Riverdale Park-University Park Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Fiona, Gloria, Jenny & More

Do you want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many shelters in the Riverdale Park-University Park area are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for an adorable new family member is at Partnership For Animal Welfare Paw, where Jenny the cat is waiting patiently, or another local facility. 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.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Fiona, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs 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: Fiona
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Cats Life Rescue, Mount Rainier , MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Fiona is a super sweet kitty looking for a home! She LOVES people and would like a home where she…” Learn more

  • Name: Gloria
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Partnership For Animal Welfare Paw, PO Box 1074, Greenbelt, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Gloria is a black and white adult female around 6 to 7 years old. She is the perfect companion to…” Learn more

  • Name: Jenny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Partnership For Animal Welfare Paw, PO Box 1074, Greenbelt, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Jenny is a 1 year old female with an orange tabby coat. She is affectionate, energetic, playful and curious. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Stacey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Metro Ferals Md, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Stacey is gentle, low key and reserved. She will gladly fall asleep in your lap… and she loves to follow…” Learn more

  • Name: Rhonda
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Metro Ferals Md, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Rhonda raised a wonderful litter of kittens and is now ready for her furrever home. She is very sweet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Hank
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rural Dog Rescue, 733 8th Street SE, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Bluetick Coonhound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Male, ~6 months old, ~45 lbs. Approximate Age: ~6 months old Approximate Weight/Size: Medium I am an UNDERDOG because…. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Jersey (Has Application)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Cattle Dog Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Jersey Suspected Breed(s): Pit bull/cattle dog mix Gender: Male Age: 2 years old Weight: ~ 50 lbs Personality: Friendly…” Learn more

  • Name: Clyde
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier Chinese Crested Dog Mix
  • Description: “Dog Name: Clyde Suspected Breed(s): Terrier/ Chinese Crested mix Gender: Male Age: 5.5 years old Weight: 24 pounds Personality: Energetic,…” Learn more

  • Name: Lee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Jack Russell Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Lee Suspected Breed(s): Jack Russell mix Gender: Female Age: 7 years old Weight: 16lbs Personality: Sweet, loving Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Raj (Has Application)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Raj Suspected Breed(s): Lab mix Gender: Male Age: 5-6 months old Weight: ~30 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs:…” Learn more

  • Name: Moxie (Has Application)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Moxie Suspected Breed(s): Mixed breed Gender: Female Age: 5 years old Weight: 28 lbs Personality: Playful, friendly Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Snowflake
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Name: Snowflake Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Female Age: 5 months Weight: 4 lbs Personality: Sweet, friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Spike
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Spike Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Male Age: 10 years Weight: 11 lbs Personality: Sweet, friendly Observations with Dogs: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Pancake
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Name: Pancake Suspected Breed(s): DLH Gender: Female Age: 2.5 years Weight: 8 lbs Personality: Sweet, friendly, shy Observations with Dogs:…” Learn more

  • Name: Banjo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Name: Banjo Suspected Breed: Brown and White Tabby Approximate Age: 8 Years Approximate Weight: 19lbs Personality: Shy at first, warms…” Learn more

  • Name: Bobby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Husky
  • Description: “Name: Bobby Suspected Breed: Siberian Husky Approximate Age: 3-year-old Approximate Weight: 75lbs Personality: Confident, smart, and outgoing Observations with Dogs:…” Learn more

  • Name: Marcia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Marcia Suspected Breed: Domestic Short Hair Approximate Age: 3 years Approximate Weight: 10 lbs Personality: sweet and affectionate Observations…” Learn more

  • Name: Sadie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dc Paws Rescue, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Name: Sadie Suspected Breed: American Short Hair, Blue and Cream Tortie Approximate Age: 3 months Approximate Weight: 5lbs Personality: Pending…” Learn more

  • Name: Marshall
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pointer
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby Bobby-ADOPTION pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby Whiskey-adoption pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Frank
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Feist
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete the Adoption Questionnaire and email Michelle at [email protected]…” Learn more

  • Name: Lunagirl
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Dee Dee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Barley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Boxer
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Denali
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Bulldog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Dory
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Bentley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Pup Cammie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, D
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  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby Kira
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Plott Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Zela
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Lancashire Heeler
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Athena
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Female, Saint Bernard
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Waffles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Matilda
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Smokey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K 9 Lifesavers, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Cocker Spaniel
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire from our website and email…” Learn more

  • Name: Leo and Reyna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: 1love Sato Adoptions, Chevy Chase, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Dachshund Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you always knew you wanted two pups, here’s your opportunity. This two were made for each other and for…” Learn more

  • Name: Frannie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Paws Dachshund Rescue, Wheaton, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Dachshund
  • Description: “(PLEASE NOTE FRANNIE REQUIRES A FENCED IN YARD. SHE IS CURRENTLY ON THYROID MEDICATION AND BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION WHICH SHE…” Learn more

  • Name: Luna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Shih Tzu Pomeranian Mix
  • Description: “Luna is about 8 years old. We think she’s a shih-tzu/pomeranian mix. Luna hasn’t been with us very long but…” Learn more

  • Name: Ladybug and Tippy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spca Of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Beagle
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Tippy – 4 yrs. Male 18 pounds Ladybug 4 yrs. Female 15 pounds Tippy and Ladybug are siblings who get…” Learn more

  • Name: Artemis and Diana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “ARTEMIS and DIANA are sweet, moderately playful sisters named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, Artemis, and her Roman…” Learn more

  • Name: Colby and Nala
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “COLBY and NALA are adorable sisters who are sweet and fairly mellow for kittens. While they do like to play,…” Learn more

  • Name: Houdini and Pierre
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Spca Of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “HOUDINI and PIERRE are friendly, rambunctious boys who love, love, love to play. These boys are not brothers but became…” Learn more

  • Name: Teddy – NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Retriever Pointer Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!! Meet Teddy. Teddy and his brother, Franklin, are the result of two family dogs living together…” Learn more

  • Name: Beanie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Dachshund Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Beanie! This sweet little nugget was abandoned in a dog park, tied to a fence. She was out there…” Learn more

  • Name: Athena
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Husky Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Athena! This pretty Shepherd or Husky mix was surrendered by her owner to the rescue. He recently lost his…” Learn more

  • Name: Ava – NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Worthy Dog Rescue, Arlington, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! Meet Ava! Someone saw this cute, fluffy puppy standing by a dumpster, all alone, and took…” Learn more

  • Name: SQUIRT
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Prince Georges County Animal Services Division, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: JAZZY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Prince Georges County Animal Services Division, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Belgian Shepherd / Tervuren Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: SOOKIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Prince Georges County Animal Services Division, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: ROMEO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Prince Georges County Animal Services Division, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am not sure what is going on right now. I was nice and happy in my house then out…” Learn more

  • Name: WILSON
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Prince Georges County Animal Services Division, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Oh hey, I almost did not see you there I was enjoying getting some chin scratches! Did you know that…” Learn more

  • Name: PICKLES
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Prince Georges County Animal Services Division, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Man that took you forever to finally get down to see me! I am beautiful wouldn’t you say? Dont answer…” Learn more

  • Name: TWILIGHT
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Prince Georges County Animal Services Division, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I have been abducted!!!!! Okay so that is a big lie but it got your attention right? 🙂 Haha So…” Learn more

  • Name: CALVIN
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Prince Georges County Animal Services Division, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Cane Corso Mixed Breed Mix
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