Your Afternoon Animal Fix Plus WHS Waiving Adoption Fees Today and Tomorrow

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit.


“Archie enjoying the early summer evenings on his back porch in Mt. Pleasant.”


“Edith the tri-pawed tortie enjoys her late morning sunshine in Petworth…”


“Coco living a fantabulous life in Mount Vernon.”

WHS Press Release after the jump.

“In just the month of May, the Washington Humane Society (WHS) took in nearly 800 animals in need of shelter. Brought in as strays and surrendered by individuals no longer able to care for them, WHS is calling on our community to adopt a pet today.

On Friday June 21 and Saturday June 22, WHS is waiving all adoption fees – for all animals.*

“There is no better time to adopt than right now. Our adoption centers are filled to the brim with animals who need new homes right away,” stated Stephanie Shain, WHS Chief Operating Officer, adding, “Due to our high intake, coupled with our commitment to save as many lives as possible, we are waiving adoption fees to encourage more people to visit the adoption centers and meet the pet of their dreams. Every adoption not only completes a family, it also creates a space for the next animal in need who comes through our doors.”

Cats, dogs, bunnies and other small animals are paired up in kennels, living in the offices of doting staff members, and waiting patiently in temporary foster homes. And while partner rescue groups are doing everything they can do to help with our overflowing pet population, families ready to adopt are needed now to bring home wonderful pets like Maze.

After suffering prolonged abuse at the hand of his owner, Maze is looking for love. This wonderful dog spent years being tormented, beaten, and chained outside without access to adequate food, water, or proper shelter. Maze is one of the lucky ones; he was rescued by a WHS Humane Law Enforcement Officer and nursed back to health. Despite his past, Maze has kept his lovable, friendly personality, and loves to run, play, and be petted. Meet Maze, and dozens of other animals who need a second chance for a family at both WHS Adoption Centers.

If you are interested in adopting Maze, or another wonderful pet, call WHS at
202-723-5730, or visit

All WHS adoptions save a life, and adopted animals will already be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for heartworm disease and have a permanent ID microchip. Plus – for just $5 you can take home a personalized ID tag for your new pet, to make sure they come home to you if they ever wander away. The WHS Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month $25 adoption fee promotion will continue for the remainder of June, following this two day promotion.

* Standard adoption process applies, $15 DC dog license fee required for DC residents adopting dogs.”

6 Comment

  • That’s a pretty amazing deal (although WHS’s regular adoption fees are low to begin with). I don’t think adopting a pet is a good thing to do on the spur of the moment, but maybe someone who’s been thinking about it for a while will find the today/tomorrow special a good incentive to take the plunge.

  • Emmaleigh504

    So cute! Lovely kitty in the sun and 2 cute doggies.

    I wish I could get my Ashlee a friend, but she does not want one at all.

  • We’ve been thinking of getting a playmate for kitty Paola, who is a ‘young’ 5 years old. What do you think?

  • you should still pay the adoption fees if you go this weekend.

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