‚ÄčAnimal Welfare Society of Howard County

Founded 1944


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. 

3. Schedule a Home 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 by appointment only every Friday and Saturday from 10-4 for you to visit potential new family members.

  • To schedule a visit, click here.

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:

Ready to adopt?

5. Welcome Home!

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!

4. Adoption Paperwork

View our adoptable pets on our Petfinder page

1. Adoption Questionnaire 

Please complete the initial adoption questionnaire, in order for us to get to know you and your family a little bit better!  Please submit a copy of our adoption application.

View our adoptable pets!

All donations are tax deductible based on our 501c3 tax status with the IRS since 1951. Thank you.

2. Schedule a Shelter Visit

AWS is appointment only Friday and Saturday

10:00 am - 4:00 pm