Find Frederick Maryland 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.
Frederick County Animal Control 1832 Rosemont Avenue Frederick MD 21702 301-600-1546
Frederick County Humane Society 5712 Industry Lane Frederick MD 21704 301-694-8300
US Neapolitan Mastiff Club PO Box 192 Jefferson MD 21755 8.2 miles from Frederick 410-766-8225
Sheltie Haven Sheltie Rescue, Inc. 2707 Rosemary Court Adamstown MD 21710 9.0 miles from Frederick 301-663-0635
Sugarloaf Horse Rescue, Inc. 3056 Green Valley Road Ijamsville MD 21754 10.4 miles from Frederick 301-865-0118
Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, Inc. 6654 Gilardi Road Boonsboro MD 21713 12.4 miles from Frederick 301-416-2028
Wild Pastures Animal Rescue PO Box 122 Thurmont MD 21788 12.9 miles from Frederick
HorseNet Horse Rescue 14001 Mattie Haines Road Mount Airy MD 21771 13.0 miles from Frederick 301-922-7029
Potomac Stray Cat Rescue, Inc. PO Box 66 Rohrersville MD 21779 13.3 miles from Frederick 301-432-5037
Mount Airy Animal Control 110 South Main Street Mount Airy MD 21771 14.5 miles from Frederick 301-829-1424
Boonsboro Animal Control 7728 Old National Pike Boonsboro MD 21713 14.8 miles from Frederick 301-465-9473
Burnerkitty.Com PO Box 332 Boyds MD 20841 18.1 miles from Frederick 240-605-3423
Shelter of Saint Francis 11826 Peacock Trail Hagerstown MD 21742 19.0 miles from Frederick 301-797-7174
Cause for PAWS 1328 Washington Street Harpers Ferry WV 25425 19.4 miles from Frederick 304-535-2810
Mid-Atlantic Saint Bernard Rescue PO Box 93 Woodbine MD 21797 19.5 miles from Frederick
Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Inc. PO Box 309 Lisbon MD 21765 19.6 miles from Frederick 301-854-5037
Equine Rescue and Education PO Box 1504 Shepherdstown WV 25443 20.8 miles from Frederick 304-876-3843
Humane Society University 700 Professional Drive Gaithersburg MD 20879 21.6 miles from Frederick 301-548-7731
Loudoun County Animal Shelter 39820 Charles Town Pike Waterford VA 20197 22.2 miles from Frederick 540-882-3211
Kitkat Rescue 38581 Daymont Lane Waterford VA 20197 22.2 miles from Frederick 540-882-9689
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.