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Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center

Montgomery County Office of Animal Services
7315 Muncaster Mill Rd.
Derwood, MD 20855
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240.773.5900 (Phone)

Hours of Operation

Monday - 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM
Tuesday - 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM
Wednesday - CLOSED (Owners may still reclaim lost pets)
Thursday - 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM
Friday - 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM
Saturday - 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM
Sunday - 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

NOTE: During weekdays, last adoption appointments are taken at 6:00pm. On the weekends, last adoption appointments will be taken at 4:00pm.

*Adoption Center CLOSED to public on county government holidays.

Department Contacts:

Adoption Information

Lost and Found and Owner Surrenders  

Pet Licensing

Volunteer Program

Foster Program

Rescue Partner Program

Outreach and Events

Media Inquiries and Community Partnerships

Who to Call:

Call 911 to report animal-related emergencies:

  •     Animal attacks in progress
  •     An animal locked in a hot car
  •     Animal cruelty in progress
  •     An animal creating a traffic hazard
Call the police Emergency Communications Center at 301-279-8000 to report animal-related issues and complaints:
  •     A sick or injured animal or one that appears abandoned
  •     A stray animal
  •     An animal neglect situation
  •     An animal in a trap issued by Montgomery County
  •     An animal in distress due to severe weather conditions (animals without shelter or water)Phone
  •     An animal threatening the well-being of a community member (not in-progress)
  •     An animal bite/attack (not in-progress)
  •     An animal nuisance such as a barking dog or an owner not cleaning up after a pet
Call 240-773-5900 to reach the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center to inquire about:
  •     Pet adoptions
  •     Pet licensing
  •     To report a lost pet
  •     Other animal shelter matters
Call 240-773-5925 to reach the Animal Services Division:
  •     To speak with an Animal Services Officer
  •     Follow up on a previously reported animal-related complaint
  •     Inquire about the Animal Matters Hearing Board
  •     Inquire about rabies vaccination clinics

Call 240-314-8937 to reach City of Rockville Animal Control:
  •      For pet licensing in the city of Rockville
  •      For immediate assistance concerning animals in the city of Rockville
You can also fill out an online animal control request for the city of Rockville by clicking here. 

Call 301-258-6343 to reach City of Gaithersburg Animal Control:
  •      For pet licensing in the city of Gaithersburg
  •      For animal related concerns and complaints within the city of Gaithersburg

Call 301-926-9453 to reach Second Chance Wildlife Center:
  •      If you've found a sick or injured wild animal