Pet Care & Education

Check out this NBC4 news story that features Director Andrea Crooms speaking on the importance of having pet pantries and other resources available in our community to help with the cost of having pets.

Pet Food Pantries

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

  • Spay Spot located inside PGASD; call (301) 254-8151 to schedule an appointment
  • PG SPCA located in Forestville: or call (301) 262-5625
  • Spay Now located in Laurel: or call (301) 483-7080
  • More information for services offered in surrounding jurisdictions on our Spaying & Neutering page

Low-Cost Shot Clinics

  • PG SPCA located in Forestville: or call (301) 262-5625  Clinics are held the first Sunday of every month.
  • Humane Rescue Alliance: Clinics are held by appointment only on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Check the organization's website for updates. 
  • Check with the PGC Health Department for announcements on events this department holds annually. 

Get help with community cats/TNVR here



The Animal Services Division (ASD) hosts a variety of educational classes and workshops throughout the year. 

Pet Parenting Classes

Next workshop is June 1, 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. Time, cost, food, toys, medical, safety, and social issues will be covered during this one-hour presentation, which will include a question-and-answer session (Q&A). 

Classes will meet the first Saturday of each month at 12 p.m. throughout 2024! 

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

NEW! Rabbit Handling and Care Class 

The first class is on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 10 a.m.

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. If you would like more information and to RSVP, please email Marilyn Perez at

2024 Schedule of classes:

Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, September 14, 2024, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2024, at 10 a.m.

Rabbit handling, care class



ASD offers several diverse presentations promoting a healthy and respectful attitude towards animals and a respect for all living beings. These presentations are free of charge to schools, and civic and community associations throughout the County. The program topics include:

  • Animal Overpopulation-Spay/Neuter Services
  • Pet Care
  • Proper Care of Household Pets
  • Safety Around Animals

Our professional staff will help you choose a suitable topic and presentation for your group. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 301-780-7200.


In addition to the presentations, ASD also offers tours of the Animal Services Facility and Adoption Center. The tours last approximately 20 minutes and consist of a walk through our facility. During the tour, participants may be able to hold some kittens and puppies and ask questions. To schedule a tour, please call the Community Outreach Coordinator at 301-780-7200 and select option "6."


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3750 Brown Station Road

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772