Francesca fawns for a family!

Francesca fawns for a family!

Starting off 2020 with a ridiculous amount of cuteness, we’d like to showcase Francesca!

Francesca, often called Frannie by her shelter friends, is a 6 year old Pitbull mix who has been at our shelter since June of 2018.

She loves people – snuggling with  humans is one of her favorite activities! This special girl is a total love, but she wants you all to herself and cannot go to a home with other animals. When she sees her volunteer and staff friends, she gets so happy and starts wiggling her butt like its 1999!

Francesca is part of our shelter’s enrichment program and has stolen the hearts of our volunteers. In the program she is learning basic manners as she awaits her fur-ever home. Her ideal home is active, but understanding that she does not get along well with other dogs. She would thrive in an environment with with a yard and a place where walking her will not lead to running into too many other dogs (apartments, downtown city etc.) and someone willing to give her a little training and guidance!


1. She has never met a stranger! Frannie is instantly best friends with every human she meets. 

2. Francesca has spent over 876 days waiting for adoption!

3. Francesca will be turning 7 years old in February 2021. She is a mature and laid back lady, but she still loves to play with toys like a puppy!

5. Ok, we’ll admit it, she is a stuffed animal shredder. Can you say “stuffing explosion?!” 

6. Francesca is very tolerant of costumes and playing dress up, mostly because she likes the extra attention.

7. She needed two knee surgeries and has made an excellent recovery.

8. She loves splashing and lounging in the baby pool when it’s hot outside

If you think you would be a good fit for this sweet pooch, contact our shelter today by calling 410-268-4388 or emailing!

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The SPCA of Anne Arundel County's Shelter & Paws at the Mall location will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC on Mondays. Our Clinic will continue to be open for appointments on Mondays.
Our shelter's Dog Room and Cat Room will be open for Animal Viewing from 11am to 4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Our shelter will now have late viewing hours on Wednesdays from 12pm to 7pm.
 Some cats and small animals can be viewed every day at Paws at the Mall (closed on Mondays, open until 7pm on Wednesdays).

If you are interested in meeting or adopting an animal, you can find out more about our adoption process here. We appreciate your patience, as the Adoption Process will be delayed. All Animal Meet & Greets will be by scheduled appointment only after your Application has been processed.

We are still accepting donations of new & unopened pet supplies (food, treats, etc). These items can be dropped off outside our Main Shelter on the designated donation table. We can not take any used or opened donations at this time.

Emergency services such as Animal Surrender are available by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment for Animal Surrender, please call & leave a message at 410-268-4388 ext 141.

Visit our Events page to learn about upcoming fun!

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 or Greg Fisk at (410)507-7262 or

Thank you, Keller Williams!

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