Find a pet / apply online
Visit our adoption portal to see which pets are available.
When you find the right match, submit an online application. Adoption counselors will review applications in the order they’re received.
Phone interview / virtual meet and greet
An adoption counselor will contact you to schedule a phone interview. We’ll tell you what we know about the pet as well as learn about your household.
If you and the MD SPCA agree it’s a good match, we’ll set up a virtual meet and greet via Zoom (free video chat software).
If the meet and greet goes well and we all agree it’s a good match, we’ll send you a contract to finalize the adoption digitally.
In order to practice social distancing, we can exchange the pet in an outdoor pen at 3300 Falls Road or schedule a drop-off to your porch or yard.
Your fee helps cover the costs of caring for animals at the shelter. On average, the cost to care for a pet at the Maryland SPCA is $750.
Puppies (under 6 months): $250
Small dogs (up to 25lbs): $250
Dogs over 25lbs: $125
Kittens (under 6 months): $100
All other cats: $55
Adopters are also required to purchase a $25 Pet ID Package. This includes:
- Personalized ID tag
Per Baltimore City, adopters residing in Baltimore City must purchase a pet license ($10).