Reminder: Animal Services and Adoption Center Waiving All Fees Until Further Notice


Per Montgomery County:
“The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) in Derwood is waiving adoption fees for all animals until further notice. The shelter is full and adopters are urgently needed. All types of animals are available for adoption including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and reptiles.

For those considering adding a new pet to their family, now is a good time. Adopting is easy–and even easier with fees being waived just in time for the holidays.

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is located at 7315 Muncaster Mill Rd. in Derwood. The main phone number is 240-773-5900. The center is open six days a week (it is closed on Wednesdays).

The adoption process can be started online by filling out the adoption questionnaire and emailing in the required documents. Adopters may also choose to visit the Adoption Center during open hours to start the process in-person. The questionnaire, required documents and more information about the adoption process can be found at montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/adoption/howtoadopt.

New animals arrive at the shelter every day. Potential adopters are encouraged to view who is available for adoption online at montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/adoption before visiting the facility.

Adoptions are done on first-come, first-served availability–by appointment. Walk-in appointments are subject to counselor availability. Adoptions are same-day and animals are not held for adopters so they should be prepared to take an animal home at the time of their appointment.

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, which is operated by the Office of Animal Services, provides high standard sheltering and care to the homeless, abused and neglected animals. It is the County’s only open-admission, municipal shelter. Through adoptions, education, outreach and more, MCASAC serves as a critical community resource to promote and advocate for responsible pet care.

Animal Services Officers are available seven days a week to investigate complaints and respond to animal emergencies 24 hours a day. For more information, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices.

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