Small Angels Rescue - Monrovia Pet Shelter

Small Angels Rescue

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 care for the animals until they find a forever home. We believe that these small animals deserve an exemplary quality of life, through proper habitat, nutrition, enrichment, companionship, and veterinary care. We strive to educate the public on the characteristics of these small animals and provide comprehensive care sheets to help spread the word!

  • Shelter Address
  • P.O. Box 336
    Monrovia, MD 21770
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  • Pet types
  • Gerbils/Guinea Pigs/Hamsters/Mice/Rats
  • Location served

Adoption Process

Small Angels Rescue’s adoption process is straightforward. Adopters must fill out an adoption application. There is an application for guinea pigs and a separate application for the other animals we assist. To apply for hamsters or rats, please email our hamster coordinator at [email protected] or our rat coordinator at [email protected] and they will send you the appropriate adoption application by email. Once we have the completed application, we interview the adopter by phone or e-mail to clear up any questions and concerns about the application—including whether the adopter meets our cage requirements and has the proper supplies - and to ensure that the adopter has all of the information needed to properly care for the animal. At the time of adoption, adopters must sign an adoption contract. Small Angels Rescue greatly appreciates your interest in adopting one of our animals, and we’re committed towards finding the right match for you. We may make some recommendations and steer you towards a specific animal. Although we’re flexible, we may refuse to place specific animals in certain homes, because we know that the pet would not work out (e.g., is not good with children). We want to find homes for our animals, but we don’t want them to have to go through the rescue process again.

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