Reston Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Mow, Mimi, Simba & More

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Do you want to add to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home throughout Virginia — and many of them are located near you. In the search for your new fur child, consider starting at a local adoption center like Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, where Finneus the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren't sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you're a cat person, meet Mow, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Mow

  • Name: Mow

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

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Mimi

  • Name: Mimi

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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Simba

  • Name: Simba

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

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Nala

  • Name: Nala

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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Finneus

  • Name: Finneus

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

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Chicken Noodle

  • Name: Chicken Noodle

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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Avril

  • Name: Avril

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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Fardid

  • Name: Fardid

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

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Vanya

  • Name: Vanya

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: The Cats At Longstreet, Sterling, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Vanya is a perfect little princess. She's very sweet and loves to snuggle. She gets so excited about pets and..." Learn more

Luther

  • Name: Luther

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: The Cats At Longstreet, Sterling, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Luther is a small dude with a big, big personality. Luther isn't afraid of my crazy loud 3-year old little..." Learn more

Panda

  • Name: Panda

  • Species: Ferret

  • Location: Nirvana Ridge Ferret Rescue, Brandy Station, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Ferret

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Panda is energetic and playful. She can be very sweet once she gets familiar with her humans. She will need..." Learn more

Colton YB Slider

  • Name: Colton YB Slider

  • Species: Turtle

  • Location: Mid Atlantic Turtle And Tortoise Society, Baltimore, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Turtle

  • Description: "Please READ MY DESCRIPTION completely. Many of your questions will be answered below.I'm a male yellowbellied slider, an aquatic..." Learn more

Callista

  • Name: Callista

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Dewey Animals Inc, P.O. Box 245, Centreville, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Calico Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Born in September, Callista is a confident girl, very active and playful and fun." Learn more

Kitten: Nutcracker

  • Name: Kitten: Nutcracker

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Safe Haven And Adoptions Inc, Elkridge, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "The N litter was rescued off the streets where they were born feral. The family near by helped feed them,..." Learn more

Bugsy

  • Name: Bugsy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rappcats, 714 Zachary Taylor Highway, Flint Hill, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Bugsy has a male name, but is a girl! She is a sleek coated beauty with clear eyes and an..." Learn more

Mr. Slinky

  • Name: Mr. Slinky

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Siamese

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Donny & Marie

  • Name: Donny & Marie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rock Creek Cats, Kensington, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "We were rescued from the grounds of a house that is being demolished. Now we're safely indoors, where we enjoy..." Learn more

Rocky

  • Name: Rocky

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Redbone Coonhound

  • Description: "If you are interested in adopting Rocky, please email karuppec@gmx.netRocky is a very sweet, beautiful, loving hound who can..." Learn more

Spicy

  • Name: Spicy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed

  • Description: "If you are interested in adopting Spicy, please email meganniewold@gmail.comDo you scroll past the puppies and yearn for a..." Learn more

CB

  • Name: CB

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua

  • Description: "If you are interested in adopting CB, please email louellajayneprout@gmail.comAre you looking for a loyal new companion to start..." Learn more

Buster

  • Name: Buster

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Mixed Breed

  • Description: "Buster will be attending our Virtual Adoption event hosted by A Dogs Day Out beginning Saturday, December 26th at 12pm...." Learn more

Onyx

  • Name: Onyx

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Spca Of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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Skyler

  • Name: Skyler

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Lovepaws, Rockville, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Description: "Meet Beautiful Skylar - A very sweet 10 year old Siamese mix cat who weighs 7 lbs. Skyler came to..." Learn more

Ellie's Pups: Milania

  • Name: Ellie's Pups: Milania

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Hound

  • Description: "Milania will be attending our Virtual Adoption event hosted by A Dogs Day Out beginning Saturday, December 26th at 12pm...." Learn more

Ellie's Pups: Sammy

  • Name: Ellie's Pups: Sammy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Hound

  • Description: "Sammy will be attending our Virtual Adoption event hosted by A Dogs Day Out beginning Saturday, December 26th at 12pm...." Learn more

Kitten: Einstein

  • Name: Kitten: Einstein

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Safe Haven And Adoptions Inc, Elkridge, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Einstein and his sister were rescued from a colony in Catonsville that many have been working on trying to catch..." Learn more

Kitten: Ester

  • Name: Kitten: Ester

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Safe Haven And Adoptions Inc, Elkridge, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Ester and her brother Einstein were rescued from a colony in Catonsville that many have been working on trying to..." Learn more

Kitten: Bri

  • Name: Kitten: Bri

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Safe Haven And Adoptions Inc, Elkridge, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Bri and her brother were rescued from a colony in Jesup that we have been working on for about a..." Learn more

Severus

  • Name: Severus

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Spca Of Winchester, 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix

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Palpatine

  • Name: Palpatine

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Spca Of Winchester, 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

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Riley

  • Name: Riley

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Spca Of Winchester, 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

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Mona

  • Name: Mona

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Spca Of Winchester, 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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Sirius

  • Name: Sirius

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Spca Of Winchester, 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix

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Satara

  • Name: Satara

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Spca Of Winchester, 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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Hemmingway

  • Name: Hemmingway

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Spca Of Winchester, 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

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Ritz

  • Name: Ritz

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed

  • Description: "If you are interested in adopting Ritz, please email sueneuhart19@gmail.com.Do you have room in your heart, and your lap,..." Learn more

Cassidy

  • Name: Cassidy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 223953, Arlington, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Mixed Breed

  • Description: "If you're interested in Cassidy, email Jessie.prussick@lostdogrescue.org!Cassidy is the sweetest girl with the most beautiful blue eyes! A perfect..." Learn more

Gary

  • Name: Gary

  • Species: Guinea Pig

  • Location: Berkeley County Humane Society, 554 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg, WV

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig

  • Description: "This adorable little boy is Gary the Guinea Pig and he is still needing a home. He is under 1..." Learn more

Slater

  • Name: Slater

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: R And T Loving Paws, Indian Head, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Great Dane

  • Description: "Meet Slater!Hi my name is Slater and i am about 2 and half years old. I am a 168..." Learn more

Kittens!

  • Name: Kittens!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Berkeley County Humane Society, 554 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg, WV

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "AVAILABLE 12/26 at 10amWe have seven 8-9 week old kittens. Four female and 3 male. All the grey are..." Learn more

STELLA

  • Name: STELLA

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Prince Georges County Animal Services Division, Upper Marlboro, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Rottweiler

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BARBIE

  • Name: BARBIE

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Prince Georges County Animal Services Division, Upper Marlboro, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Rottweiler

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Niko

  • Name: Niko

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Spca Of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix

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Buddy

  • Name: Buddy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Spca Of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Beagle Terrier Mix

  • Description: "Buddy is petite and quiet fellow! He loves walks and seems to get along with just about everyone! He's a..." Learn more

Rhubarb

  • Name: Rhubarb

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Spca Of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Retriever

  • Description: "Rhubarb is sweet as pie! She is an energetic lady who would do best in an active, single family home!..." Learn more

Ikki

  • Name: Ikki

  • Species: Sugar Glider

  • Location: Spca Of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Sugar Glider

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Jinora

  • Name: Jinora

  • Species: Sugar Glider

  • Location: Spca Of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Sugar Glider

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Charley

  • Name: Charley

  • Species: Guinea Pig

  • Location: Spca Of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig

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Twix

  • Name: Twix

  • Species: Guinea Pig

  • Location: Spca Of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Guinea Pig

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Lexi

  • Name: Lexi

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Taras House Animal Rescue Inc, Columbia, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "MEET LEXI!What can we say about this sturdy and loving 2 year old American Staffordshire Terrier? Some of the..." Learn more

Bridget 1708

  • Name: Bridget 1708

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue, Po Box 764, Stephens City, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog

  • Description: "You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Bridget was abandoned eight or so weeks ago..." Learn more

Heidi 1726

  • Name: Heidi 1726

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue, Po Box 764, Stephens City, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog

  • Description: "You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Heidi comes to us from south Texas where..." Learn more

Shylo

  • Name: Shylo

  • Species: Rabbit

  • Location: Spca Of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American

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Meatball

  • Name: Meatball

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "If you are interested in adopting this cat, please fill out our cat adoption questionnaire or if you have questions,..." Learn more

Twinkle

  • Name: Twinkle

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "If you are interested in adopting this cat, please fill out our cat adoption questionnaire or if you have questions,..." Learn more

This article originally appeared on the Reston Patch