Animal Welfare League of Arlington

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.

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2650 S Arlington Mill Dr,
Arlington, VA, 22206

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Shelter FAQs

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.

  • 1. Meet the Pet
  • 2. Submit Application
  • 3. Approve Application
  • 4. Sign Adoption Contract
  • 5. Take the Pet Home

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