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Our Featured Frederick, MD Partner:

Animal Welfare League of Frederick 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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

AWLFC serves mainly Frederick County, MD. We work to make Frederick County no-kill through our spay/neuter programs, TNR programs and our adoption programs.

About Our Rescue Group:

An all-volunteer dog & cat rescue. We are working to end the senseless killing of adoptable pets.

Come Meet our Pets:

Cats available for adoption are shown on; many are also available at our adoption center. If you find a cat you may want to adopt, you can either: email or call the foster parent listed on; call our adoption center (301-663-5855); or visit our adoption events. Our adoption center is open for visits from 11:00am – 4:00pm most Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. We also have cats available for adoption on most Saturdays at the Petsmart on Urbana Pike and Pet Valu on Seventh Street, both located in Frederick. Please call us at 301-663-5855 to confirm that we will be holding adoptions on a given Saturday.

Our Adoption Process:

$250 adoption fee for a dog, $125 adoption fee for one cat or $200 for two cats.

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.