The First "Happily Ever After" on Giles Road
May 27

The First "Happily Ever After" on Giles Road


On May 5, the BARCS team moved into our new shelter home at 2490 Giles Road in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of south Baltimore. Even while our shelter was covered in boxes waiting to be unpacked, we got right back to work on our mission: caring for the homeless animals of Baltimore City.

One-year-old Orville was the first new animal to arrive, albeit unexpectedly, at BARCS on our moving day. He was found wandering city streets when a kind citizen brought him to us. After a thorough intake examination in our new medical wing's dog intake exam room, Orville was the first pup to use our new kennel. Soon after his arrival, he was cleared for foster care.

Foster mom Emily B. is a brand new foster for BARCS. She was inspired to foster for BARCS after she saw our call for help at the very beginning of the COVID crisis—she wanted to make a difference. 

Orville was Emily’s very first foster, and he couldn’t have been a better gentleman. He was shy but very sweet; Orville immediately glued himself to Emily’s side for their time together. Weighing in at a little less than nine pounds, Orville was a tiny ball of energy who loved playing with his toys and running around.

A few days after Orville arrived in her home, it was time to meet his future family to make sure they were a good fit. They met—socially distanced—at a nearby park. Though Orville can be shy at first, he is also very friendly, and he fell quickly in love with his new human. A few days later, Orville went to his forever home. He is now spoiled, surrounded by toys, treats and love.  

His adopter Takita, pictured above with Orville, says, "When I saw Orville come across the tall grass during our first meeting, I just knew I wanted him forever! He's my tiny little buddy; he melted my heart."

Have a great life, Orville! We’re so happy for you.