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2024 April
Apr 4

Pawject Runway 2024, Presented by Petco Love

6:00 PM

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Apr 10

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

4:00 PM

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Apr 11

Happy Tails Yappy Hour: Fosters Save Lives!

6:00 PM

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Apr 11

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

4:00 PM

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Apr 13

BARCS Adoption Day at Monument City Brewing Company

1:00 PM

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Apr 16

Orioles Fundraiser and Adoption Event for BARCS

6:35 PM

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Apr 20

Spring Fling Mega Adopt-a-thon

10:00 AM

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Apr 24

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

4:00 PM

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Apr 25

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

4:00 PM

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Apr 27

Perennials For Pets!

12:00 PM

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Apr 30

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

4:00 PM

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Orioles Fundraiser and Adoption Event for BARCS

Tue. Apr 16
6:35 PM

Missed out on getting Bark in the Park tickets? While you may not be able to bring your pup to the game on April 16, you can still attend and support BARCS by sitting behind the dog section!

Lower Reserve tickets are available for just $25, with all proceeds going to support BARCS. The game kicks off at 6:35 p.m., facing off against the Minnesota Twins. Please note that these tickets are for humans only.

BARCS' BFF Waggin’ will be parked at Maryland Square in Camden Yards (located just outside of Gate A). We also have very special BARCS x Orioles shirts for sale–only available at the game!

Get your tickets today!

Camden Yards
333 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Kitten Shower at Guildford Hall

Sun. May 19
11:00 AM

Join us on Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m at Guildfor Hall Brewery for our 'Kitten Shower' offsite adoption event! This event benefits BARCS Cat Foster program.

There will be games, raffles, prozes and adorable adoptable cats and some of our amazing foster dogs...and more!

1611 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21202

SunScape Groove Music Festival

Sat. May 18
1:00 PM

Join us at the SunScape Groove Music Festival! BARCS will be present with adoptable animals along with a merchandise table.

The music festival is from 1:00-10:00pm on a 12 acre park. Leashed dogs are welcome. The festival features two stages, 8 bands and food and beverage including adult beverages.

Fun family friendly event! Presented by the Music City Maryland Association and Sun Rider 9 Productions.

The Vortex in CAA Park
202 Ingleside Avenue Catonsville, MD 21228

BARCS Night at Bengies

Thu. May 16
8:30 PM

On Thursday, May 16th, Bengies is holding a special night to support BARCS. BARCS is a non-profit organization that operates Maryland's largest animal shelter and pet adoption center.

Bengies is one of the few places where you can bring your pet to watch a movie, and we know that our patrons love their pets, so we invite you to join us with your furry friend on May 16th to support the fantastic work that BARCS does. Almost all of the ticket sales from this night will be donated to BARCS.

We have an exciting evening planned featuring the family-friendly movie “SCOOBY-DOO” (2002), rated PG. We will have some fun and exciting activities leading up to the show, such as:

  • Scooby-Doo costume contest
  • Scooby-Doo collar craft
  • Red-Carpet selfie station
  • Doggie Treat vendors
  • Art for Paws - Artwork donated by children to help raise money for BARCS

The box office opens at 7:00 PM, and the movie "SCOOBY-DOO" will start at 8:30 PM. Please arrive early to take part in the pre-show activities.

Bengies Drive-In
3417 Eastern Blvd, Middle River, MD 21220

Jimmy's Famous Dog Trivia

Tue. May 7
7:00 PM

Jimmy's Famous Seafood is thrilled to team with BARCS Animal Shelter to present Dog Trivia! Join us on Tuesday, May 7th, for an exciting 2-hour journey of trivia led by our Host with the Most, Big Mike!

In addition to testing your knowledge of Man's Best Friend, Jimmy's will feature puppy-themed drink and food specials, amazing prizes for the top 3 teams, and free shots during bonus rounds! Your team may consist of as little as 2 individuals, but as many as 12!

Space is limited, and this will sell out! Be sure to register before all slots are full! The game will take place in our beautifully-renovated second floor Jimmy's LIVE Bar! We have a deck, too - so feel free to bring your pets! Get your tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/2javwdw3
 
All ages are invited to enjoy this family-friendly round of trivia! If you have questions, or wish to sponsor, please email events@jimmysfamousseafood.com!
 
Jimmy's Famous Seafood
6526 Holabird Ave

Heavy Seas Beer x BARCS Collaboration Beer Release Party

Sat. May 4
12:00 PM

It’s PAWTY time!!! Join us at the Heavy Seas Taproom for release of our 6th annual collaboration beer with BARCS!
 
ABOUT THE BEER:
This year’s collaboration beer is a 5% ABV, Blueberry Wheat Ale!
Brewed and dry-hopped with Mosaic hops, this crisp wheat ale is infused with real blueberry juice during fermentation, creating a burst of fruity flavor with every sip. Support a great cause while enjoying this delicious, easy-drinking brew!
Our Blueberry Wheat Ale will be available ON DRAFT, plus 4pks of 16oz cans for to-go purchase.
Proceeds from the sale of this beer will be donated to BARCS - the largest animal shelter in Maryland, granting refuge to 12,000 homeless animals each year!
This year’s can label features the winners of our “can art raffle” which raised over $9,000 for furry friends in Baltimore!
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S WINNERS: Tomko the dog, and Valentino the bunny!
EVENT DETAILS:
- This year’s event is on Saturday, May 4th from 12pm - 4pm. Our Taproom is open from 12pm - 10pm!
- This event is dog-friendly! Bring your best pal & meet other doggy friends!
- BARCS’ BFF Wagon will be onsite with furry friends up for adoption!
- We’ll have a selection of amazing local vendors onsite with goodies for sale!
Confirmed Vendors:
- Dee's Delectable Dog Treats: deesdelectabledogtreatsllc.org
- Kara's K-9 Waffles: https://www.kck9waffletreats.com/
- Kooper’s Pit Stop will be onsite serving their BRAND NEW smokehouse menu all day!
 

Heavy Seas Beer

4615 Hollins Ferry Rd

BARCS Benefit: Dead Dreams w/ special guests Time Police and DJ Groovy Twist

Fri. May 3
7:00 PM

Join us for a musical night alongside Dead Dreams at The 8x10 on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. All proceeds to benefit BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter).

You can purchase your tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/pd8n3abp

The 8x10

10 E Cross St

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. May 1
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Apr 30
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Glen Burnie
6631 Ritchie Hwy Ste, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Perennials For Pets!

Sat. Apr 27
12:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, April 27th, from 12-4 p.m. at Perennial Farms for a day of fun! Our BFF Waggin’ will be on-site with adoptable animals, and Perennial Farms will be donating a percentage of each sale to BARCS.

There will be vendors and food trucks!

Please, kidly leave your family pets at home.

Perennial Farms

12017 Glen Arm Rd, Glen Arm, MD 21057

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Apr 25
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Apr 24
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Spring Fling Mega Adopt-a-thon

Sat. Apr 20
10:00 AM

Find the love of your life at the upcoming “Spring Fling Mega Adopt-a-thon” event on Saturday, April 20! This extra special event is sponsored by Petco Love, Pimlico and a generous gift by BARCS Board Member Joe De Francis.

BARCS will be joined by the Maryland SPCA, the Baltimore Humane Society and Baltimore County Animal Services for an adoption event at Pimlico Race Course. This “mega” adoption event is the largest in the Baltimore area and surrounding counties. Adoption fees will be WAIVED for all animals – including dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and small companion animals.

The event will take place in the Grandstand 2nd Floor and Triple Crown Room from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pimlico Race Course is located at 5201 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215. 

Families are able to bring home their new furry friends the day of the event. All adoptions are first come, first served. Standard adoption procedures still apply. 

Adoption Information:

  • Adopters need to bring a valid photo ID and proof of current address. Adopters must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Adopters may NOT bring their current pets to the event. Adoption counselors from each shelter will be giving all adopters very thorough instructions about acclimating new pets to homes with existing pets.

  • Cat carriers, leashes and collars will be available for additional purchase at the event.

Orioles Fundraiser and Adoption Event for BARCS

Tue. Apr 16
6:35 PM

Missed out on getting Bark in the Park tickets? While you may not be able to bring your pup to the game on April 16, you can still attend and support BARCS by sitting behind the dog section!

Lower Reserve tickets are available for just $25, with all proceeds going to support BARCS. The game kicks off at 6:35 p.m., facing off against the Minnesota Twins. Please note that these tickets are for humans only.

BARCS' BFF Waggin’ will be parked at Maryland Square in Camden Yards (located just outside of Gate A). We also have very special BARCS x Orioles shirts for sale–only available at the game!

Get your tickets today!

Camden Yards
333 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201

BARCS Adoption Day at Monument City Brewing Company

Sat. Apr 13
1:00 PM

Join us for a paws-itively awesome day at Monument City Brewing as we host BARCS Adoption Day on April 13th from 1-5pm! 
Looking for a furry friend to join your family? BARCS will be here with adorable adoptable pets eager to find their forever homes. Come meet your new best friend!
Kara's K9 Waffle Treats Pop Up and Vibz Food Truck will be here for all your eats. 
 
Monument City Brewing Company
1 North Haven Street, Baltimore, MD

1 North Haven Street, Baltimore, MD

 

Happy Tails Yappy Hour: Fosters Save Lives!

Thu. Apr 11
6:00 PM

Join us at M8 Beer on April 11, 6-8 p.m for an extra special Yappy Hour event!
BARCS Foster Team will be onsite to host an informal workshop about fostering and answer all of your questions. Current fosters are encouraged to attend.
M8 is dog-friendly and BARCS adopters can come and gather together to share about their "Happy Tail" adoption stories! M8 will also be donating a percentage of proceeds to BARCS from sales during the event.
See you there!
 
M8 Beer
1399 S Sharp St, Baltimore, MD 21230

1399 S Sharp St, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States

 

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Apr 11
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Apr 10
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Glen Burnie
6631 Ritchie Hwy Ste, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Blaze's Walk

Sun. Apr 7
10:00 AM

BARCS is collaborating with Blaze Adventure Tours to take some of our adoptable animals on a walk for a cause. Join us on Sunday, April 7th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, MD.

Blaze’s walk is both a fundraiser and a celebration of life in honor of Blaze and all the other dogs who have been lost to canine lymphoma. The goal is to raise money for The Perseus Foundation in order to help provide costly life-saving treatment to dogs for bone marrow transplants, the only cure for canine lymphoma. Here's what the day has in store:

-Picnic and games for the whole family.

-Swag bags and raffle prizes.

-Dog adoption event with BARCS.

-Walk around Clopper Lake

…and more!

Registration is $29 per person. You can register here: https://tinyurl.com/5n75tdpv

Visit https://blazeadventuretours.com/blazes-walk/ for more information.

Pawject Runway 2024, Presented by Petco Love

Thu. Apr 4
6:00 PM

Yes, it's back and better than ever for 2024! Pawject Runway, presented by Petco Love, 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). Guests can rub furry bellies and rub shoulders with famous faces from the sports, television, news media and rock worlds.

This year, Pawject Runway will be held on Thursday, April 4 at the renovated and glamorous CFG Bank Arena. The event benefits BARCS and the Show Your Soft Side anti-abuse campaign.

Visit the website for more information and to snag your tickets today: https://www.pawjectrunway.org/ 

CFG Bank Arena
201 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Mar 28
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Paint Night: Paint Your Pet!

Thu. Mar 21
7:00 PM

Come and Pet Your own Pet with Paint Night to support BARCS animal shelter at Blue Pitt BBQ!

Get your tickets now:https://www.paintnite.com/us/md/baltimore/10614/events/blue-pit/march-21/paintnite-barcs-paint-your-pet-10326691/

Tickets are $48 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to BARCS!

This paint your pet event will be a TRACED DRAWING- you don't have to draw your fur baby. This is a fundraiser for BARCS animal shelter, come paint your pet to support the animals!

Your host will guide you step-by-step to make this creation. You may customize and choose your own colors, take-away or add. Just make it your own and take it home with you.

Price does not include food and beverages which are available through the venue for an additional cost.

Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar (1603 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211-1918)

Happy Hour Bartending Fundraiser!

Wed. Mar 20
5:30 PM

Join us this Wednesday, March 20, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Riptide on Fells Point for a special Happy Hour benefiting our furry friends at BARCS! It's an evening filled with good vibes all for a paw-some cause. Your tips collected during Happy Hour will be donated to BARCS shelter animals!

Riptide- Fells Point
1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Petsmart Charities National Adoption Week

Mar 18 - Mar 24

Did you know? It's National Adoption Week, brought by PetSmart Charities! From Monday 3/18/24 to Sunday 3/24/24 BARCS is bringing the BFF Waggin' and great adorable, adoptable furry friends to PetSmart Glen Burnie (597 E. Ordnance Rd.):

๐Ÿพ Monday - Friday 4-7pm

๐Ÿพ Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E. Ordnance Rd. Glen Burnie, MD

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Mar 14
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar 10 Year Anniversary Party

Thu. Mar 14
6:00 PM

Join us in celebrating an incredible decade of Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar! On Thursday, March 14th, from 6-10 p.m., indulge in delicious food, groove to live music by Hazlow, sip on drink specials, participate in exciting prize giveaways, enter a private barrel whiskey raffle, and much more!

A porcentage of proceeds will be donated to BARCS.

RSVP for 1 free drink and raffle ticket!

Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
1601 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Mar 12
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Sat. Mar 9
12:00 PM

Join us at Petco Glen Burnie from 12-4 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Glen Burnie
6631 Ritchie Hwy Ste Spc G9a, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Mar 7
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Mar 6
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Clarks Ace Hardware Adoption Event

Sat. Mar 2
12:00 PM

Are you looking to add a furry friend to your family? Look no further! BARCS will be at Clarks Ace Hardware for a special pet adoption event. The BARCS BFF Waggin' will be onsite with adoptable pets Saturday 3/2 from 12pm-4pm.

Don't miss this chance to meet some wonderful animals in need of loving families. Adopting a pet not only brings joy and companionship into your life but also saves a life by giving a homeless animal a second chance. Spread the word, bring your family and friends, and let's help these pets find their forever homes. 

*Kindly refrain from bringing your pets along

Clarks Ace Hardware
8895 McGraw Rd., Columbia, MD

Patient First Adoption Weekend: Waived Fees!

Mar 1 - Mar 3
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Waived Adoption Fees for All Animals this Weekend!

If you've been searching for a new furry friend, this weekend is a great time to adopt. Patient First is generously sponsoring all of the adoption fees for every animal March 1-3! This includes animals in the shelter, in foster homes and at offsite events.

As Baltimore’s only open-admission shelter, BARCS cannot and will not turn away an animal in need. The shelter has continually been at or over capacity with so many dogs coming through our doors each day. Patient First heard our plea, and has stepped up to help more animals leave BARCS and find loving homes.

The event will take place onsite at BARCS Animal Shelter located at 2490 Giles Road, Baltimore, MD 21225 during regular operating hours. BARCS is open from 2-6 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekends. Adoption fees will also be waived at any offsite events. The $10 license fee still applies to Baltimore City residents.

BARCS Animal Shelter
2490 Giles Rd. Baltimore, MD 21225

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Feb 29
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Feb 27
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Heavy Seas Can Art Raffle

Feb 26 - Mar 6
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

We’ve partnered with Heavy Seas to give you an exciting chance for your pet to be featured on our upcoming collaboration beer can! This year there will be two cans - one pet will be featured on each can. Dogs, cats and small animals* are all welcome to enter! The winners will have their pet drawn by Heavy Seas' own artist and printed on the cans of their upcoming brew.

Donate $10 per entry from February 26 - March 6 and 100% of the proceeds will go to BARCS. The winners will be announced on March 8. Unlimited entries allowed; must be 21+ to enter. Only one pet will be featured on each can.

*Small animals can be entered under the cat ticket.

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Sat. Feb 24
12:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 12-4 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Feb 22
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Feb 20
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Tats for Tails

Sun. Feb 18
11:00 AM

Back again in 2024! Tats for Tails at the Baltimore Tattoo Museum on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.*

100% of each tattoo (selected designs or at artists’ discretion) will be donated to the homeless animals at BARCS! Tipping your artist is highly encouraged, as they are donating all of their time.

Tattoos start at $100

*Attendees will be served by ticketed number. You must be present in line to receive your number. In other words, no holding spaces for friends.

The more people who get tattooed the more we can raise for the homeless animals. Invite your friends and spread the word!

Big thanks to the staff and artists at Baltimore Tattoo Museum for very generously donating their time and awesome services.

Baltimore Tattoo Museum
1535 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Feb 15
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Feb 13

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

My Furry Valentine Mega Adopt-a-thon

Sat. Feb 10
10:00 AM

Find the love of your life at the upcoming “My Furry Valentine Mega Adopt-a-thon” event on Saturday, February 10! This extra special event is sponsored by Petco Love, Pimlico and a generous gift by BARCS Board Member Joe De Francis.

BARCS will be joined by the Maryland SPCA, the Baltimore Humane Society and Baltimore County Animal Services for an adoption event at Pimlico Race Course. This “mega” adoption event is the largest in the Baltimore area and surrounding counties. Adoption fees will be WAIVED for all animals – including dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and small companion animals.

The event will take place in the Grandstand 2nd Floor and Triple Crown Room from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pimlico Race Course is located at 5201 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215. 

Families are able to bring home their new furry friends the day of the event. All adoptions are first come, first served. Standard adoption procedures still apply. 

Adoption Information:

  • Adopters need to bring a valid photo ID and proof of current address. Adopters must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Adopters may NOT bring their current pets to the event. Adoption counselors from each shelter will be giving all adopters very thorough instructions about acclimating new pets to homes with existing pets.
  • Cat carriers, leashes and collars will be available for additional purchase at the event.


**Due to pending repairs, the second story may have access limitations for those in need of an elevator. Stairs and escalators will be in service at the time of the event. Participating shelters will make accommodations for adopters who are unable to access the second floor. If there are any changes, we will update information about this as the event draws closer.**

Pimlico Race Course
5201 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Feb 8
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Feb 6
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Dog Wedding After Pawty

Sat. Feb 3
10:00 PM

The night isn't over after the Dog Wedding comes to an end! The After Pawty is walking distance from the venue. Join us at the B&O Brasserie located in the Kimpton Hotel Monaco as we toast the newlyweds and keep the good times going. Everyone is welcome to attend, no tickets required.

B&O Brasserie at Kimpton Hotel Monaco
2 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201

BARCS Dog Wedding

Sat. Feb 3

For more than a year, Pippa and Munch lived only a few city blocks away from each other. Both dogs were social butterflies around the neighborhood, with Pippa even reaching national stardom for her adoption story, but the two had never crossed noses. One crisp fall afternoon, all of that changed. Both pups were out for walks with their moms in Riverside Park in South Baltimore when their eyes met. It was love at first… “body slam?”

Munch, who’s a little wobbly on his feet, crashed right into Pippa. Sturdy on her feet, Pippa didn’t seem to mind. This meant a lot to Munch because his unsteadiness often makes other dogs upset and uneasy. As their moms chatted and tossed them treats, Pippa appreciated that Munch let her eat ALL of the cookies without hesitation. While eating grass and rolling in leaves, Pippa shared with Munch that she recently completed a long “Bucket List” after outliving her cancer diagnosis, but there was just one thing left: To find true puppy love and a best friend…

…to wag and to hold, from this day forward, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish always.

Check. And the rest is history!

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Pippa Maloy and Manny “Munch” Deacon on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at The Lord Baltimore Grand Ballroom. This event is a gala-style fundraiser for the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS).

Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Feb 1
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Jan 30
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

BARCS'lorette Party

Sat. Jan 27
3:00 PM

The BARCS'lorette Party at Checkerspot Brewing is for the dogs. Dress to impress with your best friend as we celebrate Pippa and Munch's big day.

$15 ticket includes your first beverage, raffle tickets, vendors and special performances from Xpose Fitness and guests. If you plan to bring your pup along, please select the ticket option "With Dog".

Checkerspot Brewing Co
1421 Ridgely St., Baltimore, MD

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Jan 25
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Jan 23
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Jan 18
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Jan 16
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

BARCS'lor Party

Fri. Jan 12
6:00 PM

Join us on January 12 from 6-9pm for the BARCS'lor Party at Blue Pit BBQ! This pre-wedding pawty is for the "refined party animal".

Specialty cocktails will be available from Tito's and Sagamore, along with raffles, a cigar lounge and a guest appearance from the groom.

Tickets are $15 and 100% of proceeds go to animals in need at BARCS!

Blue Pit BBQ
1601 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Jan 11
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Jan 9
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Dec 28
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Dec 27
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Dec 21
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Dec 19
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

12 Bars of Charities

Sat. Dec 16

Mark your calendars for a jolly good time on Saturday, December 16, for 12 Bars of Christmas – the holiday pub crawl that's all about merrymaking and supporting the charities you hold dear.

Sign up and choose BARCS (Team Sand) to receive a sweatshirt, access to drink specials, and free entry at participating bars. Eight different charities are competing in Baltimore, and BARCS receives $15 for every person who joins our team!

Dog Pictures with Santa

Sat. Dec 16

Top Dog Gold Center, 3103 Belair Road Kingsville, Md. 1-3 p.m

Come join us at Top Dog Golf and Family Fun Center and get your Dog’s Picture taken with Santa, sorry “No Cats” Santa is allergic!

All Money raised will go to BARCS! An adoption specialist will be present to answer questions.

We will have cookies and hot chocolate for the kids.

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Dec 14
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Dec 12
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

MEGA Adoption Event

Sat. Dec 9
11:00 AM

Join us for a MEGA Adoption Event on Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. at BARCS Animal Shelter in partnership with Brandywine Valley SPCA.

Adoption fees will be just $35!

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Thu. Dec 7
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Dec 5
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Pictures with Santa Paws

Sat. Dec 2
12:00 PM

Santa Paws is coming to town – and Mobtown! Bring your pets for a memorable photo session with the big guy himself this
Saturday, December 2 at Mobtown brewing (4015 Foster Ave #400, Baltimore, MD 21224)

Pictures with Santa Paws from 12-2 pm - sign up ahead: https://tinyurl.com/yhud7rt4

๐ŸŽ‰ Don't miss out – secure your spot for Santa Paws!

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Point in Fells

Thu. Nov 30
5:00 PM

Santa Paws is coming to town! He will be at The Point in Fells for a festive event for your furry friends!

There will be pup meals for the doggies and festive drink specials for the humans. Your $20 ticket gets you your pet photo with Santa, a fun filled goodie bag for your pup and your first cocktail from the specials menu free.

Photos will be taking place in our game room if the weather is too cold for our tent outside. When you arrive we will have a sign up sheet for photos, it'll be first come first served!

Don't forget, we also offer a free pup meal with the purchase of an entree!

Pup Meals include:

  • Burger & Carrots
  • Rice bowl w beef or chicken
  • Chicken Tenders & Carrots
The Point in Fells
828 S Ann St. Baltimore, MD

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Nov 29
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Reindog Pawrade

Fri. Nov 24
12:00 PM

The holidays are right around the corner! We hope you'll join us on November 24 for an extra special event in Pigtown.

Bring your pup in their best holiday attire to participate in the contest and "parade" around Pigtown to local breweries. Checkerspot, Wico Street and Pickett are all participating. There is no starting location, please join us at all three between 12-4 p.m.

All three breweries are offering a percentage giveback for a specific beer. We will also have BARCS merchandise available (including our 2024 calendar!) along with a bake sale. 100% of proceeds will go to animals in need at BARCS.

Pigtown Breweries: Checkerspot, Wico Street and Pickett

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Nov 22
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

BARCS Bingo

Sun. Nov 19
6:00 PM

Join us at BARCS Bingo!

WHEN: Sunday, November 19, 2023. Doors open promptly at 6pm and the games will begin at 7pm.

WHERE: The FOP Lodge #69 located at 2832 Nine Mile Circle, Catonsville, MD 21228. There is plenty of parking onsite.

WHAT: Your $30 ticket purchase allows you to play all 20 games of this event which includes 19 regular games ($75 cash prize each) and 1 jackpot game ($500 cash prize). Additional bingo cards, special games and 50/50 raffles will be available for purchase at the event. Food will also be available for purchase at the event.

Please purchase tickets online ahead of time. The event will most likely sell out with no tickets available at the door!

 

Sponsorship opportunities range from $100-$1,000 and include benefits such as tickets, branded items, naming opportunities (tables, signage), social promotion and traditional advertising.

Click here to view the sponsor packet!

FOP Lodge #69
2832 Nine Mile Circle, Catonsville, MD 21228

"Where the Floof" Happy Hour Event for BARCS

Fri. Nov 17
6:00 PM

Where the floof will I ever wear this thing again? What the tux was I thinking?

You know that old dress or tux taking up space in the back of your closet? Maybe you wore it to a wedding, maybe you wore it to prom or homecoming...and you're thinking "where will I ever wear this again?"

Good news! We have the perfect event to wear it to. We are saving the date for the next Dog Wedding and kicking off wedding season with a special event on November 17. Join us at Old Line Spirits from 6-9 p.m. in your best (old) event attire.

Tickets are $20 and includes your first cocktail, light snacks, music and an awkward prom photo booth. A limited number of dogs are allowed, please select a free Dog Pawty Ticket if you plan to bring your pup!

We'll also announce the date and the happy couple of the 3rd annual Dog Wedding at this event!

Old Line Spirits
200 S Janney St. Baltimore, MD

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Tue. Nov 14
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

7th Annual Pins for Paws

Thu. Nov 2
4:00 PM

Join BARCS and BOMA Baltimore Community Service this Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Mustang Alley's from 4 to 7 p.m. for a fantastic evening of bowling and networking to support BARCS' Medical Fund & Senior Dog Sanctuary.

 

Ticket Cost: $75.00 before 10/17 after 10/17 $85.00

 

Mustang Alley’s 1300 Bank Street 2nd Floor Baltimore, MD 21231

Time: 4PM – 7PM.

 

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Nov 1
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

BARCStoberfest 2023

Sat. Oct 28

BARCStoberfest, Presented by Met Life Pet Insurance, is BARCS' annual, large-scale, pet-friendly festival and fundraiser that benefits the lifesaving programs and animal care at our shelter. The Patterson Park festival includes the annual "Ready, Set, SNIFF!" 5K Run/1-Mile Walk Sponsored by State Farm Agent Cyndi Kuhn, Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest, Barkin' Beer Garden vendors, kids’ activities, and more! Fundraising leading up to BARCStoberfest raises critical funding for Maryland’s highest volume, an open-admission shelter serving 10,000 animals per year. Our goal this year is $350,000, so please join us to raise funds for our community's needy animals.

Patterson Park

Adoption Event at Heritage Subaru Catonsville

Thu. Oct 26
1:00 PM

This Thursday, October 26, from 1 to 4 p.m., thanks to Subaru Loves Pets, catch the BFF Waggin' with some of our adorable, adoptable pets for a fun Adoption Event at Heritage Subaru Catonsville.

Also thanks to Subaru Loves Pets, we are WAIVING adoption fees for all of October! Fall in love and adopt your new best friend this month ๐Ÿงก

6624 Baltimore National Pike Suite A, Baltimore, MD

Subaru Heritage Catonsville
6624 Baltimore National Pike Suite A, Baltimore, MD

Remy's Ride Spin Class Fundraiser

Thu. Oct 26
5:15 PM

A portion of proceeds from classes throughout the day will benefit BARCS. Located conveniently in Harbor Point, each 45-minute class will challenge you to push your limits through resistance indoor cycle mixed with upper body toning.

Tickets are $26 and the day will end with a Yappy Hour event outside. Stay tuned for more information!

Resistance Cycle
1324 Point St., Baltimore, MD

Fine Wines & Felines Event with The Wine Collective

Wed. Oct 25
5:00 PM

Join us on Wednesday, October 25, from 5 to 8 pm, to celebrate finely aged kitties and wine at our 2nd Fine Wines & Felines Event with The Wine Collective! The BFF Waggin' will be on-site with adoptable shelter animals—yes, some foster doggos will show up, along with some adorable kittens too!

The Wine Collective
1700 W 41st St Suite 490, Baltimore, MD 21211

Catch BARCS on Raven's Walk

Sun. Oct 22
9:00 AM

Break out your purple pride and join BARCS on the famous Ravens Walk! This Sunday, October 22, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m before the Ravens home opener, the BARCS BFF Waggin' will be on-site with adoptable cats and dogs. Fans can cuddle with our dogs and cats and complete adoption applications. Enjoy all the fun that Ravens Walk offers before the game, and who knows, you might just meet your furry best friend!

Let's Roll! Skate Party

Sat. Oct 21
4:30 PM

Grab your leg warmers, tease up your hair and get ready to have a great time at this 80's/90's skate party for BARCS! Tickets cost just $7 and include skate rentals if you need them. Of the admission price, $3 will be donated to BARCS. Come as you are or wear your best retro outfit!

The event is from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. and will also include raffle baskets, a bake sale and 50/50 raffles. The snack bar will be open with food and beverages available for purchase.

Skateland North Point
1113 North Point Rd., Dundalk, MD

Petco Monthly Pop-Up

Sat. Oct 21
11:00 AM

Join us at Petco Canton from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Paws at the Pointe: POSTPONED

Fri. Oct 20

POSTPONED from September 23 to October 20

Enjoy a fun day on the green while directly supporting animals in need for a day of golfing, eating, drinking and networking with like-minded professionals who want to make a difference. Registration is $200/player. Foursomes and individual golf spots available!

 

Sponsorship opportunities range from $100-$7,500 and include benefits such as golfer foursomes and VIP experiences, promotion and traditional advertising.

Click here to view the sponsor packet!

Compass Pointe Golf Courses
9010 Fort Smallwood Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Oct 18
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

BARCS in the Barn Adoption Event at Manor Hill Brewing Farm

Sun. Oct 15
12:00 PM

Manor Hill Brewing, 4411 Manor Ln, Ellicott City, MD.

 

Join BARCS on October 15th, 12-4pm,will be bringing the BFF Waggin' to the farm with some of our adorable and wonderful adoptable animals, BARCS merchandise, and family fun. No tickets needed for this family-friendly event!

 

TASTING ROOM is open 12-7pm with 13 farm-brewed beers (+ hard seltzer) on draught and to-go options. Indoor seating, a tent, and outdoor space available. BYO chairs and pop-up tent for comfort.

 

TASTY MARYLAND will be on the Farm from 12pm-6pm. And BAD COOKIE will have desserts from 12-4pm (or until they sell out!).

 
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Festival Der Lagerbier

Sat. Oct 14
1:00 PM

It’s that time of year for the ultimate lager beer celebration! Monument City Brewery is hosting 30 breweries at the 2nd Annual Festival der Lagerbier. Each showcasing their finest craft lagers for you to explore and savor. Go on a journey through the diverse world of lagers and enjoy some of the best the area has to offer.

They are thrilled to have some amazing food partners joining them this year. Blacksauce Kitchen will be there with their amazing combination of food and community. VIP Tickets come with a food voucher from Blacksauce Kitchen. Big Softy will be there with their delicious pizzas and special Festival Pretzels with some exquisite beer cheese.

Proceeds from the event will benefit BARCS, a non-profit organization operating Maryland’s largest animal shelter and pet adoption center.

Ticket Packages:

GENERAL ADMISSION
• SOUVENIR MUG
• UNLIMITED SAMPLES FROM EACH ATTENDING BREWERY
• OPENING CEREMONY CASKS

VIP TICKETS
• EARLY ENTRY AT 12PM
• SOUVENIR MUG
• UNLIMITED SAMPLES FROM EACH ATTENDING BREWERY
• ACCESS TO LIMITED VIP BEERS
• 4- PACK OF OUR EXCLUSIVE COLLABORATION LAGER
• MEAL VOUCHER FROM BLACKSAUCE KITCHEN

Enjoy festival music while you engage in friendly competition and laughter with a variety of games that'll add an extra layer of enjoyment to your Lager-filled day. From hammerschlagen, best dressed, stein holding and more!

Current List of Breweries (more being added):

Brewer's Art
Burnish
Checkerspot
Crooked Crab
Cushwa
Denizens
Elder Pine
Forward Brewing
Guilford Hall
Inverness
Jailbreak
Key
Idiom
Landmade Beer
Manor Hill
Mobtown
Monument City
New Trail
Nepenthe
Ministry of Brewing
Oliver's
Pariah
Pherm
Pickett Brewing
Port City
Silver Branch
Suspended
Ten Eyck
Union
WICO St.

Monument City Brewing
1 N. Haven Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

Yoga Fundraiser for BARCS

Sat. Oct 14
2:00 PM

Come do some downward dogs for shelter dogs and cats! Join us for a fundraiser at 2:00 p.m. at Rolling Brook Yoga.

Tickets are $18 for a single class. Proceeds will go towards BARCStoberfest.

Register online at www.rollingbrookyoga.com under the schedule tab today!

Rolling Brook Yoga
1715 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD

Petsmart Monthly Pop-Up

Fri. Oct 13
1:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 1-6 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' with some of our adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Yappy Hour at Della Rose's

Thu. Oct 12
5:00 PM

Join us for a fantastic Yappy Hour at Della Rose's where you can enjoy delightful Tito's Vodka drink specials, Tito's giveaways, and a whole lot more fun! Plus, know that part of the proceeds will go towards benefiting BARCS.

 

See you at 5001 Honeygo Center Dr, Perry Hall, MD 21128, starting at 5:00 pm.

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Oct 11
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

National Playgroup Rockstars Adoption Event

Sat. Oct 7
11:00 AM

Join us on Saturday, October 7 to watch our doggie playgroups in action and adopt your very own rockstar! BARCS is one of 30+ shelters around the country participating in the National Playgroup Rockstars Adoption Event created by Dogs Playing For Life, sponsored by Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers.

Playgroup Rockstars are dogs that are well-socialized and love to play with just about any dog playmate. We will be showcasing some of our very own Playgroup Rockstars. Plus, all adoption fees will be WAIVED!

This is the perfect adoption event for someone who already has a pup (or two) at home and is looking for another playmate for their best pal! All adopters will also receive a free collar for their new pup.

https://www.playgrouprockstars.com/

BARCS Animal Shelter
2490 Giles Rd. Baltimore, MD 21225

BARCStoberfest Team Rally

Wed. Oct 4
5:00 PM

Join us for a special BARCStoberfest Team Rally event at the Union Collective on October 4 from 5:00-8:00pm! All BARCStoberfest fundraisers are welcome to join for this pre-festival party. Bring your pup along and participate in dog-centric activities. Several locations within the Collective will also be offering specials with proceeds to be donated to BARCS.

Participants are encouraged to invite friends and family to support your BARCStoberfest team at this event! Each guest will check in at the BARCS table and declare their support for your team to earn points. Everyone is invited to then compete in our Scavenger Hunt for bonus points. Each Participating venue will have a mental challenge, physical challenge, a virtual challenge and a found item challenge. Show your results to the BARCS table when your done to "power up" your points. The team with the most points at the end of the night will have 50% of the night's proceeds credited to their BARCStoberfest team page!

Union Collective
1700 W 41st St, Baltimore, MD 21211

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Oct 4
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Sep 27
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

PetSmart Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Sep 20
4:00 PM

Join us at PetSmart Glen Burnie from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Tail-Gate Block Party for BARCS

Sep 17 - Sep 17
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Shotti's Point's annual block party is going to the dogs! On Sunday, September 17, 2023, BARCS is teaming up with our friends at Shotti's Point to raise money for our animals and lifesaving programs.  Patrons can bring their dogs to the outdoor space, money will be raised through % of sales, special give-back Tito's drinks, raffles and sales of all new super-cute BARCS merchandise.

 

Shotti's Point Charm City
701 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230

Orioles Fundraiser for BARCS

Wed. Sep 13
6:35 PM

Did you miss the chance to purchase Bark in the Park tickets? You may not be able to take your pup to the game on September 13, but you can attend the game to raise money for BARCS and sit behind the dog section!

Tickets are $25 for the Lower Reserve and proceeds will benefit BARCS. The game is at 6:35 p.m. against the St. Louis Cardinals. Tickets are for humans only.

Camden Yards
333 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD

Petco Pop-Up Adoption Event!

Wed. Sep 13
4:00 PM

Join us at Petco Canton from 4-7 p.m. with the BFF Waggin' full of adorable, adoptable animals!

Whether you are looking to adopt a playful pup or a cuddly kitty, our staff and volunteers will be delighted to help you make a match!

Standard adoption procedures still apply.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Fields of Fire Country Concert

Sat. Sep 9
6:00 PM

Fields of Fire 2023 is sponsored by Merritt Properties and the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company.

Join us for the 5th annual Fields of Fire Concert! Fields of Fire brings Nashville recording artists and local performers together for a night of live music, food, cold beverages, and fun! Proceeds benefit the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company and BARCS Animal Shelter.

Performances By: Travis Denning, Ashley Cooke, and Boot N Rally with Southland Band

Times:

  • Onsite parking opens: 4:00 p.m.
  • Shuttles for satellite parking begin 4:30 p.m.
  • Gates: 5 p.m.
  • Show: 6:15 p.m.

Ticket Types: PIT, Seated, General Admission

Add-ons: Onsite Parking + Satellite Parking w/ Shuttle Service

***Event is all ages. All attendees, regardless of age are required to have a ticket***
*** All ticket sales are final. No refunds are available***

White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company
10331 Philadelphia Road White Marsh, MD 21162