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.
Each year the SPCA of Anne Arundel County teams up with Dare to Care to encourage everyone to learn more about heart health while having a good time. For this one day, the Westfield Annapolis Mall welcomes humans and their doggie companions to walk around the mall together. Then while you are enjoying your walk, you can stop for a FREE vascular screening!
We will be at this event with some adoptable pets! Plus we will be hosting a large bake sale, with proceeds to benefit the shelter, going directly to help care for homeless animals in need. So be sure to come check out the information about heart health, learn about our shelter animals and programs, and have a good time walking around the mall with your pup!
**All dogs must be leashed, preferably on non-retractable leashes.**
What: Hearts & Hounds Mall Crawl
When: Sunday, February 9th from 8am to 10am
Where: The Westfield Annapolis Mall, at the entrance between Maggianos and Macy’s
**This event is being hosted by the SPCA and Dare to Care.**
Time to throw away those resolutions (unless your resolution was to have more fun and pet more dogs) and join Dogs of Charm City on January 26th for Pups + Pajamas Boozy Brunch at Heavy Seas Beer!
From 11am to 3pm, you will enjoy our first ever all-you-can-drink ticket option of the amazing Heavy Seas draft collection. This is an exclusive, private event, so come party in your pj’s with your best human and doggo friends! Woofbowl will also be on-site with their brunch goodies for the doggos, and your pup gets a special dog-only brunch with ticket purchase. Skip breakfast at home and get some delicious brunch goodies from Pieces of Eight food truck too!
Our shelter will also be on-site with some of our adorable adoptable pets, and $1 from each specialty cask draft sold (Peg Leg with notes of French Toast, YUM!) will be donated to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. Not like you need more incentive to dress up in pj’s with your dog, but the best human-dog duo will win a prize from Dogs of Charm City AND Heavy Seas Beer!
When: Sunday, January 26th 2020, 11am to 3pm
Where: 4615 Hollins Ferry Rd, Halethorpe, MD 21227
Purchase your tickets here: https://www.dogsofcharmcity.net/events/pups-pajamas-boozy-brunch
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What is the Puppy Plunge?
The Puppy Plunge is a lot of things: dog-friendly, family fun, wet, musical, and all around entertaining! There are two beaches for the actual plunge, one for big dogs (Muscle Beach) and one for small (Petite Beach), with SPCA volunteers on hand to monitor and keep all humans and dogs safe. There is also a dog wash station (by donation, also manned by SPCA volunteers) to get your pups cleaned up after the plunge! Afterwards, the pups can compete in doggie pie eating contests and show off in a dog bikini parade.
In addition to the actual plunge and doggie fun, there will be a variety of vendors and food trucks in attendance! You can visit with some of your favorite animal hospital teams, dog boarding/walking groups, and more. Then you can grab a bite to eat; we will have everything from Tex-Mex to Kettle Corn! At the same time, you can enjoy some music, provided by a DJ.
Attending the Event
Admission tickets are $10 each per car and can be purchased now or as you enter on the day of the event. All dogs and children 12 years old and under are free. You can add the option to register your dog in the muscle beach costume contest for free, or register your pup in the pie-eating contest for an additional $5!
Date: August 16th, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: 4003 Camp Letts Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037
If you haven’t been to Camp Letts before, don’t let that deter you – there will be plenty of signs making sure you find your way.
*Please secure your dog with a non-retractable leash.*
**This event will proceed rain or shine!**
Online ticket sales now closed – but you can pay the car entry fee of $10 as you come in, and sign up for the pie-eating and costume parade onsite!
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When: Sunday, May 17th, 2020!
- Register online! The last day to sign up online is June 9th. After that date, please join us at the park and register there! Onsite registration starts at 9:15 a.m.
- If you’ve already signed up, we’re leaving fundraising open until 6/23 this year!
- Walk through Quiet Waters Park with your family and friends (2 or 4 legged), at your own pace. (Turn on your Wooftrax app and track your steps!)
- If you want to gather pledges off-line, click here to download a pledge form and bring it to the Walk or to the SPCA.
- Join a team and fundraise with your friends. If your team raises $200 or more by 4/15, get customized t-shirts with your team name!
- Stroll through Vendor Village and meet the wonderful Veterinary Hospitals, Pet clothing providers, Artisans, Home Remodeling, and many other vendors who love animals just as much as you do!
- Head down the hill to see some incredible vehicles at the exclusive Cars & Critters car show. Donate $20 per car you plan to show. Donate $25 or more on the Cars & Critters page and get a stuffed animal!
- Enjoy the K9 Demo and Agility Yard.
- Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, swing by the Food Bowl to enjoy some delicious eats!
All dogs must be leashed, preferably on a non-retractable leash.
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Pinot for Paws Wine Tasting Event sponsored by Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat on April 26th, from 2:00 to 6 p.m. at Historic London Town and Gardens with the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Edgewater Liquors, and Paws pet boutique, Annapolis Maryland. Grab a blanket, bring some chairs and spend a fun filled spring afternoon with your pup sampling quality wines from around the world and enjoying live music in the picturesque London Town Gardens… all while supporting a great cause.
Tickets includes admission, commemorative tasting glass and unlimited wine tastings (until the bottles run dry!) of quality wines for 21 & over, live music, raffles, games, and more! Take advantage of special pricing during the event on wines by the glass, or by the bottle…of which 100% of the proceeds benefit the SPCA!
The first 50 dogs at the door will receive a free doggie “wine” cookie from Paws Pet Boutique and ALL dogs will go home with a “doggie” wine bag filled with free gift and coupons from Dogwood, Paws Pet Boutique, and more!!
Tickets $35 early bird – $40 at the door (18 and over). Leashed event. All social dogs welcome! A portion of all ticket & food proceeds plus 100% wine, raffle and T-shirt sales benefit the SPCA. Rain or Shine – if rain there is plenty of covered & indoor dog friendly space!
Get your tickets here!
What: Pinots for Paws with Dogwood Acres
When: Sunday, April 26th 2020, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd, Edgewater, MD
*This event is hosted by Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat.
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It’s time for The Annapolis Homebrew Club’s 5th Annual Pints For Paws Homebrewing and Craft Beer Festival to benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County!
Your ticket includes samples from more than 40 homebrews, local craftbreweries and a commemorative pint glass. There will be food trucks, a band, vendors, silent auction and more. Featuring beers from Local Craft Breweries including Crooked Crab, Calvert Brewing Company, Cult Classic, Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery and Mullys and Exclusive VIP beers from Sapwood Cellars and others.
A limited number of VIP ticket will be available for $55. With a VIP ticket, you will receive early access to the event, VIP port-o-johns and access to the VIP tent with snacks, water and samples to exclusive beers including beer from Sapwood Cellars.
The SPCA of Anne Arundel County mobile unit will also be on hand to showcase adoptable animals. And yes, leashed dogs are welcome!
NEW FOR 2019 – The Children’s Theatre of Annapolis has generously donated their time to run a children’s area at Pints For Paws for our younger attendees.
A limited number of Early Bird General Admission Ticket are available through April 15, 2019 for $30.
After that General Admission tickets – $35
Designated Driver – $10
VIP – $55
Kids are free with a paying adult.
Purchase your tickets here: Pints for Paws 2019 Tickets
What: Pints for Paws
When: Saturday, June 13 2020 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: 550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD
*The Annapolis Homebrew Club donates all proceeds from the event to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.