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Our Featured Ellicott City, MD Partner:

Animal Advocates of Howard County

Ellicott City, MD 21041
(410) 880-2488

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Animal Advocates of Howard County is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preventing the suffering of animals.

Our Adoption Process:

To inquire about a pet, call one of the following:

Pets with a number preceding their name: call 410-313-2780 Howard County Animal Control and Adoption Facility and refer to the pet's number.

Pets without a number preceding their name: Animals in Animal Advocates Rescue Program have no number preceding their name and are in foster care; call 410-880-2488 ext #3 and ask for the pet by name.

Neither Animal Control nor Animal Advocates are associated with the Howard County Animal Welfare Society.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.