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Washington’s Adoptable Pets of the Week, October 10, 2014

Looking for a furry friend? One of these cuties—all available at Washington-area rescues—might be your match.

Welcome to a new feature of! Each week we’ll introduce you to some of the adorable pets available for adoption in the Washington area.

Treble (above) is a two-month-old Beagle-mix puppy. He’s playful, curious, and loves to sniff at everything! You can meet him at the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Dorrit, a seven-year-old beagle, was rescued from a hoarding situation. She is loving and gentle, plus she’s already house-trained! She loves other dogs, and has lived with young children. You’ll find her at Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Olivia is approximately five years old. She’s very gentle and loves everyone, including other cats and dogs. She was found abandoned in a carrier, with sores and matted fur, but now she loves to play. You’ll find her at Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Niko is a one-year-old beagle/Jack Russell terrier mix. He’s affectionate and quiet, but also friendly and playful. You’ll find him at City Dogs Rescue.

London is a ten-month-old Lab/Pit mix. She’s loyal, smart, energetic, and loves to snuggle. You’ll find her at City Dogs Rescue.

Freya is a one-and-half-year-old rabbit who has been staying at the Washington Humane Society since April. She can be shy at first but, with a little time, will become your good friend. She loves being groomed and snacking on kale, and you can find her at WHS’s Georgia Avenue shelter.

Aisha is a one-year-old old American Staffordshire Terrier-mix. She was rescued in June after she was found with duct tape wrapped around her head. Despite her rough start, she is sweet, athletic, full of energy, and loves to play. She’s available at the Washington Humane Society’s Georgia Avenue shelter.

Cari, a domestic short-hair, has a heart-tugging story. One of her elderly guardians passed away, and with the other in declining health, they thought it was wise to surrender her to the Washington Animal Rescue League. The good news: As an eight year-old, Cari qualifies for WARL’s Boomers’ Buddies program. Under the program, adoption fees are waived for any adopter over the age of 50 who adopts a pet over the age of five.

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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She was previously a reporter for Legal Times and the National Law Journal. She has recently written about the Marriott family’s civil war and the 50-year rebirth of 14th Street, and reported the definitive oral history of the Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt case. She lives in Northeast DC with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.