The only shelter for Frederick County, Maryland, we take in unwanted animals and strays with hopes of reuniting animals with owners or placing them in homes or with rescue groups.
Our Adoption Process:
All dogs and cats are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered prior to adoption. We also have other animals for adoption.
Come in to our shelter. Meet the pet of your dreams or fill out a wish list request. Our application includes the usual pet history and we screen for no-pets landlords. We can help you introduce one of our dogs to your current dog and an adoption interview will provide you with information about caring for your new pet.
Adoption fees vary for cats, dogs and exotic pets and are listed on each profile.
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.