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Our Featured Accident, MD Partner:

HART for Animals, 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 Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Garrett County, Maryland

About Our Shelter:

Our Mission & Goals

Our mission

HART's mission is to improve the lives of animals in Western Maryland by:
•Rescuing animals and transporting them to areas where they will have a better chance of being adopted.
•Reducing pet overpopulation through low-cost spaying and neutering.
•Building a humane and friendly animal center, where adoptable animals will never have to be euthanized.
•Providing information and education to owners about responsible pet ownership, obedience training and rehabilitation of rescues to reduce the number of relinquished and abandoned animals.

To achieve our mission, HART has raised $2.75 million dollars to build and equip the HART Animal Center and to provide ancillary services that will ensure the continued operation of the Center by creating a source of revenue and a permanent endowment. The Center also is creating job opportunities and training county residents interested in animal care, rehabilitation, and rescue and support Garrett County’s efforts to enforce the laws against animal cruelty and neglect.

And vision...

HART's Animal Adoption Center has become a model for compassionate animal rescue and community involvement in saving the lives of companion animals. HART has brought about a community where the famous words of Mahatma Gandhi inspire the efforts of everyone involved in making the center a reality:

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”

Come Meet our Pets:

HART Animal Center
1265 Bumble Bee Rd
Accident, MD 21520

Adoption Hours
Tues, Thurs, Friday, Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM - 7:00PM

Our Adoption Process:

We require adopters fill out an application and be interviewed by one of our adoption counselors, to ensure the best match for both adopters and pets.

Our adoption fees are $195 for dogs and $85 for cats. This includes spaying and neutering and other important veterinary services.

To fill out an Adoption Application go to our website: www.hartforanimals.org/how-to-adopt

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.