Pets Please

A Very Good Re-ZOO-lution

Major zoos spend hefty amount on feeding their animals. Well,  that should be because animal must be cared for properly and that include feeding them with the exact amount and the right way. Probably half of the population in a zoo are herbivores (those who eat plants and vegetation) and on the other hand, living in a city like Baltimore, keeping the nature tamed entails tree trimmings from public places and private properties.

Maryland Zoo
Image courtesy of Baltimore Sun/Kaitlin Newman

Branches trimmed by utility crews are being turned into feed for Maryland Zoo animals!

Mary Carole McCauley wrote for the Baltimore Sun that a new program has begun providing the zoo’s animals with branches and vegetation known as “browse” and is reducing the zoo’s feed costs by almost $2,000 a week!

The sight of workers in hard hats being hoisted skyward in baskets while they cut tree branches away from electric power lines has become increasingly common in Baltimore in recent years. According to the release, the stepped-up trimming program has resulted in a 40 percent decrease in tree-related outages since 2011. Last year alone, utility crews cleared vegetation from more than 2,300 miles of circuit lines. That’s a lot of greenery that was going to waste until earlier this summer!

Maryland Zoo
Image courtesy of Baltimore Sun/Kaitlin Newman

“Once BGE vegetation management crews identify healthy and diet-appropriate trees, trimmings are bundled and delivered to the zoo twice a week,” the release said. “Animals both small and tall, from tortoises and rabbits to elephants and giraffes, are fed the browse, which is spread throughout their enclosures to encourage natural foraging behaviors.” Full article here.

While Maryland Zoo in Baltimore offers you the experience of being with wild animals, spending the weekend with your very own animals– your pets, is a thing to do!

Wondering if there are fun things to do with pets in Baltimore, Maryland? Well this place has gone to the dogs! This beautiful and historic waterfront city is home to the Chesapeake Bay, The Super Bowl winning Ravens, the MLB’s Orioles and many happy dogs and dog owners.

Baltimore offers plenty of activities for visitors of both the two and four legged variety!

The website VacationPetFriendly talks how the city is urging  everyone to pack up their pooch and take advantage of the amenities it has put in place for dogs of all shapes and sizes!

A walking tour of the harbor area is a must do in Baltimore and there are plenty of places that you can take your leashed dog along on. If you are a literary type, perhaps you and your pooch would like to visit the grave of Edgar Allen Poe?

Image courtesy of Visit Baltimore

Canton Dog Park, the city’s first official off-leash dog park, is located at Clinton and Toone Streets, and is the local meet and greet for the city’s pups! With areas for large and small dogs, benches, bags to clean up your dog’s messes and water for cooling off your dog. The city of Baltimore is proud of this park, and it shows. A team of local volunteers maintains it so that dogs from all over can enjoy this park in Charm City. Full article

Hungry after that walk?

Worry not as listed down are some of the best rated pet-friendly restaurants in Baltimore:

  1.  Bo Brooks Restaurant
  2.  Miss Shirley’s Cafe-Inner Harbor
  3.  Miss Shirley’s Cafe-Roland Park
  4.  Verde
  5. Maggie’s Farm
  6. The RowHouse Grille (Full list)

Pets not Pests

Having animals around, specially pets can help distress and give you that feeling of being loved and being with a companion. Over the years, the need for pets has risen and living with pets has become something of norm, not just because it’s trend, but because pets are now being considered as part of the family!

If you’re have a house in Baltimore that you’re looking to sell to other pet lovers then give us a call:

Baltimore is truly a city for humans and animals alike. Living in the Charm City could give you that feel of having to live in an “urban jungle” with the promise of having animals around and that they are being valued, too! Wanting to relocate in the Charm City? Or already a Baltimore resident but looking to move to a pet-friendly property? Let Dependable Homebuyers help you deal with your current place and look for that place where you can call a haven– a place for you and your pets!

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