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Our Adoption Policies have been updated!​​​

In order to adopt, you must be at least 18 years of age, and must:

  • Bring your driver's license or other government issued photo ID
    • If the address on your ID is not your current address, you must bring a lease or closing statement listing your name and address, as secondary verification
  • Bring a lease with pet addendum that states you can have pets (listing size/breed/number of animals restrictions), if you rent a residence  
  • Bring rabies vaccination certificates for all dogs, cats, or ferrets in your home (if applicable)
  • Be ready to welcome a new pet into your home!

All required documentation must be in hand at the time of your visit in order to fill out an adoption questionnaire and speak to an adoption counselor. 

Read in Full: Adoption Policies
Plan your Visit: Adopter Pre-Visit Checklist

Hours Open to the Public:

Monday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
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 6:00pm. On the weekends, adoption counseling appointments will occur until 4:00pm. Appointments only occur after an adoption questionnaire has been submitted by a potential adopter. From 6:00 to 7:00pm on weekdays and 4:00 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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The Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well Being
The dedicated non-profit partner of the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC)
helping to educate, advocate & take action on the healthy treatment and well being of animals both inside & outside MCASAC.

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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