Old Town Alexandria Pets Now Up For Adoption: Meera, Lyanna, Henderson & More

Want to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on…

Want to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to place pets with families.

Across Virginia, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — and many of them are located in your area. In the search for a new friend, consider starting at a local adoption center like King Street Cats, where Clara the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet Meera, a Beagle mix up for adoption. If cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to content@patch.com.

  • Name: Meera
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog World Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 11131, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meera is a super sweet ~6 year old beagle/hound mix who just wants to be loved. She is human and…” Learn more

  • Name: Lyanna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog World Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 11131, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Oh my goodness look at that cute face. Meet Lyanna, she’s a super sweet, playful ~2 yr old beagle mix,…” Learn more

  • Name: Henderson
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: King Street Cats, 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Hi my name is Henderson. I was living…” Learn more

  • Name: Banana (must be adopted w/Habanero)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: King Street Cats, 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Hi my name is Banana. I was found…” Learn more

  • Name: Clara
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: King Street Cats, 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Hi my name is Clara. My seven siblings…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruth
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: King Street Cats, 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Hi my name is Ruth. My seven siblings…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: King Street Cats, 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Hi my name is Rosa. My seven siblings…” Learn more

  • Name: Habanero (must be adopted w/Banana)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: King Street Cats, 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Hi! My name is Habanero. I was found with…” Learn more

  • Name: Clark
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: King Street Cats, 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Hi my name is Clark. My seven siblings…” Learn more

  • Name: Jefferson
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: King Street Cats, 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Hi my name is Jefferson. My seven siblings…” Learn more

  • Name: Katie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Katie, and I am a sweet princess with lovely long hair. My shelter people say that…” Learn more

  • Name: Benji
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Shih Tzu
  • Description: “If you would like to meet me, please go to AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment to get more information and to schedule a time…” Learn more

  • Name: Beau
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If you would like to meet me, please go to AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment to get more information and to schedule a time…” Learn more

  • Name: Trinket
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “Meet Trinket! Trinket is a 5 year old spayed female who came to AWLA as a stray. We do not…” Learn more

  • Name: Coco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**I am blind.** Hi I’m Coco! I am looking for a family who are able to take on my medical…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Charlie! Charlie is a 14 week old male Terrier mix who came to AWLA through one of our transfer…” Learn more

  • Name: Waylon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Waylon! Waylon is a 14 week old male Terrier mix. Waylon came to AWLA through one of our transfer…” Learn more

  • Name: Baybee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare League Of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Baybee! Baybee is a 3 year old spayed female Pit Bull mix who came to AWLA through one of…” Learn more

  • Name: Meeko
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Four Paws Elkhound Rescue, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Norwegian Elkhound
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meeko needs a home! Meeko is a Norwegian Elkhound. He was chained outside. His currently family was able to save…” Learn more

  • Name: Sweet Pea
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Sweet Pea. This sweet girl is one lucky pup. Her owner had posted her on Craigslist as unspayed, and…” Learn more

  • Name: Bones
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Bones! He’s eight years old and loves taking naps with some outdoor breaks in between. He’s pretty friendly towards…” Learn more

  • Name: Gunnar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Gunnar! Gunner loves to play with his toys and to give kisses. He’s a little shy but very curious…” Learn more

  • Name: Garrett
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Garrett! Our best guess is that he’s an 8-10 week old lab mix. This dashing fellow is super curious,…” Learn more

  • Name: Gracie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Gracie! Our best guess is that this sweet girl is an 8-10 week old lab mix. Gracie is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Gilby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Gilby! This good boy is approximately 8-10 weeks old and our guess is that he is a lab mix….” Learn more

  • Name: Gideon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Gideon! Our best guess is that this cutie is an 8-10 week old lab mix. He’s just the sweetest…” Learn more

  • Name: Gerdie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Meet Gerdie! This sweet little girl is super friendly and always looking for a warm lap! Our best guess is…” Learn more

  • Name: Granger
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Granger! This good boy is approximately 8-10 weeks old and our guess is that he is a lab mix….” Learn more

  • Name: Uno
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Miniature Pinscher Chihuahua Mix
  • Description: “Meet Uno! Our best guess is that Uno is a Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua Mix. We believe that he is 2.5 years…” Learn more

  • Name: Megan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Schnauzer
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Megan (we’re calling her Luna)! We believe she’s a schnauzer mix, about two years old, and weighs about 25…” Learn more

  • Name: Blonde
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Blonde! Our best guess is that she is a lab mix and 2-3 years old. Blonde is an absolute…” Learn more

  • Name: Sugar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Dachshund Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sugar is as sweet as can be! We believe this gentle girl is a Dachshund/Lab mix. Sugar is still getting…” Learn more

  • Name: Darby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Darby! Our best guess is that this sweet girl is a lab mix and approximately 1 year old. Darby…” Learn more

  • Name: Austin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Husky
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Austin! We believe he’s one year old and a husky mix. This busy guy loves to play and go…” Learn more

  • Name: Sassy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd Collie Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Sassy! We believe she’s a Shepherd/Collie mix, about 6 months old, and weighs about 35 pounds. Despite her name,…” Learn more

  • Name: Prissy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is Prissy! Our educated guess is that she’s a six-month-old Shepherd/Lab mix and weighs about 35 pounds. She’s good…” Learn more

  • Name: Denver
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pra Pet Rescue Alliance, Alexandria, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Husky
  • Description: “Meet Denver! Like the city she’s named for, she’ll take your breath away. Our best guess is that she’s a…” Learn more

  • Name: Blakely
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Blakely Breed: Domestic Short Hair Approximate Age: 9 weeks (as of 2/3/2021) Approximate Weight: 2lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Bowman
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Bowman Breed: Domestic Short Hair Approximate Age: 9 weeks (as of 2/3/2021) Approximate Weight: 2lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Brittany
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Brittany Breed: Domestic Short Hair Approximate Age: 9 weeks (as of 2/3/2021) Approximate Weight: 2lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Colin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “Name: Colin Suspected Breed: Lab/Hound mix Approximate Age: 9 weeks old (as of 2/2/21) Approximate Weight: 10 lbs Personality: typical…” Learn more

  • Name: Shane
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Shane Breed: Domestic Short Hair Approximate Age: 11 weeks (as of 2/3/2021) Approximate Weight: 2lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Morris
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Morris Suspected Breed: Ginger Domestic Shorthair Cat Approximate Age: 6 Years Approximate Weight: 11lbs Personality: Sweet and affectionate Observations…” Learn more

  • Name: Molly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Molly Suspected Breed: White and Tabby Domestic Shorthair Cat Approximate Age: 10 Years Approximate Weight: 5.5 lbs Personality: Sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Sadie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Name: Sadie Suspected Breed: American Short Hair, Blue and Cream Tortie Approximate Age: 3 months Approximate Weight: 5lbs Personality: Pending…” Learn more

  • Name: Blanca
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Name: Blanca Suspected Breed: Pit bull terrier mix Approximate Age: 5 years old Approximate Weight: 41lbs Personality:Gentle, sweet, affectionate Observations…” Learn more

  • Name: Alex
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Alex Breed: Domestic Short Hair Approximate Age: 11 weeks (as of 2/3/2021) Approximate Weight: 2lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Davey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Davey Breed: Domestic Short Hair Approximate Age: 11 weeks (as of 2/3/2021) Approximate Weight: 2lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Brent
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “Name: Brent Breed: Lab / Hound Approximate Age: 9 months Approximate Weight 24lbs Personality: affectionate, playful Observations with Dogs: good…” Learn more

  • Name: Bocephus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “Name: Bocephus Breed: Lab / Hound Approximate Age: 9 months Approximate Weight 19lbs Personality: affectionate, playful Observations with Dogs: good…” Learn more

  • Name: Cassie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Cassie Breed: Domestic Short Hair Approximate Age: 11 weeks (as of 2/3/2021) Approximate Weight: 2lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Daphne
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “Name: Daphne Suspected Breed: Lab/Hound mix Approximate Age: 9 weeks old (as of 2/2/21) Approximate Weight: 8 lbs Personality: typical…” Learn more

  • Name: Benedict
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “Name: Benedict Suspected Breed: Lab/Hound mix Approximate Age: 9 weeks old (as of 2/2/21) Approximate Weight: 10 lbs Personality: typical…” Learn more

  • Name: Wallace
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hound Boxer Mix
  • Description: “Name: Wallace Suspected Breed: Hound/Boxer Mix Approximate Age: 1 year Approximate Weight: 50 lbs Personality:Gentle, sweet, affectionate Observations with Dogs:…” Learn more

  • Name: Destiny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Destiny Suspected Breed: Domestic Short Hair Approximate Age: 11 months Approximate Weight: 7 lbs Personality: Pending Observations with Dogs:…” Learn more