Adoption Application

Connecting People to Pets

Thank you for changing the life of a pet in Kent County, Maryland!

If you would like to meet our animals, please complete our Adoption Application below. Once approved, we’ll give you a call to schedule your appointment with our animals. In the event you don’t find your perfect match, your application will remain on file with us for 90 days!

You may fill out an application in-person at our shelter, however, we cannot guarantee that it will be processed the same day.

We encourage those interested in adopting to complete our online form below. You may also download an adoption application form and email it to

Or, print and mail in the completed form to:

Animal Care Shelter for Kent County
10168 Worton Road
Chestertown, MD 21620

Adoption Application

The Animal Care Shelter for Kent County, Maryland reserves the right to refuse adoption of an animal to anyone who falsifies information or fails to comply with ACSKC’s standards of animal care. Failure to provide complete information may result in delays in processing or denial. It is at the sole discretion of ACSKC to determine the appropriate match with the type of home that best provides for the specific animal’s needs.

ACSKC will check property records to ensure ownership

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If you experience difficulties submitting your application, try clearing your cache. You may also fill out our downloadable application and email it to 

Get ready to meet your new pet!

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