View our adoptable pets!
View our adoptable pets on our Petfinder page
AWS is open to the public every Saturday
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
1. Adoption Questionnaire
After a successful home visit, they'll be furrever yours! Please be prepared to provide a nice warm bed, food, water bowls, and unconditional love for your new family member.
To ensure our animals are entering a space well suited for their needs, we require a home visit for every adoption.
Please follow these steps in order to complete your adoption:
5. Welcome Home!
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
2. Schedule a Shelter Visit
It is vital that you and your new pet share a bond. We want to make sure your pet has the opportunity to meet and socialize with their new family! Our shelter is open to the public every Saturday from 10-4 for you to visit potential new family members. If Saturday doesn't work for you, please schedule a visit.
Please be prepared to complete the initial adoption questionnaire, in order for us to get to know you and your family a little bit better!
4. Adoption Paperwork
All donations are tax deductible based on our 501c3 tax status with the IRS since 1951. Thank you.
3. Schedule a Home Visit
Time to make it official! At this point we've decided you're perfect for each other and will provide you with the necessary adoption paperwork to make it official!