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Rabies & Microchipping Clinic

Written on January 22, 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.

Red Cross Blood Drive at the League

Written on January 12, 2015
Blood Logo.3 jpgThe Animal Welfare League of Arlington will be hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday in the League’s education room on January 12th from 10:30am-4:00pm.
Here are some great reasons to donate blood:
  • It feels great to donate!
  • You get free juice and delicious Keebler® cookies.
  • It’s something you can spare – most people have blood to spare… yet, there is still not enough to go around.
  • You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed – most people don’t think they’ll ever need blood, but many do.
  • You will be someone’s hero – in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.
 If you are available to give blood, please schedule yourself online here: http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=animal+welfare+league+of+arlington  and click on the Animal Welfare League of Arlington to see available time slots.

Gift Wrapping Day to Benefit AWLA!

Written on December 21, 2014

pretty giftsDon’t let holiday stress get you down- we are here to help with another day of gift wrapping by League Elves! Bring your gift purchases to AWLA on from 12 PM to 4 PM and let the League elves do your gift wrapping.The League will be accepting donations of $3 per gift wrapped item or $10 for four gift wrapped items. Please share this information with your friends and help support the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Friends don’t let friends give poorly wrapped presents. Let us help make those gifts sparkle!

 

Gift Wrapping Day to Benefit AWLA

Written on December 20, 2014

pretty giftsDon’t let holiday stress get you down- we are here to help with another day of gift wrapping by League Elves! Bring your gift purchases to AWLA on from 12 PM to 4 PM and let the League elves do your gift wrapping.The League will be accepting donations of $3 per gift wrapped item or $10 for four gift wrapped items. Please share this information with your friends and help support the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Friends don’t let friends give poorly wrapped presents. Let us help make those gifts sparkle!

 

Please Join Us at PetSmart of Falls Church for a Companion Rabbit Adoption Event!

Written on December 18, 2014

rabbitsPetSmart of Falls Church located at 6100 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044 will be hosting adoption events for our companion rabbits at their store on Arlington Boulevard on Thursday 12/18 from 6:30-8:00 pm.  We will have a few of our available bunnies in their training arena in, the center of the store, so we invite you to stop by and meet some wonderful bunnies waiting for their forever home. If you are interested in adopting, please remember to bring your current ID and rental permission (if applicable) with you. We will be accepting adoption applications at that time. Rabbit Adoption fee: $65.00  (s/n included).

Visit Us at Pet Photos with Santa at the Ballston Mall!

Written on December 14, 2014

Santa and petPrimp your pet and come for a photos with Santa on Sunday 12/14  from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Ballston Common Mall Food Court located at 4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

Proceeds benefit the Arlington Virginia Jaycees and the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

 

Please Join Us at PetSmart of Falls Church for a Companion Rabbit Adoption Event!

Written on December 13, 2014

rabbitsPetSmart of Falls Church located at 6100 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044 will be hosting adoption events for our companion rabbits at their store on Arlington Boulevard on Saturday 12/13 from 3:00-5:00 pm.  We will have a few of our available bunnies in their training arena in, the center of the store, so we invite you to stop by and meet some wonderful bunnies waiting for their forever home. If you are interested in adopting, please remember to bring your current ID and rental permission (if applicable) with you. We will be accepting adoption applications at that time. Rabbit Adoption fee: $65.00  (s/n included).

Shop Online Now-December 20th at the Gifts that Give Hope Fair and Join Us on December 13th at the Live Fair!

Written on December 13, 2014

Sample card 2Shop online now-December 20th at The Gifts That Give Hope Arlington Fair for holiday gifts while supporting the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and other local nonprofits.

On December 13th, join us at the live fair to:

  • Shop for unique and meaningful teacher and grandparent gifts personalized by your child.
  • Learn more about 15 locally based nonprofits
  • Enjoy festive holiday music and refreshments
  • Visit with Santa
  • Enjoy face-painting and kid’s activities
  • Teach children the true meaning of giving by shopping at our Children’s Gift Fair (view the Kids Shopping List)

Want to know more about an alternative gift fair?

Read an article from the Washington Post

Gifts That Give Hope Fairs draw communities together for a positive, non- commercial, and altruistic purpose.

Shoppers enjoy a pleasant, stress-free holiday experience and appreciate learning about nonprofits and their good work.

Parents have an opportunity to demonstrate the true spirit of giving to their children.

Non-profits that participate benefit from receiving additional exposure and donations.

Gift Recipients receive joy and satisfaction knowing that a “gift of hope” was specially chosen in their honor.

 

 

2015 Calendars on Sale

Written on December 11, 2014

What to give the animal lover in your life? Our 2015 Calendar is the perfect gift for anyone who values the human animal bond. Stop by the shelter (2650 S Arlington Mill Dr) to get yours and extras to give to friends and family. The calendars are on sale for $20 each and all proceeds directly benefit our shelter animals.

To order calendars online, head to the calendar sales website.

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Adopt It Forward at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington

Written on December 9, 2014

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Celebrate the season with gifts that help shelter animals

ARLINGTON, Va. —‘Tis the season for all creatures great and small and at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington several feathered and four-legged friends alike are hoping for a home for the holidays, but if you cannot adopt, consider adopting it forward. Through AWLA’s Adopt it Forward program individuals or businesses can sponsor an animal by paying for their adoption fee, which includes vaccines, a microchip, and spay or neuter surgery. The tax-deductable sponsorship will not only support the care of a shelter animal, but may also fast track them into permanent homes.

“It has been demonstrated with similar programs throughout the animal welfare community that waived adoption fees help to shorten the length of time an animal spends in a shelter environment,” said Neil Trent, president & CEO, AWLA. “It can really make a significant difference in finding homes for animals that have been living at the shelter awhile, older animals or animals with medical needs.”

Animals that are part of the Adopt it Forward program are identified with a special profile card on their kennels in the shelter and their participation is noted in their online profiles. Individuals or business interested in sponsoring an animal in this program can call, (703) 931-9241, come into the shelter to pay the sponsorship fee or complete the Adopt it Forward donation form online and mail it in with a tax deductible payment.

Whether it is a commitment to adopt a pet, sponsor an animal or a desire to give a charitable present, these gift-giving ideas will support shelter animals in need:
• Purchase a 2015 AWLA Calendar – Features inspirational stories and photos of League adoptions. Calendars can be purchased for $20 at the League to benefit shelter animals.

• It’s a Wrap – Bring your gift purchases to AWLA on December 20 and 21 from 12 p.m. to 4p.m. and let the League elves do your gift wrapping. The League will be accepting donations of $3 per gift wrapped item or $10 for four gift wrapped items.

• Grant a wish—Bring a little joy and enrichment to a shelter animal this holiday season by purchasing an item from our Amazon wish list.

• Gift certificate – Surprise a loved one with an AWLA gift certificate redeemable for a pet adoption fee, retail item or a microchip and rabies vaccination clinic. Gift certificates are available for purchase at the League or over the phone (703) 931-9241.

• Gift of time – In the spirit of the season consider “gifting” your time as a foster guardian. Some animals just need a break every now and then from the shelter environment. AWLA is seeking individuals or families that can temporarily open their home to an animal in need of fostering. AWLA provides foster training and covers all expenses associated with caring for a foster animal, including feeding and medical expenses.