Events

2018 August
Aug 7

Community Clean-Up Day

8:30 AM

More info
Aug 11

BFF Waggin' @ PetSmart Glen Burnie

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

More info
Aug 25

BFF Waggin' @ Petco Baltimore City

12:00 PM

More info
Sat Feb 24

BFF Waggin' at PetSmart Ellicott City

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at PetSmart in Ellicott City on February 24, 2018 from noon - 3 p.m. Adoptions are first come, first served. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt.
PetSmart Ellicott City
9200 National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Thu Mar 15

Drag Queen Bingo for BARCS

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come join us for an evening of free and entertaining Drag Queen BINGO at Points South Latin Kitchen! BARCS will receive a portion of the food and drink sales between 7 - 9 p.m. so bring your appetite and come thirsty! We will also have some great raffle baskets up for grabs so make sure you bring cash for the raffle and to tip our hostesses. Reserve your seat now! If the event sells out, there will be about 25 seats available at 7 p.m. the day of the event for walk-ins.
Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
Wed Feb 21

BARCS Happy Hour at The Charles

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get out of that winter rut and join BARCS at The Charles on Wednesday, February 21 for a fun and charitable night! Admission is a simple name-your-own donation at the door, which includes your first, specialty “BARCS inspired” cocktail. (Big thanks to our friends at The Charles for this generous donation…don’t forget to tip the bartenders!) The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. Happy Hour menu will also be honored during this time, with snacks ranging from $4 - $8 and drink specials from $3 - $5. Full menu is also available during the event and has vegan and vegetarian options. P.S. Name-your-own donation means that the more generous your gift, the more animals are helped. We’ll accept both cash and cards at the door. Help us raise $1,000 to feed 1,000 meals to our cats and dogs!
The Charles Baltimore
1110 South Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Sat Mar 3

BFF Waggin' at Pet Valu South Baltimore

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Pet Valu in South Baltimore on March 3, 2018 from noon - 3 p.m. Adoptions are first come, first served. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt.
Pet Valu Southside Market
895 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230
Sat Mar 17

BFF Waggin' at Pet Valu Timonium

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Pet Valu in Timonium on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from noon - 3 p.m. Adoptions are first come, first served. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt.
Pet Valu Timonium
18 W. Ridgely Rd., Timonium, MD
Sat Mar 24

BFF Waggin' at Petco in Pikesville

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Petco in Pikesville/Pimlico on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from noon - 3 p.m. Adoptions are first come, first served. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt.
Petco in Pikesville/Pimilco
6516 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, MD 21215
Sat Mar 10

Tour for Life: BFF Waggin' at PetSmart Glen Burnie

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at PetSmart in Glen Burnie on March 10, 2018 from noon - 4 p.m. This special adoption event is in partnership with the North Shore Animal League's annual Tour for Life. Adoptions are first come, first served. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt. PetSmart Ellicott City 9200 National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043
PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E. Ordnance Rd., Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Sat Apr 21

BFF Waggin' at Pet Valu South Baltimore

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Pet Valu in the Southside Market Shopping Center in South Baltimore. Adoptions are first come, first served. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt.

Pet Valu Southside Market
895 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230
Sat Aug 11

BFF Waggin' @ PetSmart Glen Burnie

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at PetSmart in Glen Burnie with adorable adoptable cats and dogs. Adoptions are first come, first served. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt.

Learn more about adopting an animal from BARCS here.

597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Sun Apr 22

Pups & Pints benefiting BARCS

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Grab your crew and join ours at the Heavy Seas Tap Room to support BARCS! Bring your pup to hang out outside at the brewery. For every single pint purchased, $1 will be donated to BARCS! This is a ticketed event. The proceeds from ALL $5 tickets will go to BARCS! You’ll also receive a Heavy Seas pint glass! Click ticket link below to purchase in advance or you can also purchase tickets at the door. LIVE MUSIC from 12:30 - 3:30 50/50 Raffle with proceeds going to BARCS FREE brewery tours at 12:30 and 2:00 Please remember that all dogs must be leashed at all times and can not enter the brewery. Pieces of Eight will be on-site serving their delicious wood fired pizzas and other tasty menu items if you're hungry!

Heavy Seas Beer
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd., Halethorpe
Sat Oct 27

BARCStoberfest

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration is now open! Go to www.barcstoberfest.org to register and for more info.

Save the date for our biggest and best event of the year! We have so much in store for this year's BARCStoberfest - including our super-popular beer garden, our Ready, Set, SNIFF! 5K run and one-mile walk, shopping, a yoga class, a kids scavenger hunt, local food trucks and more! Questions? Email Tami at tgosheff@barcs.org

Patterson Park (Pagoda area)
Fri Jul 27

BARCS Beach Bingo

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED. Tickets will be available at the door tonight, starting at 6 p.m.

Join us for BARCS Beach Bingo and win yourself some swag! Awesome purses filled with goodies and other terrific prizes! This event sells out each time, so get your tickets now - space is limited! Only $25 for 20 games of bingo, plus extra specials. 

Food also available for purchase. Questions? Email Tami at tgosheff@barcs.org

FOP Lodge #69
2822 Nine Mile Circle, Catonsville
Sun Mar 25

Pours for Paws

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

**SOLD OUT** Beer sipping, wine tasting, spirits and cocktail sampling, live music and snacks...all for the animals! Join us for the first-ever Pours for Paws at Second Chance. Your admission includes food and a mini commemorative mason jar, so you can enjoy all-you-care-to-taste samplings from dozens of beer, wine and liquor vendors. Tickets: $40 per person - all you can eat and drink, plus mini commemorative mason jar. Vendors include: Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar Belle Isle Craft Spirits Charm City Meadworks Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Evolution Craft Brewing Full Tilt Brewing Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Heavy Seas Beer Hysteria Brewing Company Ilegal Mezcal Key Brewing Manatawny Stillworks Monument City Brewing New Liberty Distillery Old Line Spirits Pub Dog Tito's Handmade Vodka Union Craft Brewing Whole Foods Market Alexander's Tavern Banditos Bar and Kitchen Galley McAllen’s Toffee Midnite Confections Cupcakes Mouth Party Caramels Neat Nick Preserves Passanante's Home Food Service Popsations Social Pub & Pie Bai (non-alcoholic) Brewing Good Coffee Company (non-alcoholic) Essentia Water (non-alcoholic) Please, no guests under 21 years old will be admitted and no pets are allowed at this event. Second Chance will be open before, during and after the event for shopping! Questions? Email tgosheff@barcsanimalshelter.org.
Second Chance
1700 Ridgely St., Baltimore, MD 21230
Sat Apr 7

BFF Waggin' at Bark! Pikesville

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be on hand with adoptable dogs and cats at Bark! Pikesville. Adoptions are first come, first served. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt.

Bark!
1809 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, Maryland 21208
Sat May 5

Pawject Runway 2018

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ The Royal Farms Arena in Downtown Baltimore

Pawject Runway is the hippest fashion show on four paws featuring a five-star lineup of Show Your Soft Side's Big Softies "modeling" adoptable cats and dogs from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). The evening begins at 6 p.m. where guests can rub furry bellies and rub shoulders with famous faces from the NFL to the lacrosse field, rockers to race car drivers. Enjoy cocktails and concessions while browsing our curated, high-end silent auction items.

CO-CHAIRS: Frank Remesch & John Rallo

HONORARY CO-CHAIRS: Torrey & Chanel Smith

General Admission tickets are $35.00 and include runway show admission/seating. Food and drinks available for additional purchase.

Pawject Runway is premier event that is suitable as an adult-night out, but also a family-friendly event!

NEW: The Pawject Runway Silent Auction will now also be live online! Whether you're at the event or at home snuggled up with your furry friends, you can bid on an array of high-end, curated items. The Pawject Runway Silent Auction features gift cards from retailers and restaurants, baskets filled with fun items, event tickets, sports memorabilia and experiences.

Tickets, model announcements, online auction and all event information can be found on www.pawjectrunway.org

Royal Farms Arena
201 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Fri Sep 21

Troopers & Tails VI

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Love to golf and want to support the animals at BARCS? We are so excited that the Sixth Annual Troopers & Tails is back again this year on Friday, September 21 at Fairway Hills Golf Course in Columbia. Don’t miss this great benefit golf classic that is certain to sell out again this year. Only $150 per golfer which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast, range balls, boxed lunch, beverages, dinner and prizes. And best of all - all proceeds benefit homeless animals at BARCS!

The success of this event depends greatly upon the generosity of sponsorships. Please consider being a tournament sponsor. Simply click here for more info. Can’t make it but still want to help? Consider a hole sponsorship in honor or memory of your best bud or business. There are many other sponsorship opportunities available on the link below. See you on the green!

9:00 a.m. check-in, 11:00 a.m. shotgun start, followed by dinner and awards.

Format: Captains Choice Best Ball

Note: Soft Spikes Only – No Jeans or Cutoff Shorts

Sponsorship Opportunities

Big Bark Sponsor : $5,000

Cat’s Meow Sponsor : $2,500

K-9 Protector Sponsor: $1,000

Activity Sponsors (recognized at key event locations)

Lunch Sponsor: $400

Beverage Sponsor: $400

Check-In table Sponsor : $400

Course Sponsorships (recognized at the holes)

Closest to the Pin: $300

Longest Drive: $300

Individual Hole Sponsor: $100 per hole

Foursome of Golfers: $600

Individual Golfer: $150

Fairway Hills Golf Course
5100 Columbia Rd., Columbia, MD 21044
Sat Jun 9

BARCS Crawl 3

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

BARCS Crawl 3: The 2018 BARCS Crawl will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 2 - 7 p.m. in Federal Hill.

The BARCS Crawl is back for the third year! Each year, we have a blast flooding Federal Hill with animal lovers ready to party and raise money for Baltimore's homeless pets--so we're doing it again. And we have even more bars participating this year, with great specials!

Tickets are $25 which includes the event T-shirt and a wristband for food and drink specials.

This event is 21 and older. Please leave your dog(s) at home. It's safer for your dog and your beer... Plus, adoptable BARCS pups will join us at Mother's check-in (weather permitting)!

The crawl runs from 2 - 7 p.m. at all participating bars, with check-in beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Mother's Grille (1113 S Charles St, Baltimore, 21230).

EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • Beginning at 1:30 p.m. @ Mothers - T-shirt and wristband pick-up
  • 2:00 p.m. - Crawl officially begins at all participating bars (food and drink specials begin, show your wristband to your bartenders!)
  • 7:00 p.m. - Crawl ends, but stay tuned for after party details!

 

PARTICIPATING BARS:

  • 101 Deli Bar/Banditos Bar & Kitchen
  • Crossbar
  • Das Bier Haus
  • MaGerk's
  • Mother's Grille
  • Nobles
  • Pub Dog
  • Ropewalk
  • Ryleigh's Oyster
  • Social Pub & Pie
  • The Charles Baltimore
  • The Rowhouse Grille
  • Wayward Smokehouse

 

EVENT SHIRTS:
All attendees will receive an event T-shirt. Sizes are first come, first served. Feeling strongly about securing your size? Look for an email closer to the event about early pick-up location and date!

Questions? Email Tami at tgosheff@barcs.org

Federal Hill
Baltimore, MD 21230
Sat Jul 28

BFF Waggin' @ PetSmart Glen Burnie

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at PetSmart in Glen Burnie with adorable adoptable cats and dogs. Adoptions are first come, first served. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt.

Jun 17 - Jun 24

12th Online Auction to Benefit BARCS Franky Fund

1:00 PM - 11:00 PM

**Click here to view auction items and to bid

Welcome to the 12th online auction to raise much needed funds for the abused, injured and sick animals at BARCS. This is the auction that started it all and it's our 12th annual auction! 

Auction Rules - bid in the comments round numbers only. Winner must pay within 48 hours of close of bid by Paypal to Michegreen@aol.com, or cash. Please click friends and family option when paying through PP so we aren't charged fees. If winner does not pay within the 48 hours, the item will go to the next highest bidder or be re-listed. 

Items must be picked up in Arbutus or BARCS. Most items can be shipped and that option will be put in the listing. 

**Let's keep this fun. DO NOT bid to bump up bids. Keep it fair for everyone. NO DRAMA, this is for the animals. 

Remember this is the auction that started it all!! Let's make this one our best EVER!! Thank you everyone.

Thu Jun 14

Art for BARCS

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Please join us for Art for BARCS, a collection of works by local artists to benefit the homeless pets in Baltimore.

Artwork for purchase to benefit BARCS, plus Blue Pit is donating 10% of their sales that evening! Vegan and vegetarian friendly menu!

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ART FOR BARCS | Call for Artists

All entered artwork must be original work by the submitting artist. All pieces must be animal-related (mammals), family friendly and the value should not be more than $150 per piece. You must let us know how many pieces and the sizes that you intend to submit by June 5, 2018. (If we run out of space we reserve the right to restrict the number of pieces).

Each artist will need to set up a time in advance with Blue Pit BBQ to bring in their pieces between June 10 and June 13. Art must be hung no later than June 13. Each piece will be labeled with the percentage of proceeds being donated to BARCS. Keep in mind, many guests are animal advocates and will be more likely to purchase the pieces that have a larger portion going to BARCS!

In addition to your hung pieces, you may also bring additional prints to sell. Prints must be 8x10 or smaller and will be sold for $20 each, with 50% going to BARCS.

Work may be collected any time after the show or each artist may leave it hanging until it sells or until Blue Pit BBQ needs the wall space.

Blue Pit BBQ will not take a fee but for all works sold through them, they will add on and collect additional sales tax in order to pay it with their monthly sales tax. You may elect to have all sales go through you (in which case you will be responsible for coordinating with the buyer) or you may elect to have Blue Pit BBQ accept payment for the sale, add on sales tax, deduct and make the donation to BARCS on behalf of the show and cut you a check for the remainder. Blue Pit BBQ will provide personal sales reports to each artist each month or within 48 hours upon request.

The artists will assume responsibility for his or her work. Blue Pit BBQ and BARCS will not be held liable or responsible for any theft, damage or anything happening to the artwork.

For questions and to enter the show, please email tgosheff@barcs.org.

Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
1601 Union Ave., Baltimore
Sun Jun 24

Jerry's Toyota Adoption Event

12:00 PM

Join Jerry's Toyota on the last Sunday in June for your chance to meet your next furry friend! BARCS is going to be bringing a variety of eligible pets to our dealership for people to meet and hopefully adopt! Bob Delmont from 93.1 WPOC will also be there from 12PM-2PM! 

Jerry's Toyota
8001 Belair Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21236
Fri Jun 29

Community Clean Up Day at BARCS

8:00 AM

Join us for our next upcoming Community Clean Up Day at BARCS! You don't have to be an existing volunteer to attend, just a friend with a heart for animals and a good pair of "work" pants!

Animal sheltering is a messy job! With 11,000 animals coming through our shelter each year, and a small staff to care for them, we need help deep cleaning our shelter. It’s not a glamorous day of volunteering, but it’s important to the health and safety of the animals we serve.

Tasks include shoreline clean up, weeding, lawn maintenance and indoor deep cleaning of our floors and walls.

BARCS will supply the animal-safe cleaning chemicals, but we are always in need of donations of scrub brushes, buckets, rakes, pool skimmers and contractor grade trash bags.

Please wear clothes that can get messy or even ruined. We suggest pants, waterproof boots and waterproof gloves.

Want to bring your office or another big group? Just give us a heads up by emailing bdeacon@barcs.org.

BARCS Animal Shelter
301 Stockholm St, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Fri Sep 7

Paws at the Point

10:00 AM

Sponsorships, foursomes and individual golf spots available! Click tickets/registration link below for more details.

Registration includes golf with cart, range balls, boxed lunch, full buffet-style dinner and beverages throughout the day. 

10 a.m. Shotgun start (scramble format), followed by dinner and drinks 

All proceeds benefit BARCS!

For questions, contact Cory at pawsatthepoint@gmail.com or 410.804.9289

Sparrows Point County Club
919 Wise Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21222
Thu Jun 21

Drag Queen Bingo for BARCS

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come join us for Drag Queen bingo at Points South Latin Kitchen on Thursday, June 21. It’s FREE to play bingo and BARCS will receive a portion of the food and drink sales between 7 - 9 p.m., so bring your appetite and come thirsty! 

*You no longer need to reserve a free ticket in advance, bingo from now on will be first-come, first-served. 

We will also have some great raffle baskets up for grabs so make sure you bring cash for the raffle and to tip our hostesses. Hope to see you there!

Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231
Sat Jul 7

BFF Waggin' @ Petco Baltimore City

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Petco in Baltimore City with adorable adoptable cats and dogs. Adoptions are first come, first served. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt.

Learn more about adopting an animal from BARCS here.

6516 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore MD 21215
Sat Jul 7

BARCS Annual Crab Feast

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Join us for our always popular, all-you-can-eat annual Crab Feast at Jimmy's Famous Seafood. Last year's event sold out, so don't delay in getting your tickets!

Indoors, in the ac. This year's all-inclusive menu includes:

CRABS!

Maryland Crab Soup

Coleslaw (best on the planet!)

Greek Salad

Roasted Vegetables and Tri-Colored Potatoes

Pit Beef, Pit Ham and Pit Turkey

BBQ Pulled Pork

Vegetable Penne Primavera

Chicken & Shrimp Creole

Corn on the Cob

Draft Beer & Soda

Tickets are $65 each* or $600 for a table of ten. Tickets will NOT be available at the door. The evening will also include raffles, auctions, a bake sale and more!

*If you are purchasing Single Tickets and wish to sit next to someone else, or another group (who bought tickets separately), you may reply to your confirmation email with that request. However, there will be no guarantee of seating arrangements, unless you are buying a Table for Ten or purchase all Single Tickets together at this time.

Questions? Email Tami at tgosheff@barcs.org

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
6526 Holabird Ave., Baltimore
Sat Jul 21

MEGA Adoption Event

12:00 PM

For some 100+ homeless dogs and cats at Baltimore area shelters, a second chance at life is just a quick road trip away! On Saturday, July 21, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is renting out the Timonium Fairgrounds—thanks to a generous grant from the Petco Foundation and funding from Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance (BAWA) —for a MEGA Adoption event.

BARCS will be joined by Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance (BAWA) partners, the Maryland SPCA, the Baltimore Humane Society and Baltimore County Animal Services and the Humane Society of Harford County. This adoption event is the largest in the Baltimore area and surrounding counties.

***100+ adoptable dogs, cats, kittens and puppies--all types, all sizes!

***Adoption fees are waived for all pets! Out-of-state adopters welcome, too.

***SAME-DAY ADOPTIONS! Owned pets are not permitted at this event. 

The event will open to the public promptly at 12 p.m. on the morning of July 21 and remain open until 4 p.m. or until all pets have been adopted. Families are able to bring home their new furry friends the day of the event. All adoptions are first come, first served and adoption fees have been waived for all pets at the event. Standard adoption procedures still apply. Adopters should bring a valid photo ID.

July 21, 2018 from 12 - 4 p.m. at the Timonium Fairgrounds: 2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093.

Timonium Fairgrounds
2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
Sat Jun 30

Be A Foster

1:30 PM

Join at Petco Columbia on Saturday, June 30 to learn how you can save lives for providing a temporary home for animals. 

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.

Petco Columbia
6181 OLD DOBBIN LANE STE 800, COLUMBIA, MD 21045
Sat Jun 30

Be A Foster

1:30 PM

Join at Petco Halethorpe on Saturday, June 30 to learn how you can save lives for providing a temporary home for animals. 

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.

Petco Halethorpe
3591 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe, MD 21227
Sat Aug 25

BFF Waggin' @ Petco Baltimore City

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Petco Baltimore City with adorable adoptable cats and dogs. Adoptions are first come, first served. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt.

Learn more about adopting an animal from BARCS here.

Sat May 4

Pawject Runway 2019

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE! 

Our 2019 Pawject Runway will be Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Royal Farms Arena.

Stay tuned for details and ticket info!

Royal Farms Arena
201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD
Sat Oct 6

Charm City Rooftop Day

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

During Maryland's Fleet Week, The Buddy Foundation of Maryland will help host rooftop parties throughout the neighborhoods of Canton, Fells and Locust Points, and Federal Hill. Grab your friends and family and take to the skies to raise money for local animal welfare organizations and watch the US Air Force Thunderbirds perform over Baltimore!

Here's how it works!

(1) Register your party at bit.ly/RegisterMyRooftop or by clicking the link above. Your registration entitles you to a "Wooftop" Party Pack with t-shirts, Tito's Vodka, games, dog treats from Baltimore Dog Bakery--and lots of other goodies from our sponsors--delivered to you the week before your party!

(2) We will send you a link to start your party's crowdfunding page. The more you raise, the more prizes you qualify for! Top earners will get a visit from our mascot, video coverage of their party, a "Yappy Hour" sponsored by Tito's Vodka for Dog People, and so much more!

(3) Take to the skies on October 6, party, and watch the USAF Thunderbirds -- all for a good cause!

All proceeds benefit BARCS and The Buddy Foundation of Maryland.

Tue Aug 7

Community Clean-Up Day

8:30 AM

Join us for our next upcoming Community Clean-Up Day at BARCS! You don't have to be an existing volunteer to attend, just a friend with a heart for animals and a good pair of "work" pants! Animal sheltering is a messy job! With 11,000 animals coming through our shelter each year, and a small staff to care for them, we need help deep cleaning our shelter. It’s not a glamorous day of volunteering, but it’s important to the health and safety of the animals we serve.

Tasks include shoreline clean up, weeding, lawn maintenance and indoor deep cleaning of our floors and walls. BARCS will supply the animal-safe cleaning chemicals, but we are always in need of donations of scrub brushes, buckets, rakes, pool skimmers and contractor grade trash bags.

Please wear clothes that can get messy or even ruined. We suggest pants, waterproof boots and waterproof gloves. Want to bring your office or another big group?

Just give us a heads up by emailing volunteer.barcs@gmail.com