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
801 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA, 22203, United States
Cost: 150

December 4, 2014

Rabies & Microchipping Clinic

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.

Start: December 4, 2014 6:30 pm
End: December 4, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington

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 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
2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington, VA, 22206, United States
Cost: Free

December 13, 2014

Join Us at the Gifts that Give Hope Fair!

Join us at Gifts That Give Hope Arlington to:

  • Shop for holiday gifts while supporting the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and other local nonprofits (view last year’s shopping list)
  • 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 last year’s 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.

Start: December 13, 2014 10:00 am
End: December 13, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Calvary United Methodist Church
2315 S. Grant St , Arlington , 22202, United States