Day 61: Adopt The Best Dog or Cat You’ll Ever Meet at Tri-County Shelter

Adopting a dog or cat is not a decision to be made lightly.  That being said, adopting a dog from the Tri-County Shelter in Hughesville, MD is one of the most rewarding things I have done in the past few years.

The Tri-County Shelter is the last hope for scores of unwanted animals.  Strays, abandoned animals, and house pets that are determined to be “unwanted” by their owners typically end up here.  If they don’t find a home, they end up euthanized to make room for more animals getting dropped off daily.

Several years ago, I ended up finding two unwanted mutts at the Tri-County Shelter.  They were no more than 5 months old, malnourished, mangy and abused.  Everything seemed to be a new experience for them.  It took months before they realized they were allowed to bark without having to cower in a corner, and the idea of actually being fed regularly seemed completely foreign to them as well.

Over time they came to understand they weren’t going to be mistreated anymore, and I saw them transition from frightened little puppies to grateful household companions.  Choosing to find my dogs at the shelter was really a double win.  The $85 adoption fee is far more affordable than selecting a dog from a breeder, and it provided the dogs a second chance that they may not have otherwise seen.

There are plenty of fantastic animals waiting for their own second chance at the shelter, and choosing a shelter dog was a far more rewarding experience for everyone involved, especially for my pups.


6707 Animal Shelter Road
Hughesville, MD 20637-2921


12:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Saturday)


Charles 301-932-1713



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  1. I have adopted 2 dogs from the shelter and get more love from them than I ever have any other pet I have ever had. Don’t hesitate to go with an older (7-9 + years old). Your saving a life, making a friend, and adding a very grateful family member. Our kids could learn something from an older shelter dog!!! LOL

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