Greenbelt Animal Shelter

Find Greenbelt Maryland 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.


Greenbelt Animal Control 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 301-474-6124


Greenbelt-Holdin Animal Shelter 550 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770

Partnership for Animal Welfare PO Box 1074 Greenbelt MD 20768 301-572-4729

College Park Animal Control 4601 Calvert Road College Park MD 20740 2.9 miles from Greenbelt 301-864-8877

Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. PO Box 585 Mount Rainier MD 20712 5.6 miles from Greenbelt 301-699-3946

Greyhound Welfare, Inc. PO Box 5273 Takoma Park MD 20913 6.4 miles from Greenbelt 301-949-0615

The Washington Animal Rescue League-Medical Center 71 Oglethorpe Street Northwest Washington DC 20011 7.0 miles from Greenbelt 202-726-2556

Paws Across the Border, Inc. PO Box 3206 Silver Spring MD 20918 7.3 miles from Greenbelt 301-681-4955

Washington Humane Society 7319 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20012 7.6 miles from Greenbelt 202-723-5730

Animal Shelter 1201 New York Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 7.9 miles from Greenbelt 202-576-6664

Humane Society of Prince George's County, Inc. 8210 D'Arcy Rd Bowie MD 20718 8.2 miles from Greenbelt 301-262-5625

Prince Georges Feral Friends, Inc. PO Box 1036 Bowie MD 20718 8.2 miles from Greenbelt 301-262-6452

Companion Animal Rescue Alliance 3351 Corridor Marketplace Laurel MD 20724 8.2 miles from Greenbelt

Metro Pets Online 43 Randolph Road Silver Spring MD 20904 8.5 miles from Greenbelt 301-873-0846

Doris Day Animal Foundation 227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 9.4 miles from Greenbelt 202-546-1761

Forestville Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747 9.5 miles from Greenbelt

Prince Georges Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747 9.5 miles from Greenbelt

Roxies Fund, Inc. 12208 Judson Road Silver Spring MD 20902 10.0 miles from Greenbelt 301-962-7509

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1755 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20036 10.2 miles from Greenbelt 202-232-5020

Nova Rottweiler Rescue League, Inc. PO Box 482 Kensington MD 20895 10.3 miles from Greenbelt 301-258-5054

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.