Howard County Animal Control is the County's center for pet adoption. It is located in the large red brick building with a green roof on the right on Davis Road (past the Animal Welfare Building, with which we are not affiliated). :: Adoption Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 am - 4:30pm Tuesday Adoption Hours 1:30 - 7:00 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m - 2:00pm Important note about Saturday Shelter Hours: When the Howard County Government offices are closed on a Friday, the shelter will be closed that Saturday. When the Howard County Government offices are closed on a Monday, the shelter is closed the preceding Saturday :: Adoption Fees ***GREAT NEWS*** Howard County has a NEW Policy! All animals adopted from Howard County Animal Control will be microchipped for free at the time of their adoption. DOGS Neuter $85 Spay $100 Distemper Vaccine $8 Rabies Vaccine $9 Advantage $8 Heartworm Test $7 Microchip FREE CATS Neuter $50 Spay $65 Distemper Vaccine $8 Rabies Vaccine $9 Advantage $8 Feline Leukemia/FIV Combo Test $15 Microchip FREE OPTIONAL SERVICE First Leukemia Vaccine $18 Physical Exam $20 Fecal Check $8 Bath for Dogs Only $35 All Howard County residents who adopt an animal over four months of age must purchase a current license. The cost is $6.