Surrendering an Animal

  1. Appointments are required to surrender your pet. Call our shelter office 410-268-4388 x121 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 x121 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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