Adopt a Dog.

Thank you for choosing adoption!  We hope that you will find a pet that will become a long time member of your family!  Look below at the dogs currently available for adoption.  We encourage you to visit our shelter often to interact with our dogs.  Please understand that some dogs are a little overwhelmed in this new scary environment and may exhibit a hard time adjusting with all of the new sights and sounds.

Some things to consider before adopting.

  • Adopting a new dog is a long commitment
  • Make sure all family members are on board with a new dog
  • While visiting the shelter, keep in mind that it is a stressful place for dogs and they might not show well
  • We encourage you take a dog for a walk
  • Read up on what to do before & after you adopt a new dog  HERE
  • Don’t see what you are looking for, consider a local area rescue
  • See something you like?  DOWNLOAD the PET ADOPTION APPLICATION HERE (PDF)*

Now go ahead and look at these gorgeous pups!

See a dog you really like? Print out the Pet Adoption Application (PDF) and bring it with you to the shelter when you visit.

*Downloading an adoption application DOES NOT mean that your application has been approved.  All adoption applications MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHARLES COUNTY and you MUST INTERACT WITH THE ANIMAL you are applying for and speak with an adoption counselor before any adoptions can be finalized.  If you have any questions please call 301-645-8181.

Please call us with any questions you may have at 301-645-8181, or email us the application