The Animal Welfare League of Frederick County (AWLFC) is an all-volunteer, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization. We promote the humane treatment of all animals through education, advocacy, and collaboration with other humane organizations.
1. Check out our cats for adoption via Petfinder or by visiting our adoption center or by visiting our exhibits at Petsmart. Plan to spend a few hours getting to know the cat and bring the entire family who will be living with the cat. 2. Plan to spend at least an hour or more on completing the adoption application and contract. We also spend time talking with adopters to educate them on important information about nutrition, scratching, litter box behaviors, etc. Even experienced cat owners can learn new information. 3. Our adoption fee is $150 for one cat or $250 for two cats. This fee includes: spay or neuter of the cat, all core vaccines (FVRCP and rabies), deworming, feline leukemia/FIV testing, and microchipping. 4. Last, but by no means least important, we have two non-negotiables when it comes to adopting our cats: We do not allow declawing. This is an inhumane surgery which mutilates a cat by amputating its first digit. This procedure can cause behavior issues, including inappropriate wetting and insecurity. It has been outlawed by most European countries and is opposed by the ASPCS and HSUS. If you must have a declawed cat, we encourage you to visit Frederick County Animal Control as they sometimes have declawed cats. We require that you keep your cat indoors. We know cats love the outdoors but it doesn't love them. In fact, the top cat killers are cars and attacks by dogs, other cats, and wildlife. Protect your cat by keeping it indoors.
Frederick MD 21701 | 1.1 miles away
Our mission is to reduce the number of abused and abandoned dogs by working with state-sponsored shelters and shelter organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region. We rescue, foster and find caring adoptive homes for these neglected dogs where they may thrive and to grow into loving companion animals.
Frederick MD | 1.2 miles away
Friends For Life is a non-profit 501(3)c, no-kill rescue dedicated to helping homeless pets. It is our wish that every animal that comes into our care will live out its life in peace and with dignity. We take great care to find responsible, loving, permanent homes for every animal. We believe that owning a pet is a privilege and the rewards and unconditional love given to us by our pets is everlas
Frederick MD 21702 | 2.9 miles away
Mission: To prevent cruelty, abuse and neglect of animals in Frederick County by enforcing all state, county and city ordinances. We shelter homeless animals and place them in safe and loving home environments. We educate the public on all animal issues, to foster a more aware and caring community.
Ijamsville MD | 4.8 miles away
We are a small nonprofit, 501c3, 100% volunteer rescue. Our goal is to save, one by one, brindle colored dogs from high kill shelters, and find each dog a loving forever home.
New Market MD 21774 | 6.6 miles away
Pets-4-Pets Cats Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, no-kill, all volunteer organization helping homeless cats and kittens find forever homes. The cats are housed in foster homes in the Frederick, MD area. Some of these animals are brought to our Open Houses on the weekends.
Monrovia MD 21770 | 6.8 miles away
Small Angels Rescue, Inc., is a Frederick County, MD based 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, and rats. Small Angels was established in the fall of 2003 and since then has successfully rescued over 4,000 small animals. While we do not have a physical shelter, we use a network of foster homes instead to
Monrovia MD | 6.8 miles away
New Beginnings German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is an all volunteer group whose purpose is to find permanent loving families for dogs that, through no fault of their own, find themselves without homes. Many of us have had countless years of loving and caring for our own Shorthairs.
Walkersville MD 21793 | 7.6 miles away
Tip Me Frederick is a non-profit Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage (TNRM) cat resource for Frederick MD and surrounding areas. TNRM is a humane alternative for managing and reducing stray, feral or barn cat populations.
Adamstown MD | 7.8 miles away
Are you looking to adopt a sheltie in Frederick, Maryland? Our rescue’s mission is to help prevent abuse to and educate the public about the Shetland sheepdog breed, commonly known as sheltie. Our all-volunteer rescue group provides foster care and adoption services for Shetland sheepdogs who are turned into our group. We care for and help find new forever homes for homeless shelties from within
Mount Airy MD 21771 | 12.7 miles away
We are a group of volunteers, dedicated to rescuing and placing German Shepherds in good homes throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. MAGSR is dedicated to rehabilitating and providing a second chance to German shepherds and shepherd mixes that have been abandoned, abused, lost, strayed, or surrendered. Through our community outreach events around the Mid-Atlantic region, we teach and encourage respons
Thurmont MD | 15 miles away
Cuddles Cat Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to humanely reducing the feral and stray cat population in the Thurmont, Maryland area. Our organization rescues stray kittens as well as friendly strays after an attempt to find an owner is unsuccessful. Cats placed for adoption will be up to date on vaccinations and spayed or neutered. Cuddles Cat Rescue is a 501(c)3. We re
Mount Airy MD | 15.7 miles away
Darby's Place Cat Rescue is in our home. Darby's Place got its name because our cat (Darby, of course) epitomizes the best in cat rescue. Darby was hit by a car when she was four months old, an animal lover picked her up and took her to the Montgomery County (MD) Humane Society. MCHS took her to a veterinarian who treated her fractured pelvis. She went into foster care with a woman who s