There are many Pet Adoption Shelters in the Baltimore, Maryland Area. This article will give basic information for five shelters. The shelters are the Maryland SPCA, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Defenders of Animal Rights, the Association for Animal Rights, and Small Miracles Cat Rescue. The adoption fees range from $65 to $150 depending where and what kind of animal. The price usually covers spaying, neutering, vaccines and other veterinary treatments the animals need. These are costs a responsible pet owner would pay for any pet. If you bought your pet elsewhere these would be additional costs. However, most of these shelters do it a lot cheaper than a local vet would charge you. Adopting from these shelters provide you a healthy pet ready for a new start at your home.
The Maryland SPCA
Adoption fees at the Maryland SPCA range from $80 to $150 depending on the animal you choose to adopt. The adoption “fees include spay/neuter surgery, first vaccinations, and for each dog adoption, a training DVD and one free coupon to Positive Pooch class .”They are located at 3300 Falls Road in Baltimore, Maryland. They are open Monday and Tuesday from 2:30PM-6:30PM. Wednesday through Friday 12-5PM, Saturday and Sunday they are open 11AM-4PM. More information can be found at their website.
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter
The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter are located at 301 Stockholm Street in Baltimore. The fee for adoption is $65. However, adopters are required to attend a course on animal care in addition to the application. The shelter is open Monday through Friday 2PM-6PM and Saturday and Sunday 11AM-4PM. More information on the shelter can be found at their website here.
Defenders of Animal Rights
Defenders of Animal Rights are located 14412 Old York Road in Phoenix, Maryland. The fees for adoptions if approved are $90 per animal. This fee includes shots, spayed/neutered, and a certificate of health. More information can be found at their website here.
Association for Animal Rights
The Association for Animal Rights is located at 67 Main Street in Reisterstown, Maryland. Information on their adoption costs was not available at their site here. However, the animals they have available can be seen at Petfinder
Small Miracles Cat Rescue
Small Miracles Cat Rescue is located at 10236A Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City, Maryland. They are a no kill shelter that only adopts cats. Kittens can be adopted for $135 and adult cats are on special at $100. The costs cover the veterinary expenses such as shots and spayed/neutered operations. The adoption process is pretty painless just filling an application and paying the fee. Most weekdays they are open 5PM-8PM. Tuesdays they are open 12-3PM, on Saturdays they are open 11-4PM and Sunday they are open 12-3PM. More information can be found at their website here.
Shelter Websites linked in article and personal experience