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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 make a reservation or for more information, please e-mail amintz@awla.org or call (703) 931-9241 x246 with the following information:

the number and type of pets that you have in your home (including breed and size);
your approximate due date;
your phone number and email address;
the number of people attending.

You will receive an e-mail to confirm that space is available and you are registered.

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 make a reservation or for more information, please e-mail amintz@awla.org or call (703) 931-9241 x246 with the following information:

the number and type of pets that you have in your home (including breed and size);
your approximate due date;
your phone number and email address;
the number of people attending.

You will receive an e-mail to confirm that space is available and you are registered.

Spin for Paws

Written on March 5, 2015

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Join us on March 5th for Spin for Paws!

98.7 WMZQ’s Aly Jacobs and the Animal Welfare League of Arlington invite you to a dance party on a bike at SoulCycle, the country’s premier indoor cycling studio that opened its doors in Bethesda in December.

This 45-minute fun, full-body workout is only $40.00 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Thursday, March 5th
6:30 pm

SoulCycle
4931 Elm Street
Bethesda, MD 20814

There are only 55 bikes in the studio, so reserve your spot today!

The SoulCycle Experience: SoulCycle is a motivating, joyful, full-body indoor cycling dance party on a bike. SoulCycle was founded on the belief that fitness could be inspiring: with a motivational workout, a beautiful environment and outstanding customer service, each 45-minute class is a transformative experience.

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

Written on February 28, 2015

rabbitPetSmart 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 from 1:00-3:00 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).

Baby-Ready Pets

Written on February 23, 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 make a reservation or for more information, please e-mail amintz@awla.org or call (703) 931-9241 x246 with the following information:

the number and type of pets that you have in your home (including breed and size);
your approximate due date;
your phone number and email address;
the number of people attending.

You will receive an e-mail to confirm that space is available and you are registered.

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

Written on February 7, 2015

ASpenPetSmart 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 from 1:00-3:00 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).

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

Written on January 31, 2015

rabbitPetSmart 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 from 12:00-2:00 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).

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.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Voucher Sales

Written on January 21, 2015

In conjunction with World Spay Day, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and designated animal hospitals/clinics will be offering the lowest spay/neuter prices of the year for pets of low-income clients in the Washington DC metro area. Vouchers will be sold starting January 21, 2015  throughout the month of February 2015 (or until we run out) and the surgeries will take place at area veterinary facilities in Northern Virginia. Participating vet clinics include Anicira Vet Center, Arlington Animal Hospital, Clarendon Animal Care, Fairfax Animal Hospital and NOVA Cat Clinic.

Pet owners must meet the annual household income requirement of $60,000 or less (proof of household income is required) plus they must be available to drop off their animal the morning of the surgery and pick up their animal late afternoon/early evening of the same day of their scheduled surgery date.

Our special Spay Day pricing will be: $25 for Male Cats, $50 for Female Cats and $75 for Dogs (Male or Female). All pure breed Pit Bulls will be spayed or neutered at the special price of $25(proof of breed will be required, please call our front desk at (703) 931-9241, ext. 200 with any questions). The League will also have a limited number of rabbit spay and neuter appointments for $50 each. The League and participating vets will be subsidizing the rest of the cost of the surgeries per animal.  Discounted vaccines will also be available on the day of surgery.  Pet owners who purchase vouches will also be offered a coupon for a $15 microchip, valid at two of the AWLA mircochip clinics.  Owners are required to purchase their voucher at our shelter and schedule their pet’s surgery directly with the animal hospital/clinic.

We will have a limited number of vouchers available and they will be sold in person on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please bring the proof-of-income (i.e. signed copy of most current tax return, W-2 statement(s) or social security/disability documentation) when purchasing your voucher – cash or credit card only (no checks).  If you have any questions, please call the front desk at (703) 931-9241 for immediate assistance or email Adrienne Mintz at amintz@awla.org.

 

Animal Welfare League of Arlington Partners with Local Animal Clinics to Offer Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Service

Written on January 20, 2015

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Vouchers on sale at AWLA January 21 through February in honor of National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

ARLINGTON, Va. (January 20, 2015)—Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) is partnering with animal clinics and hospitals throughout the D.C. metro area from January 21 through February to offer extremely low-cost spay and neuter services for cats, dogs and rabbits to low-income residents. The service is subsidized through AWLA’s low-cost spay/neuter fund. Vouchers are available for purchase through AWLA and surgeries will take place at one of the participating vet clinics including: Anicira Vet Center, Arlington Animal Hospital, Clarendon Animal Care, Fairfax Animal Hospital and NOVA Cat Clinic.

““In general, only 10 percent of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Spay and neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation,” said Neil Trent, President and CEO of AWLA. “We are encouraging citizens to not only consider the health benefits of spaying or neutering their pet, but to also be a part of the solution of reducing the population of unwanted pets in our community.”

Special promotional pricing will include $25 for male cats, $50 for female cats and $75 for dogs. Pit Bulls will be spayed or neutered for $25. A limited number of rabbit spay and neuter appointments are available for $50 per rabbit. Pet owners who purchase a spay or neuter voucher will also receive a $15 microchip coupon for their pet, good at one of the League’s low-cost microchipping clinics. Discounted vaccines will also be available on the day of surgery (prices vary by vet).

“Through our Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Fund, supported entirely by donations, we are able to assist with pet overpopulation in northern Virginia by providing low-cost spay and neuter surgery to pets whose owners cannot afford them. Over the years, hundreds of animals have been spayed or neutered thanks to financial support from this fund,” said Trent.

Pet owners are required to purchase their voucher in-person at AWLA and schedule their pet’s surgery directly with the one of the participating vet clinics. Interested D.C. metro residents must meet the annual household income requirement of $60,000 or less (proof of household income is required at purchase) Low-cost spay and neuter vouchers are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information call (703) 931-9241, ext. 200 or email Adrienne Mintz at amintz@awla.org. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is located at 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington, VA 22206.

This year resolve to save a life by spaying or neutering your pet. To learn more about AWLA’s community services, programs, or diverse selection of companion animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, and hamsters, download Arlington Pets App; or visit www.awla.org .