Animal Welfare League

of Queen Anne's County

Queenstown, MD 21658
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Adoption Update: After ten long months in our shelter, Kris Kringle finally found his forever home and has settled in great! :orange_heart:
Congratulations to Kris and his new family! :feet:

Update from Wendy & Tink's adopter! 

"they’re doing amazing!!! They get along with every animal that’s come through the house, which is awesome. They love to lounge in their hammocks, but their new favorite thing is the puzzle treat finder I got them. Watching them figure out how to get to the treats is the best."

Adeline was adopted from AWL in October of 2019. Here is an update from her adopter:

"Sweet Oakley girl is right at home. She's bugging her big bro and sis and giving the sweetest nighttime snuggles. Her and Bella enjoy swimming together and wrestling. Leo, Bella, Oakley, Doug and I have really enjoyed family trail walks and visiting our families and their pups.

From the moment I saw Oakley on Facebook I knew I needed to save her. I just knew she belonged with us. From our first meet and greet, she felt like family. She fit perfectly with Leo and Bella. God put her in our lives for a reason and she was meant to be with us. She may have had a rough start to life but she will forever be loved and cherishes as a part of the Prince family.

Here's to many more years of hiking, swimming, ball and snuggles with my three gorgeous pups!"


Hoovington and Diesel were not only cat mates at the shelter but are now sisters in their forever home.

Midas was one of our mature cats, who came to us this Spring as a community stray. With his creamy, gold coloring, and flowing locks, he took up residency in our ‘orange is the new black’ cat room, and within six-weeks, found himself adopted by a loving family who’ve come by to update us on his happy transition into their home. They’ve renamed him lucky, tell us he’s ‘King of the house,” and is doing great!

This is Trooper. He found himself in AWL's care when he was hit by a car Spring, 2015. After a bleak beginning, this tough man improved by leaps and bounds. After fostering to help him recover from his car accident injuries, he was found to have lymphoma. A new round of medical care followed donated, very generously, by Town & Country Animal Hospital of Centreville (who previously donated the majority of Trooper’s earlier medical and surgical costs). While he will never actually be cured of the lymphoma, he is currently in remission, and out once again with a new foster family, who intend for him to stay with them until his last days.

Kane was one our most fun loving owner surrendered dogs. Although initial reports suggested he didn’t do well with other dogs and was a behavioral challenge, after 14 months at AWL, his new adoptive family report that he’s a big clown who gets along great with their other dogs. His favorite new past-time, swimming, swimming, swimming.


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Queenstown, MD 21658

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