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Washington’s Adoptable Pets of the Week: November 14, 2014

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

Nicole Kitmom (above) is an eight-pound, domestic shorthair cat, rescued by the Washington Humane Society on March 4, 2014. She found a home shortly after, but her owner had to return her because she was too busy at work. After this setback, Nicole is really ready to relax and stretch out in a permanent home. She is very sweet and likes to cuddle. You can meet her at the Washington Humane Society’s Georgia Avenue shelter.

Calleigh is a two-year-old, American Staffordshire mix, weighing 50 pounds. She wants nothing more than to please and snuggle with her owner. She is crate-trained, house-trained, has great recall, and knows all basic obedience commands. Calleigh would also make a great running partner. Her ideal home would be outside the city, and one where she is the only dog. Calleigh is currently in foster care with K-9 Lifesavers.

Ophelia is a three to four-year-old Boxer/American Staffordshire mix, weighing 45 pounds. She’s very sweet and low-key. Ophelia is house-trained, knows some obedience commands, and does well with other dogs and kids. She loves going for car rides and does well at adoption events. However, she’s not a fan of cats or horses. You can meet her through K-9 Lifesavers.

Galena is a nine-year-old Labrador mix, but she has more energy than some dogs half her age. She especially enjoys a game of fetch. Galena qualifies for the Washington Animal Rescue League’s “Boomers’ Buddies” program, which means her adoption fee will be waived for adopters age 50 or older. So stop by the Washington Animal Rescue League and meet her.

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.

Bigfoot is the only cat in a dog rescue and he’s ready to find a home of his own. Bigfoot has big feet (polydactyl), a big belly, and an even bigger heart. He spends his days lounging on the sofa and making sure the house is safe from spiders and bugs. For more information on adopting Bigfoot, visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

Lincoln is a hound mix rescued from a high-kill shelter in Halifax County, Virginia. He is likely about a year old. He gets along well with all dogs and loves people, too. He’s still young and learning his manners, but he’s very eager to please and will make a wonderful companion. For more information on adopting Lincoln, visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and also writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a possible wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia. Kashino lives in Northeast DC.

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