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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services. We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit www.bmorehumane.org. Baltimore Humane Society

Target demographics: animals and pet owners live safe, healthy, happy lives and to end pet homelessness.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000's of animals

Geographic areas served: Baltimore, Maryland

Programs: no-kill animal shelter, pet memorial park, low cost Spay, Neuter & Vaccine Clinic, Pets for Patriots, Bmore Kind Pet Food Bank, Read to the Animals, long term care animal visitation, educational outreach programs, DogFest, Black Tie & Tails, Pet Memorial Sunday, Kitten Shower...

Community Stories

66 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Stanley L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Went to pet finder, filled out forms for dozen of pet rescues. BHS was the only one to returned my calls. Found a beautiful beagle. Everyone is nice, the place very clean. These people cannot do any better. There prices are much better than the other places. Thanks so much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I started out as a foster for the Baltimore Humane Society (BHS). The foster program is excellent for anyone unsure about a specific pet and / or being ready to adopt. BHS boarded my senior foster cat when I traveled to see my family on holidays. Their staff veterinarian was excellent in educating me on the cat's chronic conditions. The facilities are very clean, modern, and welcoming. After settling in my first home as an owner and receiving a job promotion, I decided to adopt my foster cat. I had recommended BHS to friends, family, and strangers without question. Please consider the senior cats & dogs first!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I called for info and the people were so helpful and kind.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Baltimore Humane Society (BHS) staff genuinely cares for the well being of the animals, and promote an atmosphere of kindness and respect, which is then shared among volunteers.

BHS goes above and beyond to keep animals well socialzed and to increase adoption success rate.

Being part of this special community is extremely rewarding and energizing.

Thank you BHS!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Just two weeks ago we adopted our sweet Rosie from the Baltimore Humane Society. BHS was such a lovely surprise, tucked away in a beautiful spot. The dogs had ample kennel space with an area for privacy/rest and their own outdoor access. The volunteers were very helpful and honest and we were provided with all the information available about our girl. They made sure to do a step by step introduction between our dogs to be sure it would be a successful match. It was nice to see different dogs spending time out of their kennels and hanging out with the staff in different areas.

Hanna A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love this place! We got our pitbull mix, Lulu, 7 years ago. She had been at the Humane Society for almost a year, I believe she had a litter of puppies seven months prior to us adopting her. She looked well taken care of and you could tell that the staff loved her. They even gave us a free toothbrush for Lulu . One year after we adopted her I gave birth to twin boys. They grew to love her and she love them. Lulu was one of the best dogs I have ever saved. And she saved us. We laid her to rest earlier this year after she was diagnosed with lung Cancer. We plan to go back to the Baltimore Humane Society to save another soon. We moved to Howard County but due to our experience with Baltimore Humane Society, that is where we will go .

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A beautiful shelter with the interest of animals at heart. Dog kennels have indoor and outdoor space dogs choose from and several large runs/play areas for enrichment! Easy to work with, does tons of community events, could help so many more animals with additional funds!!

Karina B.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are the first ones to have a pet food bank, thru this program they help the community to keep their beloved pets at home and avoid more animals to be surrendered at shelters when their owners are facing difficult economic times, such a wonderful program

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Baltimore Humane Society has a wonderful food bank program that assist so many pet owners in the community with a monthly supply of pet food, this way helps the owners to keep their beloved pets at home during a time of monetary need

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at the Baltimore Humane Society. They do amazing work taking care of the animals at their shelter and finding homes for the animals. It is a great place to volunteer.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been involved with the Baltimore Humane Society (BHS)for about 3 years. My children participate in their family/community events, we collect food/monetary donations for the animals, read to the animals, and participate in their fantastic educational programs. BHS is a great place and provides wonderful family friendly opportunities to give back and help animals in need.

MSRB

Client Served

Rating: 5

A mother cat brought her four newborn kittens to our apt. patio. I called the Baltimore Humane Society to find out what to do. In a matter of minutes they had not only, given me information, they managed to provide such a feeling for love of animals that I felt that this little family could not be in better hands. They also indulged me in the progress of the kittens growth and when they could be adopted, BUT ALSO, because the mother was feral, and not adoptable they also spayed her and THEN called the apt. development to ask if she could be returned to the property because she was comfortable there. This organization is THE BEST, THE MOST HUMANE, and loving organization for animals that is possible. We are so fortunate at the hard work they do every day to make the lives of animals as positive as can be.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

A great place to adopt and to have the children read to the animals. I have not met a better group of people dedicated to these animals.

Bryna Greenberg R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

17 years ago we adopted Sadie, although she has left us. She was the best dog ever. The adoption counselor Sandy was wonderful, We will never forget the Humane Society or Sadie.

Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found a mother cat nursing her 3 month old kitten on a hot sidewalk near my home and after gaining their trust, I could see that Mommy was about to have yet another litter outdoors. I called the Baltimore Humane Society (BHS) and was told to bring Mommy over (I decided to keep her beautiful kitten). They put Mommy with a wonderful foster, of which they have many, and 5 days later, Mommy gave birth to 5 beautiful kittens. Had BHS not taken her in, there would have been 5 more strays running the streets without a home. Happy ending is all 5 kittens, plus Mommy were adopted! Baltimore County is so lucky to have such a wonderful shelter! I have attached a picture of the kitten before he became a member of our family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

All the people at the Baltimore Humane Society are great. I got my dog Daisy from them just 3 days ago and we are already becoming best friends. I had such a positive experience during the adoption process. They took time to explain everything, and you can really tell they care about the welfare of the animals they care for. From the kennel staff to the adoption staff they were all wonderful and very good at their jobs. Thanks to them for their dedication to saving animals and finding them good homes and a second chance at a happy life..
Patricia Walker

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted , fostered (and failed), and volunteered at the Baltimore Humane Society. It is a wonderful place full of caring people who will go above and beyond. I've always been impressed with all the creative programs they have. I love that they have children come in and read to the animals. I've been there to see how happy this makes the children. I believe it's a good thing for all involved. The staff works hard to get to know each animal individually. Any special needs are addressed with great care. This is place that not only helps the fur babies but also the community. Volunteering at the Humane Society has been a great for my soul. It's a special place that's grounded in love. I'm thankful to be a part of something so great.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Baltimore Humane Society is a no kill shelter! They truly care for each and every animal that they take in. They get to know the animals so that when they are adopted they know they are going to the right home. They also have an amazing volunteer program and so many ways that someone can help out even if it's not time. Check out their Facebook page to learn more and see who's looking for a forever home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Baltimore Humane Society does an excellent job in every aspect of their organization. From adopting a pet, to wellness visits and cemetery services. I have greatly enjoyed being apart of their annual Dogfest Fundraising event each year as well!

Betty Diane P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at the shelter for over four (4) years and have enjoyed every day! I love this shelter because every one of the staff and volunteers genuinely care about all of the animals and love every one that comes through the door. The shelter works hard every day to socialize each animal to increase it's chance of being adopted or if not, then to be fostered. We have a very high success rate in adopting dogs and they are extremely well cared for. When an animal is returned to the shelter for any reason it breaks our heart and we go out of our way to over-come whatever short coming the animal had that caused the return to occur. All of the staff and leaders are outstanding and dedicated!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

At a Lecture I attended this past year, i heard about the Baltimore Humane Society and it's need for volunteers. I was sold since I am not able to have animals in my condo, this was a great opportunity to help and interact with both dogs and cats that I love. I took the dog and cat classes and started this new venture. Not only did I learn so much about the animals that I interact with, but I have enjoyed being with a group of people who are both dedicated, kind, and professional. I am in my seventies and this activity has helped me in so many ways. You give love and it is returned on so many ways by these animals. It has kept me young and strong.