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Washington’s Adoptable Pets of the Week: December 19, 2014

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

Tali (above) is a one-and-a-half-year-old hound mix. She loves to play, already knows how to sit on command, and is very food-motivated, so learning other manners should be a breeze. Tali thrives in the company of people and enjoys playing with some dogs, but she’s not a fan of cats. She’s looking for a cat-free home with one or more active human companions who can give her the exercise and guidance she needs and the love and attention she deserves. You can meet Tali at the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Reese is a four-year-old female available for adoption through the Washington Animal Rescue League. She has medium-long hair, loves to be brushed, and is affectionate with people. She would like to be the only cat in her forever home. To arrange a meeting, contact adopt@warl.org.

As you can tell, Daisy (who met Santa last weekend) loves people. She’s the perfect size for the city—about 30 pounds—and gets along well with other dogs, too. She loves kids and lights up when she sees them at adoption events. To find out more about Daisy Mae or other adoptable dogs, please visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

Wendy is happy dog who’s eager to please her new family. Though she was very timid when she first arrived to Washington, after only two weeks with Rural Dog Rescue, she’s already become a more confident girl. She loves people and gets along well with cats, too. To find out more about Wendy or other adoptable dogs, please visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

Kojack is a chow/shepherd/collie mix. He is about seven years old and weighs about 60 pounds. He is a friendly, affectionate, and low- to medium-energy dog. He’s a very sweet guy who would be an excellent family dog. He gets along very well with other dogs, too. Find out how to foster or adopt him through K-9 Lifesavers.

Lima Bean is a one- to two-year-old plott hound/boxer/terrier mix. She weighs about 35 pounds and was brought to the Washington area from a rural shelter in Virginia. She’s affectionate, great with other dogs, and has a lot of personality. Lima Bean loves people but would do best in a home without children younger than 12. She’s fully housebroken and knows basic commands and manners. Meet her through K-9 Lifesavers.

Quinn is a five-year-old, nine-pound domestic shorthair cat. He’s very friendly, but his owner moved away and left him behind. Quinn has previously lived with other cats and would likely do well with kids since he’s so easygoing. He’s available for adoption through the Washington Humane Society and is currently in foster care at Pet Valu in Silver Spring, where you can meet him.