Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne’s County (AWL) is an incorporated, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. AWL is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of homeless animals and serving as a positive presence in the community while providing valuable resources.
Our mission is to foster a community working together to improve and save the lives of homeless animals. We strive to set a standard of excellence and leadership in animal care, humane education and progressive animal welfare programs. Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne’s County (AWL) serves Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. AWL adopts animals to their forever homes throughout Maryland, and has adopted pets to homes in many other states as well. We strive to find the best match for both animal and family or person The goal of AWL is to achieve a “no-kill”, open-admission shelter. “No-kill” means that all healthy or medically treatable animals, as well as all behaviorally sound animals will have the opportunity to be adopted to a caring home. This is now being achieved in open-admission shelters around the country through innovative and progressive shelter practices. Animal Welfare League strives to place the right animal in the right home with the right owner. We want our adopters and adoptees to succeed. Our fees for adoption cover spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, and ensure that AWL can continue to save the lives of other animals in the community. Dogs $140 Cats $35 Small Animals (such as hamsters) $20 AWL does close on Mondays. However, we look forward to seeing you Tuesday through Sunday. Our hours are 11 am – 5 pm. Our animals are looking forward to their forever homes.