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The Baltimore Humane Society is a no-kill shelter founded in 1927 with two guiding principles:
They're a private, independent non-profit organization in the State of Maryland, they aren't affiliate with any national humane societies, and they receive no federal, state, or county funding. All of their efforts are fully funded by donations from people like you.
You must be 18 years of age or older to adopt a pet from the Baltimore Humane Society. The adoption process requires an application, so you can't walk in and leave with your new pet on the same day.
Adoption applications are located here.
The application process takes 24-48 hours to complete, and you're required to come in and meet your prospective pet before taking them home. If you have other pets in your home, you must provide proof that they're up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations. If you have other dogs in your home, you must arrange a scheduled meet so you can see how your hopeful new pet interacts with your existing pets.
Adoption fees are as follows:
Every adoption includes spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, and one month of complimentary pet insurance
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.