Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization. Many pets are still looking for their forever home and animal shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.
Over 6 million pets are surrendered to animal shelters each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Shelters often look after other animals in search of a permanent home as well, including pigs, birds and even horses.
However, only half of all shelter animals — about 3.2 million — are adopted each year, according to ASPCA data. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Annapolis area — are still waiting for their forever homes.
If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We’ve rounded up this week’s list of pets available for adoption near you. Whether you’re looking for cuddles or companionship, one of these animals could be the perfect fit for your family. If you’re a cat person, meet Chet, a Domestic Medium Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too.
Click on any listing for more information or to start the adoption process.
Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. If you’re a local shelter looking to see your adoptable pets appear on Patch, you’ll need to list them through Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report errors or other feedback to [email protected]