Surrendering an Animal

  1. Appointments are required to surrender your pet. Call our shelter office 410-268-4388 x141 for more information or to make your appointment.
  2. Locate your pet’s previous veterinary and vaccination records, if possible, to bring with you.
  3. You will need to show us a current driver’s license or other official, primary identification.
  4. Bring your pet to the AACSPCA’s Incoming building – the first building on your left as you enter the driveway.
  5. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. If you need a leash or carrier please leave your pet in your car and ask to borrow one from our shelter staff.*
  6. You will need to complete and sign a give-up form and complete a pet profile.
  7. We appreciate and depend on your donation.

PLEASE NOTE: Once your animal has been signed in to us:

  • We will not return the animal if you change your mind and want the animal back.
  • We do not release any information regarding the health or placement of your pet once it has been signed in to the SPCA.

* When the weather is warm do no leave your pet in your car—call us from your car when you arrive and we will bring a leash or carrier to you.

Please complete the appropriate Animal Profile and Intake Form in advance if possible:

Cat Profile / Cat Intake Form

Dog Profile / Dog Intake Form

Small Animal Intake Form

Give-up Fees

The give up fees are as follows –

Residents of Anne Arundel County:

Dogs – $20

Litter of puppies – $30

Cats – $15

Litter of kittens – $30

Rabbits & Ferrets – $15

Small animals (Guinea Pigs, Rodents) – $10


Residents Outside of Anne Arundel County:

Single Pet – $30
Litter of puppies/kittens – $40

Appointments are required to surrender your animal to the SPCA, please call 410-268-4388 to set up an appointment


Not ready to surrender your pet to our shelter? The Petco Foundation and have created a rehoming service called Rehome, a simple, reliable, free program to help you place your pet from your loving home directly to another. To learn more, visit:

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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:

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 or Greg Fisk at (410)507-7262 or

Thank you, Keller Williams!

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