WASHINGTON -- Say "privyet" (pree-vyet)-- that's "hi" in Russian -- to Belka , a canine immigrant from Sochi.
This 3-year-old mixed breed arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League on March 27; she's one of 10 dogs rescued from life on the streets of Russia's Olympic City through an effort spearheaded by Humane Society International.
Belka is a beautiful girl,with the coat of an English setter and the tall, lean build of a Saluki.
And despite her time as a stray and the recent upheaval of international travel, she's got a relaxed, friendly personality that's already winning her friends among WARL staff and volunteers.
But while she appreciates the attention, she'd really rather have a home of her own. Could that be yours?
About WARL: Founded in 1914, the Washington Animal Rescue League is the oldest animal shelter in Washington D.C. Its mission includes rescuing, rehabilitating and finding homes for animals who have no where else to go. The League also supports animals through affordable veterinary care, community outreach and education. Learn more about the Washington Animal Rescue League at www.warl.org.
If you are thinking of adding a furry friend to your family, check out these other great shelters in the area.
71 Industrial Park Dr. PO Box 1015 Waldorf, Md. 20604
Humane Society of Charles County offers a low cost spay/neuter program to the public. Please call or visit our website for more information. The shelter is also looking for more foster parents to help its animals.
P.O. Box 925 Bowie, Md. 20718
Prince George's County Humane Society is also looking for foster parents. For more information, contact the organization.
P.O. Box 1074 Greenbelt, Md. 20768
P.O. Box 11531 Takoma Park, Md. 20912
14645 Rothgeb Dr. Rockville, Md. 20850
12 Park Ave. Gaithersburg, Md. 20877
1201 New York Ave. NE 20002
P.O. Box 65438 Washington, D.C. 20035-5438
Approved applicants may attend monthly adoption meets that are usually held at the house of a volunteer in either Northern Virginia or Southern Maryland.
Lucky Dog is a foster home organization and does not run a dedicated housing facility.
A Forever-Home is a non-profit dog rescue group that operates in the Northern Virginia/Washington Metropolitan area.
Lab Rescue of the LRCP is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization that rescues, fosters and places homeless, abused, and/or abandoned Labrador Retrievers.
All visitors must speak to a Friends representative prior to receiving directions to their shelter location.
P.O. Box 100220 Arlington, Va. 22210-3220
4101 Eisenhower Ave. Alexandria, Va. 22304
2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr. Arlington, Va.
P.O. Box 223953 Chantilly, Va. 20153
P.O. Box 7261 Fairfax Station, Va. 22039-7261
25 Dove St. Alexandria, Va. 22314
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