Event Calendar

To help support our organization we co-host and host dozens of events annually. Looking to plan or sponsor an event? Please visit our hosting events page. Below is a current list of events – for more details, please select an event from the list.

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Federal House SPCA Pawty & Jim Beam Fundraiser – 10/25

The Federal House Restaurant and Jim Beam have joined forces with the Anne Arundel County SPCA. Together, they will be hosting an SPCA fundraiser on October 25, 2021 at the Federal House from 5-7PM.  Our shelter’s Mobile Unit will be there with adoptable animals for you to meet, along with patio games and free Jim Beam dog bowls.

For the month of October, for every Jim Beam drink we sell, Jim Beam will donate $1 to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County!

We hope to see you at Federal House (22 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401) on Monday, 10/25 from 5pm to 7pm!

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Trick or Treat Trail – 10/23 & 10/24

You and your dog are invited for some Halloween fun in Annapolis – on October 23rd and 24th from 11am to 4pm, the SPCA of Anne Arundel County will be hosting it’s 2nd Annual Trick or Treat Trail!

The AACSPCA will be turning our Nature Trail on the shelter grounds into a fun Halloween walk through, appropriate for all ages and animals! Families are invited to come, dress up, and bring your leashed pets along for a themed Halloween experience through the woods.

Costumes are encouraged for you, your kids, and your pets. No terrifying frights during this daytime experience, only fun & creepy Halloween festivities! There will be spooky Halloween decorations and scenes along the outdoor trail, but nothing will jump or pop-out at you or your pets during our Trick or Treat Trail.

Families can make a reservation for their party on our online ticket site (coming soon) for an admission time between 11am and 4pm. You will arrive at the SPCA during your allotted time slot and be admitted to our Trick or Treat Trail.

Admission is $25 per group, with no parties more than 6 people. Whether it’s just you and your boo, or you and your family of ghouls, admission will be $25 per group.

Advance Reservations are required. To allow for social distancing, please only arrive during your reserved time and stay 6 feet away from all other parties. The trail will be a one way walk through the open-air spooky woods.When you arrive at the SPCA, park near our Admin Building and head to our Check In table. They will direct you to our Trick or Treat Trail.

During your walk through our wooded trail, brave guests will encounter Treat Stops where they can get candy! Dogs who come along will also get their own special doggy treats.

All proceeds raised from ticket sales will benefit the SPCA and our mission. Come get spooked for a good cause! While admission is only $25 per party, donations are encouraged to help the SPCA’s furry friends. Every dollar donated helps the SPCA provide food, shelter, and care to homeless animals in need.

Critter Crawl – 10/24

Dress your pet in their favorite costume and enter them in the 9th Annual Critter Crawl – a costume contest just for pets!

The event benefits the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and is generously sponsored by VCA Arundel Veterinary Hospital.

Check-in starts at 2:00PM
Judging starts at 2:30PM

This event is located in the South Courtyard at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville.

Register for the contest in the link below:

This event is FREE, however, pre-registration will be required and limited to the first 60 entries. Online pre-registration is open until October 20th at 5pm. After that time, please call 240-447-2378 to inquire about space availability.

First Place: Homestead Garden Farm & Pet Gift Basket including Gift Cards valued at $225
Runner Up: Homestead Garden Farm & Pet Gift Bag including Gift Card valued at $125
People’s Choice: Homestead Garden Farm & Pet Gift Bag including Gift Card valued at $75

Judging Criteria:
Participants will be judged by our distinguished panel of judges using the following criteria…
Overall Memorable Impression
The People’s Choice winner will be awarded based on the loudest applause!

All pets must be leashed and have his/her own walker. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
– Judging begins at 2:30pm Proceed to the Main Stage a few minutes early to line up in numerical order
– Judges decisions are final. In the event of a tie, a “tie-breaker” judge will determine the winner among all tied entries
Please be sure to pick up after your pet.

By participating in the Critter Crawl you acknowledge that your pet may be included in any post-event coverage on social media and/or homesteadgardens.com.

Lights & Leashes – 11/18 & 11/19

The SPCA of Anne Arundel County invites you to be part of our Lights and Leashes event at Lights on the Bay! For two nights only, families and their four-legged companions can leave their cars behind and walk through the light show at their own pace.

This is a fun & safe opportunity for you to enjoy the holiday magic of Lights on the Bay up close & personal with your pets.

Attendance is limited. Admission is per car.

Lights On The Bay is an annual holiday light show featuring a two mile scenic drive along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay through Sandy Point State Park, with more than 70 animated and stationary displays depicting regional and holiday themes.

All proceeds from this dog and family friendly event will go directly to the SPCA to help care for the animals.


**All dogs must be leashed, preferably on non-retractable leashes.**

What: Lights and Leashes

When: November 18th & 19th, 5pm to 9:30pm. Reservations required.

Where: Sandy Point State Park

This event will proceed rain or shine!

**This event is being hosted by Lights on the Bay, with proceeds to benefit the SPCA.**

Forest of Fear Haunted Trail – 10/23 & 10/24

During the daytime, the SPCA is hosting a family & pet friendly Trick or Treat Trail. However, once the moon rises and the zombies start to creep out, our nature trail will transform into the FOREST OF FEAR – a Haunted Trail experience!

Dare you trek through the wicked woods of the SPCA’s Nature Trail as it becomes home to wild werewolves and ghastly ghouls?

This adventure through the dark is recommended for older individuals only (13+) as monsters WILL jump out and try to scare you. Do not bring your dog to this night-time haunted trail.

Admission is $15 per person and must be purchased online. Each individual who wishes to experience the haunted trail must have their own admission. All proceeds benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and our homeless animals. Admission times are reserved by the hour, and you have 1 hour to experience the haunt. For example, if you reserve a 7:30pm admission, please arrive anytime between 7:30pm and 8:30pm!

PLEASE NOTE – this is a Haunted Trail attraction through the woods at night, terrain can be uneven and natural hazards are likely. Scareactors WILL be jumping out at you. Strobe lighting and fog/smoke effects will be in use. Please wear comfortable closed-toed shoes and only experience the Haunted Trail if you are able to physically navigate a dark, outdoor trail safely.

Click here to purchase admission – IF YOU DARE!

Want to experience Halloween fun but don’t want to walk through our Forest of Fear Haunted Trail? That’s fine – we will have food & beverage available and fun photo ops so you can come hang out in a spooky atmosphere!

Yappy Hour – 10/22

From 4pm to 6pm, bring your dog out for a Yappy Hour event with the SPCA, hosted by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and WRNR 103.1FM!

October 8th – Severna Park Taphouse

October 15th – Angel’s Share

October 22nd Stan & Joe’s Annapolis

Grab your pup, invite your friends and enjoy Yappy Hour with tasty drinks and delicious food on October 22nd!

Tito’s Yappy Hour, SPCA

WRNR will be doing a live remote and specialty Tito’s dog-themed drinks will be available for purchase. $1 from every Tito’s drink sold will be donated to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County!

The SPCA Mobile Unit will also be on hand with adoptable animals for you to meet and greet!

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Lights On The Bay- 11/21 to 01/02

Lights On The Bay is back for 2021!

Lights on the Bay is an annual holiday light show featuring a two mile scenic drive along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay through Sandy Point State Park, with more than 70 animated and stationary displays depicting regional and holiday themes.

Since you safely remain in your car for the duration of this experience, it’s the perfect holiday activity for your family this winter!

For only $20 per car, you can drive through and enjoy the beautiful displays and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. All proceeds from this family-friendly event will go directly to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County to help care for the animals.

Tickets can be purchased at lightsonthebay.org or can be purchased at the event gates during regular hours of operation.

What: Lights on the Bay

When: Nightly from November 21st until January 2nd, 2022 from 5-10pm

Where: Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, MD

**This event is being hosted by Lights on the Bay, with proceeds to benefit the SPCA.**

Have you visited Paws at the Mall?

Last year, as part of the SPCA’s 100th anniversary celebration, the SPCA of Anne Arundel County opened up an innovative new Adoption Center at the Annapolis Mall : Paws at the Mall!

Paws at the Mall is a hybrid animal shelter/retail store. In the front half, adoptable cats roam free and play around until they meet their adopted family. In the back half, animal-centric apparel, pet supplies, and SPCA merchandise is available for purchase. All sales benefit the care of the animals! Adoptable small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters are also present for viewing and meeting.

Paws at the Mall is open daily at the Westfield Annapolis Mall from 11am to 5pm (12pm to 5pm on Sundays) so stop by and check us out! Our location is located inside the Mall, near Pottery Barn and across from Build-a-Bear Workshop.

Meow and purr with adoptable felines:

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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.

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