Welcome to the Family

Join us in saving lives! Adopt a homeless pet, sign up to volunteer, or make a donation—be a part of our BARCS family. View our adoptable pets below.

Dogs

Cats

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

This year, BARCS is #GivingTuesday to the underdogs in our shelter: the animals with special medical needs, the seniors and everyone in between. Your donations will help animals like Corona, the sweet, deaf pup pictured here, find their happily ever after right before the holidays. P.S. Now through Giving Tuesday, December 3, all donations to BARCS are being matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000, thanks to the Nancy Sherertz Family Foundation. This opportunity will save twice as many animals this holiday season!

Save a Life Through Foster

Save a Life Through Foster

Foster care volunteers provide temporary care for kittens, puppies, dogs and cats. When you become a foster for BARCS, you are giving a second chance to an animal who needs temporary relief from the shelter as they heal from injury or illness. Interested in fostering animals in need for BARCS? Visit our foster page to learn about the program and apply to save lives.

We Run on Donations

We Run on Donations

We have more than 300 pets in our shelter right this very minute—we are feeding, caring and showing love to each of them. Being an open admission shelter means that no matter what, our doors (and hearts) are open to every single animal in need.

Lifesaving Programs

Lifesaving Programs

We offer a variety of programs and services at our Baltimore facility.

Thank You

to our partners!