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 Rico*, a  at Maryland SPCA


Small, Grey / White, Male, 6 Years 0 Months 3 Weeks (approx)

Pippi Cat Pick: Rico!

"Hi, I’m Rico, a suave 6-year-old cat who enjoys basking in the sun while napping and playing with the other pets. I sometimes struggle with a disease known as Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), a condition that affects my bladder and urethra. Because of this condition, I am currently living out my shelter experience in foster care with a super cool foster dad and dog sister. The good news FLUTD is very manageable. While no one really understands what causes FLUTD, it is thought to be induced by stress. Studies have shown that by reducing my stress level, we will be reducing the chances that FLUTD will ever occur. I should have plenty of owner attention, a variety of toys to play with, a place to hide and relax, and clean litter boxes. Due to my condition, I might require more vet visits than the average kitty to check my urine. I will need to eat exclusively canned prescription diet food. I may require a little extra work, but I am definitely worth it. If you are interested in meeting me please, contact our Foster Coordinator, Kaitlyn, at kthomas@mdspca.org to set up an appointment. I was selected as the Pippi cat for October which means my adoption fee has already been paid thanks to a generous donor."
Rico is our October Pippi cat, which means his 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.

Adopt Romeo, a  at Maryland SPCA


Small , Orange Tabby  / White , Male , 4 Years 4 Months 2 Weeks (approx)

Leader of the Band: I'm a cat who does everything in a big way. I not only like to be in the middle of things - I like to lead the parade. I'm an adventurous cat, but I'll still make plenty of time to show you my affectionate side. I'm the demonstrative type, you might say. Want a cat who's brimming with confidence? That's me. I'm affectionate and cuddly, I enjoy being held like a baby so much I will kiss your neck! I've been here a long time so my adoption fee has been waived!

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 Eliza, a  at Maryland SPCA


Large , Brown  / White , Female , 4 Years 2 Months 3 Weeks (approx)

Hi, I'm Eliza and I am a "Break Dancer"! I'm looking for an active owner who can give me the exercise (and attention!) I need. I love to learn so maybe we could do a training class or dog sport class together? The trainers here said I am whip smart and very focused on my people so I could be an A+ student in no time! I'm pretty sure I could also be a professional fetcher of tennis balls so I hope your throwing arm is ready. I know I've got energy but I am also totally down for some long belly rub or fully body petting sessions too! My ideal home would be with someone who maybe wants a jogging or hiking partner and is excited to explore and learn with me. Please contact the Maryland SPCA if you are interested. I've been here a long time so my adoption fee has been waived!