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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

51 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

1 Regina Z.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Once I retired, I started volunteering several times a week in the kennel, washing and sterilizing food and water bowls, as well as washing and drying tons of bedding and towels used throughout the Humane Society every day. Over the summer, I was selected to replace an intern in the Spay & Neuter Center who was going back to college. There, I lovingly support volunteer veterinarians and surgical staff, keeping operating room, instruments, linens, and cages clean and sanitary for daily spay and neuters of intake animals as well as local pets. It just warms my heart when the vet techs stroke and coo to each critter, call them, Hi Beautiful! or -Handsome! as they perform their daily duties...especially to see the care that's given when 'our patients' are recovering from the anesthetic.
Over the years, I've adopted several cats from here and several of my childhood pets are buried in the cemetery, so I've been acquainted with the Baltimore Humane Society for many, many years. It's such a privilege to actually be behind the scenes with such a stellar community of professional, caring people! Being able to give back in this way fulfills my need to stay active, connected to new friends, and provide a valuable service to the Baltimore community!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Good place to adopt a pet! I recommend people visit and see the place for what it has in store for the animals and you might just in up falling in love with an animal in need of a home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing group of people. From the moment we walked in to donate our late dog’s belongings to taking our new rescue pit bull, Brutus, home...they were full of heart and love for helping rescue animals. Thank you for everything that BMORE HUMANE does - you go above and beyond

Karina B.1

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

Following the passing of my senior citizen kitty, I went to BHS to donate his leftover food. I had applied to adopt but was not sure when I’d be ready. Staff was caring and very compassionate. I left there that day with Cinnamon, a year old young lady! All staff very friendly and the animals are very well cared for. I recommend BHS very highly!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our Koko and our lil Blue from the BHS.Wonderful dogs and very kind and sweet staff!Thank you guys!

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is an amazing shelter. I have never seen anything like it. Beautiful grounds, the staff was wonderful and the volunteers were so helpful. I also was amazed that the adoption fee was only $150, every where else we looked it was double that. We brought this beautiful boy home 6 months ago and he was a Handful!!! He had been an abuse removal. He is now fully integrated into our home and we love him so!!! He is a Good Boy!

Thank you Baltimore Humane Society for giving us such a special gift! I highly recommend this organization. For your future adoptions and for your gifts. A wonderful place!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Staff was very friendly and so helpful with adopting our dog Roscoe, AKA Rex. They made the experience very positive. We even went back for a visit and they were so happy to see Roscoe doing so well!! Thanks BHS!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife Anna and I adopted Misty on Nov 26 2016 and what a great day it was for the 3 of us. She is so loving and never a issue at all ..she just wants to love and be loved. The staff is great from the moment we called the young lady at the desk and meet the sweetest girl in the kennel area and the supervisor who approved our adoption asap so we knew we had her it was all a great experience. I wish we could remember the names of everyone but they know who they are . The young lady in the kennel area even hugged my wife when we came and left . Forget about the pet store and give Baltimore Humane Society and look , it is the BEST THING WE COULD HAVE DID . ......... Don and Anna

Client Served

Rating: 5

Due to my sweet, shy, senior cat, I visited multiple animal rescues to find the most compatible companion for her. Through no fault of their own, these lovely senior cats did not have the temperament that so was necessary for a suitable match. My friend recommended the Baltimore Humane Society founded in 1927 by the remarkable Elsie Seeger Barton. We reviewed their website and there he was…… Captain Lil Cat. I read his description and he seemed perfect. I completed the easy online application and a few days later, I departed work early to meet him. It was simply a match made in heaven and he is now home with me. I now have two senior cats who adore one another. My experience with the Baltimore Humane Society was exceptional from beginning to end. The facility is lovely, clean, pleasant and bright and sunny. The staff is caring and answer any questions that you may have. They work with you. When I visited Captain Lil Cat, a wonderful employee sat with us in a large room and was most kind and helpful. They really allow you to spend time with your potential companion. The grounds surrounding the facility are breathtaking. Every animal is well taken care of by exceptional employees and volunteers. They take the time to learn the animal’s personality which is key to finding a forever home. I highly recommend the Baltimore Humane Society and I hope that you will consider adopting from them as well as consider adopting a middle-aged / senior companion. They are exceptional.

Sharyn3

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a phenomenal experience!!!! We had to put our 10 year old cat to sleep due to a blood clot/stroke in the morning and later that same day, we went to the Humane Society's Adoption Center to look for another cat who can use our love. From the time we walked in and until we left, we were treated as if we were royalty. Frannie showed us 3 cats we identified as wishing to see and off we went into a special visiting room with each cat. Just watching how Frannie handled each cat, taking the cat from its condo putting it into the carrier, etc. was a joy to behold. She was so very gentle and treated each one as if it was her own.
We filled out an application and would decide which of the 3 we wanted by the next morning. One of the three had FIV and Chelsea gave us info on this virus and chatted with us about it. Home we went discussing which of the 3 ( a 1 year old Pumpkin Spice, a 4year old Garfield or a 9 year old Muggy) we wanted.
The next morning we had our decision and later that day our new cat was coming home. Cyndi helped us with the paperwork (our contract, cat's portfolio, etc.) and Claudia went to the condo and picked up our Pumpkin Spice. She helped me obtain his litter which we wanted to help him adjust, she placed him in our carrier with his towel he used to sleep with under his bed, and she took him out to the car for me. WHAT SERVICE!!!
Our new cat is a doll....and watching how the staff handled the cats...it is no wonder the cats are happy which in turn makes them happy for us new owners.
THANK YOU EVERYONE for bringing joy back into our lives!!!!
Sharyn and Ed Doyle

Laura328

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer dog walker at BHS for four years. I can't think of a better place for homeless animals to be while they wait to find their 'furever' homes. The staff is very professional and attentive to the needs of the animals and friendly and helpful to those who visit looking for a companion animal to add to their family. As a volunteer I also feel very appreciated by staff. I cannot say the same for some other shelters where I have been a volunteer.

Additionally this is a no kill shelter situated in a rural setting that is not too far from Baltimore city or its surrounding towns. Not only do animals have unlimited time to find their new families but they can do so in a peaceful environment.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The BHS has been a great place to volunteer! I specifically volunteer to take care of the cats and it's always a refreshing feeling spending time there. Knowing the shelter is a no-kill shelter and how well the cats are taken care of gives not only the cats joy but myself as well. This is a great shelter for the cats to live until they find their fuuurever homes!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the BHS. They're welcoming, give lots of opportunities to volunteer, and most importantly they take excellent care of their animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Baltimore Humane Society is a wonderful organization that unites homeless pets with caring people and a forever home. Without BHS many of these pets would end up in other shelters that do not have a no kill policy. I volunteer with the cats and they live a very good life in beautiful condos with lots of attention from staff and volunteers until they are placed in homes.