Frederick County Animal Shelter

Find Frederick 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.


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

HorseNet Horse Rescue 14001 Mattie Haines Road Mount Airy MD 21771 301-922-7029

Sheltie Haven Sheltie Rescue, Inc. 2707 Rosemary Court Adamstown MD 21710 301-663-0635

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

US Neapolitan Mastiff Club PO Box 192 Jefferson MD 21755 410-766-8225

Wild Pastures Animal Rescue PO Box 122 Thurmont MD 21788

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.