About Humane Society of Wicomico County
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.