Ravens season tickets are grand prize in animal-shelter raffle

Ravens season tickets are grand prize in animal-shelter raffle

Hundreds of homeless pets will be the real winners in the Baltimore Humane Society’s Raffle of Champions, which ends this Wednesday. For $10, anyone can purchase a raffle ticket and the chance to win Baltimore Ravens season tickets. All...

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Already hit with one tragedy, mother and son hope for return of missing dog

Already hit with one tragedy, mother and son hope for return of missing dog

Rebecca Butchock’s bed is feeling very empty this week, and her 2-year-old son, Liam, worries that everyone he loves who gets out of his sight may never come back.

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Fido can bark till dark at Hunt Valley Towne Centre

Fido can bark till dark at Hunt Valley Towne Centre

Every Thursday evening this summer, join the Baltimore Humane Society at Hunt Valley Towne Centre for Bark Till Dark, which offers a different expert-led program every week through August.

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City dog park coordinator scouts for new parks, manages existing ones

City dog park coordinator scouts for new parks, manages existing ones

Dogs of all sizes gather daily around Eric Barlipp, sniffing and watching him as he screws on a drain lid or makes sure a water fountain is running properly.

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Maryland Zoo in Baltimore to debut first bald eagle in a decade

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore to debut first bald eagle in a decade

Will it be Scout? Sioux? Vega?

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Woman establishes fund to care for visiting pets

Woman establishes fund to care for visiting pets

About 100 people gathered for a ceremony at the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore last week, but it wasn't to honor a person. Instead, they paid tribute to a dog in a way that will help pets in the future.

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PBS filming episode of "Shelter Me" at BARCS

PBS filming episode of "Shelter Me" at BARCS

Pet lovers around the country tune in to the PBS series, “Shelter Me,” which celebrates shelter pets with uplifting stories about them. Soon, the series will feature homeless dogs and cats in Baltimore.

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BARCS treats severely abused dog, waives adoption fees for all animals

BARCS treats severely abused dog, waives adoption fees for all animals

The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is currently treating a 3-year-old mixed breed dog who appears to be the victim of severe abuse.

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Update on Deacon, the dumped puppy

Update on Deacon, the dumped puppy

More information has been released about the severely injured puppy found in a Baltimore alley Wednesday: It now appears she had been set on fire.

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BARCS, city officials seek info about dumped puppy

BARCS, city officials seek info about dumped puppy

* UPDATE on Deacon, the dumped puppy

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Rescue dog to perform in BSO production

Rescue dog to perform in BSO production

Griffin was never supposed to be a star. Given up to a kill shelter in Ohio during what his current owner, Gregg Boersma, believes was a foreclosure dispute, the Siberian husky mix seemed destined for euthanasia. Then Boersma saw his photo online and thought the little dog might help heal his broken heart. 

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Rescues seek donations for parvo-infected puppies

Rescues seek donations for parvo-infected puppies

Rescued from a small-scale Baltimore puppy mill last week, 8-week-old pups Flapjack, Penguin, Murphy, and Sadie are all fighting a potentially deadly virus, leaving two local rescue organizations hoping for donations to pay for their care.

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Memorial walk honors little girl who loved animals

Memorial walk honors little girl who loved animals

Animal lovers and their pets are invited to the first Sarah Jayne Orton Memorial Walk, to be held Saturday, May 17, starting at 11 a.m. at Sandymount Park in Finksburg. The walk will help raise money for animal care at the Baltimore Humane Society.

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Columbia dog park set to open May 24

Columbia dog park set to open May 24

Columbia’s first dog park will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, May 24, but those who plan to use it can register for year-long use now.

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Munster the bulldog is getting better

Munster the bulldog is getting better

The good news is that Munster, Baltimore's famous diapered bulldog, is feeling better than he was a week ago. The not-so-good news is that he still has a little way to go before he can return home.

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 Hundreds come out for the annual March for the Animals

Hundreds come out for the annual March for the Animals

Hundreds of pets and their humans were out at Druid Hill Park Sunday morning for the Maryland SCPA's annual March for the Animals fundraiser.

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The truth about cats and dogs

The truth about cats and dogs

A few months after adopting a kitten, David Grimm and his fiancee huddled late one evening in the waiting room of a Towson emergency vet.

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Reading lessons at the animal shelter

Reading lessons at the animal shelter

What’s one of the best ways to get young children to practice their reading skills? Have them read to a pet -- the animal loves the attention and offers the perfect, non-judgmental audience for young readers. Which is exactly why the Baltimore’ Humane Society’s new Read to the Animals program makes a lot of sense.

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Munster, Baltimore's famous disabled bulldog, pulls fans together during illness

Munster, Baltimore's famous disabled bulldog, pulls fans together during illness

On Monday afternoon, Glenda Mosner was told Munster, her 2-year-old English bulldog, was probably going to die.

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Annapolis 5K Run and Dog Walk supports disabled veterans

Annapolis 5K Run and Dog Walk supports disabled veterans

Lace up your shoes and grab a leash: America's VetDogs will host its fourth annual Annapolis 5K Run and Dog Walk on Sunday to help provide guide, service, occupational therapy, and combat stress-control dogs to soldiers and veterans.

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Pet+ER of Towson gives matching gift to March for the Animals

Pet+ER of Towson gives matching gift to March for the Animals

The Maryland SPCA’s 19th annual March for the Animals, scheduled for April 27, received a kickstart in the form of a challenge gift of $5,000 from Pet+ER of Towson.

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Dog allegedly given poisoned sausage in Hampden

Dog allegedly given poisoned sausage in Hampden

A Hampden woman says someone apparently attempted to poison her dog by giving it sausage stuffed with Tylenol on Saturday evening.

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Most popular dog and cat breeds

Most popular dog and cat breeds

People are passionate about pet breeds. While an increasing number of animal lovers list "rescue" as their favorite breed (and go, you!), many stick with the breed they grew up with or carefully researched before adding a furry friend to the family.

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Found a litter of kittens: Now what?

Found a litter of kittens: Now what?

It’s kitten season, which is the time of year animal shelters are flooded with young cats. It can be overwhelming for shelters, which can lack the space, funding, and the people to care for young kittens, some of which need to be bottle-fed every few hours, and many of which must be weaned, spayed/neutered, and then adopted.

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Dog groups get funding with Unleashed by Petco grand opening in Pikesville

Dog groups get funding with Unleashed by Petco grand opening in Pikesville

Two local dog groups will celebrate big donations this weekend when the new Unleashed by Petco hosts its grand opening in Pikesville. Pits and Rotts for Life Rescue and the Baltimore group Pets on Wheels will each receive $1,500 as part of the grand opening, to help them continue their work in the community.

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Bandana-wearing dogs set world record in Harford County

Bandana-wearing dogs set world record in Harford County

Guinness World Records certifies results

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Animal-rescuing cop becomes Baltimore's top eligible bachelor

Animal-rescuing cop becomes Baltimore's top eligible bachelor

Jon Boyer is probably going to take a lot of heat for this -- we’re sorry, Jon. But it’s really our duty to report your utter fabulousness and rock-star status as an animal rescuer. Not that the ladies of Baltimore need any reminding, apparently.

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Kitten shower March 9, gifts welcome

Kitten shower March 9, gifts welcome

Kitten season is coming! The experts at the Baltimore Humane Society say they see an explosion of newborn kittens at their shelter every spring, many of whom need round-the-clock bottle feeding and a whole lot of attentive care.

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Mill at the Mall benefits Harford Humane Society

Mill at the Mall benefits Harford Humane Society

Pet lovers in Bel Air have a new shopping option thanks to the opening of Mill at the Mall, a pet-supply boutique sharing space with the Humane Society of Harford County’s "Rescue Me!" adoption center inside Harford Mall.

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Maryland DogFest is coming up

Maryland DogFest is coming up

Ready to break out of your cabin fever? Humans and dogs are all a little antsy after this cold and snowy winter, but a great cure is coming: Mark your calendar for Maryland DogFest, March 8 and 9 at the Charles County Fairgrounds in LaPlata.

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MD SPCA offers true love for Valentine's Day

MD SPCA offers true love for Valentine's Day

Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? The Maryland SPCA can help! Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, the MD SPCA’s Baltimore shelter will find you true love for your own price.

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Rescue dogs: Separating myth from fact

Rescue dogs: Separating myth from fact

A friend and I were talking about adopting dogs recently and she had a lot of questions about rescues -- she's nervous about bringing a second-hand dog into her family with two small children. It's something I hear a lot, and it's the No. 1 reason people tell me they buy dogs from breeders. The unknown is scary.

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Baltimore Humane Society to begin pet-food collection drive

Baltimore Humane Society to begin pet-food collection drive

To help meet growing needs, the Baltimore Humane Society has designated its Reisterstown shelter as a permanent drop-off location for donations to the Thankful Paws Mobile Pet Food Bank, launching the new initiative with a two-week donation drive starting Monday, Jan. 13.

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ABOUT THE BLOGGER


Kim Fernandez is a lifelong dog lover who's currently owned by Molly, who started out as a Lab Rescue orphan and is now among the most spoiled canines on the eastern seaboard. When Kim's not throwing tennis balls at the dog park or pressuring her friends to rescue pets, she writes for a variety of magazines and websites.

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Helping your pet deal with thunder and lightning

Pet expert Steve Dale shares some tips on how to help your pet deal with thunder...

Pet expert Steve Dale shares some tips on how to help your pet deal with thunder and lightning storms.