A Non-Profit, No-Kill Cat and Dog Rescue in Frederick MD


Consider Donating to the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County Your contribution goes directly to helping hundreds of our animals.

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Adopt a Cat or Dog from Animal Welfare League of Frederick County There are many animals waiting for their forever home.

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Volunteer with the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County Volunteering is one of the best ways to help our fur friends.

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News and Happenings

Paint Your Pet Party Fundraiser!

Paint Party Fundraiser for AWLFC

Join us as we paint our pets in fun colorful sugar skull style to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County!

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Avery's Maryland Grille

Dinner is served at 5 pm and includes delicious choices from Avery's amazing menu! Oysters .75 cents each! Flying dogs $4! And!! a $7 appetizer menu including shrimp, mussels, quesadilla's and clams!

Your $50 donation includes a 11" x 14" custom drawn pet portrait of one pet and a custom paint palette with personal instructions!

All participants must register and pay in advance. To register, please:

  1. Register Here
  2. Submit your payment
    You may drop it off at our AWLFC Office (open Sat 12-5, Sun 12-4) or put through the door slot after hours,
    Or use the Paypal button below to pay by Debit/Credit Card:

Once your payment is received you can send your favorite pet picture to Michele and she will draw the pet on a canvas. Michele will bring all canvases with her the night of the event. Michele's email is: michelethepainter@gmail.com

K9s in the Vines 2017

AWLFC's K9's in the Vines 2017!

Sunday, October 1
Linganore Winecellars

Come out to the 7th Annual K9's in the Vines at Linganore Winecellars for a fun afternoon of activities for both you AND your dog! What better way to wind down the summer than with a glass of wine and enjoying the afternoon outdoors with your dog while helping support the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County!!

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Would your child enjoy reading to shelter cats? (Grades K-8)

At the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County (a no-kill animal rescue) children are invited to read to rescue cats. The program encourages children to improve their reading skills while also benefiting the shelter animals.

Cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing. Children bring their own book(s) and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Reservations required and space is limited. One child per 30 min. session.

If you are interested, please email any questions to read2kitties@awlfc.org. We appreciate all the things volunteers do!

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Cat Adoptions in Frederick MD

Come Meet Your Match!

Come visit our kitties to find the perfect match for your family. We are open every weekend for meet and greets at the following locations and times:

AWLFC's Eastgate Office
Saturdays 12pm - 5pm
Sundays 12pm - 4pm

1202 East Patrick St.
Suite 13A
Frederick, MD 21701
Map & Directions

PetSmart Meet & Greets
Most Saturdays from 11am - 2pm
See Event Calendar for specific dates.

5401 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
Map & Directions

For more information regarding our adoption procedures, please review our adoption policy.

Spay/Neuter Clinic

We Need Volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers to help in all aspects of our organization, including kennel care at our Eastgate Office, administrative assistance, fundraising and events, and fostering kitties.

We appreciate all the things volunteers do!

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If you are interested, please contact us at 301-663-5855 or via email at volunteer@awlfc.org.

Please Support Us While Shopping Online!

Please consider using the links below while shopping online. A portion of your purchase will be donated to the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County. Thank You!

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