Carroll County Animal Shelter

Find Carroll 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.


Catwoman Rescue and Adoption 1118 Cedarbrook Road Hampstead MD 21074 410-239-6645


Humane Society of Carroll County 2517 Littlestown Pike Westminster MD 21158 410-848-4810

Mid-Atlantic Saint Bernard Rescue PO Box 93 Woodbine MD 21797

Mount Airy Animal Control 110 South Main Street Mount Airy MD 21771 301-829-1424

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.