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Astro - adopted February 2020

"Astro is the most loving and affectionate boy with us. He’s very shy with strangers, but his food motivation is slowly but surely helping us to bring him out of that shell. Astro has mastered his off-leash skills and loves running around in large fields. He’s perfected tricks like paw, high five, crawl, and even the all too entertaining finger gun/play dead. He’s made close friends with his dog pals and loves going to dog parks to say hello!
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to welcome him to our home. Our little family is so much happier with him around!"

 ~ Phillip & Emma

Kahlo - adopted November 2019

"Tiberius (formerly Kahlo) came from a hoarder's house. The pictures you showed us of his former home, where it seemed he was living in a filthy cage, are unfortunately seared into our memory. Since we brought Tiberius home, his fur has grown into a gorgeous long coat and he has come out of his shell. He is incredibly playful! He has after-dinner zoomies and every night we fall asleep to the sound of him hunting his squeaky toys. As pictured, he especially loves playtime with catnip. When he isn't playing, he spends his days lounging on our guest bed -- which he has made his own."

 ~ Sofia

Stevie - adopted in September 2020

"There is nothing that moves that is not of great interest to Sadie...leaves, bugs, Christmas decorations, shoelaces, people, squirrels, birds, deer, cats and dogs. She was 25lbs at adoption and is now closing in on 40lbs, and is a focused student, mastering find it, high five, take a bow, sit, down, and pray."

 ~ Gary

Venus - adopted in March 2003

"I wanted to show what 17.5 years of love and caring looks like. I adopted Venus from you in March 2003. I took this picture last week. She turned 18 a few weeks ago." ~ Phil

Kyoshi - adopted in May 2020

"I hadn't planned to adopt a cat this year, but when I saw Kyoshi, I couldn't pass up the opportunity of bringing her home...although she was initially a bit anxious, Kyoshi became more confident and playful in just a couple of days as she grew used to her furever home. Then, my brother and I slowly began introducing her to his cat Cersei (formerly Goose, another AWLA Arlington alum) once she became comfortable. It was a long process, but working remotely helped us monitor their progress and give them space when needed. They are now pretty much besties who will chase and wrestle each other, or watch birds and people pass by the window. I've even caught Kyoshi licking Cersei's head a couple of times, particularly to comfort her when there's a thunderstorm.

Kyoshi is a pretty laid-back cat who will fall asleep anywhere, with her fluffy belly up most of the time. She LOVES food and treats and is especially vocal in the mornings, when she'll jump on my bed, start chirping, and lick my hand or nose so that I can wake up and feed her. When I lean down toward her face, she'll often give me a "kiss" by rubbing her nose on mine.

It's safe to say that adopting Kyoshi, particularly during these difficult times with the pandemic, was a great decision. She has no idea how much joy she brings me, and I hope she knows how much she’s loved." ~ Kiara

Taffy - adopted in September 2019

"Frankie, aka Taffy, is really taking to his new home and adjusting very well! He is another mommas boy. This is him taking a nap, while his mom washes all of the dog hair out of the couch covers. So glad we were able to take Frankie home and he is able to live out his senior years in peace and happiness!"

Gunther - adopted in January 2019

“My boyfriend and I adopted Gunther from you all earlier this year, and he has been nothing but an absolutely perfect sweetheart. He's snuggly, docile, playful, engaging with treats, just a wonderful spirit that has made our lives better. He's in good hands and we thank you for all you do” ~ Alexandra

Venus - adopted in March 2003

"I wanted to show what 17.5 years of love and caring looks like. I adopted Venus from you in March 2003. I took this picture last week. She turned 18 a few weeks ago." ~ Phil

Kyoshi - adopted in May 2020

"I hadn't planned to adopt a cat this year, but when I saw Kyoshi, I couldn't pass up the opportunity of bringing her home...although she was initially a bit anxious, Kyoshi became more confident and playful in just a couple of days as she grew used to her furever home. Then, my brother and I slowly began introducing her to his cat Cersei (formerly Goose, another AWLA Arlington alum) once she became comfortable. It was a long process, but working remotely helped us monitor their progress and give them space when needed. They are now pretty much besties who will chase and wrestle each other, or watch birds and people pass by the window. I've even caught Kyoshi licking Cersei's head a couple of times, particularly to comfort her when there's a thunderstorm.

Kyoshi is a pretty laid-back cat who will fall asleep anywhere, with her fluffy belly up most of the time. She LOVES food and treats and is especially vocal in the mornings, when she'll jump on my bed, start chirping, and lick my hand or nose so that I can wake up and feed her. When I lean down toward her face, she'll often give me a "kiss" by rubbing her nose on mine.

It's safe to say that adopting Kyoshi, particularly during these difficult times with the pandemic, was a great decision. She has no idea how much joy she brings me, and I hope she knows how much she’s loved." ~ Kiara

Taffy - adopted in September 2019

"Frankie, aka Taffy, is really taking to his new home and adjusting very well! He is another mommas boy. This is him taking a nap, while his mom washes all of the dog hair out of the couch covers. So glad we were able to take Frankie home and he is able to live out his senior years in peace and happiness!"

Gunther - adopted in January 2019

“My boyfriend and I adopted Gunther from you all earlier this year, and he has been nothing but an absolutely perfect sweetheart. He's snuggly, docile, playful, engaging with treats, just a wonderful spirit that has made our lives better. He's in good hands and we thank you for all you do” ~ Alexandra