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Terrier mix Carlie might be a handful, but she makes up for it with positive energy.

The three-year-old’s adoption fees have also been pre-paid by a generous donor, and the Animal Welfare of Alexandria says she is a smart dog capable of learning lots of tricks.

“Carlie loves her toys, especially the ones that can be as rough and tumble as she is,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow.

To learn more about Carlie, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.

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The AWLA’s Spring Fling adoption event is on Saturday, May 14. (Via AWLA)

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.

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Mr. Rex Smiles, a dog available for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (photo via Facebook/Animal Welfare League of Alexandria)

In a national ranking of fastest-emerging dog-friendly cities, Alexandria took third place.

The ranking looks both at where dog-owners are registered on the dog boarding and walking site Rover and where there are the most page views of pet-friendly single-family home rental listings on real estate marketplace site Zillow.

The city was beaten by Baltimore, Maryland and Antioch, Tennessee.

It’s not the first time the city has gotten praise for it’s dog care: in January it was listed among 70 best cities for dog care.

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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.

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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.

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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]org, or calling 703-746-4774.

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Josie and Jane like to take things slow, and the 10-year-old female boxer mixes do everything together.

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.

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Cookie, a three-year-old Border Collie, was found by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. (Via AWLA)

Missing a pet in Alexandria?

Cookie, a three-year-old Border Collie was recently found on N. Payne Street in Old Town, and parakeet Viola was discovered near Sanger Avenue and Derby Court.

The Animal Welfare League currently has four stray animals in its shelter — two dogs, a cat and a bird. These companions are designated as strays for up to 10 days before they are put through AWLA’s evaluation process to be adopted. During that time, AWLA releases photos of the pets with descriptions on its website, social media and on local sites like Nextdoor.

“We hope that we’re able to reconnect these animals to their homes,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “We know sometimes people don’t necessarily know or don’t think of how to reconnect with a pet once they’re out of your home. So, we just try and get the information out there in as many ways as possible.”

If you’ve lost a pet or have information on one, call AWLA at 703-746-4774.

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Delilah is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. (Via AWLA)

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.”

To schedule time to meet her, call the AWLA at 703.746.4774 (opt. 2) or email [email protected]
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Jordan is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. (Via AWLA)

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.

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