Animal Welfare Society
of Howard County, Maryland
A registered 501c3 non-profit organization serving the citizens and animals of our community.
8556 Davis Road, Columbia, Maryland 21045  Phone: 410.465.4350   Fax: 410.480.4316 Emails: &

ATTENTION! AWS will no longer be offering any Veterinary Services. We are referring all of our clients to Countryside Veterinary Clinic. We will be happy to fax your pets previous vet records to any vet of your choosing. Sorry for any inconvenience!
We want to take a moment and say a HUGE "Thank You!" to all of our wonderful volunteers! We wouldn't be able to help so many abused, neglected, homeless and rescued animals in need without your support and dedication! If you are interested in joining our amazing team of volunteers please feel free to swing by the facility to introduce your self and fill out an application!

Animals love us and so will you! We cater to four-legged friends like no one else. We treat them like family. We've built our reputation on providing a second (or third, or fourth...) chance to animals in need. Animals in our care have no "expiration date." When we take in an animal we make that animal a promise; to take care of him or her come thick or thin. We see to it that each animal in our care is placed in the best possible home, and we follow up to make sure that every thing is going well. If the animal needs to be re-homed again, be it in eight months, or eight years, we will always welcome the animal back in to our care.

Come see the adoptable animals TODAY! Don't wait another minute. Call to schedule an adoption appointment or to find out more information about our rescued animals! We are available Sunday through Friday from 9am to 5pm for visits by appointment ONLY. Saturday we are open to the public for adoptions from 10am to 4pm. We're conveniently located at 8556 Davis Rd. in Columbia Md 21045 and we look forward to seeing you soon!  You can also check us out on Facebook!

Cats & Kitties, Dogs & Puppies, Rabbits & Hamsters!
Don't wait any longer - come in and meet our adoptable animals. We know they can't wait to meet you!

Preview our many adoptable pets online at

We have a quick and easy adoption process. For more details please contact us via phone at 410-465-4350.

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