Education & Outreach

We believe in that education via outreach is one of the many ways to help improve animal welfare and educate the public on the services the SPCA provides.

Shelter Tours for Groups

Does your group want a tour of the shelter? (Ages 5 and up)

Your organization can visit us!

The SPCA of Anne Arundel County has an active Community Outreach Program. School groups, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and all sorts of other groups take tours of the shelter, read to the animals, and learn how to properly greet a dog.  For older kids and adults, we offer educational presentations on shelter issues including spay and neutering.  We teach people of all ages how they can help homeless animals. Often, groups will do donation drives of pet food, sheets and towels and other items the shelter needs and cap off the drive with a nice tour of the SPCA. For scheduling activities at the shelter contact

Group Presentations

Do you want the shelter to come to you and give a presentation to your group?

We can visit your organization!

As part of our Community Outreach Program, we visit school and community groups and other organizations and give presentations regarding animal welfare.  Sometimes we will bring a shelter animal to meet your group.  These are great educational opportunities.  Often groups will do donation drives of pet food, sheets and towels and other items the shelter needs and cap off the drive with a nice outreach presentation from the SPCA.  Contact with any questions.

Bedtime Book Buddies (Ages 5-12)

Do you want to practice your reading, either as a child, adult, or parent/child combination? 

Bedtime Book Buddies fosters young readers while proving love, attention and a relaxing evening to our adoptable animals. It is truly a win-win situation. Participants can read aloud, sing, recite poetry, review for a test or practice a presentation in a stress free environment. Bedtime Book Buddies is excited to collaborate with Anne Arundel Public Library to provide an enriching evening for all participants. Books are available, though readers are welcome to bring their own.

ADVANCE SIGN UP REQUIRED! Readers 5-12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  The program runs 6-7pm. Please arrive at 5:50 for check in.

Groups may schedule a private Bedtime Book Buddies by contacting the Outreach Coordinator at

Click here to sign up!

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PAWSITIVE Pet Care Class (Ages 5-12)

A Fun Filled Time — The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is starting a new program for school age pet lovers. PAWSITIVE Pet Care Class covers pet care and needs, understanding animals’ body language, pet safety, and more! An activity and munchies will also be provided.
Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive in front of Paws at the Mall (Westfield Annapolis Mall) by 5:50 PM. Class will begin promptly at 6:00 PM.  Maggiano’s is the closest mall entrance to Paws at the Mall (located across from Retro Fitness).

For families, sign up for a spot at:


For Scout Troops, schools, and other community organizations, schedule a PAWSITIVE Class customized to your learning objectives or service project by emailing

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Dog Room CLOSED until to the public until further notice.

We are still scheduling all Meet & Greets with with applicants, handling adoptions and coordinating fosters.

Our cat room is still open during normal operating hours.

Thank you for your patience.