BHS is a beautifully run shelter. It is bright and clean. All the animals seem to be experiencing minimal stress. The employees are efficient and knowledgeable as well as friendly and welcoming. We had a truly exceptional experience adopting our dog
We adopted a bonded pair of pugs in June 2020 and had an excellent experience with BHS! Their trainer was perfect at getting the new pair to meet the pugs we already had. Because of COVID they were behind on getting the pair some needed procedures so we did foster-to-adopt. BHS made sure absolutely everything was done/up-to-date when we officially signed the adoption paperwork, even giving us heart worm pills that would be due in a couple days. Everyone was so nice and helpful. I’ve already recommended them to friends looking to adopt!
As a volunteer at BHS, I had such a fun time! My mom and I would often go together in the mornings and clean the kennels to the sound of the music in the background, do the dishes and the laundry, create dog enrichment treats, and last but not least, socialize with some super cute guinea pigs! The staff are overall really friendly and are available to ask questions whenever you need help!
I have adopted 2 cats on two different occasions from the Baltimore Humane Society. I like their website and the ability to look at pictures of the animals available for adoption. Both adoption experiences were great, and I appreciated the application process including reference checks to make sure that my home would be a place of loving care for animals. The staff is kind and professional and willing to answer questions. I would adopt pets from them in the future if I have the opportunity!
The BHS is a wonderful organization with a an incredible staff that truly cares about all members in our community, not just the cute fuzzy ones! I was invited to and attended a pet memorial service after losing my pet several years ago. Although I had no idea how they had obtained my email address or knew about my loss, their invitation couldn’t have come at a better time. I had no idea that other people actually honored the memory of their pet companions. The memorial was lovely and truly helped me with my grieving. After the ceremony I offered a donation and began volunteering at the shelter. Working with people who love what they do is contagious! I feel appreciated for my efforts and being with the pets brings me joy and peace. The experience of volunteering here is invaluable to me! Whenever I work at the shelter I photograph the cats while I’m working and then spread the “kitten cuteness” to others! Again, the joy is contagious!
As a kitten foster for the Baltimore Humane Society, I have watched Dr. Mary Zink and the many staff members and volunteers of this organization handle each and every animal with the utmost care. Regardless of the busyness of the day or the sudden emergency that arises, the folks at BHS treat both people and animals kindly and professionally. The facility is welcoming, and the exam rooms are spotless. Dr. Zink is a treasure- a calm and knowledgeable voice in person and on the phone when a kitten I’m fostering shows symptoms that need attention. It is a joy to do fostering and volunteer work for them.
I foster kittens for Baltimore Humane Society. Dr. Mary Zinc is wonderful, an intelligent, caring, and calming presence for animals who often enter the shelter frightened and in need of medical attention. The staff is equally kind and efficient, and each person I have dealt with there, from administrators and staff to other volunteers, has been helpful and friendly. They are good at what they do and keep a sense of humor while completing tasks that can sometimes be unpleasant and heartbreaking. A wonderful group of people!
We recently got our dog from BHS. After visiting many shelters searching for the perfect match BHS was by far the greatest. The people genuinely care for all of the animals there and work extremely hard to maintain their beautiful grounds. I've never seen shelter animals looks so happy. Everyone was amazing during the process and had tons of advice for us first time adopters. I feel confident in the future of my baby knowing I have a whole team behind him willing to help in any way they can. I look forward to adopting from them in the future.
I adopted my new pup about two months ago, and it’s been the best thing! Everyone was super helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. They make you feel like family!!! I’m so lucky to have my new family member!!
We adopted both of our cat boys from here this past spring. While faced with enormous challenges due to COVD-19, BHS was able to help us meet our kitties and bring them home safely, they handled adoption in a pandemic as easily as if things weren’t changed. They were kind and professional, and you could see they all really loved the animals. Thanks BHS!
BHS is awesome! I adopted my bunny from there in June 2016. He is a healthy and “hoppy” 5 year old. We were given a lot of helpful information and they obviously take great care of their animals. They think of them as family members until they find their forever homes. We love our Wesley (previously “Pretty Boy”)! Would recommend a million times over!
I adopted Darth!! In January and he has been a great comfort and joy. I adopted him after my mother died New Year's day. The people at the humane society were very kind and the process was smooth and easy! I would like to say that he has come out of his shell and is showing his personality lol!!!
My husband & I just brought home Cody from the Baltimore Humane Society. His name at the shelter was Ronald; but with him being so young, we chose to change it. The staff were absolutely fantastic and it was a wonderful, pleasant experience!! They worked very well with us especially in light of the coronavirus scare. The building(s) were very clean and well kept up. The dogs & cats were kept in separate kennels/stations. We could tell that the animals were very well cared for and loved! The staff were fabulous ... very knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly!!! There is an extensive application form and an interview. Plus if there will be another animal at the home at any time (we pet sit a dog every other week for an overnite), they insist on a dog-to-dog meeting. The Baltimore Humane Society do everything possible to make sure the animal goes to a good home!!! The process went through very quickly even with all the checks & balances so we were able to pick up our new boy within 3 days of when we first met him. HE IS A DELIGHT!!!! The Humane Society also has a resident trainer at the site who is extremely helpful with regards to the specific animal you will be taking home and giving lots of suggestions and ideas. OVERALL, WORKING WITH THE BALTIMORE HUMANE SOCIETY AND ADOPTING CODY FROM THERE WAS AN ALL-AROUND WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!! Janice Carman
I am what they call a foster failure. I fostered a puppy with a broken leg with the intent of having him adoptable once his leg was healed. Throughout the foster process, the staff and veterinarian, Dr. Mary Zink were great, answering my questions and addressing my concerns. I did adopt the sweet puppy. The adoption process was easy with the support from all the BHS staff.
Always feel welcome and appreciated as a volunteer. BHS staff makes it very clear the well-being and good placement of homeless pets into foster and permanent families is the organization's #1 priority. Thank you!
I'm a foster failure. I took in a mom and her nine puppies. They were a joy to care for. I just fell in love with two. Their adoption was easy the support from BHS throughout the entire transition to home with behavioral suggestions was great. BHS was wonderful. They are a year old now.
We adopted our beautiful Tortoise shell cat, Murphy, on 12/31/16. About a week before that we had decided it was time to bring a cat into our home after our previous cat had passed 9 months before. I used the BHS website to view all of their adoptable cats and we were immediately drawn to Murphy. Upon visiting the location, we were greeted and asked about the type of animal we were interested in seeing. We were directed to the cat area which clean and staffed with multiple volunteers who were willing to answer any questions and offer information. We were able to spend some time with Murphy and new she was the one for us! I had previously completed the adoption forms and was able to leave them there for BHS to review. We were contacted a short time later that they would be thrilled to let Murphy come home with us. I was given thorough instructions as to what we would need to bring for our homecoming day as well as other expectations. Homecoming day was exciting! While the rest of my family was getting her loaded into the carrier I was given all previous documentation for Murphy, vet exam info, immunizations, and to my delight microchip details about when she had been microchipped, where it is located and paperwork on how to register it. Our experience at BHS was so wonderful and easy. I have been to other places to adopt and never had the feeling like I did at BHS that they truly want these wonderful animals to go into a loving home.
Baltimore humane society is great. I’ve worked close with them for years as they bring shelter animals who need dentals, xrays and special medical care to the Veterinary hospital I work at.
I’ve also adopted from them and I foster for them as well. All of the employees and volunteers are compassionate and caring.
BHS has become my home in the 5 years I’ve been employed here. I’m lucky to be surrounded by amazing staff and huge hearted volunteers. I wouldn’t trade what I do for the world. I have built a bond with so many dogs that remains life long and have learned so much from the people I work with every day. BHS is truly the best of the best!❤️
I absolutely love volunteering with the Baltimore Humane Society. I have been a dog foster and event volunteer for the past 2 years. They are always welcoming, appreciative, and helpful. I can even contact the staff on their personal cell phones in the middle of the night if I need advice regarding one of my fosters! I am happy to give my personal time to support this great place and these wonderful people.
I temporarily fostered a dog for six weeks. BHS was very diligent about my bringing the dog in to be checked and to get further shots after 2 weeks and another checkup again in 4 weeks. I have had a lot of exposure to their facility and their devotion to all of the animals. I have recommended them to others quite frequently.
An amazing shelter. I have fostered with them, volunteered, and have had friends adopt from them, and only have positive things to say about them :)
The Baltimore Humane Society is a wonderful organization that has allowed my son and I to volunteer and bond over our love of animals. We cannot have pets at our house, so time spent with cats is quite enjoyable to us.
Everyone at the Humane Society has been so warm and welcoming. I’ve noticed how everyone is so eager to assist us even though we are just volunteers. They have very good procedures in place to ensure an adoption is successful for both the animals and the adoptive family.
We look forward to volunteering each week with the Baltimore Humane Society.
This shelter is on a lovely wildlife sanctuary property, they have great events and community involvement, and the volunteers and staff really care about the animals. That's what matters!
I love BHS. The work and care they put into their animals is impressive and inspiring. All the shelter pets here are well cared for and loved thanks to the amazing staff and incredibly dedicated volunteers!
I LOVE BHS! I have been volunteering for a few months now and love the time and energy they have us put into each animal. BHS really gets involved in the community and changes the lives of not only our animal friends, but their humans too!
Every time I tell someone where I volunteer the response is always " That is such a wonderful rescue!". It is true! I have volunteered at Baltimore Humane Society for 4+ years and know that every animal that comes through our doors will be loved, treated with kindness and with respect!
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!
Had our eye on a great dog, went to one of the meet and greets and fell in love with her straight away. BHS did everything in their power to make sure our adoption process was as easy as possible. We couldn't imagine our life without her. Thank you!
Recently adopted a dog from here. The staff were very knowledgeable about the dogs in their care, and also very supportive. I appreciated that they weren't trying to push dogs out of their care. They are really dedicated to dogs going home with owners that are committed and ready to bring a pet home. They also handled the dog introduction with our current dog so well; I was nervous cause our dog can be a bit of a bully, so it was good to see how prepared they were, and the steps they took to make the intro as smooth as possible.
When I first began volunteering at the Baltimore Humane Society, I was amazed at the care and professionalism of the staff. They seem to know each animal's likes and dislikes, their personalities, their needs and how best to show them love. I have been returning several times weekly, to assist in socializing the animals and to get my "animal fix".
This group is SO worthy. Each animal is cared for and loved.
We went to one other place before the Baltimore Humane Society and had not heard back from them. The staff here is excellent. They stayed in touch with us giving us updates and helped us find the perfect dog. We could not ask for more. You can tell the animals are very well cared for. Our girl has an amazing personality. They have had over 1000 adoptions this year and that's amazing. I love being able to give a loving dog what she deserves, a loving home. The staff here is very thorough and provides extra training and help if needed. We got multiple packets of information on every possible problem we may run into and a complete history on our pooch. They really go above and beyond for our furry little friends. I can't thank them enough.
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!
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!
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.
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 .
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!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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..
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
We got our Koko and our lil Blue from the BHS.Wonderful dogs and very kind and sweet staff!Thank you guys!
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!!!!
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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!
I love the BHS. They're welcoming, give lots of opportunities to volunteer, and most importantly they take excellent care of their animals.
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.