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Female rufous finds a temporary, and public, roost in Fairfax - Source Washington Post
Mar 04,2013

The white gazebo at the Green Spring Gardens horticulture center has become somewhat of a spectacle. Visitors and staff members tend to linger just a bit longer, staring at the red bird feeder under the bright lamp

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Rescued Cats and Dogs Bring Loyalty to Families - Connection News Papers
Mar 01,2013

The ASPCA estimates that nationwide, somewhere between five and seven million “companion animals” wind up in shelters each year. Of that number, 60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats are euthanized


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Mutts Matter: Barney, The Independent Shih Tzu - Source Patch
Feb 28,2013

Hey, you guys. My name is Barney, and I’m a proud and independent Shih Tzu. I’m still a young, active pup at two to three years old, and I weigh about 20 pounds. I’m the perfect age

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Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Announces New CEO - Source Patch
Feb 26,2013

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria has a new executive director and CEO to lead the operation of the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter and implement the city’s animal control contract.


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Sequestration Bites Dog Walking Businesses - Source Patch
Feb 26,2013

While the specter of sequestration has government workers worried about the possibility of pay cuts and furloughs, service industries like pet day care businesses and dog walkers are also bracing for a bite to their bottom lines.

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Alexandria Animal Shelter Gives 'Paws for Love' - Source Patch
Feb 21,2013

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria participated in the Paws for Love animal adoption event on Capitol Hill last week. AWLA brought four dogs to the Valentine’s Day event and three of them are still

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Celebrity Veterinarian, Dr. Katy Nelson, Judges Alexandria’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fun Dog Show Benifiting Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
Feb 14,2013

Every year, the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Alexandria kicks-off with the Fun Dog Show competition benefiting a local animal charity. Categories include, "Dog with the Waggiest Tail," "Dog with the Prettiest Eyes, "Dog/Owner Look-Alike" and "Most Irish

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Animal Control Report: Squirrel Goes House Hunting - Source Patch
Feb 11,2013

Animal Control officers in Alexandria deal with a variety of calls every week. Here's a glance at some recent incidents in the city courtesy of Patrick Cole, the director of communications and outreach at the Animal Welfare




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