At Sunrise, we love animals and appreciate the importance of pets in people’s lives. We are proud to partner with many animal shelters to help find in-need pets forever homes—adopting cats and dogs for our own communities and hosting adoption events to help clear the local shelters.


Meet Our Pets

At Sunrise, we understand the wonder of pets and welcome them into our communities. Learn More

Take a look at the pictures of our residents' four-legged friends in the #PetsofSunrise contest. View the album

The Health Benefits of Walking Your Dog. Read the blog

Sunrise of Lincoln Park, IL, Adopts Community Pet Howie! Read the blog

Our Pet Philosophy

Community pets provide companionship, sense of purpose, social engagement, and opportunities to remain active. We all help take care of the community pets, and encourage you to engage with your community’s pet as much or as little as you like through feeding, walking, and other daily care. If you don’t love pets, that’s okay, too—interactions are carefully managed by Sunrise team members.

While all pets need homes, our communities typically turn first to animal rescue organizations to explore pet options, as these are pets that exhibit calm and friendly temperaments that are best suited for our residents. We are proud to partner with local organizations to find our furry friends forever homes!

Upcoming Pet Adoption Events

Sunrise of Bethesda | Tuesday, July 30, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
In partnership with Humane Rescue Alliance

Sunrise of Leesburg | Saturday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.
In partnership with Loudoun County Animal Services

Sunrise of Arlington | Saturday, August 3, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
In partnership with Animal Welfare League of Arlington

Sunrise of George Mason | Saturday, August 3, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
In partnership with Humane Society of Fairfax County

Sunrise of Alexandria | Friday, August 9, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
In partnership with Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Sunrise at Bluemont Park | Saturday, August 10, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
In partnership with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and Bark + Boarding

Sunrise of Chevy Chase | Saturday, August 10, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
In partnership with Knine Rescue

Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue | Saturday, August 10, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
In partnership with Humane Rescue Alliance

Sunrise of Hunter Mill | Saturday, August 10, 12:00 p.m.
In partnership with Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Sunrise of Rockville | Saturday, August 10, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
In partnership with Home At Last Sanctuary

Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane | August 11, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
In partnership with Home at Last Sanctuary

Each Sunrise community has a resident cat and dog, and you are welcome to bring your own furry friends with you when you move in.

Pets Testimonial
The building design is fabulous–the fact that there are house pets is so inviting–we are a family of animal lovers–that alone says home to us!
Sunrise of Roseville Resident

The Benefit of Pets

Companion animals promote healthier joints, and help ease chronic pain, like arthritis.
Community pets provide companionship and encourage social engagement.
Seniors with animals are more active, cope better with stress, and are healthier overall.
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