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Adopt a Pet

Baltimore County Animal Shelter 
13800 Manor Road
Baldwin, Maryland 21013

Phone: 410-887-PAWS (7297)

Adoption Hours

  • Tuesday through Friday: Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How to Adopt

To adopt a pet, you must present a photo identification card and be at least 18 years old. A background check for animal-related offenses will be conducted on prospective adopters to ensure pets are going to responsible homes.

The adoption fee is $50 for dogs and $40 for cats. The fee includes:

  • A spayed or neutered pet (dog, puppy, cat or kitten)
  • First series of vaccinations, including rabies shot
  • Animal license, as required by Baltimore County law
  • Microchip with lifetime registry
  • Welcome home kit

Adoption Discounts and Programs

Learn more about ongoing pet promotions, discounts for veterans and the County's Adoption Partner Program.

Available Pets

Animals currently available for adoption are listed below. While this page is updated daily, not every animal currently in the custody of Animal Services is eligible for adoption.

When inquiring about an animal, please have its Animal ID handy.

If you have recently lost your pet, please also view our lost cat or lost dog information and call the animal shelter daily at 410-887-7297.


Revised May 24, 2016        

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