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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SPCA Blood Drive 10/27

Join the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and Anne Arundel Medical Center for a spooktacular STARVE A VAMPIRE Blood Drive!

It’s October and that means vampires are running amok! Garlic and wooden stakes MAY protect you, but giving blood away could put you a step ahead! Donate blood with us on October 27th before a pesky vampire comes and takes it.

Anne Arundel County is currently low on blood so your donations are truly needed right now.

To register, sign up at this link: https://bit.ly/2Hfa4EG

Donors must be between ages 17 and 74, in good health, and weigh at least 110 lbs. More details are at the Sign Up link.

Step up to help our community, starve a vampire, and donate blood with the SPCA!

It’s Academic! at Paws at the Mall

A new educational series is starting soon at Paws at the Mall!

It’s called “It’s Academic!” and it is a new educational series of presentations and discussions focused around understanding your pets. Admission to these classes are $10 and can be paid at the door. All proceeds are used to fund the care of the SPCA animals housed at the SPCA’s Paws at the Mall (located near Pottery Barn & Build-a-Bear Workshop).


10/21 – The Dog’s Mighty Nose

A dog uses its nose to interpret the world. In this session, Phyllis Saroff, CPDT, and her dog Cosmo, will demonstrate nose games for everyday fun, connection, and enrichment, including odor recognition and searching. Discussion will include what percent of a dog’s brain is devoted to scent, energy expenditure while searching, and what happens when we deprive our canine of searching/scenting opportunities.

SOLD OUT Trick or Treat Trail – 10/24 & 10/31

UPDATE: Both event dates have sold out! Prepare for a bigger & spookier Halloween event in 2021!

You’re invited for some Halloween fun at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County!
On October 24th and 31st, the SPCA of Anne Arundel County will be hosting it’s first ever 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! Families are invited to come, dress up, and bring your pets along for a themed Halloween experience through the woods. Costumes are encouraged and face masks are required. No terrifying frights, 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.

Families can make a reservation for their group on our online ticket site for a specific admission time! You will arrive at the SPCA at your allotted time slot and be admitted to our Trick or Treat Trail.

Admission is $15 per group, with no parties more than 10 people. Larger families can be accommodated at $20 per group. Reserved admission times will be available every 10 minutes from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday, 10/24/2020 and Saturday, 10/31/2020. Rain date will be Sunday 10/25/2020.

Advance Reservations are required and can be made here: TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL RESERVATIONS

To allow for social distancing, please only arrive at 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. Masks for human visitors will be required while on the trail.

When you arrive at the SPCA, show the parking attendant your reservation confirmation (on phone or printed out) and they will direct you to our trail.

At the end of the walk through experience, participants will be rewarded for their bravery with their own Halloween Treat bag of candy! Dogs who come along will also get their own special goodie bag with dog 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 $15 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.

2020 Lights on the Bay Sponsorships now available!

Lights on the Bay is coming later this year, so don’t miss out on your chance to be a sponsor! It’s meow or never…

Lights on the Bay is an annual holiday light show, open to the public from Friday, November 20, 2020, through January 1, 2021. Held at Sandy Point State Park, this event has something for everyone in the family! Our two miles of exciting animated and static light displays feature everything from holiday influenced themes to Annapolis inspired displays.

Lights on the Bay is open each night, including holidays, from 5PM to 10PM. Because you can view all of the displays from the safety of your car, it’s a fun and socially-distant outing for the entire family. Check out local publications and retailers for discount coupons. Sandy Point State Park is located off Route 50 at exit 32, right near the Bay Bridge.

By sponsoring Lights on the Bay, you get amazing benefits such as your logo on all event promotion material, a link to your website or social media on our main site, recognition in the SPCA’s newsletter, plus much more.

Lights on the Bay is a holiday tradition in Maryland and Anne Arundel County, don’t miss out on the chance for your company to be a part of it!

Make sure you download the packet below for full details on the sponsorship levels and perks.

Download Sponsorship Form here!

Submit the form by email, fax, or mailing it to our shelter! All forms of contact are in the Sponsorship Packet.

Scroll through the slideshow below to view some of our amazing sponsors of current & previous events:

Petiquette Class is back!

We are pleased to announce that our popular Petiquette Classes are returning at Paws at the Mall!

Our highly trained volunteers will teach pet etiquette (Petiquette) for pet-lovers aged 5-8 years old! This Petiquette Class will cover the basics of pet ownership in a way children can understand.

What: Petiquette Class for kids 5-8 years old

When: 9/27, 10/18, 11/15, & 12/13

10am to 11:30am

Where: Paws at the Mall – located within the Westfield Annapolis Mall, near Pottery Barn & Build-a-Bear!

Key Topics Covered:

  • Pet Care
  • Animal Needs
  • Pet Safety
  • Understanding Animal Body Language

Masks required. Space is limited, please sign up for a spot by visiting: http://signup.com/go/GogmKgf

**If you have any questions, please contact aacspcamom@gmail.com**

**This event is being hosted by the SPCA of Anne Arundel County as part of our Community Outreach Program.**


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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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