Behavior Resources

Our adoption counselors and behavior team are available to help transition your pet into your home.

  • For advice on common behavior issues, visit our Resource Library.
  • For additional help and information, call 410-235-8826 and speak to an adoption counselor.

Free Medical Exam at VCA Animal Hospitals

The Maryland SPCA has partnered with VCA Animal Hospitals to provide adopters a limited health guarantee for up to two weeks after a pet’s adoption. You must opt in to the program at the time of your pet’s adoption to qualify for the following benefits:

  • A free medical exam at a VCA pet hospital.
  • A credit of up to $250 to cover any medical issues that may occur within the first two weeks of adoption.

Check your VCA folder for specific information or contact a nearby VCA directly for more details.

Microchip Information

All pets adopted from the Maryland SPCA are microchipped. Please click on the link below that pertains to your pet for more information.

Happy Tails of Adoption

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