Elkridge Pets Who Need A Home: Charlotte, Justice & More

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world…

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in and around Elkridge are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in forever homes.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home across Maryland — and many of them are located within driving distance. In the search for your new family pet, consider starting at a local animal shelter like Howard County Animal Control And Adoption Center, where Mccoy the guinea pig is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. Whether you’re a dog person, or if cats are more your thing, there are several great options available. 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. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Lolita (MD)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dachshund Rescue Of North America Inc, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Dachshund Chiweenie Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Color: Red Coat: Smooth Special needs dog? No Pattern: None Gender: Female Sanctuary dog? No Size: Miniature Weight: 4 lbs…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlotte
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Hound
  • Description: “These puppies were rescued from a Kentucky high kill shelter. AGE: 10 weeks WEIGHT: 17# YOU MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION…” Learn more

  • Name: Justice
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Howard County Animal Control And Adoption Center, 8576 Davis Road, Columbia, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Justice 34991: Justice is an experienced biscuit making 4 year old female. Justice previously lived with another cat and a…” Learn more

  • Name: Sasha
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Howard County Animal Control And Adoption Center, 8576 Davis Road, Columbia, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Siamese
  • Description: “Sasha 35055: Sasha is a gorgeous 4 year old female Siamese mix. Sasha is a timid girl and will need…” Learn more

  • Name: McCoy
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Howard County Animal Control And Adoption Center, 8576 Davis Road, Columbia, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “McCoy 34819: McCoy is a 1 year old male Guinea Pig in search of a forever home to call his…” Learn more

  • Name: Juniper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Howard County Animal Control And Adoption Center, 8576 Davis Road, Columbia, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Juniper 35038: Juniper is an active 5 month old female mixed breed. She came tot the shelter as a stray…” Learn more

  • Name: Oscar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Howard County Animal Control And Adoption Center, 8576 Davis Road, Columbia, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Beagle
  • Description: “Oscar 35136: Oscar is a 3 year old neutered male Beagle mix. Oscar is a talkative pup and will need…” Learn more

  • Name: Shadow
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Howard County Animal Control And Adoption Center, 8576 Davis Road, Columbia, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Mini Rex
  • Description: “Shadow 35114: Shadow is a 3 year old spayed female Mini Rex rabbit. Shadow is a spunky little girl and…” Learn more

  • Name: Suede
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Howard County Animal Control And Adoption Center, 8576 Davis Road, Columbia, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Coonhound Doberman Pinscher Mix
  • Description: “Suede 35116: Suede is a 1 year old male Coon Hound Doberman mix. Suede is a vocal boy and will…” Learn more

  • Name: Dexter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association Inc, Jessup, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Description: “This high energy guy is ~1-2 years old young adult that came to ACDRA as an owner surrender. He weighs…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeke
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association Inc, Jessup, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “This guy is ~1-2 years old young adult that came to ACDRA from a shelter as heartworm positive stray. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Rescued kittens – Pongo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sunshines Friends Cat Rescue Sanctuary, Jessup, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Pongo (m) – one of a litter of three kittens rescued in a mobile home park at 3 weeks of…” Learn more

  • Name: Rescued kittens – Spotty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sunshines Friends Cat Rescue Sanctuary, Jessup, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Spotty (m) – one of a litter of three kittens rescued in a mobile home park at 3 weeks of…” Learn more

  • Name: Rescued kittens – Perdita
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sunshines Friends Cat Rescue Sanctuary, Jessup, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Perdita (f) – one of a litter of three kittens rescued in a mobile home park at 3 weeks of…” Learn more

  • Name: Avilion
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sunshines Friends Cat Rescue Sanctuary, Jessup, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Calico Mix
  • Description: “Avilion (m) – his name means unique and golden rainbow, and he is unique. Avilion is a male calico cat,…” Learn more

  • Name: 34819 – McCoy
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Animal Advocates Of Howard County, P. O. 1403, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “McCoy is a 1 year old male Guinea Pig in search of a forever home to call his own. McCoy…” Learn more

  • Name: 35055 – Sasha
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Advocates Of Howard County, P. O. 1403, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Siamese
  • Description: “Sasha is a gorgeous 4 year old female Siamese mix. Sasha is a timid girl and will need a patient…” Learn more

  • Name: 35038 – Juniper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Advocates Of Howard County, P. O. 1403, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Juniper is an active 5 month old female mixed breed. She came tot the shelter as a stray so there…” Learn more

  • Name: 34991 Justice
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Advocates Of Howard County, P. O. 1403, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Justice is an experienced biscuit making 4 year old female. Justice previously lived with another cat and a dog. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Beatrix
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Friends Of Rabbits, Columbia, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Havana American Mix
  • Description: “Beatrix appears black, but on closer inspection is actually a dark chocolatey brown agouti. Beatrix came to Friends of Rabbits…” Learn more

  • Name: Blanc
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Friends Of Rabbits, Columbia, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Florida White
  • Description: “Blanc is a hide-and -seek professional. He likes to hide anywhere he can fit and prefers boxes over toys. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Cody
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Senior Dog Sanctuary Of Maryland, 8336 WB and A Rd, Severn, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Cody is a 10 year old gentleman who just arrived after some life changes caused his family to surrender him….” Learn more

  • Name: Sumi Ann Marie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Senior Dog Sanctuary Of Maryland, 8336 WB and A Rd, Severn, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Sumi, full name Sumi Ann Marie. Nice to meet you! I’m a very good girl, people…” Learn more

  • Name: Shoshanna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Allies Rescue Foundation Aarf, P.O. Box 6446, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Yorkshire Terrier
  • Description: “Hi – My name is Shoshanna and I am a new member of the AARF family. I am a 10…” Learn more

  • Name: Trixie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Allies Rescue Foundation Aarf, P.O. Box 6446, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi – My name is Trixie and I am a new member of the AARF family. I am an adult…” Learn more

  • Name: Phoenix
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Allies Rescue Foundation Aarf, P.O. Box 6446, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Hi – My name is Phoenix and I am a new member of the AARF family. I am a male,…” Learn more

  • Name: Lisa (TheSimpsons Litter)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Allies Rescue Foundation Aarf, P.O. Box 6446, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi – My name is Lisa and I am a new member of the AARF family. I am a young,…” Learn more

  • Name: Samantha
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “To adopt, please come in to the shelter and apply for the kitten you are interested in! Kittens do best…” Learn more

  • Name: Big boy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “All cats are adopted on a first come, first served basis. We will not put holds on animals. All of…” Learn more

  • Name: Chloe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Calico Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “To adopt, please come in to the shelter and apply for the kitten you are interested in! Kittens do best…” Learn more

  • Name: Pancake
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “To adopt, please come in to the shelter and apply for the kitten you are interested in! Kittens do best…” Learn more

  • Name: Bacon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “To adopt, please come in person to the shelter at 10236 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City, MD. You can…” Learn more

  • Name: Biscuit
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “To adopt, please come in to the shelter and apply for the kitten you are interested in! Kittens do best…” Learn more

  • Name: Sophie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Dilute Calico
  • Description: “All cats are adopted on a first come, first served basis. We will not put holds on animals. All of…” Learn more

  • Name: Sam
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “All cats are adopted on a first come, first served basis. We will not put holds on animals. All of…” Learn more

  • Name: Kiki
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “To adopt, please come in to the shelter and apply for the kitten you are interested in! Kittens do best…” Learn more

  • Name: Kraken
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “To adopt, please come in person to the shelter at 10236 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City, MD. You can…” Learn more

  • Name: Oscar
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “All cats are adopted on a first come, first served basis. We will not put holds on animals. All of…” Learn more

  • Name: Karl
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Jane and Karl come as a pair! They’ve been in foster care with young children so they are very well…” Learn more

  • Name: Jane
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Calico
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Jane and Karl come as a pair! They’ve been in foster care with young children so they are very well…” Learn more

  • Name: Midnight
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “All cats are adopted on a first come, first served basis. We will not put holds on animals. All of…” Learn more

  • Name: Lady
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Hound
  • Description: “weight: estimated age: These dogs are in the KENNEL at Small Miracles, you MUST apply IN PERSON PLEASE READ INFORMATION…” Learn more

  • Name: Mugsy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Description: “weight: estimated age: These dogs are in the KENNEL at Small Miracles, you MUST apply IN PERSON PLEASE READ INFORMATION…” Learn more

  • Name: Layla
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi my name is Layla and I am a purrbox! And check out my super cool markings that make me…” Learn more

  • Name: Poppy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “All cats are adopted on a first come, first served basis. We will not put holds on animals. All of…” Learn more

  • Name: Anton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Shih Tzu
  • Description: “weight: estimated age: These dogs are in the KENNEL at Small Miracles, you MUST apply IN PERSON PLEASE READ INFORMATION…” Learn more

  • Name: Mya
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “weight: 67 lbs estimated age: 1 yr These dogs are in the KENNEL at Small Miracles, you MUST apply IN…” Learn more

  • Name: Rose
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “To adopt, please come in to the shelter and apply for the kitten you are interested in! Kittens do best…” Learn more

  • Name: Anna
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “To adopt, please come in to the shelter and apply for the kitten you are interested in! Kittens do best…” Learn more

  • Name: Henry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Lakeland Terrier
  • Description: “weight: estimated age: These dogs are in the KENNEL at Small Miracles, you MUST apply IN PERSON PLEASE READ INFORMATION…” Learn more

  • Name: Oscar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “weight: estimated age: These dogs are in the KENNEL at Small Miracles, you MUST apply IN PERSON PLEASE READ INFORMATION…” Learn more

  • Name: Burt
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Description: “weight: estimated age: These dogs are in the KENNEL at Small Miracles, you MUST apply IN PERSON PLEASE READ INFORMATION…” Learn more

  • Name: Abby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Description: “weight: estimated age: These dogs are in the KENNEL at Small Miracles, you MUST apply IN PERSON PLEASE READ INFORMATION…” Learn more

  • Name: Boris
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “weight: estimated age: These dogs are in the KENNEL at Small Miracles, you MUST apply IN PERSON PLEASE READ INFORMATION…” Learn more

  • Name: Stanley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Miracles Cat And Dog Rescue, 10236A Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Description: “weight: estimated age: These dogs are in the KENNEL at Small Miracles, you MUST apply IN PERSON PLEASE READ INFORMATION…” Learn more