October 20, 2021

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See My Shiny New Pets?

Old Town Alexandria Adoptable Pets: Meet Charlie, Freya, Tyger & More

Want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Perhaps it’s finally time to adopt a pet! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home throughout Virginia — many of whom are located in your area. In the search for a lovable new companion, consider looking around at a local animal shelter like King Street Cats, where Cayenne the cat 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 permanent homes.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Charlie, a Jack Russell Terrier up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats 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: Charlie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog World Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 11131, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Jack Russell Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Charlie is a very sweet ~3 yr old little boy who was given up to the shelter because his owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Freya
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog World Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 11131, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Husky
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Freya is a very sweet 6-7 month old husky girl. She’s your typical playful, bouncy, loving little puppy. She’s about…” Learn more

  • Name: Tyger
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails High Inc, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Description: “Tyger is an active little boy who loves to play with his cat friends. He’s a little shy around humans…” Learn more

  • Name: Brioche
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails High Inc, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Brioche came to Tails High after first being fed in her rescuer’s yard and then in her home over the…” Learn more

  • Name: Cayenne
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: King Street Cats, 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Hi everyone. My name is Cayenne. I came…” Learn more

  • Name: Julie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: King Street Cats, 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Hi, my name is Julie . I came…” Learn more

  • Name: Grace 2021
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: King Street Cats, 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Hi my name is Grace. I found myself…” Learn more

  • Name: Nick
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Britney
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Maleficent
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Justin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Leaf
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “A lap cat in the making! Wants to be held all the time, will come sit on the couch with…” Learn more

  • Name: Moss
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I think Moss is just the cutest cat. Another lap cat in the making, less interested in being held but…” Learn more

  • Name: Alfalfa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Perfect tuxedo cat! Beautiful coloring and really soft fur. Very friendly and loved to play with toys. Every time I…” Learn more

  • Name: Sprout
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “He is the most playful kitten. He loves to chase toys and carry them in his mouth. He is also…” Learn more

  • Name: Fig
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Really sweet, gentle kitten. Also she is a total momma’s girl. It would be lovely if anyone who is interested…” Learn more

  • Name: Fergie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Tuesday
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Joel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Howie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Asher
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Pomeranian
  • Description: “Hi there! My name is Asher and I am a five year old chocolate Pomeranian who is awfully cute! I…” Learn more

  • Name: Kickstart
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Coconut
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Wally
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Hi there! My name is Wally and I am a super cute eight year old white and tan chihuahua who…” Learn more

  • Name: Simon
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Himalayan
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Mc Ribb
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Looking for an incredibly social and friendly cat? Well, look no further — my name is McRibb and I am…” Learn more

  • Name: Alvin
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, American
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Theodore
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Himalayan
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Fluffy
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Tulip
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Sadie Sue
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Glacier
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Willa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Loki
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Bull Terrier
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Milan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Shadow
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Rocky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Mouse
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Rat Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person from my staff office. Ask to meet me…” Learn more

  • Name: Milk
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi there! My name is Milk and I am a ten year old pit bull terrier who is one of…” Learn more

  • Name: Felix
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Pomeranian
  • Description: “Hi there! My name is Felix and I am a Pomeranian looking to be part of a loving home. Right…” Learn more

  • Name: Toe Bean
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person from my staff office. Ask to meet me…” Learn more

  • Name: London
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am available to meet BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, either virtually or in-person. Learn more at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment. …” Learn more

  • Name: Sampson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Oldies But Goodies Northern Va Cocker Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Cocker Spaniel
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Sampson! My foster family lovingly calls me Grandpaw. I’m 15.5 years old, yes I am! I will be…” Learn more

  • Name: Jackie – Coming Soon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Home Alone Feline Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Jackie is reported to be a total goofball! He loves attention and cannot get enough of it! Found as a…” Learn more

  • Name: Midnight -Luvbug
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Home Alone Feline Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Midnight. She was recently rescued from a No.Carolina shelter where she was found as a stray. This black house…” Learn more

  • Name: Macie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Macie. This sweet Beagle girl was found running as a stray and taken in by a Good Samaritan. While…” Learn more

  • Name: Blossom
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Blossom! This joyful, sweet girl was rescued from living outdoors in a filthy pen and is flourishing in her…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Border Collie
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Daisy. This sweet girl was found as a stray and was lucky to make her way into rescue. She’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Maxine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Maxine! We believe she is a shepherd and lab mix. Maxine is the sweetest dog ever and is absolutely…” Learn more

  • Name: Jasmine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Project Second Chance Inc, Alexandria , VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Dalmatian Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Jasmine. She is a lab/dalmatian mix. But don’t worry if she takes more after the Dalmatian side and is…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruth Ann
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Boxer Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Name: Ruth Ann Suspected Breed: Boxer/Terrier Mix Approximate Age: 4 years Approximate Weight: 41 lbs Personality:Gentle, sweet, affectionate Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Regina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Boxer Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Name: Regina Suspected Breed: Boxer/Terrier mix Approximate Age: 13 weeks old Approximate Weight: 21 lbs Personality: typical sweet, playful puppy…” Learn more

  • Name: Rufus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Boxer Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Name: Rufus Suspected Breed: Boxer/Terrier mix Approximate Age: 13 weeks old Approximate Weight: 23 lbs Personality: typical sweet, playful puppy…” Learn more

  • Name: Roger
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Boxer Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Name: Roger Suspected Breed: Boxer/Terrier mix Approximate Age: 13 weeks old Approximate Weight: 20 lbs Personality: typical sweet, playful puppy…” Learn more

  • Name: Rhodes
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Name: Rhodes Suspected Breed: Yellow Lab mix Approximate Age: 2 years old Approximate Weight: 65 lbs Personality: friendly and sweet…” Learn more