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Category Archives: Happy Stories


Reece is a sweet, loving, spoiled little cat and we love her so much! She loves to play with toys and catch bugs. Thanks AWLA so much for giving us this wonderful cat!

Ashton (Ash)

I found Ash (now Ashton) waiting for adoption in the holding area of the shelter (I’m a cat volunteer there as well). He has FIV and is a sweet, adorable gray maile cat (about 5). He can only be described as “a character.” He is a lively addition to our home which includes his older (quieter) sister, Holly (around 12), a FIV stray from MD. There is never a dull moment with paper tearing Ashton around. Both cats are happy and healthy with occasional turf wars! Thanks to the shelter staff, esp. Dalia, for letting me know about Ashton so I could add him to our family!


Thank you so much! GRACE KITTY….now Fiona…. is doing very very well. It has only been 2 days but she already comes out of hiding to say hello and explore new territory. She’s eating and has no issues using her box even though I switched litter to different type, got the corn type, ” worlds greatest cat litter.” Also she has an awesome disposition. She is the sweetest cat I’ve ever known. Loves giving and receiving affection :) You guys are doing a great job, keep up the good work! Hugs

Salvador (Sal)

we went to get a dog at Alexandria Animal Welfare League but my boyfriend saw a cat but he really wanted not a cute kitten but a cat.This is a wonderful cat I am so glad we picked this cat out.he really enjoyed my other cat and he loves to givehugs and kisses couldn’t have found a better cat. Thank you

The Colonel

The Colonel’s human companion is Megan Webb, AWLA’s Executive Director.  He was abandoned in a park in Alexandria when he was only 4 weeks old and a little over one pound.  Megan took him home to foster him because he was too little to stay at the Shelter.  Well, he knew he had found his home.  The Colonel comes to work with Megan everyday and likes to greet everyone who comes by her office.

The Colonel

Mr. WIlson (Now “Rex”)

We adopted “Mr. Wilson” (now he’s Rex) in January of 2014. He is the most spoiled, loved, happy dog in the world! Here’s a picture of his new little sister and best friend lounging on the couch this weekend. (Rex is the pillow for his sister Bailey) :)


Ichiban used to like to find the weirdest places to hang out while he was at AWLA and stayed in our administrative office – he’s no different in his adoptive home.


We love hearing from our AWLA alumni! This handsome man is Hooch, and it’s obvious he is still the same goofy dog in his new home that he was here at the shelter!


I thought I’d share one of our Molly, who we adopted from the shelter in June of 2011. Here she is with some of her favorite toys!