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10 Best Animal Shelters & Pet Rescues in Maryland!



10 Best Animal Shelters & Pet Rescues in Maryland!

Discover the fantastic pet rescues and animal shelters across Maryland! From large networks to small family-run operations, this sought-after list celebrates the top 10 places in the state that are devoted to giving animals the care and love they deserve. Come together with other fellow volunteers and become part of Maryland's inspiring pet rescue community!


The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Baltimore, MD

BARCS is home to thousands of animal friends who are waiting for you! Uncover a world of unconditional love and cuddles. Be a part of the mission to find a forever home for all of BARCS's furry companions. Experience the joy of giving a dog or cat a second chance by visiting BARCS today! Through your support, they can turn every story into a happy-ever-after.

Maryland SPCA, Baltimore, MD

The Maryland SPCA is a place of hope and joy for those looking for a new furry family member! With more than 3,000 animals up for adoption each year, the SPCA is an essential provider of love and care for forgotten and unwanted pets. Modern facilities provide warmth and enrichment while staff and volunteers provide medical care, vaccinations, treatments, and plenty of TLC.

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, Derwood, MD

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) has a reliable partner in FMCA. With the help of devoted volunteers and bountiful donations, this non-profit is making a positive impact on animals in the community and beyond. Become part of something bigger and help FMCA change the world.

Humane Society of Wicomico County, Salisbury, MD

Humane Society of Wicomico County is no ordinary place! Take in a walk around and you're sure to meet a variety of furry friends in need of homes. Here, any animal from the local county that has been lost, injured, or abandoned is welcomed with open arms. Come and see the amazing work being done at this open-admission shelter!

Animal Welfare League, Gaithersburg, MD

The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County has a simple yet inspiring mission: to improve the welfare of our furry friends in the state. With a no-kill shelter and programs that promote responsible pet ownership, they are taking strides to ensure all animals can find the loving homes they truly deserve.

SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, MD

The AACSPCA is the perfect place for animal lovers to find their new furry friends! With no time limit on how long a pet is available for adoption, there's a chance to find the perfect match in any age, breed, or physical condition. Provide the animals with the love and care they deserve and need.

Luna's House, Inc., Edgewood, MD

Learn the heartwarming story of Luna's House, an animal rescue in the community. Join the husband and wife team as they work to give neglected and abandoned animals a secure and loving home. So far, they've managed to place over 3,000 animals in adoptive homes! Visit Luna's House and share in the happiness of animal rescue.

Humane Society of Washington County, Hagerstown, MD

The Humane Society of Washington County is a haven for animals. Looking for a loveable pet to adore? They have all kinds of dogs, cats, pocket pets, and horses looking for forever homes and companion animals in need of kind and responsible guardians. Give back to your community.

Senior Dog Sanctuary, Severn, MD

Senior Dog Sanctuary is the final resting place for senior dogs in need. Their mission is to provide these dogs with the love and care they deserve. It's a safe haven where they can rest, play, and find their forever homes. Come join the Senior Dog Sanctuary in giving these senior dogs a second chance at life!

Montgomery County Humane Society, Rockville, MD

The Montgomery County Humane Society brings a large sense of compassion and care to thousands of animals in need. Be part of something bigger and join them to help rescue and care for homeless animals. With a full range of services, including adoption counseling, humane learning, community outreach, and volunteer training, you can pave the way for a more loving tomorrow.

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