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Connor, male beagle mix
Connor walks great on a leash, is house trained and likes to play with other dogs, too! He's very calm and laid back and would be great with kids. He really enjoys just sitting with you, getting love and attention! He came to the shelter several months ago testing positive for heartworm disease but has now completed his treatment and is ready for his forever home. Read more about Connor.
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.
- Support Small Miracles This Holiday Season
- Adopt a California Chihuahua in Maryland
- Become a Volunteer or Foster Home
- Microchipping with Lifetime Registration
If you'd like to make a charitable donation this holiday season, consider supporting the homeless dogs and cats at Small Miracles! 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 and 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 for your continued support and generosity!
Small Miracles has received a fifth 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.
Adoptable pups are 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.
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.
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.