May 19, 2020  |  Happy Tail

Pepe’s Journey

In mid-February, the Maryland SPCA admitted a very special case. Eight-year-old Pepe was fighting the deadly parvovirus.

Because parvo is so contagious, he had to be quarantined away from the other animals. Our staff tirelessly cared for him, providing fluids and food, cleaning and sanitizing, and weighing and snuggling him.

Once he beat the virus, he was placed in a loving foster home. He finally got to be a puppy, chewing on shoes and knocking over plants. He continued routine checkups with our staff until he was ready for adoption.

And we’re very happy to share his final milestone! On Saturday, May 9, Pepe was the first dog to find his forever home using our virtual adoption process. His family was brought to tears when they finally got to pick him up.


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

Our veterinary practice can keep your pet healthy and happy. All proceeds benefit animals at the MD SPCA.

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.

Help pay for health care essentials and adoption services.

Help pets stay in loving homes where they belong.

Give cats and dogs the gift of your time.

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