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From Russia with love: Journey to citizenship takes 20 years

Sarah's long and winding road to citizenship began 20 years ago, when she was adopted by an American journalist traveling in Kazakhstan.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 09:30am EDT

Tags: Off the 8s, Laurie Cantillo, citizenship, Kazakhstan

Pet of the Week: Chive, Cairn terrier mix

If you're looking to add a little spice to your life, look no further than Chive, this week's Pet of the Week.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 09:29am EST

Tags: Pet of the Week, chive, dog

Adoption is a four letter word: LOVE

Saturday (11-23) is National Adoption day. There are hundreds of thousands of children waiting to be adopted in this country alone. On Saturday Conquered By Love is holding an Adoption Awareness Open House 10am-2pm Events throughout the day including activities and discussions: Children's activities, Meet adoptive families, Find adoption resources and lots of fun as well as special discussions:
11 am - Clearing Roadblocks to Adoption
12 pm - Healing from Traumatic Backgrounds
1pm - Adopting Older Children
At the home of the Razvi family (founders of Conquered by Love), 22101 Slidell Road, Boyds, MD
Listen to the two reports below.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 06:16pm EST

Tags: National Adoption Day

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Pet of the Week: Monte, Chihuahua mix

WTOP Living is partnering with the Washington Animal Rescue League to feature a Pet of the Week available for adoption.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 12:16pm EDT

Tags: WARL, Pet of the Week, pet, Monte

Pet of the Week: Wedgie the cat

Despite his less-than-dignified name, this 5-year-old Tuxedo cat is quite the gentleman.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 09:07am EDT

Tags: Pet of the Week, Wedgie, WARL

Pet of the Week: Patrick, 'Disney dog'

This Schnauzer/terrier mix is the quintessential scruffy canine silver screen star -- or in his case, a retired star.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 10:04am EDT

Tags: WARL, Patrick, Pet of the Week, dog,

Maltese and Bichon Frise dogs need second chance

After Fairfax County animal control officers took 23 small dogs from a Springfield area home, some of the dogs are being put up for adoption.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 12:08pm EDT

Tags: dogs, Fairfax County Animal Shelter, Maltese, Bichon Frise, Springfield, Colleen Kelleher, Neal Augenstein

Will your pet be cared for when you're gone?

The new faces showing up at area animal shelters are actually old ones. Dogs and cats whose owners have died are now finding that their final home is a cage.

Saturday - 05/25/2013, 07:44am EDT

Tags: Pets, will, Randi Martin, euthanasia

Pet of the week: Belinda, Boston terrier mix

Belinda is a smart little dog who already knows "sit" and "down." She is available for adoption at the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 07:50am EDT

Tags: Pet of the Week, Belinda, Washington Animal Rescue League,

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