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(240) 252-2555 (voice)

(240) 547-4308 (fax)

601 So. Stonestreet Ave.

Rockville, MD 20850

Business Hours


Seven days a week


Adoption Process





(FAQs )

How long do you keep animals?

MCHS is a private rescue organization that is focused on 100% adoption for all of our animals.

How do I give up an animal?

We do not currently accept relinquished pets from the public. Instead, we pull homeless animals from overcrowded municipal shelters in Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Are you a government agency?

The Montgomery County Humane Society is not a government agency. We are private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) animal welfare organization that is funded by individual donors, businesses, and grants. This includes such programs as our private rescue shelter, humane education, offsite adoption events, volunteer training, and many others.

How are you different from the Montgomery County Shelter?

While MCHS operated the public shelter for Montgomery County for more than 50 years, we became a completely independent, 100% privately funded animal welfare organization in April 2014. Our rescue operations specialize in rescuing, caring for and adopting out cats, dogs, puppies and kittens.

In addition, MCHS offers a robust educational curriculum which includes programs for children, teens and adults. We also host a range of community outreach programs designed to help pet owners keep their pets in their homes and out of shelters.

The County operates an open admission shelter for strays and owner-relinquished animals of all species and breeds.

What is your donor privacy policy?

The Montgomery County Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

MCHS is diligent in protecting our donors’ privacy. We do not sell, rent, or share our donor list with any organizations or individuals.

This page last updated 3-3-15



601 South Stonestreet Avenue | Rockville, MD 20850
Main Number: (240) 252-2555