If you are looking for a new dog, cat, puppy or kitten to add to your family, come to our adoption center. Not only will you find a friend for life, you will be helping a needy or unwanted animal who needs a new home. Our adoption staff strives to help you find the perfect match. Each year we adopt out over 3,000 animals to new homes, and new animals enter our adoption program daily. Our adoption center is clean and cheery and our staff is attentive and eager to help you find the right animal to adopt.
Go to our Available Pets page to see pets currently in our adoption center.
The Maryland SPCA participates in The Hill's® Science Diet®
Shelter Nutrition Partnership
Consider welcoming an older pet into your home. Generous donors have made it possible for us to waive the adoption fee on select cats and dogs who are seven years of age or older. There is still a fee for licensing and microchipping. The Lucky 7 program draws attention to our older pets, many of whom have many wonderful years left to live. Our current Lucky 7 donors are Brendan Stackpole, Jennifer Tittsworth and Alan and Bonnie Kingman, in memory of Annie and Sigmund, as well as an anonymous donor. If you would like to become a Lucky 7 donor, please contact Emily Finton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-235-8826 x135.
Our generous Kaycee Fund donor has again committed to covering the adoption fee for one special dog each month this year. For May, we selected Gaia, a one-and-a-half-year-old pit bull mix who came to us as a stray dog. Our veterinary staff examined Gaia and discovered that she has an old fracture that sometimes causes her to limp but doesn'tseem to hurt her quality of life. Gaia is a sweet girl who needs a caring family to look after her.Thanks to the Kaycee Fund, Gaia is available for adoption at no cost except for microchipping and licensing. See the available pets at the MD SPCA.
Our generous Pippi Fund donor is again covering the adoption fee for one special cat each month in 2013. For May, we selected Sam, a five-year-old cat who came to us as a stray. Sam is often overlooked by potential adopters because he is shy and usually doesn't approach people. Once you get to know him, however, you will discover that he is an affectionate,vocal cat who likes attention, including being petted and held. Happily, Sam was adopted on May 5! Because of the Pippi Fund, he was available for adoption at no cost except for microchipping and licensing. See the available pets at the MD SPCA.
We have provided all the information you need on how to adopt a pet from us and included a lost and found resource center if your pet gets lost or you find a lost animal. Also we have a special section on re-homing in case you need to find a new home for a pet you already own.
Every day animals get adopted from our adoption center. They go to new, loving homes and become a member of a family. Our Alumni Tales page lets adopters share their wonderful adoption stories and lets us share them with you.