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Free Puppies!

This is not a drill.

Two recent residents of the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League shelter on Oglethorpe St., NW. Photo courtesy of WHS-WARL.

If you’ve been considering adopting a pet, you probably won’t find a better opportunity than this weekend.

As part of a nationwide “Clear the Shelters” drive, the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League will waive the adoption fee for all its animals this Saturday, July 23, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Dog adoptions usually range from $50 to $250, depending on age; cat adoptions typically cost $25 to $125.)

Last year’s event resulted in 151 adoptions. You can view the selection of available animals here. Both of the organization’s shelters—at 1201 New York Ave., NE and 71 Oglethorpe St., NW—are participating.

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Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She was previously a reporter for Legal Times and the National Law Journal. She recently wrote “A Murder on the Rappahannock,” a two-part investigation into the troubling, decades-old slaying of a young mother in rural Virginia. Kashino lives in Northeast DC with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.