Pet Adoption In The Washington DC Area: See New Dogs, Cats & More

Do you want to add a new member to your family and give back to the Washington DC community at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters in Washington DC and environs have dogs, cats and other pets ready […]

Do you want to add a new member to your family and give back to the Washington DC community at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters in Washington DC and environs have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

Across the state, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — many of whom are located near you. In the search for a lovable new companion, consider checking out a local adoption center like K 9 Lifesavers, where Oak the dog is waiting patiently. 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. If you’re a cat person, meet Chantez and Josie, a Domestic Short Hair mix up for adoption. 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. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Chantez and Josie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Metro Ferals Md, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Russian Blue Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “These two adorable 17 week old twins are looking to fill you home with love and energy. Chantèz (Creole for…” Learn more

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

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

  • Name: Oak
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, 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: Baby Misha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound German Shepherd Dog 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: Tessa blonde
  • 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: Conan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • 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 Merlin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound German Shepherd Dog 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: Dixie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Setter Spaniel 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: Ash
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Aurora
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Beagle Hound 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: Pepper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Border Collie Beagle 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: Trevor
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier
  • 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: Max
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, 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: Bo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, 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: Merlot
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • 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: Emmett
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Borzoi Collie 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: Kiki
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Mastiff Great Pyrenees 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: Tom (and Jerry)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Australian Shepherd
  • 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: Moon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • 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: Star
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • 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: Twinkle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • 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: Gunner
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Male, Great Pyrenees
  • 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 Gretel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Terrier Schnauzer 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 Choco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, 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: Rolo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Jasmine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • 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: Rocket
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hound
  • 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: Splotch
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Feist
  • 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: Jerry (and Tom)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Shepherd
  • 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: Elsa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Norwegian Elkhound
  • 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: Bailey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rural Dog Rescue, 733 8th Street SE, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Female, 2.5 years old, ~50 lbs. Approximate Age: 2.5 years old Approximate Weight/Size: Large I am an UNDERDOG because…. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Name: Hazel Suspected Breed(s): DSH/Tabby Gender: Male Age: 1 year Weight: 10 lbs Personality: Ougtoing, friendly, sweet Observations with Dogs:…” Learn more

  • Name: Mikey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Mikey Suspected Breed(s): Chihuahua Mix Gender: Male Age: 6 months Weight: 7 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Thaddeus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Thaddeus Suspected Breed(s): Hound Mix Gender: Male Age: 8-10 years Weight: 85 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Bilbo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Bilbo Suspected Breed(s): Chihuahua Mix Gender: Male Age: 2 years Weight: 7 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Phoenix
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Phoenix Suspected Breed(s): Hound Mix Gender: Female Age: 1.5 years Weight: 44 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Cedar (Has Application)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Cedar Suspected Breed(s): Mixed breed Gender: Male Age: 1 year Weight: ~50 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Gema
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Gema Suspected Breed(s): Hound Mix Gender: Female Age: 1.5 years Weight: 36 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Poppy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Name: Poppy Suspected Breed(s): DSH/Tabby Gender: Female Age: 1 year Weight: 7 lbs Personality: Sweet, outgoing, friendly, vocal Observations with…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Lily
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Name: Lily Suspected Breed(s): DLH Gender: Female Age: 2 years Weight: 9 lbs Personality: Sweet, friendly, cuddly, lap cat Observations…” Learn more

  • Name: Azura
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Boxer Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Azura Suspected Breed(s): Boxer/Lab Mix Gender: Female Age: 2 years Weight: 60 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Moses
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Moses Suspected Breed(s): Lab Mix Gender: Male Age: 3 years Weight: 73 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlotte
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Charlotte Suspected Breed(s): Hound Mix Gender: Female Age: 1 year Weight: 40 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Brooks
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Boxer
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Brooks Suspected Breed(s): Boxer Mix Gender: Male Age: 1 year Weight: 40 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr Grey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Cats Life Rescue, Mount Rainier , MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Mr Grey is a total mush of a man that was found living on the street, This 6 yr old…” Learn more

  • Name: Pepperpot & Mithai
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Cats Life Rescue, Mount Rainier , MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Pepperpot and Mithai are from Guyana, South America, and will be transported by their foster mom to Arlington, VA in…” Learn more

  • Name: Daffodil
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Cats Life Rescue, Mount Rainier , MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Daffodil aka Daffy is about 3-4 years old, he surprised us with his absolute sweetness and mildness. Daff loves people!…” Learn more

  • Name: Elsa & Anna
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Cats Life Rescue, Mount Rainier , MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “These girls are named after Frozen because they were found living outside on one of the coldest nights this past…” Learn more

  • Name: Wyatt
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Wyatt! This sweet boy has had a lot of changes in his young life. His original owner passed away,…” Learn more

  • Name: Colette aka Lettie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Colette, or Lettie, as she is affectionately known to her foster family. This sweet pup has had a lot…” Learn more

  • Name: The GEM Kittens -Adorable
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Home Alone Feline Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Domestic Medium Hair Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Purrfect in every way~ Just 9 weeks old at the time of this posting; They love to pounce, chase and…” Learn more

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