Find 21217 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.
Best of Friends House, Inc 100 Carlsons Way Dover DE 19901 55.3 miles from 21217 301-514-9916
Greyhound Pets of America - Northern Virginia PO Box 6037 Woodbridge VA 22195 55.4 miles from 21217 800-366-1472
Liberty Golden Retriever Rescue PO Box 5365 Woodbridge VA 22194 55.4 miles from 21217
Noah's Ark Foundation PO Box 7862 Woodbridge VA 22195 55.4 miles from 21217 703-831-4153
Potomac Animal Allies PO Box 207 Woodbridge VA 22194 55.4 miles from 21217 703-791-2900
SPCA of Prince William County PO Box 6631 Woodbridge VA 22195 55.4 miles from 21217 571-222-0033
Potomac Stray Cat Rescue, Inc. PO Box 66 Rohrersville MD 21779 55.5 miles from 21217 301-432-5037
Large Animal Protection Society, Inc. PO Box 243 West Grove PA 19390 55.8 miles from 21217 610-869-9880
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.