Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of delightful doggies up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Arlington, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect new pal.
Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.
(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)
Ramses is a charming male rottweiler dog currently residing at Southern States Rescued Rottweilers.
Ramses' ideal forever home would be a cat-free environment. He's already house-trained, neutered and vaccinated. He also has special needs, so please inquire about them.
Here's what Ramses' friends at Southern States Rescued Rottweilers think of him:
I was lucky to be rescued from a shelter. My prior life was a little dark, and unfamiliar situations can really scare me. I'd love to be an only furchild, so you and I can navigate the world slowly together and we can learn to trust each other. Would you give me a chance at a forever family? Thanks so much for listening to me!
Read more about Ramses on Petfinder.
Lilly, chihuahua and dachshund mix
Lilly is a female chihuahua and dachshund mix being cared for at Rescue Without Boundaries.
Lilly is looking for cat-free family. She has mastered her house-training etiquette and is already spayed and vaccinated.
Notes from Lilly's caretakers:
I'm looking for a forever home with or without kids. The best thing about being me...well, I love to cuddle next to you. Did I mention how smart I am? I know how to use the doggie door to go potty. That's pretty smart. I can't wait to meet you! I just know we can live happily ever after. Please email my foster mom if you would like to meet me.
Read more about how to adopt Lilly on Petfinder.
Hulk is a male rottweiler dog currently residing at Southern States Rescued Rottweilers.
Hulk is ready to make friends — he'll get along great with other dogs, cats and children. Fear not: He's already house-trained and crate-trained. He already has had all of his shots, and he is neutered.
From Hulk's current caretaker:
Hulk was picked up as a stray from Louisiana. He is currently living with his foster mom, two other Rotties and two cats. He is very good natured and gets along well with all his new four-legged friends. While he has had some leash training and is housebroken, it will take some work for Hulk to learn good manners and basic commands. Hulk would do best in a home with other doggie playmates but without small children.
Read more about Hulk on Petfinder.
Halle is a female rottweiler dog currently residing at Southern States Rescued Rottweilers.
Halle will get along great with your other dogs but needs a cat-free environment. Have no fear: She's already house-trained. Her vaccinations are up to date, and she is spayed. Because she suffers from arthritis, she has some special needs.
Notes from Halle's caretakers:
This sweet black and mahogany girl is also a trained service dog. She comes from a loving home where she was the only much-loved dog and achieved multiple AKC awards— from rally novice to grand champion. She loves playing ball, strong chew toys and swimming pools. She cannot be crated for eight hours while her humans work, and she should not be left with small dogs or cats. She will be a great addition to the right individual or family. Is that you?
Read more about Halle on Petfinder.
Moe, Australian shepherd and shepherd mix
Moe is a male Australian shepherd and shepherd mix staying at Shelter2Rescue Coalition.
He has been vaccinated and neutered. Have no fear: He is already house-trained.
Moe's current caretakers say:
Moe is a precious, playful Australian Shepherd mix. He has enjoyed meeting other dogs, and seems to do well with them, big or small. He has a great personality—loves to play fetch, tug of war and go exploring. When he is not active, he doesn't mind curling up on the sofa for cuddles or resting under your feet watching TV.
Apply to adopt Moe today at Petfinder.
Oso, Labrador retriever
Oso is a darling male Labrador retriever dog being cared for at Shelter2Rescue Coalition.
He is neutered, and he has had all his shots.
From Oso's current caretaker:
Beautiful Oso has spent a few months at Joshua shelter. He's got the best doggy smile around. This one-year-old handsome boy is living in a foster home with other pups. If you are looking for a medium-sized young pup to bring good times to your life, you should meet Oso. He's currently living at a foster home waiting to hear from you.
Read more about how to adopt Oso on Petfinder.
Gilly, Labrador retriever
Gilly is a charming female Labrador retriever dog being kept at Shelter2Rescue Coalition.
Gilly is spayed and microchipped, and she has had all her shots.
Here's what Gilly's friends at Shelter2Rescue Coalition think of her:
This sweet, happy girl is in a wonderful foster home. At just one and a half years old, she gets along with other dogs, loves to be around people, and always shows off a friendly wagging tail. Can you give her the loving home she deserves? If you are interested in meeting Gilly and seeing if she is a fit for you, please complete the online application.
Read more about Gilly on Petfinder.