Animal Search


Search for a Companion

The Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League cares for and finds homes for cats, dogs, and a variety of other species. Please click on an image to start the search for your newest family member!

For more information on the adoption process and adoption fees, please visit: How to Adopt | FAQ

This database accessed in the links below contain our animals available for adoption. Since the merger of the Washington Humane Society and Washington Animal Rescue League, the combined organization has two adoption centers (Oglethorpe St., NW and New York Ave., NE). You may access the database by selecting the type of animal you are interested in viewing at the links below. You will then be re-directed to the Washington Humane Society website where you may view adoptable animals available at all locations.






You may contact our adoption department directly at 202-726-2556 ext. 503 or via email at

We use the “Meet Your Match” system to help determine what pet is right for you. As you will see, each animal has a “color” matching their canine-ality(tm) or feline-ality(tm) — the dog or cat’s personality. Adopters are encouraged to determine what “color” pet best matches their lifestyle by taking our surveys on this page.

Application Questionnaires:

Feel free to download and bring with you to the adoption center where you can meet our adoptable animals in person.

Cat Questionnaire

Dog Questionnaire

Small Animal Questionnaire