Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair
A 2650 S Arlington Mill Dr, Arlington, VA 22206 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds.
1 - 20 of 79 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is a nonprofit humane society that shelters animals in Arlington County, Virginia. Dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, and other small companion animals are available for adoption to residents of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
Virtual Meet & Greet or In Person: once you have found a pet you are interested in adopting, please see the animals bio for how to meet.
If you would like to adopt after meeting the animal, the foster or staff member will give you a link to an online application.
One of our adoptions counselors will contact you to go over the pet’s medical history, personality information, and answer any questions.
Finalize adoption paperwork & pay adoption fee.
Schedule a time to pick up the pet at the shelter.
Founded in 1944, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington provides animal adoption and community programs to the Northern Virginia and D.C. metropolitan area, as well as animal rescue and control services within Arlington County.
A humane community in which animals and people live together harmoniously.
Improving the lives of animals and people by providing resources, care, and protection.
Values & Guiding Principles
LEAD COURAGEOUSLY: We strive to be leaders in our field and community knowing that a leader pursues excellence, fosters innovation, and rises to the hardest challenges.
DO GOOD: Encourage an environment of compassion, respect, kindness, and inclusivity among staff, volunteers, clients, and the community that we serve. Suspend judgment while acknowledging and appreciating the individuality of each person and animal.
BE HONEST: Recognize the critical role we serve in the community and maintain the public’s trust through open accessibility and transparency.
EMBRACE CHANGE: Remain open-minded and adaptable to the changing landscape. We learn from our failures and work every day to improve ourselves and the organization.
WORK TOGETHER: Support each other by creating a positive, mission-driven, and team-centered culture. Above all, have fun and laugh.
We are currently conducting adoptions virtually by APPT ONLY.