Pet of the Week: 2024 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 2023.

Meet Skye! There are just a few things you need to know about 5-year-old Skye:

1. She’s great with adults AND children and would make a wonderful family dog.

2. She LOVES snuggling and giving kisses.

3. Her coat is soft like velvet.

4. She has a lot of pep in her step! If you’re looking for a walking or running partner, she’s your girl.

To meet, greet and go home with Skye, visit

Meet OG!

If you like cuddling with dogs, then OG is the guy for you. All he wants in life is to curl up in your lap (his size doesn’t matter – he will find a way!). His foster parent says he’s also a polite houseguest and good at apartment living.  At 1 years old, he still has some puppy energy, but he’s quickly learned basic commands like “sit and “stay,” and he’s already crate and house trained. We’d love to help him find a new home where he can enjoy all his favorite things: walks, scratches behind his ears, treats, and snuggles on the couch. Is OG the loyal companion you’ve been looking for? To learn more, visit

Meet Acorn!

Everyone can’t stop raving about what a sweetheart Acorn is. Despite being really underweight when we found him outside alone on a cold day, Acorn is sweet, loving, and resilient. He’s now adjusting well in a foster home with a canine friend, where he’s showing off his smarts by mastering the house rules. Acorn is a good boy who knows “sit,” walks nicely on a leash, plays independently with toys, and sleeps soundly in a crate. He’s a medium-energy dog who’d be a great walking partner for you.

If you’re seeking a dog with a heart of gold who loves to cuddle and give kisses, you’re going to want to meet Acorn! To learn more, visit

Meet Wade!

Wade has an adorable face and he really wants a lap to put it in. He’s a big-hearted dog who is happiest when around people. Wade is young and he has bursts of energy, so he loves walks and playtime to burn it off. He loves short play breaks during the day to chase a ball outside and flop around in the grass.

Wade is eager to please, adores attention, and is a treat enthusiast, making training a breeze – this smart boy already knows “sit,” “stay” and “come.”

Wade would do well with a lot of continued mental and physical enrichment and training. Ready to welcome Wade into your home? Learn more at

Meet Wiz!

He’s a lively and wonderful senior pup who enjoys spending his time playing with tennis balls, napping and getting belly rubs from his foster family. At 9 years old, Wiz is well past his puppy days, but still energetic and playful. Wiz would prefer to live out his golden years in a quiet home with no children or other pets.

To learn more about Wiz, visit

Meet Luna!

Luna is a snuggle enthusiast who can turn any ordinary day into a cozy cuddle fest. When it comes to playtime, she is over the moon for squeaky toys and loves to play fetch. Luna also has great manners. She walks well on a leash and greets other dogs and people with curiosity (and without jumping!). Her foster mom says Luna is “a lot of fun, very sweet and a joy to be around. She’ll make someone very happy!”

Want to kick off the new year with a new best friend? Come meet Luna today! Visit to learn more.

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