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

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.