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These Adorable Puppies Are Looking For Their Forever Homes

Won't you adopt Barbie?

These Adorable Puppies Are Looking For Their Forever Homes
Morgan, 4, from Maryland holds Barbie, a 4-month-old Plott hound mix. Photos by Evy Mages

If your week needs anything, it’s a puppy. On Thursday, Residence Inn’s “Dog Days of Summer” pet adoption series—in partnership with the North Shore Animal Rescue League America and Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in Fairfax, held a “yappy hour” at the Residence Inn Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard. Six pups hoping to find forever homes pounced inside a doggie playpen (one was adopted, and one was pending adoption by the night’s end), and for a few hours, all was just right in the world.

Homeward Trails receives dogs from shelters that are under-resourced and overcrowded, mostly from Virginia and West Virginia but also from as far away as Thailand, where dogs are rescued from the meat trade. There are around 50 dogs at the Fairfax location, and around 100 dogs in foster homes (they also have cats, with 100 currently being fostered). “The more dogs we get adopted out, the more we get to save,” says Erin Driscoll of Homeward Trails. To meet a pup, stop by Homeward Trails on Saturday for its Clear the Shelters adoption event—all fees will be waived or reduced.

Darla, a 10-month-old Jack Russell, is looking for her forever home.
Despite having to be periodically removed from the playpen for getting a bit too rowdy, Lucky, a Corgi mix, was adopted.
Barbie had just arrived to the shelter the day of the event.
Odie, a chill Pomeranian, really likes to be held.
Kim Olsen

Kim Olsen ([email protected]) is a freelance writer in Alexandria.