Where are they now? 2016’s Pets of the Week

Martha May is a hound/shepherd mix. (Courtesy WARL)
Martha May  Martha May was WTOP’s first 2016 Pet of the Week pet. The 1-year-old hound/shepherd mix was adopted and is now living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy WARL)
Ladybird The calm and friendly Ladybird, likely a Dachshund and Basset hound, is living with her new family in Baltimore. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Lindy is a 3-year-old hound mix available for adoption at the Washington Animal Rescue League. (Courtesy WARL)
Lindy Lindy’s beautiful black-and-tan coat and friendly demeanor won over a house full of human companions and cats in Silver Spring, Maryland. When Lindy is not de-stuffing her toys, she enjoys sleeping on a blanket on the couch. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy WARL)
Busy Lizzie  This 4-year-old tabby cat is living with her new family in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy WARL)
Are you looking for a sweet, loving, loyal canine companion? If so, then look no further than Juliet. (Courtesy WARL)
Juliet  Juliet stepped into the Glass Enclosed Nerve Center in late January after traveling to the Humane Rescue Alliance from a shelter in rural Virginia. After her debut, the calm and quiet hound mix was adopted and is now living with her new family in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (ourtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Thoreau  This affectionate black-and-white feline was adopted by an owner living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (WARL)
Turkey Eight-year-old Turkey was adopted and is now living in Brookeville, Maryland. He’s a Labrador/shepherd mix, who came to the Humane Rescue Alliance because his former family had to move and couldn’t take him with them. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (WARL)
Corazon is a beautiful black-and-white cat who gazes at the world through mesmerizing, slightly crossed, green-gold eyes. This lovely 5-year-old girl arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League from an overcrowded partner shelter and is now hoping to spend Valentine’s Day—and the rest of her life—with that special someone. Could that be you? If you’re looking for a quiet, gentle feline who prefers observing life to being in the middle of the action, you just might be. Stop by the Washington Animal Rescue League to meet Corazon and find out. (Washington Animal Rescue League)
Corazon Corazon is a beautiful black-and-white cat with green and gold eyes. She’s now sharing her life with an adoring adult companion in Columbia, Maryland, and goes by the name Kaju, which means “cashew” in Hindi. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Animal Rescue League)
Merry  Merry, an American bulldog mix, was scooped up by some humans living in Chantilly, Virginia, shortly after her Pet of the Week premiere. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy WARL)
Pet of the Week: Tulip

Feb. 16: Tip toe through the tulips? Well this is just what Tulip would like to do with you!  Meet this sweet three  year-old hound mix with a pretty light tan coat and nice disposition.   She is a friendly, energetic gal who loves to take walks and smell all that the world has to offer.  Tulip would prefer to skip the dog parks, as she is a bit dog selective.  However she could live with calm, older dogs. 
Come out to the Washington Animal Rescue League to meet Tulip, this week’s Pet of the Week.  She can’t wait to meet you! (Washington Animal Rescue League)
Tulip The sweet and energetic hound mix, Tulip, was adopted and is now living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Animal Rescue League)
Juan “Juan loves having his head and neck scratched and will lean in to help you access just the right spot.” – We hope this 4-year-old boy is getting lots of snuggles and scratches with his new family in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy WARL)
Grizz is quite the handsome hunk! This 2-year-old chocolate Lab mix is a big boy with a heart to match. He’s friendly and exuberant, and has a wonderful free spirit attitude. Grizz loves to play and when he’s had enough will look for a lap to sit in. (Nobody told him he isn’t really a lap dog.)  He also likes other dogs, although his size, strength, and rough play style can be a bit much for some. Grizz is looking for adopters who believe that you can never have enough dog. In return, he’ll give a lifetime of love, loyalty, and fun! Stop by the Washington Animal Rescue League and meet Grizz soon.
Grizz Grizz, a chocolate Lab mix whose heart is as big as his build, is now living with a new family in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy WARL)
Cabbage is a darling 10-year-old male Chihuahua mix. (Courtesy WARL)
Cabbage Cabbage now goes by the name M & M and loves his life in the suburbs of Burke, Virginia. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)    
Nosey the cat is the Pet of the Week for the week of Monday, March 7, 2016. (The Washington Animal Rescue League)
Nosey  Nosey the cat is now living in Chevy Chase, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (The Washington Animal Rescue League)
Lucerna is the Pet of the Week for the week of Monday, March 7, 2016. (The Washington Animal Rescue League)
Lucerna This darling girl’s name has been shortened to “Lucy.” She lives in Hyattsville, Maryland, with her new family and enjoys regular trips to the dog park. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (The Washington Animal Rescue League)
Mariola is a darling two-year-old tabby with pretty white paws who ended up at the shelter when her person became ill. Not surprisingly, this sweet girl is a bit confused and intimidated by shelter life. She takes a little time to get up the courage to engage with new people but once she feels comfortable, she is oh so sweet! She loves having her neck scratched and will purr loudly to encourage more. All Mariola wants is someone to love and be loved by her. Could that be you? Stop by the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League shelter at 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC, to meet Mariola and find out.
Mariola A 2-year-old tabby with pretty, white paws, Mariola was adopted and is living in Silver Spring, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
At first glance, Walnut looks like an oversized stuffed animal; perhaps a Teddy bear come to life. In reality, this handsome boy is a 1.5-year-old Chow mix who can’t wait for a forever home of his own! Walnut is pretty much the perfect dog: friendly with people and dogs, playful, and very affectionate. He’ll happily share his toys with you and then dive into your lap for some snuggling. He’s looking for a human companion who will love him, take him for walks…and brush his coat regularly. (Let’s face it, that gorgeous coat, like a great hairstyle, doesn’t just maintain itself.) If you’re looking for a great dog to share your life, stop by the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League shelter at 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, and meet Walnut today! (Courtesy WARL)
Walnut  This adorable Chow mix now calls Takoma Park, Maryland, home. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Valentino is a handsome, three-year-old grey tabby who may—or may not—have Feline leukemia (FeLV).  Huh? 
Basically, he has tested positive for the virus on one test (meaning it’s still in his blood stream) and negative on the other, which means the virus has not won the fight. Some cats like Valentino eventually beat the virus while others don’t. 
Currently, Valentino acts healthy and happy, if a bit bored by his seclusion in his Kitty City tower condo. He’s a smart, fun-loving boy who is finding unique ways to entertain himself, including playing with his water bowl. But what we really wants is a loving home in which to explore, either as an only cat or with other friendly FeLV-positive felines. Could that be yours?  Stop by the Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League shelter at 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, to meet this very special boy and find out. (Courtesy WARL)
Valentino Valentino now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he enjoys exploring and sitting on his human companion’s lap. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Kara is a gorgeous brown-and-grey tabby cat who arrived at the Oglethorpe facility of the Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League from an overcrowded partner shelter. This lovely girl is quiet and curious and would love a new home to explore. (She’s already discovered the joys of a comfy bed all her own!) Although five years is young for a cat, it still qualifies Kara for the Boomers’ Buddies program, which means her adoption fee will be waived for anyone over 50.  Stop by the shelter and meet Kara soon!  (Courtesy WARL)
Kara Kara is a gorgeous — and curious — brown-and-grey tabby cat who was adopted and lives in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy WARL)
Pet of the Week: Dogwood

Meet Dogwood, a sweet six-year-old Lab mix who yearns for a home of his own. Just one look into this sweet boy’s eyes will show how desperately he wants to be loved, but, sadly, he’s not sure whether it’ll happen. Dogwood is looking for that special someone who will be patient and gentle with him and will help build his self-confidence so he can truly enjoy all that life has to offer. Could that be you? Stop by the Oglethorpe Street NW shelter of the Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League to meet this deserving boy and find out. And if you’re over 50, his adoption fee will be waived as part of our Boomers’ Buddies program! (Courtesy WARL)
Dogwood Dogwood was adopted. This handsome retriever is loving life with his family in Riva, Maryland, where he now goes by the name Felix. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy WARL)
Bebe is a playful girl who enjoys toys and, unlike some cats, she can get along with friendly dogs. She is one of the many cats at the Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League. (Courtesy WARL)
Bebe Bebe, a mature and affectionate cat, has found her forever home in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy WARL)
 Elizabeth  One glance at this German shepherd mix, and it’s easy to understand why she was adopted. Elizabeth’s new home is in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
 George may be a Bernese mountain dog mix, although only his mother knows for sure. (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
George George was adopted and now lives in Alexandria, Virginia. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
Mistletoe It’s safe to say Mistletoe’s 2016 Christmas was merry and bright. After his April Pet of the Week debut, the 3-year-old calico was adopted and is living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
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River I mean, those ears. River was adopted by a family living in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
Brooke From the shelter to Silver Spring. Brooke found a new home in Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Macaw  When Macaw came to WTOP for his few minutes of on-air fame, he was described as “a silly, short-legged, wiggle-butt of a dog who greets visitors with some impressive rear-end action.” Now his new family in Bowie, Maryland, gets to enjoy all of those tail wags! (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Animal Rescue League)
Nisha WTOP’s May 9 Pet of the Week was adopted and is living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) ((Photo courtesy Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League) )
Charlie Brown  Like the Peanuts character for which he’s named, this beagle mix is sweet, uncomplicated and accepting of what life has to offer. Simply put, he’s a good boy. And now this good boy is living with his new family in Hyattsville, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
Lizzo  Last May, Lizzo was feeling a bit lost at the shelter. Now, he has a new home in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) ((Photo courtesy Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League))
Houston  Houston found a home close by. He is living with his new owners in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) ((Photo courtesy Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League) )
Tequila Tequila was adopted and is living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Van Winkle Van Winkle was adopted and is now living in Gaithersburg, Maryland. His adorable face is also on the Humane Rescue Alliance holiday card! (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
Diva Diva was adopted and is living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)   (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Gong The miniature poodle mix with opaque eyes is now living with her adopters in Frederick, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)   (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Diamond  After visiting the newsroom, Diamond was transferred to a partner rescue organization. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Mr. Wilson Mr. Wilson was adopted and is living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) ((Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League))
Meet Rocko, a handsome, happy-go-lucky, pit bull terrier mix. (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
Rocko Rocko, a handsome, happy-go-lucky, pit bull terrier mix, is in his new home in Silver Spring, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
 Valentina  This quiet and shy Tortie was adopted and is living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Bailey  Bailey, an Australian Shepherd mix, was adopted and is living with his new family in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Cookie Monster is this week's Pet of the Week. (Courtesy Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
Cookie Monster  At the time she was featured on Pet of the Week, Cookie Monster was a little bummed that she wasn’t living in a home. Now, that is no longer the case! Cookie Monster was adopted and is living with her new family in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
 Gump — and Bubba!  Bubba and his brother, Gump, are 4 years old and everything French mastiffs should be: big, handsome and wrinkly. The two brothers were adopted by a father and his adult son. Bubba lives in Rockville, Maryland, and Gump lives in Kensington, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
This 1-year-old dog has the low-slung body of a corgi or Basset hound, the wrinkled skin of a Shar Pei and a face all his own. (Courtesy Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
Rhino  Rhino was adopted and lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Haiti is this week's Pet of the Week. (Courtesy Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
Haiti Haiti follows her nose wherever she goes … and it led her all the way to her new family in Silver Spring, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Beatrix Beatrix, a blue-grey cat with breathtaking green-gold eyes, was transferred to the 4Paws Rescue Team. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Eve is a bit timid — who can blame her — but very, very sweet!
Eve When this 4-month-old was WTOP’s featured pet, she was previously abused and had infected ears. Now, she has a new home and a new family in Accokeek, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) ((Courtesy Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League))
Be Mine  Be Mine belongs to someone new. She was adopted and is now living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Mystique is low-key and is great on a leash, and she is this week's Pet of the Week. (Courtesy Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League)
Mystique  Mystique was adopted and is now living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) ((Courtesy Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League))
Wolverine Wolverine was adopted and is living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Marzipan  This gentle Lab mix lived with the same family her whole life, but ended up at the Humane Rescue Alliance when they could no longer care for her. Now, she has a new home and a new family in Sterling, Virginia. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League )
 Denver Denver was adopted and is now living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Rick and Sia Both cats were adopted. Rick is living in D.C. and Sia is living in Baltimore. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Taz  This handsome tabby was originally brought to the Humane Rescue Alliance as a tiny, unweaned kitten after being discovered hungry and dehydrated inside the wall of a vacant apartment. After being a WTOP Pet of the Week, he was adopted. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Romeo   This handsome Lab mix was transferred to the Fredericksburg, Virginia, SPCA. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
 June June is a beautiful tortoiseshell cat named for the month she arrived at the Humane Rescue Alliance. Now, she’s living in a new home in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Honey  Honey, a dog who is as sweet as her name, was adopted and is living in Potomac, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)   (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
 Chunky Monkey You might not expect a cat named Chunky Monkey to be devastatingly handsome, but this boy is that and more. Perhaps that’s why he was adopted so quickly. Now, he’s living with his new family in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Buzz Lightyear It seems as if someone came to Buzz Lightyear’s rescue this time around. The 1-year-old pup was adopted and is living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Firecracker This 3-year-old domestic shorthair cat was adopted and is living in Silver Spring, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
 Reese  When Reese pranced into WTOP, he was only 4 months old. Now, he’s fully celebrating puppy life with his new family in Bowie, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Pixie  Pixie was adopted and is now living in Hyattsville, Maryland. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)   (Washington Humane Society)
M&M The news is as sweet as the candy: M&M was adopted and is living with her new family in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
 Virgil  Virgil was adopted and is living in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)   (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Blanco Blanco, a purebred American bulldog, was adopted and is living in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League )
Lambo  This outgoing 4-year-old cat was adopted. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Champ  Champ, an American bulldog mix, came to the Humane Rescue Alliance because his previous owner moved and could no longer take care of him. But he found another home! He was adopted and is living with his new companions in D.C. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) ((Photo Courtesy the Humane Rescue Alliance))
Teeny  Recently, Teeny had a big move — all the way to Alexandria, Virginia, where he lives with his new family. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Photo Courtesy the Humane Rescue Alliance)
 Cassie  This sweet beagle is currently living in a “foster to adopt” home. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Kyle Kyle is a 3-year-old Labrador mix who has a new home for the new year! He was adopted and is living in Springfield, Virginia. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue League)
Lissa UPDATE 12/28/2016: Lissa has been adopted! Lissa came to the Humane Rescue Alliance after being transferred from another shelter, and she is still waiting for her forever home. At just over 1 year old, this big girl has lots of energy and loves to play!  She’s very intelligent, knows some tricks and loves her toys — especially when a game of fetch is involved. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Yes, it’s a unique name and she’s a unique dog!  Blend, a Presa Canario mix (sometimes called a Canary Mastiff) was brought to the Humane Rescue Alliance by her owner due to a family member developing an allergy to her.   She has a beautiful brindle coat on her large frame.   At seven years old, Blend is middle-aged and is definitely a little laid back, but does have her occasional burst of energy.  She would prefer to be the only child as she loves to just lounge all day with her humans and have all the attention. Please come by our New York Avenue Adoption Center to meet Blend, this week’s Pet of the Week!
Blend  UPDATE 12/30: Blend has been adopted! A Presa Canario mix (sometimes called a Canary Mastiff), Blend was brought to the Humane Rescue Alliance by her owner due to a family member developing an allergy to her. She is still waiting for her forever home. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (humane rescue league)
Redbud  UPDATE 12/30: Redbud is no longer available, due to medical reasons. Redbud is a 5-year-old lab mix and one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. After delivering a litter of puppies, she is now in need of someone to look after her. She is still looking for her forever home. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Rocket  UPDATE 12/30: Rocket is being transferred to a rescue organization. This charming 2-year-old Shiba Inu is still looking for a human companion. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) ((Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance))
 Paul  UPDATE 12/30: Paul was adopted. The last pet of 2016, Paul, a handsome hound mix, is searching for a loving home. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Humane Rescue Alliance )
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Martha May is a hound/shepherd mix. (Courtesy WARL)
Lindy is a 3-year-old hound mix available for adoption at the Washington Animal Rescue League. (Courtesy WARL)
Are you looking for a sweet, loving, loyal canine companion? If so, then look no further than Juliet. (Courtesy WARL)
Corazon is a beautiful black-and-white cat who gazes at the world through mesmerizing, slightly crossed, green-gold eyes. This lovely 5-year-old girl arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League from an overcrowded partner shelter and is now hoping to spend Valentine’s Day—and the rest of her life—with that special someone. Could that be you? If you’re looking for a quiet, gentle feline who prefers observing life to being in the middle of the action, you just might be. Stop by the Washington Animal Rescue League to meet Corazon and find out. (Washington Animal Rescue League)
Pet of the Week: Tulip

Feb. 16: Tip toe through the tulips? Well this is just what Tulip would like to do with you!  Meet this sweet three  year-old hound mix with a pretty light tan coat and nice disposition.   She is a friendly, energetic gal who loves to take walks and smell all that the world has to offer.  Tulip would prefer to skip the dog parks, as she is a bit dog selective.  However she could live with calm, older dogs. 
Come out to the Washington Animal Rescue League to meet Tulip, this week’s Pet of the Week.  She can’t wait to meet you! (Washington Animal Rescue League)
Grizz is quite the handsome hunk! This 2-year-old chocolate Lab mix is a big boy with a heart to match. He’s friendly and exuberant, and has a wonderful free spirit attitude. Grizz loves to play and when he’s had enough will look for a lap to sit in. (Nobody told him he isn’t really a lap dog.)  He also likes other dogs, although his size, strength, and rough play style can be a bit much for some. Grizz is looking for adopters who believe that you can never have enough dog. In return, he’ll give a lifetime of love, loyalty, and fun! Stop by the Washington Animal Rescue League and meet Grizz soon.
Cabbage is a darling 10-year-old male Chihuahua mix. (Courtesy WARL)
Nosey the cat is the Pet of the Week for the week of Monday, March 7, 2016. (The Washington Animal Rescue League)
Lucerna is the Pet of the Week for the week of Monday, March 7, 2016. (The Washington Animal Rescue League)
Mariola is a darling two-year-old tabby with pretty white paws who ended up at the shelter when her person became ill. Not surprisingly, this sweet girl is a bit confused and intimidated by shelter life. She takes a little time to get up the courage to engage with new people but once she feels comfortable, she is oh so sweet! She loves having her neck scratched and will purr loudly to encourage more. All Mariola wants is someone to love and be loved by her. Could that be you? Stop by the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League shelter at 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC, to meet Mariola and find out.
At first glance, Walnut looks like an oversized stuffed animal; perhaps a Teddy bear come to life. In reality, this handsome boy is a 1.5-year-old Chow mix who can’t wait for a forever home of his own! Walnut is pretty much the perfect dog: friendly with people and dogs, playful, and very affectionate. He’ll happily share his toys with you and then dive into your lap for some snuggling. He’s looking for a human companion who will love him, take him for walks…and brush his coat regularly. (Let’s face it, that gorgeous coat, like a great hairstyle, doesn’t just maintain itself.) If you’re looking for a great dog to share your life, stop by the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League shelter at 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, and meet Walnut today! (Courtesy WARL)
Valentino is a handsome, three-year-old grey tabby who may—or may not—have Feline leukemia (FeLV).  Huh? 
Basically, he has tested positive for the virus on one test (meaning it’s still in his blood stream) and negative on the other, which means the virus has not won the fight. Some cats like Valentino eventually beat the virus while others don’t. 
Currently, Valentino acts healthy and happy, if a bit bored by his seclusion in his Kitty City tower condo. He’s a smart, fun-loving boy who is finding unique ways to entertain himself, including playing with his water bowl. But what we really wants is a loving home in which to explore, either as an only cat or with other friendly FeLV-positive felines. Could that be yours?  Stop by the Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League shelter at 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, to meet this very special boy and find out. (Courtesy WARL)
Kara is a gorgeous brown-and-grey tabby cat who arrived at the Oglethorpe facility of the Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League from an overcrowded partner shelter. This lovely girl is quiet and curious and would love a new home to explore. (She’s already discovered the joys of a comfy bed all her own!) Although five years is young for a cat, it still qualifies Kara for the Boomers’ Buddies program, which means her adoption fee will be waived for anyone over 50.  Stop by the shelter and meet Kara soon!  (Courtesy WARL)
Pet of the Week: Dogwood

Meet Dogwood, a sweet six-year-old Lab mix who yearns for a home of his own. Just one look into this sweet boy’s eyes will show how desperately he wants to be loved, but, sadly, he’s not sure whether it’ll happen. Dogwood is looking for that special someone who will be patient and gentle with him and will help build his self-confidence so he can truly enjoy all that life has to offer. Could that be you? Stop by the Oglethorpe Street NW shelter of the Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League to meet this deserving boy and find out. And if you’re over 50, his adoption fee will be waived as part of our Boomers’ Buddies program! (Courtesy WARL)
Bebe is a playful girl who enjoys toys and, unlike some cats, she can get along with friendly dogs. She is one of the many cats at the Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League. (Courtesy WARL)
 George may be a Bernese mountain dog mix, although only his mother knows for sure. (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
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Meet Rocko, a handsome, happy-go-lucky, pit bull terrier mix. (Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
Cookie Monster is this week's Pet of the Week. (Courtesy Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
This 1-year-old dog has the low-slung body of a corgi or Basset hound, the wrinkled skin of a Shar Pei and a face all his own. (Courtesy Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
Haiti is this week's Pet of the Week. (Courtesy Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League)
Eve is a bit timid — who can blame her — but very, very sweet!
Mystique is low-key and is great on a leash, and she is this week's Pet of the Week. (Courtesy Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League)
Yes, it’s a unique name and she’s a unique dog!  Blend, a Presa Canario mix (sometimes called a Canary Mastiff) was brought to the Humane Rescue Alliance by her owner due to a family member developing an allergy to her.   She has a beautiful brindle coat on her large frame.   At seven years old, Blend is middle-aged and is definitely a little laid back, but does have her occasional burst of energy.  She would prefer to be the only child as she loves to just lounge all day with her humans and have all the attention. Please come by our New York Avenue Adoption Center to meet Blend, this week’s Pet of the Week!

WASHINGTON — It was another great year for WTOP’s Pet of the Week segment.

In 2016, more than 70 pets — both cats and dogs — from the Humane Rescue Alliance were featured on-air and online, in hopes to find a forever home.

Here’s a look back on our featured four-legged friends and where they are now. Some are still available for adoption.

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