Pet of the Week: 2020 pets

Pet of the Week is a weekly feature that highlights a pet available for adoption from D.C.’s Humane Rescue Alliance.

Take a look back at our 2019 pets.

Meet Firefly! This sweet four-year-old old pup loves to cuddle and be around her favorite people. She came to the Humane Rescue Alliance shut down and afraid and with an unknown bite wound. She’s already making great progress and continuing to work on her confidence in foster care. Firefly enjoys walks, naps, and any and all attention she can get. She’s been working on her basic manners, but still has a little learning to do and would love to work on her training with you. Think this sweet girl is the perfect match? Learn more and set up a virtual meet and greet at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

Meet Milly! This one-year-old pup recently arrived at the Humane Rescue Alliance from our transport partner in Mississippi. This lovable, affectionate pup is happiest at home cuddled up next you. Milly has been working hard on her basic manners and is making great progress with her foster family. She enjoys the company of other dogs and likes to make new friends. She also can’t get enough of her favorite stuffed toys. Is Milly the loyal companion you’ve been looking for? To learn more about Milly or to set up a virtual meet and greet, visit humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

Meet Delfina, an energetic, fun loving pup! At just 3 years old, Delfina came to the Humane Rescue Alliance after being found as a stray in DC. This sweet girl loves people and all the attention she’s getting from her foster. While she does well with older children, she may play a little too roughly for young kids and other pets in the home. Delfina enjoys running, playing outside, and is very smart and food motivated. If you want to laugh every day consider adopting this hilarious, loyal girl. To learn more or to virtually meet Delfina, visit humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

Meet Dazzle! He is a one year old, 60 pound, bouncy, affectionate pup. He would thrive in a home with another dog who can show him how to dog, play half the day and cuddle the rest. A dog buddy would also help keep him calm and content whenever his humans are not at home.

 

You will quickly fall in love with Dazzell and he with you. He’s a food and toy-motivated velcro dog who bonds slowly but very strongly with his humans. He’s excellent at communicating his needs and you will get constant kisses of appreciation. Dazzell is house trained and already knows many basic commands.

 

Dazzell adores long walks and any time he can get with his humans. Think Dazzell is the dog for you? Learn more and set up a virtual meet and greet at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt. You can also follow Dazzell’s adventures in foster care at @dazzellthedog on Instagram.

Dean is a sweet and affectionate guy. The two-year-old is fully potty trained and knows a few commands, but has proven to be a quick learner. He would love to have someone continue to teach him commands and tricks! Dean gets excited on walks and when meeting new people and would like someone to continue helping him with his leash skills. He is a good eater and loves to sleep (usually on his back with his legs straight in the air)! Dean is looking for a home that can offer him plenty of love and affection, exploring and playtime, and comfy places to snooze. To learn more about Dean and schedule a virtual meet and greet, visit humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

Meet Stan! Stan is a 60 pound, very handsome and lively two-year-old pup. He will find the most comfortable spots in the house to stretch out and sleep. He can be a little anxious around new people and new places, but with some patience and reassurance, he has quickly settled in to his foster home. Stan has adapted to a family with two teens and to using his crate at night. Stan would do best being the only dog in the home. For more information, or to virtually meet Stan, visit humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

If you’re looking for a smiley, adventurous, and energetic friend, look no further than the lovable Nino! Nino is 59 pounds of pure joy, and loves being by your side, playing with toys, and rolling around in the grass. Nino is a high-energy dog, so an active family that enjoys walks and playtime would be a great fit. Nino is working on his basic manners and is very smart and responsive to training. Think this sweet, 2-year-old pup is the one for you? Learn more about Nino and how to set up a virtual meet and greet at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

Meet Paco! This energetic, 60 pound pup is as fun and friendly as can be. He’s sweet and affectionate and ready to give you all the kisses and attention he can. He’s happiest when outside on a long walk or hike. Paco is just 1-year-old and full of energy. We’d love to help him find a home where he can keep working on his leash manners and training. He is a quick learner and is very food motivated. Most of all he’s just happy to be by your side and snuggle up with his favorite people. For more information or to set up a virtual meet and greet, visit humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

Meet Jessica! This sweet, bouncy girl is full of fun. Jessica had a rough start, so she can be a little frightened of new people and places. With the help of the behavior team at the Humane Rescue Alliance and her foster family, she’s been working on her confidence and manners. She’s made a lot of progress! Jessica is just 2-years-old and loves long walks and even longer naps. As long as you take things slowly with her, she’ll open up to be the most cuddly and affectionate pup. Think Jessica is the dog for you? To learn more and set up a virtual meet and greet visit humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

Meet Misty! This sweet, 11-year-old gal is ready to find a loving, new home to call her own. Misty can be very shy at first, but with a little patience and head scratches she’ll open up and become your new best friend. Misty came to the Humane Rescue Alliance when her previous owner could no longer care for her. Understandably she was nervous and unsure about her new surroundings. Misty is already making great progress in foster case. She enjoys short walks to explore the neighborhood and laying at her foster mom’s feet while she works. Think Misty is the perfect work from home buddy for you? Learn more and set up a virtual meet and greet at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt. As an added bonus, Misty’s adoption fee is waived for adopters over 50 as part of HRA’s Boomer’s Buddies program.

Meet Rice Crispy! This young pup is full of energy and super smart. Rice Crispy came to the Humane Rescue Alliance after being found alone as a stray. At just 1 year old we’d love to help him find an active family that will help him continue to work in on his basic manners and new tricks. With the help of HRA’s behavior team, he’s already made incredible progress and is continuing to thrive in his new foster home. He knows “sit” and “lay” and the sky is the limit for this smart boy. Rice Crispy still has a lot of puppy curiosity and LOVES any toy that squeaks. Most of all he enjoys being around his favorite people and will give you endless attention and snuggles. Think this this sweet pup is one for you? Visit humanerescuealliance.org/adopt to learn more and to set up a virtual meet and greet with his foster. As an added bonus, Rice Crispy’s adoption fee, along with all dicro dogs at HRA, has been generously sponsored by Erica and Max Scherzer.

Meet Solomon! This sweet senior is 13, but he’s not letting that hold him back. He loves affection, treats, and belly rubs and is perfectly content to be your full-time couch buddy and nap next to you for as long as you’ll let him. Solomon’s vision isn’t very good, but with a little help from his foster dad he has adjusted well and gets around with no problem. Solomon is past his puppy days, but does well around other dogs. We’d love to help this chill, easy going pup find a loving new home to call his own. Think Solomon is the dog for you? Learn more and set up a virtual meet and greet at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt. As an added bonus his adoption fee is waived for adopters over 50 as part of HRA’s Boomer’s Buddies program.

Meet Lotus! This sweet 4-year-old pup is a true love bug. Lotus is an energetic, affectionate girl who can’t get enough snuggles, belly rubs, and kisses. She’s always curious and excited to explore and would love to find an active family that can help her continue to work on her basic manners and give her all the love she deserves. To learn more or to set up a virtual meet and greet with Lotus visit humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

Meet Prince! He’s a 10-year-old heartthrob ready to find his soulmate. He’s shy and quiet at first but after a few ear rubs you’ll get to see the sweet, snuggly guy who is looking for his couch companion. Prince came to the Humane Rescue Alliance after his previous owner passed away and we’d love nothing more than to help find this  84 pound lap dog a new home. As an added bonus, if you’re over 50, Prince’s adoption fee is waived as part of HRA’s Boomer’s Buddies program!

Meet Calvin! This 2-year-old pup is a sweet boy who is a little scared in the adoption center. He came to the Humane Rescue Alliance in January when his previous owner could no longer care for him. Understandably, it has taken Calvin some time to adjust to his new environment, but thanks to the patience and care from HRA staff and volunteers Calvin has made incredible progress. He has transformed into a fun, wiggly pup who at 51 pounds thinks he’s the perfect lap dog. Calvin would do best in a quiet home where he can continue to work on his confidence. He’s still shy when walking on a leash, but with some encouragement, predicability, and treats he’s making progress every day. Come meet, adopt, and go home with Calvin from HRA’s Oglethorpe Street adoption center. Calvin is also a candidate for placement in a foster home.

Meet Carra! This sweet, 2-year-old girl came to the Humane Rescue Alliance earlier this month from Mississippi via our transport program. She was in the shelter in Mississippi for some time, but has made her way to DC to finally find a family to call her own. She loves attention, people, other dogs, snuggling up with a warm blanket and, of course, treats. Think Carra is the girl for you? Meet, adopt, and go home with her from HRA’s Oglethorpe Street adoption center.

Meet Pau! This wiggly, happy girl came to the Humane Rescue Alliance last month and is ready to find a family to call her own. She has been a little stressed in the adoption center, but after some extra attention from our staff and volunteers, Pau has started to relax. We’d love to help Pau find a new home where she can continue to thrive. At 6 years old, Pau knows her basic commands, but still has plenty of energy and love to give her new family. Think she is the girl for you? Meet, adopt, and go home with her from HRA’s Oglethorpe Street adoption center.

Meet Baby Bug! This sweet, 7-month-old pup came to the Humane Rescue Alliance from Alabama as part of HRA’s transport program. While we don’t know much about his past, we do know Baby Bug loves people and is ready to find a loving, new home to call his own. Think Baby Bug is the one for you? Meet him at HRA’s Oglethorpe Street adoption center.

Meet Sasha! She’s a sweet, wiggly girl who loves her humans! All she wants is to be around her favorite people, and to meet new friends that will offer her lots of pets and love. She may be 9 years old, but she’s still got some puppy energy and enjoys long walks. She’s always wagging her tail, and it’s hard to say no to her (especially since she’s so well behaved!). As an added bonus, if you’re over 50, Sasha’s adoption fee is waived as part of HRA’s Boomer’s Buddies program! Meet, adopt, and go home with Sasha from the Humane Rescue Alliance Oglethorpe Street adoption center.

Meet Cali! This sweet girl is the ray of sunshine you need in your life. Cali came to the Humane Rescue Alliance last month when her previous owner was unable to care for her. We’d love to help this fun, active, 2-year-old girl find a new home to call her own. Cali is past the puppy phase and already knows sit and stay. She’d do well with a family that can continue to work with her on her basic manners and give her the love and attention she desperately needs. Meet Cali at HRA’s Oglethorpe Street adoption center.

Boosie is a fun, easygoing pup who’s ready to play, play and play some more! He’s only eight months old, and needs an active family he can call his own. He’s happy to be the center of attention and will happily take all the pets, scratches and treats you’re willing to give. If you think he’s the sweet pup for you, come visit him at HRA’s adoption center on Oglethorpe Street.

Pet of the Week: Nyla

Nyla came to the Humane Rescue Alliance from our partner shelter in Birmingham, Alabama. While we don’t know much about her background, we do she is extremely affectionate, wiggly, and friendly. We’d love to help Nyla find a loving home here in the D.C. area where she can relax and continue to work on her confidence. Think this sweet southern girl is the one for you? Meet her at HRA’s Oglethorpe Street adoption center.

Pet of the Week: Darla

Are you looking for a darling senior pup to add to your family? Look no further than 10-year-old Darla. Darla has quickly become a favorite of HRA’s staff and volunteers and we’d love to help this friendly, social girl find a new home. Darla has lived previously with young children and enjoys playing fetch and getting all the pets she can get. As an added bonus, Darla’s adoption fee is waived for adopters over 50 as part of HRA’s Boomer’s Buddies program. Meet, adopt, and go home with Darla from the Humane Rescue Alliance Oglethorpe Street adoption center.

Pet of the Week: Jasmine

Jasmine has been getting lots of love, treats and attention from the staff at Humane Rescue Alliance and is starting to come out of her shell. She would be best matched with a patient family, who can go slow and help her build up her confidence. She’s a quick learner, and once she gets comfortable, she’s sure to be a sweet princess with her favorite people!

Pet of the Week: Zoe

Zoe is a fun, energetic girl who is the life of the party. She’s just a year old and looking to find a loving new home to call her own. She came to the Humane Rescue Alliance when her original owner could not care for her. She’s bouncy, wiggly and social, and needs a new owner who will continue to work with her on her basic manners. When she’s not playing, all she wants is to lay her head in your lap and get pets and belly rubs from all her favorite people. If you think this sweet girl is the one for you, come meet her at HRA’s Oglethorpe Street adoption center.

 

The Humane Rescue Alliance (formerly the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League) has protected and served the community for more than 145 years and serves more than 60,000 animals annually. The broad range of programs offered include: rescue and adoption, humane law enforcement, low-cost veterinary services, animal care and control, behavior and training, spay-neuter services, humane education, and many others.

The organization is dedicated to ensuring the safety and welfare of all animals, bringing people and animals together, and working with all communities to support these relationships. HRA is based in D.C., the only major urban area in the country that has all of its animal protection programs and services unified in one organization, making the Humane Rescue Alliance a model for the nation.

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