Animal Shelter Near Critical Capacity with Dogs; Seeking Pet Adopters and Fosters

ASD Shelter-Near capacity dogs 5.9.24

Press Release


For immediate release:
May 9, 2024

For more information, contact:
Linda Lowe, Director of Communications
Department of the Environment; (301) 836-2115 (cell)


Prince George’s County Animal Shelter is Near Critical Capacity in its Dog Population; Seeks Pet Adopters and Fosters
Waives Pet Adoptions Fees Through May 31

Largo, MD –The Prince George’s County Animal Services Facility and Adoption Center (ASFAC) will offer FREE pet adoptions starting Friday, May 10, and running through Friday, May 31, 2024. The facility is nearing capacity, and fees are being waived to help move more pets out of the facility to save lives and give dogs in their care a second chance at a forever home.  

“As we continue to move hundreds of pets out of the facility monthly through our robust adoption and foster programs and support of our rescue partners, unfortunately, a larger quantity come into our care daily,” says David Fisher, Associate Director of the Animal Services Facility. “We need the community’s help for these dogs in our care as we reach our capacity. We encourage anyone who loves pets to find room in their heart and home to adopt one of our many dogs. This is especially the case with our dogs that are 50+ pounds. Please remember that big dogs need love, too!”

The ASFAC, like other shelters across the nation, is dealing with a large influx of pets, especially dogs. Large and senior dogs account for many of the animals at the facility. While the facility has resumed accepting owner surrenders to serve our community, this has dramatically affected our dog population. The ASFAC stresses that the public should only consider bringing their pets to the shelter as a last resort. If you need help keeping your pet, please contact the ASFAC to learn more about the resources available so your pet can stay in your loving home. If the pet must find a new home, they are encouraged to contact one of our County-approved rescue organizations to see if they can accept your pet or consider rehoming it with family and friends.

The ASFAC is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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