6 Easy Ways to Help the SPCA during Social Distancing

6 Easy Ways to Help the SPCA during Social Distancing

Although our shelter is not open to the public due to restrictions in the State of Maryland, there are still plenty of ways you can help the SPCA of Anne Arundel County during this temporary downtime:

6. Donate Pet Supplies – Our shelter still is caring for the animals, even if we are not open to the public. This means we still need pet food, pet supplies, and other cleaning supplies to perform these duties. Consider sending our shelter a bag of dog food, box of cat litter, or package of paper towels to help us in our animal care. Visit our Wishlist Page to see what supplies our shelter is in need of! Our Amazon Wishlist also has a full list of items our shelter could benefit from. Please be aware that we can only take new & unopened donations.

5. Apply to Foster – While our shelter may not be in as dire need for fosters as others thanks to our already strong foster base, we are always accepting applications for new fosters! Kitten season is coming up soon, and we will need foster homes to care for the baby felines. Submit your Foster Application online here and our Foster Coordinator will contact you in the future! Please be aware that only essential staff is working during this closure, so response times may be longer than usual.

4. Share Our Posts – The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok! Make sure you follow us on those platforms so you can receive fun animal content and shelter updates. Sharing our posts is very helpful, as it helps spread word about the shelter to new people!

3. Purchase a Fundraiser shirtOur Online Store has fashionable clothing options for any animal lover! Whether it is for yourself or a friend, the Puppie Love shirts in our online shop are a super cute option for any time of the year. Proceeds from the sales go to benefit our shelter, so you’ll look cool for a good cause!

2. Apply to Adopt – Once our shelter resumes normal operations, we hope to adopt as many animals into wonderful homes as we can! Get a head start on the Adoption Process by downloading an Adoption Application and emailing it to us! Once we open back up, you can then come in and meet our adoptable animals and see who you like. Our website also has a full list of available animals, so keep an eye there too!

1. Give a Monetary Donation – With being closed to the public and appointment services limited, our shelter isn’t getting the normal fees from Adoptions and Clinic Services as we usually do. Since our shelter is a private non-profit and receives no government funding, we rely on the community’s monetary contributions to help us fund the mission of saving animals and providing excellent care. Donations can be easily made online.

Thank you so much for reading! Any support you can provide the SPCA of Anne Arundel County is much appreciated in these changing times.

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Shelter Policies (updated September 2020)

Our Dog Room is open for limited walk-throughs to the public during the hours of 12pm to 3pm. Please be aware you that scheduled appointments (meet & greets) will have priority, so there will be a wait time. Social distancing is required.

We are unable to offer walk-through visits of the Cat Room or Petite Suite at this time. Please make an appointment to meet our cats or small animals.


If you are interested in adopting an animal you can find out more about our adoption process here.

Please be patient, as the Adoption 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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