More Ways to Give

BARCS has so many wonderful animals that need new homes. Even a small donation will make a BIG difference! Donations large and small can help a young puppy that needs special medication or help a cat in pain get the immediate care that it needs to get adopted. If you would like to make a donation to BARCS, you can do so in a variety of ways.


Donate Online

Visit our secure, online donation page to send your gift quickly and directly to the animals. You can choose to make a one time gift or support us monthly through our Contact Companions program.


Donate by Mail

You can mail a check made payable to "BARCS" to 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. 

Donate Through the Charity Campaigns

You can donate to the shelter through the Charity Campaigns at work by using BARCS designated numbers:
Baltimore City Charity Campaign: #0192
Maryland Charity Campaign: EIN/Taxpayer ID 86-1130456
Combined Charity Campaign (Federal): #33054
United Way: Write in BARCS as Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc.


Matching Gifts

Did you know that many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees? Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and spouses. By enrolling in your company’s matching gift program, your gift could be doubled and go that much further in helping support BARCS' mission.

Here are two ways to initiate your matching gift:

  • Submit a matching gift verification request through your company’s online portal.
  • Obtain a matching gift verification form from your human resources department.

Please email or mail your completed form and a copy of your donation receipt to:


Mail to:
Attn: Matching Gifts
301 Stockholm Street
Baltimore, MD 21230


Memorial or Tribute Donation

To make a donation in memory of a person or pet, please fill out the Memorial or Tribute Form and mail it to Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, Inc., (BARCS), 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. Or when making a donation online, fill out the "Dedicate Your Gift" section and indicate the occasion.


In Lieu of Flowers (for Funerals or Memorials)

Suggested text to use for memorials:
“In lieu of flowers, the family of ______________________ requests your consideration in donating to Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, Inc., (BARCS), 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. In memory of ______________________.”


In Lieu of Wedding Favors

Getting married? Think of donating to BARCS for your wedding favors. Suggested text: “In honor of this special day, a gift has been made on behalf of all of our wonderful supportive family and friends gathered here today and those with us in spirit to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS).”


Bequests and Planned Gifts

Support BARCS with a planned gift. You may benefit from income and capital gains tax savings when you establish a planned gift. Donors can also direct their insurance plans, retirement funds and IRAs in support of BARCS. This designation often allows the donor to make a considerable legacy gift. Careful planning is necessary for the use of IRAs and other retirement plans to fund charitable gifts, so please contact your tax advisor. You may also contact JoAnn Goldberger at for more information.


BARCS Custom License Plate

Show your support for BARCS by purchasing a custom BARCS license plate. They are $75, and $50 from each plate goes directly to BARCS to care for our animals. Just send a check for $75 made out to BARCS to: BARCS License Plate Program, 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. You will receive an application in the mail that should be completed and returned to the above address. You will then receive your new plate in 6-8 weeks. Please make sure you include your address if the address on your check is not current.



AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support BARCS every time you shop at no cost to you.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to BARCS. Be sure to use our specific link so that we benefit from your purchase!


For more information on all of these programs, please contact BARCS Director of Development JoAnn Goldberger at