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Adopt A Pet From Wheaton Area Shelters: New Pets Added This Week

Looking to add to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization. During the coronavirus pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

Across Maryland, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — and many are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for your new family member is at Lovepaws, where Toulouse the cat is waiting patiently, or another local animal shelter. 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 in permanent homes.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Apollo, a German Shepherd Dog up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. 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: Apollo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lizzys Lodge, Silver Spring, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Apollo’s family lost their home and boarded him for a while until they released him to us. We suspect he…” Learn more

  • Name: Toulouse
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lovepaws, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Medium Hair Mix
  • Description: “Meet Toulouse! A handsome and affectionate 1 year old orange tabby mix. Toulouse is a very friendly and outgoing cat….” Learn more

  • Name: Sweet Tastee Kake
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lovepaws, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tabby Domestic Medium Hair Mix
  • Description: “Meet Sweet Tastee Kake! Tastee Kake is a 7 1/2 week old Grey Tabby/DMH kitten! Tastee Kake weighs in at…” Learn more

  • Name: Sweet Little Debbie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lovepaws, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tabby Domestic Medium Hair Mix
  • Description: “Meet Sweet Little Debbie! Little Debbie is a 7 1/2 week old Grey Tabby/DMH kitten! Little Debbie weighs in at…” Learn more

  • Name: Blue Jay
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lovepaws, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Meet Blue Jay ! Blue Jay is a petite tabby who is 2 years old and about 6.5 lbs. Don’t…” Learn more

  • Name: Amanda
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lovepaws, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Description: “Amanda is the snuggliest 6 year old cat to ever exist! She is a beautiful 7 pound tabby with a…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Meet Zeus!! He is a gorgeous suspected golden shepherd. He is maybe a year, about 50 lbs. This is what…” Learn more

  • Name: Bindi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “Bindi is awesome! She is a suspected beagle mix weighing maybe 35 lbs. She loves everyone – human and dog!…” Learn more

  • Name: Timiny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Timiny is a gorgeous 5 month old pup, @35 lbs currently (she’ll likely end up medium sized). She is THE…” Learn more

  • Name: Annabelle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Annabelle is a lovely little dog (suspected chi mix) maybe 15 lbs. She’s great in the car and on the…” Learn more

  • Name: Maggie Mae
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Description: “Maggie Mae is a super sweet 1-2 year old hound mix that loves being part of a family. Loving and…” Learn more

  • Name: Sammy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Description: “Sammy is super sweet, loves everyone, gets along with other dogs. Spent his life on a chain so needs some…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “Meet Ruby!! She and her sister Sapphire are LOVELY. They can be adopted together or separately. We do think either…” Learn more

  • Name: Hines
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Traveling Tails Dog Rescue, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Siberian Husky Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Hines! I’m a cute, fluffy, 7 year old boy who was surrendered to a shelter in TN after…” Learn more

  • Name: Burton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mid Atlantic Chinese Shar Pei Rescue Operation Inc, PO Box 881, Olney, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Shar-Pei
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “When we heard Burton’s story we could not leave him behind! Burton is 11 years old. He has spent the…” Learn more

  • Name: Azura
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Boxer Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Azura Suspected Breed(s): Boxer/Lab Mix Gender: Female Age: 2 years Weight: 60 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Moses
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Moses Suspected Breed(s): Lab Mix Gender: Male Age: 3 years Weight: 73 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlotte
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Charlotte Suspected Breed(s): Hound Mix Gender: Female Age: 1 year Weight: 40 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Brooks
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Boxer
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Brooks Suspected Breed(s): Boxer Mix Gender: Male Age: 1 year Weight: 40 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Lily
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Name: Lily Suspected Breed(s): DLH Gender: Female Age: 2 years Weight: 9 lbs Personality: Sweet, friendly, cuddly, lap cat Observations…” Learn more

  • Name: Sunny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Name: Sunny Suspected Breed(s): DSH Gender: Female Age: 1 year Weight: 8 lbs Personality: Independent, Observations with Dogs: Unknown Observations…” Learn more

  • Name: Poppy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Name: Poppy Suspected Breed(s): DSH/Tabby Gender: Female Age: 1 year Weight: 7 lbs Personality: Sweet, outgoing, friendly, vocal Observations with…” Learn more

  • Name: Phoenix
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Phoenix Suspected Breed(s): Hound Mix Gender: Female Age: 1.5 years Weight: 44 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Deanne
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Name: Deanne Suspected Breed(s): DSH/Tabby Gender: Female Age: 1 year Weight: 8 lbs Personality: Sweet, outgoing, friendly Observations with Dogs:…” Learn more

  • Name: Cedar (Has Application)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Cedar Suspected Breed(s): Mixed breed Gender: Male Age: 1 year Weight: ~50 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Gema
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Gema Suspected Breed(s): Hound Mix Gender: Female Age: 1.5 years Weight: 36 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Name: Hazel Suspected Breed(s): DSH/Tabby Gender: Male Age: 1 year Weight: 10 lbs Personality: Ougtoing, friendly, sweet Observations with Dogs:…” Learn more

  • Name: Mikey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Mikey Suspected Breed(s): Chihuahua Mix Gender: Male Age: 6 months Weight: 7 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Thaddeus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Thaddeus Suspected Breed(s): Hound Mix Gender: Male Age: 8-10 years Weight: 85 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Bilbo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: City Dogs Rescue And City Kitties, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Bilbo Suspected Breed(s): Chihuahua Mix Gender: Male Age: 2 years Weight: 7 lbs Personality: Friendly Observations with Dogs: Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Drogo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Montgomery County Animal Services And Adoption Ctr, 7315 Muncaster Mill Rd., Derwood, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Plott Hound Mix
  • Description: “family visit: required dog to dog: required child score: medium weight: 59 lbs age: ~2 years old Attn: During COVID-19…” Learn more

  • Name: Miley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Montgomery County Animal Services And Adoption Ctr, 7315 Muncaster Mill Rd., Derwood, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “family visit: required dog to dog: required child score: difficult weight: 58 lbs age: ~1 year Attn: During COVID-19 all…” Learn more

  • Name: Bagger Vance
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Montgomery County Spca, P.O. Box 637, Washington Grove, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Bagger Vance might just be the nicest cat you have ever met. For some reason, he was abandoned outdoors and…” Learn more

  • Name: Daffodil
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Cats Life Rescue, Mount Rainier , MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Daffodil aka Daffy is about 3-4 years old, he surprised us with his absolute sweetness and mildness. Daff loves people!…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr Grey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Cats Life Rescue, Mount Rainier , MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Mr Grey is a total mush of a man that was found living on the street, This 6 yr old…” Learn more

  • Name: Pepperpot & Mithai
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Cats Life Rescue, Mount Rainier , MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Pepperpot and Mithai are from Guyana, South America, and will be transported by their foster mom to Arlington, VA in…” Learn more

  • Name: Elsa & Anna
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Cats Life Rescue, Mount Rainier , MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “These girls are named after Frozen because they were found living outside on one of the coldest nights this past…” Learn more

  • Name: Chantez and Josie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Metro Ferals Md, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Russian Blue Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “These two adorable 17 week old twins are looking to fill you home with love and energy. Chantèz (Creole for…” Learn more

  • Name: Houston
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Canine Humane Network, 13454 Clarksville Pike, Highland, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Apply at: http://caninehumane.org/adoption-application/ Meet Houston. He is a 12 week old lab mix who is a playful, energetic, handsome boy….” Learn more

  • Name: Rosalyn
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Canine Humane Network, 13454 Clarksville Pike, Highland, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Apply at: http://caninehumane.org/adoption-application/ Rose is a 3 year old, 35 lb, spayed lab mix. Rose LOVES her humans and will…” Learn more

  • Name: Marigold
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Canine Humane Network, 13454 Clarksville Pike, Highland, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Apply at: http://caninehumane.org/adoption-application/ FOSTER TO ADOPT Marigold. She’s approximately 7 months old and 32 pounds. She was brought to a…” Learn more

  • Name: Tucker
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Canine Humane Network, 13454 Clarksville Pike, Highland, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Great Dane
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Tucker! Tucker is a super friendly and easy going 3 year old Great Dane who gives great hugs. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Tarzan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Canine Humane Network, 13454 Clarksville Pike, Highland, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Australian Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Apply at http://caninehumane.org/adoption-application/ FOSTER TO ADOPT Tarzan! He is 5 year old Aussie mix who is very friendly to dogs…” Learn more

  • Name: Zion
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Canine Humane Network, 13454 Clarksville Pike, Highland, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Zion! He is a black and tan 8-week old chihuahua-mix (or other small breed mix) who is looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Austin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Canine Humane Network, 13454 Clarksville Pike, Highland, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Apply at: http://caninehumane.org/adoption-application/ Meet Austin. He is an adorable 12 week old lab mix that loves to play and follow…” Learn more

  • Name: Teton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Canine Humane Network, 13454 Clarksville Pike, Highland, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Teton! She is a tan 8-week old chihuahua-mix (or other small breed mix) who is looking for her forever…” Learn more

  • Name: Amarillo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Canine Humane Network, 13454 Clarksville Pike, Highland, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Apply at: http://caninehumane.org/adoption-application/ Meet Amarillo. She is a friendly and playful 12 week old lab mix. She is working on…” Learn more

  • Name: Lionel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Partnership For Animal Welfare Paw, PO Box 1074, Greenbelt, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Lionel is a 4 year old male cat. He has a gorgeous combination of tabby and tortoiseshell coat! Lionel would…” Learn more

  • Name: Alfie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Partnership For Animal Welfare Paw, PO Box 1074, Greenbelt, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Alfie is a 3 year old male. He’s your typical orange tabby – wants to be involved in all the…” Learn more

  • Name: Leslie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Partnership For Animal Welfare Paw, PO Box 1074, Greenbelt, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Leslie is a 7 month 42 lb German Shephard mix. She is a very sweet girl who can be a…” Learn more

  • Name: Grayson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Partnership For Animal Welfare Paw, PO Box 1074, Greenbelt, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Grayson is a 9 year old, 9lb Chihuahua mix. He is blind, pretty docile and is OK being held. When…” Learn more

  • Name: Agate
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Partnership For Animal Welfare Paw, PO Box 1074, Greenbelt, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Agate, also known as Aggie! Aggie is a female kitten is a dark tabby with striking markings on her…” Learn more

  • Name: Opal
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Partnership For Animal Welfare Paw, PO Box 1074, Greenbelt, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Opal is a lovely female grey tabby born approximately around August 2020. Opal and her litter came to us from…” Learn more

  • Name: Ernie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Partnership For Animal Welfare Paw, PO Box 1074, Greenbelt, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Ernie, short for Ernest, is a male grey and cream tabby born at the beginning of March 2021. Ernie, and…” Learn more

  • Name: Thumbelina
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Partnership For Animal Welfare Paw, PO Box 1074, Greenbelt, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Thumbelina, also known as Lina! She is a female gray kitten with adorable white feet and a stripe up…” Learn more