Bring your dog, your family and your friends for a tail wagging good time! BARCStoberfest, Baltimore’s largest pet-friendly festival, has activities for everyone: a 5K run and one mile walk, shopping market, beer garden, live music, dog-friendly yoga, food trucks, costume contests, and so much more.
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 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.
We offer a variety of programs and services at our Baltimore facility.