You’ll Want to Adopt All These Adorable Pets This Weekend

On Saturday's Clear the Shelters event, local animal shelters will waive their adoption fees.

Bring home pets like Minnow this weekend without an adoption fee. All photographs by Mimi Montgomery.

Does your house need a puppy? What about a cat? A lively dog named Scooby Doo? Or a guinea pig called Oreo?

Any of these (or all! No judgment here) could be yours. Saturday, the Humane Rescue Alliance and NBC4 are partnering for Clear the Shelters, a day where adoption fees will be waived. You can visit both DC HRA shelter locations, as well as a list of other participating facilities, to pick out your new partner in crime.

Okay, enough talking. Time to give the people what they want—pictures of cute animals! These (and many, many more adorable faces) will be looking for a home come Saturday.


Age: 2
Gender: Male
Likes: Playing, attention, and investigating the world.


Age: 13
Gender: Male
Likes: Naps, meowing, and lazy evenings with his people.


Age: 2
Gender: Female
Likes: Cuddling in laps, attention, and being playful.


Age: 5
Gender: Female
Likes: Boxes, treats, and giving head butts.


Age: 3
Gender: Female
Likes: Car rides, attention, and treats.

Kim Possible

Age: 3
Gender: Female
Likes: Wand toys, wet food, and carpet scratchers.


Age: 1
Gender: Male
Likes: Laps, hot dogs, and adventures.


Age: 4
Gender: Male
Likes: Look out the window, scratchers, and naps.


Age: 4
Gender: Male
Likes: Tennis balls, long walks, and learning new tricks.


Age: 3
Gender: Male
Likes: His igloo and treats.

Mimi Montgomery Washingtonian
Associate Editor

Mimi Montgomery joined Washingtonian in 2018. Her work has appeared in Outside Magazine, Washington City Paper, DCist, and PoPVille. Originally from North Carolina, she now lives in Petworth.