Heat Warning in Effect

County urges caution during this severe weather event. Visit mypgc.us/StayCool for more info.

Trash Time Change

Due to extreme heat, trash collection throughout the county will begin at 5 am beginning Monday, July 15, 2024. Learn more at mypgc.us/ClearTheCurb.

Animal Services

Welcome to the Animal Services Facility & Adoption Center

We appreciate your interest in our organization and the animals in our care. We invite you to visit the animals at our state-of-the-art Animal Services Facility and Adoption Center (ASFAC). Our website also features lost animals and animals available for adoption. If you would like additional information about any of the animals available at our facility, please get in touch with us at 301-780-7200.

Our website also offers important animal-related information, current news, and events. We hope you return to stay current on all of the exciting programs coming soon.

Pet owners seeking to surrender a pet are encouraged to consider rehoming it with family and friends first or contact one of our County-approved rescue organizations to see if they can accept your pet.  

View the list of local area rescue partners

The Prince George's County Government is an equal employment opportunity employer. To view Animal Services Division employment opportunities, you can visit the County's employment page.

Search Available Dogs

Search Available Cats

Search Small Animals & Other

You can search for lost animals at our shelter if you've lost a pet.

If you would like more information about animal services and updates, you can contact 301-780-7200.

Public Notice

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Hot Weather Safety Tips for Pets
Steamy days of summer can be dangerous for your four-legged pets

LARGO, MD – Excessive high temperatures can harm humans and furry companions. The Prince George’s County Animal Control Ordinance Section 3-180, titled "Animal Cruelty and Neglect," says all domestic animals except livestock are prohibited from being kept outdoors when the heat index is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, as determined by the National Weather Service. Any person who inflicts unnecessary suffering or pain upon an animal may be charged by Subsection (b) provisions. To view a copy of the Animal Control Ordinance, visit bit.ly/pgcanimalcontrolcode.

You can take a few precautions to help keep your pet safe and cool during the dog days of summer:

  • It is against the law in Maryland to leave a pet in an unattended vehicle, even if the air conditioning is running. Overheating can kill an animal; NEVER leave your pet alone in a car, even with open windows.
  • When the temperature and humidity are very high, be careful of your pet’s paw pads lingering on hot asphalt, which can quickly burn them.  
  • Be sure to protect pets from heat and sun and give them plenty of fresh, cold water. Tree shade and tarps are good resources and don't obstruct airflow. A doghouse can trap heat and may make it worse for a dog. 
  • Consider cutting your pet's hair to one-inch length in the summer to help prevent overheating. Also, brush your cat more than usual to prevent problems caused by high heat.   
  • Exercise your pet in the cool of the early morning or evening. If you’re planning outdoor activities with your pet, remember to carry extra water and a container to drink from.
  • Take special precautions with old or overweight animals or those with heart or lung diseases. Snub-nosed dogs (Bulldog, Pekingese, Boston Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Pugs, Shih Tzu, etc.) have compromised respiratory systems and should be kept in air conditioning when possible.
  • If you notice your pets overheating, excessive panting, difficulty breathing, or an increased heart and respiratory rate, get help from your veterinarian immediately.

For more information on how to keep your pet healthy and safe in weather conditions, visit www.princegeorgespets4us.com. To report an animal experiencing neglect or cruelty in Prince George's County, contact the Animal Services Division at 301-780-7200 and select “0” after the emergency message.


The ASFAC is introducing adoption fees based on a dog's weight to help ensure that our animals are placed in loving, responsible, and committed homes. 

Animal Services Pricing Strucuture

Prince George’s County Animal Services Facility and Adoption Center 
to Reopen on June 14

Owner-surrender appointments remain temporarily suspended

The Prince George’s County Animals Services Facility and Adoption Center (ASFAC) will reopen and resume dog adoptions and applications on Friday, June 14, after a temporary closure due to a respiratory disease. Owner surrender appointments will remain suspended until further notice. This measure is necessary to mitigate the risk of introducing new animals into our environment while ASFAC manages the aftermath of the recent outbreak. 

Read the press release here

To help reduce the spread of the disease in the community, ASFAC encourages pet owners to keep their pets updated on vaccines, avoid communal water bowls, and seek medical advice from a veterinarian if any symptoms like a cough or runny nose develop or worsen.

If the pet must find a new home, consider rehoming it with family and friends or contact one of our County-approved rescue organizations to see if they can accept your pet. 

View the list of local area rescue partners

animal shelter reopening

Getting the animals out of the facility and into homes is critical to getting them in the best position to succeed in the long term. Releasing treated animals after the appropriate period does not pose a health threat to the community.

To help reduce the spread of the disease in the community, ASFAC encourages pet owners to keep their pets updated on vaccines, avoid communal water bowls, and seek medical advice from a veterinarian if any symptoms like a cough or runny nose develop or worsen.

The ASFAC has a large group of kitten-bottle babies that will be legally adoptable once they are eight weeks old. They need fosters to take them in for two to four weeks. Most of the infant kittens can eat solid food. Interested fosters can contact fosterpgcpets@co.pg.md.us for more information.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 10 a.m.

We are looking for volunteers to help walk and socialize dogs, play with cats, assist with feeding animals, cleaning, office work, off-site events, and more! Volunteers must be 18 or older to work directly with the animals.

Walk-ins welcomed. Please arrive on time. 

If you are 18 years old or older and are interested in helping with animals, call 301-780-7200 for more information and to reserve a spot. 

Pet Parenting Classes

The next workshop is on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at noon.

Learn what it takes to be a responsible pet owner and a great family host to a four-legged friend for a lifetime. This one-hour presentation, including a question-and-answer session (Q&A), will cover time, cost, food, toys, medical, safety, and social issues associated with a pet.

Classes will meet the first Saturday of each month at noon throughout 2024! 

Call 301-780-7200, option 6, to register for this FREE class. Walk-ins welcomed. 

ASD pet parenting 2024 v2

Rabbit Handling and Care Class 

This hour-long class will cover the handling and care of rabbits, diet, how to clean enclosures and more for anyone interested in adopting rabbits/bunnies. 

RSVPs are preferred; walk-ins are welcomed. For more information and to RSVP, email Marilyn Perez at MPPerez@co.pg.md.us.

2024 Class Schedule

  • Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 10 am
  • Saturday, September 14, 2024, at 10 am
  • Saturday, November 9, 2024, at 10 am

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Donations Needed

ASD strongly encourages donations of Kuranda beds of all sizes for our doggie friends. There are lots of benefits for pets sleeping on Kuranda Beds, including:

  • Kuranda Beds are the superior choice in shelters and rescues due to their durability and the added protection of a 1-Year Chew Proof Warranty.
  • Shelters prefer Kuranda beds since they are easy to clean and sanitize, minimizing the spread of infectious diseases.
  • The elevated sleep surface helps regulate body temperature in warmer and cooler months.
  • The orthopedic design alleviates pressure points on joints.
  • Quality sleep reduces stress, keeping animals healthy and feeling good while awaiting their forever homes.

Learn More

Donations of KMR Milk and Other Pet Supplies Still Needed!

Sizes and amounts of KMR milk and bottles for underage kittens are included in our wishlist.

We also run low on enrichment items, such as toys and treats, critter supplies, kennel supplies, and leashes for volunteers and staff. 

Check out our Amazon Updated List, view other items our shelter needs, or make a monetary donation. All items can be shipped to our 3750 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772 facility. 

Donations can also be physically dropped off at this address during our regular open hours: Tuesdays - Fridays from 10 am - 6 pm and Saturdays from 10 am - 4 pm No appointment is needed - donation bins are in the front lobby.

View Our Wishlist



  • Sunday and Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Animal Services Facility & Adoption Center

3750 Brown Station Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Phone: 301-780-7200

The Spay Spot - A Spay/Neuter Clinic

3750 Brown Station Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Phone: 301-254-8151

Please call for hours and fees

Contact Animal Services



3750 Brown Station Road

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772


Tues - Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.