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Adoptions at HRA

Our adoption center located at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW is open for in-person adoption visits Tuesday through Sunday 12 - 7 p.m.

Our 1201 New York Ave. location is open for dog adoptions Tuesday through Sunday 12 - 7 p.m. Please arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to allow ample time to interact with adoptable dogs.

Virtual adoptions will continue for animals in foster homes. From the comfort of your home you can select an animal, set up a virtual meet-and-greet and even conduct an adoption counseling session.

We have many wonderful animals waiting to meet you and multiple ways to help you meet your match!

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71 Oglethorpe St. NW
Washington DC, 20011

Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 7 p.m.

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1201 New York Ave. NE
Washington DC, 20002

Open for adoptions only Tuesday through Sunday, 12–7 p.m. Please arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to allow ample time to interact with adoptable dogs.

Adoption Fees & FAQ

Any questions? Check out our FAQ page.

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Adopt a New Pet Resources

View resources for preparing your home and welcoming your new companion.

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How to adopt in
3 easy steps

dog for adoption

Step 1: Find Your Match!

Our adoptable animals' profiles are available online and updated in real-time. View our adoptable dogs, cats, and small and exotic animals!

guinea pig for adoption

Step 2: Learn More & Meet the Animal!

Before filling out an application, meet the animal.

FOR ANIMALS AT OUR ADOPTION CENTERS:
Come to 71 Oglethorpe St. NW for an in-person meet and greet Tuesday through Sunday 12 - 7 p.m. Our 1201 New York Ave. location is open for in-person dog meet and greets Tuesday through Sunday 12 - 7 p.m. Adoptions are served on a first-come, first-served process. We do not place animals on hold. Be sure to bring a leash for your new dog or a carrier for your new cat or small animal. Most animals are ready to go home with you right after you meet them! 

FOR ANIMALS IN FOSTER HOMES:
Using the contact information located in the animal’s online bio, email the foster parent directly for more information about the animal and to set up an opportunity to meet the animal virtually.   

cat for adoption

Step 3: Schedule Your Counseling Session

After your meet and greet, please be prepared to stay for counseling and take your animal home the same day!

Upcoming Adoption Events