Friday, January 22 Adding another mouth to feed is always an adjustment. Especially when that mouth is also chewing up the table legs. New-puppy parents can score some relief and support at the Washington Animal Rescue League’s New Dog Guardian Orientation Class. The free session, led by a certified instructor, covers socialization, house, chew, and home-alone training. The course is for people only and runs from 6 to 7 at the league (71 Oglethorpe St., NW). E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Saturday, January 23 Animal education continues at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington) with a seminar by dog trainer and KissAble Canine owner Lisa Colon Tudor. The workshop, KissAble Puppy Intensive: A Crash Course in Puppy Rearing Essentials, includes topics such as house-training, prevention of unwanted behaviors, puppy games, and socialization. The event starts at 10 and costs $45. E-mail email@example.com to register.
The Big Bad Woof (117 Carroll St., NW; 202-291-2404) will host an adoption event from noon to 2.
New friends await at Living Ruff (8517 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring): The pet-supply store will host a dog-adoption event from 11 to 2.
Sunday, January 24 There’ll be even more four-legged friends to choose from at the Partnership for Animal Welfare adoption event at Petco’s Rockville location (1507 Rockville Pike; 301-984-9733). The event runs from 12:30 to 2:30.
Give a pooch a new home at the Homeward Trails Dog adoption event at Dog Paws University (940 South George Mason Dr., Arlington). Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions, and the event runs from noon to 2.