Washington Humane Society

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Address/ Contact Info

7319 Georgia Avenue NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20012


Member Patriot Special:

50% adoption fee discount

Washington Humane Society
7319 Georgia Avenue NE Washington, District of Columbia

About Washington Humane Society

The Washington Humane Society offers pet adoptions to Pets for Patriots member Patriots in the Washington, DC metro area and will assist them in selecting their new best friend. Founded in 1870 as the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, the Washington Humane Society is committed to animal welfare, cruelty prevention and responsible pet ownership.

The organization offers a wide range of programs including adoption, sheltering, spay and neuter, lost and found, human-animal therapy and humane education. The organization works closely with domestic violence service providers and proves a safe haven to animals in domestic abuse situations.

The Washington Humane Society’s Dog Tags program is one example of the organization’s unique approach to fostering the human-animal bond. This three-tier program brings together wounded soldiers recovering at neighboring Walter Reed Army Medical Center with homeless shelter dogs. Not only are the animals properly trained and socialized, making them more adoptable, but the veterans participate in a valuable certificate-based educational curriculum that enables them to pursue a career in animal welfare, care and training.

To help reduce pet overpopulation and foster responsible pet ownership, the Washington Humane Society operates a low-cost spay/neuter center and walk-in vaccination clinic, both open to the public.

Adoption fees include:

Heartworm test (dogs), FIV/feline leukemia (cats)
Rabies and other species-appropriate vaccinations
Microchip for permanent identification
Bag of Science Diet food

Hours of Operation
New York Avenue shelter:
Monday – Friday: 12pm-8pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Stray and unwanted animals accepted 24 hours a day

Georgia Avenue shelter:
Monday – Sunday: 12pm-7pm
Closed for adoptions on Wednesdays