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Our Featured Salisbury, MD Partner:

Humane Society of Wicomico County

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.

5130 Citation Dr
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 749-7603
Website:
http://www.wicomicohumane.org

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve all of Wicomico County, MD for intake of animals. We have no location restrictions on the locations of adoptions.

About Our Shelter:

The Humane Society of Wicomico County was started in 1968 by a group of people who wanted to help improve the lives of animals. We have come a long way in our 40+ years! We have a staff dedicated to making sure the animals that come to our doors are loved and protected as they wait for their forever home. Not only are our animals vaccinated, wormed and given flea preventative, we can treat animals that come to us with mange, ringworm, heartworm and pay for animals to be seen by an outside vet should there be a need. We have an on-site spay/neuter clinic that not only is used for our animals but we also offer low cost spay/neuter for animals of the public. We provide emergency boarding for victims of domestic abuse, fire, and medical emergencies. We also have the capability to set up an off-site emergency shelter for people evacuated from their homes. In addition, we have an education program to help teach kids about being a responsible pet guardian. We work with a wide range of rescue groups and our animals have been transported from our mid-Atlantic area throughout the North Eastern United States. Our shelter is an open admission shelter and we will take in approximately 3500 animals this year. We do what we do because of our love for animals and our desire to make a difference in their lives every single day.

Donate to Our Shelter...

We have a PayPal button on our website and all someone needs to do is click on it to make a donation to our shelter.

Come Meet our Pets:

Our visiting hours are 11 am -5 pm Tuesday through Friday and 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday. We are also at Petco in West Ocean City the first Saturday of each month and Petsmart in Salisbury the second Saturday each month with animals available for adoption. From May 1 to September 30, we are open Tuesday until 7 pm.

Our Adoption Process:

Please check our website for adoption specials!!!
Our adoption fees are as follows:
Dogs and puppies up to 5 yrs of age: $150
Cats and kittens up to 5 yrs of age: $125
Hidden Treasure Program: any dog over 5 yrs of age: $75
any cat over 5 yrs of age: $65
Senior to Senior Program: any person over 65 yrs of age wanting to adopt any pet over 8 yrs of age: adoption fee is waived

Adoption fee includes basic vaccinations, worming, flea treatment, feline-leukemia/FIV test, heartworm test, spay/neuter (done prior to leaving), rabies vaccination and a microchip

There is a contract and all potential adopters meet with adoption counselor to talk about application and make sure pet is good fit with the person and family. A "meet and greet" is required with all family members and the pet prior to finalizing the adoption application. If someone is adopting a dog and has another dog at home, we also require a "meet and greet" for the dogs as well. All animals in the home must be up to date on vaccinations prior to new pet going home. We do not adopt to people who will keep the pet outside exclusively. We may do a home visit either pre or post-adoption. Animals adopted from us are not be sold or given to another person. We verify all information on the adoption application and may deny an application with any false information on it. A follow up call or visit is done on all adoptions within first 30 days of adoption.

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.