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COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

Rabies Vaccination Clinics

The Baltimore County Department of Health offers low-cost animal rabies vaccinations clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets. Rabies vaccinations are held at the Baldwin center by appointment only.


Vaccination is $9 per pet and includes free microchipping and initial pet license. Payments are made at the time of appointment. We prefer cash (exact change is requested) but will also accept credit cards (processing fee may apply).

Additional Services Offered

In addition to the rabies vaccination, Animal Services also offers:

  • Microchip insertion, without rabies vaccine ($10)
  • Pet license renewal, with valid proof of rabies vaccine (fees vary)

Know Before You Arrive

In order to be vaccinated, your animal must at least 12 weeks old and secured on a non-retractable leash or in an escape-proof carrier. Muzzles are required for aggressive dogs.

Pets with valid proof of prior rabies vaccination are eligible for a three-year vaccination certificate. All other pets will receive a one-year rabies certificate. Bring your valid rabies certificate to your appointment.

Baltimore County law requires pets to be licensed and for rabies vaccinations to be kept up-to-date. Other precautions against rabies include obeying leash laws and avoiding contact with wild animals or unknown domestic animals.

Clinic Schedule

All rabies vaccination services are by online appointments only, in 15-minute increments. Each pet must be scheduled for their own appointment time. If you are feeling sick or anyone in your household is sick, please schedule when you are healthy.

The entrance to the rabies clinic is located on the right side of the building near the shelter dog yards. Clinic staff will escort you inside the building for your appointment time.

For the safety of our staff, volunteers, other members, the public and their pet:

  • Arrive on time for your appointment
  • Secure your pets
  • Wait within the designated areas
  • Wear face coverings as required when waiting outside and within the building 
  • Only one caregiver (owner) is permitted to accompany the animals into the building for your appointment

Make an Appointment


Contact Us

For questions or more information, call 410-887-PAWS (7297) or send an email to

Revised October 6, 2020         


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