St. Mary's County Animal Shelter

Find St. Mary's 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.


Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland 19202 Vanderhoof Lane Valley Lee MD 20692 301-994-0132


Lucky Ones, Inc. 14136 Oaks Road Charlotte Hall MD 20622 301-884-2850

St Mary's Animal Welfare League 26433 Loveville Road Mechanicsville MD 20659 301-373-5659

St. Mary's County Animal Control 41655 Court House Drive Leonardtown MD 20650 301-475-8018

About Animal Shelters

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.