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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.




Saturday, October 27 in Patterson Park: BARCStoberfest is a large-scale, pet-friendly annual festival and fundraiser that benefits the lifesaving programs and animal care at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). Sponsorships and team fundraising leading up to BARCStoberfest raises critical funding for Maryland’s highest-volume, open admission shelter serving 11,000 animals per year.

We run on donations

We run on donations

We have more than 250 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 here at our Baltimore facility.

Thank You

to our partners!