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Low-cost Rabies & Microchip Clinic

Written on June 25, 2015

Rabies shot: $10.00

Microchip (including registration): $30.00

Please bring proof of a prior rabies shot (a rabies certificate, not a tag) to get a three-year rabies shot. Without it, your pet will receive a one-year shot. Waiting is outdoors, so please dress for the weather. All dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers.

Please bring cash. It will make everyone’s wait shorter.

Give your pet the protection of a 24PetWatch MiniChip. At one third the size of standard microchip technology, the 24PetWatch MiniChip is the right size for every pet, including cats, kittens, and small breed dogs which often go without microchip protection.

Baby-Ready Pets

Written on June 1, 2015

little-baby-cute-pet-pictureEvery year, thousands of animals are turned into shelters by parents concerned about how their pet may affect the health and safety of their new baby. Any pet can have undesirable, although natural reactions to a new baby. New sounds, smells, and activities surrounding an infant may cause a pet to see the baby as competition, prey, or even a toy.

Baby-Ready Pets offers preparation and assistance to help expectant families prepare their home and their pets for the arrival of the new baby and to make sure that it is a safe and (relatively) stress-free experience for all. This seminar is based on a program created by the Providence Animal Rescue League and the Rhode Island SPCA, and has been endorsed by the ASPCA. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington?s staff will present Baby-Ready Pets for expectant parents in a two-hour workshop at the League.

After the program, participants may call or e-mail follow-up questions if they need additional support. Participants will also receive helpful handouts and a CD of baby sounds to help desensitize their pets to the sounds of the new arrival. This is a HUMAN-ONLY class, please leave your pets at home.

There is no fee for the class, but donations are welcome. Reservations are required and space is limited.

To see available class dates or to register, please visit our Baby-Ready Pets Registration Page

 

Low-cost Rabies & Microchip Clinic

Written on May 28, 2015

Rabies shot: $10.00

Microchip (including registration): $30.00

Please bring proof of a prior rabies shot (a rabies certificate, not a tag) to get a three-year rabies shot. Without it, your pet will receive a one-year shot. Waiting is outdoors, so please dress for the weather. All dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers.

Please bring cash. It will make everyone’s wait shorter.

Give your pet the protection of a 24PetWatch MiniChip. At one third the size of standard microchip technology, the 24PetWatch MiniChip is the right size for every pet, including cats, kittens, and small breed dogs which often go without microchip protection.

20th Anniversary Walk for the Animals & Pet Festival

Written on May 9, 2015
Logo-and-Pet-FestSMALLOn Saturday, May 9th step forward for shelter animals at Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s 20th Anniversary Walk for the Animals and Pet Festival at Bluemont Park. For two decades Arlington County’s largest pet-centered event has brought two-legged and four-legged residents together for a day of celebration and fun to benefit shelter animals, services and programs supported by AWLA—The County’s only humane society.Lace up your walking shoes, leash up Fido and join hundreds of animal enthusiasts for a 5k walk or one-mile stroll through the park. After the walk, the 20th anniversary celebration will continue with a newly added Pet Festival. Shop pet-friendly vendors, view exciting demonstrations, and indulge in a savory bite from a food truck. Children will also enjoy craft and educational activities in the Kid’s Corner.Since 1994, AWLA’s Walk for the Animals has provided for tens of thousands of animals in our care, allowing them medical care, food and shelter, and the chance at a nice life. Over the years it has become a hallmark event in Arlington County and a sought after event for people and pooches alike!

While the Walk for the Animals has evolved over the past 20 years, the goal has stayed the same: to raise money for AWLA’s mission of improving the lives of animals. Help us reach our goal of raising $100,000! Prizes will be awarded for top fundraisers! But, the biggest reward will be the satisfaction you receive from knowing that each step you took and dollar you raised helped to improve and enrich the quality of life for a shelter animal.

Funds generated at the Walk for the Animals aid in the daily care of our animals as well as help our community through various programs. By registering for the Walk for the Animals, building a fundraising page and asking friends and family for donations, you are supporting our mission and the needs of these animals. If each person who registers for the Walk raises just $75, we would be able to hit our goal of $100,000.

Help us help them – register for the 20th Anniversary Walk for the Animals today!

Kick-off Party for the 20th Annual Walk for the Animals & Pet Fest!

Written on April 16, 2015

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You’re invited to a spring happy hour! Join us on Thursday, April 16th at Samuel Beckett’s in Shirlington from 4 – 7 pm to kick off the 20th Annual Walk for the Animals & Pet Fest! Enjoy happy hour specials on the patio while meeting other walkers and fundraisers from the Walk for the Animals & Pet Fest. There will be raffle prizes, a fun photo booth for you and your friends, and the chance to register for the event if you haven’t yet. Well-behaved dogs are invited (regular rules apply – dog must stay outside fenced area), so grab Fido after work and come on down for a
drink!
*SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE* This is your chance to meet recent-tripod George, the Walk for the Animals spokesdog! George will be making his first public appearance at this happy hour as a representative for all the shelter pets that benefit from funds raised at the Walk for the Animals.

AWLA’s biggest fundraiser of the year is quickly approaching onSaturday, May 9th. The 20th Annual Walk for the Animals & Pet Fest will feature 5k and 1-mile walks, pet-friendly vendors, food trucks, a kid’s corner, exciting demonstrations, games and much more! Be sure to register today so you don’t miss out on what is going to be Arlington’s largest pet event of the year!

 

Happy Hour Fundraiser at Copperwood Tavern

Written on April 13, 2015

We will be teaming up with our friends at the Homeward Trails on Monday, April 13th for a happy hour fundraiser and social hour to benefit our shelters. We’ll have raffle prizes and food/drink specials that benefit our animals.

Come get your Spring with your fellow animal lovers. Eat, drink and be merry while helping local homeless animals. YAY!

This is an indoor event without animals.

Baby-Ready Pets

Written on April 6, 2015

little-baby-cute-pet-pictureEvery year, thousands of animals are turned into shelters by parents concerned about how their pet may affect the health and safety of their new baby. Any pet can have undesirable, although natural reactions to a new baby. New sounds, smells, and activities surrounding an infant may cause a pet to see the baby as competition, prey, or even a toy.

Baby-Ready Pets offers preparation and assistance to help expectant families prepare their home and their pets for the arrival of the new baby and to make sure that it is a safe and (relatively) stress-free experience for all. This seminar is based on a program created by the Providence Animal Rescue League and the Rhode Island SPCA, and has been endorsed by the ASPCA. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington?s staff will present Baby-Ready Pets for expectant parents in a two-hour workshop at the League.

After the program, participants may call or e-mail follow-up questions if they need additional support. Participants will also receive helpful handouts and a CD of baby sounds to help desensitize their pets to the sounds of the new arrival. This is a HUMAN-ONLY class, please leave your pets at home.

There is no fee for the class, but donations are welcome. Reservations are required and space is limited.

To see class dates or to register, please visit our Baby-Ready Pets Registration Page

Bunny Adoption Event

Written on March 28, 2015

We are excited to continue the bunny adoptions events at the PetSmart of Falls Church.  We will again bring a few of our rabbits and they will be shown in the training arena in the center of the store.

 

Low-cost Rabies & Microchip Clinic

Written on March 26, 2015

Rabies shot: $10.00

Microchip (including registration): $30.00

Please bring proof of a prior rabies shot (a rabies certificate, not a tag) to get a three-year rabies shot. Without it, your pet will receive a one-year shot. Waiting is outdoors, so please dress for the weather. All dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers.

Please bring cash. It will make everyone’s wait shorter.

Give your pet the protection of a 24PetWatch MiniChip. At one third the size of standard microchip technology, the 24PetWatch MiniChip is the right size for every pet, including cats, kittens, and small breed dogs which often go without microchip protection.

Small Animal Adoption Event

Written on March 16, 2015

Joins us for our first small companion animal adoption event with our new partner, Petco Unleashed. You can meet a variety of our small animals available for adoption.rabbit