Please be advised upon release of your animal to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter or after being held for five days, that animal may be subject to euthanasia.
Montgomery County Animal Shelter does not sell animals for medical research. The 'no pound seizure' law came into effect July 1, 2003.
Dogs and puppies surrendered by owners can be adopted to new owners the same day. Dogs picked up running at large or strays with no ID are held 5 days, not counting day picked up. Dogs with collar or other ID are held 10 days, no counting day picked up.
All dogs and puppies four months and older need to have a Montgomery County dog tag, which needs to be purchased every year. The dog tag is your dogs way back home. If the animal shelter receives a dog wearing a tag, they can trace it to the owner.
If your dog is missing, please come by the shelter; it is best to look for yourself and not rely on over-the-phone descriptions. If you find a dog, please call us.