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Washington’s Adoptable Pets of the Week: December 5, 2014

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

Kate (above) is a ten-year-old Maine Coon who likes to be involved in whatever you’re doing. Working on the computer? She’ll help press the keys. Reading the paper? She’ll hold down the pages down for you. Watching TV? She’ll sit in your lap to join you. Kate is currently staying at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Pollyanna is a five-year-old, happy, energetic boxer/hound who greets everyone she meets with enthusiasm. She is friendly and playful and is sure to make a great family companion. Though she also loves couch time, she’s active, so her adopters might think about enrolling her in a training class to go along with her daily walks. She has previously lived with an older cat, so she might do well in a home with another feline companion. However, she should be the only dog in her home. She’d do well in a home without small children. You can meet her at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Robin is an approximately two-year-old Lab mix. He’s on the smaller side for a lab, but that makes him the perfect size for the city. Robin is a very affectionate and intelligent dog and would be a perfect fit for any family. He loves going for walks and exploring, but is also happy to curl up next to you for a nap or to watch a movie. He would do best in a home without cats. For more information on adopting Robin or another friend, visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

Jasper is a hound mix, between two and four years old. While his ears make him look like a basset hound, he’s on the larger side, at about 65 pounds. Even though he’s big, like most hounds, he’s a pretty laid back and easy going guy. He loves hugs and kisses from his human friends and gets along well with other dogs. He was probably used as a hunting dog in his past life, so a home without small dogs or cats is best. Check out the Rural Dog Rescue website for more information about adopting Jasper.

Tyson is a seven-year-old boxer. Although he’s a big boy, he’s very calm and gentle. Tyson came to the Washington Animal Rescue League after his owner of many years passed away and the house he’d been living in was foreclosed. At the shelter, he has quickly become one of the volunteers’ favorite dogs. Tyson is eligible for WARL’s “Boomers’ Buddies” program, through which the adoption fee for animals five years and older is waived for adopters 50 and older. But no matter what your age, Tyson would make a loving and loyal companion. Meet him at the Washington Animal Rescue League.

When Cloud Nine arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League, her left eye was red and swollen from a severe infection. Antibiotics relieved the swelling and pain but could not restore the sight in that eye. She also had a leg fracture, injuries to her jaw, and serious damage to one of her kidneys. What amazed veterinary staff was that throughout her extensive treatment, Cloud Nine remained sweet, trusting, and affectionate. Today, this one-year-old cat is happy and healthy and enjoying life in a foster home while she waits for a permanent family. If you’d like to meet Cloud Nine, e-mail adopt@warl.org.

Tboz is a two-year-old, long-haired cat. He loves hanging out with other cats and would enjoy a home with a feline friend. Tboz loves to entertain. He will make you laugh with his antics and impress you with his dance moves whenever you whip out a wand toy. You can meet him at the Washington Humane Society’s Georgia Avenue Adoption Center.

Sawyer is a 75-pound Aussie/husky mix, between and one- and two-years-old. He’s intelligent, friendly, great with people, and would probably do very well with kids. He was rescued from a rural shelter in Georgia and brought to the DC-area in search of a loving, responsible home. He enjoys long walks and snuggling sessions. Sawyer is great with most other dogs, but can be reactive around other dominant males. Sawyer is a very smart boy who would really enjoy training classes. You can meet him through K-9 Lifesavers.

Ashton is a three-year-old Catahoula-mix who weighs about 75 pounds. Ashton has been with K-9 Lifesavers for over a year. He is a very friendly boy who loves people and other dogs, but he will not do well in a home with cats. He is very food-motivated and has a pretty laid back personality. Like a lot of Catahoulas, he can be a little stubborn, but he’s very treat-motivated. Arrange to meet him through K-9 Lifesavers.