Directory of Animal Shelters in Colesville, MD

Looking for a new pet? Please consider adopting a new dog or puppy from an animal shelter in Colesville. You’ll find information on all of the animal shelters, humane societies, and rescue groups we've partnered with in Colesville below. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Colesville.

Pet Friendly Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education (DAR&E)
Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education (DAR&E) Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education (DAR&E) is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization of Volunteers dedicated to serving the growing needs of unwanted and homeless Dobermans in Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and eastern West Virginia areas. DAR&E’s primary directives are to educate the public about Dobermans, assist owners in rehoming unwanted Dobermans, provide foster homes and veterinary care for rescued and relinquished Dobermans, and place Dobermans into loving homes through our adoption program. DAR&E provides support, consultation, and camaraderie to the adoptive families – not only through the adoption process but also throughout the lives of our Dobermans. DAR&E’s expenses associated with these directives are funded primary through our own fundraising efforts and adoption fees. These funds are critical to DAR&E’s ability to remain financially self-reliant. We are always looking for relationships which allows DAR&E to continually reach their goals of being both financially independent and maintaining our adoption program. See Details
Pet Friendly Eskie Rescuers United
Eskie Rescuers United Eskie Rescuers United (ERU) is made up entirely of volunteers. We don’t have any building or offices; we’re just a group of people who have opened up their homes to foster American Eskimo dogs that are in need. Our volunteers are spread across the Eastern United States, and we keep in contact by email, the Internet, and by telephone. No one is paid a salary and most of us have regular jobs in addition to our volunteer work for ERU. You can help us by being understanding if our volunteers are unable to pick up a dog, or deliver a dog to you, or do things as quickly as you might like. Most of us have to schedule these things around our job and other family commitments. ERU does not make money by selling dogs. In fact, we lose money with each dog that we foster and adopt out. Virtually all of our money is spent on medical care for our foster dogs. Donations and fundraising help make up the difference. The dogs we foster come from many places. Some are turned in by their owners who can no longer care for them. Others are found as stray dogs, or for one reason or another they wind up in dog shelters. As you probably know, there are too many dogs without homes in the United States, and the majority of them have to be put to sleep due to overcrowded conditions in shelters. ERU works to save as many American Eskimo dogs that we can by rescuing them. We then foster the dogs in the volunteer’s homes, provide veterinary care, and put a profile for the dog on our website. We do not "sell" dogs. We find homes for dogs and adopt the dog to you. This means that you cannot just walk off the street and buy a dog from us. You must put in an application to adopt a dog. We screen all of the applicants very carefully; checking references and doing home visits to make sure that the dog will be going to a good home. We try to find a good match between the applicant and the dog. It is a very happy day when a foster dog gets to go to their new home. Since our formation in March of 2003, we’ve adopted out over 3000 dogs. If someone adopts a dog from us and is unable to care for it in the future, we will accept that dog back and find it a new home. So a dog that is adopted through us will never go homeless. See Details
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Homeward Trails is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland for dogs and cats from high-kill shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them. They also support proactive spay/neuter practices; promote positive and ongoing behavioral training; and educate the public about how to care for their animals in a humane way. See Details
Animal Welfare League of Arlington Founded in 1944, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington provides animal adoption and community programs to the Northern Virginia and D.C. metropolitan area, as well as animal rescue and control services within Arlington County. Their Vision: A humane community in which animals and people live together harmoniously. Their Mission: Improving the lives of animals and people by providing resources, care, and protection. See Details