COVID-19 Operational Update
To ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors while meeting the needs of the animals that depend on us, temporary modifications have been made to various department operations until further notice. Our shelter is now open to the public by appointment only for adoption and emergency intake by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 410-396-4695. Appointments are required for all visitors, including adoptions, surrenders, volunteers and fosters.
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.