Find Anne Arundel County 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.
American Ferret Association 626 Admiral Drive Annapolis MD 21401 888-337-7381
Animal Control 411 Maxwell Frye Road Millersville MD 21108 410-222-8900
Anne Arundel County Animal Control 7439 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard Glen Burnie MD 21061 410-590-2970
Bunny Bliss PO Box 328 Arnold MD 21012
Cats R Us 20 Sandstone Court Annapolis MD 21403 410-263-1719
Cool Cats Rescue Adoption PO Box 4481 Annapolis MD 21403 443-458-0996
Noah's Children 951 Chestnut Manor Court Riviera Beach MD 21226 410-570-2298
Rude Ranch Animal Rescue 3200 Ivy Way Harwood MD 20776 410-798-9559
Spca of Anne Arundel County 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue Annapolis MD 21403 410-268-4388
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.