20879 Animal Shelter

Find 20879 animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County 18959 Bonanza Way Gaithersburg MD 20879 301-740-2511


Humane Society University 700 Professional Drive Gaithersburg MD 20879 301-548-7731

Montgomery County Animal 7315 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood MD 20855 1.7 miles from 20879 240-773-5900

Montgomery County SPCA PO Box 637 Washington Grove MD 20880 1.9 miles from 20879 301-948-4266

Gaithersburg Animal Control 31 South Summit Avenue Gaithersburg MD 20877 2.3 miles from 20879 301-258-6343

Montgomery County Animal Control 2350 Research Boulevard Rockville MD 20850 4.6 miles from 20879 240-773-5960

Burnerkitty.Com PO Box 332 Boyds MD 20841 7.6 miles from 20879 240-605-3423

Friends of Montgomery County Animals 12400 Piney Glen Lane Potomac MD 20854 8.1 miles from 20879

Roxies Fund, Inc. 12208 Judson Road Silver Spring MD 20902 10.0 miles from 20879 301-962-7509

Maryland Horse Rescue 4118 Decatur Avenue Kensington MD 20895 10.3 miles from 20879 301-942-4688

Montgomery County Animal Rescue League 9520 Accord Drive Potomac MD 20854 10.9 miles from 20879

Metro Pets Online 43 Randolph Road Silver Spring MD 20904 11.0 miles from 20879 301-873-0846

Nova Rottweiler Rescue League, Inc. PO Box 482 Kensington MD 20895 11.1 miles from 20879 301-258-5054

Sugarloaf Horse Rescue, Inc. 3056 Green Valley Road Ijamsville MD 21754 12.1 miles from 20879 301-865-0118

Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Inc. PO Box 309 Lisbon MD 21765 12.8 miles from 20879 301-854-5037

Alley Cat Allies 7920 Norfolk Avenue Bethesda MD 20814 13.0 miles from 20879 240-482-1980

The Ferret Inn 6462 Empty Song Road Columbia MD 21044 14.0 miles from 20879 410-531-4936

Paws Across the Border, Inc. PO Box 3206 Silver Spring MD 20918 14.0 miles from 20879 301-681-4955

Dogwood Sheltie Rescue 12 Regis Circle Sterling VA 20164 14.1 miles from 20879 703-406-8920

Mount Airy Animal Control 110 South Main Street Mount Airy MD 21771 14.4 miles from 20879 301-829-1424

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.