Find 20012 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.
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue PO Box 100968 Arlington VA 22210 7.7 miles from 20012 703-766-2647
Metro Ferals PO Box 7138 Arlington VA 22207 7.7 miles from 20012 703-528-7782
Greenbelt-Holdin Animal Shelter 550 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 7.9 miles from 20012
Partnership for Animal Welfare PO Box 1074 Greenbelt MD 20768 8.0 miles from 20012 301-572-4729
Greenbelt Animal Control 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 8.4 miles from 20012 301-474-6124
Blue Ridge Border Collie Rescue 1950 Kirby Road McLean VA 22101 8.6 miles from 20012 571-766-0980
Montgomery County Animal Rescue League 9520 Accord Drive Potomac MD 20854 9.7 miles from 20012
Animal Welfare League of Arlington 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive Arlington VA 22206 9.8 miles from 20012 703-931-9241
Ferrets R No 1 Shelter & Rescue 5906 Boston Drive Falls Church VA 22041 9.9 miles from 20012 703-998-3151
Golden Retriever Rescue Education and Training, Inc. PO Box 3069 Falls Church VA 22043 10.0 miles from 20012 703-620-6593
Kitten Orange White 423 East Bellefonte Avenue Alexandria VA 22301 10.6 miles from 20012
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 4101 Eisenhower Ave Alexandria VA 22304 11.2 miles from 20012 703-838-4774
Operation PAWS for Homes PO Box 90813 Alexandria VA 22309 11.2 miles from 20012
Tails High, Inc. 1299A Quaker Hill Dr Alexandria VA 22314 11.2 miles from 20012 703-819-5240
Friends of Montgomery County Animals 12400 Piney Glen Lane Potomac MD 20854 12.0 miles from 20012
Montgomery County Animal Control 2350 Research Boulevard Rockville MD 20850 12.0 miles from 20012 240-773-5960
Westie Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. PO Box 342 Dunn Loring VA 22027 12.0 miles from 20012 703-671-1039
Forestville Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747 12.3 miles from 20012
Prince Georges Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747 12.3 miles from 20012
Feline Foundation of Greater Washington PO Box 3071 Merrifield VA 22116 13.3 miles from 20012 703-920-8665
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.