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Washington’s Adoptable Pets of the Week: May 8, 2015

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

Lil Joe is about one-and-a-half years old. He’s a sweet, friendly hound-mix who’s all about having fun. This guy is full of play bows and animations to let you know he would love to engage you in play time. Lil Joe is a shelter staff favorite because of his funny personality. To find out more about Lil Joe, please visit the Rural Dog Rescue website.

Athens is a four-year-old male cat who came to the Washington Animal Rescue League from an overcrowded partner shelter. He’s an incredibly sweet and friendly guy who just happens to be FIV positive. Although his immune system is less robust than that of other cats, with an attentive human companion and responsible medical care, Athens should live a long and happy life. Because FIV can be transmitted to other felines, he shouldn’t live with other cats unless they, too, are FIV positive. Being a laid-back, dog-friendly kind of guy, he could, however, share a home with a canine companion. If you’re looking for an affectionate, chatty cat who loves being near people, please consider adopting Athens from WARL.

As her name implies, Umizoomi, a two-and-a-half-year-old pit bull terrier-mix has lots of energy, and likes nothing more than to zoom around one of the Washington Animal Rescue League’s dog parks, just for the fun of it. That’s not to say she doesn’t enjoy a little quiet time too. After a play session, this exuberant girl is happy to just chill by herself or with a human companion. Umizoomi isn’t a fan of other dogs and is looking for a home where she can be the sole canine companion of someone who will give her the love and physical activity she craves. You can meet her at WARL.

At 18 pounds, Thumpler is a gentle giant. The five-year-old spends his days in the Washington Humane Society’s Kitty City, socializing with the other cats. He is very curious and friendly with humans and animals. Thumpler loves ear scratches and attention, but is also completely content to sit in a nice sunny windowsill and watch the world go by. You can meet him at the WHS New York Avenue Adoption Center.
Buster is a fluffy, mixed breed guy who probably has a bit of Chow in him given his spotted tongue. He is about three years old and weighs 47 pounds. His owner passed away and he was dumped at a rural shelter. He is a really sweet and calm boy. He is wonderful with other dogs. He is a little scared though, so he will need a secure environment with a family who is patient, loving, and consistent. You can meet him through K-9 Lifesavers.

Bea is a mix between a cattle dog, beagle, boxer, lab, corgi, and mountain dog. She is one year old and weighs about 40 pounds. She is a smart, energetic puppy who loves to learn new tricks and take lots of walks. She even knows how to use a treadmil!l She’s already crate trained and happily goes into the crate when told “get in your bed” and sleeps with a couple toys in there with her. She likes some regular dog treats but her favorite foods are Cheerios or small carrots. She is getting pretty good at fetch and absolutely loves spending time outside playing with the ball or sticks, so she really needs a fenced-in yard. Bea has been around lots of dogs and people but would really like to be the only pet in your home. Bea needs a very structured home with an experienced owner who will give her plenty of exercise. She gets anxious with too much stimulation so a home with children is probably not the best fit for her. You can meet her through K-9 Lifesavers.