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Washington’s Adoptable Pets of the Week: November 7, 2014

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

Stuart (above) is a Lab/shepherd mix rescued from a high-kill shelter in Halifax County, Virginia. He’s about a year old and approximately 30 pounds—a great dog for the city! He loves to cuddle and is still young, so would do best with an active family. He’s still learning his manners, but is very smart and would excel in obedience class. To apply to adopt Stuart, visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

Bella is a three- to four-year-old pointer mix rescued from a high-kill shelter in Rutherford County, North Carolina. She is very sweet, gets along well with other dogs of all sizes, and completely ignores cats. She likes to play with other dogs or entertain herself with a stuffed animal, bone, or other toy. She loves to sunbathe in the backyard, on the deck, or underneath a tree so the ideal home for Bella would have a fenced back yard. She is completely house- and crate-trained. She likes to sleep in bed with you if you let her. To apply to adopt Bella, please visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

Monroe and Pippin are a bonded, eight-and-a-half-year-old pair. Unlike kittens, they’re not rambunctious. They would prefer a quiet home with a spot in the window, on the couch, or in your lap to call their own. Once they get to know you, they’re very affectionate. You can meet them at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Tee is a playful, almost-two-year-old cat. He likes attention, but doesn’t mind some alone time, too. He’s not a trouble-maker but has plenty of personality and would love to have a human companion. You can meet him at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Diesel is a sweet, seven-year-old Boxer-mix who came to the Washington Humane Society after his family could no longer have pets in their home. As a more mature dog, he enjoys the simple things like lounging on the couch, cuddling, long walks, and especially car rides. He’s fine with cats and doesn’t mind other dogs, but would prefer to be your only canine companion. You can meet him at WHS’s Georgia Avenue shelter.

When Jeely arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League in August, she was so timid she didn’t want to come out of her kitty condo. But over time, with lots of encouragement from staff and volunteers, the two-year-old tabby has become social, confident, and playful. She would love a home where she could spend lots of time with a human companion willing to give her plenty of head and neck scratches. You can meet Jeely at the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Bernadette is a three-year-old rough collie mix. This medium-size girl is friendly and affectionate, and loves attention. Bernadette is also playful and energetic and would love a home with someone who will play with her in a backyard or take her for long walks. She’d prefer to live with adults and older children since little ones intimidate her. You can meet her at the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Maisy is a sweet, 20-pound, one-and-a-half-year-old Feist-mix. She is very affectionate and loves to play. She’s not too energetic and is great with other dogs of any size, and with kids of any age. She’s house-trained and doesn’t chew things she shouldn’t. She loves to sit in your lap, and prefers to sleep in bed, under the covers, near her humans. Maisy is available through K-9 Lifesavers.

Kermit is a four-year-old Pointer/Lab mix who was rescued about a year ago by K-9 Lifesavers and is still awaiting a loving home. He weighs about 65 pounds and is currently living at a boarding facility. He has moderate energy, is incredibly loyal, and is eager to be in a family. Kermit would make a terrific running partner. He is smart and needs someone wiling to give him exercise and some training. Kermit is also excellent with other dogs. You can meet him through K-9 Lifesavers.

Scooter is a ten-year-old, 43-pound Beagle-mix. He is a friendly an affectionate older gentleman who may not be a puppy anymore, but still knows how to play with the best of them. Scotter is a little on the pudgy side, and would appreciate an owner willing to help him drop a few pounds with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. You can meet him through City Dogs Rescue.

Frodo is a one-year-old, 44-pound Catahoula/Lab mix. He is a friendly boy who loves to play and just hang out in equal measure. He is a very devoted companion who comes when called, is responsive to commands, and will be an excellent student in obedience class. Meet him through City Dogs Rescue.

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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 and was a senior editor until 2022.