Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
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.
4101 Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC
About Our Shelter:The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is an independent, local, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and recognized by Charity Navigator as a Four Star Charity. Operating the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, an open-admission facility and Alexandria’s only animal shelter, the League provides care for more than 3,500 animals every year, including strays, lost pets, local wildlife, rescue animals, and pets surrendered by their owners. Serving the community since 1946, the League has contracted with the City of Alexandria to provide animal care, control, and sheltering services since 1989. The AWLA is committed to ending animal homelessness, promoting animal welfare, and serving as an educational resource for the community.
Come Meet our Pets:Visit the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter at 4101 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304. We are open to the public 6 days a week and closed on Wednesdays.
We are open for animal viewing and adoptions from 1 - 8 on weekdays, and 12 - 5 on weekends.
All adoptable animals can also be found online at www.AlexandriaAnimals.org as well as special events and public appearances.