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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 Socialization: Puppy Body Handling

January 17, 2021 • 9:00AM

Puppy Body Handling   Adequately socializing puppies... Learn more


Virtual Story Time • LIVE ONLINE

January 21, 2021 • 4:00PM

Thursdays from 4:00pm - 4:30pm Do you miss reading to the... Learn more


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

Pet Food Pantry

The MD SPCA provides pet food assistance to help people keep their pets.

Need help? Start here.

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

Pet Training

Puppy Socialization: Puppy Body Handling

Starting January 17, 2021

Puppy Body Handling   Adequately socializing puppies during the critical period weeks... Learn more

Puppy Socialization: Puppy Separation Anxiety Prevention

Starting January 24, 2021

Puppy Separation Anxiety Prevention   Adequately socializing puppies during the... 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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