Almost Home Dog Rescue - Ellicott City Pet Shelter

We may not be able to make a difference to all of the dogs in the world, but for the dogs we are able to rescue, we will make a world of difference. Almost Home Dog Rescue is a non-profit, foster-based, all volunteer rescue organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilating dogs at risk and in danger of an untimely death. We all share the passion of helping these homeless dogs who don’t have a voice, who won’t have a chance, without organizations such as this one, helping them to a new beginning. It is our mission to seek out dogs where there is need, to bring them to us where they are placed in loving foster homes and prepare them for their forever families. It is also our mission to prepare our adoptive families for a smooth transition and a better outcome. Our community outreach program will offer New Adopter classes whether you adopt from us or not. But we can’t do this alone. We need your help. Adopt, don’t shop. If you can’t adopt, foster. If you can’t foster, volunteer or donate to our cause. We are a 501(c) (3) organization.

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  • Ellicott City, MD
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  • (443) 750-2833
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Adoption Process

Because our dogs are in foster homes, applications are required prior to meeting a certain dog or puppy. Applications are online and only take a few minutes to complete. Please answer all of the questions completely, we cannot process requests to meet dogs by phone or email. Our dogs go on Petfinder when they are ready to adopt so you should be submitting an application when you are ready to adopt-we cannot hold dogs for weeks. All of our dogs will be up to date with vaccines, have had a fecal check done, treated if needed, heartworm tested (if over 7 months), had flea/tick prevention and be spayed/neutered if over 5 months, or, if younger, be adopted with a spay/neuter contract, an appointment for the surgery at our partner vet, and an additional $100 deposit to be refunded upon completion of surgery (it is required that you transport your dog, on surgery day, to the partner vet you have agreed on, or you can have the option of having the dog spayed/neutered at your own vet at your own cost, still required by the age of 6 months-there are no exceptions, spay/neuter is 100 percent mandatory). Our dogs are also microchipped with lifetime registration. On occasion, if there are other animals in the house, we can offer a “foster to adopt” trial period of two weeks to see if the animals all get along. There is a $100 deposit that is nonrefundable but will be applied to the adoption fee if all works out. This is for dogs older than 6 months and is not available for puppies. Our adoption fee is $350 unless otherwise noted.

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