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Adoptable Pets: A Mouse Named La Mousey, A Cat Named Mister, A Dog Named Pajamas (PHOTOS)

Posted: 04/27/2012 9:05 am

WASHINGTON -- Are you looking for a pet mouse named La Mousey? How about a handsome, friendly cat named Mister? Or an energetic hound named Tasmania?

We've got 13 sweet and loving animals for you in this week's slideshow of adorable adoptable pets. We can't keep our eyes off the tuxedo cat named Wind, or the smiling pit bull named Wigley -- or any of them, for that matter.

And don't forget that Paws in the Park is happening on Sunday! It's the Montgomery County Humane Society's fundraiser dog festival, featuring a walk, a "flealess" market, dog games and lots more to keep you and your pooch happy. Paws in the Park runs from 12-4 on Sunday, at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm (506 S Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg).

And now for some cutie pie dogs, cats and La Mousey the mouse:

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  • Pajamas

    Pajamas is a stunning girl who has brains as well as beauty. An 18-month-old akita/pit bull terrier mix, she is a favorite with Washington Animal Rescue League trainers because she responds really well to positive reinforcement, learns quickly, and loves treats! In the short time Pajamas has been with WARL, she's already learned how to sit, lie down, and shake hands; and she walks beautifully on leash. She also loves cuddling and playing with toys. Find out more about Pajamas from the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a>.

  • Tasmania

    Girls just wanna have fu-un...at least Tasmania does. This petite year-old hound mix from West Virginia is the life of the party. She's pretty, playful, and energetic, and she's looking for someone who appreciates her enthusiastic outlook on life. An active family that wants to include Tasmania in their activities would be perfect. Just no cats, please. You can meet Tasmania at the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League.</a>

  • Skeeter

    Skeeter is a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix who was given up by his human companion because of a "change of lifestyle." As you can imagine, he is a bit confused at finding himself at the Washington Animal Rescue League. Fortunately, he's sharing den space with several other small dogs, which is helping keep his spirits up while he waits for an adults-only forever home where he can build his confidence at a comfortable pace. Skeeter likes to play with toys and will sit in your lap if he feels safe. Meet Skeeter at the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a>.

  • Tetley

    Tetley is a darling 4-year-old Shih tzu mix who was rescued from the streets of D.C. by a Good Samaritan. This poor little boy weighed only 15 pounds when he arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League...and a full pound of that was the horribly matted fur that had to be shaved off his body. Today, thanks to regular meals, Tetley has gained not only weight but self-confidence, and is enjoying the attention of staff and volunteers while he waits for a forever home. And we don't think it will take long since even non-tea-drinkers love this little guy. Find out more about Tetley from the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a>.

  • Mister

    Meet Mister. This 5-year-old brown tabby is a truly special boy. First and foremost, this large, handsome cat is an absolute love bug who wants nothing more than to socialize. He adores having his incredibly soft fur stroked and will curl up in your lap for a quick cat nap when the opportunity arises. You simply couldn't find a nicer cat. Mister is also a "special" needs cat because he is FIV positive. This does NOT mean he's unadoptable! What it does mean is that his immune system is not as effective as that of most other cats so his overall health should be monitored more closely. With appropriate veterinary care, he could easily live to 15 years or more. Although Mister cannot transmit his illness to dogs or people, he could "share" it with another cat, so he needs a home where he can live by himself...or with another FIV-positive feline. Either way, he's sure to bring joy to the lucky person who adopts him. Meet Mister at the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a>.

  • Mr. LaMousy

    Mr. LaMousy is an 8-month-old mouse. He makes an easy and wonderful companion! Meet Mr. LaMousy at the <a href="http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer" target="_hplink">Washington Humane Society</a>'s Georgia Avenue adoption center (<a href="http://mapq.st/JJs5Dt" target="_hplink">7319 Georgia Ave. NW</a>).

  • Liliana

    Liliana is a bit like Ugly Betty. She may not be the epitome of physical feline beauty but her inner glory shines like a beacon. When this 2-year-old medium-haired orange girl arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League, one of her eyes had already been surgically removed. She also had a badly broken femur that required surgery by an orthopedic specialist. Throughout her ordeal, she maintained the sunny disposition that has made her a favorite of shelter staff and volunteers. Now this sweet girl is ready for her forever home, where she's sure to brighten your days for years to come. Find out more about sunny Liliana at the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a>.

  • Wind

    Wind is a stunning 5-year-old longhair tuxedo cat who currently resides at the Washington Animal Rescue League. But this beautiful boy is definitely not stuck up about his good looks. In fact, he's something of a wallflower who is a bit shy around new people. He enjoys his own company and that of some other cats. His favorite toy is a feather wand. Wind is looking for a quiet home with someone who will help him discover the many joys of the world around him. Do you want to share your home with Wind? Get in touch with the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a>.

  • Anorak

    Anorak is a sweet, submissive 1-year-old beagle. When he arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League he was extremely shy, ducking his head and avoiding eye contact. Now, thanks to the efforts of dedicated staff and volunteers--and a beagle den-mate--Anorak is really coming out of his shell and regularly solicits interaction from visitors. He's ready for a home of his own, but because he will soon begin treatment for heartworms, it will have to be one where his human companion is willing to follow medical guidelines designed to ensure Anorak's health and safety, including the need for crate rest and physical inactivity until July 15. After that, it'll be full-steam ahead into a lifetime of fun and frolic for this darling boy. Get to know Anorak at the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a>.

  • Brewster

    Brewster is the Washington Humane Society's pet of the week: Brewster, age 2, is a special kitty who has been through a lot in his young life. A stray, Brewster was rescued by WHS's Animal Care & Control Officers who found him covered in cooking grease in a fish fry restaurant, where he was hiding for several days. He was treated diligently by WHS staff to remove the grease and bring him back to health. While he was cared for and cleaned several times, he lost a few patches of fur because of his ordeal -- it makes him all the more interesting because you can actually see his tiger stripes clearly on his skin, and he's still quite handsome. As far as personality is concerned, Brewster is the life of the party. He's affectionate and loves people. Brewster is currently under the foster care of our own our President and CEO Lisa LaFontaine. If you are interested in meeting Brewster, please e-mail AFeldt@washhumane.org.

  • Lady Bug

    Lady Bug is a 5-year-old social girl residing in "Kitty City" at the <a href="http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer" target="_hplink">Washington Humane Society</a>'s New York Avenue adoption center (<a href="http://mapq.st/IkI9xa" target="_hplink">1001 L St. SE</a>).

  • Wigley

    Wigley is an active 3-year-old pit bull terrier mix who loves to run and play. Meet Wigley at the <a href="http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer" target="_hplink">Washington Humane Society</a>'s Georgia Avenue adoption center (<a href="http://mapq.st/JJs5Dt" target="_hplink">7319 Georgia Ave. NW</a>).

  • Hugo

    Hugo is a 5-year-old pit bull terrier mix who came to WHS with serious medical needs. He is currently recovering from jaw surgery and is seeking a forever home. Meet Hugo at the <a href="http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer" target="_hplink">Washington Humane Society</a>'s Georgia Avenue adoption center (<a href="http://mapq.st/JJs5Dt" target="_hplink">7319 Georgia Ave. NW</a>).

This week's animals come from the Washington Animal Rescue League and the Washington Humane Society

We are always happy to hear from D.C. area rescue groups -- email arin.greenwood@huffingtonpost.com. We love hearing about readers' pets, too!

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