Adorable Adoptable Pets Of The Week At Arlington Area Shelters

Do you want to add a new member to your family and have a positive…

Do you want to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on the Arlington community at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home throughout Virginia — many of whom are located within driving distance. In the search for a new family pet, consider beginning at a local adoption center like Worthy Dog Rescue, where Zoey 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.

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 Aspen, 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. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Aspen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “ASPEN is a handsome boy. He is a very friendly and affectionate cat – quickly winning you over! Aspen enjoys…” Learn more

  • Name: Harry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Harry, aka HarBear. This sweet boy lost his home due to Covid. His mom passed away, leaving Harry, two…” Learn more

  • Name: Wilson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dar And E Doberman Assistance Rescue And Education, P O Box 5531, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Doberman Pinscher
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Wilson! Due to a strong desire to chase everything, Wilson must go to a home with a fenced yard….” Learn more

  • Name: Zoey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Zoey! A Good Samaritan found this adorable little puppy nugget abandoned and took her into safety, then reached out…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr. T
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Introducing the fabulous Mr. T! This dapper little guy was found as a stray and taken to the local Humane…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy Mae
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Rat Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Daisy Mae, affectionately known as Dae-Dae. This sweet girl came to the rescue when her elderly owner had surgery…” Learn more

  • Name: Pixie’s kittens: Buttercup
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Buttercup is an energetic tomboy with boundless energy. She loves to play with people and other animals. She will also…” Learn more

  • Name: Cupid
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “It is just so right that this sweetheart shares a name with the Roman god of love — because she…” Learn more

  • Name: Gypsy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “We have a little Gypsy here who is done with travels and would love to settle down with you.   An…” Learn more

  • Name: Skipper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Anatolian Shepherd
  • Description: “If you’re interested in learning more about Skipper, please email [email protected] Meet your new first mate, Skipper! Skipper is 4…” Learn more

  • Name: B Pups: Buzz
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Description: “If you’re interested in learning more about Buzz, please email [email protected] This tiny space ranger gives Buzz Lightyear a run…” Learn more

  • Name: B Pups: Bingo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Description: “If you’re interested in learning more about Bingo, please email [email protected] And BINGO is his name-o! Bingo is such a…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Akita German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Description: “If you’re interested in Zeus, please contact Lindsay Dugan at [email protected]! Meet the majestic Zeus! Zeus is a gentle, intelligent…” Learn more

  • Name: Lab Pups: Queso
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Retriever
  • Description: “Queso will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetSmart in Seven Corners (Falls Church, VA) this Saturday 7/3…” Learn more

  • Name: Melo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Melo will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetCo in Rockville, MD this Saturday 7/3 beginning at 1:00pm….” Learn more

  • Name: Duke James
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, English Pointer
  • Description: “Duke James will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetCo in Rockville, MD this Saturday 7/3 beginning at…” Learn more

  • Name: Shelby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting Shelby please contact Kat Sanders [email protected] Are you an adventurer looking for a big…” Learn more

  • Name: Emerald
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Emerald will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetCo in Rockville, MD this Saturday 7/3 beginning at 1:00pm….” Learn more

  • Name: Calli
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “So let’s get the obvious out of the way…Yes! I’m THAT cute!  So what else can I tell you about…” Learn more

  • Name: Sally
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “Sally will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetSmart in Fair Lakes, VA this Saturday 7/3 beginning at…” Learn more

  • Name: Diesel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Husky
  • Description: “Diesel will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetCo in Rockville, MD this Saturday 7/3 beginning at 1:00pm….” Learn more

  • Name: Prince
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Beagle
  • Description: “Prince will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetCo in Rockville, MD this Saturday 7/3 beginning at 1:00pm….” Learn more

  • Name: Chase
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Chase will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetSmart in Fair Lakes, VA this Saturday 7/3 beginning at…” Learn more

  • Name: Sebastian
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “If you are interested in meeting Sebastian, please email [email protected] Are you a fan of thrash metal music? Love a…” Learn more

  • Name: Billie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting Billie, please contact [email protected] Billie is ready to celebrate his birthday month with you!…” Learn more

  • Name: Dallas
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “If you’re interested in Dallas, please contact [email protected] Who is handsome, has a big ol’ head (to fit his big…” Learn more

  • Name: Amber
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “If you’re interested in learning more about Amber, please email [email protected] Amber is here, and would love to be your…” Learn more

  • Name: Diamond
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Diamond will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetCo in Rockville, MD this Saturday 7/3 beginning at 1:00pm….” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “Lucy will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetCo in Rockville, MD this Saturday 7/3 beginning at 1:00pm….” Learn more

  • Name: Nate
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Description: “Nate will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetSmart in Seven Corners (Falls Church, VA) this Saturday 7/3…” Learn more

  • Name: Gertie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever Boxer Mix
  • Description: “Gertie will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetSmart in Fair Lakes, VA this Saturday 7/3 beginning at…” Learn more

  • Name: Fransua
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting Fransua, please email [email protected] No, it’s not a baby calf! It’s Fransua! A bundle…” Learn more

  • Name: Honey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Treeing Walker Coonhound
  • Description: “Honey will be attending our in-store adoption event at the PetCo in Rockville, MD this Saturday 7/3 beginning at 1:00pm….” Learn more

  • Name: Dexter ‘n Dixie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Home Alone Feline Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Dexter and Dixie. These 11 week old litter mates are as cute as can be. Dixie, a unique orange…” Learn more

  • Name: Sheldon – New- Cuteness
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Home Alone Feline Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This little kitty arrived in a public shelter along with his mom and litter mates back in April. He watched…” Learn more

  • Name: Betty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bushmans Legacy, Falls Church, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labradoodle
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Betty. I’m really cute.. I’m about 6 months old and came from a backyard breeder. They were trying…” Learn more

  • Name: Yogi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bushmans Legacy, Falls Church, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labradoodle
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Yogi. I’m really cute.. I’m about 6 months old and came from a backyard breeder. They were trying…” Learn more

  • Name: BuddyBrown
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Beagle Terrier Mix
  • 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: Cisco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • 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: Sally
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, 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: Rupert
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Beagle
  • Good With: 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: Arthur
  • 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: Henry aka Hank
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pointer
  • 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: Spunky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Spunky Breed: DSH Black Cat Approximate Age: 8 weeks Approximate Weight: 1 lb Personality: Fun, playful kitty Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Nyla
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Nyla Breed: DSH White/Tricolor Cat Approximate Age: 7 weeks Approximate Weight: 1 lb Personality: Fun, playful kitty Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Nia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Calico Mix
  • Description: “Name: Nia Breed: DSH Calico Cat Approximate Age: 7 weeks Approximate Weight: 1 lb Personality: Fun, playful kitty Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Ozzy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Retriever
  • Description: “Name: Ozzy Suspected Breed: Retriever Approximate Age: 11 months (as of 6/5) Approximate Weight: 64 lbs Personality: Friendly and social…” Learn more

  • Name: Sprite
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Sprite Breed: DSH Black Cat Approximate Age: 8 weeks Approximate Weight: 1 lb Personality: Fun, playful kitty Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Prissy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Name: Prissy Breed: American Pitbull Terrier Approximate Age: 8 years Approximate Weight: 48 lbs Personality: very sweet girl that loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Nial
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Nial Breed: DSH White/Tricolor Cat Approximate Age: 7 weeks Approximate Weight: 1 lb Personality: Fun, playful kitty Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Blondie (bonded with CeCe)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Name: Blondie (bonded pair with CeCe) Breed: Chihuahua Mix Approximate Age: 10 years Approximate Weight: 5 lbs Personality: super sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: CeCe (bonded with Blondie)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Name: CeCe (bonded pair with Blondie) Breed: Chihuahua Mix Approximate Age: 10 years Approximate Weight: 5 lbs Personality: super sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Goliath
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Irish Wolfhound
  • Description: “Name: Goliath Suspected Breed: Irish Wolfhound mix Approximate Age: 3 years old Approximate Weight: 136 lbs Personality: friendly and calm…” Learn more

  • Name: Hedy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hedy is the perfect size for just about any family. Her freckles are adorable and pointy ears will likely pick…” Learn more

  • Name: Mackarel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs And City Kitties Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Name: Mackarel Suspected Breed(s): DLH Gender: Male Age: 8 weeks (as of 6/26) Weight: 2 lbs Personality: Kitten Observations with…” Learn more