20896 Animal Shelter

Find 20896 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.


Maryland Horse Rescue 4118 Decatur Avenue Kensington MD 20895 0.5 miles from 20896 301-942-4688


Nova Rottweiler Rescue League, Inc. PO Box 482 Kensington MD 20895 1.2 miles from 20896 301-258-5054

Roxies Fund, Inc. 12208 Judson Road Silver Spring MD 20902 2.5 miles from 20896 301-962-7509

Alley Cat Allies 7920 Norfolk Avenue Bethesda MD 20814 3.2 miles from 20896 240-482-1980

Paws Across the Border, Inc. PO Box 3206 Silver Spring MD 20918 4.5 miles from 20896 301-681-4955

Washington Humane Society 7319 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20012 5.3 miles from 20896 202-723-5730

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue 4319 Harrison Street Northwest Washington DC 20015 5.4 miles from 20896 202-664-4206

Metro Pets Online 43 Randolph Road Silver Spring MD 20904 5.5 miles from 20896 301-873-0846

Greyhound Welfare, Inc. PO Box 5273 Takoma Park MD 20913 6.2 miles from 20896 301-949-0615

Montgomery County Animal Rescue League 9520 Accord Drive Potomac MD 20854 6.3 miles from 20896

The Washington Animal Rescue League-Medical Center 71 Oglethorpe Street Northwest Washington DC 20011 6.8 miles from 20896 202-726-2556

Montgomery County Animal Control 2350 Research Boulevard Rockville MD 20850 6.9 miles from 20896 240-773-5960

Friends of Montgomery County Animals 12400 Piney Glen Lane Potomac MD 20854 7.5 miles from 20896

Montgomery County Animal 7315 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood MD 20855 8.5 miles from 20896 240-773-5900

Montgomery County SPCA PO Box 637 Washington Grove MD 20880 8.5 miles from 20896 301-948-4266

City Dogs Rescue 2121 Decatur Place Northwest Washington DC 20008 8.8 miles from 20896 202-567-7364

Gaithersburg Animal Control 31 South Summit Avenue Gaithersburg MD 20877 9.0 miles from 20896 301-258-6343

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1755 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20036 9.2 miles from 20896 202-232-5020

College Park Animal Control 4601 Calvert Road College Park MD 20740 9.3 miles from 20896 301-864-8877

American Horse Protection Association 1000 29th Street Northwest Washington DC 20007 9.3 miles from 20896 202-965-0500

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.