Online resources such as Local.com and YP.com allow users to search for animal shelters by city, state or ZIP code. Business information such as addresses, phone numbers and websites are provided in the business listings. AnimalShelter.org lists animal shelters by state as well.
In addition to addresses for animal shelters in Maryland, Local.com and YP.com provide maps and direction services. Customer ratings and reviews for animal shelters are also provided. Both of these websites offer free membership services. Members are able to save favorite businesses and gain access to special coupons. Both websites also provide access to mobile applications.
In addition to providing animal shelter locations, AnimalShelter.org helps people adopt animals. Information on animal shelters and pet care education is available. Users may subscribe to the monthly email newsletter about pet care. This website also provides veterinarian and dog day care location services.
Animal shelters commonly receive animals from people unable to care for the pets, deceased people and animal control agencies; they also often receive captured strays. Shelters do not provide guarantees on the health or behavior of adopted animals. However, if previous medical records are available for the adopted animal, the information is given to the new owners.