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How to Redeem Your Pet

Maryland SPCA has been taking care of your pet while they were here and there may be fees for the care, feeding, housing, and veterinary care while they were with us. Acceptable method of payments are with cash or credit card. 

The following is the policy for redeeming your stray pet from Maryland SPCA. 

1) Bring evidence the pet is yours. Evidence would include: a microchip registered to you, veterinarian records, and adoption or breeder paperwork, clear pictures of the pet in your home or with you and/or your family.

2) Bring a valid government issued picture ID. 

3) Pay all fees.  See fees below (subject to change)

  • $40 - Impound fees
  • $20 - Per night boarding
  • $15 – per vaccines (proof of updated rabies may lower your fees)
  • $20 – exam fee
  • $20 medicine fee (if a 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)

4) Hours to reclaim your pet:

  • Monday & Tuesday:  9:30am – 6:15pm
  • Wednesday - Friday: 9:30am – 4:45pm
  • Saturday & Sunday:  9:00am – 3:45pm

The Maryland SPCA’s priority is to reunite lost pets with their original home. If you have any questions please call our Admissions Department (410) 235-8826 x100.