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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Baltimore

By Adopt-a-Pet.com

Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Baltimore

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Baltimore area? Baltimore is full of pet friendly activities! Spend some time on the water with Cruises on the Bay by Watermark Baltimore. All their cruises are pet-friendly which means your well-behaved, leashed pet cruises free! Dogs are also welcome aboard Seadog Cruises Baltimore for the 50-minute, narrated Sightseeing and Speedboat Tours.

If spooks are your thing, bring Fido along on the Original Fells Point GhostWalk or the Mount Vernon GhostWalk with Baltimore Ghost Tours. Love nature? Your pet can join you on-leash at the popular Cromwell Valley Park as you enjoy the open fields, forests, cultivated gardens, orchards, and trails in the park. Enjoy the gardens, trees, wildflowers, trails, and bog at the Cylburn Arboretum with your leashed pup. Whether your new dog is a novice or veteran swimmer, nearly every dog loves playing in the water at Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach in Pasadena.

Introduce Fido to new friends at one of Baltimore’s many dog parks. One of Baltimore’s most popular dog parks, Locust Point Dog Park is surfaced with Astroturf and features rock outcroppings, shade trees, a water slide for thrill-seeking pups, and reserved hours for small and senior dogs. Another popular dog park is Canton Dog Park. This fully-fenced dog park features separate areas for large dogs and small or senior dogs, shaded areas, nearby parking, and a water fountain outside the park for thirsty pets. For more ideas on things to do with your dog in the Baltimore area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Baltimore on BringFido.com.

Baltimore Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Baltimore.

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Baltimore, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Baltimore, and right here on Adopt-a-Pet.com.
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Baltimore paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Baltimore. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Baltimore Dog & Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Baltimore focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Baltimore focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an Adopt-a-Pet.com account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your Adopt-a-Pet.com rescue or shelter account. Thank you!

  • Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Inc. District of Columbia, Virginia - P.O. Box 5587, Washington DC 20016
  • Alliance for Stray Animals and People - P.O. Box 65438, Washington DC 20035
  • Shih Tzu Rescue - 1210 Peachwood Lane, Bowie MD 20716
  • Maryland Bichon Frise Rescue - Rockville MD 20853
  • Westie Rescue, Inc. - P.O. Box 187, Spencerville IN 20868
  • Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection, formerly Potomac Valley AMR - Virginia, Maryland MD 20877
  • American Lhasa Apso Club Rescue - Northwest Region - P.O. Box 83298, Gaithersburg MD 20883
  • Best DAWG Rescue Inc. - PPO Box 34213, Bethesda MD 20896
  • MetroPets Online Inc. - 43 Randolph Road #109, Silver Spring MD 20904
  • Animal Protection Alliance - Takoma Park MD 20912
  • Baltimore County Animal Control - 13800 Manor Road, Baldwin MD 21013
  • MidAtlantic Samoyed Rescue - PO Box 0526, MayoMD 21037
  • Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue - Columbia MD 21044
  • Animal Welfare Society of Howard County, MD - 8556 Davis Road, Columbia MD 21045
  • Howard County Animal Control - 8576 Davis Road, Columbia MD 21045
  • Barn - harford ct MD 21047
  • Partners in Boxer Rescue,Inc - P.O. Box 8613, Elkridge MD 21075
  • Bulldog Rescue Farm - P.O. Box 0175, Jarrettsville MD 21084
  • Animal Rescue Incorporated - P.O. Box 35, Maryland Line MD 21105
  • Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue-Maryland/Virginia - Odenton MD 21113
  • All Miniature Pinscher Service - Crofton MD 21114
  • Association for Animal Rights Inc. - 67 Main St, Reisterstown MD 21136
  • Humane Society of Baltimore County - 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown MD 21136
  • Blue Ridge Gordon Setter Club Rescue - Severna Park MD 21146
  • Humane Society of Carroll County - 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster MD 21158
  • Mid-Atlantic Old English Sheepdog Rescue - Baltimore MD 21158
  • Roberts Rescue - Baltimore MD 21202
  • USPeacePaws - All Across US MD 21202
  • ECAA - 1050 marleigh circle, Towson MD 21204
  • Heavens Gate Animal Rescue Ltd. - P.O. Box 2781, Baltimore MD 21225
  • Delmarva Dachshund Rescue - Centreville MD 21617
  • Humane Society of Kent County Maryland - 10720 Augustine Herman Highway (RT 213), Chestertown MD 21620
  • Mid-Atlantic (Kent County) Border Collie Rescue - Chestertown MD 21620

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  • Kathy Graningers Puppy Rescue - Glenelg MD 21737
  • Mid-Atlantic German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Inc - Sykesville MD 21784
  • Saving Grace Animal Rescue of Maryland - 5920 Grace Lee Ave, Sykesville MD 21784

 

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