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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Dashing Thru The Show Virtual 5K – now until 12/20

Join us through December 20th for a virtual 5K in celebration of the holidays and our shelter’s 100th Anniversary.

You can stay active and stay socially distant by completing the virtual 5K at your own pace!

Show your support by registering for the virtual event as an individual or a group. Make sure to purchase your official 2020 Virtual 5K Dashing Thru The Show t-shirt!

Click here to register. Proceeds support the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and the care of our animals!

Lights On The Bay- 11/20 to 01/02

Lights On The Bay is back for 2020!

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: Every night from November 20th until January 2nd, 2021 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.**

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 November 2020)

Happy Thanksgiving! Our shelter is closed for all services on 11/26/2020. 

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

Limited walk-through visits of the Cat Room may be available upon request. Small animals can be met at Paws at the Mall!


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

We appreciate your patience, 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 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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