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Date: Feb 5, 2014

Sweet Deal graphicBarbara McLean, M.D.
Prevention, Protection, and Preparedness Chief
Baltimore County Health Department

Hearts are in the air this Valentine’s season and Baltimore County wants you to warm your own! Adopt any cat or dog from the County’s shelter between February 8 to 15 and you’ll pay half-off the normal adoption fee. This sweet deal means that you can adopt a cat or kitten for just $25 or a dog or puppy for $32.50.

It’s a great way to give yourself your very own, heart-friendly Valentine. Not only can you save on the sugary treats, you can also improve your quality of life! According to the Centers for Disease Control, owning a pet can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol and loneliness, while increasing opportunities for exercise, outdoor activities and socialization.

Baltimore County’s sweet deal on pet adoptions makes being a responsible pet owner easier than ever. Included in the adoption fee, your new pet will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and other diseases, licensed (which is required by Baltimore County law) and micro-chipped with a lifetime registry!

To adopt a pet during this Valentine’s Day season, you must be at least 18 years old and present a photo identification card. This deal doesn’t get any sweeter!

View adoptable pets at the Baltimore County Animal Shelter.


Revised April 6, 2016