Your Donation Saves Lives!

We count on your donations to continue our life-saving work. As a non-profit organization with no paid staff members, our dedicated volunteers work tirelessly on behalf of local animals. And our efforts are paying off. Our innovative programs have been credited with reducing the number of animals who are euthanized at our local animal control facility. Our dream is that one day, no adoptable animals will be killed in area shelters. We thank you for helping us realize this dream.Visit the donation page to see where your money goes.


 The Shelter is open for adoptions by appointment only!  Please follow the instructions on the pet's description.  


Highlighted Animals
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  34030 - Misty
Misty is a sweet 3 year old female cat in need of a new home. Mistletoe is a bashful girl and will politely request to climb into your lap for snuggles. Since she was found as a stray, we do not know how she will do in a home with another cat or a dog. Since she is so timid and sound sensitive, she will require a home where there are no small children that may startle her. Misty was weary of ...read more about 34030 - Misty
Izzie is a beautiful 8 year old, medium-sized lab mix who is calm and well-behaved most of the time. She has anxiety when left alone so she needs someone who can commit to creating the right environment for her with our assistance.  It is manageable but will require a person who is willing to work with our professional resources.  She has been okay in her (very experienced) foster home w...read more about Izzie
Please read the entire description before inquiring!  Beau is a special boy with special needs who needs a special person.  Before Beau came to us, he had trauma to his spinal cord.  He is mobile (actually, he's quite fast!) and pulls himself around with his front legs.  He's a year old, loves attention and likes keeping busy.  He cannot empty his bladder on his own and ne...read more about Beau
WFP 2020

Oh It's Going To Be Fun! - Here's What Hasn't Changed:
The Walk Will Still Help Save Lives! - You Can Still Win Great Prizes
We're Still Doing Our Famous Raffle - You're Still Getting a T-shirt
We'll Still Have $20 Microhipping -  We'll Still Have A Blessing of the Animals

Here's What's Even Better!: It Doesn't Matter if it Rains
 You Can Join From Anywhere - We'll Have Giveaways During the Live Event
Your Cat, Guinea Pig, Lizard, Hamster, Goat, & Bird Can Participate This Year
We'll Be Livestreaming The Event So You Might See A Good Blooper Or Two

Register Here.  You'll Then Get a Link to Create A Personal Fundraising Page If You'd Like. 

The person collecting the most money will get first choice of the prizes below.  Runners Up will select, in order of monies collected, from the remaining prizes until they are gone.  

Week’s Vacation for 12 at Kierwelann House in Wintergreen, Courtesy of The Odum Real Estate Group at RE/MAX 100

$250 Gift Card Courtesy of Brightwater Spa

One Hour Therapeutic Massage, Courtesy of Valerie Lapcinski, LMT, Medical Pavilion at Howard County

$100 Ananda Restaurant Gift Card, Courtesy of an AAHC Volunteer

10 Piece Set of “GreenPan” Brand Healthy Non-Stick Pans, Value $395 Courtesy of an AAHC Volunteer

Custom Pet Painting 9" x 12" value $185 Courtesy of Kathy Osborne Art

$100 Door Dash or Uber Eats Gift Card Courtesy of Anonymous Donor

The submission DEADLINE has been extended to January 20!
Contest Rules: Voting will be open from January 21-27.  Finalists will be selected by voting, $1 per vote, vote as many times as you wish.  Then the Finalists will be announced at the Walk and voting will continue live!   Our Goal Is Always To Celebrate Pets; Please Don’t Tease, Hurt, or Scare Your Animal During the Filming Of Your Entry.  Winners receive a $50 gift certificate for a business or service. 

You Can Submit Your Entries One Of Three Ways; let us know if you need help!  
Email:  aadvocates@hotmail.com; Identify which Contest in the Subject Line 

or, GoogleForm: here 

Or, if neither of these work and you need your file to be smaller to send it, try this . Our Recipient email is aadvocates@hotmail.com

Does Your Pet Have A Bestie?  Can be a person or pet!  Enter The Best Friends Contest (PHOTO or VIDEO)

Do People Say You Look Just Like Your Pet? Enter The Pet Lookalike Contest (PHOTO)

Does Your Pet Have A Great Smile?  Enter the Best Smile contest (PHOTO)

We Can’t All Be Happy All The Time.  Show us your Grumpiest Pet Pic (PHOTO)

Do You Live With The Best Meower, Barker, or Howler? Enter The Best Vocalist Contest (VIDEO)

Does Your Pet Have A Special Talent? (Just looking adorable counts) Enter The Best Pet Trick Contest (VIDEO or PHOTO)

And although this event will be a lot of fun, it’s held for a very serious reason: to save animals.  Do You Have A Heartwarming Story About Your Adopted Pet?  Please Tell Us (VIDEO OR PHOTO)


Sign up here for chipping and we'll contact you to schedule a day and time. 

 Immediately following the conclusion of the Walk, we'll have a Blessing of the Animals  for those who wish to attend.  All are welcome but If you'd like your pet to be mentioned individually, please sign up here by JANUARY 25

All of our prizes are donated so that proceeds from this event can help animals.  We have helped almost 2200 animals this year find homes, receive free or reduced cost spay/neuter,  access behavioral help, or medical care for those in financial trouble through our COVID19 Fund.   This year has been one of hardship for many and we so appreciate your support.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Your Walk TShirt, and any Raffle or Contest Prizes you've won will be available for drive-by pick-up on a date and time to be determined. 


VCA Lewis Animal Hospital

VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge

VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Centre Park

Odum Real Estate Group

Ann & Paul Selnick

The Wallace Smiths


Schultz/McDermott Family

Kathy Osborne Art

Moira Baynes & Rich Palladino

Martha & Bob Gagnon

Aron, Kristin, Koby, and Gizmo

Audrey & Jesse Selnick and Family

Outer Office

Lynn, Haley, & Sammie


Countryside Veterinary Clinic

Brightwater Spa

Brooke Tyson Photography



Michael Yourtee & Emma

Jan & Tim Young

Under Construction, LLC


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$15 includes FREE SHIPPING! 

We Have Kid's & Xtra Large Sizes too.

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This Fund is to help pet parents who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus and have an unexpected urgent pet illness that they can't afford.  If you need assistance, please contact us at 410 880 2488 #3 or info@animal-advocates.org. 

Animals enrich our lives so much and we want people to have that continued blessing, especially in these scary times.  We would so appreciate your donation, if you feel you are able.  Thank you.  


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Animal Advocates of Howard County | PO Box 1403 • Ellicott City, MD 21041
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