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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. Watch a video on how to properly introduce your dog to your new dog

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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