Tag: animals

Aquadopt from the Aquarium for the Holidays



catch of the day fish (2)Many of us struggle to find gifts that won’t easily be forgotten, and that also won’t clutter up an already full house. But gift certificates can seem impersonal, and it’s hard to “give” an experience as a gift. But the National Aquarium has a gift opportunity that works for adults and kids alike and that will warm the recipient’s heart while helping ensure that one of the Aquarium’s beloved animals stays well-tended to. It’s their Aquadopt program, and it allows you to “adopt” one of your favorite animals. Luckily, the folks at the aquarium will still do the work– no need to come in on Sundays to clean the tank or throw anybody some mackerel. 

Baltimore County Animal Services Helps Vets Find Pets



Pets for Vets

catch of the day fish (2)Veterans have given so much of themselves that we kind of think just one day of honoring their service doesn’t quite cut it. Well, Baltimore County Animal Services seems to agree. That’s why all week long, they’re offering a special promotion to help make it easier for veterans to adopt a loving pet and bring a furry companion home. Through Sunday the 16th, the shelter will waive animal adoption and spay/neuter fees for veterans who are Baltimore County residents. In addition, during the remainder of the year, veterans living in Baltimore County will receive a 50 percent discount on animal adoptions and spay/neuter services. Now that’s a way of saying “thank you.”

Shop-a-Paw-Looza to Benefit the MD SPCA


SPCA auction

catch of the day fish (2)Though usually on the weekend we recommend getting up and out, sometimes you just want to spend as much time in your pajamas as possible. After all, it doesn’t feel like much of a day off when you’re immediately rushing around, trying to urgently cram in as much fun and as many life-affirming activities as possible. So here’s a Catch you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home– your own bed, even. It’s the Maryland SPCA’s 10th Annual Shop-a-Paw-Looza. It’s an amazing online auction; and it benefits our favorite animal-loving organization while satisfying our desire to shop without getting dressed, as well.

Baltimore Humane Society’s Pets of the Week



bru with ladies
Bru, one of the pets of the week from the Baltimore Humane Society.

Hello there! I’m Bru, a big handsome boy looking for that special someone. I enjoy brisk strolls in the sun, rolling in the grass, and playing a game of tug or fetch. I also like belly rubs, booty scratches, and snuggling on the sofa. I’m a pretty smart guy…did I mention I can sit, lay down, and give BOTH paws? I’d love to learn some new things too!! Now I’ll be honest, sometimes I get excited and forget my manners, but I’m a really good listener… especially when treats are involved. I’m looking for someone to be patient (it is a virtue, after all) and understanding; someone who is interested in a committed relationship. I’m looking for my forever home. Could it be with you? I’m a staff favorite…stop by for a visit and see why!!

Maryland Horse Becomes Internet Sensation

Photo via Carol Otte's Facebook page
Photo via Jodie Otte’s Facebook page

When I say “famous horse,” you probably think California Chrome. But there’s more than one superstar equine out there: A Harford mare named Stormy has become internet famous over the past two weeks. When she delivered a foal this week, thousands of people were watching.

Baltimore Humane Society’s Pets of the Week



Hey everyone my name is Josie and I have been told that I am the best cuddle bug who loves to have her belly rubbed! I really enjoy the company of people, and enjoy playing

fetch and chasing after tennis balls. I know several commands such as sit, down and roll over! Food is a big motivator for me — I’m sure I would learn even more commands and tricks if food was involved!! If you are interested in meeting me come on out to BHS! 

Baltimore Humane Society’s Pets of the Week


Sammy2 dog terrier

Hey, I’m Sammy, a four year old English Springer Spaniel/Beagle mix who will make a great and loyal companion for someone who wants to adopt me!! In one of my previous foster homes I lived with cats and a dog. I seem to ignore the cats and did well with the dog (we tolerate each other happily:) I enjoy being outside and going for walks and really enjoy getting my back scratched. If you are interested in meeting me, please visit BHS soon. I am super sweet and hope to meet you very soon!

In Southeast Baltimore 35 Cats Were Rescued from the Rescue



Charm City Animal Rescue raided by Animal Control

WJZ reports that Baltimore City Animal Control had to rescue 35 cats from Charm City Animal Rescue on Hudson Street in Canton due to unsanitary conditions. After “numerous complaints,” Animal Control got a warrant to search the facility and found “a strong smell of animal waste, unclean litter boxes and more than a dozen sick cats.”

Charm City Animal Rescue’s Web site (as well as its Facebook page) still advises people looking to adopt animals that the organization “currently [does] not have a facility,” but according to a poorly formatted Web page at Baltimore Guide, CCAR did in fact begin leasing a facility on the 2800 block of Hudson Street in February of this year to serve as an “outgoing only” cat adoption facility. Seeing as it’s not yet May, it seems that things went South rather quickly.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Baltimore Humane Society This Coming Saturday, April 19


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This isn’t your typical Easter Egg Hunt event — it’s for both kids and pets, and includes some very unusual amusements!