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Washington’s Adoptable Pets of the Week: January 9, 2015

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

Sebastian (above) is a six-year-old cat who was surrendered because his owners’ work schedules prevented them from properly caring for him. He is friendly, playful, and affectionate, and has a personality that’s more like a dog’s. You can meet him at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Gigi is a two-year-old rabbit who likes to run and play, but will also cuddle up and give you lots of affection. She lived briefly in a home with other rabbits, and their presence seemed to upset her, so she might do best as the only bunny resident in her new home. You can meet her at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Falcor is a four-year-old cat who was surrendered because his owner got new dogs. He loves belly rubs, chin scratches, and napping in the sun. He is great with kids and loves to be the center of attention. You can meet him at the Washington Humane Society’s New York Avenue shelter.

Mimi is a three-year-old mutt who looks like she might be a chow or shepherd mixed with a Dachshund. She weighs 39 pounds, loves attention, and is very sweet and eager to please. She is available for adoption through K-9 Lifesavers.

Hopper is a shepherd/Carolina dog mix who is approximately two years old. He weighs 51 pounds and is great with everyone. He is very smart, curious, and eager to play. He is extremely friendly and would likely do well with kids. He gets along great with other dogs. He is available for adoption through K-9 Lifesavers.

Brad is an American Staffordshire-terrier mix who arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League with his littermates in early December. Now three months old, all with a clean bill of health, Brad and his siblings are are looking to for loving homes. Like most puppies, Brad has lots of energy and will do best with a family willing and able to give him plenty of exercise, guidance, and training (WARL offers a six-week puppy class for $75).

Betty Boop is a three-year-old female calico. She arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League in late November, rescued from the streets by a good samaritan. When no one came to claim her, she was made available for adoption. Betty is a bit bashful, but once she gets to know you, she’s very affectionate and adores having her head and ears scratched. Stop by the Washington Animal Rescue League to meet Betty Boop.

Connor is a Lab/husky mix who is between one and two years old. He’s a sweet boy who gets along well with other dogs. He has gorgeous blue eyes and, like any husky mix, loved playing in this week’s snow. He is high energy and would do best with an active family who has a fenced in yard where he can run and play. To find out more about Connor, please visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

Opie is a hound mix, likely between six and seven years old. He seems to have had a pretty tough life before coming to Rural Dog Rescue. He was very thin and had a sore leg, but now he’s happy and healthy. He loves dogs, cats, and people, and just wants to lounge around the house all day. He’s house and crate trained and would make a wonderful, easy going, family dog. For more information on Opie and other adoptable dogs, please visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

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