May 25, 2023

‘Love is Blooming:’ Animal Services and Adoption Center and FMCA Fee-Waived Adoption Event for All Dogs Continues Through Sunday, May 28

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) will continue its fee-waived adoption event for all dogs through Sunday, May 28. The “Love is Blooming” adoption event is sponsored by Friends of Montgomery County Animals (FMCA).

The Animal Services and Adoption Center is located at 7315 Muncaster Mill Rd. in Derwood. The shelter is currently filled with dogs looking for good homes.

“Spring is a great time to adopt a dog,” said Adoption Supervisor Faith Koleszar. “We hope this May promotion will encourage those considering adoption to grow their family by adopting a dog from MCASAC.”

Adopting a dog is easy at MCASAC—and even easier during the “Love is Blooming” event with no adoption fees.

The adoption process can be started online by filling out the adoption questionnaire and sending required documents via email. Adopters may also choose to visit the adoption center during open hours to start the process in-person. More information about the adoption process can be found at

Adoptions are first-come, first-served by appointment. Adopters should be prepared to take an animal home at the end of their appointment. Walk-in appointments are subject to counselor availability.

MCASAC is operated by the County’s Office of Animal Services. It provides high standard sheltering and care to the homeless, abused and neglected animals. It is the County’s only open-admission, municipal shelter.

Through adoptions, education and outreach, MCASAC serves as a critical community resource to promote and advocate for responsible pet care. Animal Services officers are available seven days a week, 24 hours each day, to investigate complaints and respond to animal emergencies.

For more information on MCASAC, visit