About Us


To see the most up-to-date listing of available animals, please visit www.warl.org

Adopting A Friend

Thank you for considering adoption! The first step in the adoption process is to meet the animal you are interested in.  You are welcome to visit anytime during our Adoption Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12-7 pm


Saturday & Sunday: 12-5 pm

Read more about our adoption process here: http://www.warl.org/adopt/how-to-adopt/

Who We Are

Founded in 1914, the League is the oldest animal shelter in the District of Columbia.  Our Mission: To honor and strengthen the human-animal bond by providing the best quality care for homeless dogs and cats, and supporting companion animals in their homes through affordable veterinary care, community outreach and education.

Come Visit Us

71 Ogelthorpe St NW

Washington, DC 20011

Contact Washington Animal Rescue League


Available Animals

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