West End Alexandria Adoptable Pets: Meet Mow, Mimi, Simba & More

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Looking to add a new member to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization! Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home throughout Virginia — and many of them are located within driving distance. In the search for your new friend, consider looking around at a local animal shelter 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 appropriate homes.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create 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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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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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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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

Joey

  • Name: Joey

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: The Furever Project, Spotsylvania, VA

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

  • Description: "You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.12/16/2020 More to come on Joey." 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, Calico

  • 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

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

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

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

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: 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: 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: 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

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

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

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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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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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

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

Nova

  • Name: Nova

  • Species: Cat

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

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, 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

Cheerio

  • Name: Cheerio

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Pug Beagle Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Name: CheerioSuspected Breed(s): Puggle (pug/beagle mix)Gender: MaleAge: 3 years oldWeight: 17 lbs (the shorter dog in..." Learn more

Adele

  • Name: Adele

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Name: AdeleSuspected Breed(s): Cattle dog mixGender: FemaleAge: 8 years oldWeight: 42 lbs (overweight)Personality: Friendly, adores..." Learn more

Aspen

  • Name: Aspen

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Beagle Labrador Retriever Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Name: AspenSuspected Breed(s): Beagle/lab mixGender: FemaleAge: 1 year oldWeight: 34 lbsPersonality: FriendlyObservations with Dogs:..." Learn more

Lele

  • Name: Lele

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA

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

  • Description: "Meet Lele! Our best guess is that this cutie is a Pyrenees/Australian Shepherd mix and approximately 8 weeks old.Lele..." Learn more

Ruffin

  • Name: Ruffin

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Montgomery County, 12 Park Ave, Gaithersburg, MD

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

  • Description: "Available for AdoptionHi there, my name is Ruffin. I’m a sweet 2-year-old girl with a shiny black coat and..." Learn more

Simon

  • Name: Simon

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: The Furever Project, Spotsylvania, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd Husky Mix

  • Description: "You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Sweet Simon is in search of his furever home,..." Learn more

CALVIN

  • Name: CALVIN

  • Species: Dog

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

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Cane Corso Mixed Breed Mix

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Nifty Nell

  • Name: Nifty Nell

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Safe Haven Puppy Rescue, Reston, VA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Copy and paste the link below into your browser to get to our fillable online application- https://tinyurl.com/MAMAS-MelissaNell is a..." Learn more

HOLLY

  • Name: HOLLY

  • Species: Cat

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

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

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AB

  • Name: AB

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Learn more

This article originally appeared on the West End Alexandria Patch