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Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Animal shelter in Alexandria, VA

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

Contact AWLA Adoptions Team
Address
4101 Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304
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Meet their adoptable pets

4101 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, VA 22304

Hours of Operation

Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Adoptable pets at Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

We'll also keep you updated on Lewis's adoption status with email updates.
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Lewis

Border Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, Adult
Alexandria, VA
We'll also keep you updated on Potato's adoption status with email updates.
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Potato

Border Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, Adult
Alexandria, VA
We'll also keep you updated on Bruno's adoption status with email updates.
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Bruno

Border Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, Young
Alexandria, VA
We'll also keep you updated on Ava's adoption status with email updates.
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Ava

Border Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, Adult
Alexandria, VA
We'll also keep you updated on Minnie's adoption status with email updates.
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Minnie

Boston Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, Adult
Alexandria, VA
We'll also keep you updated on George's adoption status with email updates.
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George

Border Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, Adult
Alexandria, VA
We'll also keep you updated on Audrey Hopburn's adoption status with email updates.
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Audrey Hopburn

American

Female, Young
Alexandria, VA
We'll also keep you updated on Patty's adoption status with email updates.
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Patty

Border Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, Adult
Alexandria, VA

Shelter FAQs

Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC

  • 1. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet
  • 2. Meet the Pet
  • 3. Interview
  • 4. Sign Adoption Contract
  • 5. Pay Fee
  • 6. Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

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

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We'll also keep you updated on Evie's adoption status with email updates.
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Evie

Poodle (Miniature)/Cockapoo

Female, 2 mos
Springfield, VA
We'll also keep you updated on Lucy's adoption status with email updates.
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Lucy

Hound (Unknown Type)

Female, Young
Fairfax Station, VA
We'll also keep you updated on CIVIC's adoption status with email updates.
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CIVIC

Great Pyrenees

Male, Young
Washington, DC
We'll also keep you updated on Duke's adoption status with email updates.
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Duke

American/American

Male, Baby
Reisterstown, MD
We'll also keep you updated on Fergus's adoption status with email updates.
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Fergus

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 2 mos
Fairfax Station, VA
We'll also keep you updated on Gigi's adoption status with email updates.
Special Needs
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Gigi

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Kitten
Millersville, MD

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