To adopt a pet from our shelter, you must:
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
Submit a Meeting Request
Please complete the request form below for the adoptable pet you are interested in meeting.
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.
Baltimore County Animal Shelter is a proud adoption partner of Pets for Patriots, a nationally operating 501(c)(3) charity creating opportunities for veterans and service members to save hard-to-adopt shelter pets.
Proof of military service will be requested upon adoption or scheduling of the spay or neuter appointment. Accepted proof of service includes:
- A DD214
- Discharge papers
- A valid driver's license or state ID with a veteran designation