Luna’s House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of animals and their people. Luna’s House thrives on working with individuals and with other organizations in the local and regional community to promote widespread humane education and respect for animals.
Luna’s House existed solely as a network of foster homes following its incorporation as a non-profit until the establishment of the Luna’s House Animal Care and Education Center (ACEC). As of November 2011, 1600 animals have been placed with their forever families through Luna’s House. Luna's House has averaged approximately 400 adoptions a year... that’s 400 companion animals, as well as 400 adoptive homes, that have been served annually via direct adoption services. Luna's House also assists animal guardians with education on the proper care of their pets, veterinary references, behavioral modification suggestions, and many other resources that improve the life of both the animals and the humans involved.
Luna's House routinely works with cats; dogs; various small mammals including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, and chinchillas; reptiles; and birds. Full-scale ferret adoption programs are in development now that the central facility has been established. Luna's House accommodates direct surrenders from animal guardians on a case-by-case basis (by appointment), and is always working with local shelters to take in animals who may otherwise not get the second chance at a happy home they so deserve.
Luna's House serves the animals and people of our community, primarily Harford and Baltimore counties in Maryland, with outreach in neighboring counties and states. When you support Luna’s House, you are supporting the future of animal care.
Who is Luna?
The namesake of our organization, Luna was a gentle, beautiful French Lop rabbit. Luna was surrendered to a local animal shelter and was immediately taken into foster care (with two Luna’s House, Inc. founders) in order to provide her with treatment for her many health concerns. Upon surrender, Luna was anemic and underweight, the result of severe malnutrition. Because she had been confined to an outdoor hutch for years—an enclosure so small she could not turn around—she suffered from muscle atrophy in her hind legs, urine scald and advanced dermatitis on her abdomen, legs, and feet, and the cartilage in her back had, over time, become brittle and fragile. Add to these ailments infections in both of her eyes and both of her ears, as well as marked social introversion, and we were faced with one very sick little girl. Over the next seven months she spent in her foster home, Luna underwent countless visits to veterinarians, X-rays, bloodwork, acupuncture, physical therapy and therapeutic massage, and daily administration of various medications, vitamins, and dietary supplements.
Luna’s overall health improved, as did her outlook on life, but in the end, we, as her foster parents, were unable to provide her with the quality of life she deserved. The effects of years of neglect could not be undone, despite all the love we gave her or the medical and therapeutic intervention we provided.
Luna passed away on July 27, 2006, but not before instilling in us the overwhelming realization that humane awareness is the key to helping so many of the animals in need we all see or hear about every day.
Although Luna’s story reads as a sad one, it can serve as an inspiration to us all to do better for the animals in our own lives. Despite what she had endured throughout the majority of her existence, Luna had an unbreakable spirit and unbelievably calming presence. She showed love and affection to people and to other animals unconditionally in the last months of her life. In the process, Luna taught us a remarkable lesson about compassion and kindness.
Luna touched the heart of everyone who met her, and, through the work of our organization, her story will touch many more. In memory of Luna and in honor of other animals who are homeless or in need, we have formed Luna’s House, Inc.
We believe that even a small group of dedicated individuals can make all the difference in the world.
Adopting a friend
If you are interested in adopting from us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. Current adoption fees are as follows:
Hamsters, Gerbils, Mouse $15, $25 for a pair
Rats $25, $40 for a pair
Guinea Pigs Females $70 Males $50
Guinea Pigs pair of Females $120
Guinea Pigs pair of Males $85
Parakeets, Budgies, Doves $30, $45 for a pair
Love Birds, Canaries, Cockatiels $45, $75 for a pair
Chinchillas $75, $125 for a pair
Sugar Gliders $75, $125 for a pair
Bearded Dragons $50, $75 for a pair
Iguanas $75, $125 for a pair
Anoles, Chameleons, Small Salamanders $15, $25 for a pair
Geckos, Large Salamanders $25, $40 for a pair
Small Snakes $25, $40 for a pair
Amphibians $25, $40 for a pair
Turtles $25, $40 for a pair
Come Visit Us!
Luna's House Animal Care & Education Center, Inc. 2801 Pulaski Highway
Edgewood, Maryland 21040
Phone: (410) 671-2954
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday CLOSED to the Public (Open for Volunteers and Boarding Customers)
Saturday 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm