Find Prince George's County 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.
Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. PO Box 585 Mount Rainier MD 20712 301-699-3946
Basset Hound Rescue League Inc. PO Box 44201 Fort Washington MD 20749 301-292-3020
College Park Animal Control 4601 Calvert Road College Park MD 20740 301-864-8877
Companion Animal Rescue Alliance 3351 Corridor Marketplace Laurel MD 20724
Forestville Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747
Greenbelt Animal Control 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 301-474-6124
Greenbelt-Holdin Animal Shelter 550 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770
Humane Society of Prince George's County, Inc. 8210 D'Arcy Rd Bowie MD 20718 301-262-5625
Partnership for Animal Welfare PO Box 1074 Greenbelt MD 20768 301-572-4729
Prince Georges Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747
Prince Georges Feral Friends, Inc. PO Box 1036 Bowie MD 20718 301-262-6452
Upper Marlboro Animal Shelter 3750 Brown Station Road Upper Marlboro MD 20772 301-780-7200
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.