Do you want to add a furry friend to your family? Look no further than these Arlington animal shelters for a pet available for adoption. Animal shelters in the Arlington area have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.
Over 6 million companion animals are surrendered to adoption facilities each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Shelters often look after other animals in search of a permanent home as well, including pigs, birds and even horses.
However, only around half of all shelter pets are adopted each year, ASPCA data shows. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Arlington area — are still waiting for their forever homes.
Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Brian, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too.
Click on any listing for more information or to start the adoption process.
Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. If you’re a local shelter looking to see your adoptable pets appear on Patch, you’ll need to list them through Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report errors or other feedback to [email protected]