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20% Discount on Training for Adopted Dogs

Does your dog take you for a walk? Does he jump on your guests? Does he ignore you when you call him? Let Unleashed Joy teach your dog to be a good house mate and great family member.

Beth Joy, leader trainer at Unleashed Joy, is offering a 20% discount on dog training classes for dogs adopted from Small Miracles.

Beth volunteers her services at the shelter and is highly recommended for our adoptive families.

Group training sessions and individual sessions are available. To learn more, visit unleashedjoy.com, call 410-404-6492 or e-mail beth@unleashedjoy.com.

What's New

New Ways to Donate via Amazon.com

If you'd like to donate to the homeless cats and dogs awaiting adoption at Small Miracles, consider shopping online for the animals. We have started a wish list at Amazon.com for general shelter items and foster puppy items. Items from our wish list range in price from less than $5 on up. We've listed necessities, as well as some creature comforts and special toys and treats for our furry friends. Items can be purchased online and shipped directly to the shelter, saving you a trip! Thank you on behalf of all the animals in our care!

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Adopt a California Chihuahua in Maryland

Small Miracles will soon receive a sixth transport of 15 Chihuahuas from high-kill facilities in California! We are once again partnering with L.A. Pup My Ride, a program of Best Friends Animal Society that transports animals out of high-kill shelters.

We are in need of foster homes and helpers for transport day (date to be announced soon). If you're available, please e-mail President Moira Liskovec.

Adoptable Chihuahuas will be listed on Petfinder. The dogs will receive a veterinary exam, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm test, Lyme disease test, Bordatella vaccine, distemper vaccine, rabies vaccine if age appropriate, stool check, de-wormer and flea medication if needed. The adoption fee is $300, payable by cash or check.

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Become a Volunteer or Foster Home

Do you love animals and want to get involved in rescue work? Small Miracles has several volunteer opportunities to fit various levels of commitment.

We are currently seeking volunteers to grow our foster home network. Fostering is a rewarding experience where you temporarily house animals in need in your own home until they are ready for adoption. Foster animals include pregnant dogs/cats, nursing dogs/cats and their litters, dogs/cats recovering from injuries or dogs/cats in need of socialization. We recommend having a separate area in your home to care for foster pets; a spare bedroom, bathroom or laundry room works great. The shelter provides all medical care and dry food. Foster homes provide wet food, litter for the kitties, bedding and daily care of the animals. Supplies you purchase to care for foster animals may be tax deductible.

We are also seeking volunteers for shelter and partner pet store operations. Volunteers are needed for cleaning cages, walking dogs, facilitating adoptions and showing dogs at pet stores on weekends.

Due to insurance regulations, volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

To fill out a foster/volunteer application, visit the Volunteer page.

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Microchipping with Lifetime Registration

Small Miracles offers low-cost microchipping for your cat or dog with HomeAgain. Cats and dogs adopted from the shelter can receive the microchip, implantation and lifetime registration with no annual fees for a one-time cost of $30. We also offer microchipping for all other animals in the community for $40.

Microchips do not hurt your pet, do not require surgery and never wear out. They are inserted with a routine shot between the shoulder blades. If your pet ever becomes lost and is brought to an animal control facility, shelter or veterinarian, your pet will be scanned for a chip. In combination with a collar and tags, microchips give a lost pet the best chance for a happy homecoming. Stop by during adoption hours on Saturdays or call 410-274-3530 to make an appointment on another day.

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