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Posted on: September 29, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Prince George's County Celebrates Adopt-a-Dog Month

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Be a Hero. Adopt a Dog.
Prince George’s County animal shelter waives adoption, microchipping and vaccination fees during National Adopt-a-Dog Month

For immediate release:
September 29, 2016

For more information, contact:
Lauren A. Kinard, Public Information Specialist
Prince George’s County, Department of the Environment
(301) 883-5957,

LARGO, MD – There are hundreds of reasons why you should consider adopting a dog. They are smart, have great personalities, are very supportive, and make great exercise buddies. Throughout the month of October, your Department of the Environment's (DoE) Animal Management Division (AMD) is celebrating National Adopt-A-Dog Month by waiving adoption, micro chipping and vaccination fees for anyone who adopts a dog from the Prince George’s County Animal Services Facility.

“During Adopt-a-Dog Month, save a life and support your local animal shelter at the same time. The County’s animal shelter should be the first go-to choice when looking for a new pet. There are dogs of every type, size and age available for adoption at the Facility. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff is here to support new adopters through this very important decision of bringing a new pet into their loving home,” says Rodney Taylor, Associate Director of AMD.

To view all the dogs and other pets available for adoption at the Animal Services Facility, visit You may also see our pets in person by visiting the Facility located at 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro. Adoption hours are:
• Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 12 PM to 6 PM
• Wednesday: 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM
• Saturday - 10 AM to 4 PM
• Thursday, Sunday and holidays: Closed

At the time of adoption, dogs will receive a free microchip; rabies, distemper and bordetella shots; and, a heartworm test. A $125 fee will be charged for spay/neuter surgery, e-collar and pain medication, if required.

For more information on National Adopt-a-Dog Month and the pets available for adoption at the Prince George’s County Animal Services Facility, contact (301) 780-7200.

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