Pet of the Week: 2024 pets

Pet of the Week is a weekly feature that highlights a pet available for adoption from D.C.’s Humane Rescue Alliance.

Take a look back at the pets of 2023.

Meet Egg Drop!

Egg Drop found herself at the Humane Rescue Alliance through no fault of her own. The transition was tough on Egg Drop, but her confidence is growing daily in her foster home, and she’s now a curious pup who’s seeking attention and love.

Whether you’re working from home or enjoying a quiet evening in, you can count on Egg Drop to be right by your side. She walks nicely on her leash and makes a great running companion. She gets along well with people and other dogs, making her a great fit for a variety of households. She doesn’t bark, but we hear she likes to make funny sounds when she’s about to get a treat.

Egg Drop is searching for adopters who understand good things take time. She’ll thrive in an environment where she can adjust at her own pace. Delicious treats, gentle guidance, and plenty of cuddles are the way to her heart.

To learn more about Egg Drop and how to add her to your family, visit

Meet Arturo!

One-year-old Arturo is a social butterfly. He has a solid track record of living harmoniously with both adults and children, loves going on walks and having fun. Though he may benefit from a touch of training, Arturo is a quick learner and eager to please. He’s already mastered commands like sit and leave it, and he’s excited to learn more.

At a recent adoption event, Arturo charmed everyone with his patience and gentle nature. He greeted people of all ages — including babies and other dogs — with gentle love and kindness. With his friendly and goofy nature, Arturo is the epitome of the perfect family dog: ready to bring endless joy and love into your home.

If you’re ready for a loving companion who’s eager to be a part of your family, consider adopting Arturo today! Learn more:

Meet Kay!

Kay is a deeply affectionate pup who will follow you to the ends of the earth. He’s such a snugglebug! He loves to curl up on the couch next to his foster parents while they’re reading, watching TV or just hanging out. He also enjoys an active lifestyle and is a fantastic runner. With his limitless energy, he’s sure to keep you on your toes and motivated to explore the great outdoors. Kay prefers to be the only pet in his home, where he can enjoy all the attention and love to himself.

If you’re ready to welcome a devoted companion into your home, Kay is waiting to meet you! Learn more at

Million is a senior pup who’s had a rough start but has so much love to give.

We found Million tied to a fence, but his sweet demeanor shines through despite his sad past. All of us at the Humane Rescue Alliance have been fussing over him and showing him how much we care. This charming guy is a slow mover who asks for little but deserves the world.

Recently described by a volunteer as a “gentle giant,” Million longs for a loving home where he can be treated like family. If you’re someone who cherishes senior pups, consider opening your heart and home to Million.

Visit and discover why Million is the perfect addition to your family!

Meet Nyle!

Nyle has a passion for cuddling, and he doesn’t quite understand the concept of personal space. Who needs it when there are laps to snuggle into?

This aspiring lapdog is also a social butterfly who adores people and other dogs. He can’t resist making friends with other pups, although he’s still learning that not every pup shares his enthusiasm for constant companionship.

Eager to please, Nyle responds well to basic commands like sit, lay down, and come – always striving to earn the title of “Good boy!” His energy level makes him the perfect playmate for a game of fetch or a long walk before settling in for a well-deserved snooze on the couch.

Curious to learn more about Nyle? Visit and discover why he’s the perfect addition to your family!

Meet Watt!

Watt is a sweet and handsome dog who just wants to be loved.

He is a master at winning over hearts with his endearing personality. He’s a diligent learner who always aims to please his foster parents. With a bit of patience and love, Watt is sure to excel in learning even more tricks and commands.

Watt is an active pup who adores his walks. When it’s time to unwind, he’s a pro at cozying up on the couch, especially if there’s a soft blanket involved!

He’s been introduced to other dogs and has shown fantastic social skills, making him a great candidate for a multi-pet household. With his gentle nature, Watt is likely to be a perfect match for kids, too. As for cats, he’s a pro at giving them their space, showing he’s a true gentleman.

Think Watt is the dog for you? Meet, greet and go home with him today by visiting

Meet Skye! There are just a few things you need to know about 5-year-old Skye:

1. She’s great with adults AND children and would make a wonderful family dog.

2. She LOVES snuggling and giving kisses.

3. Her coat is soft like velvet.

4. She has a lot of pep in her step! If you’re looking for a walking or running partner, she’s your girl.

To meet, greet and go home with Skye, visit

Meet OG!

If you like cuddling with dogs, then OG is the guy for you. All he wants in life is to curl up in your lap (his size doesn’t matter – he will find a way!). His foster parent says he’s also a polite houseguest and good at apartment living.  At 1 years old, he still has some puppy energy, but he’s quickly learned basic commands like “sit and “stay,” and he’s already crate and house trained. We’d love to help him find a new home where he can enjoy all his favorite things: walks, scratches behind his ears, treats, and snuggles on the couch. Is OG the loyal companion you’ve been looking for? To learn more, visit

Meet Acorn!

Everyone can’t stop raving about what a sweetheart Acorn is. Despite being really underweight when we found him outside alone on a cold day, Acorn is sweet, loving, and resilient. He’s now adjusting well in a foster home with a canine friend, where he’s showing off his smarts by mastering the house rules. Acorn is a good boy who knows “sit,” walks nicely on a leash, plays independently with toys, and sleeps soundly in a crate. He’s a medium-energy dog who’d be a great walking partner for you.

If you’re seeking a dog with a heart of gold who loves to cuddle and give kisses, you’re going to want to meet Acorn! To learn more, visit

Meet Wade!

Wade has an adorable face and he really wants a lap to put it in. He’s a big-hearted dog who is happiest when around people. Wade is young and he has bursts of energy, so he loves walks and playtime to burn it off. He loves short play breaks during the day to chase a ball outside and flop around in the grass.

Wade is eager to please, adores attention, and is a treat enthusiast, making training a breeze – this smart boy already knows “sit,” “stay” and “come.”

Wade would do well with a lot of continued mental and physical enrichment and training. Ready to welcome Wade into your home? Learn more at

Meet Wiz!

He’s a lively and wonderful senior pup who enjoys spending his time playing with tennis balls, napping and getting belly rubs from his foster family. At 9 years old, Wiz is well past his puppy days, but still energetic and playful. Wiz would prefer to live out his golden years in a quiet home with no children or other pets.

To learn more about Wiz, visit

Meet Luna!

Luna is a snuggle enthusiast who can turn any ordinary day into a cozy cuddle fest. When it comes to playtime, she is over the moon for squeaky toys and loves to play fetch. Luna also has great manners. She walks well on a leash and greets other dogs and people with curiosity (and without jumping!). Her foster mom says Luna is “a lot of fun, very sweet and a joy to be around. She’ll make someone very happy!”

Want to kick off the new year with a new best friend? Come meet Luna today! Visit to learn more.

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