Adopt by appointment

Now you can make an appointment to walk through our shelter.

Calling teachers and parents! Wagging Tales TLC is a fun, creative way to teach children K-12 compassion for animals.

150 Years
improving the lives
of pets and people.

The Maryland SPCA was founded in 1869 on the simple notion that every animal deserves to be treated with compassion and care.

Coming Up

Join the fun at
our next event.


Presents for Pets

December 1, 2021 • 12:00AM

All December long, support shelter pets and family... Learn more


All-Star Canine, Fridays

December 3, 2021 • 5:00PM

We're committed to helping you create a positive and... Learn more


Over 3,500 pets are rescued and adopted each year from the Maryland SPCA.

How you can help

Donate your old vehicle to benefit pets!

Need help? Start here.

We're committed to providing life-saving knowledge and resources to the community.

Pet Training

All-Star Canine, Fridays

Starting December 3, 2021

We're committed to helping you create a positive and lasting relationship between you... Learn more

Canine Good Citizen Practice Session

Starting December 4, 2021

Canine Good Citizen is a title your dog can earn. It can help lay the foundation for your dog... Learn more


of our budget
comes from donations and program fees

Did you know?

The Maryland SPCA is an independent, local nonprofit operating out of one small but mighty campus in Baltimore.

Our Partners


Develop and enhance your relationship with your pet through our training classes.

A complete range of services to meet all your pets’ medical needs.

Spay and neuter surgery for cats and dogs.

Caring for the health of every new pet that arrives in our care.

Saving the lives of Maryland animals since 1869.

Explore all the ways to give to the Maryland SPCA.

Your support saves the lives of local cats and dogs.

Give cats and dogs the gift of your time.

Life-saving knowledge and resources for all your pets' needs.

We're currently operating by appointment only due to COVID-19.
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