WASHINGTON -- Fall is a great time to go hiking with a new dog, adopted from a local shelter. Or to snuggle on the couch, feeding carrots to your new pet rabbit. Or rabbits -- we've got some single rabbits looking for new homes; there's also a pair, Pete and Repeat, to be adopted together.

This week's roundup of adoptable animals is full of bunnies and great cats and dogs. There's eight-year-old Shakespeare, a shy Chihuahua, and Lacey, that gorgeous pit bull in the photo up top. Perhaps the dog meant to share your adventures is Dim Sum, a four-year-old Shar Pei who lived in a puppy mill until recently. If cats are more to your liking, take a look at fluffy Zach Macaroni, sophisticated Ms. Callie and 11-year-old Amazon, who's looking for a quiet house where she can enjoy her dotage.

All we like better than fall weather and carrot-eating rabbits is hearing about our readers' new pets, so let us know if you bring home one of these gorgeous animals.

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  • Shakespeare

    Shakespeare is an 8-year-old male Chihuahua mix who was picked up as a stray on the streets of D.C. This little boy can be a bit timid in new environments, but give him some time and he’ll be in your lap and soliciting attention. He would love a quiet home with adults who appreciate classics like him. Come meet this darling dog at the <a href="http://warl.org/">Washington Animal Rescue League</a>.

  • America

    America is a lovely ticked tabby that just finished raising an adopted litter. She settles into homes very quickly and can't get enough human love. As a recent mother she can be a little protective of her space. She's looking for a human that will be all mine and give me run of the house. If you think you want to be America's best friend forever, call or email her human Colbie at (202) 361-0608 / colbiempaulson@yahoo.com.

  • Luna

    Luna is a sweet, medium-sized, playful, 3-year-old terrier mix, who is still learning what toys are all about. She’s affectionate and smart and would enjoy a manners class. Luna isn’t fond of boisterous “in your face” dogs, but does enjoy the company of quieter canines. Come meet Luna at the <a href="http://warl.org/">Washington Animal Rescue League</a>.

  • Minnie

    Minnie is a white spayed female bunny. She's not a fan of being picked up but she loves to be pet. She'll lay on her stomach with her legs stretched out. She loves to give kisses. She's also very food motivated. She loves carrots. She is looking for her forever home. Meet this sweet girl at the <a href="http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer">Washington Humane Society</a>.

  • Bayou

    Bayou, a beautiful 1.5-year-old redtick coonhound from West Virginia, is as sweet and gentle as they come, and likes nothing better than to snuggle and have her tummy rubbed. When Bayou arrived at the <a href="http://warl.org/">Washington Animal Rescue League</a>, her painfully deformed right front leg had recently been removed. Today she seems oblivious to her “tripawd” status and gets around just fine. Give her some flat, open space and she can run like the wind. However, she’d prefer a home without lots of stairs…or at least stairs that are carpeted. She loves both people and dogs.

  • Queen B

    Queen B is a 5-month-old pit bull terrier mix who ended up at the <a href="http://warl.org/">Washington Animal Rescue League</a> because her owner could not afford to care for her. This happy girl is a bundle of affectionate energy, who loves to play and then sit in your lap for tummy scratches and kisses when game time is over.

  • Zach Macaroni

    Why does Zach Macaroni have some of the softest fur around? So you'll want to pet him of course! Under the chin, around the ears, down the back, Zach Macaroni isn't picky; he just wants you to pet him. But if you are doing something else, that's fine. He won't be pushy about it and he will be happy to go back to his bed to hang out... or to the food bowl. What a great life he leads. But what would make it better? A home! Find out more from the Washington Humane Society.

  • Dim Sum

    Dim Sum is a 4-year-old male Shar Pei who until recently spent his entire life in a puppy mill. Like most puppy mill survivors, his interaction with people was extremely limited and his exposure to life beyond a cage almost nonexistent. So it’s not surprising that he is a bit confused by human beings and his new surroundings at the <a href="http://warl.org/">Washington Animal Rescue League</a>. Still…it’s obvious that he wants to interact and learn. He’s begun the process and would love to continue it in a quiet, adult home with people who understand dog signals and behavior and are willing to help him put the past behind him.

  • Doe

    Meet Doe, whose face looks a bit like that of a deer but whose long, short-legged body suggests a basset hound in her family tree. Doe is sweet, gentle, and a bit timid, although she has begun to gain confidence while sharing a den at the <a href="http://warl.org/">Washington Animal Rescue League</a> with two other, more outgoing, shelter residents. This 1-year-old is looking for a quiet, loving, adult home -- perhaps with another friendly dog -- where she can continue to blossom. Could that be yours?

  • Amazon

    Amazon is an 11-year-old female, who'd like to live in a quiet house with no other cats and only older children. Find Amazon at the <a href="http://www.mchumane.org/">Montgomery County Humane Society</a> using ID #A314207.

  • Lionel

    Lionel is a 7-month-old pit bull terrier. He's a calm. happy pup who is smart, loving and trains easily. Meet Lionel at the <a href="http://www.mchumane.org/">Montgomery County Humane Society</a> -- as for him by Tag #231, ID #A366670.

  • June Bug

    June Bug is a confident girl who loves people. When you meet her, she'll come right up to you looking for pets and cuddles. Come down and meet her at the <a href="http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer">Washington Humane Society</a>.

  • Phoenix

    This sweet girl would love nothing more than to roll around and be petted all day, and her fluffy fur makes this task a delight! Phoenix is super friendly and will go out of her way to get attention and love. When the cold months are here you'll be happy to have a warm furry friend like her on your lap! From her little pink nose to her poufy tail, Phoenix is sure to brighten up anyone’s day. Find out more from the <a href="http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer">Washington Humane Society</a>.

  • Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars said it best when describing his namesake! ....When I see your face, There's not a thing that I would change, 'Cause you're amazing, Just the way you are. And when you smile, The whole world stops and stares for a while, 'Cause you're amazing, Just the way you are!.... Bruno Mars is a savvy dog who’s stylin' grooves are sure to make you swoon! Come down to the <a href="http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer">Washington Humane Society</a> and meet him today.

  • Pete

    Pete is a black neutered male bunny. He loves to cuddle and play. He loves to be held. His best friend is Repeat, and they must go home together. Find out more about these sweet bunnies from the <a href="http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer">Washington Humane Society</a>.

  • Repeat

    Repeat is a neutered male black/white bunny. He loves to sit on your lap and cuddle. He loves to explore and sniff. He is looking for his forever home with his best bud Pete. Find out more about these sweet bunnies from the <a href="http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer">Washington Humane Society</a>.

  • Lacey

    Lacey is a fun and affectionate girl who loves attention. She may be a little on the heavier side but the staff and volunteers have kept her active, and the pounds are shedding off! With continued exercise she'll have her beach body back by next year. She's also learning manners and everyone around the shelter seems pleased with her progress. Lacey would be best suited in a home with older children but dogs of the right match are OK. Meet her at the <a href="http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer">Washington Humane Society</a>.

  • Ms. Callie

    Meet Ms. Callie. She is a sophisticated cat with sophisticated needs. She enjoys other cats, but prefers a quiet lifestyle. When she plays, she likes to be very vocal, and she'll let you know if you're being too rough with her. As such Ms. Callie would most likely enjoy a home with older kids. Come down to the <a href="http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer">Washington Humane Society</a> and meet this charming girl for yourself.

This week's adoptable animals come from the Washington Humane Society, the Washington Animal Rescue League and the Montgomery County Humane Society.

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