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Our Featured Alexandria, VA Partner:

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
(703) 746-4774

http://www.alexandriaanimals.org

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.
www.AlexandriaAnimals.org

Donate to Our Shelter...

Please visit www.AlexandriaAnimals.org/Support for multiple ways to help the shelter and our homeless animals.

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.

Our Adoption Process:

Learn more about the benefits of adopting and our adoption process, and download an application at www.AlexandriaAnimals.org/adopt

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.