Find 22310 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.
Cat Haven 6001 Beech Tree Drive Alexandria VA 22310 703-960-3935
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 4101 Eisenhower Ave Alexandria VA 22304 3.2 miles from 22310 703-838-4774
Operation PAWS for Homes PO Box 90813 Alexandria VA 22309 3.2 miles from 22310
Tails High, Inc. 1299A Quaker Hill Dr Alexandria VA 22314 3.2 miles from 22310 703-819-5240
Animal Welfare League of Arlington 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive Arlington VA 22206 4.4 miles from 22310 703-931-9241
Kitten Orange White 423 East Bellefonte Avenue Alexandria VA 22301 4.7 miles from 22310
Dc Metro No More Homeless Pets PO Box 19 Mount Vernon VA 22121 5.0 miles from 22310 703-207-1386
Ferrets R No 1 Shelter & Rescue 5906 Boston Drive Falls Church VA 22041 5.1 miles from 22310 703-998-3151
Obg Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Northern Virginia Oldies But Goodies PO Box 361 Newington VA 22122 5.3 miles from 22310 703-533-2373
BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program 7450 Boston Boulevard Springfield VA 22153 5.3 miles from 22310 800-370-3936
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue PO Box 100968 Arlington VA 22210 6.6 miles from 22310 703-766-2647
Metro Ferals PO Box 7138 Arlington VA 22207 6.6 miles from 22310 703-528-7782
SPCA of Northern Virginia PO Box 100220 Arlington VA 22210 6.6 miles from 22310 703-799-9390
Arlington Animal Control 822 North Kenmore Street Arlington VA 22201 6.9 miles from 22310 703-249-5066
Basset Hound Rescue League Inc. PO Box 44201 Fort Washington MD 20749 7.1 miles from 22310 301-292-3020
Golden Retriever Rescue Education and Training, Inc. PO Box 3069 Falls Church VA 22043 7.5 miles from 22310 703-620-6593
4 PAWS Rescue Team, Inc. PO Box 2908 Merrifield VA 22116 8.7 miles from 22310 703-715-6369
Feline Foundation of Greater Washington PO Box 3071 Merrifield VA 22116 8.7 miles from 22310 703-920-8665
American Horse Protection Association 1000 29th Street Northwest Washington DC 20007 8.9 miles from 22310 202-965-0500
Humane Society of the United States 2100 L Street Northwest Washington DC 20037 9.2 miles from 22310 202-452-1100
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.