Montgomery County Animal Shelter

Find Montgomery 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.


Alley Cat Allies 7920 Norfolk Avenue Bethesda MD 20814 240-482-1980


Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County 18959 Bonanza Way Gaithersburg MD 20879 301-740-2511

Burnerkitty.Com PO Box 332 Boyds MD 20841 240-605-3423

Friends of Montgomery County Animals 12400 Piney Glen Lane Potomac MD 20854

Gaithersburg Animal Control 31 South Summit Avenue Gaithersburg MD 20877 301-258-6343

Greyhound Welfare, Inc. PO Box 5273 Takoma Park MD 20913 301-949-0615

Humane Society University 700 Professional Drive Gaithersburg MD 20879 301-548-7731

Maryland Horse Rescue 4118 Decatur Avenue Kensington MD 20895 301-942-4688

Metro Pets Online 43 Randolph Road Silver Spring MD 20904 301-873-0846

Montgomery County Animal 7315 Muncaster Mill Road Derwood MD 20855 240-773-5900

Montgomery County Animal Control 2350 Research Boulevard Rockville MD 20850 240-773-5960

Montgomery County Animal Rescue League 9520 Accord Drive Potomac MD 20854

Montgomery County SPCA PO Box 637 Washington Grove MD 20880 301-948-4266

Nova Rottweiler Rescue League, Inc. PO Box 482 Kensington MD 20895 301-258-5054

Paws Across the Border, Inc. PO Box 3206 Silver Spring MD 20918 301-681-4955

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary 15200 Mount Nebo Road Poolesville MD 20837 301-428-8128

Roxies Fund, Inc. 12208 Judson Road Silver Spring MD 20902 301-962-7509

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.