Animal Welfare League

of Queen Anne's County

Queenstown, MD 21658
Our Hours

Adoption Policy

All of the animals coming into our shelter will be treated with care and kindness, and will live in a positive environment, including kennel enrichment, exercise, socialization and even games, but what they really need is you! Please come meet our wonderful animals and we will help you to find the companion animal that best fits your needs. We offer same day adoptions to approved adopters. Our goal is set you up for success and become a resource for you. The adoption team will meet with you and help with all ownership questions you may have. If you have already identified an animal that you are interested in, please submit a completed Adoption Application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop it off at the shelter.

Our Commitment to you:

We are committed to doing our best to ensure that you are adopting a healthy, good-tempered pet that fits well with your lifestyle. We will perform a temperament assessment for each animal coming into the shelter and will provide you with as much information as possible regarding their behavior and personality. Your adoption includes:

  • General health examination
  • Distemper and Bordetella vaccinations
  • Rabies vaccinations (3 months and up)
  • 4dx Snap test- Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia (dogs over 6 months)
  • Microchip
  • Spay/Neuter
  • General health examination
  • Distemper vaccinations
  • Rabies vaccinations (3 months and up)
  • Snap Combo test- Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids
  • Microchip
  • Spay/Neuter

 We will provide you with post-adoption support, as needed. We invite you to view our adoptable pets by visiting Adopt-A-Pet: We look forward to assisting you in the process of welcoming one or more of these wonderful animals into your home…the loving home they so richly deserve!

Adoption Fees

  • Puppies- $350.00
  • Dogs - $250.00
  • Senior dogs (7 & up) - $0.00
  • Kittens - $100.00
  • Adult cats - $50.00
  • Senior cats ( 7 & up ) - $0.00
  • Barn cats - $0.00
  • Small Animal - $20.00

Adoption Form


By appointment only. 

Our Address

Queenstown, MD 21658

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