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While the ASFAC is closed to the public for dog adoptions, Read the full press release here, we are still processing cats, small mammals, and reptile adoptions VIRTUALLY. To see a list of adoptable animals, please visit and click on available cats/others.

Eligible animal redemptions for lost or found pets are approved. Owners must:

  • Identify their lost animal in the facility via website and click on lost and found or call customer service at 301-780-7200 option 1 to claim ownership.
  • Redemptions will be during normal business hours, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

If a resident finds a stray animal and can safely check for an ID tag or rabies tag – please do so and try to take them home. ASD encourages you to take the stray animal to any local veterinarian\’s office to scan for a microchip. If the animal has a microchip and information populates on the website, attempt to contact the owner directly to avoid exposure to the shelter.

For more information about animal services and updates, contact (301) 780-7200.

2023 Green Summit Announced

Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

David C. Driskell Community Park
3911 Hamilton Street
Hyattsville, MD  20781

Don’t miss out on food trucks, pet adoptions, green vendors, tips and much more. For more info, such as registration and tabling opportunities, visit


Labor Day Pet Safety

Labor Day signals the end of summer vacations and the beginning of back-to-school events. It is also a time of celebration and a time to ensure your pet’s safety. Whether you are barbequing, taking a hike, visiting with family and friends, or just hanging around the house make sure your furry friend is not in harm’s way so they can also celebrate Labor Day! Here are some helpful tips from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (APSCA):


ASD Is Looking For Volunteers

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!

Upcoming Orientations

Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 12 p.m.

If you are 18 years old or older and are interested in helping with animals at the Animal Services Facility and Adoption Center (ASFAC) visit our website at or call 301-780-7200 for more information.


PGSPCA Low Cost Shot Clinic Sunday, September 3, 2023

                            No Appointment Needed                 

**Please note time change for summer hours during August – September**

The Prince George’s County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PGSPCA) is holding walk-in, low-cost vaccination clinics for cats and dogs, on the first Sunday of the month, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 8210 D’Arcy Road in Forestville, Maryland. No appointment is needed. The gates open at 11 a.m., and anyone in line by 1 p.m. will be served.  All dogs MUST be leashed or in a carrier. All cats MUST be in a carrier. 

Cash or credit card only; no checks. Without documentation of a prior rabies vaccine, your pet\’s rabies vaccine will expire in one year.

For more information, visit



Important Notice Regarding Adoptions

While the ASFAC is closed to the public for dog adoptions, we are still processing cats, small mammals, and reptile adoptions VIRTUALLY.  To see a list of adoptable animals, please visit and click on available cats/others

Alfalfa the Bunny is Ready for Adoption

Alfalfa (A537203) is a four-month old neutered male bunny, who is very big for his age. Alfalfa takes some time warming up though. He along with five of his litter mates were surrendered to the shelter. It is very important to spay and neuter rabbits as they can carry up to 13 litters a year!

Alfalfa (A537203) is available for adoption or foster by calling 301-780-7200 or emailing


Let\’s Find Arthur a \”Furever\” Home

Arthur (A538969) is about seven years old. He was found as a stray and was likely living outside for a while. When Arthur came in, his fur was dirty and matted, but our groomer cleaned him up. He seems to be blind, so he is having a hard time adjusting to the shelter environment and is very nervous here. Arthur is looking for a loving, patient home where he can finally start to feel safe. 

Arthur (A538969) is available for adoption or foster by calling 301-780-7200 or emailing


Prince George\’s County Animal Services Division Partners with Pets for Patriots


Service members with at least 190 days in the service are welcome to utilize this partnership. If eligible, you could qualify for a free adoption fee if looking for one of the following: a dog or cat that is at least two (2) years of age; a dog or cat with special needs; a dog or cat that is homeless for six months; or a dog that is 40 pounds or more at the time of adoption.

To adopt through this program, visit:


Meet Oakley! This Week\’s Furry \”Foto\”

Oakley was adopted in October 2021 from the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Arlington, Virginia. At only a few weeks old, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue received Oakley and his siblings from an animal shelter in South Carolina. Oakley was the last of his siblings to be adopted. He has been a joy to his fur-ever family.

For information on how to adopt or foster pets, visit


August Pet Events

The month of August brings heat, vacation and preparing to go back to school. The month is also filled with fun and educational pet holidays including National Dog Day on August 26 and National Holistic Pet Day on August 30. Check out more reasons to love on and celebrate your pets.

Monthlong Observations

National Immunization Awareness Month

Special Event Days

Aug. 26: National Dog Day

Aug. 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Aug. 30: National Holistic Pet Day

Donations of KMR Milk and Other Pet Supplies Still Needed!

Kitten Season is in full bloom at our shelter. We are in desperate need of KMR milk and bottles for underage kittens. Sizes and amounts are included in our wishlist.


We also are running low on enrichment items, such as toys and treats, critter supplies, supplies for our kennels, and leashes for volunteers and staff. 

Donations of Kuranda beds of all sizes for our doggie friends are encouraged. Check out for more information on how to donate.

Check out our Amazon Updated List or view other items our shelter needs and how to make a monetary donation at All items can be shipped to our facility at 3750 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772. Donations can also be physically dropped off at this address during our regular open hours: Tuesdays – Fridays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. No appointment needed – donation bins are in the front lobby.



Prince George\’s County Animal Services

The Prince George’s County Animal Services Facility and Adoption Center has new hours of operation for the general public. In addition, animal interactions no longer need appointments. The new hours are:

Sunday and MondayClosed
Tuesday through Friday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For an animal-related emergency, stray animal, animal bite, lost or found pet, carcass removal, deceased pet disposal, owner surrender appointments, and euthanasia appointments, please call our main line at 301-780-7200 and press \”1\” for customer service.  Photos of found animals that are here in our facility can be viewed online at the website.

If you find your lost pet on our website, please contact our customer service department for assistance with redeeming your pet. Be sure to check with public postings and back with the shelter periodically. 

For nuisance wildlife, call the MD Department of Natural Resources hotline at 877-463-6497.

Applications can be completed online or in person. View current cats, dogs and small animals available for adoption by visiting and enter the facility zip code – 20772. Please note the Animal I.D. #’s of animals you are interested in. For applications and more information, visit our website at or press \”2\” after calling our main number.

Animal licenses can be purchased online here. If you require further assistance, call our main line at 301-780-7200 and press \”3\” for licensing. 

To inquire about low-cost spay or neuter at the Spay Spot Clinic, located inside our facility, please call 301-254-8151.

To volunteer, foster a pet or for humane education services press \”6\” on our main line.

Anyone turning in an animal on closed days or after hours, please call 301-780-7200.

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