The health and well-being of the animals in our care, our staff, and the community we serve are our top priority. The Humane Rescue Alliance continues to work with health officials and our community stakeholders to monitor, plan, and respond appropriately. Please continue to check this website for updates and information related to COVID-19 and changes to programs and services. For animal related emergencies 24/7 call 202-723-5730.
Our adoption center located at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW is open for in-person adoption visits, with limited same-day appointment availability, Tuesday through Sunday 12 - 7:00 p.m.
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!
Learn more about our adoption process at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.
We are offering limited vaccine services by appointment only at our 71 Oglethorpe St. NW location. Please call 202-723-5730, ext. 205 or email [email protected] to be added to our waiting list.
Please call 202-723-5730 to schedule an appointment to surrender your pet at HRA’s Oglethorpe St. NW facility. Visit humanerescuealliance.org/surrender-your-pet to learn more about alternatives to surrendering your pet, as well as the surrender process.
Our free pet food and supply distributions continue as it did throughout the pandemic with expanded dates and locations. For more information visit humanerescuealliance.org/pet-pantry.
We are currently offering virtual training classes and private sessions as well as in-person classes. Learn more at humanerescuealliance.org/training.
If you find a stray animal, please try to keep it and notify the shelter here.
We have resumed issuing DC dog licenses 7 days a week from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at 1201 New York Avenue NE and Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW.
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