If you see a dog that you are interested in please ask us for a adoption application and we would be happy to send one to you. At this time we are limited to central Maryland. There will be a home visit as apart of the application once your application is approved there will be a $225.00 adoption fee only if you decide to adopt a dog from us. There are no up front fees.
Columbia, Maryland - Pet Adoption
Once the adoption process has been finalized, we will make reservations for transport to your area. The transport is NO ADDITIONAL COST to the adopters. **Please note: Most of our dogs are fostered in Memphis, TN - our transport runs once a week to Maryland.**
Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue | Ellicott City, MD
We’ll do a vet check and a home visit and then you can come out to meet the dogs, who are located about 90 minutes from downtown DC and an hour from Frederick Maryland and Leesburg Virginia. Once you meet your dog, you can take him or her home right away. If it isn’t the right fit, you can meet any of the other available dogs and are welcome to adopt him or her. If there just isn’t a love connection, we’ll forward on your application information to another rescue so that you don’t have to re-invent the wheel.
BARCS' adoption applications are now available online
It is the Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland’s policy to attempt to place each of our rescued animals in a home that is well- suited to their needs. Once an animal is placed from our rescue, the animal cannot be sold, given away or otherwise transferred. If the adopter is, at any time, unable to keep or continue to maintain the animal for any reason, the animal must be returned to the Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland. We work hard at matching our animals to adopters, so they may end their search for a loving, permanent home. Temperament, special needs and personality are all factors in our placements. Please be aware that adoptions are not completed on a first come basis, but rather by striving to find the best suited match for our animal’s needs. Completing an application does not put a hold on an animal. Our Adoption Team will continue working all applications to find the best-suited match. Our goal is always to find the perfect match as quickly as possible.To finalize the adoption you will need to sign a contract, which details expectations in regards to the care, health, and safety of the dog. Though we do not have an adoption fee, we would like to encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation to the Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland for any amount you deem appropriate. Thank you!