Adopt A D.C. Dog (Or Cat): Washington-Area Pets Need Loving Families! (PHOTOS)

Do you squeal at the sight of a cute puppy or a kitten in public?

Do you feel the urge to (gently) squeeze furry felines or cuddly canines at all hours of the day?

Then you should probably adopt a pet from a D.C.-area animal shelter!

There are thousands of pets that need homes all across the DMV, and here are just a few.

Scroll through our slideshow, adopt a pet and feel some unconditional love:

Adopt Me!

This week's adoptable pets come to us from the Washington Animal Rescue League, the Montgomery County Humane Society and the Washington Humane Society, which is having specials on dog adoptions through the month of July.

And check out what happens when Congress and adoptable animals come together!

'Paws For Love' On Capitol Hill