Frederick County Animal Control Maryland

Adoptable Animals in Frederick County, Maryland


Frederick County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center also posts all animal on Petango.

Low Cost Spaying or Neutering

Have a pet that needs to be spayed or neutered? Frederick County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center has information about low cost or no cost spay or neuter programs in and around Frederick County. Please call us at 301-600-1546 or email us at

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Open Your Heart to a Shelter Animal Today

Frederick County Animal Control enforces humane law in the county and shelters animals for placement in safe and loving homes. We work to foster a more aware and caring community through public education and offer animal care advice to pet owners to help animals keep their homes. To learn more about us, visit our library.

If you want to adopt one of our pets, come to the shelter and meet the pet of your dreams. We do adopt to families out of state but the meeting will have to be in person. If you are traveling a long way, please call ahead to make sure the pet you have seen is still available. At the shelter, you'll fill out an application and talk to an adoption counselor to find out what your particular pet needs to fit into your family. See the links above to find the type of pet you're looking for.

Without the thousands of hours of support provided by volunteers, we could not care for and find homes for as many animals as we do. You can help with shelter care, the visiting pets program, greeting visitors to the shelter, adoption counseling, and many other areas. A very popular activity is fostering shelter pets in your home. Visit our volunteer page for more information.