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Live Tour of BARCS' New Home
May 15

Live Tour of BARCS' New Home

  A “behind the scenes” virtual tour of BARCS’ new shelter with BARCS Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Brause. On May 5, we officially moved into the shelter with limited staffing and are still unpacking. We are excited to show off our new home, so please excuse our mess! Virtual Housewarming Party: Send a wish list item or monetary gift to BARCS to welcome our animals to our new shelter home! While we...

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Welcome Home! BARCS' Big Move
May 6

Welcome Home! BARCS' Big Move

  Surprise! Welcome home, BARCS! Behind the scenes on Tuesday, May 5, the staff at BARCS had been busy working on a very special project… our official big move to our new shelter home on Giles Road in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill community. The moving process began early that morning; our boxes and equipment were picked up from the old shelter and brought to the new one at 2490 Giles Road. In the late afternoon,...

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Animal-Positive Home Activities
Apr 6

Animal-Positive Home Activities

  Looking for fun and family-friendly activities to pass the time? BARCS has got you covered! Check out our new list of easy-to-do tasks that will keep your kids entertained. If your family does anything on the list, let us know! We'd love to see it.  

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IMPORTANT: BARCS Event Updates
Mar 12

IMPORTANT: BARCS Event Updates

  ***THREE EVENT UPDATES, PLEASE READ ALL STATEMENTS*** Pawject Runway (Cancelled); Canine, Feline, Drink Wine (Postponed); Spring Bingo (Postponed) PAWJECT RUNWAY - CANCELLED: Like everyone, we have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19.  After watching the number of cases multiply, and knowing that the only way to stop its spread and protect our community’s health is to avoid public gatherings, we are canc...

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We're Moving! Help Us "Empty the Shelter"
Mar 5

We're Moving! Help Us "Empty the Shelter"

  Over the last few months, you’ve probably heard that BARCS will be moving from our iconic home on the water in Federal Hill. We’re here to tell you it’s true!   BARCS is slated to move at the end of March to our new shelter home at ‪2490 Giles Road‬ in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. While our team packs up all the “stuff” in our shelter, we need your help with something much more i...

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Angel and Beans' Big Day
Feb 10

Angel and Beans' Big Day

  On Saturday, January 25, the BARCS community came together for a first-of-its kind event: a sold out Dog Wedding. Attendees got dressed to the nines to celebrate the doggy marriage of Angel and Beans, two very special BARCS dogs.   Angel Snyder came to BARCS in 2017 because her former owners were not able to afford the care she needed. At the time, she was a cute puppy just shy of eight months old, but the family noticed t...

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Nadia's Heartfelt Gift
Dec 27

Nadia's Heartfelt Gift

  Recently, a very special friend of BARCS, Nadia S., visited us with a generous gift: hundreds of beautiful, handmade bow ties for our adoptable animals. Here’s her story...   Nadia came to the United States in 1999 when she was 15. She was adopted from an orphanage for “irrecuperables” in Romania by Lucy S. Lucy had heard about her future daughter while organizing a volunteer trip to the orphanage through...

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A Place for Every Animal (No, Really!)
Nov 8

A Place for Every Animal (No, Really!)

  BARCS never turns away an animal in need. Every year, our shelter gives refuge to 12,000 animals who are in need of food, shelter, medical care or, most importantly, love.   While the majority of animals that come through our doors are cats and dogs, as an open-admission shelter, BARCS takes in all animals. In the past, we’ve had ferrets, hamsters, fish, pigs, goats and even alligators—just to name a few! &n...

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A BARCS Birdland Community Hero: Lisa Morabito
Aug 7

A BARCS Birdland Community Hero: Lisa Morabito

Last week, the Orioles honored a Birdland Community Hero: BARCS' own Lisa Morabito. Lisa joined the BARCS team through a grant program with an emphasis on saving more pit bull-type dogs. The goal was to not only get more adopted by educating people about what wonderful family pets they make, but also to help pit bull pet owners in the community through low-cost and free clinics along with other resources. Lisa is a passionate animal wel...

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