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Anne Arundel County Animal Care and Control is accepting new applications for our volunteer program. The volunteer program assists the Agency in the accomplishment of our goals, including, but not limited to, .the adoption of and direct care for animals.

How to apply

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, be able to meet the 16 hour per month requirement of volunteer service hours, have all current pets vaccinated against rabies (as required by state law), have licenses for current pets, pass a background check and be prepared to comply with all volunteer policies at Animal Care & Control.  Animal Care & Control asks that applicants be patient during the review process. 

Please email Animal Care and Control or call us at (410) 222-8900 if you have questions about volunteering.


There are a variety of tasks volunteers perform including, but not limited to, hands on interaction with the animals (including cleaning/feeding and socializing), showing animals to prospective adopters, assisting customers, answering phones, filing, photography and multi-media tasks.