Events

August 14, 2014 – September 8, 2014

Buy Wine, Help Animals

The Curious Grape in Shirlington is hosting not one, but two fundraisers for AWLA during the month of August!

Happening now is the Curious Grape Charity Case Fundraiser. When you purchase a charity case wine, a portion of proceeds is donated to the League – and then enjoy a 10% discount on any other wine!

Starting on Saturday, August 23rd, the Curious Grape will donate 15% of your dining in check when you mention the AWLA fundraiser. This event includes all dining meals through Sunday, September 7th. So stop by the shelter to meet your new best friend and then head down to The Curious Grape and enjoy a meal while helping shelter animals!

For more information about the Curious Grape or to view their menu, head to their website.

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Start: August 14, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 8, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: The Curious Grape
Phone: 703-671-8700
Address:
2900 S Quincy St, Arlington, VA, 22206, United States

September 6, 2014

4th Annual Fall Fair Animal House

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s 4th Annual Fall Fair Animal House will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm in the parking lot of the shelter.  Everyone in the community is invited to come enjoy games, music by DJ Ruben and meet the adoptable animals we have here at the shelter.  Local businesses will be here at the League with giveaways and information, and AWLA staff will be available to go over the adoption process or answer other questions about the shelter.

From 1pm – 3pm we will holding a microchip clinic for dogs and cats.  Microchipping is $30 per pet and the fee includes the initial registration with the microchip company.

Additional Details: Parking will not be available in the shelter parking lot, but street parking and parking in Shirlington will be available.  The shelter will be open as usual from 12-4pm.  There is no entry fee for the fair.  Friendly dogs on flat leashes (not flexi leashes) are invited.  There is not a rain date for this event.  If the weather looks bad, please call 703-931-9241 to confirm whether we will still be holding the fair.

Participating Vendors:
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If your business would like to participate in the fair please contact jwillems@awla.org.

Start: September 6, 2014 12:00 pm
End: September 6, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: AWLA
Phone: 703-931-9241
Address:
2650 S Arlington Mill Dr, Arlington, VA, 22206, United States
Cost: Free

September 20, 2014

Join Us at DC VegFest

DCVFLogo_Vertical JOIN US on September 20th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm for the DC VegFest in Yards Park (across from Nationals Park)in Washington, DC.

The League will have a booth at this event and we will be highlighting Team Rescue Tails! Team Rescue Tails was started in 2014 as a charity racing and fundraising team for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (“AWLA”). Rescue Tails hit the ground running to help AWLA celebrate its 70th year of saving animals’ lives in Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC area.

Rescue Tails athletes are runners, triathletes, cyclists, and other athletes who want to combine their love for animals with their passion for racing. Through their fundraising efforts, Team Rescue Tails supports AWLA’s mission to improve the lives of animals and create a world where all companion animals can find compassionate and permanent homes. Learn more or join the team on the Team Rescue Tails website here: www.teamrescuetails.com

The DC VegFest is conveniently located at Yards Park, just one block from the Navy Yard Metro station on the green line and a three-minute drive from I-395/Southeast Freeway at Lot H/I (across from Nationals Park) near the Intersection of N St. SE and First St. SE  Washington, DC 20003

Since this is an outdoor event, dogs are welcome! Water stations will be provided for your convenience and your dog’s delight. Please keep your animal companions on a leash and with you the entire time as we are expecting a large crowd.

For more info on how to get there visit the DC VegFest Website.

 

 

Start: September 20, 2014 11:00 am
End: September 20, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: DC VegFest
Address:
Intersection of N St. SE and First St. SE, Washington, DC, 20003, United States

September 21, 2014

Join Us at Pups & Pilsners!

DogBeer250Join us at Pups and Pilsners on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 from 2:00-6:00 PM.  Dog lovers and beer lovers alike come join us for our third annual Pups & Pilsners!  As every loving dog owner knows, our pets need to be active and sniff the fresh air (and every bush within a three-mile radius). Our pups love it, we love it, so why not make a celebration out of our mutual desire to get out of the house?

Come to Crystal City on Sunday September 21, 2014 from 2 PM to 6 PM to sample craft beers (humans only!) and other delicious refreshments for both you and your pup companions.

Sponsored by the Washington Wine Academy and local animal rescue organization–Homeward Trails, the pup-friendly beer garden will also have local food offerings selling tasty snacks for you to pair with your beers. The event will feature local animal rescue groups with many great dogs available for adoption as well as local pet-related businesses offering unique wares and services for your pampered pets! So if life has been a bit ruff lately, join us for a relaxing, playful, doggone good time!

Register online and get guaranteed admission.  Walk up sales for $20 cash or credit based on availability.  We have limited space so we suggest you buy in advance to ensure you are able to attend.  Purchase your tickets online here!

Each attendee will get six tasting tickets to sample (2 oz samples) of beers.  Additional tickets ($1.50)  and full beer tokens ($5.00) will be available for sale at the event as well.

The Animal Welfare League volunteers will be at the festival, providing info about the League.  We hope to see you there!

Start: September 21, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 21, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Crystal Drive Green Space
Phone: 703-971-1525
Address:
1405 Crystal Drive, Arlington, 22202, United States
Cost: $15.00

October 6, 2014

Baby-Ready Pets

Babies and petsEvery 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.

Start: October 6, 2014 6:30 pm
End: October 6, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Phone: 703-931-9241
Address:
2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington, VA, 22206, United States
Cost: Free

November 1, 2014

2nd Annual Golden Paw Gala

AWLA_GALA_LOGO2nd Annual Golden Paw Gala
Saturday, November 1  –  6 – 10 p.m.
Westin Arlington Gateway

Party with a purpose and help make second chances pawsible at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s 2nd Annual Golden Paw Gala! Mix and mingle with some of the League’s shelter dog celebrities as they strut and pose on the red carpet to represent the hundreds of animals that will benefit from the evening’s proceeds.

Cocktails, fine-dining, dancing as well as silent and live auctions will fill the evening. Musical entertainment by Odyssey Band, a 10-piece horn ensemble, will keep you dancing all night!

Dr. Katy Nelson, The Pet Show with Dr. Katy, on News Channel 8 and Joan Jones, Morning Anchor on WTOP will co-host the festivities. Special guest, Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, will present an the Animal Welfare Achievement Award to an extraordinary honoree who has championed and contributed both locally and nationally to animal welfare advancement over the years.

Learn more information and purchase your tickets today!

This highly anticipated charity benefit coincides with Arlington’s Animal Shelter Appreciation Month, shining a spot light on animal welfare in Arlington County. Proceeds from the Gala will directly benefit shelter animals, community programs and services supported by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington—the County’s only humane society.

Start: November 1, 2014 6:00 pm
End: November 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Westin Arlington Gateway
Address:
801 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA, 22203, United States
Cost: 150

December 8, 2014

Baby-Ready Pets

Babies and petsEvery 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.

Start: December 8, 2014 6:30 pm
End: December 8, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Phone: 703-931-9241
Address:
2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington, VA, 22206, United States
Cost: Free