District of Columbia Humane Society and Animal Shelters

by Jonni



Find your local Humane Society or private animal shelter in the District of Columbia.

This page is devoted to helping you find your local Washington DC Humane Society shelter. Most of these websites give you pictures and descriptions of their dogs and cats, so you can see if they have the dog or cat you’re looking for. However, most websites are not kept up-to-date, so there may be more dogs available for adoption than you see in the pictures. And the picture you fall in love with may already be adopted by someone else. Please call ahead if you want to avoid disappointment.

How to Add Your Shelter to the List…

If your District of Columbia Humane Society or Animal Shelter is not listed below, use the form at the bottom of this page to add your listing.

Society for Protection of Every Animal and Child

Non-profit foster group rescues stray and unwanted pets and places them in foster homes pending adoption. Rescue news and ways to help.

Washington Animal Rescue League

Provides care to hundreds of dogs and cats until a good, loving home can be found. Also provides low-cost care to the pets of low-income owners.

Washington Humane Society

At the Washington Humane Society, stray, outcast and abused animals get a second chance. No call for help goes unanswered and no animal is turned away.

Add Your Shelter or Kennel

How to Use the Form

Put the name of your organization in the "Name" box. If you have a website, include the full URL (including http://). Email is required, but will not appear in your listing.

All listings are moderated, so it will take a few hours before your listing shows up on the site. If you need to change or delete a current listing, please contact me.

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