Arlington Puppies and Dogs Available

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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Arlington


Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Arlington

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Arlington area? Head to the dog park and make new friends! Favorites of local humans and canines include Shirlington Dog Park and Benjamin Banneker Park. Shirlington Dog Park features separate areas for small and large dogs, a paved trail, benches, and river access. Benjamin Banneker Park includes open spaces as well as shaded areas, a water fountain, and benches. All Arlington dog parks are open from sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

Dog parks aren’t the only place you can go with your pup. Explore the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail with your leashed dog as you hike, bike, or paddle through this beautiful natural environment. Get out on the water with a pet-friendly canoe or kayak rental from Key Bridge Boathouse in Washington, DC. The US National Arboretum also welcomes dogs to join you as you wander the more than 400 acres of beautiful gardens.

After a day of fun in the sun, make a stop at Dogma Dog Bakery and Boutique to pick up fresh baked treats, toys, food, and other pet products. Dogma even offers grooming services and hosts pet events throughout the years. Then, you and your pup can enjoy dinner at one of the many Arlington restaurants that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. For more ideas on things to do with your dog in the Arlington area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Arlington on

Arlington Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Arlington

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Arlington, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Arlington, and right here on
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Arlington paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Arlington. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Arlington Dog and Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Arlington focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Arlington focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!

  • MARS - Grapevine, TX 76051
  • CLASP - Fort Worth, TX 76185