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Adoption Application & Process

Dear Prospective Adopter,

Our shelter is currently closed to the public until at least March 30th. Animal viewings and adoptions are not being offered at this time.

In order to adopt an animal from us, you must first fill out a Request for Adoption application. Please read the application thoroughly and answer all of the questions. Incomplete or illegible answers will increase the time it takes to review the application. If you have any questions, please contact us and ask for clarification.

Once you submit your Request for Adoption application, it will be reviewed by our Adoption Committee. Applications usually take two to seven (2 – 7) days to be reviewed. Due to current restrictions, this time frame will be impacted & delayed.  We review all applications thoroughly to ensure that our animals go to the best homes possible.

Please keep in mind that we may receive multiple applications on each animal offered for adoption. The Adoption Committee considers all homes and determines which home is the best match for the animal. The animal may not necessarily go to the first applicant, but will be adopted to the home that best fits the animal’s needs.

In addition to reviewing an application, we require a house check for some dogs, including all dominant breeds, prior to the adoptions approval. We are only able to perform house checks within the boundaries of Anne Arundel County.

After your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted by a member of the Adoption Committee. If approved, they will provide you with the next steps to bringing the animal home.

Please remember, our shelter is currently closed to the public until at least March 30th. Animal  viewings and adoptions are not being offered at this time.

Thank you for your interest in adopting an animal from the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and for your patience during our review process.

We reserve the right to decline any Request for Adoption application.

You can download/view our applications for adoption:

You can email the completed application to adoptions@aacspca.org, or fax to 410-268-8027.

In order to meet certain animals at the shelter, you must fill out and submit an Application for Adoption. Animals such as puppies, kittens, or animals with special behavioral or medical needs will only be shown once the application is turned in. 


Adoption Hours

UPDATE 3/16: Due to the growing concern of COVID-19, our shelter is currently closed to the public. Appointment hours have changed. Learn more here:  https://aacspca.org/covid-19-shelter-policies-update/

Monday 11:00 to 4:00
Tuesday 11:00 to 4:00
Wednesday 11:00 to 4:00
Thursday 11:00 to 4:00
Friday 11:00 to 4:00
Saturday 11:00 to 4:00
Sunday 11:00 to 4:00

Adoption Fees

Animal Type Cost
Purebred Dogs
180.00
Puppies (6 months and under)
200.00 – 450.00
Mixed Breed Dogs
140.00
Kittens
70.00
Two Kittens Adopted Same Day
120.00
Two Cats Adopted Same Day
85.00
Purebred Cats
85.00
Mixed Breed Cats
45.00
Rabbits
45.00
Ferret
70.00
Guinea Pigs
20.00
Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice
5.00
Parakeet
25.00
Cockatiel
50.00
  • To take your new pet to a veterinarian for a check-up within one week of adoption.
  • To return the adopted pet to the AACSPCA if you are unable keep it.

The adoption process takes two to seven days. The AACSPCA reserves the right to decline any adoption request.

What is included in the adoption fee?

Dogs/puppies and cats/kittens receive health and temperament screening, de-worming medication, age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip, one month of pet health insurance, and have been spayed or neutered.

Dogs have been tested for heartworm disease and several tick-borne diseases.

Cats have been tested for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline AIDS (FIV).

Rabbits have been spayed or neutered. Male guinea pigs have been neutered.

All adoption fees go towards providing food, shelter, and veterinary care for our animals. Adoption fees only cover a portion of the costs we incur while caring for the animals at the SPCA.

Stay In Touch

Recent Posts

UPDATED 3/24/2020 010:15

Dear Friends of the SPCA of Anne Arundel County,

As you’ve read in the press or seen on the news, the number of cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

in the United States has drastically increased over the last few days. Without any signs of slowing — and with

the speed that the virus is spreading — we have modified our existing shelter visitation policies. 

Our focus remains on the health and safety of our employees and volunteers who are vital to the care of all our

four-legged guests.

-Until at least Monday, March 30 to comply with the current executive order of the Governor's Office, our shelter is closed to the public. Select services have moved to appointment ONLY. There will be no exceptions made.

-This includes animal surrenders, new donation drop off, Spay and Neuter Clinic appointments, foster animal appointments or any other business. Animal  viewings and adoptions are not being offered at this time.

       -We are only accepting donations of new supplies. Again, donation drop offs are by appointment only. 

-This policy will allow us to honor the practice of "social distancing," keeping of at least 6' away from one another to help contain the spread of the virus.

We also urge all potential visitors to  consider postponing scheduling appointments at our shelter

if you are showing any symptoms of the virus. We will continue to closely monitor the outbreak of

COVID-19 and return to our existing policies as soon as we feel confident in our safety.

Don't worry, our staff will still be on hand  to take care of the shelter animals and give them lots of love & care.

For more information on the pandemic, please visit:

https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx

Please be advised we will be closed to the public on May 10th, 2018 - because we're getting a facelift!

The Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland (Millersville, MD) and its associates will be revitalizing the SPCA of Anne Arundel County’s Adoption Site for their annual RED Day Project! Please consider volunteering man hours on the event day or expressing your thanks on their Facebook page!

Should you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Jessica Busch at (443)308-8116 or jessicabusch@kw.com or Greg Fisk at (410)507-7262 or greg@baygreenproperties.com.

Thank you, Keller Williams!

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