• 2014 Year End Appeal

    I am a lucky dog. SMAWL comes in each month and pays my rent, they take me to a great doctor to keep me feeling and looking fine, I always have a full belly, and my toy box is stocked. I’ve heard them say that their friends help them to be able to make my life so great through donations. Friends are great! Read More
  • Pet Pantry Donations Needed

    The SMAWL Pet Food Pantry was established as a resource for needy families to acquire pet food and litter for their pets during temporary financial difficulties in an effort to keep companion animals with their families.

    Donations are accepted at the PETCO stores in California, Prince Frederick, La Plata and Waldorf.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept. Social Hall

24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, MD
Proceeds benefit the St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League
Questions? Call 410-474-2958

Tickets are on sale now. To order tickets, use the attached form.
Advanced tickets are $25 each, include one book of regular games, and are on sale until 4PM on
Thursday, January 23. After this time, tickets will be on sale at the door for $30 each.
No reservations accepted without an advanced ticket purchase; no advanced ticket sales after
4PM on Thursday, January 23.


No infants, no one under 18, no visitors.

Everyone must have a ticket and be playing bingo.

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Featured Animals

  • Blue
  • Cody
  • Rusty
  • Smokey

Blue2Hi ! I'm Blue and I am a gorgeous Blue Tick Coonhound. I was rescued from a bad situation where I was chained outside to a dog house. I have adapted to indoor life VERY well. I am already house trained and crate trained. I walk pretty well on a leash and I am just about the sweetest, laid back guy you'll ever meet. I get along with other dogs and cats too. I'm 9 years young but I am in good health despite my hard life. I am looking for a place to retire where I am spoiled and can share my indoor home with you. I'd love to have someone who has time to spend with me, as I spent most of my life by myself. If you are interested in me please go to www.smawl.org and submit an online application. Given the nature of my breed we would prefer a fenced yard.

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cody3What a beautiful boy I am !

What a beautiful boy I am ! My name is Cody and someone from SMAWL saw me DUMPED on the side of the road from a car ! It took a while but they finally caught me and I am at the shelter with lots of other kitties. I'd love to have a home of my own again. I like  attention but will let you know when I am finished.I like; to have my head rubbed; not so much near my tail. I don't like to be picked up, though. I'm kind of independent that way. I'm kind of a tough guy so I probably should not be in a family with small children.I get along with other cats;not sure about dogs though as SMAWL has never had me around them.

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rusty3My name is Rusty and I am a gorgeous pittie/boxer mix !

I am 4 years old, neutered and up to date on my vaccines. I need to be the only dog in the home please. I've still got a lot of puppy in me and I like to play. I need a strong owner who will invest in some training for me. I'm smart and love people, but because of my size and playfulness I should be in a home with children over 15 years old and no cats. If you have the time and willingness to invest in me I'll be your loyal friend forever!

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smokeySmokey and her sisters Apple and Spot were taken in by SMAWL as kittens. As you can see from the picture, she was ear tipped when she was spayed to signify that she was originally part of a feral colony. She is NOT feral, just very shy. SMAWL has had all 3 of them for 8 years and they have never had a home of their own.

"I am very shy at first-I might take a while to get used to a home, as I've never been in a real home of my own! But once I am comfortable, I'm yours for life! I love to play with the laser light and I love to be brushed too! Looking for a companion? Then I'm your girl !"

She has been in a foster home for a few months now and at first it took a while for Smokey to come out of hiding, she loves being part of her foster family now!! She will climb up in her foster moms lap for cuddles and adores belonging to a family. She gets along well with kids, other cats and a big dog.

If you have the patience to allow her to adjust to your family on her terms, once she trusts you, you will have a wonderful companion.

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Your Memorial Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made via credit card through PayPal or via the mail.  




resqSMAWL is now partners with ResQThreads.  People can visit their site at www.resqthreads.com; at checkout, select SMAWL from the list of rescue partners and SMAWL will receive a percentage of your purchase.

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Contact Us

St. Mary's Animal Welfare League
P.O. Box 1232
Leonardtown, MD 20650

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Adoption Events

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday
10AM - 2PM at Petco in
California, MD

The Cat Castle, in Callaway Villiage Shopping Center, is open on Sat and Sun from 11-3 and on weekdays by appointment.

2014 Animal Fair Sponsors


  • All Kinds Veterinary Hospital
  • Indian Bridge Kennels & Suites, Inc.
  • Dave & Pam Jamieson


  • Judy Fulir RE/MAX 100
  • Pawsitive Passage Pet Cremations


  • AM Pierce & Associates
  • David Smith Consulting, LLC
  • The Dorsey Law Firm
  • Mattedi Gallery
  • Three Notch Veterinary Hospital
  • Trails End Pet Sitting, LLC
  • VCA St. Mary's Veterinary Hospital


  • ABC Liquors
  • The BayNet
  • BFF Pet Services
  • Checkers Restaurants of California and Lexington Park
  • Chesapeake Custom Embroidery & Screen Printing
  • Chesapeake Pet Resort & Day Spa
  • Hilltop Signs & Graphics
  • Lisa Horton
  • Pepper's Pet Pantry
  • Taylor Gas Company
  • Trophies by Design


  • The Armstrong Family – In Memory of “Curley the Dog Crook”
  • Judy Fullir - In Memory of "Grouch Fulir"
  • Katie Werner - In Memory of Fred Werner
  • Katie Werner - In Memory of Sammy Werner