Education & Training

Behavior & Training

Using scientifically proven methods with positive reinforcement, our certified trainers can help improve your pet’s behavior.

Workforce Development

We provide skills training to students interested in animal welfare as well as workplace training to adults who interact regularly with cats and dogs.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Working with the Baltimore County Department of Aging, senior living facilities, and other organizations, we use pet ambassadors to fulfill people’s mental health and wellbeing needs.

Wagging Tales Program

Wagging Tales provides learning experiences that strengthen students' literacy skills and empower them to treat animals with compassion and respect.

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Other Education Opportunities

Speaking Engagements

Our humane education team is happy to make a presentation to your group. The Maryland SPCA can speak on a variety of animal welfare topics tailored to your specific audience. We can even bring a certified pet ambassador!

Art Show

The Kindness for Paws Art Show lets kids creatively explore themes of compassion, empathy, respect, and kindness. Through drawing, painting, sculpting, and other art forms, students can clarify thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Creating art helps students integrate and retain information on animal care, the importance of adoption, and kindness toward living beings. The Art Show culminates in an exhibition at White Marsh Mall for Baltimore County students and at the Gallery at Harborplace for Baltimore City students.

Right now, you can purchase our 2020 “Best in Show” art pieces on shirts, mugs, masks, and more! Visit the Kindness for Paws Art Store.

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Did You Know?

Staff and volunteers were seeking new ways to help people and pets and promote community interest in compassion toward animals, prompting the MD SPCA to create our outreach programs.


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.

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