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Spay Day 2016

Friday, January 29th, 2016

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is pleased to support The Humane Society’s annual World Spay Day initiative by offering significantly discounted (the lowest prices of the year) spay/neuter vouchers during the month of February to residents of the Washington, D.C. Metro area who have an annual household income of $60,000 or less. Last year, […]

AWLA and the National Kitten Coalition Launch Training Program to Increase the Survival Rates of Rescue Kittens

Friday, January 8th, 2016

  The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) has joined forces with the National Kitten Coalition (NKC); a nationally recognized leader in the field of neonatal kitten care, to prepare, train and support volunteers interested in fostering these tiny babies. When neonatal kittens (less than five weeks old) are brought into shelters, many are forced […]

This Holiday Season “Adopt, Don’t Shop”

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Receive special incentives for adoption Black Friday through Dec. 23 The Animal Welfare League of Arlington  will offer special incentives for anyone who adopts a new best friend from Friday, November 27 through Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Also, adoptions on December 19, 20, 21, and 23 will be eligible to have their new pets delivered to […]

Meowlloween October 24-31

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Black cats (and mostly black cats) 50% off!

Animal Welfare League of Arlington Leads Animal Shelters in Lives Saved

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

AWLA mission to improve the lives of animals results in 95 percent positive outcome in FY2015 ARLINGTON, Va. (July 2, 2015) – The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA), Arlington County’s only animal shelter, far exceeds national standards with a successful placement rate of 95 percent. The percentage of companion animals that were either adopted, […]

AWLA Leashes Up for 20th Annual Walk for the Animals & Pet Fest

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. (April 30, 2015)—People and their pooches will take one-step at a time to support shelter animals at one of Northern Virginia’s largest pet-centered events—20th Annual Walk for the Animals & Pet Fest on Saturday, May 9, 2015 (rain or shine) at Bluemont Park from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. This event not only unifies […]

Adopt It Forward at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Celebrate the season with gifts that help shelter animals ARLINGTON, Va. —‘Tis the season for all creatures great and small and at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington several feathered and four-legged friends alike are hoping for a home for the holidays, but if you cannot adopt, consider adopting it forward. Through AWLA’s Adopt it […]

Animal Welfare League of Arlington Celebrates ‘Howl-O-Ween’ during Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

  No tricks, just treats for dog adopters throughout October Throughout October the Animal Welfare League of Arlington is celebrating “Howl-O-Ween” doling out treats to every dog adopter in honor of national Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month. Spooktacular goodies include reduced adoption fees, free training services from Dog Latin, complimentary doggie daycare from Fur-Get-Me-Not, and free gifts from […]

Don’t Leave Pets in Hot Cars

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Every summer the Animal Welfare League of Arlington receives reports of pets left alone in hot cars. We created the video below to inform residents of the extreme danger posed by leaving animals in cars even in mild weather.

Charity Navigator Awards AWLA 4-Star Rating

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Charity Navigator, America’s  premier, independent evaluator of non-profit organizations and charities, has awarded the Animal Welfare League of Arlington the prestigious 4-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management, and commitment to accountability and transparency. AWLA is one of only three companion animal shelters in the greater metropolitan D.C. area that has received the distinction […]