Payment for an adoption is due the same day the animal is chosen. Payment can be made by cash or credit card. We are open 7 days a week for adoption!
A $10 Pet License fee is still required for Baltimore City residents, for all pets adopted through waived fee specials. Specials include everything shown in the Champion Adoption Package mentioned below.
At BARCS, we believe in second chances for every animal that comes through our doors, including cats who have tested positive for FIV and FeLV, two diseases that are not uncommon but often misunderstood. In an effort to find these wonderful kitties great homes, adoption fees are waived for cats and kittens of all ages who are FIV or FeLV positive.
Best Buddies Package
BARCS often takes in animals that have grown up together and have a great friendship. In an effort to keep them together in a new home, the adoption fee is waived for all animals 6 months and older who came to BARCS together and are adopted together.
Love Lasts Forever
For all animals 5 years and older
adoption fees are always waived
at BARCS. Want to help support this
program? Click here to make a donation
and sponsor the adoption fee of
a senior pet!
Double the Love
Two for one!
We have so many cats waiting for a loving new home. In an effort to help as many as possible find their new family, and do it together, cats 6 months or older that did not come in together, can be adopted two for the adoption fee of one.
PAY ONE ADOPTION FEE - $75
Working Cat Program
Cats looking for work keeping rodents away in barns, warehouses, corporate campuses, plant nurseries or other places of business. They may face some behavioral challenges that keep them from living indoors, but their safe placement gives them great purpose and pride. Click here for more information.
Healing Heart Package
Each year, the Franky Fund helps more than 900 animals get the critical medical care they need. But even after their initial treatment, there are animals that need long-term, additional or follow-up care in order to completely heal. For the wonderful people that want to help these animals, the adoption fee is waived.
Companions for Heroes
In appreciation of the services that our police,
firefighters, active duty military and veterans
provide to our community, BARCS created a
lifetime adoption special where adoption
fees are waived for the men and women
protecting and saving us.
(Please bring proof of service with you the day of adoption.)
Very Important Pets
Very Important Pets (VIPs) are long-term animals in our shelter that have been overlooked for adoption. Get to know our VIP pets via our social media and by asking our staff! To help these special friends find a home, BARCS has waived their adoption fees.