Bruno is the love of our lives. BHS guided us through the foster and adoption process seamlessly. And months after we brought Bruno home, the folks at BHS still remembered him when we attended an event. We will always be grateful to BHS for our forever furball.
Right before the pandemic started, I lost my girl Arwen. She was 14 years old when she passed... she came from the Baltimore Humane Society. It was very difficult afterwards...
Soon after, I saw a picture of my Watson there with one of my friends. I had to meet him, so I drove over there and did.
He was supposed to be adopted by another family, but when that family decided against the adoption, they called me and I was able to bring him home.
He has been a wonderful companion ever since.
Love my boy Watson and my friends at the Baltimore Humane Society!
We adopted koko from bhs and she is absolutely perfect. They where so patient with us on finding the right friend for my dog toone. Since shes picky about whos allowed in her life. And when we found koko it was a match.
I’m so happy I was able to adopt my first cat here. The staff was so helpful and even followed up after I brought my baby home. I will definitely keep them in find if I get anymore or if someone wants a pet.
Over the past year I have adopted 2 cats from the BHS. Not only did they prepare me to adopt, they also pared me with two animals that were a perfect fit for me! I never thought I would be a cat owner before working with BHS!
Our family was interested in adopting a senior pet. An older dog that preferred to spend his days being lazy with us, watching movies and a good office dog. BHS counseled us and were so honest about which dogs would be a good fit. They were right about Jackson, even though we thought 12 was a little too old. They knew that with a lot and love and care, Jackson would fit right into our family. We had our doubts but they suggested we foster him to see if it would be a good fit. We knew that same night they had found us the perfect companion. They care about their pets. They remember them and are active on their Facebook page. They have amazing programs for first responders as well, which our family really appreciates. We will forever be grateful for allowing us to be Jackson's family for however much time he has left. Our handsome old man is a life changer and he is so deeply loved.
We went to the Baltimore Humane society on June 12 to adopt a dog. We look on line and found Moon. We go to meet her and the employees were amazing. They treated us with respect and answering all of the questions we had. They gave us her background information and training tips. Ryan the trainer called us within a week to check in to see how things were going. They care for all their animals and they treat them like they are their own animals. I will adopt all my future animals from there.
We have adopted 3 super dogs now from BHS since 2011. They are top notch!! They do a thorough evaluation physically and behaviorally. Our vet is always impressed with the records and we know a fair amount going in all things considered. They have very knowledgeable staff and a fantastic facility.
We adopted Bentley on Dec 31, 2020. He was a great addition to our family. He brought the puppy out of our older dog. With our older dog getting older. We decided Bentley needed a sibling. So we went back to BHS to look. We fell in love with Myles. Bentley and our older dog, Cooper also fell in love with Myles. Bentley and Myles have completed our dog family!!!! Thank you BHS!!!!!
We adopted Jessie 11 years ago from Baltimore Humane Society. She was just 3 months old and a pitty. Someone else had an application before ours but we were fortunate that they decided they didn't want a pit bull. Jessie has been a great loving dog from day 1 and a great big sister to our adopted lab/hound, Conor. Everyone was extremely helpful and professional when we adopted Jessie. After a few years later, I volunteered at Baltimore Humane Society and found that they are very compassionate and dedicated people.
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!
We all say we save our pets however this big sweetie truly saves us. Every single day. He is the most gentle, kind, adorable 9 year old big baby. Thankfully our fabulous Baltimore Humane Society had him. I hear he used to sit behind the counter greeting the visitors and it’s no wonder! Thank you BHS! You made our life so much better! Love, Wendy, Marc, Dixie, Buddy and CAGNEY!
I have been adopting from the Humane Society for over 30 years. The staff always go above and beyond when helping you chose the right pet for your family. They are always available for questions and offer help beyond the adoption process. I am forever grateful for every furbaby that has been a part of my family and the Humane Society. They are an integral part of our community
Baltimore Humane Society is the absolute best. When I wanted to adopt a dog, my sister and I went to visit when we pulled up we saw a dog going out - all I caught was a glimpse of the tail. I instantly knew that would be my dog.
Jaxson was the best decision I ever made and the staff at Bmore Humane were incredibly kind and helpful for this being my first dog. He was the sweetest 8 year old lab. He just passed peacefully in his sleep in March 2021 at 12.5 years old. He changed my life and I am so thankful Baltimore Humane let me adopt him. I loved every minute of playtime and laying on the floor with him.
Because of our fantastic experience with them, my mom went back to them and adopted Cooper, a black and white boxer lab mix. He lights up her day and is just the goofiest boy in the world. Our family loves to check their site for future dogs to add to our family. Amazing place and amazing pets.
I had a great experience with Baltimore Humane Society! They were overwhelmed with adoption requests, but still the application and meeting process was straightforward and surprisingly quick. They sat with me while I met some potential dogs, answered my questions, and then the adoption counselor was great with the final approval process. I really love the online alumni group where I can update everyone on Olive and see how other adoptees are doing. I'm so thankful for the four-legged bundle of love they let me take home.
My first experience with the Baltimore Humane Society was volunteering for Dog Fest, and to see all of the happy pups was such a great feeling, they really put in hard work to make the event great for humans and animals. I returned 3 years later to adopt my very own pup, and he’s become my best friend. He was timid at first and when I had questions they were easy to reach out to. Baltimore Humane really cares about all of the animals that come through here!
We were looking for a cat to bring home during the pandemic; my middle daughter had been struggling a lot and we thought it might help her to have a pet in the house. We followed the BHS website for months, looking for just the right friend. Even though it was a pandemic, they did a great job of making visiting the pets easy and safe. We spotted our Millie right away; her little crooked ear and big eyes tugged at our hearts. We fell in love as soon as we met her, even my husband who was not so excited about getting a cat is crazy about her! They provided great support and advice with bringing her home and getting her situated in a new place. Since then, my kids have enjoyed volunteering with BHS over the summer. They are thrilled to be able to help such a wonderful place to adopt a new family member. Everyone we have met is friendly, helpful, and passionate about caring for pets. We love supporting BHS and their work!
I’ve adopted 2 cats from and also volunteer at BHS and I love it there! The staff is helpful and really cares about their animals. They put in extra work to make sure pets are matched with the best possible families. Can’t recommend them enough!!
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!
I adopted Joy last August and she has been just that...my constant Joy! She is completely ensconced in our home and is a happy and faithful pet. When I saw her online, I knew she was the dog I'd been searching for! All of the staff and volunteers at Humane Society were kind and accommodating. Joy was rescued from the streets of Baltimore County and after two weeks, nobody had claimed her and she was transferred to the no-kill Humane Society. She had clearly been someone's pet, as she knew all the basic commands and quickly learned new ones. Particularly during this pandemic, she has been my friend and my support ❤.
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!
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.
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.
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.