Browse the pets available for adoption at the Maryland SPCA.

Double Dog Dare Rescue has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in WESTMINSTER, Maryland.
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All pets surrendered to the MD SPCA must pass health and behavior testing in order to go up for adoption. Dogs receive a behavior evaluation upon arrival to the shelter and a medical test following intake. Cats receive a medical test following intake, and a behavior evaluation after being in the shelter for at least one day. During intake, an Admissions Coordinator collects information on the pet to help us place the pet in an appropriate home, and has the owner sign paperwork transferring ownership of the pet to the Maryland SPCA. Depending on the pet’s specific circumstances, the owner may be offered the option to reclaim the pet if he or she does not pass the testing, or does not adjust well to the shelter environment.
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We welcome the public to visit the Maryland SPCA and walk through our facility and talk with our knowledgeable staff. Visitors can see the dog runs, our cat room and our puppy and kitten nursery. Potential adopters are encouraged to meet with our animals, under staff or volunteer supervision. Our facilities are clean and welcoming and our staff can help answer questions about the animals and the adoption process.
We invite you to take a photo tour of the MD SPCA to see our facilities. Adopt-A-Stray - MD Chapter has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Photo provided by FlickrK-9 Lifesavers has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Rockville, Maryland.
Photo provided by FlickrGentle Creatures has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Rockville, Maryland.
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To finalize the adoption you will need to sign a contract, which details expectations in regards to the care, health, and safety of the dog. Though we do not have an adoption fee, we would like to encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation to the Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland for any amount you deem appropriate. Thank you!Last Chance Animal Rescue operates in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We primarily take in cats from more than 40 high-kill shelters in five states and provide disaster-relief services for small pets. We partner with 30 PetSmart and Petco stores in the region and provide full service in-store cat adoptions at regional PetSmarts. We adopt dogs from our main rescue in Waldorf, MD and from the Potomac Yards PetSmart in Alexandria, VA every Saturday.To help more pets find homes, each month Maryland SPCA staff members will select and highlight a special dog or cat in our adoption center as the Staff Pick of the Month.Protecting, saving and caring for animals in Maryland since 1927, the Baltimore Humane Society is committed to finding homes for more than 1,000 animals every year. To adopt, the first step is to visit the pet, fill out the adoption questionnaire online or in person, and then speak with an adoption counselor for an interview. Because each animal is different, counselors strive to match the needs of each pet with appropriate adopters. Counselors are also trained to help ease the introduction and adjustment of the pet to a new family and home. On average, allow one to two hours to complete the adoption process. You may also schedule a follow-up appointment for a dog-meet-dog introduction for homes with existing pups. This option is not available for resident cats.Ask the Trainer is a free class for new pet parents who adopt a dog from the Maryland SPCA and for the general public interested in learning more about our program.We’ll do a vet check and a home visit and then you can come out to meet the dogs, who are located about 90 minutes from downtown DC and an hour from Frederick Maryland and Leesburg Virginia. Once you meet your dog, you can take him or her home right away. If it isn’t the right fit, you can meet any of the other available dogs and are welcome to adopt him or her. If there just isn’t a love connection, we’ll forward on your application information to another rescue so that you don’t have to re-invent the wheel.