Search and see photos of adoptable pets in the Arlington, Virginia area

Adopt-a-Pet.com is the easiest way for you to search for a new pet in Arlington, Virginia

Find a pet to adopt!

 or by city (ex: Miami, FL)

Our Featured Arlington, VA Partner:

Capital Animal Care

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We adopt pets throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region: from New Jersey to Northern Virginia.

About Our Rescue Group:

Capital Animal Care serves the animal and human communities of the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. Our mission is to promote humane and responsible stewardship of companion animals in low income communities and to reduce pet overpopulation in the Metro Area.

Our Adoption Process:

If you are interested in one of our animals, we ask you to fill out an adoption application. That way all the paperwork is completed ahead of time. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, we will forward your info to the foster parents. They will contact you to arrange a time for you to come meet the pet.

All of our animals are currently living with loving volunteers, we do not have a shelter or office that houses all of them. If you select an animal and you wish to proceed, we require a home visit. A volunteer will visit your home, answer any last minute questions, and provide guidance on bringing your new pet home. Often, the foster parent will simply bring the new animal to your home.

The adoption fee for dogs/puppies is $195 and includes a heartworm test, spay/neuter and vaccinations through the time of adoption. The adoption fee for cats/kittens is $95, which includes FIV/FeLV test, spay/neuter and vaccinations through the time of adoption.

Please note that because we require a home visit to all potential adopters, we generally are only able to adopt to residents in the local DC Metro Area. We do, however, have good relationships with a number of other national rescue groups and can help point you in the right direction if need be. In certain circumstances, we may be able to adopt out-of-state, but only if we can find a way to make a home visit possible.

Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.