Find 20747 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.
Forestville Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747
Prince Georges Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747
Upper Marlboro Animal Shelter 3750 Brown Station Road Upper Marlboro MD 20772 6.0 miles from 20747 301-780-7200
Doris Day Animal Foundation 227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 7.0 miles from 20747 202-546-1761
Animal Shelter 1201 New York Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 7.0 miles from 20747 202-576-6664
Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. PO Box 585 Mount Rainier MD 20712 7.5 miles from 20747 301-699-3946
College Park Animal Control 4601 Calvert Road College Park MD 20740 9.0 miles from 20747 301-864-8877
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1755 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20036 9.2 miles from 20747 202-232-5020
Kitten Orange White 423 East Bellefonte Avenue Alexandria VA 22301 9.3 miles from 20747
Humane Society of the United States 2100 L Street Northwest Washington DC 20037 9.4 miles from 20747 202-452-1100
Partnership for Animal Welfare PO Box 1074 Greenbelt MD 20768 9.7 miles from 20747 301-572-4729
City Dogs Rescue 2121 Decatur Place Northwest Washington DC 20008 9.7 miles from 20747 202-567-7364
The Washington Animal Rescue League-Medical Center 71 Oglethorpe Street Northwest Washington DC 20011 10.0 miles from 20747 202-726-2556
American Horse Protection Association 1000 29th Street Northwest Washington DC 20007 10.0 miles from 20747 202-965-0500
Greenbelt Animal Control 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 10.1 miles from 20747 301-474-6124
Humane Society of Prince George's County, Inc. 8210 D'Arcy Rd Bowie MD 20718 10.4 miles from 20747 301-262-5625
Prince Georges Feral Friends, Inc. PO Box 1036 Bowie MD 20718 10.4 miles from 20747 301-262-6452
Greenbelt-Holdin Animal Shelter 550 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 10.6 miles from 20747
Greyhound Welfare, Inc. PO Box 5273 Takoma Park MD 20913 10.8 miles from 20747 301-949-0615
Basset Hound Rescue League Inc. PO Box 44201 Fort Washington MD 20749 10.9 miles from 20747 301-292-3020
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.