Our adoption staff strives to help you find the perfect match. Each year we adopt out more than 3,500 animals to new homes, and new animals enter our adoption program daily. Our adoption center is clean, cheery and our staff is attentive and eager to help you find the right animal to adopt.

Lucky 7 Dogs and Cats

Lucky 7 Dogs and Cats Program at Maryland SPCA

This program is made possible with leadership support from Ruth Prettyman Dumont, who gave the gift in memory of Toto, a Lucky 7 dog.

Kaycee Fund Dogs

Our generous Kaycee Fund donor has committed to covering the adoption fee for one special dog each month.

You've already missed me! Please check back next month to see the next Kaycee Fund Dog!

Pippi Fund Cats

A generous donor has enabled us to establish the Pippi Fund to cover the adoption fee for one special cat each month.

Adopt Xavier, a  at Maryland SPCA


Small, White / Grey, Male, 2 Years 0 Months 3 Weeks (approx)

Pippi Cat Pick: Xavier!

"Howdie, I’m Xavier, a 2-year-old handsome boy looking for a family who will allow me to shower them with attention and purr sweet nothings to. My favorite game is follow the leader. You lead and I follow! I think I’m the purr-fect cat, don’t you? I do have a health issue I’d like to tell you about. I have a condition called FIV, but don’t worry, you can’t catch it from me nor can your dog. My immune system has to work a little hard than most to fight off infections. But, if I’m kept indoor, receive nutritious food and see a vet regularly, I’m less likely to get sick. It’s best if I live in a home without any other cats or with a cat that is already FIV positive. If you have any questions about me, the MD SPCA exam staff will gladly answer them. My adoption fee has been waived thanks to a generous donor."
Xavier is our July Pippi cat, which means her adoption fee has been waived thanks to a generous donor!

Staff Picks

To help more pets find homes, each month Maryland SPCA staff members will select and highlight a special dog or cat in our adoption center as the Staff Pick of the Month.

You already missed me! You can check back next month, or stop in and talk to our volunteers and staff about special pets currently in our shelter.

Volunteer Pet Picks of the Week

These pets have been specially selected by our wonderful team of over 1,000 volunteers. Click on their photos to read why we love them!

Adopt Melba, a  at Maryland SPCA


Large , Blue  / White , Female , 4 Years 5 Months 2 Weeks (approx)

Hi there! My name is Melba and the folks here call me a "Swinging Tap Dancer". Recently an amazing lady that they call a foster parent came and picked me up and since then I have been living with her and her family which includes a man and two lovely lady dogs. She wanted to give you a quick description of me: "Melba is house broken, crate trained, lower to medium energy level, good leash walker, dog friendly, no cats please and a simple love bug. Initially (first couple days), she had some horrible anxiety at our house with being left alone but has done EXTREMELY well and it's almost now non-existent thanks to a solid routine. She loves nothing more than to be with you in any capacity. You don't really need to entertain her, just be there for her to snuggle with you. She responds well to a firm verbal correction "if needed". LOVES people and seems to like her pup-pool to cool off." Although I love these people SO much I would really love to find a warm bed and family of my own. Please come visit me at the Maryland SPCA! Oh, and since I've been here a while my adoption fee is waived!