Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center Hosts ’Pocket Pet Palooza’

by Patrick Herron

Per Montgomery County:

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) operated by the Montgomery County Office of Animal Services will be holding a two-week adoption promotion from Aug. 15 to Aug. 28 where adoption fees will be waived for all small animals like rabbits and guinea pigs. MCASAC’s “Pocket Pet Palooza” is being sponsored by the nonprofit organization Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being (MCPAW).

The summer months are always busy for shelters and MCASAC is seeing high numbers of small animals entering its doors. In July, only 12 small mammals were adopted while 36 small mammals entered the care of MCASAC. Extra cages have had to be added to the small animal adoption room to make space for incoming animals. There is a waiting list for people in need of surrendering their small pets, and strays continue to enter the building.

Patrons may visit the shelter in person to adopt, or patrons can start the process online to reserve a spot to speak to a counselor. All potential adopters should review the Pre-Adoption Checklist prior to visiting or submitting a questionnaire online. Submitting a questionnaire does not reserve an animal for adoption and adoptions are first come, first served.

Guidelines for adoption, the pre-visit checklist, and the adoption questionnaire can be found at

Shelter hours of operation are  noon – 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and noon – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The shelter is closed to the public on Wednesdays.

About the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center:

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, operated by the Office of Animal Services, provides high-standard sheltering and care to the homeless, abused, and neglected animals in our community and ensures the safety and welfare of the county’s citizens. We are 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 on-call seven days a week to investigate citizen complaints and respond to animal emergencies 24 hours a day. For more information, please visit

About Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being:

Founded in 2010, Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to end pet homelessness and suffering with proven actions and compassionate services, such as providing veterinary care, pet food, and other resources, and by removing all barriers to adoption, including keeping shelter animals medically and emotionally healthy and matching them with well-prepared adopters to create forever homes. MCPAW frequently partners with the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in making a positive impact for the people, pets, and shelter animals of Montgomery County, Maryland. Learn more at or by contacting


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