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AN EXCITING NO-COST ADOPTION PROMOTION: AUTUMN ADOPTION FEST, Oct. 15th - Oct. 25th

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Note: Adoption fees waived for all species, just pay licensing fee at time of adoption.

Where:
 MCASAC at 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855

Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday—12:00pm to 7:00pm  * * Adoption counseling appointments cease at 5:00pm but animals may be viewed until 7:00pm * *
  • Wednesdays—Closed for Adoptions
  • Saturday and Sunday—12:00pm to 5:00pm  * * Adoption counseling appointments cease at 3:30pm but animals may be viewed until 5:00pm * *


Please read the following information carefully. Our adoption process will be temporarily changing for the duration of this promotion. We encourage you to come prepared so that you may have “Ready to Adopt” status upon arrival.

Between October 15th and October 25th, potential adopters visiting MCASAC will fall into ONE of two categories:

 

1. Ready to Adopt Adopters Potential adopters who arrive at MCASAC meeting all requirements, with all necessary information in hand, ready to adopt an animal that day or within 24 hours of adoption approval         

  • See the “ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS” section below for a list of requirements to meet, and documents to bring with you.    
  • “Ready to Adopt Adopters” will be able to submit an adoption questionnaire and immediately proceed to the next step of the adoption counseling and adoption process.   
  • See below for details on the ADOPTION PROCESS.

OR

2. Future Adopters Potential adopters who arrive at MCASAC without meeting all requirements, and/or without all necessary information in hand, and/or who are not ready to adopt an animal that day or within 24 hours of adoption approval.         

  • See “ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS” section below for a list of requirements to meet, and documents to bring with you.                     
  • “Future Adopters” will be permitted to submit an adoption questionnaire but processing of the questionnaire will not begin until the adopter returns to MCASAC with necessary requirements and/or documentation.           
  • “Future Adopters” will not meet with an Adoption Counselor until all requirements are met.           
  • Upon return to MCASAC with necessary requirements present, “Future Adopters” become “Ready to Adopt Adopters.”       
  • No animals will be held for "Future Adopters." "Future Adopters" who become “Ready to Adopt Adopters” may resubmit their questionnaire for a newly selected animal if the originally selected animal was adopted before their return.


CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT IF YOU WILL BE A "READY TO ADOPT ADOPTER" or a "FUTURE ADOPTER" on the day of your visit.
 

ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS:
Priority will be given to adopters who meet requirements and bring all necessary identification and documents listed below with them to the Adoption Center.

  • Be ready to take your adopted pet home that day if animal is ready to go home (all medical needs completed by shelter, no dog introduction needed), or within 24 hours of adoption approval (if dog introduction and/or spay or neuter surgery is still needed)
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Bring all members of the household to meet the animal
  • Bring your driver’s license or government-issued photo ID
  • If a home/apartment/condo renter, bring a copy of your lease (pet addendum) stating you can have pets
  • Bring a current pet license and/or signed rabies certificate of all dogs, cats, or ferrets in adopter's home already; pet licenses preferred!
  • Bring a carrier for cats and small mammals; a collar, harness, and leash for dogs

    Printable Pre-visit Autumn Adoption Fest Adoption Requirement Checklist


ADOPTION PROCESS:

Priority will be given to people ready to adopt within 24 hours of adoption approval. Same day adoptions are encouraged!

  • Visit customer service desk and complete adoption requirement checklist to make sure all requirements are met, and receive blank adoption questionnaire
    • TIP! Click on your preferred language to download a questionnaire, print, and complete in advance of your visit:  English  Spanish 
  • View available animals and select pet(s) of interest
  • Once pet is selected, complete an adoption questionnaire and submit to Customer Service Representative
  • Speak with an Adoption Counselor
  • Meet your potential new pet
  • Complete an adoption application with an Adoption Counselor
  • Take your new pet home within 24 hours of adoption approval

All standard adoption policies, conditions, and licensing fees apply. 


Questions?
Email: adoptmcasac@montgomerycountymd.gov
Phone: 240.773.5900 

 

Hours of Operation

Monday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday: CLOSED for Adoptions
Thursday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

NOTE: During weekdays, adoption counseling appointments will occur until 5:00pm. On the weekends, adoption counseling appointments will occur until 3:30pm. Appointments only occur after an adoption questionnaire has been submitted by a potential adopter. From 5:00 to 7:00pm on weekdays and 3:30 to 5:00pm on weekends, potential adopters may still browse our selection of adoptable pets.

*Adoption Center CLOSED to public on Wednesdays and county government holidays.

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Contact Us: Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center
Department of Police · Animal Services Division
7315 Muncaster Mill Road · Derwood, MD 20855 · Telephone: 240.773.5900 · Fax: 301.279.1063
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