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.
Our mission is to successfully place them into compassionate, permanent homes to receive a lifetime of responsible care, companionship, protection and love. We take this dedication seriously.
We adopt out homeless dogs & cats of all breeds received from various sources, primarily shelters, surrendered animals & strays. We completely vet them, to include all appropriate tests, treatments & vaccines; all are spay/neutered & microchipped. We place them only in responsible, loving, forever homes.
If you would be interested in volunteering or fostering for us please email Leonard.Spiegel@verizon.net
We make arrangements with prospective adopters to meet them at their Foster Homes. We occasionally travel with them to meet at locations more convenient for potential adopters, such as Frederick, MD.
For more information, pictures, adoption procedures & application please email Leonard.Spiegel@verizon.net or call 301-515-8283.
Inquiries with phone number & location receive quickest response.
Independent Animal Rescue incurs significant expenses to rescue, transport, house, feed, and provide medical care, vaccinations, and medications for a significant number of animals. Some require very costly extensive and intensive care or emergency treatments. A cost-based adoption fee is required at the time of adoption to help defray those expenses and enable us to continue our efforts for other animals in need. Adoption fees vary for specific animals depending on various circumstances.
Our animals are placed only with adults to be kept as companion animals. They must be accepted as family members, receiving proper nourishment, medical care, attention, exercise and companionship. Continuous outdoor or solitary indoor confinement is not acceptable.
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.