June 16, 2021

County Animal Services and Adoption Center Fully Reopening on Sunday, June 20

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) operated by the County Office of Animal Services (OAS) will reopen full services on Sunday, June 20.

The OAS has operated throughout the pandemic caring for homeless animals and responding to animal complaints and emergencies. Now it will welcome residents back into its facility so they can learn more about the animals available for adoption.

The center is located at 7315 Muncaster Mill Rd. in Derwood.

Hours of operation will return to pre-COVID-19 hours of noon-7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The shelter is closed to the public on Wednesdays.

Starting June 20, residents can visit the shelter in person to view animals. All potential adopters should review the pre-adoption checklist prior to visiting the shelter or submitting a questionnaire. Questionnaires can be submitted online or in person. Once all basic requirements have been met, and the adoption questionnaire is received, an animal visit appointment can be scheduled online or in-person. Submitting a questionnaire does not reserve an animal for adoption and adoptions are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guidelines for adoption, the pre-visit checklist, and the adoption questionnaire can be found at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/adoption/howtoadopt.html.

The facility also again to be open to group tours. Tours can be scheduled by submitting the tour request form on the website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/about/location.html.

The walk-up Pet Food Pantry operated by Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being (MCPAW) will again be accessible to residents in need during operating hours via the Adoption Center entrance.