From the Washington Humane Society (1201 New York Ave NE):

Due to a large influx of animals, we are waiving all adoption fees through Chrismas Eve. As the open access shelter in DC we will never turn an animal away for any reason, but we are desperately running out of space.

Sadly, this time of year is often a time when more animals are brought to WHS as families look for housing options for pets during winter vacations, or because they can’t afford the costs of their care.

If you, or someone you know is considering adoption, stop by and visit our animals. As always, all adopters are vetted through our adoption questionnaire and interview process, and all WHS pets go home spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. There is a $15 dog license fee for dog adopters living in DC.

If you’re interested, you can search for available animals here: