Category Archives: FCHS


Frederick County Humane Society’s First Annual K9K will take placeSaturday, November 12, 2011, at Baker Park, in historic downtown Frederick. Proceeds will help support affordable spay/neuter and rabies vaccines for Frederick County companion animals. The event will be held rain or shine at 8am and registration starts at 7am. You can even participate with your dog. (They must be leashed and have proof of current rabies vaccination.) The first 150 registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt.

Visit for more information and to pre-register for the event!

The Most Adorable Pets in America

Kudos to Kenny Walter for being featured in the 2011 edition of “The Most Adorable Pets in America”. Kenny has been a patient here at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital since March of 2001 when he came in as a little kitten adopted from Frederick County Humane Society. Since then we have gratefully cared for Kenny and are happy to report that he is a very healthy 10 year old kitty with a stellar personality. Congragulations to Kenny and his dedicated owners who take amazing care of him.

Add-A-Bite for Animals Fundraiser

WHAT IS IT?: a fun, easy way to help raise money for the Frederick County Humane Society by eating at participating area restaurants! You must present the special Add-A-Bite certificate (link located further down in this email and on our website) at the restaurant in order for us to enjoy the benefit of your participation. Feel free to make multiple copies!

WHEN: Add-A-Bite kicks off Saturday, August 6, at Five Guys Burgers on Carroll Creek and then continues throughout the month of
August at several other restaurants. Saturday is also the Dog Days of Summer in downtown Frederick and we hope you will join us for this fun doggy evening!

DETAILS (for links to the participating restaurants, visit this page on our website)
Five Guys: from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 6, diners are encouraged to drop their food receipt in one of the FCHS collection boxes located there. Five Guys will donate 10 percent of the receipt totals in those boxes to our organization! Note: You DO NOT present your certificate to Five Guys; they will use your meal receipt from that day to calculate the donation to us.
The following restaurants will participate in Add-A-Bite the remainder of the month of August, on the following specified days:
Acacia: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Brewer’s Alley: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Dutch’s Daughter: Thursdays
Firestone’s: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Griff’s Landing: Sundays
Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Magoo’s Pub & Eatery: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

Bring your Add-A-Bite Certificate!
Please print off the Add-A-Bite certificate and bring it with you, to present at one of the participating restaurants when placing your order. The only exception is Five Guys, which is using the meal receipts from Aug. 6, not the certificate. You can make copies of the certificate and use it as many times, and at as many of the restaurants, as you like! Please share with family, coworkers and friends too! Thank you!!

Print the certificate at

Questions or comments? Please contact Brigitte Farrell at

Many thanks for your support!! Please thank the participating restaurants for their support too!

Frederick County Humane Society
217 West Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701


The 17th Annual Walk-N-Wag at beautiful Baker Park in downtown Frederick, Maryland is a comprehensive resource for you and the dogs in your life! You can sample products, meet the best vendors, and win prizes! Come find out why this is one of the best dog events on the East Coast, and why Historic Frederick is one of the dog-friendliest communities ANYwhere! Join in the fun on Saturday, May 21st, rain or shine!

At Walk-N-Wag you’ll find great products, groomers, trainers, boarding, service providers, veterinary professionals and more. A day full of doggy exercise, socialization, performances, contests and more! And you’ll meet dozens of animal rescue organizations and some of their fine pups ready for adoption!

For more information visit

Year of the Rabbit

According to the Chinese Zodiac, this is the Year of the Rabbit. Unfortunately, many misguided people are using this as a reason to adopt rabbits and then, not realizing they are companion animals with specific needs, dumping them on local shelters. Learn more about rabbit care by visiting with Frederick’s local chapter of the House Rabbit Society, on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon at the Frederick County Humane Society. For more information contact FCHS at 301-634-8300.

Holiday Pet Pics with Santa

Photographic portraits of pets with Santa will be offered Sunday, December 5 from 2:00-5:00pm at the Frederick County Humane Society, 217 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick. Portraits will be provided in electronic format for a cost of $10. Proceeds from the project will benefit programs of the Humane Society.

Pet Pix will take place during the Santa Paws Bazaar, in which local vendors of specialty merchandise will display their wares at the Santa Paws Baazar. Participants include Tomboy Tools, Scentsy, Bling Bags and the Frederick County Humane Society’s Crafters Guild. Vendors will cpontribute a portion of sales to FCHS.

No advance registration is rquired. Plentiful street parking is available. Pet owners are asked to have their pets in a secure carrier or on a non-retracting leash.

For more information, please call 301-694-8300 ext. 203.

Frederick Pet Election

The time has come for all good people (and pets!) to come to the aid of Frederick County! That’s right! Maryland Charter has approved a special election for a President of Frederick County**. However, election rules state that all candidates must be loyal, trustworthy, & above all, there for us in good times & bad! Since no human can fit these requirements, we must look to our only source, our trusted dogs, cats, birds, etc. to lead us during our troubled times! (**just kidding!)

What is it?

A fun fundraising event benefitting The Frederick County Humane Society and The American Red Cross, Frederick County Chapter. You simply register your beloved pet for prez then start collecting votes from family, friends & concerned citizens who know your pet will make a difference leading Frederick County!

How Does it Work?

Register your pet. $15 registration fee enables you to use our world-wide fund-raising website to both inform the populace & to collect the needed votes. Each vote costs $1. We freely admit that in this election you can buy your way in. Vote as many timesas you like, or collect as many votes from Frederick County or anywhere else. All votes from allsources count, & because of the recent Supreme Court decision, corporations can give as much as they’d like. Start campaigning today!

For every 100 votes ($100) you will receive a $10-off voucher, good at one of our sponsoring vets.

Voting is on-going from June 1st until mid-October. Whoever has the most votes at that time wins. President receives lots of great benies & will be asked to serve in many ways.

Attend the Election Celebration party in October and meet the new Frederick Pet President!

Nominate Your Pet! (

Customize your fundraising website with your pet’s name and photo. Send emails to all of your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers and obtain votes for your pet-candidate!

Dog Days of Summer

On Saturday, August 7th, the FCHS will participate in Dog Days of Summer, presented by the Downtown Frederick Partnership and Two Paws Up, from 5 to 9pm. Downtown Frederick goes to the dogs with costume contests, dog friendly merchants, live music, restaurants, animal art and more. The event takes place in the Frederick Main Street area -Patrick and Market Streets, Everedy Square and Shab Row. Registration opens at 5pm at Two Paws Up, Carrol Street. The FCHS will have a judjing booth and fun activity on East Patrick Street. The event wraps up with a Yappy Hour along Carol Creek atarting at 8pm at the ampitheater. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the FCHS programs helping companion animals. For more information, visit, or


On 7/8/10 we recieved this message from the humane society of Frederick County

Frederick,MD: On Tuesday, July 6th, when Frederick Co. reached record-breaking temperatures, a Labrador Retriever died in a parked car left unattended while its owner was shopping.

Don’t let this happen to your pet. Never, ever leave your pet unattended in a vehicle. Bring your pet in from the heat and when pets are outside, even for brief periods, keep them off hot pavement and provide shade and plenty ofwater. If you see an animal locked inside a parked car, quickly try to locate the owner but don’t delay in contacting local authroities to get the animal free. A vehicle’s interior can reach 130 degrees within minutes on a hot day.

This public service reminder is provided by The Frederick County Humane Society, the county’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the humane care of companion animals.

Please have a safe and happy summer- your friends at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital.