Prince George's County Animal Shelter

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

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.