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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 & Administrative Offices

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

Note: If the outdoor temperature is predicted to be 95 degrees or above the vaccine clinic will be closed. This is for the health and safety of the animals as pets are at serious risk of heatstroke when exposed to extreme outdoor heat while waiting in line.


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Adjusted Holiday Adoption Center Hours: 

WHS-WARL 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-WARL is closed for adoptions on the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
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