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Welcome to LOVEPAWS!


LOVEPAWS is a 501(c)3 community outreach and animal intake prevention program that helps pets and their owners across the D.C. Metropolitan Area and beyond, with a focus on low-income pet owners in Prince George’s County. We serve pets both in the community and in the county shelter with a two-fold mission:


1. The first part of our mission is to help pet owners in Prince George’s County and the surrounding D.C. metro area keep their pets in their homes and out of the shelter. We do this by offering pet owners various types of assistance including, but not limited to, free pet food through our county-wide food bank and other types of assistance such as help with vet bills.


2. The second part of our mission is to promote the adoption and rescue pull of animals in the shelter, particularly of pit bull type dogs deemed illegal in the county and other at-risk animals, to help reduce euthanasia rates. Our other activities and services include partnering with other rescues to provide TNR services to colony caretakers, sharing information in the community on low-cost spay/neuter and shot clinic options in and nearby the county, attending adoption events with shelter dogs, helping owners with boarding and training costs, providing short-term fostering for owners who need time to get back on their feet before taking their pets back into their homes and helping owners re-home their pets when all other options have been exhausted.


Interested in adopting a pet in need of a furever home through LOVEPAWS? Please fill out the Online Adoption Application.

Highlighted Animals
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Frenchie is a very sweet and talkative girl that likes to be in the presence of people. more about Frenchie
Ewok is a very sweet and talkative boy that likes to be in the presence of people. He will more about Ewok
Cooli is a very affectionate, happy, high-energy girl looking for her furever home! She loves to go more about Cooli
  Kit Kat
Handsome boy Kit Kat is an incredibly friendly 9 month old feral kitty who approaches his caretaker more about Kit Kat
Sugar is a very special sweet senior baby looking for her forever home! Don't let her age fool more about Sugar
Meet Rocko! This rambunctious and funny pup is ready to be your forever pal. He loves walks, more about Rocko
Bambi is a very sweet girl that loves to play and snuggle! When excited, she bounces like a deer. more about Bambi
Abandoned as a puppy in a parking lot, Guinness lucked out when Good Samaritans found him and took more about Guinness
Banner is a very sweet boy who wants to please and give kisses. He is timid in meeting new people more about Banner
Squeakers is a former stray who now wants to be a family guy. But his human friends are moving and more about Squeakers
Navy is an approximately 1 year old black and white male Pitbull (Staffordshire Bull Terrier). more about Navy
Meet Rufus - This handsome boy is a Hound/Lab mix who is about 1 yr old and 50 lbs.  Rufus is more about Rufus
Meet Joyce - she is a sweetheart.  Joyce is about 1-2 yrs old and 35 lbs.  She is a hound more about Joyce
Meet Atianna - This beautiful girl is long and sleek. She is about 1-2 yrs old and 42 lbs. more about Atianna
Meet Blanca - This beautiful girl is a 4 yr old Great Pyrenees is about 90 lbs,  Blanca had to more about Blanca
Gastly, is a 1.5 year old little girl that needs a new home.  She has been spayed more about Gastly
Haunter is a 1.5 year old little girl that needs a new home.  She has been spayed more about Haunter