All in for animals

Welcome to AWLA

Improving the lives of pets and people.



Your new best friend is waiting for you at AWLA.

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Open your home (and heart) to a pet in need.

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We are here to support pets and their families in our community.

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Your support makes everything possible at AWLA.

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Upcoming Events

Baby Wildlife & Kitten Shower

March 26 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Smarty Pets: Dog Safety For Your Growing Baby

March 30 / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pet Pantry Market

April 14 / 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Low-Cost Rabies and Microchip Clinic

April 22 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Latest News

Why Is My Dog Barking?

When talking about barking issues, there is one important thing we must understand: barking, just like…

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Alpha Dogs & Dominance Theory: Fact or Fiction?

You may have noticed that at AWLA we do not use terms such as “alpha” or…

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No Need For Tough Love – WaPo Response Letter

This article, published recently in the Washington Post, details the author’s frustration with his dog Archie’s…

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Our Programs


Humane Education

Feed your passion and learn about animal welfare through activities and programs at AWLA.

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Kitten College

AWLA cares for thousands of kittens every year thanks to your incredible support and dedicated foster families.

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Foster a Pet

Open your home - and your heart - to a shelter pet. Find out how you can join our Foster Family!

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We Can Help

Wildlife & Animal Control

We believe that everyone deserves the love of a pet. Our primary focus is to assist community residents in caring for their pets and increase awareness of local laws.

Our officers respond to calls from the community regarding pets and wildlife, investigate cases involving animal bites, abuse or neglected, sick or injured animals, and more.

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Promote your business and have an impact in your community -- all while helping shelter pets!

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Come and Help Us

Share your time and talents with AWLA, and make a difference in the lives of animals and people.

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More Ways to Give

There are lots of ways to support AWLA, and even get others involved along the way.

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