Paws to Consider is an online LibGuide and print resource for those in the Capital Region wishing to adopt a cat or dog as well as current pet owners.
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2015
- Friends of Homeless Animals
A no-kill shelter that rescues and places dogs and cats in the Northern VA and D.C. area.
For directions, email firstname.lastname@example.org for dog appointments, email@example.com for cat appointments, or call 703-385-0224. Leave a message, and a volunteer will return your call shortly.
- Washington Humane Society
As the only open access shelter in the District, no animal is ever turned away for any reason. We also accept adoption applications on a first come, first serve basis.
District of Columbia Animal Care and Control
(New York Avenue Adoption Center - WHS is contracted by the Department of Health to operate this facility)
1201 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Georgia Avenue Adoption Center
7319 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20012
- Washington Animal Rescue League
With as many as 150 dogs and cats available at any given time, the League is one of the largest companion animal adoption centers in the country.
Surrenders are by appointment only. The League does not accept animals it considers aggressive.
71 Oglethorpe Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
- City Dogs Rescue
City Dogs Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is not a 'shelter.' We are a network of volunteers (with full-time jobs) who foster dogs with volunteer families and donated boarding facilities.
2121 Decatur Place NW
Washington, DC 20008
Check out this video with Gary at the Washington Humane Society!