Animal Control


To prevent cruelty, abuse and neglect of animals in Frederick County by enforcing all state, county and city ordinances. We shelter homeless animals and place them in safe and loving home environments. We educate the public on all animal issues, to foster a more aware and caring community.

Beginning Wednesday, August 4 FCAC will reopen for adoption visits, by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment please visit or call 301-600-1546 for more information.

Adoptable Animals

 View our Adoptable Animals at Petango.

Missing a Pet?

Visit our Stray Page

Surrender your Pet

Call 301-600-1855 or visit our Surrender your Pet page.

Pet Behavior

 Are you having trouble with your pet's behavior? Visit our Pet Behavior Library.

Frederick County, Maryland Code of Animal Ordinances

View Frederick County Animal Ordinances

Statistical Data

Kennel Connection Winter/Spring 2021