MCPAW is a Recipient of bark! Cares Campaign

Q2 of the bark! Cares Campaign has launched and focuses on the importance of Spay/Neuter and Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR). BarkCaresElementswhite

This quarter’s bark! Cares “Round Up For Charity” donations will be split between MCPAW and Laurel TNR/Cats R Us.

Spay/Neuter and TNR are of critical importance to control overpopulation, which contributes to the shelter and stray animal scenario in our communities.

When you shop at any of the now seven bark! locations, you can round up for charity at the register and even add an additional donation. At the end of Q2, funds donated will be matched up to $1,000 per store by bark! and the totals split between MCPAW and Laurel TNR to further their valuable work in the community.

The PAWsitive Action Alliance is a co-sponsor of the bark! Cares Campaign, reaching out to educate and provide resources and ways for people to become active in efforts to create change. Visit and click on the bark! Cares logo for more information and lots of links to become informed about Spay/Neuter and TNR.


Interview with MCPAW Vice Chairman Kenny Kelley

Watch our Vice Chairman Kenny Kelley talk about the new Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, and MCPAW’s mission to help support it and the animals temporarily housed in it. 

Visit The MCPAW Store This Weekend!

Friends of MCPAW visit our store inside the MCASAC.

Friends of MCPAW visit our store inside the MCASAC.

Skye and his best friends (photo at right) recently visited the MCPAW Store. Skye is a Sharpei that was rescued and trained as an Assistance Dog. When asked what he thought about the MCPAW Store he said “Woof!” We think that means he would like more shelter animals everywhere to have the opportunity to join a new family, make new friends, and if they’d like, have a fulfilling career.

Another day, Princess and her new family, Lorie and Roger (photo below),  visited the MCPAW store on their way to her forever home.

You can visit the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center at 7315 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood, MD to meet your newest family member. And while you are there, visit the MCPAW Store, where all proceeds benefit the animals in Montgomery County.

Princess goes home.

Princess goes home.

MCPAW Store hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 – 4:30pm.  Stop by and talk about MCPAW activities and events with one of our animal-loving volunteers.   

Here’s How to Contact the Animal Services and Adoption Center

 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855 1947323_718404511523740_273011541_n

Phone: 240-773-5900



Volunteer: contact Taleah Parker, Volunteer Coordinator, at
or find the volunteer application on the above website

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-7pm; Wednesday closed; Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm

How to View Adoptable Animals:
Enter your Zip Code and choose Adopt a Pet.
A list will appear on screen which includes Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. Check the box next to it, and click Use this Shelter List at the top.
Click the Adoption link in the left hand column.

Scenes from Grand Opening Weekend!

The dream has become a reality. On Friday February 28 and Saturday March 1 the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center celebrated its Grand Opening with a MCPAW reception, ribbon cutting events, and tours of the facility. On tours, visitors were treated to the unveiling of 15 Showcase and Meet & Greet rooms that MCPAW and members of the community decorated.

The next day, staff hosted the first day of adoptions. And the best news is… several animals found homes! Since then, there has been a steady stream of visitors in to see the facility and the animals. Take a look through our gallery at scenes from the Grand Opening weekend… just click on the photos to see larger images. (Photos by Bill Owen and Emily Abril.)

The ASAC Is Open! Help the Animals by Donating Supplies.

1891077_692027540843104_939677049_nThe Ribbon Cutting at the new building took place on March 1, 2014 with hundreds of local residents on site to witness the historic event.

On March 2, the first animal was adopted from the new facility. We know this kitty will be the first of many. Come out and visit anytime you can. You may just find your new best friend. 

If you can’t adopt right now, there are plenty of other ways you can help the animals. The biggest need right now is for supplies to help with behavior training, keeping the animals entertained, and keeping them comfortable. Please visit our Amazon Wish List today at and send a gift to the animals. 

Or, you can shop locally too and then drop off the donation in person. Most needed at this time are: canned dog food, cat treats, dog treats, canned/packs of chicken, canned/packs of tuna, hot dogs, long lasting rawhide chews - pig ears and all varieties of bully sticks (sticks, braided, cur lies), Kongs, creamy peanut butter, meat flavored baby food (no onion products), dried strawberries, fresh greens like basil, parsley or celery stalk tops, towels and blankets – used (washed) or new, newspaper. The animals will thank you! 


Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Planned for Saturday March 1

Please plan to join us for the Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening of the new ASAC on Saturday, March 1 from 10:30am-12noon. Tours of the facility will be given. We hope to see you there!


Silpada Jewelry Designs Benefits MCPAW

Looking for fabulous jewelry? Visit to shop.
Then make sure to check MCPAW Party on checkout.
30% of your order will be donated back to MCPAW to help the animals of Montgomery County!

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photoThe Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center staff is working to create an exceptional volunteer program. We will post on Facebook and our website, and email you (if you’ve joined our mailing list) to let you know when/how to participate. Sign up for our mailing list through the Contact Us page here on our website. 

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at New ASAC is Set!

Please join us at the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Saturday March 1 between 10:30am-12 noon. 

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