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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ailey's Community Service Project Recycles Towels and T-Shirts to Benefit Shelter Animals

When Ailey chose to help the animals  by collecting towels to donate, plus making dog and cat toys from discarded t-shirts, her service went beyond WARL.  By recycling the towels and t-shirts she was re-purposing items that are often discarded.  Her efforts were good for the animals and good for the earth.   Animals don't care if towels match or have a spot here and there.   And, homemade toys are not only favorites among shelter animals, but they are often far more durable than store bought toys.   In addition to  helping the animals at WARL, Ailey wrote about her efforts and shared the information in a Prezi  presentation with her classmates at Westland Middle School in Bethesda, MD.  Thanks, Ailey, for helping the animals and acquainting others with the Washington Animal Rescue League's mission.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Happy Friday Photo!

"It's been almost a month and I just wanted you all to know we absolutely love Gus (formerly known as Nino)! We couldn't have chosen a better dog for our family. Thanks so much for everything,"  wrote Gus' adopter.  Actually, the old adage, A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words,  is applicable here.    Gus' forever family sent a mini-album with lots of cute shots, but this back-end picture is the sweetest thing to flash on my computer screen in some time.  

Monday, October 19, 2015

Dodger Right at Home!

This is one lucky pooch who didn't take any time to settle in.  Adopted on Saturday, a photo of Dodger (formerly Cha Cha) shared with WARL less than 48 hours later!  Looks like Dodger, a.k.a  Artful Dodger as in Dickens' Oliver Twist fame, knows how to make himself quite comfortable.  Lottie, his new BFF is looking pretty content herself.

The matriarch of Dodger's new clan said if Dodger was a singer, he'd be belting out, "Consider myself at home, consider myself one of the family!"

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

GREAT Dog and GREAT show!

When Harley, who at the time was dubbed Flacco, was at WARL during the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, he often posed right in front of the Animal Planet Puppy Cam camera.  That's when his people first fell in love with him. Now, securely in his forever home, Harley enjoys tuning in.  And, the ever-present entertainment gives him a chance  to reminisce about his early days at WARL. Thanks Harley's family, we love the great action shots of the very photographic internet star!