Find 20003 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.
Doris Day Animal Foundation 227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 1.1 miles from 20003 202-546-1761
Animal Shelter 1201 New York Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 2.2 miles from 20003 202-576-6664
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1755 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20036 3.2 miles from 20003 202-232-5020
Humane Society of the United States 2100 L Street Northwest Washington DC 20037 3.4 miles from 20003 202-452-1100
City Dogs Rescue 2121 Decatur Place Northwest Washington DC 20008 3.8 miles from 20003 202-567-7364
American Horse Protection Association 1000 29th Street Northwest Washington DC 20007 3.9 miles from 20003 202-965-0500
Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. PO Box 585 Mount Rainier MD 20712 4.4 miles from 20003 301-699-3946
Kitten Orange White 423 East Bellefonte Avenue Alexandria VA 22301 5.2 miles from 20003
The Washington Animal Rescue League-Medical Center 71 Oglethorpe Street Northwest Washington DC 20011 5.6 miles from 20003 202-726-2556
Arlington Animal Control 822 North Kenmore Street Arlington VA 22201 5.9 miles from 20003 703-249-5066
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue PO Box 100968 Arlington VA 22210 5.9 miles from 20003 703-766-2647
Metro Ferals PO Box 7138 Arlington VA 22207 5.9 miles from 20003 703-528-7782
SPCA of Northern Virginia PO Box 100220 Arlington VA 22210 5.9 miles from 20003 703-799-9390
Animal Welfare League of Arlington 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive Arlington VA 22206 6.1 miles from 20003 703-931-9241
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 4101 Eisenhower Ave Alexandria VA 22304 6.6 miles from 20003 703-838-4774
Operation PAWS for Homes PO Box 90813 Alexandria VA 22309 6.6 miles from 20003
Tails High, Inc. 1299A Quaker Hill Dr Alexandria VA 22314 6.6 miles from 20003 703-819-5240
Greyhound Welfare, Inc. PO Box 5273 Takoma Park MD 20913 6.8 miles from 20003 301-949-0615
Washington Humane Society 7319 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20012 7.0 miles from 20003 202-723-5730
Prince Georges Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747 7.2 miles from 20003
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.
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.
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.