Pets Pose with Santa At Baltimore Humane Society Holiday Open House

December 1, 2013-Baltimore, MD — Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, even for dogs and cats. 

Join Baltimore Humane Society for its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 1st from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Lovely animal silhouettes will adorn the driveway as we welcome the public to this free event. Pets and families will line up for photos with Santa or a Chanukah menorah that are printed on the spot.  Visit our adoptable pets, tour the shelter, listen to local school choruses, and enjoy sweets from our bake sale.

The event is also a time when people can bring gifts to our adoptable animals.  There will be a Giving Tree dressed in photos of all our dogs, cats, and rabbits available for adoption.  Pick your favorite and read the back of the photo to see what your furry friend would like for the holidays.  Then come back another day with your gift.

At 5 p.m. the Annual Lighting Ceremony begins when animal silhouettes along the drive shine their lights.  Each silhouette has been dedicated to a special furry or human friend in support of Baltimore Humane Society.

Holiday Lights Open House – Sunday, December 1st  1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Pet and Kids Photos with Santa or menorah. Printed on the spot!

Homeless Pet Giving Tree

Visit with shelter animals looking for homes for the holidays

Tour the shelter and see our beautiful grounds and painted dog kennel mural

Listen to the sweet sounds of choral groups

1pm – The Park School Middle C’s

1:30pm – Bryn Mawr girls

2pm – Belle Musique, First Place Winners of 2013 Westminster Fall Fest Parade

Bake Sale

5pm Animal Silhouette Lighting Ceremony

The event is free and takes place on the grounds of our no-kill shelter on 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown. Donations appreciated.  Anyone interested in dedicating a holiday light or animal silhouette can call 410-833-8848 ext. 212 or download a form at

About the Baltimore Humane Society

The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services.  We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations.  For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit