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Georgia Avenue Adoption Center
7319 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20012

To report animal cruelty/ neglect, call 202-723-5730
Cruelty reports are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

*Effective April 4, 2016 - this Adoption Center will be closed. All animals have been transferred to our Oglethorpe Street Adoption Center. Address and contact information may be found below. 

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District of Columbia Animal Care and Control 
(New York Avenue Adoption Center - WHS is contracted by the Department of Health to operate this facility)
1201 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Adoption Center Hours:
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday
Closed for adoptions on Mondays
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Stray animals are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


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Oglethorpe Street Adoption Center

71 Oglethorpe Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

Adoption Center Hours:
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday
Closed for adoptions on Mondays 


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 National Capital Area Spay & Neuter Center
1001 L Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
For appointments call
202-88-ALTER (202-608-1356)


Hours of Operation:
Spay/Neuter Surgery – Monday-Thursday (by appointment only)

Walk-In Vaccine Clinic – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
10a.m.–2p.m., no appointment necessary
(Arrive before 1:30 p.m. to guarantee service)


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 Administrative Offices
4590 MacArthur Blvd, Ste 200
Washington, DC  20007
(Finance, Development, & Executive offices)

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Adjusted Holiday Adoption Center Hours: 

WHS is open for adoptions 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the following holidays (unless they fall on a Monday, in which case our adoption centers are closed):

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • New Year's Eve 

WHS is closed for adoptions on the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
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