Our furry friends, whether dogs or cats, make our days complete. They’re there for us when we’re down, greet us when we come home, and always know how to keep things interesting! If you’re interested in adopting a pet, there are plenty of animal shelters in Waldorf! Check out some of these local shelters before getting a new pet and give one lucky dog or cat their forever home.
Why Adopt a Pet?
Did you know that about 6.3 million companion animals enter shelters each year? While roughly 4.1 shelter animals are adopted yearly, we can certainly improve that number. Rather than going to a breeder or a pet store, perhaps you should consider adopting a pet! You’ll change not only your life but also theirs. Through adopting a pet, you will help a pet in need and make room in shelters for stray, lost, or abused pets, ensuring they also get a chance to join a loving home. The reasons to adopt a pet go on!
The Humane Society of Charles County’s vision is “to create a community where animals are cherished and no longer need us for protection and shelter.” You can help them achieve their vision by adopting a cat, dog, or other small animal! They have cats and dogs of all ages, from puppies to dogs and kittens to cats. In addition to cats and dogs, they have small animals like birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, and more. Check out their website here for pricing and more!
Last Chance Animal Shelter takes in cats and dogs from more than 50 high-kill shelters in 12 states and provides disaster-relief services for pets. In addition, they’ve provided over 100,000 pets with loving homes! You can help them increase an already impressive number even more when you adopt a dog or cat. They have various adoption events. Every Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm, they take dogs and puppies to different adoption events. Check their Facebook page to see where they’re going next! In addition, many of their cats are in various adoption centers. Check their page here to see where you can adopt a cat!
The Charles County Animal Care Center has various cats, dogs, and other small animals like bunnies, guinea pigs, and pigs available for adoption! The pricing is as follows:
- $150 adoption fee for dogs
- $85 adoption fee for cats
- The fee varies for other small animals
Their adoption hours are Monday to Saturday from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. In addition to adoption, they also have stray animals waiting to be claimed by their owners. So whether your pet gets lost or someone you know is missing their pet, be sure to check their site to see if they happened to pick them up!
Whether you’re a cat person, a dog-lover, or even a bird enthusiast, there are plenty of animal shelters in Waldorf that need your help. So take the chance and change an animal’s whole world by adopting your next pet! If you’re not ready to adopt a pet, there are plenty of other ways you can help local animal shelters! Check out our blog here.
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