Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

New FIV Adoption Policy and AWLA’s Culture of Improvement

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

At the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, one of our core values is progressiveness: we strive to always be on the leading edge of animal care through continual improvement. The animal sheltering landscape is constantly changing and evolving through new research, upgraded best practices, and improved philosophies, and a key tenet of our organization is […]

Setting Up your Pet for Success: How To Find the Right Pet Sitter

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

by Jennifer Toussaint, Chief of Animal Control Choosing someone to care for your pet in your absence is a big decision. Making an educated, and well-thought-out choice, is key to ensuring that your beloved family member will be cared for appropriately and safely until you return. Unfortunately, in my line of work, I have seen […]

How Fostering Can Change a Life

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Animal sheltering has come a long way. No longer had a depressing place to visit, progressive shelters are now a resource to communities and animals. They are a temporary stop for a pet before finding a new family member. While shelters like AWLA do everything possible to create a happy and healthy environment, we also […]

Don’t Let Them Be Misunderstood

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

In case you haven’t been introduced, meet Remy – a calm, friendly senior pup who loves belly rubs and going for long, leisurely walks. Remy may look like a muscle man, but he’s a total softie. He enjoys napping, fetch, eating treats, cuddling, napping, napping (did I mention napping?), and participating in doggie play group […]

Animal Transfers and our Commitment to Save Lives

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

If you’ve ever visited our shelter, you may have noticed something peculiar. Here is a dog from Houston rescued after Hurricane Harvey, a cat coming from southwest Virginia, and, yes, that’s a rabbit from right across the border in West Virginia.  Come often enough and you may begin to wonder why these animals, transported from […]

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