Pets

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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August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks Report Elevated Levels of Algae Toxin at Lake Needwood

Pet Owners are Urged to Keep Dogs Out of the Lake Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park. That’s because testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green […]

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June 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Continues Sunday

Montgomery County continues with its rabies clinics on Sunday. Pet owners can come to the clinic to receive free and discounted rabies vaccinations for their cats and dogs. In order to receive a vaccination, pet owners need to purchase a pet license from Rockville, Gaithersburg, or Montgomery County’s clinic. When bringing your pets to the […]

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April 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Send Us Your Pet Questions

MCM’s Doug Tallman is talking to Dr. Mark Liberto of Gaithersburg Lake Forest Animal Hospital on Montgomery Talks Podcast. Before the interview, we want to hear YOUR pet-related questions. Submit a question by… Leaving a comment Emailing dbyrne@mymcmedia.org Leaving us a comment on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Montgomery Talks is available to download wherever you […]

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January 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Dog Groomer Helps Furloughed Pet Parents

As we enter the fourth week of the federal government shutdown, more organizations and small businesses in Montgomery County are lending a hand to furloughed workers. We’ve seen pet stores distribute dog food, restaurants offer free lunches, MCPS host a job fair — now one small business is helping furloughed “pet parents” who have dogs that need […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Pet Store Chain Helps Furloughed Employees

The pet store Bark is offering free bags of pet food to furloughed employees and federal contractors hurt by the government shutdown. To receive a bag of pet food, show a government-issued ID to the cashier. Bark has locations in Rockville, Olney, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Clarksville. Show your government employee ID and get a free […]

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