Surrendering an Animal

  1. Appointments are required to surrender your pet. Call our shelter office 410-268-4388 x141 for more information or to make your appointment.
  2. Locate your pet’s previous veterinary and vaccination records, if possible, to bring with you.
  3. You will need to show us a current driver’s license or other official, primary identification.
  4. Bring your pet to the AACSPCA’s Incoming building – the first building on your left as you enter the driveway.
  5. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. If you need a leash or carrier please leave your pet in your car and ask to borrow one from our shelter staff.*
  6. You will need to complete and sign a give-up form and complete a pet profile.
  7. We appreciate and depend on your donation.

PLEASE NOTE: Once your animal has been signed in to us:

  • We will not return the animal if you change your mind and want the animal back.
  • We do not release any information regarding the health or placement of your pet once it has been signed in to the SPCA.

* When the weather is warm do no leave your pet in your car—call us from your car when you arrive and we will bring a leash or carrier to you.

Please complete the appropriate Animal Profile and Intake Form in advance if possible:

Cat Profile / Cat Intake Form

Dog Profile / Dog Intake Form

Small Animal Intake Form

Give-up Fees

The give up fees are as follows –

Residents of Anne Arundel County:

Dogs – $20

Litter of puppies – $30

Cats – $15

Litter of kittens – $30

Rabbits & Ferrets – $15

Small animals (Guinea Pigs, Rodents) – $10


Residents Outside of Anne Arundel County:

Single Pet – $30
Litter of puppies/kittens – $40

Appointments are required to surrender your animal to the SPCA, please call 410-268-4388 to set up an appointment


Not ready to surrender your pet to our shelter? The Petco Foundation and have created a rehoming service called Rehome, a simple, reliable, free program to help you place your pet from your loving home directly to another. To learn more, visit:

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Summer 2021 HOURS UPDATE:
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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