The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League Celebrates ‘National Dog Day’ – Friday, August 26th The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League Celebrates ‘National Dog Day’ – Friday, August 26th

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League Celebrates ‘National Dog Day’ – Friday, August 26th

Washington, DC  — Friday, August 26th is National Dog Day and the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League (WHS-WARL) is encouraging everyone to celebrate Man’s Best Friend. 

WHAT:           National Dog Day!
WHEN:           Friday, August 26th

WHERE:         Throughout the United States, dog lovers will be celebrating National Dog Day.  Here, in our Nation’s Capital, we have three great ways for people to celebrate:

WHS-WARL has great dogs available for adoption at two convenient adoption centers:

Washington Animal Rescue League
71 Oglethorpe Street, NW  
Washington, DC

Website: Washington Animal Rescue League

Washington Humane Society
1201 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC

Website: Washington Humane Society

All animals available for adoption at WHS-WARL have been spayed/neutered, microchipped and are up to date on vaccinations.

Donate toys, blankets, towels or pet food!
WHS-WARL accepts donations of toys, blankets and towels for our shelter animals.  In addition, you can donate unopened pet food for use in our Pet Food Bank for families that may need assistance feeding their pets.  Donations are accepted at both of our adoption centers

Spend some quality time with your dog!
National Dog Day is a great day to spoil your dog with extra attention and affection, a healthy treat, a new pet toy and some quality play time.

Senior dogs available for adoption
As an animal advocate/lover, there is a special spot in my heart for senior animals. They are the ones that are over-looked at adoption events. Most people want a puppy, and have no idea what great love senior animals can bring into their lives.

I want to spotlight three senior dogs, Marzipan, Bailey and BB, who are looking for  loving homes to spend their senior years. If you have room in your home and in your heart, please consider adopting either, Marzipan, Bailey or BB, or any of the other animals available at the Washington Humane Society-Washington Rescue League!


Animal ID: 33080511 
Species: Dog 
Age: 10 years 24 days 
Sex: Female 
Color: Tan/White 
Declawed: No 
Site Oglethorpe Street 

Hey there! I'm Marzipan and I'm just as sweet as my name would suggest. I lived with the same family for over 9 years, but they couldn't take care of me anymore, so I ended up here at the shelter. That's OK though! I'm really enjoying all the walks and attention that I'm getting here while I wait for my forever home. I have previously lived in a home with small children and other dogs, so I may be a good dog for a family that's looking to add to their home. At 10 years old, I'm well past all the puppy nonsense, and while I still have a lot of life left to give, I'm definitely more of a mellow companion than a running buddy. I do really like going on walks and getting out of the house, but I don't need the kind of exercise that a younger dog would require. I can't hear very well, but don't worry - I have quite a talented nose, and if I smell some cheese in your hand I will pay very close attention to you, I swear. If you think I could be a good fit for your family, please come see me! I'd love to go to my new home soon!

To learn more about Marzipan, click HERE!


Animal ID: 16174059 
Species: Dog 
Age: 8 years 3 months 14 days 
Sex: Male 
Color: Brown/White 
Declawed: No 
Site: Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League 

Hi, I'm BB! I recently lost my home because of hard times after being with them for 8 years, but I'm trying to not let it get me down! Right now I'm staying with a nice family, who keep telling me that I'm a good boy and are taking care of me. My foster mom even told me I'm one of the easiest fosters she's ever had. Since I'm a bit older, I know my manners and am well behaved- no chewing shoes or peeing in the house from me! I mostly spend my days napping or keeping an eye out the window for everyone to come home; I would love a home where I can snooze on a big fluffy bed next to my humans. I get along with other pups too, right now I have a foster sister who I get along with great! If you're interested in learning more about me or would like to meet me, email my foster mom at

To learn more about BB, click HERE!


Animal ID: 31103508 
Species: Dog 
Age: 9 years 6 months 1 day 
Sex: Male 
Color: White/Brown 
Declawed: No 
Site: Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League 

*** I am in foster care!!! If you would like to meet with me please contact my foster parent at*** 
Bailey is a 9 year old Shepherd mix, he was a wonderful family dog for 9 years, before circumstances changed and they were no longer able to keep him. He loves other dogs, and would be most successful in a home where he can have another canine companion. He does have a prey drive, so he needs a home without small animals (cats). He's been good with kids and doing well with his training manners. He just loves to be outside and lay in the sun. If you would like to meet Bailey, come visit him at Oglethorpe shelter today!

To learn more about Bailey, click HERE! 

To learn more about senior pets, please read my posts:

Adopting The Senior Dog
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month in MD, VA, DC and the World

About Washington Animal Rescue League/Washington Humane Society (WARL-WHS)

The Washington Humane Society -Washington Animal Rescue League combined organization cares for more than 60,000 animals annually. The broad range of programs offered include: rescue and adoption, humane law enforcement, low-cost veterinary services, animal care & control, behavior and training, spay-neuter services, humane education, and many others.  Operating four animal-care facilities in Washington, D.C., the organization occupies a significant footprint in the District, and serves as a resource to current pet guardians and prospective adopters across the region. 

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