Grove Center Veterinary Hospital

9033 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

(301)963-0400

grovecentervet.com

 

Many people ask us about the best place to go to find a loving pet to share your home with. While you can find a happy, healthy companion in many places, including online, we believe it's always best to meet your prospective friend before adoption. Therefore, we always suggest dropping by the local humane societies first, to see who needs a home. They are:

 

 

 

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center

 

7315 Muncaster Mill Road

Derwood, MD 20855

(240) 773-5900

MC Animal Services                  Map Location

 

 

 

Frederick County Humane Society

 

217 West Patrick Street

Frederick. MD 21701

(301) 691-8300

FCHS Website                  Map Location

 

  

 

 

 

Washington DC Humane Society

 

The Washington Humane Society, unlike the other two listed here, has six different locations where you may stop by to find your new friend. Check out their website for specific locations.

 

WashHS Website

 

 

Once you have found the new member of your household, it's best to get him or her checked out immediately. That way, you can get answers to any questions you may have and discover any problems that may exist quickly, so as to ensure a smooth introduction into your life.  

 

 

 

Hunting for a specific breed? 

 

 

If you are interested in a particular breed, you should be aware beforehand of the inherited disorders found in that breed.

 

This is a link to the  Canine Inherited Disorders Database,  a joint project of the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. In it, you can find disorders grouped by breed and type, and descriptions of how they're inherited.