Dating back to the late 1600s and incorporating a cluster of ten neighborhoods, Elkridge, Maryland, is steeped in history. With 19th-century churches and magnificent mansions, the community is proud of its roots, but looks firmly to the future. Many of Countryside Veterinary Clinic's clients and pets live in this community. So many of them love the great outdoors and spend much of their time, biking and hiking in Patapsco State Park.

Pet-Friendly Activities in Elkridge, Maryland

Patapsco Valley State Park

Address: 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Info: Patapsco Valley State Park is pet-friendly. You are welcome to bring your pet with you to enjoy the 32 miles of recreational land along the banks of the Patapsco River. There are over 200 miles of trails around the park that can be explored by dogs and their owners, with 70 of those miles identified as maintained trails.

Worthington Dog Park

Address: 8170 Hillborough Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Info: Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at this 2.7-acre fenced dog park. A permit is required for use.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Elkridge, Maryland

Cindy's Soft Serve

Address: 6330 Washington Blvd. Elkridge, MD 21075

Info: Cindy's Soft Serve, located in Elkridge, MD, is a casual ice cream shop that serves up a variety of delicious, creamy treats. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly tables while you indulge your sweet tooth.

Kupcake and Company

Address: 6010 Meadowridge Centr Drive, Elkridge, MD21075

Info: Dessert is on the menu at this pet-friendly bakery in Elkridge, MD. Kupcakes & Co. is a past winner of the Cooking Channel's show, Cake Hunters. They offer over a dozen daily cupcakes including Red Velvet and Birthday Cake, as well as many gluten-free options, macarons, cookies, and homemade dog treats. There are a couple of outside tables to sit at with your dog, so you may want to get your paws on one when you can.

Pet-Friendly Accommodations in Elkridge, Maryland

The Hotel at Turf Valley

Address: 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Info: Turf Valley Resort is a 1000 acre pet-friendly resort with two professional golf courses and dining located 6 miles from downtown historic Ellicott City.

Recommended Pet Services in Elkridge, Maryland

Emergency Veterinary Clinic

Address: 32 Mellor Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228

Info: The emergency veterinary clinic is a 24-hour veterinary hospital with specialty services such as neurology and dermatology located within.

Tecla's K9 Academy - Elkridge

Address: 7111 Dorsey Run Road, Unit 106, Elkridge, MD 21075

Info: We provide a complete and balanced approach to training dogs and their owners using a variety of methods based on proven scientific principles. We are dedicated to optimizing the relationship, obedience, and behavior of every owner/dog team that we work with. The result: a deeper relationship between human and dog based on trust and respect, which in turn produces a happy, obedient dog.

The Coventy School

Address: 7165 Oakland Mills Road Suite KL, Columbia, MD 21046

Info: We are a professionally recognized leader in day camp and training services. We offer cutting-edge enrichment programs, utilize positive reinforcement methods, and provide stress-free handling approaches that are based on scientifically-sound principles, extensive experience and advanced education in canine behavior.

K9 Clippers

Address: 6684 Duckett's Lane #6151 Elkridge, MD 21075

Info: Keep your furry friends clean and well-groomed with the help of K9 Clippers in Elkridge, Maryland. Linette treats all pets with care and compassion— handling one at a time and doesn’t cage them, so they are free to roam around. She offers clients express service and she’s open to accommodate them even beyond business hours.

Pet Stores and Supplies in Elkridge, Maryland

Today's Pet

Address: 8221 Gateway Overlook Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075

Info: Today’s Pet has been family-owned and operated since 1996 with a single location serving Elkridge, Columbia and the surrounding areas from Annapolis to Westminster and have more than 30 years experience in the pet industry.

Pet-Related Groups in Elkridge, Maryland

Small Miracles Cat and Dog Rescue

Address: 10236 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Info: Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue is a private, nonprofit, no-kill shelter dedicated to providing the best possible care and finding forever homes for as many homeless cats and dogs as we are able.

Animal Advocates of Howard County

Address: P.O. Box 1402 Ellicot City, MD 21043

Info: Animal Advocates of Howard County is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preventing the suffering of animals in our area.

Howard County Animal Control

Address: 8576 Davis Road, Columbia, MD 21045

Info: Howard County Animal Control investigates animal cruelty cases, rescues endangered animals, accepts unwanted pets, administers a pet adoption program, conducts humane education programs and operates the county’s animal shelter. Volunteers assist with operations by taking the animals for walks, giving the animals personal attention and assisting with the adoption process. Howard County Animal Control shelters all types of homeless animals until new homes and new lives are found through adoption. Everyone wanting to adopt a pet must complete an adoption application and meet specific requirements before the adoption of an animal can occur.

Important Organizations in Elkridge, Maryland

Frisky's Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary

Address: 10790 Old Frederick Road, Woostock, MD 21163

Info: Frisky's is a non-profit Wildlife Rehabilitation center located in Howard County, MD. We take in injured, orphaned, abandoned, or displaced wildlife.

Countryside Veterinary Clinic's Favorite Businesses in Elkridge, Maryland

Merriweather Post Pavillion

Address: 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

Info: Merriweather Post Pavilion is an outdoor concert venue located within Symphony Woods, a 40-acre lot of preserved land in the heart of the planned community of Columbia, Maryland.

Centennial Park

Address: 10000 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Info: The 337-acre park features a spectacular 54-acre man-made lake, which is stocked by the State Department of Fisheries, and is home to a variety of wildlife such as white-tailed deer, beavers, foxes, turtles, herons, and many other bird species. You can walk, run or bike the 2.6-mile paved pathway that encircles the lake

Howard County Center for the Arts

Address: 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott city, MD 21043

Info: A valuable community resource, the Center provides a place where people of all ages and skill levels can develop and learn, artists can work and teach, and community arts organizations can establish themselves and grow.

Larriland Farm

Address: 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797

Elkridge, Maryland Demographics & Economic Data

Population Information

Population as of 2010: 15,593
Males: 7,461 (47.9%)
Females: 8,132 (52.1%)

Median resident age: 32.9 years old

Estimated median household income in 2017: $98,950

Zip Codes:

20794, 21076

Home Prices in 2017

Estimated median house or condo value: over $329,234


  • All housing units: over $306,367;
  • Detached houses: $372,154;
  • Townhouses or other attached units: $247,796;
  • In 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,471;
  • Mobile homes: $31,541

Schools in Elkridge, Maryland

Charter, Private, Non-Traditional Schools

  1. Trinity School
  2. St. Augustine's School
  3. Our Lady of Perpetual Help

High Schools

  1. Howard High School
  2. Long Reach High School

Middle Schools

  1. Elkridge Landing Middle School
  2. Mayfield Woods Middle School
  3. Thomas Viaduct Middle School

Elementary Schools

  1. Elkridge Elementary School
  2. Duckett's Landing Elementary School
  3. Rockburn Elementary School
  4. Ilchester Elementary School

Serving the community since 1988, Countryside Veterinary Clinic has been the go-to resource for local pet care. Contact us today or schedule an appointment for all your pet care needs.