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Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 S Arlington Mill Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22206
Help us Clear The Shelter!
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington will once again join NBC4 to participate in Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption event! Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Incentive Technology Group (iTG), all adoption fees will be waived on Saturday, August 19th as part of the the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to find new homes for homeless pets! Last year we adopted out 27 animals in just one day – we hope to beat that number this year!
What to Expect
Clear the Shelters is a fun and exciting day, but it’s also a busy one! Come prepared to wait before meeting and adopting your new pet, as lots of people come out to adopt and support AWLA! We can only allow a certain number of adopters into our facility at a time, so please come prepared to spend some time outside while you wait.
What You Need To Adopt
Must be 18 years or older to adopt.
Must have a current, valid photo I.D.
If current address is not listed on your I.D., you must bring proof of your current address.
If you rent, please bring rental permission from your landlord or management company. Make sure to read your lease’s pet policy thoroughly – some leases require extra paperwork, such as a pet addendum.
We will not place pets on hold for this event – all pets must be adopted the same day at the time of application. Because of the nature of this event, we will not be able to accommodate your resident dog meeting adoptable dogs at the shelter. However, we will discuss how to introduce your resident dog to a new dog in your home and will provide assistance after adoption.
All adoption fees are waived, but please be prepared for the following potential costs:
Mandatory dog licenses for Arlington County residents – $10
Dog collar (all dogs must go home wearing a leash and collar) – price varies
Dog Adoption Kit (includes collar, leash, select treats and toys) – $30
Cardboard cat carrier (if you do not have your own carrier) – $5
Cat collar (all cats must go home wearing a collar) – price varies
Cat Adoption kit (includes collar and select treats and toys) – $20
Any other pet supplies you may wish to purchase!
Please message us or comment below if you have any questions!