Find Mount Rainier 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
Animal Shelter 1201 New York Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 2.4 miles from Mount Rainier 202-576-6664
The Washington Animal Rescue League-Medical Center 71 Oglethorpe Street Northwest Washington DC 20011 2.7 miles from Mount Rainier 202-726-2556
College Park Animal Control 4601 Calvert Road College Park MD 20740 2.9 miles from Mount Rainier 301-864-8877
Greyhound Welfare, Inc. PO Box 5273 Takoma Park MD 20913 3.3 miles from Mount Rainier 301-949-0615
Doris Day Animal Foundation 227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 3.9 miles from Mount Rainier 202-546-1761
Washington Humane Society 7319 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20012 4.2 miles from Mount Rainier 202-723-5730
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1755 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20036 4.7 miles from Mount Rainier 202-232-5020
City Dogs Rescue 2121 Decatur Place Northwest Washington DC 20008 4.9 miles from Mount Rainier 202-567-7364
Paws Across the Border, Inc. PO Box 3206 Silver Spring MD 20918 5.1 miles from Mount Rainier 301-681-4955
Humane Society of the United States 2100 L Street Northwest Washington DC 20037 5.2 miles from Mount Rainier 202-452-1100
Partnership for Animal Welfare PO Box 1074 Greenbelt MD 20768 5.6 miles from Mount Rainier 301-572-4729
American Horse Protection Association 1000 29th Street Northwest Washington DC 20007 5.7 miles from Mount Rainier 202-965-0500
Greenbelt-Holdin Animal Shelter 550 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 6.0 miles from Mount Rainier
Greenbelt Animal Control 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 6.1 miles from Mount Rainier 301-474-6124
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue 4319 Harrison Street Northwest Washington DC 20015 6.6 miles from Mount Rainier 202-664-4206
Alley Cat Allies 7920 Norfolk Avenue Bethesda MD 20814 7.9 miles from Mount Rainier 240-482-1980
Forestville Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747 8.1 miles from Mount Rainier
Prince Georges Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747 8.1 miles from Mount Rainier
Nova Rottweiler Rescue League, Inc. PO Box 482 Kensington MD 20895 8.3 miles from Mount Rainier 301-258-5054
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.