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Anyone may apply to adopt an animal from our shelter. Identification reflecting your current address must be presented when filling out the application form. If you lease a house or apartment, permission to keep a pet must be verified from the landlord. The adoption staff may perform a house check before approving the application to ensure that the pet being adopted will be in a safe and caring environment. Upon approval, you are required to pay an adoption fee prior to taking ownership of your pet. For more information, please call the Animal Services Division at 301-780-7200.
To schedule a presentation, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 301-780-7220.
To report a missing, vicious or injured animal, please call the Animal Services Division at 301-780-7200. Be prepared to provide additional information as appropriate, such as type of animal, last known location, and condition of the animal.
You can obtain a pet license from:
When submitting an application For Prince George's County, a copy of the current rabies vaccination certificate, a copy of the spay/neuter certificate (if applicable), and a check or money order payable to Prince George’s County in the amount of $10 for altered animals or $25 for unaltered animals must be included. Print a copy of the County license application here. For additional licensing information contact 301-780-7251.
For information on low-cost spay/neuter services, please contact the Spay Spot Spay/Neuter Clinic located within the Animal Services Facility & Adoption Center at 301-254-8151.