Maryland
Best Friends works closely with local shelters, rescue groups and passionate people like you in Maryland. Together, we can bring this country to no-kill by 2025.

Help save homeless pets in MD

Shelters near you need help to save more lives. In 2021, nearly 6,875 dogs and cats were killed in animal shelters across Maryland, but together with your help, we’re changing that.

Best Friends is working with animal welfare organizations and stakeholders statewide to save every pet who can be saved and reach no-kill through Maryland by 2025. Your local shelter is counting on your help. Now is the time to get involved and make a lifesaving difference.

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Best Friends connects people and resources in Maryland

Best Friends works with individual agencies and in-state animal welfare coalitions to provide operational and programmatic support via training, funding and peer-to-peer mentorship opportunities. We also partner with community shelters to address critical needs and offer staff support and opportunities to develop proficiencies and skill sets necessary to increase lifesaving.

Find a Best Friends Network partner near you

The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare groups, all working to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities like yours across the country.

Each and every one of our network partners needs caring people like you to adopt, foster, donate, volunteer and advocate to help save the lives of pets where you live.

Find a network partner near you today:
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