AWLA’s primary goal is keeping pets with their people.

We Are Here to Help

Many pet-related problems are solvable. Whether it’s a behavior concern, a housing issue, or something else, AWLA has programs and resources available for you and your pet. Please call us at (703) 931-9241.

However, we know that sometimes it’s just not possible to keep a pet. AWLA is here for you. Residents of Arlington County or the City of Falls Church may email us at mail@awla.org to schedule an appointment to surrender your pet.

What You’ll Need to Bring

  • Valid photo ID with your current address
  • Pet’s medical records
    It is extremely important for you to obtain your animal’s medical records and bring them with you. A lack of medical information can delay the time it takes to evaluate your pet, and thus delay its availability for adoption.
  • Submit a pet personality profile
    Information about your pet’s health, behavior, habits, likes, dislikes, and more help us give your pet the best care possible. When you schedule your appointment, a staff member will send you the profile to complete and will review it with you during your appointment.