Rescue Programs & Veterinary Services – Humane Rescue Alliance

Last Updated on August 21, 2023 by Hannah Stevens

Behavior and Training

Pet owners can become frustrated with their pet’s behavior and the pet may end up losing their home. These pet owners may use the organization’s surrender prevention counseling to help them solve problems and keep their pets happy. They offer free support via phone and email, as well as private sessions to ensure that the adopters’ new family members are happy and healthy.

The Humane Rescue Alliance makes training your cat or dog fun and easy, with private sessions and classes that fit your schedule.

You can also take a look at the pet grants from all the other states.

Classes and Rates

HRA offers classes at extremely affordable rates. Their experienced and qualified staff can assist you and your pet get through the common behavior problems and challenges.

Class Schedule

All classes take place at the training center at 15 Oglethorpe Street NW, Washington DC. Register online today and see all the classes available.

Private Sessions

You and your pet can work one-on-one to one with an HRA trainer to help you achieve your goals faster. Each session is tailored to your individual needs.

Behavior Helpline


Adoptions at HRA

No appointment is necessary at their adoption center at 71 Oglethorpe Street NW. They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 7 p.m.

Animals in foster homes will be able to continue virtual adoptions. You can choose an animal from your own home, arrange a virtual meet-and-greet, and even hold an adoption counseling session.

There are many animals that would love to meet you, and there are multiple ways the HRA can help you find your match.

Providing Affordable Veterinary Care

DC Animal Health Fairs – Free Pet Vaccinations

DC residents may receive free pet vaccinations at the DC Animal Health Fairs, which are sponsored by the DC Department of Health, throughout September and October. There are no appointments required. DC Dog Licenses can be bought at the event. DC dog licenses cost $15 for altered dogs and $50 for unaltered dogs. Credit/debit cards are required for payment. You will also find information about the programs and services available for DC animals as well as their owners.

Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm

Vaccines Offered: Rabies, Distemper

Please take note of these:

  • Dogs should be kept on a leash at all times (4 feet maximum).
  • Cats should be kept in a safe carrier.
  • All animals should be handled responsibly by an adult.
  • Law requires that all dogs and cats older than 4 months must be vaccinated against distemper and rabies (free at the event).
  • DC registration is required for all dogs, and they must have their license tag displayed on their collars.

Vaccine Clinics for Dogs and Cats 

The Medical Center is located at 71 Oglethorpe Street NW. They currently offer preventatives and vaccines for pets. This allows pet owners to get their beloved pets vaccinated without having to pay for a vet exam.

However, appointments are required for vaccines. All cats must be kept in a carrier and dogs must be kept on a leash.

While walk-in clients won’t be seen, they may be able make an appointment for a later date.

Schedule an Appointment Online

Only appointments for vaccines and preventatives can be booked online. The appointment calendar is available three weeks ahead of time. The slots fill quickly. Please check back if you don’t find any openings.

You will be signing up for a check-in time. You will be attended to as soon as possible, depending on your arrival time, check-in time, and the doctor’s patient flow. Reactive, special-needs, or difficult pets may be given priority.

When booking appointments, these guidelines will help ensure that the clinic runs smoothly:

  • Maximum of three pets per household
  • You must schedule your appointment for your dog’s heartworm test before 6:30 PM on Wednesday or Thursday, and before 11:30 AM on Saturday. If you won’t be able to go to your appointment, please call 202-723-5770, ext. 205 or send an email to [email protected] to reschedule or cancel so they can fill the slot.

You can also take a look at PETS DC here in Washington D.C. and Grass Roots Rescue in Delaware.