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Shelters and Rescues in Montgomery County

*Note that some of the listed resources do not have facilities to visit or are by appointment only.


Emergency Services

Montgomery County Animal Services Division and Adoption Center 

7315 Muncaster Mill Rd., Derwood, MD 20855  Telephone: 240.773.5900 

Emergencies, Animal Control, Humane Society and Shelters: (240) 773-5960

Emergency Preparation:
County Animal Response Team (CART)
CART on Facebook
Emergency Preparedness for Pet Owners



Shelters and Rescues

No-Kill Shelters

Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County
12 Park Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: (301) 740-2511
Despite its name, the AWL only adopts out cats. They rely on volunteers for fostering and caring for cats, but pay for veterinary services.

Montgomery County Animal Control Division's Adoption Center
7315 Muncaster Mill Rd.
Derwood, MD 20855

Telephone: 240-773-5900
Brand-new adoption center with facilities for many different kinds of animals, including cats, dogs, reptiles, rabbits and small animals, and birds. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12 to 7 and Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5.

Call the police non-emergency number 301-279-8000 to report animal-related issues and complaints.

Montgomery Country Humane Society
601 South Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Main Number: (240) 252-2555

Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week. Dogs and cats available for adoption at the South Stonestreet Avenue shelter.

Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MCSPCA)
Phone: 301-948-4266
Staffed entirely by volunteers, this organization holds several Adoption Events (listed on the homepage) throughout the year. They can also arrange appointments to visit the animals.


Lost and Found Horse Rescue Foundation
Phone: 240) 469-9521
E-mail - General Info:
To schedule an appointment, contact Maria Anselmo, Manager:
Located in Germantown, this foundation takes in and adopts out horses and other ungulates. By appointment only.

Seniors for Seniors
P.O Box 1234
Rockville, MD 20849
Phone: 301-838-1990
A program centered in Rockville that matches older shelter cats (who are usually harder to adopt out) to humans ages 55 and up. The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County (above) offers a similar program for those over 60.


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