Attention: Frederick County Pet Owners Wishing to Surrender a Pet
Relinquishing a family pet to any shelter should be a last resort.
We understand that making the decision to relinquish your pet is not an easy one. What if there was a solution that allowed you to keep your pet in your loving home with the family your pet knows?
We have resources in place that will help you resolve the most common reasons people surrender their furry, finned, and feathered members of their family. If you are considering giving up your pet, you will be provided resources that will help you keep your pet part of your family—that’s a win-win for everyone!
Our shelter takes in almost 4,000 animals each year. We are doing our part to help keep pets with the people who love them by providing alternatives to surrender. Please visit Project Hope to learn more about one of these alternatives.
Making the best decision for your pet and your family takes time and should include consideration of options and resources. After considering alternatives to surrender, should you still want to relinquish your pet, you will need to make an appointment.
Making an appointment…
The Frederick County Division of Animal Control takes in almost 4,000 animals per year. Despite our best efforts, euthanasia may be the final outcome for your pet. We don’t tell you this to upset you, but to be completely transparent and to allow you to make the best decision for your family and your pet.
If you have exhausted all options, you will need to bring the following to your appointment:
Call 301-600-1855 for more information.