Listed in Animal Control & Licenses, Animal Shelters, Humane Education / Community Outreach, Lost & Found Pets, Low Cost Spay & Neuter, Pet Adoption, Vaccination Clinics, Volunteering & Fostering, Wildlife Removal & Relocation
- 8576 Davis Road, Columbia, MD 21045
- 410-313-2780, Please call 410-313-2929 for after hours animal-related emergencies.
Monday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 1:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Note: The adoption center closes at 3 p.m. on the last Friday of the month for a staff meeting. The center also closes for county holidays.
Howard County Animal Control and Adoption Center is the county’s Animal Shelter and is a division of the Howard County Police Department. We are a government agency dedicated to enforcing animal control laws, promoting the humane treatment of animals, providing adoption services, discounted spay/neuter services, and educating the public on animal issues. We handle between four and five thousand animals a year. All dogs, cats and rabbits adopted from Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center are spayed and neutered before adoption and receive all age related vaccines.