Laurel Animal Shelter

Find Laurel 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.


Companion Animal Rescue Alliance 3351 Corridor Marketplace Laurel MD 20724


Greenbelt-Holdin Animal Shelter 550 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 6.3 miles from Laurel

Greenbelt Animal Control 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 6.6 miles from Laurel 301-474-6124

Partnership for Animal Welfare PO Box 1074 Greenbelt MD 20768 7.1 miles from Laurel 301-572-4729

The Ferret Inn 6462 Empty Song Road Columbia MD 21044 7.2 miles from Laurel 410-531-4936

Metro Pets Online 43 Randolph Road Silver Spring MD 20904 7.8 miles from Laurel 301-873-0846

Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center 8576 Davis Road Columbia MD 21045 8.8 miles from Laurel 410-313-2780

Animal Welfare Society 8556 Davis Road Columbia MD 21045 8.9 miles from Laurel 410-465-4350

College Park Animal Control 4601 Calvert Road College Park MD 20740 9.0 miles from Laurel 301-864-8877

Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center, Inc. PO Box 8150 Elkridge MD 21075 9.4 miles from Laurel 410-628-6191

Roxies Fund, Inc. 12208 Judson Road Silver Spring MD 20902 10.7 miles from Laurel 301-962-7509

Paws Across the Border, Inc. PO Box 3206 Silver Spring MD 20918 10.7 miles from Laurel 301-681-4955

Greyhound Welfare, Inc. PO Box 5273 Takoma Park MD 20913 11.0 miles from Laurel 301-949-0615

Humane Society of Prince George's County, Inc. 8210 D'Arcy Rd Bowie MD 20718 11.6 miles from Laurel 301-262-5625

Prince Georges Feral Friends, Inc. PO Box 1036 Bowie MD 20718 11.6 miles from Laurel 301-262-6452

Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. PO Box 585 Mount Rainier MD 20712 11.9 miles from Laurel 301-699-3946

Washington Humane Society 7319 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20012 11.9 miles from Laurel 202-723-5730

The Washington Animal Rescue League-Medical Center 71 Oglethorpe Street Northwest Washington DC 20011 12.2 miles from Laurel 202-726-2556

Nova Rottweiler Rescue League, Inc. PO Box 482 Kensington MD 20895 12.3 miles from Laurel 301-258-5054

Maryland Horse Rescue 4118 Decatur Avenue Kensington MD 20895 12.5 miles from Laurel 301-942-4688

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.