Arlington County Bans Ownership of Wild or Exotic Animals

The Arlington County Board took action at its September 19, 2017 meeting ... Read More

Upcoming Events

  1. Bunny Spa Day

    September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Bottle Baby Kitten Class

    September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Since 1944 the Animal Welfare League of Arlington has worked to improve the lives of animals. Help us create a world where all companion animals find compassionate and permanent homes.

Adoption Hours

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri - Noon - 7 pm
Tuesday, Closed
Sat-Sun, Noon - 4:00 pm
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Meet Zachary

Meet our handsome boy Zachary! Although a bit timid and shy at first, give him a little time to adjust and Zachary will expose his true identity as the charming dog that he is. Zachary was recently returned when his previous adopters had a family emergency come up, so he is once again on the search for his new place to call home. Zachary warms up the fastest to people who sit quietly with him; letting him sniff them and then allowing soft pets on the chest. He is cautious about the outdoor environment like loud noises and strangers, so he will need a very patient family working with him daily on getting a little more comfortable on walks. Since Zachary previously lived with another dog and will probably build confidence more quickly with a buddy, we are requiring that he be a second dog for a family who's current pup is looking for a friend. Due to his timid personality, Zachary would do best in households with adults only.

Meet Mello

Hello, my name is Mello. I'm a shy kind of guy, and I like to take my time to get to know people. I do like to be petted around my head and neck, and as you get to know me you'll find that's the secret to my heart. I'm not particularly playful--I'm just more of a lover than a pouncer. I think I'd do well in a quiet household with adopters who will allow me to get to know them on my time. Come meet me at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

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