20001 Animal Shelter

Find 20001 animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1755 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20036 1.2 miles from 20001 202-232-5020


Doris Day Animal Foundation 227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 1.4 miles from 20001 202-546-1761

Animal Shelter 1201 New York Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 1.5 miles from 20001 202-576-6664

City Dogs Rescue 2121 Decatur Place Northwest Washington DC 20008 1.6 miles from 20001 202-567-7364

Humane Society of the United States 2100 L Street Northwest Washington DC 20037 1.6 miles from 20001 202-452-1100

American Horse Protection Association 1000 29th Street Northwest Washington DC 20007 2.2 miles from 20001 202-965-0500

The Washington Animal Rescue League-Medical Center 71 Oglethorpe Street Northwest Washington DC 20011 3.6 miles from 20001 202-726-2556

Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. PO Box 585 Mount Rainier MD 20712 3.6 miles from 20001 301-699-3946

Washington Humane Society 7319 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20012 4.8 miles from 20001 202-723-5730

Arlington Animal Control 822 North Kenmore Street Arlington VA 22201 4.8 miles from 20001 703-249-5066

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue 4319 Harrison Street Northwest Washington DC 20015 4.9 miles from 20001 202-664-4206

Greyhound Welfare, Inc. PO Box 5273 Takoma Park MD 20913 4.9 miles from 20001 301-949-0615

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue PO Box 100968 Arlington VA 22210 5.0 miles from 20001 703-766-2647

Metro Ferals PO Box 7138 Arlington VA 22207 5.0 miles from 20001 703-528-7782

SPCA of Northern Virginia PO Box 100220 Arlington VA 22210 5.0 miles from 20001 703-799-9390

Animal Welfare League of Arlington 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive Arlington VA 22206 6.1 miles from 20001 703-931-9241

Kitten Orange White 423 East Bellefonte Avenue Alexandria VA 22301 6.3 miles from 20001

Paws Across the Border, Inc. PO Box 3206 Silver Spring MD 20918 6.4 miles from 20001 301-681-4955

College Park Animal Control 4601 Calvert Road College Park MD 20740 6.4 miles from 20001 301-864-8877

Alley Cat Allies 7920 Norfolk Avenue Bethesda MD 20814 6.9 miles from 20001 240-482-1980

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.