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This is Frida Kahlo. Frida is a 10-year-old Shih Tzu who recently lost her litter mate Fergie. Frida is very smart & well behaved. She loves to play fetch with owner Bronna S. & she has a ton of toys. She will bury them under her blanket & the roll on them. Frida knows I keep new toys in plastic bags in the closet. She will often stand by the closet door & whimper for a new toy. She knows she is loved, & we feel her love of us.



Ben is a 2-year-old Sheepadoodle. He is a sheepdog & poodle mix. When he was a puppy, he was black and white, he has grayed over the last year. Ben loves the dog park, chasing balls, long walks through old town, long naps on the couch, & watching football and rugby on television with his dad, Chris W. 




Leia loves lap naps, meditating next to her automatic feeder, & attacking mommy's ankles when she gets the zoomies. She lives with her parents, Ashley H. & Matt B. 



My name is Daisy. I am a 6-year-old lab mix. My whole world revolves around my Daddy.  I love to hunt squirrels. My life’s dream is to one day finally catch one. 

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Hi, my name’s Rudy (it means “ginger” in Polish)! I’m an orange & white cat from Doha, Qatar! I was rescued off the streets & flew halfway around the world to be placed with a local Virginia nonprofit. This is where I met my humans, Kevin & Jessica, who welcomed me home! I’m still exploring the place & finding new napping spots... like the inside of their bed box spring (see my selfie below!). I really like watching the birds out the window & chasing that oh-so-elusive laser dot. 

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A pair of Pipers. These buddies met in Colorado. They enjoyed each other's company so much they decided to move to DC together. These cute doggos belong to Joe & Jessica L. 




Hi! My name is Purrsephone & I'm a rescue cat from King Street Cats. I was adopted about a year ago by Eden O. & Andrew R., & have settled in nicely here at the Meridian. I love to eat (wet food is my fav), sleep, hunt the birds outside my window & wake my parents by walking over them in the middle of the night. Keep cool & have a great summer!

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Bennie the Corgi just moved to the Meridian at Braddock from the Meridian at Gallery Place with Kat H. & José L. Bennie was born on Christmas Day 2020 & joined his forever home on Valentine’s Day 2021. He loves chasing balls (but not bringing them back), herding dogs in the dog park, & puppy-watching out the sunroom windows. If you see Bennie in the wild, he’d much rather play with owners over their pets. 

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 Finn is 5-month-old Sheepadoodle. He loves the Meridian dog park, playing & yapping with all his puppy friends, & doing all the things dogs love to do as puppies. One neat “trick” Finn has learned is to ring a bell when he needs to go out. He really enjoys Old Town, people watching, & kayaking the river with his human parents, including Christopher W.

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This is Bean. Bean was rescued through Pets Bring Joy Virginia. He is addicted to belly rubs & being held like a human baby. When he is very excited, he will grab you by the arm & lick you until you let go. Bean is weird. Bean is loud. Bean is the best cat in the world. 

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 Gonzo is new to Alexandria after spending the last four years out in California with Jake W. His main interests include cross-country road trips, chasing squirrels, back rubs & long walks on the beach. He loves the dog park & is excited to meet the other dogs in the complex! 

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