News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Feb. 12, 2019 –The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter reached an exciting milestone recently after a local family adopted Tobi, a 1-year-old black lab who is the 100thanimal from the shelter to find a new home.

Tobi came to the animal shelter after a previous owner moved out of Maryland and was unable to take the dog. The owner wanted the best for Tobi and shared as much information as possible to help the shelter find him a good home. Calvert County Deputy Sheriff James Flynt visited the shelter and instantly matched with the animal.

“This is only one of 100 happy stories where animals entering our shelter have found loving homes through adoption,” said Animal Services Deputy Director Crystal Dowd. “Every single animal deserves to be celebrated equally and we are ecstatic to reach this milestone.”


The nearly 13,000 square-foot-facility, located at 5055 Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick, opened in November 2018 has the capacity to house an estimated 200 animals. The shelter has fenced-in play yards, cat condos, a cat patio, indoor and outdoor meet-and-greet areas for dogs, grooming and bathing space, an exotic animal room and a 1,380-square-foot barn to house livestock should there be the need.

For more information on the county’s animal shelter, visitCalvertcountyanimalshelter.comor contact the shelter directly at 410-535-7387.

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