Adoption Information - Pet Rescue of Maryland

Regular adoption procedures still apply.  to see pets available for adoption at the Maryland SPCA.
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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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The Maryland SPCA is hosting our annual Black Friday Adoption Event with extended hours (12-6:30pm) this Friday after Thanksgiving. Adoption fees will be waived on Friday, Nov. 29 at our Falls Road adoption center, for any pet with black fur! Maryland SPCA adoption services strive to help you find the perfect pet match
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The Maryland SPCA improves the lives of pets and people in the community by fostering healthy animal-human relationships.
It is a private, non-profit, independent organization.
It operates primarily in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area.
The mission is to be accomplished through education, advocacy, active direct care, pet population control, and screened adoptions. Beginning July 1st through July 31st the Maryland SPCA along with the following animal shelters in Maryland will be waiving adoption fees for felines with the collective goal of finding homes for at least 2,000 unwanted cats and kittens across the state: Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne’s County, Anne Arundel County Animal Control, Baltimore County Animal Services, Baltimore Humane Society, BARCS, Caroline County Humane Society, Cecil County Animal Services, City of College Park Animal Control, Frederick County Div. of Animal Control & Pet Adoption, Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center, Humane Society of Carroll County, Humane Society of Harford County, Humane Society of Kent County, Humane Society of Washington County, Prince George's County Animal Services Division, Talbot Humane Society, and Tri County Animal Shelter. 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 eight states and provide disaster-relief services for small pets. We partner with more than 30 PetSmart and Petco stores in the region and provide full service in-store cat adoptions. The Maryland SPCA's Project Adopt, is an off-site pet adoption program started to help save more homeless pets by expanding our adoption services throughout the community.The 16 participating shelters are waiving adoption fees for cats and kittens all month long during an event called "Maryland 2,000," according to a release from the Frederick County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center.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.