Reisterstown Dog Blood Drive

A Single Donation Can Save 4 Lives!
Your dog could help save lives by donating blood!

Accidents and Illness happen to our pets, and just like people they sometimes need the help of a blood transfusion. Register your dog for the monthly pet bloodbank at the Baltimore humane Society, and you’ll have a real hero for a pet.

The next doggie bloodbank is Saturday, June 10th, 10am – 4pm.

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Carroll County Pet Expo

2013 Pet Expo

Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

706 Agriculture Center Shipley Arena Westminster, MD 21157

Admission: $5/adults; 17 and under/Free Tickets are also available at the door.

For more information contact Helen Dagilis at 410-857-7869 or

We Will Be Closed For Memorial Day

We will have staff at the Paradise Pet Hotel to take care of the existing pets but it is not open for pick-ups or drop-offs

Reisterstown History

Founded by German immigrant John Reister in 1758, it is located to the northwest of Baltimore. Though it is older than the areas surrounding it, it now serves primarily as a residential suburb of Baltimore. The center is designated the Reisterstown Historic District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979

John Reister purchased a 20-acre tract of land, which he called “Reister’s Desire”, along the Conewago Road on March 2, 1758. He built a tavern on the site, providing food, drink and lodging for travelers (we’re not sure if dogs were permitted!). Other businesses serving travelers soon followed, creating the settlement known as Reister’s Town, and eventually Reisterstown. With the purchase of another 83 acres  adjoining the original property in 1763, Reister began developing both sides of Conewago Road, later renamed Reisterstown Road.[4]

May 19-25, is National Dog Bite Prevention Week!

May 19-25, is National Dog Bite Prevention Week!

Dog bite facts:
◾Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs.
◾Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention.
◾Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children.
◾Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured.
◾Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
◾Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims.

There are many things you can do to avoid dog bites, ranging from properly training and socializing your pet to educating your children on how – or if – they should approach a dog. Information and education are the best solutions for this public health crisis. To learn more, go to:

The Great Outdoors in Catonsville

Catonsville offers some of the most extensive hiking and bike trails in the area…not to mention opportunities for camping, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting.

•  Patapsco State Park – 14,000 acres and five developed recreational areas along 32 miles of the Patapsco River. For information about protecting and maintaining the trails in the Patapsco Valley, see the Friends of Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway, Inc. and the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park, Ltd..

•  The Catonsville Heritage Trails – roughly 5.6 miles of disused trolley and streetcar lines, now being reclaimed for hiking and biking throughout Catonsville

•  Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park – 2,000 acres of publicly owned land within the nearby Gwynns Falls stream valley, just inside the Baltimore City line.

If you’re traveling into town, you can leave your pet with us for the day while you explore Catonsville!

Maryland Dog Events

Maryland hosts some great dog friendly events this summer. For a calendar of upcoming events, go to:

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Know Your Travel Desitation’s Pet Rules

The following link has a list of specific country requirements for animal importation:

For more pet travel tips, go to:

Support the BARCS Yard sale!

BARCS yard sale

The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS), a non-profit organization created in July 2005 to take over the operations of the city shelter and to work directly with Baltimore City Animal Control. For more information, go to: