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Pet of the Week: Anika, shepherd mix puppy

Monday - 9/30/2013, 9:40am  ET

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Anika, a 4-month-old shepherd mix puppy, is this week's Pet of the Week. (Courtesy WARL)

WASHINGTON - Looking for a bouncing brindle ball of fun? Then look no further than Anika, a 4-month-old shepherd mix puppy.

This happy girl just can't contain her enthusiasm for life, and would love to explore all the wonders the world has to offer with a family of her own. Like most puppies her age, she's energetic and loves to play; she just needs guidance on which "toys" are hers and which are off limits.

And a canine "manners" class, like those taught at the Washington Animal Rescue League, wouldn't hurt. So stop by the shelter, meet Anika -- and let the good times roll!

WTOP Living is partnering with the Washington Animal Rescue League to feature a Pet of the Week available for adoption. For more information about Anika, email adoption@warl.org or call 202-726-2556 ext. 503.

About WARL: Founded in 1914, the Washington Animal Rescue League is the oldest animal shelter in Washington D.C. Its mission includes rescuing, rehabilitating and finding homes for animals who have no where else to go. The League also supports animals through affordable veterinary care, community outreach and education. Learn more about the Washington Animal Rescue League at www.warl.org.

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Anika is just one of the many cute pets in the area that need a loving home. If you are thinking of adding a furry friend to your family, check out these other great shelters in the area.

Maryland

Prince George's County Humane Society

(301) 262-5625

P.O. Box 925 Bowie, Md. 20718

Prince George's County Humane Society is also looking for foster parents. For more information, contact the organization.

PAW - Partnership for Animal Welfare

(301) 572-4729

P.O. Box 1074 Greenbelt, Md. 20768

Paws Animal Kingdom

(301) 920-2318

P.O. Box 11531 Takoma Park, Md. 20912

Montgomery County Humane Society

(240) 773-5960

14645 Rothgeb Dr. Rockville, Md. 20850

The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County

(301) 740-2511

12 Park Ave. Gaithersburg, Md. 20877

D.C.

Washington Humane Society

(202) 576-6664

1201 New York Ave. NE 20002

ASAP - Alliance for Stray Animals and People

(202) 331-1330

P.O. Box 65438 Washington, D.C. 20035-5438

Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue

(202) 575-2210

Approved applicants may attend monthly adoption meets that are usually held at the house of a volunteer in either Northern Virginia or Southern Maryland.

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

(202) 741-5428

Lucky Dog is a foster home organization and does not run a dedicated housing facility.

Northern Virginia

FOHA - Friends of Homeless Animals

(703) 385-0224

All visitors must speak to a Friends representative prior to receiving directions to their shelter location.

SPCA of Northern Virginia

P.O. Box 100220 Arlington, Va. 22210-3220

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

(703) 746-4774

4101 Eisenhower Ave. Alexandria, Va. 22304

Animal Welfare League of Arlington

(703) 931-9241

2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr. Arlington, Va.

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation

(703) 295-3647

P.O. Box 223953 Chantilly, Va. 20153

HART - Homeless Animal Rescue Team

(703) 691-HART

P.O. Box 7261 Fairfax Station, Va. 22039-7261

King Street Cats Rescue and Adoption

(703) 231-7199

25 Dove St. Alexandria, Va. 22314

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