Your Donation Saves Lives!

We count on your donations to continue our life-saving work. As a non-profit organization with no paid staff members, our dedicated volunteers work tirelessly on behalf of local animals. And our efforts are paying off. Our innovative programs have been credited with reducing the number of animals who are euthanized at our local animal control facility. Our dream is that one day, no adoptable animals will be killed in area shelters. We thank you for helping us realize this dream.Visit the donation page to see where your money goes.

The Shelter will be closed Saturday Aug 30 through Monday Sept 1.  Normal Shelter hours resume on Tuesday Sept 2.  We will still take inquiries during this time for animals listed in our Rescue Program.

Highlighted Animals
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  17025 Clove
Clove is a cute, red and white female bunny who is young.  She is curious and likes to get a piece of carrot as a treat.
  16996 - Cooper
Cooper is a male, American Foxhound mix who looks to be 4-6 years old.  We can also see Labrador qualities in his face, especially when he carries his toy around. Cooper is a lovely dog when you are inside and everyone is being calm.  He just hangs out with us in our office and likes to lay near you.  He will go up and say hi to visitors too.  Cooper gets excited easily, so he ...read more about 16996 - Cooper
UPDATE!  Aramis is now in a Foster Home in our Rescue Program--please call 410.880.2488 ext 3 or always4tucker@yahoo.com  Aramis is a young, regal, black tuxedo cat with striking emerald green eyes. Aramis is a people’s cat, and loves to have company and be around his family. He is a little shy with strangers, but once he gets to know you, he is very loving – he head-butts, a...read more about Aramis

SEPTEMBER 27 10am to 3pm
Lake Elkhorn in Columbia
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WFP 2014 Brochure Front

You can complete your $30 Registration one of three ways:

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Fur-ever Homes Needed For
Wings, Wags and Whiskers so 
Hop On Over To Adopt!

We have many different species of animals brought to our shelter.  Some of these include Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Rats, Hamsters, Birds and Reptiles. Please come on by and support these little critters that need homes too.

Location: 8576 Davis Rd. Columbia, MD 21045

While small animals like these are available for adoption during regular business hours, a special Adoption Day to feature them is being held on Saturday, August 23rdfrom 10:00-2:00
If you are not in a position to adopt, you can still help by sending this information to all your friends and neighbors.  You can also bring donations that will help the animals too.

Little Critter Donation Wish List:

Hard chews sticks
Flat hay mats
Straw huts 
Grocery store gift cards for 
fresh veggies

Wooden hide boxes
Wooden chew toys

Hanging toys



Paint Branch PACA BIG THANK YOU to our friends at Paint Branch High Pet Advocate Club.  The PAC club held a donation drive in addition to 2 Bake Sales to benefit the animals!  Overall they raised $550 and 6 huge bags of goodies.  Young adults like this not only help the animals but help us feel very positive about the future.  

If It Helps Just One....

A Volunteer reports a friend accidentally left her pantry door open. When she returned home, she found her dog had gotten its head stuck in a cereal box and suffocated. While this may seem very unlikely, it’s not the first time we’ve heard of it! Several years ago, a dog we know died in a potato chip bag. Similarly, cats have been reported to suffer the same fate getting stuck in cat food cans. We’ve probably all wondered why “this bag is not a toy” even needs to be said.  But food containers don’t usually post a warning, and for our four-legged friends, anything with food or food residue is especially tempting.  So be safe and keep food and trash out of your pet’s reach. 

In our position, we often get alerts or stories that people want us to share. In an effort to bring them to you in an organized fashion, we’ll post them under this title.  Our goal is not to be depressing or alarmist, but to present things you may never have thought of but should know.  If it helps just one, it will be worth it.


Animal Advocates of Howard County | PO Box 1403 • Ellicott City, MD 21041
(410) 880-2488 •