COVID 19 Operations Update:

We are open for Adoptions, Spay/Neuter & Wellness visits and Food Bank assistance by appointment only. Please check corresponding menu tabs for information. Call 410-833-8848 with questions.

Education & Outreach Programs

Education and Outreach

We invite the community to participate in any of our educational programs listed below. You can also schedule a shelter tour to learn about our history, operation, and adoptable pets.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to accommodate all requests, we prefer that tours be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance.  For the remainder of year, the classes listed below are only available during weekdays.

Businesses and youth groups are also invited to plan a service project for our no-kill shelter. To schedule tools, enroll in classes, or for questions, please contact us at or by calling 410-833-8848 x 224 to get started.

Educational Programs

The Baltimore Humane Society offers the following educational programs geared toward Elementary and Middle School Students.

Woman holding puppy while group of young children pet it

Being Doggone Safe (Basic course)

Grades Pre-K – 6th grade
Learn safe behaviors around dogs, bite prevention, what to do if a strange dog approaches and how to properly greet a dog.

Girl sitting on floor hugging dog

Pets Have Feelings Too!

Grades Pre-K – 2nd grade
Learn all about how our pets have similar feelings to people and their needs for safety and happiness.

Kittens, small animals, birds and snake sitting on top of Great Dane

Kindness to All Pets

Grades Pre-K – 5th grade
Learn about basic pet needs and the similarities and differences between humans and their pets.

close up of guinea pig being held by little girl

Caring For Your Pet: Basic Pet Needs

Grades Pre-K – 5th grade
Learn about basic pet needs and the similarities and differences between humans and their pets.

young child feeding rabbit

Rabbits as Pets

Grades Pre-K – 4th
Learn basic rabbit care and husbandry. We’ll also teach you the proper way to hold a rabbit and whether or not a rabbit might be good fit for your family.

young girl leaning on piggy bank giving thumbs up

Dollars and Sense: Pets & Your Piggybank

Adaptable to all grade levels
Learn all about the responsibility and financial commitment associated with having a pet.

dog holding piece of paper in its mouth

Required Outreach Forms

Please fill out the required forms and bring them with you on the day of your visit to BHS. If you have any questions, please contact Heather or call Wendy at 410-833-8848 x202.

Thank you from all of us here at the Baltimore Humane Society!