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.


Puppy Pointers: Puppy Socialization

October 27, 2021 • 5:00PM

Puppy Socialization   Adequately socializing puppies... Learn more


Petco Adoption Tour - Canton Petco

October 30, 2021 • 12:00PM

Meet adoptable cats and kittens from the Maryland SPCA!   Learn more


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

Coming up

Open to teachers K-12

Need help? Start here.

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

Pet Training

Puppy Pointers: Puppy Socialization

Starting October 27, 2021

Puppy Socialization   Adequately socializing puppies during the critical period – 8... Learn more

All-Star Canine, Tuesdays

Starting November 2, 2021

We're committed to helping you create a positive and lasting relationship between you... 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.
This is default text for notification bar