Thank you for choosing to adopt from the Washington Animal Rescue League. We find homes for over 1,400 dogs and cats every single year (900 dogs and 500 cats in 2009); about 7,000 dogs and cats come through our doors for medical care and/or adoption annually! We have a full staff of adoptions coordinators to help you find your perfect match, and our animals are worked with and handled by our staff of behavior and training specialists daily. We take every step possible to make sure our animals find loving, forever homes.

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Please check our “Animal Search” section under “Adopt” to find an up-to-date list of available dogs and cats for adoption. You will see that some of our dogs have been AKC CGC certified!

You may also call the League’s adoption department directly at 202-726-2556 ext. 503 to be connected to an Adoptions specialist. You can email them at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Or, come by our shelter to see all of our amazing animals needing homes! Our address is 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington DC 20011.

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