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Adoption Application & Process

Dear Prospective Adopter,

Animal viewings and adoptions will be by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting, please follow these steps and email us an Adoption Application. A representative will contact you with an update once we can schedule an appointment. 

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. We can not give an estimated time frame of the Reviewing Process, as everything is delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions .  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.

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. 


Appointment Hours

Remember, a representative will reach out to you to schedule an appointment once we have an update on your Application. 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
200.00
Puppies (6 months and under)
250.00 – 450.00
Mixed Breed Dogs
160.00
Kittens
90.00
Two Kittens Adopted Same Day
140.00
Two Cats Adopted Same Day
105.00
Purebred Cats
105.00
Mixed Breed Cats
65.00
Rabbits
65.00
Ferret
90.00
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.

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Shelter Policies May 15th 2020

Dear Friends of the SPCA of Anne Arundel County,

 

Our shelter is open for services by appointment only. 

 

If you're interested in adopting an animal, please view our adoptable animals online and email us

an Adoption Application. Once your app has been processed, we will contact you to schedule a meet & greet.

Please be patient, as the process will be delayed. 

 

We are still accepting donations of new & unopened pet supplies (food, treats, etc).

We can not take any used or opened donations at this time.

 

       Emergency services such as Animal Surrender, Euthanasia, and Cremation will

be available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment,

please call & leave a message at 410-268-4388 ext 141.

 

To schedule an Appointment for our Spay & Neuter or Vaccine Clinic,

click here: Clinic Appointments

 

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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