21217 Animal Shelter

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.


Greyhound Welfare, Inc. PO Box 5273 Takoma Park MD 20913 29.9 miles from 21217 301-949-0615


Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County 18959 Bonanza Way Gaithersburg MD 20879 30.0 miles from 21217 301-740-2511

Maryland Horse Rescue 4118 Decatur Avenue Kensington MD 20895 30.3 miles from 21217 301-942-4688

Nova Rottweiler Rescue League, Inc. PO Box 482 Kensington MD 20895 30.4 miles from 21217 301-258-5054

Humane Society of Carroll County 2517 Littlestown Pike Westminster MD 21158 30.4 miles from 21217 410-848-4810

Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. PO Box 585 Mount Rainier MD 20712 30.7 miles from 21217 301-699-3946

Washington Humane Society 7319 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20012 30.8 miles from 21217 202-723-5730

Montgomery County SPCA PO Box 637 Washington Grove MD 20880 30.9 miles from 21217 301-948-4266

Chester Animal Control 61 Piney Narrows Road Chester MD 21619 31.0 miles from 21217 410-643-8700

The Washington Animal Rescue League-Medical Center 71 Oglethorpe Street Northwest Washington DC 20011 31.1 miles from 21217 202-726-2556

Gaithersburg Animal Control 31 South Summit Avenue Gaithersburg MD 20877 31.8 miles from 21217 301-258-6343

The Humane Society of Kent County, Inc. 10720 Augustine Herman Highway Chestertown MD 21620 32.1 miles from 21217 410-778-3648

Diamond Dog Rescue 23 Kratz Road Shrewsbury PA 17361 32.3 miles from 21217 717-227-9674

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc. PO Box 62 Glenville PA 17329 32.4 miles from 21217 717-965-7901

Montgomery County Animal Control 2350 Research Boulevard Rockville MD 20850 32.5 miles from 21217 240-773-5960

Alley Cat Allies 7920 Norfolk Avenue Bethesda MD 20814 33.0 miles from 21217 240-482-1980

Humane Society University 700 Professional Drive Gaithersburg MD 20879 33.0 miles from 21217 301-548-7731

Animal Shelter 1201 New York Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 33.1 miles from 21217 202-576-6664

Forestville Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747 33.3 miles from 21217

Prince Georges Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747 33.3 miles from 21217

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.