Training for Working Professionals

We help people learn industry-leading skills and innovative techniques in many areas:

  • Animal behavior and body language.
  • Animal handling and safety.
  • Animals and domestic violence.
  • Disaster preparedness.
  • Assistance animals.
  • Animal abuse awareness and laws.

Please contact our community relations team for more information or to arrange a training session for your organization.

Training Opportunities for Youth

Working for Animals 101

Working for Animals 101 teaches young people about occupations in animal welfare and guides them to achieve personal goals. For five weeks, students come once a week to the shelter, rotating between departments. They learn the vital tasks performed daily by our staff. During the program, students assist our medical team with exams; co-train and create activities for animals; discuss social media with our communications team; and much more.

Please contact our community relations team to learn more about our youth training opportunities.


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.