Find 21045 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 Society 8556 Davis Road Columbia MD 21045 410-465-4350
Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center 8576 Davis Road Columbia MD 21045 410-313-2780
The Ferret Inn 6462 Empty Song Road Columbia MD 21044 4.5 miles from 21045 410-531-4936
Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center, Inc. PO Box 8150 Elkridge MD 21075 4.7 miles from 21045 410-628-6191
Animal Advocates of Howard County PO Box 1403 Ellicott City MD 21041 4.9 miles from 21045 410-880-2488
Cat Rescue of Maryland, Inc. 6400 Baltimore National Pike Catonsville MD 21228 6.6 miles from 21045 410-747-6595
Companion Animal Rescue Alliance 3351 Corridor Marketplace Laurel MD 20724 7.5 miles from 21045
Anne Arundel County Animal Control 7439 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard Glen Burnie MD 21061 11.1 miles from 21045 410-590-2970
Metro Pets Online 43 Randolph Road Silver Spring MD 20904 13.1 miles from 21045 301-873-0846
Animal Control 411 Maxwell Frye Road Millersville MD 21108 13.2 miles from 21045 410-222-8900
Maryland SPCA 3300 Falls Road Baltimore MD 21211 13.3 miles from 21045 410-235-8826
Barcs Baltimore Animal Rescue Care Shelter 301 Stockholm St Baltimore MD 21230 13.3 miles from 21045 410-396-4695
Heavens Gate Animal Rescue Ltd. PO Box 2781 Baltimore MD 21225 13.3 miles from 21045 410-636-1360
Maryland Animal Advocates, Inc. PO Box 9184 Baltimore MD 21222 13.3 miles from 21045 410-282-6433
Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc. PO Box 4392 Baltimore MD 21223 13.3 miles from 21045 410-945-5454
Municipal Shelter of Baltimore 201 Stockholm St Baltimore MD 21230 13.3 miles from 21045
Greenbelt-Holdin Animal Shelter 550 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 14.1 miles from 21045
Cold Nose Warm Heart Chihuahua Rescue PO Box 1591 Owings Mills MD 21117 14.3 miles from 21045
Greenbelt Animal Control 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 14.4 miles from 21045 301-474-6124
Partnership for Animal Welfare PO Box 1074 Greenbelt MD 20768 14.9 miles from 21045 301-572-4729
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.
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.
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.