Why Adopt? Ask a Child

Autumn is a season of transition, and each year we marvel at the leaves changing color and falling to the ground. It is only fitting that October, the peak period of fall foliage, is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month. While each season is temporary, the change you will make in a dog’s life by adopting is forever. But don’t take our word for it. See why the kids in the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria’s Youth Volunteer Program think you should adopt!

The following leaves can be found on the walls of the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, and remind us all why we should open our hearts and homes to a dog this October.

Animals can be helpful. The can bring joy into your life.

Have a loyal best friend.

Adopt! An animal’s love is unconditional!

Because they love you too!!

Make and animal feel wanted and loved!

If you have headaches, animals help you forget about them!!!!

Because they need someone to love!

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is an independent, local, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and recognized by Charity Navigator as a Four Star Charity. Operating the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, an open-admission facility and Alexandria’s only animal shelter, the League provides care for more than 3,500 animals every year, including strays, lost pets, local wildlife, rescue animals, and pets surrendered by their owners. Serving the community since 1946, the League has contracted with the City of Alexandria to provide animal care, control, and sheltering services since 1989. The AWLA is committed to ending animal homelessness, promoting animal welfare, and serving as an educational resource for the community.

Visit www.AlexandriaAnimals.org for more information and a list of adoptable dogs, cats, and small animals.

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