Catonsville is a small city located immediately west of Baltimore. Much of the town's economic opportunities come from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), but it has several diverse neighborhoods with their own unique characteristics and businesses.

Pet-Friendly Activities in Catonsville, Maryland

Patapsco Valley State Park

Address: 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Info: Patapsco Valley State Park is pet-friendly. You are welcome to bring your pet with you to enjoy the 32 miles of recreational land along the banks of the Patapsco River. There are over 200 miles of trails around the park that can be explored by dogs and their owners, with 70 of those miles identified as maintained trails.

Worthington Dog Park

Address: 8170 Hillborough Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Info: Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at this 2.7-acre fenced dog park. A permit is required for use.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Catonsville, Maryland

Scittano's Italian Marketplace

Address: 1701 Edmunson Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228

Info: Pet-friendly Scittano's Italian Marketplace combines authentic Italian delights with a huge menu of sandwiches, and specials like fresh fried chicken.

Peace of Pizza

Address: 15 Mellor Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228

Info: A ""Sorry We're Open"" sign greets customers at this fun and funky dog-friendly pizza place. You'll find unique pizzas like the Honey Lime Chicken and Green Goat are on the menu, as well as traditional favorites. Most pies can be made with a gluten-free crust upon request, and there's a big selection of vegetarian options as well.

Atwater's Bakery and Cafe

Address: 815 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228

Info: Foodies will love this pet-friendly bakery and lunch spot's commitment to local ingredients and urban farming. In fact, Atwater boasts its own sustainable farm where they grow fruits, veggies and herbs for the shop. Try a sandwich on freshly made bread or a scratch-made biscuit at one of the outside tables.

Pet-Friendly Accommodations in Catonsville, Maryland

The Hotel at Turf Valley

Address: 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Info: Turf Valley Resort is a 1000 acre pet-friendly resort with two professional golf courses and dining located 6 miles from downtown historic Ellicott City.

Recommended Pet Services in Catonsville, Maryland

Emergency Veterinary Clinic

Address: 32 Mellor Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228

Info: The emergency veterinary clinic is a 24-hour veterinary hospital with specialty services such as neurology and dermatology located within.

PetSmart Grooming

Address: 6501 C Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228

Info: Every dog and cat, regardless of size, breed, age or coat type, needs to be groomed on a regular basis. The caring professionals at PetSmart Grooming Salons are available seven days a week and provide an array of services to ensure your pet is happy, healthy and looks great.

The Dog Owner's Training Club

Address: 231 Gralan Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228

Info: As one of the oldest dog training clubs in Maryland, this club teaches obedience and helps dog and their handlers prepare for obedience trials and shows.

Catonsville Dog Company

Address: 25 Mellor Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228

Info: We provide outstanding professional grooming services, maintain a calm and peaceful environment, create positive experiences and a lasting relationship with your dog. The health and beauty of every dog that enters our salon is of utmost importance to us.

Puttin" On the Dog Inc

Address: 28 Bloomsbury Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228

Info: Our salon philosophy is simple, each pet is an individual and has different needs so we try to tailor your pet’s grooming to fit the pet and the owner.

Pet Stores and Supplies in Catonsville, Maryland


Address: 6501 C Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228

Info: A pet supply retail store with grooming and training.

Pet-Related Groups in Catonsville, Maryland

Small Miracles Cat and Dog Rescue

Address: 10236 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Info: Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue is a private, nonprofit, no-kill shelter dedicated to providing the best possible care and finding forever homes for as many homeless cats and dogs as we are able.

Animal Advocates of Howard County

Address: P.O. Box 1402 Ellicot City, MD 21043

Info: Animal Advocates of Howard County is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preventing the suffering of animals in our area.

Howard County Animal Control

Address: 8576 Davis Road, Columbia, MD 21045

Info: Howard County Animal Control investigates animal cruelty cases, rescues endangered animals, accepts unwanted pets, administers a pet adoption program, conducts humane education programs and operates the county’s animal shelter. Volunteers assist with operations by taking the animals for walks, giving the animals personal attention and assisting with the adoption process. Howard County Animal Control shelters all types of homeless animals until new homes and new lives are found through adoption. Everyone wanting to adopt a pet must complete an adoption application and meet specific requirements before the adoption of an animal can occur.

Important Organizations in Catonsville, Maryland

Frisky's Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary

Address: 10790 Old Frederick Road, Woostock, MD 21163

Info: Frisky's is a non-profit Wildlife Rehabilitation center located in Howard County, MD. We take in injured, orphaned, abandoned, or displaced wildlife.

Countryside Veterinary Clinic's Favorite Businesses in Catonsville, Maryland

Merriweather Post Pavillion

Address: 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

Info: Merriweather Post Pavilion is an outdoor concert venue located within Symphony Woods, a 40-acre lot of preserved land in the heart of the planned community of Columbia, Maryland.

Centennial Park

Address: 10000 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Info: The 337-acre park features a spectacular 54-acre man-made lake, which is stocked by the State Department of Fisheries, and is home to a variety of wildlife such as white-tailed deer, beavers, foxes, turtles, herons, and many other bird species. You can walk, run or bike the 2.6-mile paved pathway that encircles the lake

Howard County Center for the Arts

Address: 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott city, MD 21043

Info: A valuable community resource, the Center provides a place where people of all ages and skill levels can develop and learn, artists can work and teach, and community arts organizations can establish themselves and grow.

Larriland Farm

Address: 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797

Catonsville, Maryland Demographics & Economic Data

Population Information

Population as of 2010: 41,567
Males: 20,150 (48.5%)
Females: 21,417 (51.5%)

Median resident age: 39.5 years old

Estimated median household income in 2017: $77,292

Zip Codes:

21043, 21250

Home Prices in 2017

Estimated median house or condo value: over $286,972


  • All housing units: over $369,464;
  • Detached houses: $420,155;
  • Townhouses or other attached units: $244,756;
  • In 2-unit structures: $531,735;
  • In 3-to-4-unit structures: $879,037;
  • In 5-or-more-unit structures: $287,475

Schools in Catonsville, Maryland

Charter, Private, Non-Traditional Schools

  1. Emmanuel Lutheran School
  2. St. Paul Lutheran School
  3. Mount De Sales Academy

High Schools

  1. Catonsville High School

Middle Schools

  1. Catonsville Middle School

Elementary Schools

  1. Hillcrest Elementary School
  2. Catonsville Elementary School
  3. Westchester Elementary School

Serving the community since 1988, Countryside Veterinary Clinic has been the go-to resource for local pet care. Contact us today or schedule an appointment for all your pet care needs.