Since 1870, we’ve been the National Capital area’s leading voice of compassion for pets and wildlife.
We operate the only open-access shelter in the region and offer an array of dynamic programs and services; providing comfort and care to nearly 30,000 animals each year all made possible through your support.
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Vaccination Clinics, Tuesday and Thursday
Hi there! My name is Yoda! I am a beautiful brindle Terrier mix and I'm as lively as can be. My favorite thing to do is chew on my squeaky toy and listen to it squeak over and over and over again. Read more>>
Seen abuse? Report it now, before it's too late! Call 202-BE-HUMANE (202-234-8626).
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We're in need of helpful people to volunteer as well as to foster animal for the short term.
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We offer a variety of classes and programs on behavior and learning. There's one for you!
We've got some great stuff coming up, including our 10th Annual Sugar and Champagne Affair
Branches and additional offices:
(202) 723-54097838 Eastern Ave NW Washington, DC 20012-1303
(202) 269-40561201 New York Ave NE Washington, DC 20002-1618
(202) 882-58377315 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20012-1719