AWLA COVID-19 Info

At AWLA, our top priority is the health of the animals in our care, our staff, and our community. AWLA is continuing to work with our state health officials to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please check this page for related updates and information!

Phase 3 Operating Status

  • The shelter will remain closed to visitors.
  • We will continue our very successful Virtual Adoptions. Learn more about our virtual adoption process here. We expect to introduce in-person adoptions by appointment in the coming days.
  • Our Pet Pantry is open to the public on M/W/Th/F from 12-7PM, and S/S from 12-4PM. Learn more about our Pet Pantry here.
  • Appointments must be made to surrender a pet or find a stray pet, please call us at (703) 931-9241 or email mail@awla.org.
  • See our event calendar for details on our virtual events.
  • Now accepting donations of unopened pet food, cat litter shoeboxes, and Clorox wipes. These items can be dropped off outside the shelter, or can be shipped directly to us through our Amazon Wishlist.
  • Animal Control officers are available for emergencies 24/7, and regular calls from 7am-10pm. Call (703) 931-9241 to report Animal Control issues.

Phase 2 Operating Status

  • NEW: Drive-Up Rabies & Microchip Clinic on Thursday, June 25. Please go here for more information.
  • The shelter will remain closed to visitors.
  • We will continue our very successful Virtual Adoptions. Learn more about our virtual adoption process here.
  • Our Pet Pantry is open to the public on M/W/Th/F from 12-7PM, and S/S from 12-4PM. Learn more about our Pet Pantry here.
  • Appointments must be made to surrender a pet or find a stray pet, please call us at (703) 931-9241 or email mail@awla.org.
  • In-person events remain on hold, however many programs are being held online. See our event calendar for details.
  • Now accepting donations of unopened pet food, cat litter shoeboxes, and Clorox wipes. These items can be dropped off outside the shelter, or can be shipped directly to us through our Amazon Wishlist.
  • Animal Control officers are available for emergencies 24/7, and regular calls from 7am-10pm. Call (703) 931-9241 to report Animal Control issues.

Phase 1 Operating Status

  • The shelter remains closed to visitors.
  • We are now accepting donations of unopened pet food, cat litter shoeboxes, and Clorox wipes. These items can be dropped off outside the shelter, or can be shipped directly to us through our Amazon Wishlist.
  • Virtual adoptions will continue. Learn more about our virtual adoption process here.
  • Our Pet Pantry is open to the public on M/W/Th/F from 12-7PM, and S/S from 12-4PM. Learn more about our Pet Pantry here.
  • If you need to surrender a pet or find a stray pet, please call us at (703) 931-9241 or email mail@awla.org to make an appointment.
  • Vaccine clinics and other in-person events are on hold until further notice. However, many of our events are now being held online! You can find out more about our virtual events here. If you are looking for low-cost options for your pet’s vaccines, we recommend visiting VetCo Clinics.
  • Animal Control officers are available for emergencies 24/7, and regular calls from 7am-10pm. Call (703) 931-9241 to report Animal Control issues.

Information about COVID-19 and Pets

“If You Have Pets” – CDC.gov

“Helpful Questions and Answers about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Pets” – FDA.gov