Pet of the Week: Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle, a 7-year-old Shih Tzu mix, is this week\'s Pet of the Week. (Courtesy WARL)

WASHINGTON – Yankee Doodle is feeling just dandy these days, thanks to the love and care he’s been receiving at the Washington Animal Rescue League.

This 7-year-old Shih Tzu mix was found as a stray, suffering from a burn wound on his back. Despite being in considerable pain, this brave little guy was the model patient, readily allowing medical staff to handle and treat him without complaint.

Now that his wound is almost completely healed, Yankee is ready for an adult home where he’ll be pampered and treated like the special boy he is.

Yankee likes toys, taking walks and playing with other dogs, although — despite his small size — he can be a bit pushy with them.

In fact, the only thing he doesn’t like is being interrupted while eating or enjoying a snack. But who can blame him?

WTOP Living is partnering with the Washington Animal Rescue League to feature a Pet of the Week available for adoption. For more information about Yankee Doodle, 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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Yankee Doodle 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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