Link to Dog Adoption Application

Adoption Hours are:    Monday - Friday     2:30 - 4:30
                                           Saturday                    11:00 - 3:00
                                          Sunday                       12:00 - 3:00

Meet Lilly!

Age: 4 Yrs

Breed: Beagle Mix

Gender: Female

Size: Medium

Status: Available

Lilly came to us very pregnant in January. Now that all her pups have found homes, this vocal goofball wants to be part of her own loving pack! She's been great with everyone she meets and definitely needs a family with a good sense of humor! If you'd love to have this playful girl make you laugh all day stop by during adoption hours or contact her adoption counselor!

ContactPat at

Meet Brownie!

Age: 1 yr

Breed: Pit Mix

Size: Medium

Gender: Female

Status: Available

Brownie is the sweetest girl in the world! She is a soft-spoken cuddlebug that will win you over in a heartbeat! She will melt into your arms and is very laid back! Even though she's new to the kennel she is already a staff favorite! Stop by today during adoption hours to meet this cutie or contact her adoption counselor!

Contact Angel at:

Meet Raini!

Age: 6 months
Breed: Presa Mix
Size: Medium
Gender: Female
Status: Adopted!

Raini was very shy when she arrived but came out of her shell quickly! She acts just like a puppy that will jump and play all day with lots of loving! She could use some training, but she is very eager to please and will do anything for some treats and affection! Raini is not too fond of other dogs and would probably do best as the only princess in the castle! If you think Raini might be the right dog for you contact her adoption counselor today!

Contact: Angel at or call (410) 257-4908

Meet Angel!

Age: 4 years
Breed: Jack Russell Mix
Size: Small
Gender: Female
Status: Available

Angel is a cutie that can jump right into your arms! She loves her people and would love nothing more than to cuddle up on the couch with you all day! She loves her people so much that she will sometimes bark at strangers to stay away! If you think Angel might be the right dog for you stop by during adoption hours or contact her adoption counselor! 

Contact: Pat or call 410-257-4908

Meet Fizz and Fuzz!

Fuzz and Fizz are approximately 4 ½ months old.  These 2 girls were very shy when they came to us.  They have been lucky enough to go into a foster home where their wonderful foster parents have been working with them.  They are great with other dogs, and cats.  They can be a bit shy so our ideal goal would be to find them a home where they can go together.  If you would like to see these girls, they can be seen by appointment only.  Please contact Pat at


Meet Cora!

Age: 8 Months

Breed: Shepherd Mix

Size: Medium

Gender: Female

Status: Available

This beautiful girl just arrived but stole our hearts within a couple of hours! She's excitable and happy, smart and sweet, and has done very well meeting other dogs! She could use a little leash manners but seems to be pretty darn close to perfect! If you would like this stunning girl you better hurry because she won't last long! 

Contact: Angel at:

Meet Bean!

Age: 6 months

Breed: Lab Mix

Size: medium

Gender: Male

Status: Available

Bean has a great personality!  He was picked up as a stray- we can't believe anyone would have lost this sweet guy!  Please come to shelter to meet this guy!

ContactPat or call 410-257-4908

Meet Sophia!

Age: 1 yr old

Breed: Westie Mix

Size: Small

Gender: Female

Status: Available

Sophia is the life of the party with all her dog friends! She can be very shy when it comes to people so she would do best in a home with other dogs. Even though it may take her a bit to come out of her shell she is worth the wait! She is very nervous around men but usually warms up to women fairly quickly. If you think Sophia may be right for you contact her adoption counselor or stop by today!

Contact: Pat at: or call (410) 257 4908

Meet Skippy!
Age:  1 year old
Breed: Australian Terrier Mix
Size: Small
Gender: Male
Status: Available

Skippy is a happy outgoing guy that loves to jump around and have fun! If you are interested in adopting Skippy stop by during our adoption hours or contact his adoption counselor today!

Contact: Pat at:

Meet Lola!
Age:  2 Yr old
Breed: Pit Mix
Size: Medium
Gender: Female
Status: Adopted!

This girl is just as sweet as can be! She loves you the second you lay eyes on her and will wiggle her way right into your heart! To top it all off she has the most adorable smile ever! Lola will always brighten your day as long as you have room in your heart and a small bed for her to curl up on! If you are looking for the most loyal friend Lola is everything you could wish for and more! Stop in during adoption hours or contact her adoption counselor if you think Lola is the one for you!

Contact: Angel at:

Meet Gordan!

Age:  4 1/2 years old
Breed: Wheaton Terrier Mix
Size: Small
Gender: Male
Status: Available

Sooo we will give it to you straight: this adorable little guy is an ankle biter, yes he is!! BUT before you scroll further let us tell you WE ALL LOVE HIM!!! He has actually never bitten one of us, mainly because he trust us completely! He loves long walks on the beach instead of a crowded farmer's market with lots of ankles. Gordan just needs his space and time to warm up and be comfortable but once he does he's a very loving cuddlebug!! We are hoping that someone in a quiet home will give him a chance to show how great he can be; Someone that's not impressed if Gordan acts like a brat! All he needs to know is that you will not accept this behavior and you are the BOSS!! If you are willing to give this misunderstood guy a chance contact his adoption counselor or stop by today to see what a big loving personality he has!!!

Contact: Angel at:

 Meet Dallas!
Age: 9 years 
Breed:Shepherd Mix
Size: Medium/Large
Gender: Female
Status: Available

Dallas is a very sweet chipper girl. She has spunk, and is quite the love bug.  We do
know that she enjoys car rides and hot dogs. She also likes to be petted and go 
on walks.  Dallas would enjoy a home with a fenced in yard that she could run and 
play in.  She would do best with a laid back submissive dog but would prefer to be the 
only dog of the home.  Come on by and meet this lovely lady. She may just steal your 
Contact: Molly at:

Meet Jax!
Age: 5 months
Breed: Bull Terrier
Size: Medium
Gender: Male
Status: Available

Oh my goodness, Jax is ADORABLE.  Jax is a 5 month old Bull Terrier puppy that recently came into our shelter looking for a new home.  He is still learning about dogs and can be a bit bossy with them, but we are working on that.  Jax knows sit, and listens well to commands.  He is hoping to find a home to snuggle up in soon.  A home with older children and no cats is preferred. Since he is a high energy dog, our friends at Applejack Kennels have been teaching Jax proper manners. His adopters will be able to continue with this training. He is a fun dog and is eager to please! he loves everyone he meets!

Contact: Angel at:


Meet Miss Hopie!

Age 6 years

Meet Miss Hopie! This fun loving girl is up for pretty much 
everything, from napping on a couch to a game of fetch!  Miss Hopie
absolutely loves to play ball and would be great for a little leaguer as
she really likes kids! Miss Hopie is on the energetic side, so a "go 
get 'em" home would be best. She is up for hiking or other outdoor
activities. Though super quick to befriend women and children, she
is very fearful around men. Miss Hopie needs to go to a home with
just women and children with a fenced in yard. Miss Hopie also will 
do best in a home where there are no other animals so she can have your love & attention all to herself! Even
though she has energy for days and seems perfectly healthy, she does have a heart condition. It is being controlled
with a medication and does not slow her down in the least! Miss Hopie is expected to live a fun and happy life 
hopefully with her forever family!

Contact Info: Debbie Samler at

Meet Marley!

Age: 6
Breed: Dalmation/Pit Mix
Size: Med-large
Gender: Female

Marley is a special girl who will require a home willing to work with her guarding issues.  
She cannot go to a home with other animals or kids.  She loves her toys and rolling in the 
grass and belly rubs.   Please e-mail her adoption counselor for more information on what 
we are requiring for a home for her.

Contact: Debbie    or call 410-257-4908

Adoption Information
We make every effort to ensure our animals are placed into loving forever homes. Please speak with the animals adoption counselor if you have specific questions about our policies and about the animal you are interested in adopting. All renters must submit an approval letter from their landlord.

Adoption Policies

  1. Under no circumstances will the animal be off lead except when indoors or in a fenced or otherwise contained area. The adopter will treat the animal as a family pet, giving it loving care and attention and will provide food at least once a day and a continuous supply of fresh water.
  2. The animal shall not be subjected to any form of cosmetic/optional surgery or alteration including, but not limited to, ear cropping, tail docking, etc., unless deemed medically necessary.
  3. The animal is an indoor pet and will live inside the adopter's house. This animal will NOT be allowed to roam outside and will be supervised on and off a leash when not contained by fence or other barrier. The adopter will walk this animal on a leash or exercise this animal in a secure or fully fenced yard or other protected area.
  4. The animal will be properly transported by crate or inside a vehicle when necessary and will not be allowed to ride (leashed or not) in the open bed of a pickup truck.
  5. It is recommended that the adopter take the animal to a licensed veterinarian within 1 week after adoption. The adopter will provide annual veterinary care including all necessary care (worming, etc.) and shots (rabies, distemper, etc.). Dogs will be kept on heartworm preventative on a continual monthly basis as directed by a vet.  The adopter is ethically and financially responsible for all future medical expenses associated with the animal and will provide for him/her accordingly.
  6. The adopter will ensure proper licensing of the animal in accordance with local laws. The adopter will also ensure that the licensing tag is attached to the animal's collar in addition to the rabies and identification information that is also required for the animal's collar.
  7. HSCC, or any authorized individual acting on its behalf, may reserve the right to make inquiry about the animal at any reasonable time. If we have reason to believe the animal is not being cared for in a manner wholly consistent with the above representations and/or the representations made by Adopter on the application submitted, HSCC may, if needed, report this to the proper animal control authorities for the purposes of an examination or inquiry regarding the animal's well being and/or for the purpose of reclaiming the animal. Under State of Maryland Code, animal cruelty is defined as a person who, having the charge or custody of an animal, either as owner or otherwise, inflicts unnecessary suffering or pain upon the animal, or unnecessarily fails to provide the animal with nutritious food in sufficient quantity, necessary veterinary care, proper drink, air, space, shelter or protection from the weather and is punishable by a fine of $5,000 and/or 3 years imprisonment.
  8. The adopter assumes all financial responsibility effective at the time of adoption.
  9. The adopter is adopting the animal for him/herself and will NOT sell, trade, or give away the animal.
  10. The adopter agrees to permit the Humane Society of Calvert County (HSCC) to examine the above conditions and requirements after the adoption. This includes a visit to the adopter's home as well as contacting the adopter's veterinarian.
  11. The adopter agrees to accept possession and ownership of the animal at their own risk, and the adopter will release the HSCC from any and all liability arising out of the possession and ownership of the animal. The HSCC makes no guaranteed representations concerning the health, disposition or condition of the animal involved, and while the HSCC is willing to accept return of this animal, the HSCC is not to be held responsible for any veterinary expenses or damages incurred while this animal is in the adopter's possession. The adopter further understands that the first 6-8 weeks is a transition period for the animal and may require additional supervision.
  12. If at any time the adopter can no longer care for the animal, THEY MUST immediately contact the HSCC.  Any animal with a bite or aggression history must be evaluated by a licensed trainer before being accepted back, and at the discretion of HSCC.  Any animals coming back to HSCC, must be up to date on all vaccinations and returned by the owner(s) who signed the contract.  Adopter understands that they are not to give away nor take this animal to any other shelter or rescue.
  13. Cats will be kept exclusively as indoor pets. HSCC is opposed to declawing of cats.
  14. HSCC requests a donation of $130 for cats, $200.00 for dogs and $250.00 for puppies, to cover veterinary and other expenses involved in the rescue and placement of animals.