Pet of the Week: 2023 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 the pets of 2022.

Meet Snacktime Theodore!

Snacktime Theodore is a lapdog extraordinaire. At times he has bursts of energy, but otherwise he just wants to snuggle on the couch in your lap.

Snacktime’s foster family says he’s extremely curious, and that ice cubes and car rides are his absolute favorite. He also loves to swim. As the name suggests, Snacktime is highly food motivated, which has been helpful in his crate and manners training.

He has met other dogs when he was at the shelter, and he had some very fun playdates with them. And from his limited interactions, Snacktime seems to do well with children. He would love to be adopted by a family that will love him and be patient with him as he settles into your home and heart.

To learn more about Snacktime Theodore, visit

Meet Nomad!

Nomad fancies himself a true cheese connoisseur, well-versed in all varieties from string cheese to Cheez Whiz. Nomad came to the Humane Rescue Alliance as a stray and is still learning to trust people.

He may be shy at first, but once he warms up to you, he’ll be your best friend. And cheese helps!

Nomad gets along well with other dogs and loves to play, but he may do best in a home without young children. If you have a well-stocked fridge and are looking for a lovable companion, come meet Nomad!

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Meet Bugs!

We’re suckers for Bugs’ floppy ears and classic puppy dog eyes.

At 4-months-old, she’s an energetic, fun-loving pup who is looking for someone to teach her tricks and take her on adventures. Like most hounds, Bugs lives for sniffing and following her nose, so prepare for lots of quality time together on long, sniff-filled walks.

Ready for fun and games with this floppy-eared cutie? Meet and adopt Bugs at the Humane Rescue Alliance!

To learn more about this darling girl at

Meet Rita!

Rita has never met a person she doesn’t love. She has quickly become best friends with everyone at the Humane Rescue Alliance after being found wandering the streets of D.C. on Christmas day.

As soon as she walked through our doors, her tail was wagging, her body was wiggling and she was leaning in to get pets from everyone who offered her a head scratch or belly rub.

At six years old, Rita is well past her puppy days but enjoys getting outside for walks and exploring. She also likes to say hello to other dogs who are gentle and mellow.

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Meet Danny!

Danny is a super sweet and happy pup. He’s friendly, cuddly and a great partner for both walks outside and low-key nights on the sofa at home. He loves people and actually thinks he’s a lap dog. Danny has been enjoying spending time with the other dogs in his foster home, too. For a young dog, he has good manners and would like to continue learning more and showing off just how smart he is. Danny has lots of love to share with a new family.

Do you have a heart and lap big enough for Danny? Learn more at

Meet Huggy!

Huggy came to the Humane Rescue Alliance as a very skinny stray, but he has blossomed into a happy, healthy and goofy pup in his foster home. Huggy will happily snuggle at any opportunity. He enjoys chewing on Kongs and antlers but adores his stuffed animals. He’s been known to take a few stuffed friends on his walks, especially his teddy bear. Huggy already knows “sit,” “down” and “drop it” and would love to continue learning more. He enjoys the company of other dogs and understands polite play-date behavior. He’s still mastering the art of charming cats; he’s pretty sure they could be besties, but he hasn’t met the right one just yet.

If Huggy sounds like the goofy, snuggly pup you’ve been searching for, visit to learn more.

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