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Emergency Preparedness for your pet!

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

In times like these, it’s important to make sure you have an emergency plan in place for not only your family, but your pets, too! We’ve gathered a couple resources for you: Take a look at this guide to keeping pets safe at home during COVID-19 Check out this downloadable check list with everything you’ll […]

Dog Kennel Closure Update

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

UPDATE: AWLA Re-Opens After One Day Shutdown This morning, the AWLA dog kennels reopened after being closed for one day. While the shelter vaccinates every dog on arrival, on Thursday, two dogs, Rolo and Slim Jim, both recent arrivals, tested positive for parvo virus, a highly contagious disease that affects dogs’ gastrointestinal tracts. It is […]

Don’t Judge A Dog By Its Cover

Friday, April 5th, 2019

An estimated 75% of dogs in shelters are considered “mixed breed,” meaning their personality, looks and behavior are constructed from an open and varied gene pool. Oddly enough, the most noticeable trait – visual identification – is hardly a reliable indicator of breed. That’s because only 50 of a dog’s nearly 20,000 genes are associated […]

Dogs Displaced by Hurricane Harvey Arrive at AWLA

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Janet Jackson, Truman, Choppa, Bella Luna and Zoe. Five dogs – one story. There’s a sense of normalcy returning to Houston: residents are back to work, businesses are reopening, emergency response teams are leaving, and the city is relishing in their first-ever World Series Championship. But now comes the hard part for many people and […]

Walk for the Animals 2017

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

On Saturday, May 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., AWLA will once again host its annual Walk for the Animals. A perennial favorite, this event brings together more than 600 local animal lovers and their canine companions for a walk to benefit AWLA shelter animals and support the services and programs that the League provides […]

Suspicious Meat Laboratory Results

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

In early September a resident contacted animal control to warn about meatballs her dog ate along Four Mile Run in Bluemont Park.  She immediately took her dog to a veterinarian who induced vomiting. The dog suffered no ill effects. She also collected what was left of the meat patties for animal control. The patties were sent to a […]

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and Animal Welfare League of Arlington to Host 8th Annual PawCasso Event

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Charity Art Auction to benefit local shelter animals  ARLINGTON, Va. –Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and Animal Welfare League of Arlington will cohost PawCasso presented by Urban Pace, an annual charity art auction on Saturday, November 7th from 6p.m.-11p.m. at historic Terminal A at Reagan National Airport. All proceeds from the event will directly support Homeward […]

Pops for Pets Brings Music to People and Their Pups

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

A free classical concert for the public and their pooches will benefit Animal Welfare League of Arlington and Arlington Philharmonic The 2nd Annual Pops for Pets performed by Arlington Philharmonic in partnership with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington will take place at Lubber Run Amphitheater on Sunday, June 28 at 6p.m. Conducted by A. Scott […]

Cats at Animal Welfare League of Arlington Star in Summer Movie Trailer Series

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Video Series to run weekly through June for Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month Online cat videos rule the internet and today Animal Welfare League of Arlington announced it will launch its own blockbuster video series of movie trailers featuring adoptable cats on June 1 for Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month. Through June, each week a different movie trailer starring […]

Animal Welfare League of Arlington Launches ‘Paws and Read’ Program

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Cats and Kids Connect Through Reading Story time comes to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Schoolchildren in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. metropolitan will have an opportunity to improve their literacy by reading books to cats through the Paws and Read program, which launches March 2, 2015—to coincide with Dr. Seuss’ birthday and […]