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To adopt a pet from our shelter, you must:

  1. Present a photo identification card
  2. Be at least 18 years old
  3. Pass a background check for animal-related offenses

Adoption Fee

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

Learn About Your New Pet

Adopting a pet is exciting, but it's important to introduce new things one at a time. Watch a video about the Two Week Shutdown for dogs and cats.

Submit a Meeting Request 

Please complete the request form below for the adoptable pet you are interested in meeting.

Note: Only animals listed on our adoption page are available for adoption, lost pets are not. Any request to meet an animal that is not available for adoption will be denied.

Fields marked with * are required.
Your Contact Information
Do you live in Baltimore County?*
Pet Information
Adoption Questions
Select all that the pet would be exposed to in your household:
Do you have any breed or weight restrictions where you live?*
Select your pet owner experience level:*
How did you hear about this adoptable animal?*

Approval Process

If your meeting request is approved, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.   Submitting a pet meeting request does not place a hold on that pet. If the pet is no longer available, we will contact you and you may choose another pet to meet.

Discounts for Veterans

Veterans receive a half-off adoption fee year-round. Animal adoption, and spay and neuter fees are waived for qualified veterans during the Veteran and Memorial holidays.


Contact Us

Animal Services

13800 Manor Road
Baldwin, Maryland 21013


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Adoption Hours

Monday through Friday: Noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

Redemption and Surrender Hours

By Appointment Only

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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