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1. Humane Rescue Alliance — District of Columbia Animal Care and Control - Washington

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Address: 1201 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 576-6664

Business type: Animal shelter

Humane Rescue Alliance — District of Columbia Animal Care and Control: what do users think?
Xtcwolfie
Xtcwolfie: Absolute worst experience. I have been trying to find a kitten of my own but it has to be through the site, fine. So I complete the processes for applications with emails and inquiries. Please, explain to me why I have to reach out to the foster parents on a status on my application. Even when the cats are no longer on the site the next day, and still nothing. I won’t be using this service for adoption as it unprofessional. No one contacted me to let me know that these cats were no longer available, didn’t even update the status on my applications. Although one person reached out the next day after I applied to say that cat was no longer available…why was it still up on the site. Also, why does no one answer the phone at the shelter, I’ve left a voicemail and called multiple times.
Response: We apologize for your negative experience and would welcome the opportunity to connect with you directly so we can learn more. You can reach us at adopt@humanerescuealliance.org or at 202-723-5730. The health and well-being of the animals in our care, our staff, and the community we serve are our top priority. Since March 2020 we've offered virtual adoption services and have helped thousands of animals find homes. From the comfort of your home you can select an animal, set up a virtual meet and greet, and even conduct a virtual adoption counseling session. Our traditional adoption center is temporarily closed, but we are very much open for adoptions.
swErv In (Swerv)
swErv In (Swerv): After a smooth adoption process with direct and informative staff that was compassionate to the needs of my new friend and myself, I have thoroughly enjoyed the early stages of acclimating my new best friend Patty (formerly Pantene) to our home. Front desk staff and adoption counselor was friendly, and the adoption supervisor(?) took time to call me and follow up with recommendations in regards to resources catered to this dogs needs. The foster parent has also been a great asset and to me that also demonstrates a certain caliber of professionalism on the part of HRA for holding on to such a volunteer. I strongly recommend that anyone who has an interest in adding a fur friend to their family take the time to stop by and meet the wonderful animals ready for a new home and the staff willing to make sure your experience is a positive one.
Lisa Chavers
Lisa Chavers: I am Very glad that they accommodate animals who need intensive care and treatment. I REALLY WANT TO TAKE REMY INTO MY HOME BECAUSE SHE WAS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT UNDER THE TREE FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTED HIM I WANT HIM
Mike Hawk
Mike Hawk: “Virtual meet and greet” 🙄 right, cause that is the best way to get a feeling which dog is the best fit for your household. Meeting a potential pup in person is incredibly important so the dog can feel the energy of the person and viceversa.
Response: Thank you for your feedback. The health and well-being of the animals in our care, our staff, and the community we serve are our top priority. Since March 2020 we've offered virtual adoption services and have helped thousands of animals find homes. From the comfort of your home you can select an animal, set up a virtual meet and greet, and even conduct a virtual adoption counseling session. Our traditional adoption center is temporarily closed, but we are very much open for adoptions. We understand this option may not be for everyone and we'd be happy to learn more about your particular situation and experience.
Danielle Carnes
Danielle Carnes: We adopted our dog and cat from here, and have been absolutely delighted with the quality of service. We even had the adoption fee for our cat waived due to health complications. Thank you for the support, we will return if we need another pet!
saahib aalim zafir
saahib aalim zafir: Considering an ESA. I have purchased two cats from this location. But my ex got custody of them both. Sad situation but a third purchase will cheer me up.
Win Simmons
Win Simmons: Kipa (our kitten) was adopted one week yesterday.. He is such a lovable kitten.. The staff was very helpful finding the perfect gift for my daughter... Thank you! For all that you do and continue to do for strays like Kipa🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈

2. Humane Rescue Alliance - Washington

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Address: 71 Oglethorpe St NW, Washington, DC 20011

Schedule: Open 24 hours

Telephone: (202) 723-5730

Business type: Animal shelter

Humane Rescue Alliance: what do users think?
Gerson petersan
Gerson petersan: Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, QualityInstant Towing Service Washington is awesome. Honest, Real, And provided a service that we should all expect in a company, especially one that takes care of your car. Thank you! Will always call them in the future.
Aloysia Jean
Aloysia Jean: I’m a foster for the HRA and I’ve never encountered a shelter that cares more for their pets and makes the adoption process that seamless. All the animals I’ve fostered have been in great health, received phenomenal care, and had a wealth of resources to help them live their best lives.
Erick Gonzalez
Erick Gonzalez: The humane rescue alliance staff was very professional and helpful when my walker lost my dog in the city. They assured me that most lost dogs are returned to their owner and that my dog would turn up. A few hours after my report, the Humane Rescue Alliance called me back with the good news. They were prompt and accommodating— I was also afraid the person that found my dog would keep him, but the staff who worked with me assured me they would advocate on my behalf— five stars for the work they do and the services they provide to our loved furry family.
saahib aalim zafir
saahib aalim zafir: Look who I picked up at the adoption place. His name was Angel. Now he is called Bumba. He is 3 and a great companion. The process was easy and I really enjoyed the experience.
Eric Towler
Eric Towler: Most professional, organized animal rescue I have seen. Great foster program as well as other. We fostered a dog and ended up adopting him. The amount of support was nothing short of amazing.
Lev Boonin
Lev Boonin: Adopted the most perfect and adorable poodle-mix from here. They had taken him in as a stray, cared for him, and made sure he had all his shots. When we met him, the staff were energetic, accommodating so that we could meet him in person (despite the pandemic) before welcoming him into our family. They helped to get him fixed, instructed us on feeding him, and were as excited to find him a home as we were to give one. They care about every animal as much as their future owners do.
Alex Navarro
Alex Navarro: Doing great work for animals! We foster for them and love being able to help animals find furever homes.
Elaine Shepherd
Elaine Shepherd: Well cared for and vetted pets are housed in a clean, calm atmosphere. Proficient and pleasant staff is also a plus. My cocker spaniel rescue is an absolute gem. Google them or visit to meet equally wonderful pets waiting to meet you.
melissa davis
melissa davis: Can’t understand why this place has so many good reviews!!!! Spoke to someone today regarding the poor innocent fox they captured few days ago, was not happy they played a part in killing this animal who was only protecting her babies!!! The Woman on the phone proceeded to tell me that no matter what they capture whether it’s a squirrel any kind of wildlife, they kill it!!!! No why would a place who claims to care for animals Carry out such a horrific act???? You people should be ashamed of yourself and I hope someday you shut down for good
Varun Kumar
Varun Kumar: We found a lost cockatiel outside our apartment building and called them for rescue. They guides us about how to keep the bird safe till they arrive. To our surprise they reached our place with 15-20 mins of our call. Also, the details were uploaded on their website within a couple of hours under lost and found section. Good professional work by the team here!

3. The Humane Society of the United States - Washington

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Address: 1255 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 11PM

Telephone: (202) 452-1100

Business type: Animal rescue service

The Humane Society of the United States: what do users think?
Valerie Oval Lecuona (a Lesbian)
Valerie Oval Lecuona (a Lesbian): I have supported this wonderful animal welfare organization for several years now and I am pleased with their work to help out innocent animals.
Anonymous K.
Anonymous K.: Just a warning that if you sign up to make regular donations they make it impossible to cancel those donations. Literally had to contact my credit card company to block charges from them because they ignored my multiple requests to cancel my monthly donations.
Laura Chan
Laura Chan: Definition of superheros in my book for saving animals.
Clark Matthews
Clark Matthews: Great place to adipt from.
Christopher Ward
Christopher Ward: Love how they help animals

4. American Humane - Washington

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Address: 1400 16th St NW #360, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (800) 227-4645

Business type: Animal rescue service

American Humane: what do users think?
Emily W.
Emily W.: The recent designation of Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat as meeting "the gold standard for animal welfare" by American Humane is without merit. As noted by the Review-Journal, MGM made significant contributions to establish the new program with David Blasko of the Habitat sitting on the advisory committee. The committee also consists of a panel of individuals heavily invested in the use of animals in entertainment, like animal trainers and Ringling Bros employees. These individuals support the captivity and use of cruel training methods on animals for the purpose of human entertainment. Further, American Humane is the organization responsible for the “no animals were harmed” accreditation seen at the end of films. A well-documented expose released in 2013 showed that countless animals have been harmed or killed on film sets, even while the same film went on to receive accreditation by American Humane. How “humane” is it to hold dolphins captive in pools in the middle of the desert where they are subjected to constant sunlight and UV rays? The Animal Welfare Act, the federal law that regulates standards for animal care and treatment, specifically sets a mandate for adequate shade for marine mammals, yet the dolphins at the Mirage have virtually none. How “humane" it is to hold large apex predators like tigers captive in small cages, where they can never engage in any behavior that is natural or instinctual to them like stalking prey? The latest designation bestowed on the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat is an example of an industry that survives off the backs of animals congratulating itself for continuing to do so, while lying about any positive impact they have for the animal species they hold captive for profit. Animal captivity by MGM including the Mirage is a shameful and cruel practice that is rapidly running out of steam in an age when people are waking up to the reality that animal captivity is not kind and it is not educational, it is animal cruelty.
Jacqueline Silseth
Jacqueline Silseth: American Humane is an animal welfare group that goes above and beyond, from helping out when disaster strikes to providing veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress with service dogs, there is no one else who steps up for animals in all walks of life like AH.

5. Homeward Trails Adoption Center - Fairfax County

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Address: 11116 Fairfax Station Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Sat

Telephone: (703) 249-5066

Business type: Animal shelter

Homeward Trails Adoption Center: what do users think?
Harlow Arbiol
Harlow Arbiol: I had a really good experience adopting from Homeward Trails. My partner and I did the Tails Out program where we met a Labrador Retriever. She was the most kindest dog. I ever met and felt a instant connection with her. We decided to adopt her and it was very smooth. You can tell this shelter really cares about their dogs. Thank you so much for everything. Thank you Hannah. She was very helpful and professional; and even helped us during this Christmas Eve.
Elyse Porter
Elyse Porter: We love our dog that we adopted from them but our experience wasn’t satisfactory. They said that they would provide our vaccination records on the pet assistant app. However we still needed proof of vaccinations to start a training class. They finally sent the full vaccination record and it included 2 vaccinations that were never communicated to us and we spent and additional $200 getting up to date on. I’m very frustrated with their inability to provide clear and accurate vaccination records.
M B
M B: Amazing to see HT has grown so much and over 20 yrs after adopting a Fayetteville dog have a People mag article appear in my news feed!! Dusty (Roads of WV) lived a very good life and we thanks HT so much for all their work. If I still lived in NoVA I would be a volunteer
carrie goeringer
carrie goeringer: This is the sweet girl you rescued for me. She went home with me 4 years ago. THANKS for all your work. 😘😻💕
Juergen S
Juergen S: Excellent experience. We adopted our second dog here and they were very good about making sure we were right for each other. The staff know the animals well, even the new ones and did a great job of giving us time with them. The program seems a little bulky, but everything runs smooth and is done well. We will be coming back when we are looking for another dog.
Elizabeth Anderson
Elizabeth Anderson: I love the dog I adopted, and I had a great experience with the volunteer who initially showed me some dogs and the adoption coordinator who took care of the actual adoption. My issue is with their tracking of medical records. My dog’s paperwork from them said she was spayed. She was not. They then had her scheduled for a spay appointment while she was heartworm positive - heartworm positive dogs cannot be put under anesthesia. I only knew that because a vet tech at my personal vet happened to mention it during an apt. I’m the one who had to tell HT we can’t do that surgery until she’s completed her heartworm treatments. They had paperwork saying clearly she was heartworm positive, so they should have known this. That’s very concerning to me. Additionally, I ultimately decided to pay for the spay surgery myself and get it done with my local vet. HT’s waivers said clearly they don’t do a physical before the surgery (vets do a physical and blood work), and they had no interest in seeing my dog’s medical records. It’s too risky, especially given the heartworm experience. Adoption is $400.

6. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue - Arlington

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Address: 5159 Langston Blvd., Arlington, VA 22207

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 237-5327

Business type: Non-profit organization

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue: what do users think?
Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith: I had the best experience working with Lucky dog rescue. My girlfriend and I went through the approval process online before meeting our potential new dog and it was super easy. We worked with Paul, who I could go on and on about how fantastic he was to work with. He was very helpful at explaining everything, very accommodating of your availability, and extremely kind. His passion for these dogs and his desire for them to go to good homes was extremely admirable. The process with Paul and meeting the dog through the foster, Grace, was fantastic - no complaints. The people who work with Lucky dog seem to care very much about these animals, and it shows.
Response: Dear Daniel, Thank you so much for this incredible review. We are so lucky to have you and Paul as part of our Lucky Dog family.
Christina Flear
Christina Flear: I recently went through the adoption process with Lucky Dog and being a first time dog owner, the process was beyond helpful and reassuring. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly making the whole process that much more pleasant. Each step of the process was organized and easy to follow, plus the communication with their team was quick and thorough. I appreciated them walking me through each step and helping me adopt our new dog Asher. They took the time to make sure we were a good fit, which is so important to me. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to adopt. :)
Response: Thank you so much Christina for this thoughtful review. We so appreciate your giving Asher a loving forever home.
Briana Provost
Briana Provost: Had an enjoyable experience with Lucky Dog and their team. They made sure I understood everything there was to know about every dog I met before I met them. Ended up adopting my dog Stenson, and we are such a good fit. The only thing I will say is that they don’t guarantee the breeds of dogs so if that is something that is important to you, be sure to ask about their match making program since that’s a process where they make sure they pair you with a dog based on your breed and temperament expectations.
Response: Hi Briana, thank you so much for choosing to add a rescue dog to your family. We are so glad to hear you had a positive experience adopting with us!
Johanna Gonzalez
Johanna Gonzalez: I was able to adopt my beautiful kitty with this organization. Originally I was going to adopt another pet, but she was chosen by someone else before I was able to confirm my decision. I waited patiently and they assisted in helping me find the right fit for me! Once I confirmed the adoption picking her up was a breeze! I had my carrier and collar ready, they had my sweet kitty ready! It was a perfect match and now we are so overjoyed to have her.
Response: Dear Johanna, Congratulations on your new family member and thank you for giving our kitty a second chance at a loving forever home.
Maegan Cross
Maegan Cross: I had a fantastic experience adopting a cat from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in January 2022. The vetting process was thorough. Staff and volunteers are friendly, responsive, and helpful. The process was easy to access. And, best of all, I found my best friend for life (Stella pictured here)! Would DEFINITELY adopt from them again!
Amy Gregurich Lindley
Amy Gregurich Lindley: Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a one-of-a-kind organization! My family and I have dealt with other rescue organizations and Lucky Dog is truly a gem. They CARE about the pups they are responsible for and have gone above and beyond when foster pups need more care (i.e. disabled, injured, etc.). They are diligent and thorough with vetting the fosters for their organization which was the reason we ended up switching to Lucky Dog as a foster (and eventually as an adopter). The adoption process is just as thorough - and with good reason - they want their pups matched with the right people and with people they know will care for them. Here are pics of our foster pups (as well as our resident Lucky Dog pup)!
Shannon Wilkerson
Shannon Wilkerson: This organization has shady practices! Believe the negative reviews. I know some people will have a good experience, but enough people having a bad experience speaks to the integrity of the company. Bottom line, I gave them $425 (which is a high fee for a shelter adoption anyway) and I don’t have a dog. I tried to resolve this multiple ways with multiple staff. No resolution. No dog. There are other shelters in the DC area that have much lower fees and less unhappy adopters. Read all the reviews. I’m not the only person saying that they paid a fee and have no dog. I found a reputable breeder and purchased a puppy. Too bad I had to go this route, but at least my kids will soon have an adorable puppy to love.
Response: Shannon adopted a puppy from us. She told us that her "children have special needs and are too rough with her. I have to watch everything that they do every second," and that this was too much for her. In addition, the puppy was teething and doing normal puppy chewing which scared the children. She returned the puppy less than one week after she adopted. We then agreed to help her find an older, calmer dog that would not scare her children and that could tolerate their roughness. Unfortunately, finding that kind of dog does that time, and we wanted to be sure the dog had been in foster care with children before we moved forward adopting a second dog to Shannon. She agreed with this plan, but then got upset when we pointed out she seemed only to be interested in dogs that we could not confirm were good with children. At that point, Shannon began sending harassing emails to our staff. While we remained committed to working with Shannon to find a dog that would be a good match for her family, we understand from this review she has purchased a puppy. We hope her new puppy does well with her children.
Brian Benner
Brian Benner: We’d applied through several rescues in the DC area and Lucky Dog was the most helpful and attentive. We got pre-approved through the application/interview process and then went to one of their planned adoption events. We’re so happy to have brought home this ball of joy and we’re always recommending Lucky Dog to others. Adopt, don’t shop!
Response: Thank you so incredibly much for leaving this thoughtful review. We are so lucky to have you as part of our Lucky Dog family and congratulations on adopting your new family member!
Alessandra
Alessandra: To preface this, I am giving five stars because with ongoing interest and patience, I found Cookie through Lucky Dog! The first picture is when I first met him at an event hosted at PetSmart; he is being held by a LD volunteer. The next three are from the past seven weeks since I brought him home :) It did take months for the right dog to come along for me, punctuated in the middle with the unfortunate loss of a sweet dog I was very excited about. Lucky Dog maintained contact via email when I was clearly discouraged with the adoption process and answered questions promptly about any dog I contacted them about. Often the dog I had expressed interest in was already tentatively adopted by another good fit. I recommend checking the adoptable dogs daily on their website. The FIRST adoption event I went to, I expressed interest in Cookie (then named Danny), whom I had seen online. My being pre-approved to adopt a small dog definitely seemed to expedite the process. The team was clearly busy but were patient, kind, and helpful, and made sure his foster mom handed Cookie over to me and let me know what he was like during their time together. Thank you to the Lucky Dog team for connecting me with my lil guy!

7. King Street Cats - Lyles-Crouch

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Address: 25 S Dove St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Telephone: (703) 231-7199

Business type: Non-profit organization

King Street Cats: what do users think?
Rachel Turner
Rachel Turner: After weeks of obsessing over every cat on their website and finally finding a perfect fit, me and my boyfriend set up an appointment to meet our potential new kitties, full of excitement. After driving over 30 minutes to go to this appointment, we were greeted by a volunteer who took one look at us and decided we were not worthy to even meet the cats. The volunteer we talked with told me and my boyfriend (both college grads together for 5+ years, both with steady jobs) were unqualified and irresponsible. Despite both of us owning cats throughout our whole lives, dedicating hours of volunteer time to local cat shelters and all of our other experience, we were told we “probably don’t really know what we are doing”. Additionally, we were told we would probably break up, putting strain on the cat, and might not keep our jobs. After being insulted for about 20 minutes, we were turned away without even meeting the cats. And to make matters worse, all of the factors that deemed us “irresponsible cat owners” (age, relationship status, job status) were on our application that they accepted and set up an appointment for. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE. Thankfully we went to another local shelter owned by the SWEETEST woman who paired us with our two best pals. In the end I’m glad we didn’t go with King Street Cats, and I advise no one does. A TRUE SHAME FOR EVERY CAT STUCK AT THIS SHELTER. they are more interested in keeping the cats there to hang out with the volunteers than actually finding them loving homes. UPDATE: tails high is the organization we ended up adopting from- a total 180 from KSC and a great choice if you’re looking for an actual reliable place to adopt. UPDATE: also, thank you to the woman who assumed we would break up. We are now planning our wedding for 2022
Kendal Orgera
Kendal Orgera: We were so excited to adopt another cat, but the volunteers were frankly horrendous. They were angry it was taking us so long to decide, then pressured us to adopt cats we just didn’t connect with, then blatantly insulted me and said, “it’s clear you’re not a cat person.” Although I’ve spent my life with cats. There was one cat we really wanted, but without telling us (prior to our appointment) she was already adopted. They made it feel like they were just trying to push the cats out to homes without ensuring they were going to the right homes. Love an animal rescue and organization like this, but the volunteers made us so angry we honestly don’t feel comfortable using King Street Cats again. Truly can’t emphasize enough how awful and mean they were. Also told them (prior to everything), that I wanted to volunteer at an organization like this. And they said, “we’re not accepting applicants. And we have many already.” Just a series of horrendous experiences. UPDATE: Just realized one of the (what I thought were) volunteers, was actually the president of the org. Actually amazed that the president of KSC was so unbearable. Vivien was her name.
Ciana Vandyke
Ciana Vandyke: A ton of fraudulent 5 star reviews!!! After you submit an application you’ll find out they had pending apps on that same cat. You’ll also find out that they remain the primary contact on the cats microchip after adoption! We solved the issue by paying for the vet to remove it And replace it. It was expensive but worth sticking it to king streets cat. I’m just grateful I actually love my kitten. I was originally denied for absolutely no given reason. And I wasn’t denied via email I was denied the moment Vivian SAW me (I am a biracial woman with visible tattoos. I’ve rescued for 11yrs now. She judged me with no second thought. No worries though. My husband looks nothing like me and he went and applied, made up some good sounding answers and brought my fur baby home within a week no issue. I was desperate because I felt a bond with the kitten I met with however KSC is rude and judge mental and they don’t care about placing the cats in a good home.
Jane Crosby
Jane Crosby: This cat shelter is such a gem! I volunteer here regularly, and there are always so many wonderful cats available for adoption– ranging from kittens to seniors to cats with special needs who require an extra special owner who can offer lots of love + care. If you are looking to welcome a new furry friend into your family, I highly recommend King Street Cats! :)
N B
N B: King St Cats had me come up with a theoretical situation in which I’d consider declawing (which I had no intention of doing), then told me I was unfit because I came up with the requested hypothetical! Never mind that all my cats have lived to nearly 20, the volunteers and esp the head of this org are far more interested in being smug than in placing pets in forever homes. I completely agree with the other reviews that say the volunteers here are much more interested in judging you than in the cats’ adoptions. My husband and I ended up adopting from FancyCats where ALL the focus was on the welfare of the cats and on making good home matches. All the volunteers and foster parents were kind and caring, and we finally ended up with an adorable fur baby. Who has and will keep all her little claws, no less...
Kristie
Kristie: This place is amazing. They really care about the cats and want to make sure they get a loving home. My husband and I just adopted a sweet companion for our cat from KSC. They were great about finding a time to meet the foster kitties around our schedule. The folks volunteering and fostering there were all so nice. Great experience.

8. Animal Welfare League of Arlington - Arlington

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Address: 2650 S Arlington Mill Dr, Arlington, VA 22206

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (703) 931-9241

Business type: Animal shelter

Animal Welfare League of Arlington: what do users think?
M Ayers
M Ayers: After having lost my sweet 6 1/2 year old cat very suddenly in March, I realized my almost two year old cat really needed a companion. He wasn’t eating well and was just acting depressed. I went to go look for two kittens and instead fell for a sad, scared 5 year old cat. The staff at the shelter were wonderful, especially the sweet lady who took me through the kennel on a Saturday afternoon. The thing that impressed me was that unlike other shelters and rescues who in my opinion make it hard for good people to adopt a pet and I’m sorry but seem to be very judgmental, they made the process easy and very uncomplicated. I think many more animals could find loving homes if people did not have to jump through hoops. I applied Saturday night to adopt this kitty and Sunday I received an email asking me to do a telephone interview on Monday. After I spoke to the nice girl Monday she approved me I paid my adoption fee which seem to be very reasonable especially compared to some other places and arrange to pick up my new baby on Tuesday. I also received a voucher to go visit a vet which they would like you to do in the first I think it’s a week to 10 days. All in all, it was a wonderful experience, the shelter was very clean, and I appreciate all the work they do there to help animals
Renee Beroncal
Renee Beroncal: Great shelter and staff! Thank you so much for helping us find our new fur baby! We love her so much!
alice maggio
alice maggio: Deserves so much credit. I rescued a stray cat that ended up having a microchip, and they were able to contact the owner and do an intake for the animal in minutes. Very professional, compassionate, and cordial staff. Would highly recommend for rescue drop off.
Nikole Metz
Nikole Metz: I have spent months looking for a dog that I bonded with and was ready to bring home. After meeting so many dogs I went to AWLA on a Sunday out of the blue even though none of the dogs on their webpage really sparked my interest. (Mainly due to apartment restrictions not allowing certain breeds). When I walked into the dog room the first one I saw I knew was for me. He hadn’t been added to their webpage yet and it was his first day on the adoption floor so it was meant to be. In the weeks I have had him he has been such a joy and a wonderful dog to have. Thank you AWLA for bringing me and my best boy together! AWLA is incredibly well run and really cares about their animals and treats them very well!
Alex Chidester
Alex Chidester: Amazing shelter! You can truly tell these people care for the animals. We adopted a kitten, Roger in the summer has he has been the perfect cat for our family. He’s our own house Panther. We can tell he was taken good care of that the people here are doing good work. Totally recommend for anyone looking for a pet.
Nathan Lapin
Nathan Lapin: We got a guinea pig. His name is Ned Flanders, like the Simpsons, his cage mate was Homer. As for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington itself, the staff were incredibly knowledgeable and could tell they cared for all their animals and they were comfortable. Go here if you are looking to adopt.
Nikeya Sharp
Nikeya Sharp: HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. I adopted a puppy last week from AWLA and the medical records for my puppy states that they were examined as well as their ears were checked and they were “fine”. When I examined the puppy myself I found a yellow rash on his stomach and small black chucks in his ears. Immediately called AWLA to speak with whomever did the exam and get some type of advice or help to make sure my puppy was okay. I have called AWLA three times and spoke to their answering service whom promised I would receive a call back. I still have not received a call back from the vet on call or a member of management. Instead they sent me an email saying that the puppy was in my custody now so it’s my problem and need to take him to a vet. (Which I will, asap) but the fact is that the staff at AWLA clearly did it examine my puppy. Instead they wrote on his medical records he was “fine” when clearly he had a rash as well as an ear issue. I am worried that the staff may be doing this to other dogs. BEWARE AND EXAMINE YOUR ANIMAL COMPLETELY BEFORR LEAVING THE FACILITY. Also the staff were extremely rude when my partner and I picked the puppy up. This was our first puppy and we were really excited and were met with staff who handed us a folder and the dog and sent us on our way. I stated verbally to another employee that no information or instructions were given to me and her response was “well do you have questions?”. I would just assume this is NOT how you treat people who are trying to care for and adopt animals. We also waited outside per Covid standards and when a worker told us to enter, another woman stood up and said loudly “no you need to wait outside”. As if we had don’t something wrong by entering when the other employee told us to enter. This was THE WORST experience and I hope they start truly examining the dogs and other animals before adoption.
Response: Hi Nikeya - I am very sorry to hear that you had a poor experience with AWLA. I would like to try to make this right for you and have asked a manager to call you as soon as possible. In the meantime, you are more than welcome to email me personally at hello@awla.org so that you can provide me with some more details. Thank you so much for your time ~ Chelsea Jones, Sr Communications Specialist

9. Crumbs & Whiskers | Kitten & Cat Cafe. - Washington

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Address: 3109 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 333-2814

Business type: Cafe

Crumbs & Whiskers | Kitten & Cat Cafe.: what do users think?
Mayra Rodriguez
Mayra Rodriguez: this place is the safe haven of cats and they have so many different personalities. I’ve came here a couple times to destress and the staff is sweet, the place is nicely decorated , and you can really meet your next friend here. You can adopt, feed treats, and play with the cats. You can also snuggle up on the pads and pillows. For every experience you get fun little Polaroid which is just a good memory. Booking is easy and the Staff is really flexible. I recommend this place if you are looking to adopt, date night, or even just to test it out. You realize even dog people can be cat people too.
Claudia Luna
Claudia Luna: I love Crumbs & Whiskers! We’ve gone multiple times already and equally have a great experience each time. The staff is super friendly and tells you stories about each of the cats. The cats are super sweet and fun, plus you get to help support a company that is helping cats get adopted!
berkley pelletier
berkley pelletier: This was such a fun date! I enjoyed petting the cats, and the hosts were so kind and awesome. You could tell they really cared about the cats and the mission of the business. Would not recommend for dog-lovers.
Jeffrey Blander
Jeffrey Blander: Our family can not say enough about this wonderful place. How can one go wrong (unless allergic) to spend some time surrounded by fur baby love. It is magical and heartwarming. Whether to enjoy a unique experience or give a forever home, a truly amazing experience, you will not forget…Note: To ensure a spot, you’ll need to book in advance. While a bit on the pricey side, all proceeds go towards operations to find forever homes for precious and beautiful fur babies.
Megan Dougherty
Megan Dougherty: So much fun !! A friendly and well informed staff! They were so helpful in giving information about all the cats. The cats are obviously well taken care of and well loved. Their tshirts and sweatshirts are so cute ! Would be a good idea to have employees wear the merch so that costumers can see them. I almost didn’t notice the tshirts for sale but so glad I did, they are adorable!!
lil_Shon TTV
lil_Shon TTV: Came in for my daughter’s birthday. She absolutely loved this place. As soon as we entered we were greeted and instructed to go inside. Upon entry they gave us the rules and let us do our thing. The cats were so well mannered and we had a ball feeding them treats, and playing with their toys together. I will absolutely be back. The staff are so friendly and the atmosphere was so calming. Thank you for the experience! You guys made my daughter’s birthday the best!
Gina Porcelli
Gina Porcelli: The cats were cute and healthy. Clean which is good. I could tell the workers were passionate about the cats, they talked about them a lot. However, this place is not a cafe. If you order food or drink, they walk to a nearby bakery and bring it to you. Its priced similar to Starbucks but the drinks were essentially warm milk, not coffee. By the time you get it the coffee is barely warm and the food is cold. There is no table and chairs to sit and do school work or books to read like a regular cafe. If you do get food be prepared to eat on the floor. It’s decorated nice with soft carpets placed throughout the room.
Angel Smith
Angel Smith: This was such a lovely experience. We got to meet the founder Kanchan and she was amazing. Just being able to open up, be vulnerable and transparent was really refreshing. They had water and cupcakes for us too! And of course it was great meeting all the kitties! Come by and meet the cats and even adopt one or two!

10. Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation - Falls Church

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Address: 6801 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 295-3647

Business type: Animal rescue service

Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation: what do users think?
peter pinkham
peter pinkham: 10 years ago, we are fortunate enough to find this organization and to pick our lovely dog whose presents enriched our lives for 10 years. We found unfortunately we had to surrender the dog due to special circumstances. They were gracious on both occasions, and we feel that they will do everything they can to find her another great owner like we were. The staff is courteous and very professional and bringing her back was very easy. The only negative is that parking is a bit tough. Aside from that, they make things as easy as possible. Two thumbs up absolutely.
Green Angel
Green Angel: All dogs look healthy and well cared. Friendly and great services!
Cristalo Quinn
Cristalo Quinn: Positive: Professionalism, Quality, ResponsivenessSuch kind staff of volunteers always helpful and communicative with any questions. Work so hard to help these precious little ones. We adopted our lovely sweet Stella and she has given us so much joy and companionship, so happy we found her.
Response: Thank you for your feedback; it means a great deal to us. We are an army of volunteers giving our very best everyday to save homeless dogs and cats and help them on their journey to a forever home. We are so happy Stella found hers with you! Thank you for believing in rescue and choosing adoption. Your support is what keeps us moving forward to save more!
Mara Davis
Mara Davis: Megan was a great dogadventure trainer! She was a great source of information and so amazing with all the dogs. I look forward to taking a dog out in near future. This shelter really loves and cares for the animals!Arielle was my favorite dog. She is so sweet and loving. ❤❤
Response: Thank you Mara for your review and positive feedback. We are so glad to have Megan on our Dogventure Team and agree - she is amazing!! We will be sure to pass your kind words on to her and the entire DV Team. We are thrilled to have you as a DV volunteer and grateful for each and every dog you have a chance to take out for fun, enrichment and adventure!! It takes a village to save these orphaned dogs and cats and only together can we make it happen! Thank you for volunteering with us!
Cecilia Mabilais-Estevez
Cecilia Mabilais-Estevez: I adopted my cat from here and volunteer here as well. This place is amazing!!! They take great care of pets and the application process is very straightforward. Would highly recommending adopting a fluffy friend from LDCRF :)
Response: Thank you for your kind review; it means a lot to us!! We pride ourselves with offering an open, fair, and friendly adoption process! Thank you for believing in rescue and choosing adoption. Your support is what keeps us moving forward to save more!
Emilia Razanauskas
Emilia Razanauskas: Wonderful rescue with a thorough screening process to ensure pets and humans are paired appropriately! We love our girl we adopted from this rescue! Highly recommend working with LDCRF to find your next furry family member 🙂

11. City Dogs Daycare - Washington

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Address: 301 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 9PM

Telephone: (202) 544-0891

Business type: Dog day care center

City Dogs Daycare: what do users think?
Laura Vincent
Laura Vincent: I love bringing my dogs to citydogs for doggy daycare. They come home happy and dog tired. I love reading my daily report cards, so cute :) The staff are friendly with me and observant of my pups’ needs. For example, my dogs are in between a big dog and a small dog size. Ginsy is confident and can play with any sized dog, the David is beta and submits easily to bigger dogs, but they are bonded. One day, David wasn’t having as much fun in the big dog room. So, the staff moved them both to the small dog room to see if that was more enjoyable. It was! Since then, both my pups get the most out of their visits and are always excited to go back. The one downside is that the facility is indoors and the floors are tile. It’s inevitable their paws will be a little stinky when they get home. But you can’t blame city dogs for that! This is very common for doggy daycares in the city; It comes with the territory. I recommend using “Scrubby rinse free shampoo mittens” with oatmeal waterless shampoo or oatmeal wipes. It’s a great alternative to a full bath that will still get them clean. If it’s time for your dog to get a bath, city dogs has bathing services that are affordable. And they schedule the bath around when you will pick your pup up, so they are fresh and clean when you arrive.
MICHELLE MARSHALL
MICHELLE MARSHALL: This is my first dog and her first grooming experience. I was very excited for her. However, when I got home to see her I cried. She looked horrible. All her beautiful fir on her face was gone. Her hair was frizzy, dry and wild. The cut looked very unfinished and uneven even though all we asked for was a trim. The groomer cut too close on her nose and created a cut/irritation. She’s been scratching at it ever since. Not to mention one of her paws is still sharp. I’m not only dissatisfied but I feel guilty for Putting her through this. I’ve wasted money before and can get over that but my baby is looking bad right now. I haven’t gone there to complain or argue…. Even though I’m angry and sad. What’s done is done. She will not be returning for a grooming experience. I’ve seen better work at petco. If you believe me check out the before & after pics……
Natalie Bohnet
Natalie Bohnet: Positive: Reliability, ValueMy energetic beagle mix Pablo goes into City Dogs daycare very enthusiastically. He comes home tired & happy. Buying the pass makes it reasonably priced. I love the photos on the door welcoming the new dogs! Great place!
Response: Hi Natalie, Pablo loves to play with his friends Cali and Lucas when he visits. They always have a blast together. Thanks for choosing up to spend time with Pablo. Love, City Dogs
Haddassah Goldberg
Haddassah Goldberg: I have been considering giving City Dogs a try because we recently moved to the neighborhood and they’re so close to my home, but I walked by this afternoon and they had their front door propped wide open. My dog is a runner, and I’m sure he’s not the only dog who would make a break for it if he made it to the lobby. I will be looking elsewhere because this left an awful taste in my mouth.
Response: Hi Haddassah, if your dog is a master at opening doors, we do appreciate that you haven’t brought him to try our services. We share and understand your concern for dog safety, but we do have mitigations in place on occasions where we’re bringing in some fresh air. Please come take a look inside sometime. We consider our dog customers and their human parents like family, and we appreciate the chance to talk through concerns with customers before posting a review. After our front door, 4 additional doors separate our play rooms from the outside. Our play areas are on the lower level and we have two doors in the stairwell and two doors on each playroom. We would never encourage a customer to bring their dog if it’s not a good environment for them, and we won’t hesitate to let you know. So please, come inside sometime and check it out for yourself sometime.
Jenelle Thomas
Jenelle Thomas: My furry kid’s first day was amazing! We felt so welcomed, especially seeing his personal ‘Welcome’ sign. The staff were patience, friendly and attentive, all the qualities my senior dog needs. I truly appreciated the video update of my pup- to see that he didn’t appear anxious and was very intrigued. I’m excited for my pup to join the City Dog family!
Response: Hi Jenelle, Thanks for the wonderful review. We're pleased to know you and Prince enjoys daycare here at City Dogs. Welcome to the CD pack! Love, City Dogs
Alison Griner
Alison Griner: Took my dog to daycare, inside is clean and they keep your dog on leash until past several doors. It was her first time there, so she received a free bath, an adorable framed photo, and a detailed report card. Felt very welcome by the staff including posting a welcome poster of her on the door!
Colleen Turner
Colleen Turner: Positive: ProfessionalismI send my dog to City Dogs H St for grooming. The staff is so friendly and takes great care of him. He comes home clean and in a good mood, which says A LOT for a dog who doesn’t love a bath!
Traycie Powell
Traycie Powell: Voltaire always has the best time with his City Dog friends. He is exhausted by the time he gets home...which shows me he had a blast! I love all the pictures and videos the staff send when requested. Great hours for those of us who work long days. 🐾5 PAWS 🐾
Megan Bailey
Megan Bailey: I brought my dog there for the first time and put in specific instructions regarding my dog being sensitive and to go slow. I also gave instructions when I dropped him off. When I picked him up I asked how it went and they said great! He was cut shorter than I preferred but that was fine. I get my dog into the car and he is absolutely terrified. He growled at me several times when I tried to touch his tail or feet which has not happened before. I am not sure what they did to my dog but I would never recommend this place. As an FYI I also emailed them and it has been over a week with no response about this.

12. Alley Cat Allies - Montgomery County

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Address: 7920 Norfolk Ave #600, Bethesda, MD 20814

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (240) 482-1980

Business type: Animal protection organization

Alley Cat Allies: what do users think?
Bruce Chamberlin
Bruce Chamberlin: How do people not realize that putting colonies of Ferrell cats in our state parks is an act of animal cruelty destroying the natural wildlife. Neutered cats must eat and drink, destroying the indigenous animals and adding new diseases into ecosystem. The natural fauna will disappear leaving a wasteland filled with diseased cats living short, miserable and cruel lives. I’m sure these people are all heart, and that’s just it, all heart and no brains. In reality they are sentencing these poor creatures to a slow cruel death. Since you don’t witness the reality, you actually sit back and feel good about yourself. Trap, neuter and release are acts of the worst kind of animal cruelty. We must stop this misguided effort that is rapidly destroying the very important and unique ecosystems of our Brandywine valley. All you have left is to listen to the screaming cats at night to the point you can’t sleep with you windows open. Can we come up with a way to eliminate these destructive colonies and restore the balance created over thousands of years? Yes! Trap, and take to SPCA. Sad, unfortunate, but humane and one positive step in maintaining our beautiful parks filled with the animals nature spent thousands of years to create. Once a cat has become Ferrell it will never be suitable as a house pet again.
You Evil
You Evil: Horrendous, evil organization and one of the main reasons the country is being infested with feral and free-roaming cats. They also partner with special interests pet supply, pet food companies. Alley cats “allies” does not care about wildlife and biodiversity. They call “community” cats to cats that are otherwise released and drop off into our parks and city streets, when in reality the “community” should NEVER be responsible for someone else’s unwanted cats. This organization has the potential to send many wildlife species into extinction thanks to their incredibly persistent actions to “save” cats (unwanted house cats) and to destroy everything else. (birds, reptiles, butterflies, mammals) Alley Cats Allies you are a bunch of charlatans and EXTREMELY EVIL PEOPLE.
Hilary Tibbens
Hilary Tibbens: Philanthropy.com reported that a nonprofit organization doing business as Alley Cat Allies, which promotes the abandonment of domestic cats, had been involved in “a number of questionable” financial practices. The piece said that this organization “offers a case study in what can happen when there’s a lack of government or institutional oversight.” The group’s founder and president, Becky Robinson, was reportedly “paid $265,309 in total compensation for the fiscal year that ended on July 31, 2017, while [Donna] Wilcox, the board chair and vice president, was paid $230,556 in salary and benefits. Together, their compensation amounts to more than 5 percent of the group’s revenue. The board sets the CEO’s pay, yet the board chair works for the CEO.” In 2015, after a neighbor complained about an outdoor horde of cats at Robinson’s home, “Alley Cat Allies bought the neighbor’s home for $590,000. Last summer, the charity bought a second home in Arlington for $569,000. Neither transaction was disclosed to the full board of the nonprofit.” In addition, the “board rarely meets—it has yet to convene in 2018.” This investigation was done by PETA. If you are a donor of this organization I would be cautious that your money isn’t going to the animals.
Jo Clayton
Jo Clayton: This is a wonderful group dedicated to protect our less than fortunate feral furry friends. When I joined Ally Cat Allies I learned how to effectively trap, neuter , return and how to provide shelters during inclement weather. They are my go to people when I have a question. I not only help the cats I am also doing a service for the community by cutting down on the amount of feral cats in our community. I started T/N/R 4 years ago. At the time there were kittens having kittens in a colony behind my house. After 3 years of continuous trapping I reached my goal of no more kittens in the colony. After trapping 30+ feral’s I haven’t seen a kitten in over a year.
Miki Haas
Miki Haas: In the past I had contacted the organization for information and assistance in neutering a feral cat colony. I sought help in either referring me to a low cost neutering clinic or assisting with the cost of trapping and neutering. Several attempts to elicit a response were ignored; however, for years afterwards they send out fundraising in an attempt to solicit donations for their organization. I will donate to a low cost neutering clinic, but never to an organization that did not have the decency to respond let alone offer advice or assistance.
Gabriel Gilchrist
Gabriel Gilchrist: I worked at Alley Cat Allies as a development associate. If you are looking to join a cause that makes an impact you are in the right place. But with this comes two sides to this coin. If you are a person of color management (Charlene Perdrolie) and Becky Robinson are not a good fit and as you can see from the racial demographic in the office you will see. I was hired as one of three minorities in staff, the next week another was fired and then finally I was one of two monorities in staff. I was fired due to being late for taking care of my daughter. I was disrespected and degraded on multiple occasions furthermore affecting my productivity and finally I was terminated. Charlene Pedrolie is racially insensitive along with her partner in crime Becky Robinson. I have overhead conversation they have had about employees of color and minorities in general itis very distasteful and unsettling to know that people give to such an organization that is ran by two women who still believe in the Jim Crow racial inequality system that disables people of color to advance their careers. But it isn’t just the people of color I have seen and heard both Becky Robinson and Charlene Pedrolie degrade and disrespect countless employees to the brink of tears as they use people’s job security to monopolize how employees behave in the facility. They have instilled Cathy Brown as their resident spy in the office to tamper and sabotage employees they want terminated.
Bianca S
Bianca S: Had a great experience adopting our little cappy once known as captain catfish from them. They were very friendly and profession on their emails to me and even more so in person. The only negative is they told me cappy was less then a year old but my vet said there was no way. She said it was clear to see he is at least one year old from looking at his teeth. So I am a bit annoyed they lied about that but otherwise I love my cappy and the rest of my experience was wonderful.

13. Fairfax County (Michael R. Frey) Animal Shelter - Fairfax County

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Address: 4500 West Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 830-1100

Business type: Animal shelter

Fairfax County (Michael R. Frey) Animal Shelter: what do users think?
Walter K
Walter K: There are various aspects to provide reviews on and this is on the adoption process of my dog and the available support. The process for me was extremely easy once I had obtained all the information I needed from their site. Some rescue places required an in home visit as well as a $300+ adoption fee. FCAS was way simpler and affordable in both categories. I took my existing pup with me to assess the bonding experience and the visit went well. Once the paperwork was completed, they provided me with a bunch of free toys, clothing and food to jumpstart the relationship with my new family member. So, that pretty much nullified the adoption fee. The best part and highlight of this process is the free behavior and training support offered. The trainer is Randy Mouri and he has been exceptional. I reached out and he spent at least 3 hours on my first visit. He provided guidance to continue the training at home which has truly helped. Of course, you only get what you put in. Overall I feel truly grateful for this level of support as my adopted dog is high energy and very food driven which is the opposite of my existing dog. Randy has helped me to better understand my adopted dog and his potential for training. The staff was also great and extremely responsive on following up with my emails to ensure that all went great with my new dog in his forever home. Like anything in life, you just need to put in the time for your pet to thrive.
N Sanie
N Sanie: I set up an appointment via email to adopt a bird at 5pm and upon my arrival I was told that they had me at a different time for the appointment and so they let someone else adopt it. I had in my email that 5pm appointment confirmed and it was very disappointing how unorganized they were. They required I had a cage food and toys with me so I went out and bought everything for nothing. Very bad experience.
Isabel Guide
Isabel Guide: It is no surprise to me that there are already so many fantastic reviews of this shelter. We recently adopted a beautiful dog from them and received service that I had never experienced at any shelter before (I come from northern NJ, for reference). We sent in our application for our dog and received a phone call from the shelter just two days later. They were able to set us up with an appointment to meet the dog that day. The shelter itself is kept very clean and all staff are welcoming, kind, and clearly want what’s best for their animals. They answered any and all questions and even let us take home whatever we wanted from the donations section (which has canned food, treats, collars, toys, crates, etc.). We also received a free voucher for a wellness exam, valid within two weeks of adopting. I would highly recommend this shelter to anyone looking to adopt.
Randall Nappier
Randall Nappier: VERY Friendly staff and 100% willing to do whatever they can to help the animals in their care find their forever home. The facility is Super nice and has very convenient hours. Spike was such a blessing and will bring joy to us for many years to come.
Java Honest
Java Honest: What do you mean “by appointments only”? 🙄 how do I know which animal I want to adopt? Like, appointment for looking at animal, then appointment to adopt the animal 🤦🏻‍♀️ bureaucracy At it’s best…

14. Animal Welfare Institute - Washington

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Address: 900 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 337-2332

Business type: Animal protection organization

Animal Welfare Institute: what do users think?
Zachary Wood
Zachary Wood: Good looking place. They are helping in many ways

15. Save The Turtles - Springfield

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Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 869-1855

Business type: Animal shelter

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sherlynn palmucci
sherlynn palmucci: After visiting their website I was more confused than ever I could not find the information I was looking for it really needs to be more useful friendly
Heath Murray
Heath Murray: YES WE MUST SAVE THOSE POOR LITTLE SQUIRTLES BY DRINKING FROM METAL STRAWS. GOOD ON YA AND YA WORK0- EMILIE AND HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK
Alonso Alvarado
Alonso Alvarado: SAVE THE TURLTLE

16. Animal Welfare League of Alexandria - Lyles-Crouch

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Address: 4101 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 746-4774

Business type: Animal shelter

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria: what do users think?
Tank Holmes
Tank Holmes: After my Sophie passed away, I was left with a lonely heart. I was ready to visit the Alexandria Animal Shelter. I scheduled an appointment. Upon arrival the dog I wanted to see was adopted. So I remembered a little one called Waverly. Phen (staff member) brought Waverly to me. Well that was a match! Phen helped me thru a quick adoption process and she helped heal a lonely heart. A Big Thanks to Phen and Jean at the Alex Animal Shelter. The scheduling visit and adoption process went great. BTW my little girl has a new name ( Cookie) . Sincerely Frank and Cookie
Response: Frank, we're so happy that you found such a great match with Cookie. Thanks for giving her a loving home, and please let us know if you ever have any questions.
sssandra_a
sssandra_a: Happy new year!🎊 Thank you for helping me find my fur babies🐈‍⬛♥️ I love them dearly and can’t express my gratitude for you guys! Hope all the little ones at the shelter find their forever home!
Response: Happy new year to you too, and thank you for giving these wonderful animals a loving home!
Andrew Ball
Andrew Ball: I understand the COVID procedures, but I find the virtual appointments to be counterproductive when it comes to adoption. This is absolutely a philosophy thing when it comes to adopting dogs, but I want to see their reaction to my presence to gauge whether or not that I want to adopt. I am sure your shelter employees are well trained, but I have adopted dogs from shelters before and the reports we got with the dogs never matched the demeanor we saw. Which makes me leery about the process. Not for me, good luck other people.
Response: Thank you for your feedback, Andrew. We understand that our current safety procedures may not be everyone's preference, but we hope to see you when it is safe to once again open for in-person appointments.
star hicks
star hicks: Honestly now my go to for anything. We looked at 4 separate dogs. They were very caring in guiding us through. The lady who helped us walked us through every single step. She asked if we needed time to think about it as she was suppose to. They were kind and helpful. The clerk even helped us figure out the torture device looking harness. Our boy was super shy but that only lasted a few hours because he loves his brother and sister and is a total cuddle bug. Thank you AWLA. yall were amazing. Hades is finally found his forever home thank to you guys.
Response: Star, thanks for your kind words and for giving Hades such a loving home. Please reach out with any questions (or if you have cute photos to share)!

17. City Dogs - Washington

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Address: 1832 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 9PM

Telephone: (202) 234-9247

Business type: Dog day care center

City Dogs: what do users think?
Sulolit Mukherjee
Sulolit Mukherjee: City Dogs is great. My pup Hanna loves going there and always has a lot of stories to tell me when I pick her up. The staff there is friendly and welcoming. Definitely a solid place to leave your fur baby and have peace of mind that they will be taken care of.
Carmela Nguyen
Carmela Nguyen: Emmett LOVES City Dogs on 18th St! He’s been going to daycare since he was a puppy. He’s almost 2 yrs old now. He also enjoys the occasional boarding w their outside patio and daily walks. Most importantly, every staff member is nice and friendly.
Eri Sakunaga
Eri Sakunaga: It was the first time Momo went for daycare here. They gave him free bath for the first day of day care and welcomed him with a cute sign on the door on his first day . They also provided me with his report card of the evaluation and a care package since it was the first day. I thought they were very warm and welcoming! They sent me photos and I will definitely come back.
Rosie Fischl
Rosie Fischl: City Dogs has been beyond wonderful! I have two, large, goofy high energy dogs - Charley and Maverick- and they absolutely love it there. They always cry with excitement when we’re nearby and bolt inside when I drop off and they come home completely tuckered out and so happy. The staff is fantastic and they really do know you and your dogs. Great for boarding, grooming and day care.
Sonny Nghiem (SunnyDelight)
Sonny Nghiem (SunnyDelight): My partner, myself and my fur baby loves this place! Dice comes here often and she always has a great time. The staff is amazing. They also do grooming and overnight boarding both additional services we used and also love. Give this place a try just in case if you ever need to drop your dog off with the piece of mind how well your dog will be taken of.
Molly Ryan
Molly Ryan: I’ve been trusting City Dogs with my pup for the last few months now and I have nothing but 5 stars to give them. My pup goes for daycare, boarding and grooming services and I’ve always been very happy with how they treat my girl. I I work crazy hours and City Dogs is always there for me and my girl: I’m v lucky to have such as wonderful place close by.
Molly Whalen
Molly Whalen: Our first time grooming there- they were so nice and friendly and efficient. My pup came out happy and so handsome. I had gone to another spot in Bethesda and we were treated like we were in drill camp; it was great to have something in the city and personable.
D Gordon
D Gordon: I love this place! They were so welcoming to my dog and she loves it there. She’s very clingy but when I drop her off at City Dogs she’s so excited to go play that she doesn’t even look back. The report cards at the end of the day are helpful and also adorable.
Shahab Albahar
Shahab Albahar: They did a great job. It was our first time and the team did a wonderful job. My German Shepherd puppy smells good, his coat and nails looks great and his ears are very clean. Will definitely be bringing him back again.

18. Indian Head Animal Hospital - Fort Washington

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Address: 10909 Indian Head Hwy, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 292-1150

Business type: Veterinarian

Indian Head Animal Hospital: what do users think?
Cheryl Johnson
Cheryl Johnson: I am very happy to have come into contact with Indianhead. Not only is it near me but the service and care of my pet was superb. I have a new puppy and the staff obviously love animals but they were very personal and thorough with the information they provided to me. I have a cat which will now also be brought to them for her care. Thank you for doing your job very well
T Bridgeman
T Bridgeman: The doctors at Indian Head Amnimal Hospital are fantastic! They really care about your pets. I have always had a positive experience here. As long as I have pets, my fur babies will always be patients here.
a.l. rodenberg
a.l. rodenberg: I started bringing my furry friends here because it was the practice my husband had been using for his four-legged critters. They are friendly and professional. More to the point, they are good. What sold hubs is the fact that, 10 years ago, he got a dire prognosis for our black cat, was told to put him down, went to Indian Head, and Mr. black cat is alive and well, just suffering from kitty asthma. So basically, we are customers until we leave the area entirely.
Delmi Moreno Carbajal
Delmi Moreno Carbajal: Came multiple time to have my dog check and took multiple x-rays and never found what was wrong with my dog... they were useless, but when I took my dog to Emmavet they immediately were able to diagnose what was wrong with my dog and acted accordingly. Very sad to know Indian Head Animal hospital have poor service towards this amazing animal who are suffering which is why I people take thier animals in the first place and spend so much money for nothing at least on my experience
Monique
Monique: I am new to the state and looking for a Vet, while holding to speak with a receptionist I was reading through the reviews seeing negative comments about the workers at the desk. I just spoke with Brianna who was VERY nice, VERY professional and VERY helpful. Yes like all vets they are very booked up and you are unlikely to get a quick appointment but my contact with their desk staff was a positive experience.
Kate Downs
Kate Downs: They have been our vet for years. Compassionate and caring as well as knowledgeable, this is absolutely the vet you take your pets to.
Rob Campbell
Rob Campbell: We get our dog groomed there monthly and this is one of the few places she goes in with no worries and comes out as happy as she went in.

19. Humane Society of Washington County - Hagerstown

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Address: 13011 Maugansville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 733-2060

Business type: Animal shelter

Humane Society of Washington County: what do users think?
BcOneSeven
BcOneSeven: Thankful for the wonderful companions that you brought into my life. Brutus, Louie, Daisy and so many others. Keep up the great work!
ellen munson
ellen munson: We adopted our new 1 year old Pyrenees mix from them and our elated with him . He is adjusting well. I cannot not say what an amazing group of people they are! It is a no kill shelter and they are immaculate at the Society and truly love the animals their. If anyone is looking for a pet please check them out!!
Tiffany Holmes
Tiffany Holmes: Walked in and instantly felt welcomed! Clean and tidy, was able to retrieve my lost kittens. Took great care of them and even supplied food with no charge. The woman at front desk were sweet and helpful. Really feel they care deeply for the fur babies, great place to find your next furry friend!
Sara Shoemaker
Sara Shoemaker: I adopted two female guinea pigs. They were very kind and helpful. I adopted Garlic powder and Basil.
D Nartey Nurturing Daycare
D Nartey Nurturing Daycare: Adopted a dog that previously had kennel cough the week prior to adoption. I checked on him midweek to see if he was well. He was being monitored for an upper respiratory infection. I was given the all clear that he was free of all symptoms. The adoption process felt rushed. As soon as I took him home, this animal had lots of mucous coming from his nose, severe hacking cough, and sneezing persistently. I called the humane society the next day and they couldn’t give me no advice on how to help him. I called around to all the emergency vets and it was $500 plus just to see him, run test and more. On top of that the humane society did not refund me my money. I only had him for two days. Good dog but very sick. All they want to do is get animals out the door and keep your money.
brenda fraley
brenda fraley: Staff very friendly and helpful in every way. They are a wonderful group of people. I have strays running around and they use to be able to spade them but stopped. They do suggest places for vouchers. U all are tops in my book.

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