Most of the animal ambassadors of Echoes Of Nature come from rescues and shelters. They are typically unwanted pets or animals collected from the wild by people. Before acquiring a pet, PLEASE do your homework first. You need to know not only about the animal, but also the laws in your area. They are living creatures and when in your care all of their needs for survival must come from you! Remember, as humans it is up to us to care for the creatures of this beautiful planet.

Listed here are only some of the local organizations which are dedicated to caring for a variety of animals. Many of them have animals which are up for adoption; however what is available will vary with time. There is no particular order to this list.

Second Chance Wildlife Center

Second Chance takes in orphaned, injured and ill Maryland native wild animals. They do not deal with domestic and non-native species. They also do not adopt out any of their charges to the general public. If you find a wild animal in need of assistance check them out at 

Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society

If you are looking for a companion who is hard on the outside but lovable on the inside why not consider a turtle? There are always animals up for adoption and MATTS specializes in turtles and tortoises. Check out these armored survivors at

Rude Ranch

If you are interested in a cat there are many feline shelters out there.  One of which is Rude Ranch, a non-profit no kill shelter dedicated to saving abandoned, neglected and abused animals. Visit them at

Of course there is also for a more complete list of shelters from across the nation. They provide a list of available animals cataloged by type.