We are a government funded animal shelter designed to house the stray and unwanted animals of Frederick County. The shelter handles approximately 3000 animals per year. The building features adoption areas for both dogs and cats including two "cat livingrooms". Additional space is provided for stray animals, pregnant or nursing animals, and isolation. Shelter services include: accepting all animals from Frederick County residents, animal adoption, rabies clinics, trap rental, lost/found animal service, and humane education.
Adoption Fee: $25.00 (All Animals) Neuter deposit: cats - $45.00 Neuter deposit: dogs - $65.00 Total at adoption: cats - $70.00, Dogs - $90.00.
SMALL ANIMAL ADOPTION FEES: RABBITS - $10.00, RODENTS AND SMALL BIRDS $5.00, REPTILES - $25.00 FARM ANIMALS $50.00, FERRETS - $25.00 PAYMENT IS ACCEPTED BY CASH OR CHECK ONLY. From Route 7 take Fort Collier Road through the Baker lane intersection. Continue past Barber-Ross and take a right into the regional jail parking lot. Take the first access road to the right, the shelter is the brick and yellow stucco building. From Route 37 exit RT 11 South. Take a left on Baker Road (Winchester Animal Hospital intersection). Take a right on Fort Collier Road. Turn left into the Regional Jail parking lot. Take the first access road to the right, the shelter is the brick and yellow stucco building.
Many people ask what they can donate to the shelter. Here is a list of needed and appreciated items: