Contribute to Baltimore Humane Society

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. They receive no operational funding from local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations.

To learn more about the amazing things that the Baltimore Humane Society does in our community, go to:

Equestrian Events in Reisterstown, MD

There are many horse events throughout the spring and summer in our area. If you’re traveling in for these events, you can board your dog or cat with us during the day.

To learn about this season’s events, go to:–near–reisterstown-md

Visit Baltimore With Your Pet!

Established in 1982, Visit Baltimore is the official destination development and marketing organization for the Greater Baltimore region.

Visit Baltimore serves as the liaison between customers and stakeholders. Customers include meeting planners, tour operators, individual tourists and media. Stakeholders include government, citizens and member organizations. Member organizations represented include lodging, dining, arts, attractions, shopping, transportation, associations and government agencies.

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Pet Travel Tip: Traveling with a Snake

Choose the Right Container

When traveling by car, make sure you use an escape-proof non-breakable, well-ventilated pet carrier or wooden box that is about the size of your snake’s regular aquarium.

Provide a Hide Box

Travel is very stressful for pets and snakes are no exception. Providing them with a “hide box” can help them cope with the stress.

Lining the Container

Line the container with newspaper, which is cheap and easy to clean and replace during the trip.

The Right Container for Large Constrictors

Large constrictors (80 to 90 pounds) must have enough air, but should be contained during your trip. Put them in a large wooden container in your back seat – something that’s ventilated and easily cleaned with a sponge.

Most Planes Don’t Allow Snakes

When traveling by plane, you must plan ahead. Most airlines don’t allow snakes, so check first. Those that do accept snakes will have specific requirements for your snake’s carrie.

Health Certificate Required When Crossing State Line

If your move involves crossing state lines, your pet must have a health certificate issued within 10 days of your trip. Authorities could ask to see the certificate if you’re stopped.

Boat, Bus or Train Travel

Greyhound Bus and Amtrak only allow service animals. Call individual boating lines to find out their requirements.

Never Move a Sick Snake

It is never a good idea to travel with a sick pet. Instead, ask a friend to keep him or her until your pet feels better, or ask your veterinarian where you can safely board your pet.

If Your Snake Gets Sick During Travel

Before you begin your trip, you should always identify animal hospitals on your route in case of an emergency. Click here to find AAHA hospital. Check the availability of your veterinarian for consultation. Bring a copy of your pet’s medical records or find out if you can access online records.

Mailing Your Snake

Never mail a snake.

Settling into New Home

When you arrive at your new home, move your pet to his/her permanent aquarium. Keep your snake in the aquarium for a day or two – without removing him/her – so he/she can imprint on the smell of your new home. Before allowing your snake to explore, make sure your new home is safe – without vents or holes where your pet can escape.

Visit the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore

A National Historic Site, this museum is the birthplace of Babe Ruth. See rare artifacts, photos, videos and more; located two blocks from Camden Yards.

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If you’re bringing your pet to Baltimore for the museum or an Orioles game, you can board it with us while you’re around town!


FREE Baltimore Humane Society Car Magnets

Get your FREE Baltimore Humane Society Car Magnet and help to promote animal welfare!

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Support the Baltimore Humane Society’s campaign, “B-more Humane™,” on the road!

If you would like to get a magnet, they can be claimed Monday-Friday, 9AM-4PM up at the Windswept Administrative Office located at 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136.

Magnets CANNOT be shipped or mailed. Pick-up required.

Quantities are limited so for more information on BHS Car Magnets contact Wendy Goldband, Director of Marketing & Public Relations.
Tel: 410-833-8848 ext. 202

Flower Mart

May 3, 2013 – May 4, 2013 | 11:00am – 8:00pm

Mt. Vernon Plaza & Washington Monument
699 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Spring 2013 in Baltimore means the 14th iteration of FlowerMart. On Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, 2013, both days from 11AM – 8PM, flowers, fun and food will abound again in Mt. Vernon plaza around the Washington Monument.

Over 100 vendors will sell their wares or display information about their causes to the public. A tremendous array of flowers, plants, accessories, arts and crafts, non-profit literature and wellness services will be available.

On Saturday, the West Park will host a special Children’s Camp from noon to 5PM. Kids will be able to make origami animals, Mother’s Day cards and more, plus the Urban Pirates will hold storytime.

If you’re coming to Baltimore from out of town, you can always board your pet with us while you attend the Flowermart.

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A Message From The Baltimore Humane Society

Dear Friend,
Meet Jocelyn. Jocelyn is a puppy living with a Baltimore Humane Society foster family. She was born with a very serious congenital heart defect and needed a specialized surgical procedure from a veterinary cardiologist to save her life.

Needless to say, surgeries like this are very expensive. Fortunately, through the BHS Yukon Fund, Jocelyn’s medical expenses were fully covered, and because of the surgery she will live a full and healthy life!

Help us replenish our Yukon Fund so BHS can save the lives of other animals like Jocelyn!

Established in 2010, the Yukon Fund covers the costs of extraordinary medical expenses for animals in our care that are in need of advanced medical treatment and surgical procedures. With your support, every animal at the Baltimore Humane Society will have a chance for a healthy life in a loving forever home.

Please make your donation to the Yukon Fund today and help save puppies like Jocelyn!

Jen Swanson
Executive Director

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Leave Your Pet With Us While You Golf!

There are many great golf courses in Suburban Baltimore including some amazing ones near us. If you’re traveling to our area to golf, your pet can spend time with us!

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