What happens if your lost pet is brought to the Maryland SPCA

The Maryland SPCA has been taking excellent care of your pet since they were brought to us. There may be fees for the care, food, housing and veterinary care they received

To reclaim your pet from the Maryland SPCA

Bring evidence

Bring evidence the pet is yours—such as a microchip registered to you, veterinarian records, an adoption/breeder paperwork, clear photos of your pet with you, your family or in your home


Bring ID

Bring a valid government issued ID.


Pay all fees

Pay all fees associated with the care of your pet.

  • $40 Impound charge
  • $20 Per night boarding
  • $15 Per vaccines
  • $20 Exam
  • $20 Medicine (if your pet is put on medications that we are sending them home with)
  • $15 Microchip
  • $40 Spay/neuter (must sign consent and pet will be released after surgery)

Microchip and spay/neuter surgery services can be offered for a discount. Please discuss options with a counselor.

The Maryland SPCA’s main
priority is to reunite lost pets
with their families.

For all lost pet or reclaim questions, please call our Admissions department at (410) 235-8826 ext. 100.

Hours To Reclaim Pets:

Monday & Tuesday

9:30am – 6:30pm


9:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday

9:00am – 4:00pm


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A complete range of services to meet all your pets’ medical needs.

Spay and neuter surgery for cats and dogs.

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