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Mobile Pet Adoptions

May 31, 2015 07:19PM
Meet your new furry family favorite on neutral turf and take them home, without ever setting foot in a shelter. Adopt Force 1, the Washington Humane Society’s mobile animal adoption vehicle, will be at a place near you with adoptable cats and dogs. All available fluffy friends have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and are ready for their forever home.

The vehicle will be at area throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area throughout the summer, stopping in at local libraries, events and pet stores. A full list of their events can be found at their website.

According to Lauren Lipsey, the Director or Rehoming for the Washington Humane Society, “Off-site adoptions are another tool in helping animals find homes. By bringing animals to a potential adopter’s neighborhood—at a pet store, farmers market or other location—and showing them outside of the shelter environment, more animals will find permanent, adoptive homes than if we waited for every adopter to walk through the doors of our shelter. Our mobile adoption vehicle enables us to transport and present animals in a safe way so that passers-by are tempted to visit (and maybe adopt!). The animals receive exposure that they otherwise may not receive inside the shelter.”

For more information and to see the list and date of stops, as well as the adoptable pets currently with the Washington Humane Society, call 202-727-5425 or visit


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