The Alexandria location will be at the Alexandria Commons Shopping Center, 3231 Duke Street. Frank Pepe, an Italian immigrant from just southwest of Naples, founded the pizzeria in 1925 in Connecticut after working for a macaroni manufacturer and a bakery… The thin-crust pizzas are fired in a coal oven. Small pies start at less than $10 (the tomato pie), and the menu also includes salads, beer and wine. The company has not yet announced an opening date for the Alexandria location.” [Alexandria Living]

Fire Department rescues Golden Retriever with head stuck in Old Town fence — “On Saturday, Engine 201 arrived on a call to find a dog stuck on an iron fence experiencing distress. After requesting Rescue 209, first responders worked to remove the fence from the dog’s neck & return to the owner. The dog was uninjured. Great job by E201 & Rescue 209 B shift!” [Twitter]

Energy Efficient Day is October 6 — “Join the City in celebrating Energy Efficiency Day on October 6, and Energy Awareness Month during October. Energy Awareness Month highlights opportunities to help the community to sustainably use energy resources and reduce climate change.” [Twitter]

Leaf collection program returning to Alexandria — “Nov. 1 the annual leaf collection program returns! Visit alexandriava.gov/LeafCollection to get a refresh on all the details. We’ll post weekly status updates here and periodic operational updates as needed.” [Facebook]

Drug Take Back Day is October 23 — “Dispose of your expired medications during Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 23. There are various locations across the City to dispose of medications you no longer need. Learn more about how to safely dispose of medications.” [Twitter]

Today’s weather — “Overcast with rain showers at times. High 72F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%… Cloudy (in the evening). Slight chance of a rain shower. Low around 65F. Winds light and variable.” [Weather.com]

New job: Property Maintenance Code Inspector — “Employees selected for this class are assigned to the Property Maintenance. Maintenance Code inspectors are responsible for conducting proactive inspections, reviewing complaints, and identifying applicable code violations. Inspectors in the class also perform on-site inspections; negotiate compliance solutions with property owners, tenants, and business owners when violations of the codes are discovered and recommend effective, corrective abatement actions. The Code Inspector I class serves in an entry-level capacity within the Code Inspector career ladder.” [Governmentjobs.com]

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Dory the Chihuahua only weighs 3.5 pounds, and she also has a ridiculously long tongue that hangs out when she sleeps.

The 12-year-old is up for adoption, and is full of sass and snuggles, according to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“As a princess, Dory has decreed that no other pups shall have your attention before her, and she would prefer to be the only dog in the household,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “She’d also like a home with adults and older children.”

Dory’s adoption fees have been pre-paid by a generous donor, so learn more about her and schedule time to meet her at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

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