Has the cold, rainy weather got you down?  Join some of our warm, furry friends at these events around town!

The AWLA staff, volunteers and, of course, our great adoptable animals invite you to join us and make these events a success! Whether you are looking for a new pet or simply want a quick snuggle, we welcome everyone to join in the fun.

Thursday, November 12: Unwind 4 PAWS from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Westin Hotel’s Trademark Bar. Bring a two- or four-legged friend to the Trademark Bar for a dog-friendly happy hour hosted by the Westin Hotel. Special dog and human treats, apple cider and a great raffle will set the mood for an evening of good cheer in a lovely setting just a few steps from Old Town at 2080 Jamieson Ave, Alexandria.

Friday the 13: Change Their Luck at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. We think black cats (and all their other-colored friends) are GOOD luck, here at the shelter! Help us shine the spotlight on our often-overlooked darker kitties! Black or partially-black cats will be adoptable for a lucky $13 on Friday, November 13th.

December 4, 5 and 6: Pet Photos with Santa. Bring your furry friend(s) for a special photo shoot with Santa! This annual event will be held on Dec. 4, 5, and 6 at 2026 Eisenhower Ave. (across from the Patent and Trademark Office). Free parking. Call (703) 838-4774 to make an appointment or for more information. The sitting fee is $45 and includes either photo prints or a CD of your images.

United Way and Combined Federal Campaign Giving: If you make charitable donations through the United Way or Combined Federal Campaign, please consider identifying the AWLA as a charity of choice. The AWLA’s United Way number is 8372 and our CFC number is 92767. Our staff and residents thank you!