Pets

June 22, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Westwood Pet Center in Bethesda Closes After 42 Years

After 42 years in business, Westwood Pet Center will close its doors on June 30. The store, located in the Westwood Shopping Center in Bethesda, has been family-owned and operated since 1972. Dave Griffin, 63, opened the store when he was 21 years old. His work in the pet food industry and passion for animals […]

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June 21, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Montgomery County’s Animal Services and Adoption Center Ends COVID Restraints

On Sunday, the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood returned to its normal operations for the first time since March of 2020. The hours of operation are now noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They are closed on Wednesdays. The Montgomery […]

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May 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County’s Safety Net Program Aids Pet Owners Needing Temporary Care

The Montgomery County Office of Animal Services now is offering temporary care for residents facing eviction, domestic violence or hospitalization. The Safety Net Foster program is designed to help pet owners stay together in times of crisis or financial hardship. Temporary care ranges from 30 to 90 days. The OAS is one of 18 animal […]

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August 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Montgomery County Pups Honored for International Dog Day

We asked our social media followers to send us photos of their dogs in honor of International Dog Day. Here’s a look at the good boys and girls of Montgomery County, all of whom deserve a treat: Here’s more Montgomery County dogs celebrating: View this post on Instagram We have even more pictures of #DogsOfMoCo […]

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August 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

To Help Clear Shelters, County Adoption Center Cuts Fees by 50% Throughout August

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is officially back open and is celebrating its annual Clear the Shelters event—but this time—all month long. Throughout August, pet fees will be cut by at least 50%. MyMCMedia caught up with Maria Anselmo, the community relations manager for Montgomery County Animal Services, to get the lowdown on adopting […]

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July 28, 2020 | Staff Writer

photo of new animal shelter

Montgomery County Animal Shelter Reopens Aug. 6, Launching Month-Long ‘Clear the Shelters’ Event

It’s a summer different than any other. Many are working from home, traveling options are limited, so perhaps now is the perfect time to adopt a furry family member. Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood plans to reopen for the public on August 6. It had been closed since March because of […]

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June 5, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Montgomery County Police To Host Food Drive On June 11

The Montgomery County Police Department announced they will be hosting a food drive, No Empty Plates For People and Their Pets, on June 11 to provide members of the community with essential food items. Many of the area’s residents have struggled with food security due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, people are not the only […]

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May 14, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Pet Pantry in Gaithersburg Making Sure Animals Don’t Go Hungry During Pandemic

While many people are in need during this pandemic, the same goes for some animals. House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary in Gaithersburg started a new pet pantry so that animals can also have something to eat. Overall, the organization pretty much runs a retirement dog home and helps animals that are senior citizens […]

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August 28, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Day-to-Day Spending

In this week’s video, District Capital’s Shanna Due discusses how she approached her own family’s spending plan for the upcoming year and how to respond to unexpected expenses.  

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August 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Here’s How Montgomery County Celebrated International Dog Day

There’s no better way to celebrate International Dog Day than looking at photos of dogs! Here are some of the adorable photos that were sent to MyMCMedia Monday: Bentley is working hard on #InternationalDogDay at @MCCCMD! pic.twitter.com/kQVSP7D1Zt — Tricia Swanson (@mstriciareilly) August 26, 2019 PS his name is Clover Maxwell 🍀 — toby knapp (@tkradio) […]

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