​Animal Welfare Society of Howard County

Founded 1944

What is our adoption process?

Are we a no-kill shelter?

Image by Norman Rockwell, "Dog and Boy", (1952), Google Images

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I help, volunteer, or donate?

Adopting a pet only takes a few steps, please click here for a breakdown of the process. 

Yes. However, there are a few steps to our surrender process, every animal will have a behavioral analysis done prior to acceptance and a surrender donation is required.

From donating and volunteering to fostering, there is plenty we need help with. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here and if you are interested in donating, please click here!

May I stop by the shelter to see animals at anytime? 

Can I surrender an animal? 

Yes. We are sanctuary. Our animals are home.  We believe every animal deserves another chance. We will provide loving care for our pets with no time limit. 

No, we ask that if you are interested in a pet, to please schedule an appointment through the website. Appointments are held Friday 10am to 4pm or Saturday 10am to 4pm.