Washington Animal Rescue League

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Address/ Contact Info

71 Oglethorpe Street, N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20011


Member Patriot Special:

50% adoption discount for dogs; adoption fee waived for cats

Washington Animal Rescue League
71 Oglethorpe Street, N.W. Washington, District of Columbia

About Washington Animal Rescue League

The Washington Animal Rescue League offers dog and cat adoptions to Pets for Patriots members in the Washington, D.C. metro area and will help them find their new best friend.

Founded in 1914, the Washington Animal Rescue League opened the first animal shelter in District of Columbia for stray and abused dogs, cats and horses.  Today, nearing its centennial anniversary, the League was recently named one of the top ten rescue partners by the Humane Society of the United States and found homes for a record 1,700 dogs and cats in 2012.  Its state of the art facility is painstakingly designed from the animals’ point of view to make it one of the most humane animal shelters in the world.  The full-service medical center serves the companion animals of income-qualified pet guardians, as well as shelter animals.

The mission of the Washington Animal Rescue League is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals who have nowhere else to go. The organization is committed to strengthening and preserving the human-animal bond by supporting animals in their homes through affordable veterinary care, community outreach and education. As part of its commitment to humane education, the League teaches children in third through eighth grades about animal overpopulation, spaying and neutering, proper care for companion animals and other important topics.

The Washington Animal Rescue League, a private, non-profit organization that takes no government funding, welcomes monetary donations. For a more hands on experience, become one of their valued volunteers.

Adoption fees include:

Microchip for permanent identification
Behavior evaluation
Full medical records
Coupon for first bag of pet food
List of area veterinarians offering free first visit


Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12pm-7pm
Wednesday: 12pm-7pm
Thursday: 12pm-7pm
Friday: 12pm-7pm
Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Veterinarian Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8am-5:30pm
Wednesday: 8am-3:30pm
Thursday: 8am-5:30pm
Friday: 8am-5:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed