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The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter will be an open admission animal shelter that will receive and care for owner surrendered animals and stray animals in Calvert County. The mission of the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter will be to provide compassionate humane care and treatment to the shelter population, provide education regarding the proper care of animals, and provide adoption services to the public.

The shelter will be run under the direction of the Calvert County Department of Public Safety. Two divisions of the department – the Animal Shelter Division and the Animal Control Division – will share space in the shelter.

Calvert County’s new animal shelter will provide 12,910 square feet of space within the main shelter building and be able to house an estimated 200 animals. Some of the features of the new animal shelter include:

  • A free roam cat room, a dog room with seven kennels and, an exotic animal room all viewable from our main lobby
  • Cat condos will allow our adoptable cats to have separation from their living space and litter space. We can also provide our cats free access to the other condos when we have lower population levels.
  • Two larger adoptable dog rooms that will have access to fenced in play yards
  • Indoor and outdoor meet and greet areas for our dogs
  • Cat patio which can provide our cats with a safe vacation from their condos and provide greater enrichment opportunities for our longer term residents
  • Dedicated grooming and bathing space for makeovers
  • Animal enrichment program for the shelter population
  • A volunteer program to help with socialization, cleaning, and other shelter tasks

Construction_Feb18.jpgAdditionally, we will have a 1,380-square-foot barn structure that will allow the housing of livestock should the need arise.

Learn more about how you can help with the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter.

Contact Us


Crystal Dowd
Division Chief

175 Main St.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Physical Address

315 Stafford Rd.
Barstow, MD 20610

Ph: 410-535-1600 x 8621

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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