Use this directory to located animal-related information or services across the State of Maryland and in Baltimore County.
- Animal Rescue
- Dog Parks
- Humane Organizations
- Pet Lover's Companion
- Pet Friendly Housing
- Pet Preparedness
- Pets and Travel
- Training for Dogs
- Wildlife Resources
Days End Farm Horse Rescue - This regional horse rescue center is located in Lisbon, Maryland. The facility strives to ensure quality care and treatment of horses through rehabilitation, humane education and community outreach.
House Rabbit Society - House Rabbit Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that rescues abandoned rabbits, find them permanent homes, and assists humane societies with public education.
Baltimore County now has four dog parks, Perry Paw at Honeygo Run Regional Park, Wags Dog Park at St. Helena Park, Paw Point at Robert E. Lee Park and B.A.R.C. Park at Hannah More Park. Registration is required to use all parks and all dogs must be properly licensed. Remember, when your dog is not within the fenced area of the dog park, it must be leashed.
Perry Paw at Honeygo Run Regional Park
Perry Paw at Honeygo Run Regional Park includes a .34 acre area for small dogs and a 1.06 acre area for larger breeds. The dog park features a porous concrete walkway for Americans with Disabilities Act access, in addition to other amenities. For registration information, please visit the Perry Paw Dog Park Committee website.
Wags Dog Park at St. Helena Park
Wags Dog Park at St. Helena Park features small and large playing areas, dog water fountains and other amenities. For registration information, please contact the Dundalk-Eastfield Recreation Office.
Paw Point at Robert E. Lee Park
The recently renovated Robert E. Lee Park features a 1.5 acre dog park, Paw Point. A highlight of Paw Point is the lake access area for dogs who enjoy swimming. Registration is required to use the park. Registration information is available on the Paw Point's website.
B.A.R.C. Park at Hannah More Park
The Baltimore Animal Recreation Center (B.A.R.C.) Park at Hannah More Park features two areas for dogs to roam and socialize with other dogs without a leash. The larger area is 1.5 acres and the smaller area is .75 acres. Each areas also features a dog water fountain. Registration forms and material can be found on the Reisterstown Recreation Council website.
Maryland SPCA - Local humane organization offers pet behavior training and advice, pet wellness, spay services, adoption and a volunteer program.
Humane Society of Baltimore County - Humane advocacy and education organization offering pet adoptions, spay/neuter services and a volunteer program.
Snyder Foundation for Animals - Local nonprofit organization that offers classroom and community education programs.
Local resource directory for pet owners.
Visit mycheapapartments.com to find pet-friendly affordable apartment units and gated communities with cheap rent in Maryland.
Visit ready.gov to learn how to prepare your family and pet for an emergency.
The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations has valuable information for renters and homeowners on what to do with your pet before and after a disaster.
Petswelcome.com - Find resources and helpful tips for pet owners who travel with their pets.
National Association of Professional Pet Sitters - This national organization offers information, advice and pet sitter referrals.
Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks offers dog obedience classes at the following three locations:
Dog Owners' Training Club is the second oldest dog training club in the country. Classes meet at the Pikesville Armory.
Oriole Dog Training Club is a non-profit dog club that was established in 1945. They offer training in obedience, tracking, fly-ball, agility and conformation. Classes meet in Woodlawn.
Association of Pet Dog Trainers is a national network of professional trainers who offer advice, resources, and training referrals to dog owners.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources - State agency that provides information, referrals, and services for wildlife nuisances, conservation, rescue and rehabilitation.
Maryland Wildlife Rehabilitators Referral Directory - A licensed wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center serving Baltimore County and other counties across the state.
Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary - Get advice on creating and protecting wildlife habitats.
Revised June 4, 2014