Adopt a Pet
Baltimore County Animal Shelter
13800 Manor Road
Baldwin, Maryland 21013
Phone: 410-887-PAWS (7297)
- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: Noon to 6 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 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 will be conducted on prospective adopters to ensure pets are going to responsible homes. A $20 deposit (cash, check or credit card) for your new pet is required.
The adoption fee is $65 for dogs and $50 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
Learn more about adopting a pet (PDF) from a County animal shelter.
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.