These were among cases received recently by the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division. Call 301-780-7200 for directions to the county animal shelter, hours of operation and adoption and licensing procedures. The department Web site is

Dog runs in laundromat: 2300 block, University Blvd., Hyattsville, Dec. 31. Animal management received a report about a stray dog that ran inside a laundromat. The male caller said that the dog was friendly and that he would attempt to hold the dog until help arrived. An animal control officer picked up the 4-year-old tan-colored male Shih Tzu-poodle mix. The dog was reunited with its owner the same day.

Midnight stray: 8400 block, Fremont St., Hyattsville, Jan. 1. A man reported seeing a stray dog running loose several times throughout the day. The caller said he took the dog in after seeing it again just after midnight. An officer picked up a 4-year-old sable colored male Cardigan Welsh Corgi mix. When not claimed, the dog was taken to a rescue group Jan. 8.

Stray German Shepherd picked up: 500 block, Cedar Ave., Fort Washington, Jan. 2. A woman called animal management twice to report finding a stray dog lying at her front door. When the animal control officer arrived, she was unable to find the dog. The officer left and later returned to the area, where she found the 7-year-old brown female German Shepherd. The dog was reunited with its owner Jan. 8.

Limping dog found in back yard: 3200 block, Marquis Dr., Fort Washington, Jan. 2. A woman reported seeing a large stray dog lying in her back yard. She said the dog had been limping. An animal control officer removed a rust-colored male German Shepherd mix. The dog was returned to its owner Jan. 5.

Left in crate: 4300 block, 57th Ave., Bladensburg, Jan. 3. A tenant of an apartment building reported finding a stray dog inside a crate in the hallway. An officer removed a 3-month-old brindle-colored male Plott hound mix. When not claimed, the dog was adopted Jan. 8.

Upper Marlboro low-cost animal clinic: The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Division will sponsor a low-cost wellness and vaccine clinic from noon-3 p.m. the first and third Thursdays at the Spay Spot Clinic, 3750 Brown Station Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-254-8151,

Bowie pet adoptions and volunteer orientation: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society will host an orientation session for new volunteers interested in working with the organization during its pet adoption showcase from noon-2 p.m. PetSmart, 4500 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Learn about available opportunities and meet current volunteers. Those interested in adopting can meet dogs and cats, and the pets’ foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications for the animals. Adoption fees are $75 for cats, $180 for dogs. For information, call 301-262-5625 or visit

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah