Latest Pets Up For Adoption At Washington DC Area Shelters

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Looking to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Washington DC community at the same time? Maybe it’s the right time to adopt a pet! During the coronavirus pandemic, facilities have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted. For those looking […]

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Washington DC community at the same time? Maybe it’s the right time to adopt a pet! During the coronavirus pandemic, facilities have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for an adorable new family member is at K 9 Lifesavers, where Onyx the dog is waiting patiently, or another local shelter. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. Whether you’re a dog or cat person, there are several great options available. 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. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Mocha – Adoption Pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Name: Mocha Suspected Breed: Pit bull terrier Approximate Age: 1.5 years old Approximate Weight: 50lbs Personality:sweet, playful, affectionate Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Bear
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Description: “Name: Bear Breed: Black Lab/Border Collie Mix Approximate Age: 6-8 years old Approximate Weight: 35 lbs Personality: Needs slow introductions…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby Ariel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Onyx
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Bit
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete the Adoption Questionnaire and email Dena at [email protected]…” Learn more

  • Name: Ray Ray
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete the Adoption Questionnaire and email Nora at [email protected]…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby Charlie Brown
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Giselle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Mikka- extremely sweet!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete the Adoption Questionnaire and email us at [email protected]…” Learn more

  • Name: Pup Comet
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Pup Galaxy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Echo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Pup Tuka
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Ginny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Gracie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Hudson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Basset Hound Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Pup Dash
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby Zeus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby Abby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Sam
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rural Dog Rescue, 733 8th Street SE, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Male, ~7 years old, ~51 lbs. Approximate Age: ~7 years old Approximate Weight/Size: ~51 lbs. Good with: Dogs, Kids over…” Learn more

  • Name: Lola
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rural Dog Rescue, 733 8th Street SE, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Dachshund
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Female, ~1 year old, ~17 lbs. Approximate Age: ~1 year old Approximate Weight/Size: Small Compatible with: Dogs Not tested with:…” Learn more

  • Name: Olaf
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rural Dog Rescue, 733 8th Street SE, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Male, ~6 months old, ~40 lbs. Approximate Age: ~6 months old Approximate Weight/Size Potential: Medium/Large Good with: Dogs Not tested…” Learn more

  • Name: Athena (Has Application)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Athena Suspected Breed(s): Mixed Breed Gender: Female Age: ~4 months old Weight: ~10lbs Personality: Friendly, playful Observations with Dogs:…” Learn more

  • Name: Squash Kittens: Acorn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Acorn Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Male Age: 4 months Weight: 4 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Squash Kittens: Butternut
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Butternut Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Female Age: 4 months Weight: 4 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Bruno
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Name: Bruno Suspected Breed(s): DSH/Tabby Gender: Male Age: 5 years Weight: 9 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Squash Kittens: Spaghetti
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Spaghetti Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Male Age: 4 months Weight: 4 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Bobby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Name: Bobby Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Male Age: 6 months Weight: 6 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Squash Kittens: Zucchini
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Zucchini Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Male Age: 4 months Weight: 4 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Helen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Helen Suspected Breed(s): DSH/Tortie Gender: Female Age: 12 years Weight: 8 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Peaches
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Peaches Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Female Age: 4 years Weight: 10 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Gracie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Gracie Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Female Age: 1 year Weight: 8 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Rupert
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Rupert Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Male Age: 5 months Weight: 5 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Thomas
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Name: Thomas Suspected Breed(s): DSH/Tabby Gender: Male Age: 5 months Weight: 5 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly, Affectionate, Playful Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Dustin (Has Application)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Dustin Suspected Breed(s): Terrier mix Gender: Male Age: 2 years old Weight: 23 lbs Personality: energetic, playful, adventurous, trainable,…” Learn more

  • Name: Harley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Poodle
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Harley Suspected Breed(s): Miniature poodle mix Gender: Male Age: 14 years old (senior adoption fee applies) Weight: ~15 lbs…” Learn more

  • Name: Bonded Pair: Smidge and Poppy (Has Application)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Calico Mix
  • Description: “Name: Smidge Suspected Breed(s): DSH/Calico Gender: Female Age: 2 years Weight: 8 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Hansel (Has Application)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Name: Hansel Suspected Breed(s): DSH/Tabby Gender: Male Age: 4 months Weight: 4 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Gretel (Has Application)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Gretel Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Female Age: 4 months Weight: 4 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Bonded Pair: Poppy and Smidge (Has Application)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Calico Mix
  • Description: “Name: Poppy Suspected Breed(s): DSH/Calico Gender: Female Age: 2 years Weight: 8 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Rotini
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Rotini Suspected Breed(s): Beagle mix Gender: Female Age: 1.5 years old Weight: 31 lbs Personality: Friendly, playful Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Roger (Has Application)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Roger Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Male Age: 5 months Weight: 5 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Figaro
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Figaro Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Male Age: 6 months Weight: 6 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Leslie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Name: Leslie Suspected Breed(s): DLH/Tortie Gender: Female Age: 3 years Weight: 8 lbs Personality: Sweet, Friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Porchini
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Cats Life Rescue, Mount Rainier , MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet handsome Porchini, so named because he was porch hopping all over Brentwood. This adorable fella is social, fabulous, and…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dar And E Doberman Assistance Rescue And Education, P O Box 5531, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Doberman Pinscher
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Charlie is a 4 yr old black and dark tan, natural eared and docked male Doberman. He is crate trained,…” Learn more

  • Name: Blondie – NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! Meet Blondie! Blondie’s mom, Bean, was found as a stray nursing her newborn puppies at a…” Learn more

  • Name: Penny (+ Bo) – Bonded Pair
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Penny & Bo. This bonded duo haven’t had the most stable life but have always had each other through…” Learn more

  • Name: Bo (+ Penny) – Bonded Pair
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Bo & Penny. This bonded duo haven’t had the most stable life but have always had each other through…” Learn more

  • Name: Champ
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Looking for a seasoned FOSTER or ADOPTER for this handsome bully boy. Champ recently lost his home when his owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Sunny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Sunny! Sunny’s mom, Bean, was found as a stray nursing her newborn puppies at a local trailer park. Bean…” Learn more

  • Name: Jack – NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!!!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!!! Meet Jack. His family recently fell on hard times and lost the home they were renting…” Learn more

  • Name: Willow – NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! Meet Willow! A Good Samaritan rescued Willow in rural SC after seeing her tethered to a…” Learn more

  • Name: Simba- Polydactyl Lovebug
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Home Alone Feline Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “2/20/21- Temporarily unavailable due to kitty cold. 1 yr old Simba has been stuck in a local shelter waiting to…” Learn more

  • Name: Orphelia – Chatty -Adoption Pending
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Home Alone Feline Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Coming Soon. Orphelia is a sweetheart, she is talkative, loves to cuddle and just all around a wonderful girl! 7lbs…” Learn more

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