North East Animal Shelter

Find North East 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.


The Equihab Foundation 111 South Main Street North East MD 21901 443-466-4087


Cecil County SPCA 3280 Augustine Herman Highway Chesapeake City MD 21915 9.4 miles from North East 410-885-2342

Delaware Action for Animals PO Box 423 Newark DE 19715 10.8 miles from North East 302-368-3330

Landenberg Animal Control 1499 Flint Hill Road Landenberg PA 19350 11.7 miles from North East 610-255-1614

Dumpster Cats 506 Ponderosa Drive Bear DE 19701 12.6 miles from North East 302-834-2859

English Setter Rescue 551 Bohemia Church Road Warwick MD 21912 13.1 miles from North East 410-398-1590

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research 170 Possum Hollow Road Newark DE 19711 13.3 miles from North East 302-737-9543

Paws For Life & Mid Atlantic 4450 Summit Bridge Road Middletown DE 19709 13.7 miles from North East 302-376-7297

Large Animal Protection Society, Inc. PO Box 243 West Grove PA 19390 15.9 miles from North East 610-869-9880

National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network 2664 Drayton Drive Wilmington DE 19808 16.1 miles from North East 302-999-8650

Delaware SPCA 455 Stanton Christiana Road Newark DE 19713 16.2 miles from North East 302-998-2281

Chenoa Manor 733 Glen Willow Road Avondale PA 19311 18.3 miles from North East 610-268-0120

Bel Air Animal Control 611 North Fountain Green Road Bel Air MD 21015 20.7 miles from North East 410-638-3505

Faithful Friends Animal Society 12 Germay Drive Wilmington DE 19804 20.9 miles from North East 302-427-8514

Pennsville Animal Shelter 94 INDUSTRIAL PARK Rd Pennsville NJ 08070 21.1 miles from North East 856-851-1100

Lunas House Animal Care And Education Center 2801 Pulaski Highway Edgewood MD 21040 21.8 miles from North East 410-671-2954

In Memory of Magic 56 Nottingham Road Pennsville NJ 08070 21.9 miles from North East 301-599-7387

Delaware Humane Association 701 A Street Wilmington DE 19801 22.6 miles from North East 302-571-0111

All PAWS Rescue Mid Atlantic Region PO Box 424 Pennsville NJ 08070 23.1 miles from North East 925-666-4266

The Humane Society of Kent County, Inc. 10720 Augustine Herman Highway Chestertown MD 21620 23.7 miles from North East 410-778-3648

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.