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Our Featured Leonardtown, MD Partner:

Second Hope Rescue, Inc.

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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

St. Mary's County, Charles County and Calvert County, MD

About Our Rescue Group:

We are a group of animal loving friends that has joined together to fill a niche in the Tri-County area of Southern Maryland that is committed to giving "Second Hope" to hard to place animals (due to breed or age) that are searching for their forever homes.

Collectively we have about 20 years of rescue experience, either with other rescues or by doing rescue on our own.

Our Adoption Process:

Adoptions only within 60 mile radius of the foster home*, home visits and veterinary references are required. The entire family must meet the animal before the adoption can continue.

Adoption fees must be paid at the time of adoption by cash, money order, or cashiers check made payable to Second Hope Rescue, Inc. If other arrangements for payment have not been agreed upon before the adoption, the adoption and the entire process will be cancelled if payment is not made.

Boarding fees – We are sorry, but due to the number of animals in foster care we are not able to hold an animal for you. If the adoption has been approved but you cannot take possession of the animal at that time, there will be a $10/day boarding charge.

*Outside Area adoptions: If we consent to an adoption outside of the 60 mile radius (from our foster home), there is an additional non-refundable $50 donation (due to the continued climb of gas prices).
**Occasionally some adoption fees are higher if the animal has come into the group with special needs. We will inform you if that applies to the animal you are interested in. Even when this presents itself, the adoption fee rarely covers the vetting charges.


Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.