Animal Care

The Washington Animal Rescue League believes that, in order to provide animals with what they need to be healthy family members, their guardians need proper information on their care.  In light of that, the League considers the collection and distribution of this information to be an essential component of its mission. The League strives to be an important part of the animals’ lives that we care for and adopt out, and we want to be a resource for our community.

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The League has an animal behavioral and training department; questions for our trainers can be emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The League also offers a range of positive reinforcement dog training classes—everything from basic manners to agility skills—for all dogs.  Class tuition is deliberately kept affordable to encourage people to train their dogs using the most modern, humane, and effective methods.

Our Behavior & Training department has also implemented a Helpline, so if you need help with your animal and would like to speak to one of our behavior and training specialists, call 202-375-7744 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The Behavior & Training Helpline is restricted to residents of the metropolitan DC-area only, please.

You can find a list of our recommended positive reinforcement dog trainers here!

Beyond that, the League always welcomes questions on the proper care of animals.  They can be sent electronically to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or asked over the telephone at 202-726-2556.

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