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My name is Elmo!

Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Elmo
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I'm being cared for by:
Animal Welfare League of Arlington

Facts about Elmo

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Baby
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 33837906
Hi, my name is Elmo and boy have I been through a lot in my young life. When I was really really young I was lost and had developed a bad skin problem, but the kind people at AWLA made me all better. Then I went to this really really cool training center for dogs like me. I needed to learn not to be so protective of my food and this place helped me with this. I'm still not a big fan of sharing my food, but I've made a lot of improvement.

Now I'm ready for my family to find me. I get along great with other dogs and love to cool off in the pool. I have a very sensitive side and can get spooked by noises, things or people I don't recognize. Being with a social, confident dog will really help me in my new home as they have seen here in the shelter. Sometimes, when I get startled by a passing car or other, another dog who just wants to play can help me move on more quickly from that scary thing. For this reason, we are requiring that I be placed as a second dog. For the same reasons, I will need a quiet neighborhood- single family home with a fenced in yard. When I'm comfortable, you'll find that I'm your average goofy adolescent - I'm smart and have learned all of the agility equipment here with my friends.

Considering I will need lots of TLC in adjusting to my new home and my level of sensitivity to the unknown or unexpected, I'd like to find a home with families of children teenaged and up.

About Animal Welfare League of Arlington

About Our Shelter...

Since 1944, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington's mission is to Improve the lives of animals. Our Vision is to:

Create a world where all companion animals find compassionate and permanent homes.

AWLA Values

Compassion: Providing nurturing animal care and community outreach
Progressiveness: Being on the leading edge of animal care through continual improvement
Openness: Maintaining open accessibility and transparency

Come Meet Our Pets...

Animal Shelter Adoption Hours
Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Noon - 7 pm
Tuesday, Closed
Sat-Sun, Noon - 4:00 pm

2650 S Arlington Mill Dr
Arlington, VA 22206

Our Adoption Process...

Animal Adoption Requirements
Address Verification & Rental Permission
Pre-adoption Counseling
Spay/Neuter Requirement: Dogs, cats, and rabbits are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
Animal Adoption Fees
The dog adoption fee is $175.00 and includes:
A certificate for a free exam with a participating veterinarian. Fees for other services performed will be paid by the adopter to the veterinary hospital.
Spay/neuter surgery
A heartworm test
Distemper and Bordatella vaccinations
A personalized I.D. tag
A microchip
An information packet and emergency sticker

The cat adoption fee is $100.00 and includes:
A certificate for a free exam with a participating veterinarian. Fees for other services performed will be paid by the adopter to the veterinary hospital.
Spay/neuter surgery (Additional fees may apply under special circumstances.)
A feline leukemia/feline AIDS test
A distemper vaccination
A personalized I.D. tag
A microchip

Find out more:
http://www.awla.org/adopt-a-pet.shtml