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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Mixed Breed, Medium (up to 44 lbs fully grown)
Senior Male
  • In Foster

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Upcoming Events

Low-Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic

September 22 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Low-Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic

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

Low-Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic

November 19 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Low-Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic

December 10 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Latest News

June is Pride Month

AWLA is proud to honor our LGBTQIA+ staff, volunteers, community members, and supporters – not just…

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Confirmed Rabid Fox in Highland Park Neighborhood

On Wednesday April 27th, 2022 in the afternoon Arlington County Animal Control received a call about…

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Dog Kennels At Critical Capacity

We urgently need adopters and foster families! Our dog kennels are at capacity (every single kennel…

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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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