Prince Frederick, MD – October 3, 2019 – In recognition of national Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in October, the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter encourages potential adopters to take the leap during “Dogtober” to help find loving homes for canines.

“While our shelter has made great strides this year in animal welfare, there are still plenty of adoptable dogs hoping for a second chance,” said Calvert County Public Safety Director Jackie Vaughan. “Whether folks are looking to adopt or have time to volunteer, every little bit makes a huge impact. We have the opportunity to make a big difference.”

Approximately 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. shelters every year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
“Dogs make amazing, supportive and heroic companions,” said Deputy Director of Animal Services Crystal Dowd. “When you adopt a dog into your home, you’ll change his or her life and possibly your own.”

The adoption fee for dogs is $75 and adoption procedures apply. Adoption includes spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and registration.
Those who are not in a position to adopt a new pup – but are compelled to help – are encouraged to contact the shelter to learn more about other ways to support the animals.

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is an open admission animal shelter managed by the Animal Shelter Division of the Calvert County Department of Public Safety. The shelter is located at 5055 Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick. For more information, visit

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