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Adoption Events

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Adoption Events

Can't make it to one of our adoption centers? That’s okay! Our mobile adoption vehicles transport animals to locations all over the DC metro area. Visit one of these events to meet adoptable cats and dogs, and go home with your new best friend! Friendly staff and volunteers will help find the right match for you.

Check out the calendar below to see where we’ll be next. Click on the particular calendar item to learn more about a specific event.

Interested in hosting our mobile adoption vehicle at your location? Please contact [email protected]


  • Adoption Event: Wags 'n' Whiskers Bethesda

    Sep 21st, 2019
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    4827 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
    HRA will be onsite with adoptable cats. Same day adoption process and fees apply. 
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  • DC Walk for the Animals

    Sep 21st, 2019
    11:00am - 5:00pm
    Transit Pier | The Wharf | 970 Wharf St. SW, Washington, DC 20024
    The annual DC Walk for the Animals will be held Saturday, September 21 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM at The Wharf. Gather your friends and family and create a Walk team to help us raise $50,000 for animals in need. DCWALKFORTHEANIMALS.ORG
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  • Apartment Living with Dogs Seminar

    Sep 21st, 2019
    11:00am - 12:30pm
    Humane Rescue Alliance Training Center | 15 Oglethorpe Street NW


    Apartment living can pose challenges for our dogs due to tight quarters and the constant exposure to other unfamiliar people and dogs. This can be difficult for dog owners and non-dog owners alike, who may have a different set of expectations for what that cohabitation should look like. This seminar will help to set you up for success in selecting the right dog, everyday living situations, and what to do if you find yourself in the middle of a conflict with one of your neighbors.

    Topics covered include:

    ● What to consider when adopting a dog for apartment living

    ● Understanding dog behavior for an apartment setting

    ● Setting your dog up for success in your apartment community

    ● Apartment etiquette: behaviors to help you and your dog to be courteous neighbors

    ● What to do when conflict happens

    Positive Dog Solutions (PDS) is a dog behavior consulting company with a mission to build strong and healthy relationships between people, their dogs, and the community in which they live, employing proven, positive and practical solutions. PDS focuses on addressing canine behavior challenges, promoting positive child and dog dynamics, building fear-free vet visits, providing behavior assessments for rescue groups, conflict coaching when disputes arise, and providing legal support when disputes turn to legal action.

    This is a 1 ½ hour seminar offered by co-owners Vivian Levén, MS, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA and Jackie Maffucci, Ph.D., CPDT-KSA will lead the seminar.

    *This seminar is without dogs.

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  • Adoption Event: Midtown Center

    Sep 26th, 2019
    11:30am - 1:30pm
    1100 15th Street NW
    HRA will be onsite with adoptable cats and dogs. Same days process and fees apply. 
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  • Adoption Event: Doga in Rose Park

    Sep 28th, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
    1499 26th St NW, Washington DC 20007
    HRA will be onsite with adoptable dogs and cats. Same day process and fees apply. 
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  • Adoption Event: Barracks Row Fall Festival

    Sep 28th, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    731 8th St SE
    HRA will be onsite with adoptable dogs and cats from 1-4pm. Same day process and fees apply. 
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  • Pups in the Park

    Sep 28th, 2019
    4:05pm - 7:05pm
    Nationals Parks | 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Take your pup to the ball game! 100% of the proceeds from your dog ticket benefits the Humane Rescue Alliance.

    To purchase your tickets visit

    Have questions? Email Lauren at [email protected]
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  • Cantina Bambina Yappy Hour

    Sep 30th, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Cantina Bambina | 960 Warf St. SW, Washington, DC 20024
    Join us at Cantina Bambina on the first Monday of the month to find your forever friend and have a drink or two to celebrate! 10% of proceeds will benefit HRA.
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