Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III Supports New Potential Animal Services Facility


The Department of the Environment’s Animal Management Division works diligently to provide exceptional service to Prince George’s County residents and their animals. In an effort to support the agency, County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III recently proposed funding through 2023 for a new animal services facility, which would be constructed in the northern part of the county.

The county’s only animal shelter in Upper Marlboro accepts 32 animals daily, with a maximum capacity of 300. Most animal adoptions and licensing occur within northern Prince George’s County. The proposed facility would aid in decreasing overcrowding, while expanding resources to underserved areas.

Prince George's County Animal Services FacilityCounty officials commissioned a feasibility study to develop potential facility options. The Animal Welfare Management Services, Proffitt & Associates Architects and A. Morton Thomas & Associates conducted the study.

“We’re very excited about this potential new addition to Prince George’s County. The well-being and placement of the County’s homeless pets into loving ‘forever homes’ is a top priority for DoE. A new animal services facility would support our efforts to share adoptable pets with County residents and communities unable to visit our current facility in Upper Marlboro. We thanks County Executive Baker for his support,” said Adam Ortiz, the DoE director.

The County’s animal shelter volunteers and staff care for an estimated 10,000 animals each year. Seventy percent of those animals are placed into rescue groups and new homes. AMD offers a wide range of services, including adoption services, humane education, low-cost vaccinations, licensing, free neuter and spay, microchipping, field services and owner surrender intake.

Prince George’s County Animal Services Facility
3750 Brown Station Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
(301) 780-7200

Monday, Tuesday and Friday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday – 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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