October 17, 2021

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Chantilly Adoptable Pets Of The Week: Lexi, Kula, Bowie & More

Want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter or organization. During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

Across Virginia, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — and many of them are located within driving distance. In the search for a lovable new fur child, consider checking out a local adoption center like Nova Pets Alive, where Jasmine the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet Lexi, a Collie mix up for adoption. If cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Lexi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Collie Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 221982, Chantilly, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Collie Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Lexi is a gorgeous, elegant young Shepherd/Collie mix who is just settling into her foster home. She was born in…” Learn more

  • Name: Kula
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Collie Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 221982, Chantilly, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Collie
  • Description: “Check out this cool chick, Kula! She is almost one year old, and this sweet young pup is looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Bowie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Feist Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Introducing, Bowie! Bowie is 2 months old and the cutest little puppy! His foster family says, “This little guy is…” Learn more

  • Name: Wishbone
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Feist Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Introducing, Wishbone! Wishbone is 2 months old and the cutest little puppy! His foster family says, “Winston is spunky. Totally…” Learn more

  • Name: Jasmine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Feist Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Introducing, Jasmine! Jasmine is two months old and just the cutest little pup. Her foster home says, “Jasmine is lovable…” Learn more

  • Name: Moe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Feist Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Introducing, Moe! Moe is 2 months old and just the cutest thing. His foster mom says, “Moe is very smart…” Learn more

  • Name: Peter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Peter is a sweet diamond in the rough. So good with children and loves everyone! He is great with dogs…” Learn more

  • Name: Amy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Russian Blue Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Look at cute, little Amy! She has soft, silver fur with a uniqe, dilute calico coloring. She is the absolute…” Learn more

  • Name: Laurie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Russian Blue Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Meet Laurie, a very handsome 2-month-old kitty. He enjoys playing with his siblings and racing around. He is very friendly…” Learn more

  • Name: Tortilla
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Mama Tortilla is just the sweetest thing – she has been an exemplary mama, has perfect litter box habits and…” Learn more

  • Name: Jo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Jo is a lovely 2-month-old kitten. She has the cutest, tortie pattern with lots of splashes of orange in her…” Learn more

  • Name: Sophia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Want a cat that is always sweet and friendly? Meet Sophia! That is her to a tee. She’s so incredibly…” Learn more

  • Name: Princess
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Princess is a lovely 3 year old who has been through some tough times lately. She had 6 adorable kittens…” Learn more

  • Name: Burrito
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Burrito is mostly fluff! She is the first to come running for food, but there’s a tiny body hidden in…” Learn more

  • Name: Tabasco
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Tabasco is full of play, and not remotely shy. She loves everyone and everything. She loves to cuddle with her…” Learn more

  • Name: Steve
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Description: “Introducing, Steve! Steve is 1 year old and 45 lbs. He’s also super sweet and extremely handsome! His foster dad…” Learn more

  • Name: Tammy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Feist Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Introducing, Tammy! Tammy is 2 months old and just the cutest little puppy! Her foster mom says, “Tammy loves playing…” Learn more

  • Name: Queso
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Queso is a mama mini-me, and by far the most mellow of the lot. Very sweet and playful; she is…” Learn more

  • Name: Guacamole
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nova Pets Alive, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Your heart is about to be stolen! Meet Guacamole! She is 2 months old and is the loudest and the…” Learn more

  • Name: Gabriella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Angel Aid, Centreville, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Gabriella, affectionately called the pint size princess, is a super sweet 7 mos old deep pumpkin orange tabby teenage kitten…” Learn more

  • Name: Hei
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happiness Animal Rescue Alliance Hara, Centreville, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Jindo
  • Description: “*HARA in collaboration with KK9R* —————————- Meet Hei! She’s a female Jindo mix who is 2 years old and weighs…” Learn more

  • Name: Yangjoo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happiness Animal Rescue Alliance Hara, Centreville, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Spaniel Jindo Mix
  • Description: “*HARA in collaboration with KK9R* —————————- Our beautiful Yangjoo’s here! She’s a female Spaniel/Jindo mix that’s 3 years old and…” Learn more

  • Name: Tama
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happiness Animal Rescue Alliance Hara, Centreville, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Jindo Retriever Mix
  • Description: “*HARA in collaboration with KK9R* —————————- Tama hopes his adorable smile brightens your day! He’s a male Retriever/Jindo mix that’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Zole
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nova Cats Rest Assured Inc, Oakton, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tortoiseshell Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Little Zole is a super affectionate lap cat. She loves everyone and everyone loves her, and it’s easy to understand…” Learn more

  • Name: Navaeh & Girly Girl
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Feline Foundation Of Greater Washington Inc, Reston, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Siamese
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “An approved adoption application is required to meet me in my foster home — fill out an application today! Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Sienna
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Feline Foundation Of Greater Washington Inc, Reston, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “An approved adoption application is required to meet me in my foster home — fill out an application today! Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Guiseppe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Feline Foundation Of Greater Washington Inc, Reston, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “An approved adoption application is required to meet me in my foster home — fill out an application today! Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Feline Foundation Of Greater Washington Inc, Reston, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “An approved adoption application is required to meet me in my foster home — fill out an application today! Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Munchkin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Feline Foundation Of Greater Washington Inc, Reston, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “An approved adoption application is required to meet me in my foster home — fill out an application today! Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Biscuit and Wafer
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Feline Foundation Of Greater Washington Inc, Reston, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “An approved adoption application is required to meet me in my foster home — fill out an application today! Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Poppy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Feline Foundation Of Greater Washington Inc, Reston, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “An approved adoption application is required to meet me in my foster home — fill out an application today! Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Bagel *Adopt or Foster*
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mutt Love Rescue, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Beagle
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Foster Homes Needed! Do you have time and room in your life for a foster dog? http://www.muttloverescue.org/foster.html ***************** Bagel is…” Learn more

  • Name: Honeybun I
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hart Homeless Animals Rescue Team, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Thank you for your interest in Honeybun I! Please visit www.hart90.org/petdetail.aspx?ID=15283 to get the most up-to-date and accurate information on…” Learn more

  • Name: Higgins I
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hart Homeless Animals Rescue Team, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Thank you for your interest in Higgins I! Please visit www.hart90.org/petdetail.aspx?ID=15285 to get the most up-to-date and accurate information on…” Learn more

  • Name: Salma
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hart Homeless Animals Rescue Team, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Thank you for your interest in Salma! Please visit www.hart90.org/petdetail.aspx?ID=14656 to get the most up-to-date and accurate information on this…” Learn more

  • Name: Annie A
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hart Homeless Animals Rescue Team, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Anatolian Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Thank you for your interest in Annie A! Please visit www.hart90.org/petdetail.aspx?ID=15107 to get the most up-to-date and accurate information on…” Learn more

  • Name: Herbie II
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hart Homeless Animals Rescue Team, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Thank you for your interest in Herbie II! Please visit www.hart90.org/petdetail.aspx?ID=15284 to get the most up-to-date and accurate information on…” Learn more

  • Name: Nefta
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Helping Homeless Felines, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, British Shorthair
  • Description: “My Story Nefta is an adorable and super loving young kitty. She loves attention so would be a great fit…” Learn more

  • Name: Jewel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Helping Homeless Felines, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My Story This kitty is a treasure and so rescuers named her Jewel. Jewel is all love and snuggles, purrs…” Learn more

  • Name: Tango
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Helping Homeless Felines, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My Story Tango is a remarkable kitty in many ways. She is very affectionate and loving, bonds very closely with…” Learn more

  • Name: Arie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Helping Homeless Felines, Fairfax, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My Story Arie is a striking beauty with a personality to match. He loves to interact with people, is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Adorable Abby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Safe Haven Puppy Rescue, Reston, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “This is sweet baby girl Abby! An absolute gem of a pup, and such a little love! Abby had a…” Learn more

  • Name: Quinn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this cat, please fill out our cat adoption questionnaire or if you have questions,…” Learn more

  • Name: Poseidon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this cat, please fill out our cat adoption questionnaire or if you have questions,…” Learn more

  • Name: Robin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Australian Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out our dog adoption questionnaire and e-mail questions to [email protected]…” Learn more

  • Name: Starling
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Australian Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out our dog adoption questionnaire and e-mail it to [email protected]…” Learn more

  • Name: Moki
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out our dog adoption questionnaire.Due to COVID-19 precautions, all animals…” Learn more

  • Name: Goose
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Australian Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out our dog adoption questionnaire and e-mail it to [email protected]…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Fraya
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Pippa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Ruthy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Chocolate Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out our dog adoption questionnaire and e-mail it to [email protected]…” Learn more

  • Name: Lil Girl
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out our dog adoption questionnaire and e-mail it to [email protected]…” Learn more

  • Name: Gilly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Waldo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc, Fairfax Station, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Hound
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out our dog adoption questionnaire and e-mail it to [email protected]…” Learn more