Animal Welfare Society of Howard County, MD

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Who We Are

The Animal Welfare Society has been serving the Howard County, Maryland community for over 50 years.

We offer low-cost sterilizations and vaccinations to help reduce pet overpopulation and the incidence of disease. We are also a rescue organization for companion animals. Most often, we rescue pets from overcrowded high-kill shelters.

This non-profit facility receives no government funding. Your donations to our shelter will assist us in continuing to provide these services to the community. We hope that you will patronize our services and refer us to other pet owners. In this way, we can continue our mission of helping people to help their pets live longer, healthier lives!

Come Visit Us!

Monday through Thursday we perform spay and neuter surgeries. On Tuesday 10-2 and everyother Thursday night from 6-8 pm please join us for vaccine clinics. We operate in the same manner as a veterinarian's office. On Saturdays, we host a pet adoption day. This is when we function as an animal shelter.

The Animal Welfare Society is only open to the public during the limited hours listed below. We simply do not have the resources necessary to accept unexpected visitors throughout the day. We thank you in advance for adhering to our schedule!

Vaccine Clinics: Every Tuesday between 10 am - 2 pm
Every other Thursday between 6 - 8 pm

Pet Adoption Day: Every Saturday between 10 am - 2 pm

Hours available by appointment only (please call 410-465-4350)

Monday: 10 am - 2pm
Tuesday: Vaccine clinic 10-2
Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 2 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Adoptions 10 am - 2 pm No Appt Necessary
Sunday: Closed


Animal Welfare Society of Howard County, MD
8556 Davis Road
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-465-4350

Email: shellypaws@aol.com


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