We've worked with four Maryland shelters to identify and feature eight shelter pets who really need homes this week!

Every smile is a cry for help! With help from the local shelters, we've compiled a list of the cutest shelter pets available in Maryland. Check out this week's adorable options!

**All pets that are available have been neutered and are up to date on their shots**

Animal Care Shelter for Kent County | Chestertown

Check out their websiteFacebook, and Instagram | 10720 Augustine Herman Hwy, Chestertown, Maryland, 21620 | Check out their adoption policy here!

Alexa, 1

Alexa, Dog

Courtesy of Animal Care Shelter for Kent County

"Hello! Aren't I just gorgeous? My favorite activities include being a couch potato and going for very long walks and car rides. Take me home, here!"

Good with Cats: No 
Good with Dogs: Yes, but medium-size only
Good with Kids: Yes
Energy Level: High 
Potty-Trained: Unknown

Nadya, 2-3

Nadya, Calico

Courtesy of Animal Care Shelter for Kent County

"I'm just the prettiest girl you have ever seen, and I use that power to get whatever I want, even if it's your lunch! I respond to my name even when I am perching up high on the cat tower which is my favorite activity, I might add. I'm just the girl you have been looking for because I'm social and am willing to greet your guests when they come over. Make me a member of your family, here!"

Good with Cats: Yes
Good with Dogs: Unknown
Good with Kids: Yes
Energy Level: Low 
Potty-Trained: Yes

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center | Derwood

Check out their website and Facebook | 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855 | Check out their adoption policy here.

Missy, 13

Missy, Pit Bull Dog

Courtesy of Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center

"I'm past my prime years and would love a home that is calm and quiet. My favorite activities include taking naps, being a couch potato, and snuggling with my family. Food is my favorite thing in the entire world so please give me plenty of treats. Check me out, here!"

Good with Cats: Unknown 
Good with Dogs: Yes, but only calm ones, please
Good with Kids: No
Energy Level: Low
Potty-Trained: Yes

Bubbles, 5

Tabby Cat

Courtesy of Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center

"I hope you can tell that I'm a very social kitty who loves to see people. See me here!"

Good with Cats: Unknown 
Good with Dogs: Unknown 
Good with Kids: Unknown 
Energy Level: Low 
Potty-Trained: Unknown

Baltimore Humane Society | Baltimore

Check them out on Facebook and their website. | 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136 | Check out their adoption policy here!

Porter, 4

Porter, Dog

Courtesy of Mary Swift

"I am the dog that everyone is looking for. Seriously, I'm kind of awesome. The staff loves me and I love them, but I'm really looking for a warm bed to cuddle in and a warm soul to cuddle with. I'm super-smart and have already learned all the basic tricks like sit and stay. By the way, I love a good booty scratch; it's my favorite thing in the entire world. If you are willing to dedicate some extra time to take me for a daily walk and exercise me, make me yours, here!"

Good with Cats: No 
Good with Dogs: No
Good with Kids: Yes 
Energy Level: Medium
Potty-Trained: Unknown

Rudy, 7

Tabby Cat

Courtesy of Mary Swift

"If you pet me, I will purr for you very loudly—the staff calls me a purr machine! I am a very affectionate gal who will beg for pets from you and your friends. I will fit right into most homes and make any family happy! If I sound like the cat for you, take me home, here!"

Good with Cats: Yes 
Good with Dogs: Unknown but can be tested
Good with Kids: Yes
Energy Level: Low
Potty-Trained: Yes

Baltimore Barcs Animal Rescue and Care Shelter | Baltimore

Check them out on Facebook and their website. | 301 Stockholm St., Baltimore, MD 21230 | Find their adoption policy here!

Celeste, 8

Celeste, Dog

Courtesy of Baltimore Barcs Animal Rescue and Care Shelter 

"Hi, guys! The staff at BARCS loves me and thinks that I'm the perfect girl. I'm well-behaved and past the puppy stage so I'm really relaxed. Make me a member of your family, here!"

Good with Cats: Unknown 
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Kids: Yes
Energy Level: Medium 
Potty-Trained: Yes

Sasha, 7

Sasha, Cat

Courtesy of Baltimore Barcs Animal Rescue and Care Shelter 

"The staff says that I'm a sweet girl, and I can definitely confirm that if you come to see me. When people approach my cage, I meow and beg for attention. I LOVE people. Give me a home, here!"

Good with Cats: Yes 
Good with Dogs: Unknown
Good with Kids: Yes
Energy Level: Low 
Potty-Trained: Unknown

Did we pick your future best friend? Do you plan to head on over to adopt one of these shelter pets? Tell us in the comments.