It is Rescue Angels of Southern Maryland’s (RASM) policy to place each of our rescued animals in a home that is well-suited to their needs. Once the animal is placed from our rescue, the animal cannot be sold, given away or otherwise transferred. If the adopter is, at anytime, unable to keep or continue to maintain the animal for any reason, the owner must contact RASM and make arrangements to return the animal to RASM.  RASM reserves the right to manage the adoption and all decisions concerning the animal.  We look for committed, ready, and able adopters that can provide a home for the life of the pet.  

We work hard at matching our animals to adopters so that they may end their search for a loving, permanent home.
Temperament, special needs, behavior, and personality are all factors in our placements.  Completing an application to adopt does not guarantee adoption.

Policies:  All animals in our adoption program are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested or heartworm/tick borne disease tested, dewormed, and kept current on flea/tick/heartworm prevention.  All animals come with an adoption folder containing a health record, adoption contract, and pet care information. Rescue Angels of Southern Maryland reserves the right to refuse adoption to any applicant for any reason. Adoption fees are $125 for one cat or $200 for two cats. Adoption fees for dogs are $300 ($500 for two). Some dogs and cats have lower adoption fees. Adoption fees for some former breeding stock/purebred dogs and cats may be higher. Applications to adopt are not guaranteed for adoption. The adoption fee covers the initial required veterinary care for adoption. A portion of the fee may help provide care for other animals in the organization and is not refundable after 10 days. All adoptions are held in or near our foster homes in Maryland. We adopt to homes within 100 miles of Waldorf, MD. 

Our available animals are posted here:

When you have found a furry friend that is right for you click on the icon for our Adoption Application.







When adopting there are certain precautions to take to prepare your home for your new addition. Here are some tips and resources!





Animal Surrender (click here for rehoming your pet)

If you are no longer able to keep your animal, please go to Adopt A Pet's Rehome link FIRST.  











If you adopted your pet from us/Rescue Angels, contact us at  Please note we are a foster home based rescue organization and must have a foster home available to receive your animal.  We will do our best to advise and help you first so that you may not have to give up your pet.