Directory of Animal Shelters in Maryland

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

Pet Friendly Pitties & Purrs Rescue Inc
Pitties & Purrs Rescue Inc Pitties and Purrs is a small, foster-based rescue in Baltimore, MD. Our rescue dogs come from all over the country in order to be rehabilitated and to ultimately find their forever homes. Because we are a foster-based rescue, we completely rely on our incredible volunteers to care for & to temporarily welcome the dogs and cats into their homes to prepare them for adoption. 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
Montgomery County SPCA The MCSPCA, founded in 1973, is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. We are independent, locally based, and funded completely by donations. We receive no financial support from the ASPCA or from any federal, state, or county government agencies. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, all funds go directly to helping the animals in our care. Your donations are tax-deductible. See Details
Last Chance Animal Rescue Last Chance Animal Rescue operates in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. They take in dogs and cats from more than 50 high-kill shelters in 12 states and provide disaster-relief services for pets. They also partner with more than 30 PetSmart and Petco stores in the region and provide full service in-store cat adoptions. See Details
BARCS Animal Shelter BARCS is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization operating Maryland’s largest animal shelter and pet adoption center. We are an open admission shelter, granting refuge to every abandoned, neglected, abused, lost or surrendered animal that comes through our door. A staggering 30 or more animals are surrendered to BARCS every day. No matter what the circumstance, we do not turn away any animal in need of shelter, food, medical care and a loving touch. Yearly, this equates to more than 10,000 dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, and even wildlife and exotic animals that need care and placement. See Details