Bethesda, Maryland - Pet Adoption
Our cats are available for adoption everyday at one of the PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers listed below from Maryland to Northern Virginia or at Dog Adoption Fairs at one of the below locaations:
Cats R Us is a Non Profit 501(c)3 cat and kitten rescue organization in the Annapolis, Maryland area whose focus is educating communities about non-lethal and humane care of community cats; controlling the community cat population through TNR (Trap, Neuter, and Return); and the promotion of low-cost community spay/neuter clinics and initiatives. TNR means community cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated, sterilized, and ear-tipped (for identification) by veterinarians.Kittens caught early enough are tamed, vetted, and available for adoption when they are of an appropriate age. We have a small team dedicated to this segment of rescue, along with socializing and care of abandoned adults both of which have grown to be an integral part of our overall efforts.As a feline rescue group, it is all too common to find abandoned, domesticated cats. These cats enter our program, are vetted, and put up for adoption as soon as possible.Cats R Us does not accept owner surrendered pets, but can direct you to other organizations that may assist you. We can assist you by listing your cat on and if there is space available at our adoption shows around the area.In our 16 years of existence, nearly 16,000 cats have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated at the cost-effective CRU clinics. This has contributed greatly to the effort of controlling the problem of feline over-population in our area.
Last Chance Animal Rescue operates in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We primarily take in cats from more than 40 high-kill shelters in eight states and provide disaster-relief services for small pets. We partner with more than 30 PetSmart and Petco stores in the region and provide full service in-store cat adoptions. All pets surrendered to the MD SPCA must pass health and behavior testing in order to go up for adoption. Dogs receive a behavior evaluation upon arrival to the shelter and a medical test following intake. Cats receive a medical test following intake, and a behavior evaluation after being in the shelter for at least one day. During intake, an Admissions Coordinator collects information on the pet to help us place the pet in an appropriate home, and has the owner sign paperwork transferring ownership of the pet to the Maryland SPCA. Depending on the pet’s specific circumstances, the owner may be offered the option to reclaim the pet if he or she does not pass the testing, or does not adjust well to the shelter environment.Last Chance Animal Rescue operates in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We primarily take in cats from more than 40 high-kill shelters in five states and provide disaster-relief services for small pets. We partner with 30 PetSmart and Petco stores in the region and provide full service in-store cat adoptions at regional PetSmarts. We adopt dogs from our main rescue in Waldorf, MD and from the Potomac Yards PetSmart in Alexandria, VA every Saturday.Protecting, saving and caring for animals in Maryland since 1927, the Baltimore Humane Society is committed to finding homes for more than 1,000 animals every year. To adopt, the first step is to visit the pet, fill out the adoption questionnaire online or in person, and then speak with an adoption counselor for an interview. Because each animal is different, counselors strive to match the needs of each pet with appropriate adopters. Counselors are also trained to help ease the introduction and adjustment of the pet to a new family and home. On average, allow one to two hours to complete the adoption process. You may also schedule a follow-up appointment for a dog-meet-dog introduction for homes with existing pups. This option is not available for resident cats.