Beginning January 14, County K Animal Services and Adoption Center Will be open for adoption seven days a week.
In addition to expanding its hours, the adoption center will no longer require appointments for adoptions. Adoptions will be walk-in only and handled on a first-come, first-served basis. gave Adoption Questionnaire Can be filled out online before visiting the center or completed in person upon arrival.
According to a county press releaseAdoption Center at 7315 Muncaster Mill Rd. Derwood has new hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon-7 p.m., and Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Those looking to adopt need to bring a pet carrier for cats or a collar and leash for dogs, as adoptions take place on the same day.
Adopters must bring a rabies vaccination certificate for their cats, dogs and ferrets when they come in for adoption. Montgomery County Residents are required to license their pets before being placed on a waiting list to see an adoption counselor. During peak hours, patrons may experience long wait times.
“We hope these changes will encourage more adoptions and better serve our community members,” said Adoption Supervisor Faith Koleszer.
The shelter currently has a significant number of dogs, and All adoption fees are waived. until further notice.