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 Shiva!

When we met Shiva, a 7-year-old Shar Pei mix, she was wandering D.C. alone. She was underweight and had a troublesome skin condition. Our medical team nursed her back to health and helped her regain a healthy weight. Although shy at first, Shiva has blossomed in her foster home, revealing just how loving, playful and goofy she really is. She loves the outdoors and lights up on walks. We think Shiva would do best in a quiet home without young children or other animals.

Shiva is a true love who is looking for a soft place to land after a rough go of it. Could your home be the place she’s been longing for? Learn more about Shiva at

Meet Abe!

Abe is ready to make your home happier, and here are just a few reasons why he’s a great fit for your family:

  • Adaptable: Abe can handle different situations. Whether he’s spending time with you or chilling at home alone, he’s the perfect buddy.
  • Adventurous: Abe loves outdoor fun! He enjoys walks and exploring trails. New things? He’s always up for it.
  • Affectionate: Abe is a big fan of cuddles. He’ll be close, whether it’s on your couch, bed or just sitting in your lap.
  • Alert: Abe is like a guard dog. He looks out for his family and is always aware of what’s happening around him.
  • Awe inspiring: Despite a difficult past, Abe loves people a lot. His strength and love will amaze you.

If you’re ready for a lifetime of love with an absolutely amazing dog, then Abe is your guy! Learn more about Abe at

Meet Fernley!

Two-year-old Fernley is a social butterfly, unfazed by bustling city life, making her a perfect companion for outings to Eastern Market or festivals on the National Mall. On these outings she has met dozens of dogs and has been perfectly behaved with every one of them. Big dogs, tiny dogs, senior dogs, puppies, Fernley loves meeting them and matches her energy to theirs, every time. She is an energetic but respectful playmate who would thrive in a home with a canine sibling.

Learn more about Fernley at

Meet Storm!

Storm’s foster parents can’t stop singing her praises. They said she’s an absolute pleasure to have in the house — and is one of the most lovable dogs they have ever fostered.

She gets along with other dogs, is potty-trained and can be left alone without a fuss. She’s well-behaved in public places and adjusts well to her surroundings. She’s a dog you can take anywhere — and she’ll fit right in. Storm is also a cuddle enthusiast who enjoys snuggling up to both dogs and people.

Storm is about 20 pounds overweight and with the correct diet and exercise, she can return to a healthy weight of about 70 pounds. The good news is that Storm loves going for walks and getting exercise, so she’s eager to have a guardian who can help her get back to feeling her absolute best.

Are you ready to be the one to give Storm the love, care and exercise she needs to lead a happy, healthy life?

Learn more about Storm at

Meet Billy Goat!

Billy Goat is a pro cuddler. He waits patiently for you to sit on the couch, and then he snuggles up close. He loves spending hours cuddled up with his foster parents.

Billy Goat is super good with his crate. He sleeps all night without making a sound or having accidents. Plus, he even knows the command “in” and will happily go into his crate on command.

Inside the house, Billy Goat is a champ too. He doesn’t have any accidents and knows to sit by the door when he needs to go outside.

Billy Goat is smart and loves to learn new things. He’ll sit when you put his leash on, and he’ll sit again before crossing the street. Training him is easy because he’s so eager to please. When you take him for walks, Billy Goat is a strong and confident buddy who stays right by your side. When he’s not cuddling or training, he enjoys playing with toys all on his own. Give him a toy, and he’ll have a blast for hours.

Billy Goat is a well-behaved and lovable companion who will bring lots of happiness to your life. To learn more, visit

Meet Astin!

He’s a big cuddler and loves a good game of tug. When he’s not chasing squirrels on walks, you can find him leaning into pets or learning new tricks–and he’s a quick learner! Astin still has a bit of puppy in him, so he’s looking for a family that can help him remain active and work on his training.

Does Astin sound like a good fit for your family? Learn more about him and all our adoptable animals at

Meet Wallace!

Wallace is an absolute sweetheart who puts his whole heart into everything he does – he plays hard, sleeps hard and loves hard. He loves to be on the go team, does great in the car and at the park, and is easily occupied for hours with super chews and bones. He has been friendly with adults and children, but he is still learning to contain his excitement when he greets new people. Did we mention how much he loves to play fetch?! HE LOVES IT!

He would do best with a family who is able get him the exercise he needs every day to work off all of his energy. Learn more about Wallace and how to adopt him by visiting

Meet Prosecco!

Sweet Prosecco might seem reserved at first, but she quickly warms up once she realizes you’re trustworthy. She’s quite affectionate and loves to be near her people. She will lovingly rest her chin on you or nudge your hand for attention. While she generally has a calm demeanor, she also has a playful side, often seen running and frolicking with her favorite toys. Prosecco’s idea of a perfect day includes leisurely strolls where she can explore and sniff to her heart’s content.

If you’re looking for a loving companion who will bring joy and warmth to your life, Prosecco is the girl for you. Learn more about Prosecco and all of the other animals who are available for adoption at the Humane Rescue Alliance by visiting

Meet Lunchbox!

Lunchbox is the epitome of happiness and boundless energy, and he’s ready to bring endless joy into your life. With a heart as big as his appetite for fun, Lunchbox is always eager to embark on adventures. At just 7 months old, we’d love to find him an active family that will help him continue to work on his basic manners and teach him new tricks.

If you’re seeking a furry friend to infuse your days with laughter and exuberance, look no further than Lunchbox, the ultimate happy-go-lucky companion. Learn more about Lunchbox and all of the other animals who are available for adoption at the Humane Rescue Alliance by visiting

Meet Ziba!

If you have an active lifestyle and want to add a canine companion into that mix, then 6-year-old Ziba is the girl for you! She is one of those dogs who follows the rule, “a tired dog is a happy dog!”

Ziba is such a good girl that she has become a favorite amongst volunteers at the Humane Rescue Alliance. Her nominator said, “Ziba is the perfect on-the-go partner. Whatever your pace is, she will match it and stay by your side!”

Ziba’s zest for life and unwavering loyalty make her an ideal companion for those who crave adventure, exercise and a furry friend to share it all with. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or someone just starting to explore an active lifestyle, Ziba is eager to adapt to your pace and be your sidekick.

Learn more about Ziba and all of the other animals who are available for adoption at the Humane Rescue Alliance by visiting

Meet Charlie!

This charming, 12-year-old sweetheart is on a quest to find the perfect retirement home where he can spend his golden years in comfort and happiness. This easy-going pup is all about gentle walks, soft beds, and finding a loving companion to share his golden years with. With his friendly demeanor and undeniable cuteness, Charlie is bound to steal your heart from day one.

Are you ready to open your heart and home to Charlie? He’s ready and waiting for someone as special as you to share his retirement years with. Learn more about Charlie and all of the other animals who are available for adoption at the Humane Rescue Alliance by visiting

Meet Remy!

This sweet, young pup is a true love bug. Remy is an energetic, affectionate guy who can’t get enough snuggles, belly rubs and kisses. He’s always curious and excited to explore and would love to find an active family that can help him continue to work on his basic manners and give him all the love he deserves. To learn more about Remy and all of the other animals who are available for adoption, visit

Meet Maui!

It was a dark and raining night and there sat Maui, shivering and defeated. But our team swooped in and brought her to the shelter to dry her off and keep her safe. This pretty girl needed time to recover, but today Maui stands strong, ready to embrace life’s joys and comforts. As her spirit renewed, Maui showed us her true personality – a blend of gentleness, curiosity and a touch of playful charm. She is lovely to take for walks and she seems to really enjoy the fresh air and sniffing about. Maui is a dear gal who needs love, stability and warm couches to cuddle on. Come meet Maui, and let her story touch your heart as it has touched ours.

As an added bonus, Maui’s adoption fee is waived through August 31. To learn more, visit

Meet Khan!

Imagine sharing your days with a faithful friend like Khan, who yearns for nothing more than to be by your side.

Khan is a calm and content senior boy who’s ready to steal your heart. He’s a charming pup who has an incredible track record with folks of all ages, from little tykes to adults, and he gracefully navigates any situation life throws his way.

Khan’s resume isn’t limited to his impeccable social skills – he’s a true canine socialite, having mingled effortlessly with other dogs at the shelter and cats in his foster home.

Come meet Khan and prepare to embark on a journey of love, laughter and unforgettable memories together. Learn more at

Meet Fuzz Aldrin!

Are you ready for a furry friend with as much energy as a rocket launch? Look no further than Fuzz Aldrin, who is here to bring adventure and excitement into your life.

Fuzz is more than just a fluffy face — he’s a bundle of affection waiting to shower you with love. Whether playing fun games or curling up on the couch for some quality lap time, Fuzz will be your go-to companion.

A true zoomie king, Fuzz is always up for a thrilling run. He’d thrive with a family who has an active lifestyle. Say goodbye to couch potato days — Fuzz will inspire you to embrace the great outdoors and make every day an adventure.

Ready to launch into a world of excitement and love? Blast off with Fuzz Aldrin today and learn more by visiting

Meet Son Son!

Son Son is looking for his BFF! Is it you? At three years old, Son Son loves to be the life of the party. He thrives on human attention and would be happiest in a home where he can be showered with love and affection. Being a terrier-type dog, Son Son is bursting with energy and joy that he’s eager to share. He’s proven to be a great companion and has forged fantastic relationships with the resident cat and dog in his foster home, happily sharing toys, treats and attention with them.

If you’re looking for a fun-loving and affectionate friend to brighten your days, Son Son is the perfect match for you! As an added bonus, the Humane Rescue Alliance is waiving adoption fees for all dogs through Aug. 13. To learn more, visit

Meet Ryder!

When you first meet Ryder, you can’t help but notice his white gloves that add an extra touch of elegance to his already handsome appearance. His remarkable ears stand tall and perked up, a clear sign that this good boy is always eager to listen to everything going on around him. But there’s so much more to this lovable pooch than meets the eye.

At just 2 years old, Ryder is in the prime of his life, ready to embark on new adventures and create lasting memories with his future family. Affectionate and loving, he’s a cuddler and enjoys showering his people with kisses. Ryder delights in carrying sticks around, as if he wants to bring a piece of the outdoors with him wherever he goes. His intelligence shines through as he already knows commands like “sit” and “shake.”

Playtime is one of Ryder’s favorite activities, and he becomes a bundle of excitement and energy when presented with a toy. He loves to engage in fun games, and when given the chance, he’ll happily keep himself entertained with his toys.

If you’re ready to open your heart to a loyal companion who will fill your life with love, laughter and endless cuddles, look no further than Ryder. To learn more, visit

Meet Judah!

This 1-year-old pup has already faced heartbreak in his short life, but he’s a resilient boy. Sadly, his owner passed away and when staff with the Humane Rescue Alliance came to rescue him, Judah greeted them with happy jumps and adorable face licks — showing just how grateful he was for the chance at a new beginning.

Despite the challenges he’s faced, Judah’s spirit remains unbroken. He has an amazing ability to get along with other dogs, proving he has a gentle and kind nature. In fact, he’s been nominated as a Volunteer Favorite thanks to his sweet temperament. The volunteer noted that Judah enjoys the simple pleasures in life — walking in fresh grass, chasing butterflies and using his curious nose to explore the world. But most of all, he cherishes cuddles and loves to be the center of attention.

With his wiggly and enthusiastic nature, Judah is all about spreading love and joy. He’s eagerly awaiting the chance to find a forever home that appreciates his affectionate and loving energy. If you’re looking for a loyal companion who will bring endless smiles and happiness into your life, Judah is the one for you! To learn more, visit

Meet Dominga!

Are you looking for a sweet and lively companion to brighten up your days? Look no further because Dominga is here to steal your heart! This adorable pup, who is nearly 3 years old, still possesses the playful energy of a puppy.

One thing you’ll quickly discover about Dominga is that she loves giving kisses. If you enjoy affectionate gestures, be prepared for an endless supply of love. Personal space is not a concept Dominga is familiar with, as she thrives on being close to her humans and showering them with affection.

Adventurous and always up for a ride, Dominga is the perfect road trip buddy. She eagerly jumps into the car, excited for the journey ahead. The wind blowing through her fur and the fresh air on her face make her tail wag even faster. She knows how to appreciate the simple pleasures in life!

Dominga’s boundless energy and affection make her a wonderful match for families with children aged 12 and up. She’ll play and run alongside them, always ready for a game of fetch or a run in the park. While Dominga adores the company of people, she prefers to be the only pet in the household.

Now is the perfect time for Dominga to find her forever home and blossom into the amazing companion she’s meant to be. If you’re ready to experience the joy and love this sweet girl has to offer, visit

Meet Virgo!

If you’re searching for a loving addition to your family, look no further than 8-year-old Virgo. Her friendly nature knows no bounds. She warmly greets everyone she meets, including fellow dogs and even children, whom she treats with utmost gentleness.

Virgo’s impeccable behavior is truly impressive. Rarely does she bark or jump, and she has never shown any inclination to chew on anything. Her foster parents said having her around has been an absolute delight, especially when entertaining guests.

Virgo’s sweet nature makes her an ideal companion for any family. All she needs is a day or two to adjust and truly blossom.

If you’re seeking a loyal and loving companion who embodies patience and adaptability, Virgo is the perfect match for you. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring this wonderful dog into your home and experience the joy she will undoubtedly bring to your life. Visit to learn more.

Meet Rocko!

Looking for a companion who will bring endless joy and love to your life? Look no further because Rocko, the social butterfly, is here to steal your heart! This social, 1-year old guy is an absolute stunner who charms everyone he meets. Rocko’s irresistible personality and friendly nature make him a favorite among our staff and volunteers.

At 91 pounds, Rocko is a big boy! But don’t let his size fool you — he is a well-mannered gentleman who walks beautifully on a leash. When left alone, he contently occupies himself with his toys, making him an ideal companion for both active adventures and quiet relaxation.

Rocko’s friendly and outgoing nature make him the perfect addition to any loving home. He has previously lived with children, adults and even a bird. He’s eagerly awaiting the moment when he can meet his new best friend — the person who will shower him with affection, play with him endlessly and offer him a place he can truly call his own.

If you’re ready to embark on a lifetime of happiness with a four-legged bundle of joy, don’t miss the opportunity to adopt Rocko! Visit to learn more.

Meet Captain Bubblegum!

Captain Bubblegum is a wiggly, happy boy. His enthusiasm is contagious, and he can’t wait to meet new people and furry friends. He’s eagerly waiting to capture your heart with his playful antics and endless love. Whether you’re looking for a cuddly snuggle buddy, an energetic running mate, or a loyal walking pal, Captain Bubblegum is ready to fill any role you have in mind. His heart brims with affection, and he can’t wait to share it with his new family!

Think Captain Bubblegum is your perfect match? Visit to learn more.

Meet Ricky!

Ricky is a goofball with legs and energy for days. He’s the source of much laughter as he runs without much coordination — his legs going in all different directions.

Like most hound dogs, he is eager for a purpose. Ricky is looking for a family that enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring the neighborhood and going on thrilling hikes where he can get his sniff on until his heart’s content.

Also like most hound dogs, he uses his big bark to say hello and when he’s excited — but don’t let that fool you; he’s also a big sweetheart who will cuddle up to you if you let him. He also does well with other dogs and has been observed doing well with children.

Come and meet Ricky today and discover the joys of having this beautiful and loyal hound by your side. To learn more about Ricky, visit

Meet Tintoretto!

If you’re looking for a fun, goofy, happy and beautiful dog who really needs some love and attention, Tintoretto is for you.

When you adopt Tintoretto, you’ll get a cuddle bug. He loves to be in his foster mom’s lap, loves to sleep next to her, loves giving kisses and genuinely adores all human attention. Tintoretto is a great dog for an apartment with someone working at home. He’s very happy to entertain himself for hours with squeaky toys, chews or bones.

Tintoretto is a smartie pants. He’s housetrained, already knows “sit,” is learning “wait,” and is eager to learn more commands. Tintoretto is a road trip and beach buddy. He loves the car and did great during a recent beach trip.

Tintoretto is a new best friend. He’ll love you unconditionally.

Tintoretto is one fantastic dog who is sure to make you fall madly in love with him. To learn more or set up a meet and greet, visit

Meet Carob!

Are you looking for the most playful, loving puppy? Look no further than Carob! While small in size (for now), he has the biggest personality. He is an energetic, happy pup who can’t get enough playtime and loves everyone he meets. Everyone adores Carob and we know you will too.

For more information or to set up a meet and greet, visit

Meet Diamond!

This affectionate 11-month-old is ready to bring happiness and adventure into your life. A true extrovert, Diamond craves the company of her favorite people and loves to meet new faces. Whether it’s a hike in the woods or snuggling up on your couch, she’ll always be your No. 1 girl!

Diamond is still young and is working hard on her manners, so she’s looking for a family without children. She enjoys playing with other pups and would thrive in a home with a dog who shares her outgoing and fun-loving nature.

If you’re searching for a devoted companion who’s full of energy and love, Diamond may be the gem for you! To learn more or to set up a meet and greet, visit

Meet Astra!

We can’t help but admire Astra’s stunning appearance, and she is well aware of her own allure. She has a history of charming everyone she meets with her affectionate personality.

Astra is looking for a loving family who enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring the neighborhood and going on thrilling hikes. As a scent hound, Astra finds pure joy in the world of smells and possesses remarkable endurance for long walks and hikes. With her independent nature, she is always up for an adventure and can even keep pace with runners.

Beneath her regal exterior, Astra is incredibly sweet, good-natured and well-behaved. Given her mellow and reserved temperament, a home with children aged 12 or older (or no kids) would be the best fit for her.

Astra is eagerly waiting to meet her new family. Come and meet her today and discover the joy of having this beautiful and intelligent hound by your side. Learn more at

Meet Lola!

This one-year-old girl will wiggle her way into your heart with her adorable tall ears and love of cuddles! Lola’s love language is touch, and she will happily offer you her paw in exchange for more pets. She’s very treat-motivated and will impress you with her ability to learn new tricks quickly.

Lola enjoys the company of other playful pups and has lived with dogs, cats and children of all ages before. She’s looking for a home where she can receive all the affection her heart desires, and she would like to accompany her new family on long walks where she can take in all the sniffs.

If you’re looking for an adventurous and snuggly companion, Lola may just be the pup for you! To learn more or to set up a meet and greet, visit

Meet Bobo!

Bobo is a big, lovable dog who thinks your lap is the perfect spot for a cuddle and a nap. He loves nothing more than curling up with his person and enjoying quality time together. Bobo is a social butterfly and super player, always greeting other dogs with playful energy and enthusiasm.

Bobo also has a huge appetite for treats and squeaky toys — he just can’t get enough! When he’s not busy playing, Bobo loves going for walks and exploring the great outdoors.

Bobo is a very smart dog and is already familiar with basic commands like “sit,” “down,” “paw” and “stay.” He would do well in a home where his family is dedicated to continuing his training.

Bobo is an affectionate dog who has lots of love to give. He’s ready to be part of your family and become your loyal companion.

If you’re interested in meeting Bobo, visit

Meet Emmy!

Emmy is as sweet as they come. A true “people-dog,” she wants to be with you all the time. She loves her walks around the neighborhood and would make a great jogging or hiking partner. She is learning her basic commands quickly and is a very polite, calm, and easy to handle dog.

While Emmy doesn’t live with any animals in her foster home, she greets other dogs on walks briefly and then is ready to keep walking. She does live with two kids (ages 6 and 10) and everyone gets along great. Emmy’s special smile is actually a cleft palate; this comes with zero medical issues, just a permanent cheesy grin, for the happiest lovebug!

For more information, or to setup a meet and greet with Emmy, visit

Meet Molly!

Molly is astonishingly sweet, loving and desperate to be loved equally. The first time her foster parent took her for a walk, someone passing her on the street looked at her and spontaneously exclaimed, “It’s the baby!” And she is the baby, even though she isn’t quite a puppy anymore.

You’ll see it in the way that she thrills at each new experience and turns her simultaneously lanky and solid body with a goofy balletic pounce. She is eager to play with other dogs but seemingly happiest when sleeping near someone who can pause to pet her occasionally.

She is delighted by stairways and, for reasons still her own, ever so slightly frightened of elevators.

For more information, visit

Meet Franco!

Franco is a sweet puppy with lots of love to give. When he isn’t playing fetch with his squeaky toys, he’s giving the best cuddles.

Franco loves being around people and wants to say hi to everyone he meets. He gets along well with other dogs and has done well with the children he has met. Meet, adopt, and go home with Franco, you will not regret it. For more information, visit

Meet Scramp!

Scramp is a young 50-pound bundle of energy and joy. He was found as a stray, and he was so friendly from day one. Scramp has an adorable, wiggly body and he loves to jump and play chase with people. He is eager to be engaged and busy, that’s why he would do best in a home where he can be active.

Scramp won’t settle for a title of “good dog,” he wants to be the “best dog.” He even became a Volunteer Favorite and they shared, “Look at Scramp’s smiling face! When he looks into your eyes he gives you a boost of the feel-goods!”

Scramp is a true people dog, he can be quite fussy and selective around other dogs, (and he likes to chase the felines!) so he needs to be a solo pet but he’s all you need!

If you are looking for a best friend, who will gladly go with you on all the hike in the world, Scramp might be perfect for you! To learn more or to set up a meet and greet, visit

Meet Pluto!

Pluto is a 49-pound planet of sweetness and wisdom. He was in rough shape when a few kindhearted construction workers found him earlier this year and called the Humane Rescue Alliance to take him in. Our medical team took great care of him, and now he’s ready to find his new home.

Pluto is the total package; smart, well mannered, and an absolute sweetheart. He loves strolls around the neighborhood followed by long naps, cuddles, and all the treats. He also enjoys playing with the neighbor dog (his new BFF), so he could be very happy in a home with a canine sibling. He even likes cats, too!

Because he’s had hip surgery, Pluto isn’t the biggest fan of staircases, but he also doesn’t jump on any furniture. He’s a VERY good boy who is house and crate-trained and never barks.

If you’re looking for a loyal, well-behaved, and loving companion, Pluto might be the perfect fit for you! To learn more or to set up a meet and greet, visit

Meet Matty!

Matty has a need for speed and can give anyone a run for their money with his super zoomies —it’s hilarious to watch! With his love for running and playing, Matty must have been a racer in a previous life. He is also great with other dogs, always ready to run and play with any dog who wants to join in on the fun. Despite his playful nature, Matty is also a total snuggler who enjoys cuddling up for scratches and back rubs. He is a smart boy who has already mastered the commands “sit” and “down,” and would be eager to learn more in his new home.

This good boy is ready to be adopted by a loving, attentive family that will treat him like he’s a major part of their pack. He would do best in a home where he can continue to explore, play and snuggle with his people. If you’re looking for a dog who is handsome, smart, and just wants love, then Matty is the perfect fit for you. Learn more at

Meet Trout, the catch of the day!

Trout is a goofy, cuddly and gentle pup who loves nothing more than playing with his toys, running around with his furry friends, and snuggling up with his foster parents.

Trout is a playful, wiggly and smart guy who has mastered the commands “sit” and “down” in just a few hours. He’s also a big fan of his crate and happily sleeps in it through the night with his favorite toys. His foster parents say that Trout is such a good boy and that anyone would be lucky to have him.

Trout’s friendly personality has made him many new friends, both human and canine, and he brings joy to everyone around him. His antics are sure to make you laugh, and his affectionate nature will warm your heart. If you’re looking for a loyal and loving companion, Trout is the perfect match for you.

Come meet this wonderful boy today and give him the home he deserves! Visit to learn more.

Meet Calabaza!

Calabaza was found tied to a fence, sad and alone. But since he came into the Humane Rescue Alliance’s care, his tail has hardly stopped wagging, and he has blossomed into one of the friendliest, goofiest, most grateful dogs you will ever met.

In his foster home, he gets zoomies a dozen times per day for the simplest pleasures: toys, treats, fresh water, car rides, his leash and even laser pointers. He is thrilled to have another shot at life and wakes up each day excited to see what the world has in store for him. And once he’s done, he’s ready to crawl in your lap and fall asleep with his head on your shoulder.

Baz is an energetic, athletic, and spunky dog. He would do well in a home where he can enjoy an active lifestyle, and would make a great dog for runners, hikers, or any outdoor enthusiast. He’s smart, too. Baz has learned to respond to his name, is crate-trained, and can sit, stay, give paw and lie down. In public, Baz is an extremely friendly dog. Every new person he meets is greeted by a thumping tail, tippy-tappies and kisses.

Think Calabaza is the pup for you? To learn more about how to set up a meet, visit

Meet Rain!

Rain has a heart of gold and the temperament to match. This sweet girl was rescued as a thin and hungry stray, and despite efforts to locate any previous owner, she was never claimed. But that’s all in the past now, as Rain is looking forward to a bright future with you.

She’s an active dog who loves running, exploring the outdoors and sniffing around. Rain is a true sweetheart who craves attention and loves to snuggle. Her kind and gentle nature make her a hit with everyone, including other dogs; after a quick introduction, Rain is ready to play and have fun! Don’t miss out on the chance to give Rain the love she deserves. Come adopt her today!

If you think Rain is the dog for you, visit

Meet Leo!

If you’re seeking a jogging and snuggle buddy in one, then your search is over. Leo is the dog for you. He has quite the fan club here at HRA, as all of our volunteers are smitten with him.

Leo is also dog friendly. He really enjoys their company, and would likely thrive in a home with another dog for guidance, fun and games. Leo has also been introduced to cats, and with proper introductions, he may do well in a home with one. Something else he loves to do is snuggle up with his people. Leo has A+ couch potato skills.

As an added bonus, Leo’s adoption fee is 14% off through Valentine’s Day. Visit to learn more.

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!

Visit to learn more.

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!

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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.

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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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