Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Community Kindness Cards

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Support pets and people in your community with our Community Kindness Card! Inspired by the #ViralKindness coronavirus support cards created in England, AWLA is proud to offer a version that includes options for helping neighbors with pets. If you are healthy and looking for a way to support your community during these extraordinary times, please do […]

How Are You Doing? A Message from our Community Support Director

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Hi AWLA Family, How are you doing in self-isolation? Like many of you, I’m a working parent of humans and pets trying to figure out what pandemic life looks like for us. My house is SO full right now. Two adults working from home, a two-year-old human, two dogs, a cat, and a leopard gecko. […]

We’re Here For You

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Dear Friends, I don’t know about you, but with the world in its current upside down, inside out state, I am taking greater comfort than ever from my pets. I have two dogs and two cats and as I work from home, my dogs sit by my feet and follow me wherever I go. Make […]

Saving A Cat Named Cupid

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

CUPID UPDATE: 3/6/2020 Today was a very special day – Cupid found his new home! His new mom and dad were SO excited to meet Cupid and make him a part of the family. He was purring and giving them head-butts right away, and we wish him all the best in his new home. They […]

AWLA President & CEO Named 40 Under 40 Honoree

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

AWLA is proud to announce that our President & CEO, Sam Wolbert, is a recipient of the 2019 40 Under 40 awards presented by Leadership Center for Excellence.  The 40 Under 40 event honors forty trailblazers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their personal or professional spheres and who are devoted to making positive change […]

How AWLA is ‘All In For Animals’

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Throughout the month of September we will be promoting informed and devoted pet care! Typically these initiatives are referred to as “educating the public on responsible pet ownership,” but we feel that language doesn’t necessarily fit. We know people love their pets and want to do what’s best for them. Problems that arise are not […]

How Animal Transports Save Lives

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

On June 29th, the New York Times ran an article entitled “Everyone Wants a Rescue Dog. Not Everyone Can Have One.” The article primarily focuses on transfers of animals from areas with pet overpopulation problems to communities like Arlington, where spay/neuter policies have resulted in a declining amount of stray animals.   The article insinuates that […]

AWLA’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations

Friday, June 14th, 2019

On behalf of the League’s entire staff and Board of Directors, I want to thank you all for participating in our 75th Anniversary celebrations!  We’re so honored to be the oldest animal welfare organization in Northern Virginia – we couldn’t have done it without your help! The festivities began last Friday, June 7th – our […]

AWLA Lobby Renovation

Friday, March 1st, 2019

AWLA has big things planned in 2019 to commemorate our 75th Anniversary.  This month, we’re thrilled to announce that we are renovating our lobby for the first time in nearly twenty years! We know a lobby remodel may not sound that exciting, especially compared to our most recent cat and dog room renovations (completed in […]

Not Just A Shelter

Monday, February 4th, 2019

At AWLA, we pride ourselves on not “just” being an animal shelter. While animal adoptions and community education are central to our mission, we also know there are local families with pets experiencing hardships. To those families, we strive to provide any and all available resources to help keep pets in the home where they […]