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2021 September
Sep 10

Paws at the Point - SOLD OUT

8:30 AM

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Sep 18

Nama-stay Yoga Event

10:00 AM

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Sep 21

Yappy Hour at Crazy Tuna

5:00 PM

More info
Sep 25

BARCStoberfest Beer Release Party

12:00 PM

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Sep 25

Punch Drunk Stand Up Comedy Show

8:30 PM

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Jul 1 - Oct 31

17th Annual BARCStoberfest

12:00 AM - 11:00 PM

BARCStoberfest is our largest annual fundraiser that benefits the lifesaving programs and animal care at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). Fundraising leading up to BARCStoberfest raises critical funding for Maryland’s highest volume, open-admission shelter serving 10,000 animals per year. Our goal this year is $300,000, so please join us to raise funds for animals in need in our community.

The 17th annual BARCStoberfest will consist of various virtual events and in-person fundraising events throughout the month of October including the Checkerspot BARCStoberfest Beer release party, BARCStoberfest at the Beach, MEOWtoberfest, Beer Garden, Virtual Pie Eating Contest. Mini Fun Runs, and more! Be sure to follow along on our Facebook page to stay updated with all BARCStoberfest events.

Sat Sep 25

BARCStoberfest Beer Release Party

12:00 PM

Join BARCS & Checkerspot at the BARCStoberfest Beer Release Party on September 25 from 12-6 PM.

Dogs are welcome, of course!

Take part in two pet-friendly Oktoberfest-themed activities you can register for on the day of:

2:00 PM - Bobbing for Schnitzels ($10)
3:00 PM - Dog Beer Drinking Contest ($10)

Plus, come dressed in your best matching Oktoberfest attire with your dog and you could win a special prize!

RSVP you and your pup here:
https://bit.ly/barcstoberfest21

Checkerspot Brewing Co.
1399 S. Sharp St. Baltimore, MD
Sat Oct 9

BARCStoberfest at the Beach

12:00 PM

Join us on October 9 from 12-5 p.m. at River Watch Restaurant & Marina to raise money for the animals this BARCStoberfest season!

The day includes a Pet Costume Contest at 1 p.m. It costs $15 to register and there are limited spots available. Participate in one of the following categories: Beach Themed, Baltimore Themed, Best Owner/Pet Pair. Register here: https://funraise.org/.../f383ed47-1eed-4fc4-b034.../

There will also be raffles to enter, special drinks to enjoy, a beach photobooth to take photos and more! There will also be live music beginning at 6 p.m. after the event.

River Watch Restaurant & Marina
207 Nanticoke Rd. Essex, MD
Fri Dec 6

BARCS Holiday Bingo 2019

6:00 PM

Join us on Friday, December 6 for BARCS Holiday Bingo and win yourself some swag, including 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 from our friends at Harbor Que BBQ will also be available for purchase.

Bingo will take place at the Knights of Columbus in Baltimore: 1338 Hull Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins promptly at 7 p.m.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Knights of Columbus
1338 Hull Street, Baltimore, MD
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
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
Thu Sep 19

BARCS Drag Queen Bingo

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Category is... Saving Lives! On September 19th, the queens' show benefits the animals at BARCS! Come join us for Drag Queen Bingo at Points South Latin Kitchen. It’s FREE to play bingo, and a portion of all food and drink sales will benefit BARCS. Tito's Vodka will donate an additional $1 for every drink sold! So bring your appetite and come thirsty! Bring cash to tip the queens for their performances.

*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 the queens!

Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames St, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Sun Dec 8

BARCS Benefit Day at the Great Sage

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Support Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) on Sun, Dec 8th.

BARCS is a non-profit organization operating Maryland’s largest open-admission animal shelter and pet adoption center, nestled in downtown Baltimore's Federal Hill neighborhood. Their shelter grants refuge to every abandoned, neglected, abused, lost or surrendered animal that comes through their door - a staggering 30 or more animals are surrendered to BARCS daily, every single day of the year. No matter what the circumstance, they do not turn away any animal in need of shelter, food and a loving touch.

Great Sage is honored to donate 10% of all sales to BARCS to help them increase adoptions and rescues.

brunch 10a - 3p
lite fare 3p - 5p
dinner 5p - 9p

Reservations welcome, 443.535.9400

Great Sage
5809 Clarksville Square Dr, Clarksville, Maryland 21029
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
Sun Apr 19

*Postponed* Pups & Pints 2020

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Grab your crew (four-footed too) and join us at the Heavy Seas Taproom to support the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)!

We have collaborated with Max's Taphouse to release POOCH POWER- a beer brewed to help raise money for BARCS Animal Shelter!

This unfiltered pils will be available on draft and in 4packs of 16oz cans in the Heavy Seas Taproom!

Proceeds from both draft and cans will go to benefit BARCS, Maryland’s largest animal shelter, taking in more than 12,000 homeless dogs, cats, wildlife, farm, exotic and small companion animals each year.

Bring your pup to socialize with other four-legged friends!

This is a ticketed event! The proceeds from all $5 tickets will go to BARCS!

Purchase tickets here: https://book.peek.com/s/95740ac1-9a6c-440f-98d6-5f3e90f18838/VaNkO

Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

About the beer:

“Sometimes simple and classic is best. It doesn't get any more classic in Baltimore for craft beer enthusiasts than Max's Taphouse," says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. "When developing a beer with them to help benefit our fine furry friends through BARCS, we opted to brew a Franconian-style Kellerpils. Imported German pilsner malt with just a hint of Vienna malt for the slightest bready character blends with Perle, Hallertau, and Strisselspalt hops for a classy, clean, refreshing, golden brew that is eminently quaffable."

Style: Unfiltered Keller-pils
ABV: 5%

LIVE MUSIC LINEUP: COMING SOON

FOOD TRUCKS:
Pieces of Eight
GQ Food Truck

FREE brewery tours all day!

PLEASE REMEMBER: All dogs must be leashed at all times and are not allowed inside the production side of the brewery.

The label artwork was designed by the local Baltimore artist, Chris Gipple, of Nightshift Creative!

Heavy Seas Beer
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
Tue Dec 3

Giving Tuesday at Heavy Seas Benefitting BARCS

3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Grab your crew and join us for Giving Tuesday!

Please join us in supporting BARCS Animal Shelter in their mission to find all underdogs a home and continuing to save lives this holiday season.

From 3pm-10pm we will be collecting crucial items to help BARCS continue to do their amazing work including:
-Dog & Cat food (unopened please)
-Blankets
-Kong Toys & Nylabones
-Nylon Flat-Buckel Collars

FOR FULL WISHLIST, PLEASE GO HERE:
https://barcs.org/donate/#our-wish-list

We will be donating a portion of all draft beer sales for the night to BARCS!

Pieces of Eight will also be onsite serving up their wood-fired pizzas and bar bites if you’re hungry!

Heavy Seas Beer
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
Fri Apr 17

*Postponed* Pooch Power Release

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Grab your crew (four-footed too) and join us at the Heavy Seas Taproom to support the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)!

We have collaborated with Max's Taphouse to release POOCH POWER- a beer brewed to help raise money for BARCS Animal Shelter!

This unfiltered pils will be available on draft and in 4packs of 16oz cans to go!

Proceeds from sales of the cans will go to benefit BARCS, Maryland’s largest animal shelter, taking in more than 12,000 homeless dogs, cats, wildlife, farm, exotic and small companion animals each year.

About the beer:

“Sometimes simple and classic is best. It doesn't get any more classic in Baltimore for craft beer enthusiasts than Max's Taphouse," says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. "When developing a beer with them to help benefit our fine furry friends through BARCS, we opted to brew a Franconian-style Kellerpils. Imported German pilsner malt with just a hint of Vienna malt for the slightest bready character blends with Perle, Hallertau, and Strisselspalt hops for a classy, clean, refreshing, golden brew that is eminently quaffable."

Style: Unfiltered Keller-pils
ABV: 5%

More ways to support:

Join us at Max's on Saturday, April 18th for a draft release of Pooch Power with a portion of all sales of the beer going to BARCS.

Then come back (with your pup too!) to the taproom on Sunday, April 19th for Pups & Pints where a portion of sales of ALL draft beers including Pooch Power will be donated to BARCS!

Heavy Seas Beer
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
Sat Nov 3

BARCStoberfest

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The 14th annual BARCStoberfest is rescheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Baltimore’s beautiful Patterson Park near the historical Pagoda building. We made this decision based on the forecast and the health, safety and happiness of people, their pets and the adoptable shelter animals. All activities and plans remain the same for the new date.
Patterson Park (Pagoda area)
Sat Nov 30

Glass Paw Prints Benefitting BARCS

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Drop-in between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to make a cute stained glass paw print ornament. We supply everything. $7 per paw or 4 for $20. All proceeds will be donated to the local shelter BARCS! Feel free to bring animal food, treats, blankets, toys etc. RSVP suggested but not necessary.

Terraza Stained Glass Classes and More
5626 Southwestern Blvd, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
Sun Dec 8

Pet photos with Santa Benefitting BARCS Franky Fund

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8TH, 2-6PM!
Come out and get your pet's photo taken with Santa and a special guest appearance from the Grinch. Proceeds will benefit BARCS Franky Fund to help Baltimore City's animals in need of extraordinary or emergency medical attention.

*Digital download photos with Santa with a $5 donation!
*Special guest appearance from the Grinch!
*Tons of awesome gifts/baskets to raffle off including work from artists, gift certificates, concert tickets, beer/liquor swag, etc!

 
You do NOT need to be present to win a raffle! We will call you. (refer back to this closer to the event for a sneak peek at the raffles)
*Tito's drink specials
*100% of ALL TITO'S VODKA SALES GOES DIRECTLY TO THE FRANKY FUND!
*Drop off location for other BARCS donations- blankets, towels, treats, toys etc.

As we are willing to let your 4 legged, (or 3 legged, we don't discriminate), furry friends join us for a good cause, we ask that you please mind your pets! All pets must be leashed at all times. Please make sure your pet has used the bathroom outside. Please make sure your pet is social to other animals and humans and is ok in that social setting. Please don't keep your pet in a situation that makes them anxious, take them home, give them a treat and then come back and drink for a good cause!

Photos and raffles will be cash only- there is an ATM on-site!

Don't have a pet? That's OKAY! Get your own picture taken or just come support a good cause!

21+ only

Contact Jascy at rockwellbaltimore@gmail.com with any questions!
The Rockwell
702 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
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
Tue Dec 17

Tail Lights: Walk With Your Pups!

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Explore the magical Lights on foot with your family, friends and pups 🐶 All dogs must be leashed. Keep reading for info on our first ever doggie costume contest!

Monday, December 9, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 3 and under are free. Military and veterans buy one ticket, get one free - valid with ID at gate.

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🎁 Our first ever doggie costume contest (more info below)
✏️ Get a fun caricature of your pup/s
🦴 Handmade accessories from Pointer & Paw Co.
🐕 Possibly meet your furrever friend from Wings of Love, Kuwait and Canine Humane Network
⭐️ Show your support for BARCS Animal Shelter
🍫 Plus, hot chocolate and cookies!

Stop by the Dogs Of Charm City booth for the first ever doggie costume contest! Humans are encouraged to join their pups in the costume fun. Winners will be announced at their booth at 7:30pm. First place wins 2 lawn tickets to any concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in 2020! Second and third place winners will each receive their choice of item from Dogs of Charm City, including their new Holiday collection.

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Want to know where to park? Click here for info and directions: http://bit.ly/SOL-map

Merriweather Symphony of Lights
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland 21044
Sat Apr 24

Full Tilt Collab Release and Supply Drive

4:00 PM

On Saturday, April 24th, Full Tilt will be celebrating the release of their newest collaborative effort with BARCS and Adv3nture, SNOW CAT PILSNER!

Please join us for the celebration as Full Tilt donates $1 per pint or 4-pack of Snow Cat Pilsner and $5 per GalactiCat Plush sold all day!

BARCS will also be in attendance that day collecting donations in exchange for deals on beers!

Check out the list of BARCS most wanted items:

But anything from the list here would be much appreciated: https://barcs.org/donate/#our-wish-list

Bring your receipt(s) and still-packaged product(s) for the following rewards in return:
$5 - Free small pour (5oz)
$10 - Free full pour (12oz or 16oz depending on specific beer)
$20 - Free flight
$25 - Free Crowler
$50 - Free T-Shirt and full pour beer
$100 - Free T-Shirt, hat, and full pour beer

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
Sat Mar 21

*Canceled* Full Tilt Fest With BARCS BFF Waggin'

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We could list all the reasons we feel like celebrating but basically we just want another reason to party with you all. Come join us for a day of exclusive one-off brews, live music from some of B'More's best local music, Ice Cream by Cream Cruiser, and the BARCS Animal Shelter Adoption Trailer on-site!

Live Music:
12 - 3: James VanDeuson (Returning after opening for All Time Low)
3:30 - 7:30: Roses n Rust
8 - 11: The Village Idiots

BARCS BFF Waggin': Onsite from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. with Cats and Dogs looking for loving homes!


Stay Tuned for more info and a list of new brews being released! Cheers!

Full Tilt Brewing
5604 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21212
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
Sun Dec 15

Bike for BARCS with REV Cycle Studio

12:00 PM

Join REV Cycle Studio for an upbeat exercise class benefitting BARCS relocation campaign. The REVBlast bike class will take place at 12 p.m. on Sunday, December 15  at the McHenry Row location. (1718 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD. 21230) It is $25 to participate with proceeds going to help the homeless animals at BARCS.

We can't wait to see you there! 

REV Cycle Studio
1718 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD. 21230
Tue Sep 21

Yappy Hour at Crazy Tuna

5:00 PM

The Crazy Tuna Bar & Grill is hosting a Yappy Hour on September 21 from 5-8 p.m. to benefit BARCS! Bring your pup and come hang out for giveaways, raffles and more.

The Crazy Tuna Bar & Grill
203 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD
Sat Dec 21

Mums Christmas Party for BARCS

7:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Christmas rock show with ALL proceeds going to BARCS Animal Shelter's Franky Fund, which provides emergency and specialized medical care to homeless animals in need!

Here's the band line up in order:
Steven Sladki
Robert Mitchell
The Philtones
Dave's Dad's band
Distinguished Gentlemen
Society Fringe Players SFP

Mums
1132 S Hanover St, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Sat Dec 7

Petco National Adoption Weekend

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join BARCS at Petco in Canton (3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224) for Petco's National Adoption Weekend. The BFF Waggin' will be on site from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 with adorable, adoptable dogs and cats. Standard adoption fees and procedures still apply. We want to extend a huge thank you to our sponsor Petco Foundation for giving us a grant to support the National Adoption Weekend that we are holding at Petco in Canton.

Petco Canton
3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224
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
Sun Dec 8

Holiday Sip & Shop Benefiting BARCS

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON & GIVE BACK!
Join us for our 6th annual Holiday Sip & Shop! 🥂 🎁 We are partnering with other local businesses to bring you unique gifts for yourself, friends and loved ones this holiday season! Enjoy beverages and lite-fair while you mingle and shop!

VENDORS:
- Fire Fly Jewelry- Handmade jewelry with quality metals
- Batton Boutique- Custom apparel, accessories & more
- Lace & Dust- Dream Catchers, home decor, laser -engraving/cutting, macrame, jewelry & more
- Ole Bay Stamping- Handmade cards & crafts
- Scrub Line- Handmade body & facial products for men & women
- Wanna b hippy - All of your essentials if you want to be a hippy.
- Morgan Nicola Candles - Custom hand poured soy wax candles Each candle burns 45+ hours!
- The Parlour professional hair care & our great Holiday Hair Gift Boxes! We also have found some great stocking stuffers, jewelry, clothing & accessories to add to our inventory this season!

**GIVE BACK**Not expected but appreciated**
🎁 Receive a gift of appreciation from us for participating!
🐈 🎄 🐶 We are all animal lovers here at The Parlour! Please feel free to drop off your donations for BARCS now through 12/8! We want to make sure they have full belly’s and are warm and cozy this holiday season too!
***We may have a few little fur babies to love on at the event!*** 🐱 💕 🤗


See you all December 8th at 12:00 !

The Parlour - Salon and Barbershop
9515 Deereco Rd, Timonium, Maryland 21093
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
Fri Mar 13

*POSTPONED* BARCS Bingo in Locust Point

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

For our full statement, please go to https://barcs.org/blog/important-barcs-event-updates/.

Join us on Friday, March 13 for bingo and win yourself some swag, including 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 from our friends at Harbor Que BBQ will also be available for purchase.

Bingo will take place at the Knights of Columbus in Baltimore: 1338 Hull Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. Plenty of free parking available.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo begins promptly at 7 p.m.

Knights of Columbus
1338 Hull St, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
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
Thu Jun 20

Thirsty Dog Thursday: Spin to Win!

5:00 PM

Spend your Thursday evening enjoying classic and special Founders releases to support BARCS! Not only will Blue Pit be showcasing Founders beers, we will have Más Agave margarita slushies until we run out. Featured beers include the super drinkable All Day IPA, the adventurous Más Agave, the summer-appropriate Green Zebra watermelon gose, and the highly acclaimed Kentucky Breakfast Stout. Bring the whole family, including man’s best friend!
 
Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
1601 Union Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Tue Jun 23

Mystery Wine Pull To-Go

It's a wine pull... to-go! Simply make your donation online, and then visit Midway Liquors to pick up your mystery wine. Mystery bottles can be red or white and range in value from $30 - $100. Only 100 bottles available, so don't delay! All bottles must be picked up by July 23, 2020.

All wines donated by Midway Liquors so that BARCS receives 100% of the proceeds. Choose to include an additional donation in your purchase to help animals in need!

Tue Jan 28

Pet Portrait Paint Night to Benefit BARCS

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Send in a picture of your pet, and we'll draw it on canvas for you to paint. Half of all ticket sales benefit BARCS.

Vagabond Sandwich Company
111 Thomas St, Bel Air, Maryland 21014
Sun Dec 15

Cross Street Christmas

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Guess who's coming to Cross Street?

Join us for photos with Santa, a hot cocoa bar from Ceremony Coffee Roasters - Cross St. Market, cookie decorating and MORE!

Photos from Pixilated are just $10. A portion of photo sales will benefit BARCS Animal Shelter!

Cross Street Market
1065 S Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Thu Dec 19

Pajama Party for Charity Benefitting BARCS

7:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Join us at 101 Baltimore and Banditos for a Charles Street Charity Pajama Party!

Wear Christmas or holiday themed pajamas to receive 50% off of your total check from 7 P.M. until close! Bring an animal toy or animal food donation for BARCS and win some dope prizes!

101 Baltimore
1118 South Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Fri Jul 30

Flavor Cupcakery Fundraiser

10:00 AM

Stop in at Flavor Cupcakery in Bel Air any time during regular business hours and mention BARCS at checkout. A portion of proceeds will go to BARCStoberfest donations. Money raised will help provide crucial medical care, shelter and supplies for animals in need in Baltimore.

Vegan and gluten-free options are available, as well as special pupcakes!

Flavor Cupcakery
118 N Tollgate Rd, Bel Air, MD 21014
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 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

Sun Feb 9

Tats for Tails 2020

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Back again in 2020! Tats for Tails at the Baltimore Tattoo Museum on Sunday, Feb. 9 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 and partnering shops for very generously donating their time and awesome services.

Baltimore Tattoo Museum
1534 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Sat Jul 24

Punchdrunk Comedy Show

8:30 PM

BARCS fundraiser stand-up comedy showcase! Join us for an intimate night of laughs at Protean Books & Records featuring comics whose credits include The DC Improv, Magooby’s Jokehouse, Lou Costello Room, Helium Philadelphia and more!

Laugh while supporting a great cause!

Drinks are BYOB (water and soft drinks will be offered complimentary for guests). Guests are encouraged to check out the record selection before the show. 

Hosted by: Chris Spann and Nik Oka

Protean Books & Records
836 Leadenhall Street Baltimore, MD 21230
Sat Sep 15

BFF Waggin' @DogFest

9:00 AM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Dogfest 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.

Baltimore Humane Society
Baltimore Humane Society 1601 Nicodemus Road Reisterstown, MD 21136
Sun Sep 16

BFF Waggin' @PetSmart Glen Burnie

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at PetSmart 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.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Sat Sep 22

Pet-A-Palooza!

11:00 AM

Join DuClaw Brewing Co. for  'Pet-A-Palooza' festival on Saturday, September 22nd to BARCS.
FREE ADMISSION! Food, Beer, Fun, and Games await you!

EVENT DETAILS:
• Special Pre-Release of our next Sour Ale, Dessert Stout, & Double IPA in our DuClaw Release Series. (Tasting notes below).
• 22 Beers on tap.
• Roam the Brewery.
• BMORE GREEK GRILL Food Truck.
• BaltimoreChef Food Truck.
• Live Music by ShortcutSunny
• Live Music by 100 Proof
• Moon Bounce for the kids.
• Carnival Games & Prizes.
• Raffles.
• Caricature Artist.
• Vendors.
• Bully Sticks Donation Drive. Bing a pack of Bully Sticks in for BARCS and your first beer is FREE!
• Doggie Pie eating contest presented by Sweet Paws Dog Bakery.
• Adoptable dogs and cats on site! 
• Free admission & family friendly! -Must be 21+ to drink.
• Pets welcome! -Must be leashed and supervised 24/7
• Both cash and credit card accepted at this event. No ATM on site.

Release Beers - Tasting Notes:
• Sour Me Peach Sherbet - Sour Ale
Medium-bodied. The inherent mouth puckering flavors
of the brew mix with sweet peaches and an addition of lactose for a perfect blend of tart & sweet.
• Rule Of Three - Double IPA
Silky Medium body. Centennial hops along with Citra
Lupulin Powder and Simcoe Lupulin Powder are combined in 3
dry-hop additions for notes of citrus & passion fruit, earthiness & pine, and berry & melon.
• The PastryArchy Pumpkin Spice - Stout
Full-bodied. The addition of pumpkin spice rounds out the brew's complex mix of malt flavors for a seasonal twist on this Russian Imperial Dessert Stout.

DuClaw Brewing Co.
8901 Yellow Brick Rd Ste B, Baltimore, Maryland 21237
Sat Oct 13

BFF Waggin' @PetSmart Glen Burnie

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at PetSmart 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.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Sat Oct 20

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.

Petco Baltimore City
6516 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore MD 21215
Thu Sep 27

Chipotle for BARCS

On Thursday, September 27, all Chipotle locations in Maryland and DC will be throwing an all-day fundraiser for BARCS! All in-store orders (excluding catering and gift card purchases) are eligible for a 50% donation to our shelter. All you have to do is show the flyer on your phone, bring a printed version, or simply mention it to your cashier when you pay. To be sure your order counts for BARCS, you can check for the fundraiser line on your receipt!

Help us spread the word so that this opportunity can help lots of homeless animals in need.

All Maryland and DC Chipotle locations
Sat Nov 17

BFF Waggin' @Petsmart Ellicott City

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Petsmart Ellicott 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.

Petsmart Ellicott City
9200 Baltimore National Pike Baltimore, MD
Sat Sep 29

Fall In Love Mega Adoption Event

12:00 PM

On the afternoon of Saturday, September 29 the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will rent out Shipley Arena at the Carroll County Agricultural Center —thanks to a generous grant from the Petco Foundation—for the Fall In Love Mega Adoption Event, a multi-shelter, mega-adoption event. All adoption fees are waived! BARCS will be joined by The Baltimore Humane Society and Baltimore County Animal Services.

***ADOPTION FEES ARE WAIVED***

The event will open to the public promptly at 12 p.m. on the morning of September 29 and remain open until 4 p.m. or until all pets have been adopted. Families are able to bring home their new furry friends on the day of the event. All adoptions are first come, first served and adoption fees have been waived for all pets at the event. All standard adoption procedures still apply. Adopters should bring a valid photo ID.

Adoption Information:

• Adopters need to bring a valid photo ID with their current address. If your current address does not match valid ID, additional proof of address must be provided (official mail, utility bill).
• 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.
• All pets are same-day adoptions. Adopters must bring a vehicle that is the appropriate size to transport the pet they adopt.
• Cat carriers, leashes and collars will be available for additional purchase at the event.

Carroll County Ag Center
706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, Maryland 21157
Oct 1 - Oct 31

Brewing Good Coffee

Brewing Good Coffee Company is a small-batch specialty coffee roaster at Historic Savage Mill in Howard County whose mission is to raise money for animal rescue and advocacy. They are donating 10% of October profits to BARCS Animal Shelter! Support our work and get roasted-to-order, fair trade, organic coffee (or tea!) shipped right to your door and use coupon code "BARCS" to get free shipping on your first order! Or sign up for a monthly coffee shipment using code "SubscribeAndSave" for 25% off your first box! Shop their website at www.BrewingGoodCoffeeCompany.com, visit them at Savage Mill, and enjoy their coffee at BARCStoberfest 2018: Festival and 5K on October 27 in Patterson Park! #DrinkCoffeeSaveAnimals

Sun Oct 14

Glen Burnie Super Adoption Event

12:00 PM

Adoptable pets at Brown's Toyota of Glen Burnie on Sunday, October 14 from noon to 4 p.m.

Special thanks to Brown's Toyota for clearing their showroom to make way for BARCS' adoptable cats and dogs.

All adoptions are first come, first served. Adopters must bring a valid photo ID and current proof of residence.

Adoption fees are $75 and include Baltimore City pet license and microchip. Please bring a leash and collar for dogs or pet carrier for cats. (These will also be available on premise for additional purchase.)

All pets are up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered.

Thank you to the Petco Foundation for sponsoring our offsite adoptions program through their lifesaving grant to BARCS.

We'd also like to recognize the amazing team and leaders at Brown's, who made leadership level donations to our organization in 2017. Thank you for all you have done for Baltimore's homeless animals.

pin Brown's Toyota of Glen Burnie
7167 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
Sat Nov 10

BFF Waggin' @Petsmart Glen Burnie

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Petsmart 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.

Petsmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordinance Road, Glen Burnie MD 21060
Thu Oct 25

BARCStoberfest Pre-Race Rally Sponsored by Monument City Brewing

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We've turned BARCStoberfest packet pick-up into a party! Avoid the long lines the morning of the 5K/walk by picking up your stuff the Thursday before and staying for a little fun.

What's in your packet?

T-Shirt (you pick your size that night) and race bib, along with a doggy bandana and doggy number if you are doing the run or walk with your pup.

All pre-registered runners/walkers and new registrations will receive a free beer, courtesy of Monument City Brewing! A portion of additional beer sales will go to BARCS. Blue Pit BBQ will also be on hand with food for purchase.

If you can't make the rally, you have two more opportunities to pick up your race gear:

Charm City Run McHenry Row:
Friday, October 26 from 4 - 7 p.m.

BARCStoberfest, Patterson Park @ Pavillion #1
Saturday, October 27 from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
**Due to long lines the day of the event, we highly encourage you to pick-up at either Monument City or Charm City Run.

Monument City Brewing Company
1 North Haven St., Baltimore
Sun Nov 11

BFF Waggin' @Petsmart

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Petsmart 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.

Petsmart
9921 Pulaski Hwy, Baltimore MD, 21220
Sat Dec 15

BFF Waggin' @Petsmart Glen Burnie

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Petsmart 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.

Petsmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordinance Road, Glen Burnie MD 21060
Petsmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordinance Road, Glen Burnie MD 21060
Sat Dec 8

Mega Adoption Event

10:00 AM

Mega time! 1000+ puppies, dogs, kittens & cats for adoption for just a $25 fee at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. New this time: Fast Pass for 9 a.m. entry. Full house? Join as a volunteer! Event info, Fast Passes & volunteer signup: megaadopt.com

Delaware State Fair
18500 S Dupont Hwy, Harrington, Delaware 19952
Oct 23 - Oct 25

BARCStoberfest

BARCStoberfest is going virtual this year! Join us the weekend of October 23 - 25, 2020 for lots of fun events like a virtual 5k/One-Mile Walk, a Pet Costume Contest, a Dog Pie-Eating Contest, a Virtual Vendor Marketplace, a safe way to visit participating Breweries/Restaurants, and more!

While things may look a little different this year, BARCStoberfest remains a lifesaving and critical fundraiser for the animals in our shelter. This year, more than ever, meeting our fundraising goal through our virtual efforts is essential for our mission to save lives.

Create your fundraising page on our new website today! www.barcstoberfest.org 

 

Fri Feb 7

*SOLD OUT* BARCS Blizzard Bingo in Catonsville

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join us on Friday, February 7 for BARCS Blizzard Bingo and win yourself some swag, including 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.

Bingo will take place at the FOP Lodge #69 in Catonsville: 2832 Nine Mile Circle, Catonsville, MD 21228. Plenty of free parking available.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins promptly at 7 p.m.

FOP Lodge #69
2832 Nine Mile Cir, Catonsville, Maryland 21228
Sun Jul 14

Strut Your Mutt

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Join us for our 1st Strut ur Mutt at the brewery.

5:00-8:00 join us for house made spent grain dog treats, wading pools, half mile parade past BARCS, costume contest, meet and greet with local dog service professionals and more.

$10 entry donation for BARCS Animal Shelter will be collected at the door. The costume contest is free, pre-registration is encouraged.

The parade is at 6:00, Costume winner announced at 7:00

Full Circle will be here with yummy doughnuts too!

Checkerspot Brewing Company
1399 South Sharp Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Thu Jul 18

Baltimore Girls Pint Out Drinks for BARCS

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A bonus happy hour in July for a good cause! Come get drinks at Union and raise money for BARCS. $1 from every pint sold during our happy hour will go to them. Might be a few other fun surprises too!

Union Craft Brewing
1700 West 41st Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Dec 1 - Dec 31

Gift of Life Adoption Special

Give them the gift of "home." Give them the Gift of Life! This holiday season, BARCS' adoption fees are $0 thanks to our generous friends at Brown’s Toyota Glen Burnie. As big supporters of our shelter in 2018, they have a goal to end the year saving lives and sending animals home for the holidays.

This holiday season, BARCS has hundreds of homeless animals in our shelter who need families. These precious animals are spending the holiday season at our shelter through no fault of their own. Help us given them a second chance by choosing adoption.

View adoptable animals here. 

 

BARCS Animal Shelter
301 Stockholm Street
Thu Oct 24

BARCStoberfest Pre-Race Rally Sponsored by Monument City Brewing

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We've turned BARCStoberfest packet pick-up into a party! Avoid the long lines the morning of the 5K/walk by picking up your stuff the Thursday before and staying for a little fun.

 

What's in your packet?

 

T-Shirt (you pick your size that night) and race bib, along with a doggy bandana and doggy number if you are doing the run or walk with your pup.

 

All pre-registered runners/walkers and new registrations will receive a free beer, courtesy of Monument City Brewing!

 

If you can't make the rally, you have two more opportunities to pick up your race gear:

 

Charm City Run McHenry Row:

Friday, October 25 from 4 - 7 p.m.

 

BARCStoberfest, Patterson Park @ Pavillion #1

Saturday, October 26 from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

**Due to long lines the day of the event, we highly encourage you to pick-up at either Monument City or Charm City Run.

 
Monument City Brewing Company
1 North Haven Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Fri Jan 10

BARCS'lorette Party

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Come sow your wild hops at the pre-event BARCS’lorette Party on Friday, January 10 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Checkerspot Brewery (1399 S Sharp St, Baltimore, MD 21230). While owned dogs are not allowed at the Dog Wedding, the BARCS’lorette Party is dog friendly! The event will include a Kit Kat Burlesque performance and lots of fun doggy games, silly human games and prizes!

Ticket Types

Human + Dog $15: Includes your first beer and two raffle tickets (Limit 50 dogs)

Human Only $15: Includes your first beer and two raffle tickets

Checkerspot Brewery
1399 South Sharp Street, Baltimore, MD. 21230
Wed Feb 5

*SOLD OUT* Pet Portrait Night to Benefit BARCS

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Come out to Blue Pit BBQ & Bar and paint your animals portrait all while benefitting BARCS Animal Shelter. You can send a picture of your pet to EaselDoesItInc@gmail.com and we'll draw it on canvas for you to paint! Purchase your tickets today before they sell out!

Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
1601 Union Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Sat Jan 25

BARCS Dog Wedding- SOLD OUT!

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

**TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT!** To join the waitlist, please visit: https://barcswedding.org/rsvp

SAVE THE DATE: You are cordially invited to the doggy marriage of Beans Morabito and Angel Snyder. We know what you're thinking: it's about time they're tying the knot! Or you're thinking: "Will there be a cake?" Yes.

The wedding will take place at the Grand Ballroom in the historic Lord Baltimore Hotel. Dress for this new, alternative gala-style event is black tie formal, so please leave your soiled dog walking pants at home.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 25—you won’t want to miss this.

https://barcswedding.org/

Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Tue Feb 4

BARCScocina Titos & Tacos for Tails

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Barcocina will be hosting a fundraiser for BARCS animal shelter. 10% of sales, $1 for every Tito's cocktail sold, and tips will be donated directly to BARCS.

We will have happy hour from 6-7 featuring $6 house wines, $7 house margarita or blackberry sangria, and $4 blue moon, coors light, and miller lite. There will also be dog-themed featured Tito's cocktails.

There will be items raffled off including a Tito's gift basket.

This event will take place in the side bar in Barcocina and furry friends are welcome to join!

Dogs of Charm City will be here offering $2 Barkaritas and selling swag with a portion of the proceeds going to BARCS.

Parking:

-Free street parking after 8
-Caroline Street Garage
805 S. Caroline St.
-Parking Management Inc
1530 Thames St.

Barcocina
1629 Thames St, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Sat Feb 2

Low-Cost Vaccination & Microchips Clinic

9:00 AM

BARCS serves more than 3,000 publicly owned pets annually through our Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic. Clinics are held on the first Saturday of each month with some exceptions due to holidays or Vet availability. Call ahead or email to verify date: info2barcs@gmail.com or (410) 396-4695.

This low-cost clinic is not intended to replace the relationship between pet owners and their regular veterinarian. Only basic services and products are available at this clinic and veterinary advice on other matters will not be provided. It is important for an animal’s overall health and well-being to be seen regularly by a private veterinarian.

Clinic Information

NEW Address: Swan Harbor Animal Hospital, 200 W McComas St, Baltimore, MD 21230

Clinic Hours: Services will take place between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. 

Safety: All Pets must be collared, leashed or secured in carriers. Please do NOT plan to "hold" un-leashed cats/kittens/dogs/puppies.

Weather: This clinic is rain or shine. Please check the weather forecast and dress/plan accordingly—for both humans and pets.

Pet License: Pet Licenses may also be purchased at this clinic. For more information on Baltimore City Pet Licenses, click here. (internal link to licenses page)

Clinic Pricing

  • Rabies $6
  • Microchip $10
  • Distemper vaccination $10

Payment: We accept cash and all major credit/debit cards. We cannot accept checks.

Swan Harbor Animal Hospital
200 W McComas St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Sun Jan 27

Boozy Bridal Show Benefiting BARCS

11:00 AM

Join Lib's Grille, Dailey Forte Designs and Tito's Vodka for a Boozy Bridal Show benefitting BARCS!  Admission $10 per person 100% of all proceeds benefit BARCS 

Nucci Salon
3615 E Joppa Rd Parkville, MD
Fri Feb 8

Blizzard Bingo

6:00 PM

Join us for BARCS Blizzard Bingo! Friday, February 8 @ FOP Lodge #69. Doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m.

Prizes include designer handbags, gift baskets, gift cards and much more!

$25 for 20 games.

Food available for additional purchase.

FOP Lodge #69
2832 Nine Mile Cir, Catonsville, MD 21228-5465, United States
Sat Jan 19

BFF Waggin' @Petco Canton Crossing

12:00 PM

BARCS is excited to announce our first adoption event at our new Petco Canton location! 

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Petco Canton Crossing 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.

Petco @Canton Crossing
3969 Boston St
Sun Mar 22

*POSTPONED* BARCS Annual Wine Tasting

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

For our full statement, please go to https://barcs.org/blog/important-barcs-event-updates/.

BARCS' annual wine tasting is back!

Save the date: Everyone's favorite event, BARCS' annual Canine, Feline...Drink Wine!, is March 22 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Second Chance.

120 wines from around the globe!

Tickets are $50 for an all-inclusive wine tasting with appetizers and desserts.

Second Chance, Inc.
1700 Ridgely St, Baltimore, Maryland
Jun 26 - Jul 4

BBQ 4 Good: Giveback with Blue Pit BBQ & Merrick Pet Care

Calling all BBQ lovers! From June 26 through July 4, our friends at Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar are offering a special deal with Merrick Pet Care. When you order a to-go meal on Blue Pit's website at https://www.bluepitbbq.com/ you have the option to include a free BBQ to-go baggy for your pup provided by Merrick. Best of all, Merrick will make a $10 donation to BARCS for every order placed!

For an additional donation, you can also include Blue Pit's brand new "Velvet Pitopotamus" cocktail in your to-go order. This drink includes vodka, house made lavender honey syrup and house made lemonade, named in honor of their official Blue Pit mascot Sakai. Cheers!

Sat Jan 5

Low-Cost Vaccination & Microchips Clinic

9:00 AM

BARCS serves more than 3,000 publicly owned pets annually through our Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic. Clinics are held on the first Saturday of each month with some exceptions due to holidays or Vet availability. Call ahead or email to verify date: info2barcs@gmail.com or (410) 396-4695.

This low-cost clinic is not intended to replace the relationship between pet owners and their regular veterinarian. Only basic services and products are available at this clinic and veterinary advice on other matters will not be provided. It is important for an animal’s overall health and well-being to be seen regularly by a private veterinarian.

Clinic Information

NEW Address: Swan Harbor Animal Hospital, 200 W McComas St, Baltimore, MD 21230

Clinic Hours: Services will take place between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. 

Safety: All Pets must be collared, leashed or secured in carriers. Please do NOT plan to "hold" un-leashed cats/kittens/dogs/puppies.

Weather: This clinic is rain or shine. Please check the weather forecast and dress/plan accordingly—for both humans and pets.

Pet License: Pet Licenses may also be purchased at this clinic. For more information on Baltimore City Pet Licenses, click here. (internal link to licenses page)

Clinic Pricing

  • Rabies $6
  • Microchip $10
  • Distemper vaccination $10

Payment: We accept cash and all major credit/debit cards. We cannot accept checks.

 

Swan Harbor Animal Hospital
200 W McComas St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Sat Feb 23

BFF Waggin' @Petsmart Glen Burnie

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Petsmart 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.

Petsmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordinance Road, Glen Burnie MD 21060
Sat Apr 4

*CANCELED* Pawject Runway 2020, Presented by Pet Valu

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

*CANCELED* For our full statement, please go to https://barcs.org/blog/important-barcs-event-updates/.

Back for the 8th year, Pawject Runway is Saturday, April 4, 2020 @ 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 lacrosse field, rockers to race car drivers. Enjoy cocktails and gourmet treats while browsing our curated, high-end silent auction items.

TICKET TYPES

***General Admission: $35/person***
General Admission ticket includes runway show admission/seating. Food and drinks available for additional purchase. Price valid through 04/03/2020.

***VIP Softie Lounge: $150/person***
This all-inclusive ticket includes Tito's drinks, beer, wine and food from high-end local restaurants. This ticket grants access to the Softie Lounge and includes reserved floor seating. Rub elbows with the models and the sponsors in this VIP experience! Only a limited number of VIP Softie Lounge tickets are being released to the public for a limited time

_________________________________________________________

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

The Pawject Runway Silent Auction will be live online again this year! 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

_________________________________________________________

ABOUT THE CHARITIES:

More than 12,000 unwanted, abused and stray animals enter the doors of the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) each year – dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, even wildlife and exotic animals. BARCS is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization operating Maryland’s largest open-admission animal shelter and pet adoption center, nestled in downtown Baltimore's Federal Hill neighborhood.

Show Your Soft Side is a public service campaign that was created to change the mindset of young people who all-too-often view the maiming and torturing of defenseless cats and dogs as a sign of “toughness” or “manhood.” The campaign’s message that compassion toward animals is a strength, not a weakness is one that, overnight, struck a nerve with old and young alike. Today, Show Your Soft Side uses its reach and resources to build a better world for animals and, in doing so, build better adults.

Royal Farms Arena
201 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Thu Mar 12

Paint your Pet Portrait: Heavy Seas

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Sip & eat while you paint your very own PET PORTRAIT PAINTING at Heavy Seas Taproom in Halethorpe, MD! No artistic ability or experience required - anyone can do it. Each canvas/portrait WILL BE PRE-SKETCHED for your convenience! Pre-registration is required. Get tix below or contact T.C. Studios at 443-248-4273

*Thursday, March 12th @ 6:30PM

*All materials, $5 donation to BARCS & step-by-step instruction are included! Food/drinks are not included in ticket price. Submit your pet photos no later than 3/5/20 to tcstudios11@aol.com (a clear headshot is best!)

*Come hungry and thirsty! Beer can be purchased from the venue and pizza will be on site for purchase. $1 of each pint will also be donated to BARCS, so drink up!

*PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. WE CAN NOT ACCEPT WALK-IN’S. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!

Heavy Seas Beer
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
Feb 1 - Feb 14

Buckets of Love

2:00 PM

Love is in the air! When adopting a forever friend at BARCS from February 1-14 draw a heart from a bucket at our front counter for a surprise adoption fee between $0 and $14.

Adoption hours: Monday – Friday from 2 – 6 p.m. and weekends from 11 – 4 p.m.

*Does not include $10 licensing fee for Baltimore City residents. All regular adoption procedures still apply. All animals in foster care and offsite store locations have an adoption fee of $14.

BARCS Animal Shelter
301 Stockholm Street
Sun Feb 10

Tats for Tails

11:00 AM

Back again in 2019! Tats for Tails at the Baltimore Tattoo Museum on Sunday, Feb. 10 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
1534 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Sat Feb 2

Somepawdy to Love: A Cats+Books Adoption Event

11:00 AM

Join BARCS at Books With A Past for a cat adoption event! Meet (and adopt!) some of BARCS' senior and/or long term residents and learn about BARCS' other great programs.

Books With A Past
2465 MD Route 97 Glenwood, MD 21738
Sat Feb 16

BFF Waggin' @Petco Canton Crossing

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Petco Canton Crossing 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.

 
Petco Canton Crossing
3969 Boston St
Sat Apr 27

Pawject Runway

6:00 PM

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 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 lacrosse field, rockers to race car drivers. Enjoy cocktails and gourmet treats while browsing our curated, high-end silent auction items.

Co-Chairs: Frank Remesch & John Rallo
Honorary Co-Chairs: Torrey & Chanel Smith

2019 Ticket Purchasing Info: www.pawjectrunway.org/tickets

The Pawject Runway Silent Auction will be live online again this year! 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

ABOUT THE CHARITIES:

More than 12,000 unwanted, abused and stray animals enter the doors of the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) each year – dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, even wildlife and exotic animals. BARCS is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization operating Maryland’s largest open-admission animal shelter and pet adoption center, nestled in downtown Baltimore's Federal Hill neighborhood.

Show Your Soft Side is a public service campaign that was created to change the mindset of young people who all-too-often view the maiming and torturing of defenseless cats and dogs as a sign of “toughness” or “manhood.” The campaign’s message that compassion toward animals is a strength, not a weakness is one that, overnight, struck a nerve with old and young alike. Today, Show Your Soft Side uses its reach and resources to build a better world for animals and, in doing so, build better adults.

Royal Farms Arena
201 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Sun Feb 17

Drag Queen Bingo

6:00 PM

Category is... Saving Lives! Come join us again for a special Sunday edition of Drag Queen Bingo at Points South Latin Kitchen. It’s FREE to play bingo and BARCS will receive a portion of the food and drink sales between 5 - 7 p.m., so bring your appetite and come thirsty! Bring cash to tip the queens for their performances!

*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 the queens!

Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231
Sat Apr 6

Women's Golf Clinic

9:00 AM

Join us for a fun friend raiser and women's day out at Pine Ridge Golf Course. Come improve your driving and putting skills while networking and enjoying a day on the green.

Tickets are $50 and include group and one on one instruction from golf professional, clubs, continental breakfast, lunch, and a donation to BARCS.

Both seasoned golfers and beginners welcome!

Schedule
9:00 am - Continental Breakfast
10:00 am - One Hour on the Driving Range
11:00 am - One Hour on the Putting Green
Noon - Lunch and Raffle

Pine Ridge Golf Course
2101 Dulaney Valley Rd, Lutherville, Maryland 21093
Sun Mar 17

BFF Waggin' @Pet Valu Mount Vernon

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Pet Valu Mount Vernon 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.

 
 
Pet Valu Mount Vernon
1209 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Sat Mar 30

BFF Waggin' @Full Tilt Brewing

12:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Full Tilt Brewing 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.

Full Tilt Brewing
5604 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Sat Apr 6

BFF Waggin' @Festival for the Animals

10:00 AM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Festival for the Animals 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.

Druid Hill Park
900 Druid Park Lake Dr, Baltimore, MD 21217
Fri Apr 12

Tour for Life Adoption Event

5:00 PM

North Shore Animal League America’s mobile adoption units are once again traveling across the country on a Tour for Life. Now in our 18th year, we’re teaming up with BARCS to help find homes of animals in need.


Join us, April 12th, for a day of pet adoption featuring waived adoption fees for all felines, reduced adoption costs for senior canines, and Purina® giveaways for everyone!


Purina® has been a tremendous partner of Animal League America for over a decade and supports this life-saving program.
Swiffer supports North Shore Animal League America in this initiative to save lives.


 

Petsmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordinance Road, Glen Burnie MD 21060
Sat May 4

Pugs Take Baltimore

1:00 PM

Pug Pawty & Raffle to Benefit BARCS 

WHEN: 1:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: An an awesome raffle to benefit pug rescues BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter)
DETAILS: 100% of the raffle proceeds are donated to BARCS. Open to all ages!
COST: There is no fee to attend. Please support the raffle and also buy a beverage (or two!) from The Sandlot. Please be sure to RSVP.
The Sandlot
1000 Wills St, Baltimore, MD 21231
Thu Apr 11

BFF Waggin' @Charm City Concierge

12:00 PM

Come celebrate National Pet Day by adopting a furry friend of your own! 

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Charm City Concierge 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.

 

Charm City Concierge
100 E. Pratt building
Sun Jun 9

Drag Queen Dinner Show

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Category is… saving animals eleganza extravaganza! Come out to Points South Latin Kitchen on June 9th, and join us for our Drag Queen Dinner Show. With your $35 ticket, you get to indulge in an unlimited buffet all while enjoying a drag show with local queens. Thirsty? Drinks will be served. Feeling lucky? Raffle prizes will be given away. 10% of all food and alcohol sales will be donated to BARCS!

Fundraisers like this help our mission to save lives. BARCS takes in 12,000 homeless, neglected, abused and lost animals each year. We are open admission and never turn animals away. Your support is greatly needed.

*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT*

Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames St, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Sat Apr 6

Low-Cost Vaccination & Microchips Clinic

9:00 AM

BARCS serves more than 3,000 publicly owned pets annually through our Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic. Clinics are held on the first Saturday of each month with some exceptions due to holidays or Vet availability. Call ahead or email to verify date: info2barcs@gmail.com or (410) 396-4695.

 

This low-cost clinic is not intended to replace the relationship between pet owners and their regular veterinarian. Only basic services and products are available at this clinic and veterinary advice on other matters will not be provided. It is important for an animal’s overall health and well-being to be seen regularly by a private veterinarian.

Clinic Information

NEW Address: Swan Harbor Animal Hospital, 200 W McComas St, Baltimore, MD 21230

Clinic Hours: Services will take place between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. 

Safety: All Pets must be collared, leashed or secured in carriers. Please do NOT plan to "hold" un-leashed cats/kittens/dogs/puppies.

Weather: This clinic is rain or shine. Please check the weather forecast and dress/plan accordingly—for both humans and pets.

Pet License: Pet Licenses may also be purchased at this clinic. For more information on Baltimore City Pet Licenses, click here. (internal link to licenses page)

Clinic Pricing

  • Rabies $6
  • Microchip $10
  • Distemper vaccination $10

Payment: We accept cash and all major credit/debit cards. We cannot accept checks.

Swan Harbor Animal Hospital
200 W McComas St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Sat Jun 1

BARCS Beach Bash

2:00 PM

ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSED! Tickets available at the door inbox Saturday. $25 for general admission (includes T-shirt). $10 for drink specials only ticket.

Dreaming of soaking up the sun and the good vibes of summer? Save the date for the inaugural BARCS Beach Bash at Sandlot in downtown Baltimore!


Beach Bash is a full day of food, drinks, live music, dog-friendly games, kid-friendly activities and more. Ticket prices and full event details to come soon!

The Sandlot
1000 Wills Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Fri Sep 6

Paws at the Point Golf Tournament

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 Country Club
919 Wise Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21222
Sat Oct 26

BARCStoberfest 2019

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

We have so much in store for the 15th annual BARCStoberfest - including our super-popular beer garden, our annual 5K run and one-mile walk, shopping, a yoga class, a kids' "PawsPort" scavenger hunt, local food trucks and more!

Festival: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
5K and Walk: Registration at 7:30 a.m., run/walk at 9 a.m.
Beer Garden: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Register Yourself and/or Team:
https://barcstoberfest.myetap.org/fundraiser/2019/

The 15th annual BARCStoberfest is proudly presented by our friends at Pet Valu!

Patterson Park
200 South Linwood Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Sat Mar 2

Low-Cost Vaccination & Microchips Clinic

9:00 AM

BARCS serves more than 3,000 publicly owned pets annually through our Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic. Clinics are held on the first Saturday of each month with some exceptions due to holidays or Vet availability. Call ahead or email to verify date: info2barcs@gmail.com or (410) 396-4695.

This low-cost clinic is not intended to replace the relationship between pet owners and their regular veterinarian. Only basic services and products are available at this clinic and veterinary advice on other matters will not be provided. It is important for an animal’s overall health and well-being to be seen regularly by a private veterinarian.

Clinic Information

NEW Address: Swan Harbor Animal Hospital, 200 W McComas St, Baltimore, MD 21230

Clinic Hours: Services will take place between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. 

Safety: All Pets must be collared, leashed or secured in carriers. Please do NOT plan to "hold" un-leashed cats/kittens/dogs/puppies.

Weather: This clinic is rain or shine. Please check the weather forecast and dress/plan accordingly—for both humans and pets.

Pet License: Pet Licenses may also be purchased at this clinic. For more information on Baltimore City Pet Licenses, click here. (internal link to licenses page)

Clinic Pricing

  • Rabies $6
  • Microchip $10
  • Distemper vaccination $10

Payment: We accept cash and all major credit/debit cards. We cannot accept checks.

Swan Harbor Animal Hospital
200 W McComas St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Sun Apr 7

Canine, Feline, Drink Wine! *SOLD OUT*

3:00 PM

*SOLD OUT*

BARCS' annual wine tasting is back!

Save the date: Everyone's favorite event, BARCS' annual Canine, Feline...Drink Wine!, is April 7 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Second Chance.

Tickets are $50 for an all-inclusive wine tasting with appetizers and desserts.

Second Chance
1700 Ridgely St, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Sun May 19

Pups & Pints *Paw Power Charity Beer Release

11:00 AM

Grab your crew (four-footed too) and join us at the Heavy Seas Taproom to support the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)!

For the first time ever, Heavy Seas will be releasing an exclusive beer for Pups & Pints from its 15 Barrel Brewhouse: PAW POWER!

This Wheat Ale with black currant will be available on draft and in 4packs of 16oz cans to go ONLY in the Heavy Seas Taproom!

Proceeds from both draft and cans will go to benefit BARCS, Maryland’s largest animal shelter, taking in more than 12,000 homeless dogs, cats, wildlife, farm, exotic and small companion animals each year.

Bring your pup to socialize with other four-legged friends!

This is a ticketed event! The proceeds from all $5 tickets will go to BARCS!

Purchase tickets here: https://book.peek.com/s/95740ac1-9a6c-440f-98d6-5f3e90f18838/lO1Y

Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

About the beer:

“We wanted to create a beer with BARCS that would appeal to dog-friendly folks with an outdoor lifestyle,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “A light, slightly spicy wheat ale inspired by the white ales of Belgium was our choice to create a refreshing, low ABV, “summer is coming” beer that will make people smile. Orange peel and black currant puree adds a fruity, tart, colorful dimension to this canned homage to our furry friends!”

Style: Wheat ale w/ black currant

ABV: 4.5%

Live Music & Food Trucks TBA!

FREE brewery tours at 12:30pm and 2pm!

BARCS BFF Waggin’ will be onsite to with adoptable dogs and cats and to answer any questions you might have about the adoption process!

PLEASE REMEMBER: All dogs must be leashed at all times and are not allowed inside the production side of the brewery.

The label artwork was designed by the local Baltimore artist, Owen Murphy, of One Drop Design Studio!

Heavy Seas Beer
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
Sun May 5

Glen Burnie Super Adoption Event

12:00 PM

Adoptable pets at Brown's Toyota of Glen Burnie on Sunday, May 5 from noon to 4 p.m.

Special thanks to Brown's Toyota for clearing their showroom to make way for BARCS' adoptable cats and dogs.

All adoptions are first come, first served. Adopters must bring a valid photo ID and current proof of residence.

Adoption fees are $75 and include Baltimore City pet license and microchip. Please bring a leash and collar for dogs or pet carrier for cats. (These will also be available on premise for additional purchase.)

All pets are up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered.

Brown's Toyota of Glen Burnie
7167 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
Thu May 16

Drag Queen Bingo for BARCS

7:00 PM

Category is... Saving Lives! Every third Thursday, the queens' show benefits the animals at BARCS! Come join us for Drag Queen Bingo at Points South Latin Kitchen on the third Thursday of every month. 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! Bring cash to tip the queens for their performances!
 
Bingo is free to play! Doors open at 7pm! *You no longer need to reserve a free ticket in advance, bingo from now on will be first-come, first-served.
Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames St, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Sat Feb 15

BARCS BFF Waggin' Adoption Event

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The BARCS BFF Waggin' (mobile adoption vehicle) will be at Petco Canton (3969 Boston St, Baltimore, MD) with adorable, adoptable cats and dogs. The event will take place on Saturday, February 15 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Adoptions are first come, first serve. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt.

Petco Canton
3639 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD
Sat Jun 8

MEGA Adoption Event at Timonium Fairgrounds

12:00 PM

On the afternoon of Saturday, June 8, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will rent out the Maryland State Fairgrounds—thanks to a major grant awarded to BARCS from the Petco Foundation, along with additional funding from the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance (BAWA)—for the 4th annual MEGA Adoption Event at the Fairgrounds.

June 8, 2019 from 12 - 4 p.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds: 2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093.

Adoption fees are waived for all animals at the event!

The event will open to the public promptly at 12 p.m. on the morning of June 8 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.

***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.

BARCS will be joined by the Maryland SPCA, the Baltimore Humane Society and Baltimore County Animal Services.


Adoption Information:
• Adopters need to bring a valid photo ID with their current address. If a current address does not match valid ID, additional proof of address must be provided (official mail, utility bill).
• 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.
• All pets are same-day adoptions. Adopters must bring a vehicle that is the appropriate size to transport the pet they adopt.
• Cat carriers, leashes and collars will be available for additional purchase at the event.

Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
Sat Aug 3

BARCS Cat Adoption and Donation Drive

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are excited to announce working with our favorite local pet lovers at BARCS Animal Shelter! On Saturday, August 3rd, we will be hosting a combined adoption event and pet supply drive.

We will have a few furry friends looking for a new home but, if you can't fit another companion right now, you can still help with a donation of select pet supplies in exchange for beer!

Check out the list of BARCS most wanted items:
KONGs (classic shape, either black or red)
Bully sticks
Large Nylabones
Cardboard cat scratchers (https://www.stretchandscratch.com/)

But anything from the list here would be much appreciated: https://barcs.org/donate/#our-wish-list

Bring your receipt(s) and still-packaged product(s) for the following rewards in return:
$5 - Free small pour (5oz)
$10 - Free full pour (12oz or 16oz depending on specific beer)
$20 - Free flight
$25 - Free Crowler
$50 - Free T-Shirt and full pour beer
$100 - Free T-Shirt, hat, and full pour beer

Full Tilt Brewing
5604 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Sat Jun 22

Papi's Hampden Falls Road Fiesta

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kick off the summer on June 22nd, at Papi's Hampden Falls Road Fiesta! Proceeds will be benefitting BARCS Animal Shelter. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids.  That $5 includes Cervezas, Margaritas, Sangria, food, music and more! There will be free giveaways and contests.  Bring a chair, bring your family and friends.  

Papi's Tacos Hampden
3820 Falls Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Sat Jul 27

Freyja Piercing presents “Piercing for Pets” benefiting BARCS

11:00 AM

Freyja Piercing and Fine Jewelry will be piercing and selling jewelry all day to raise money for BARCS. All of their proceeds from the event will be going to the shelter. There will also be a box for donation items that the shelter needs and a monetary donation jar. The event starts at 11 a.m. and will be going all day.
 
The link below takes you to BARCS Wish List for donation items.
 
Freyja Body Piercing and Fine Jewelry
N, 1053, MD-3 Unit 3, Gambrills, Maryland 21054
Sat Jun 15

Eddie's Bark Party

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A mutt-to-market extravaganza! Neighbors and their canine companions are invited to a pooch-friendly sidewalk soirée benefiting BARCS Animal Shelter, featuring food, music, photos, tastings and more!

Admission ($10) includes your first beverage, chips and one beef, chicken or veggie hot dog (complete with gourmet toppings)—plus paw-tapping '60s classics spun by DJ Baby Alcatraz, unlimited puppy love and a donation to protect and defend homeless, abused and neglected animals in our community.

Eddie's of Roland Park
5113 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21210
Sat Aug 10

$15 Orioles Ticket Fundraiser

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Watch the Orioles take on the Astros all while benefitting BARCS. The first 20,000 fans (15 and over) will receive a Dashboard Hula Bird. Tickets are only $15 in the upper reserves seating area. $5 from each ticket will benefit the BARCS Animal Shelter. Please email romeopaints@aol.com for tickets. Cash is best but Paypal is accepted as long as it’s “Friends and Family.”

BARCS takes in 12,000 homeless, neglected, abused and lost animals each year. We are open-admission and never turn animals away. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Camden Yards
333 West Camden Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Fri Jul 19

BARCS Beach Bingo

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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 from HarborQue BBQ. Questions? Email events.barcs@gmail.com

FOP Lodge #69
2822 Nine Mile Circle, Catonsville

FOP Lodge #69
2822 Nine Mile Circle, Catonsville, Maryland 21228
Sat Sep 28

Fall in Love Mega Adoption Event

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On the afternoon of Saturday, September 28 the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will rent out Shipley Arena at the Carroll County Agricultural Center —thanks to a generous grant from the Petco Foundation—for the Fall In Love Mega Adoption Event, a multi-shelter, mega-adoption event. All adoption fees are waived! BARCS will be joined by The Baltimore Humane Society and Baltimore County Animal Services.

***ADOPTION FEES ARE WAIVED***

The event will open to the public promptly at 12 p.m. on the morning of September 28 and remain open until 4 p.m. or until all pets have been adopted. Families are able to bring home their new furry friends on the day of the event. All adoptions are first come, first served and adoption fees have been waived for all pets at the event. All standard adoption procedures still apply. Adopters should bring a valid photo ID.

Adoption Information:

• Adopters need to bring a valid photo ID with their current address. If your current address does not match valid ID, additional proof of address must be provided (official mail, utility bill).
• 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.
• All pets are same-day adoptions. Adopters must bring a vehicle that is the appropriate size to transport the pet they adopt.
• Cat carriers, leashes and collars will be available for additional purchase at the event.

Danele Shipley Memorial Arena
706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster, Maryland 21157
Sat Jun 22

Summer Santa Dog Extravaganza

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On Saturday, June 22nd, get your dog’s photo early with Santa! From 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. you can get in the Christmas spirit early. Enjoy a fun filled afternoon with the outside Tito's Handmade Vodka bar, Austin Eastciders on tap, Dog Gear raffle, live music and puppies! Proceeds from the raffle and the dog themed Tito’s cocktails will be donated to BARCS Animal Shelter.

The White Oak Tavern
10030 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
Thu Aug 22

BARCS Drag Queen Bingo

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Category is... Saving Lives! On August 22nd, the queens' show benefits the animals at BARCS! Come join us for Drag Queen Bingo at Points South Latin Kitchen on the third Thursday of every month. It’s FREE to play bingo, and a portion of all food and drink sales will benefit BARCS. Tito's Vodka will donate an additional $1 for every drink sold! So bring your appetite and come thirsty! Bring cash to tip the queens for their performances!

*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 the queens!

Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames St, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Mon Jul 22

BARCS Drag Queen Bingo

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Category is... Saving Lives! On July 18th, the queens' show benefits the animals at BARCS! Come join us for Drag Queen Bingo at Points South Latin Kitchen on the third Thursday of every month. It’s FREE to play bingo, and a portion of all food and drink sales will benefit BARCS. Tito's Vodka will donate an additional $1 for every drink sold! So bring your appetite and come thirsty! Bring cash to tip the queens for their performances!

*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 the queens!

Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames St, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Sat Jul 20

Sweet Shop Event Benefitting BARCS

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Take part of your day to enjoy a sweet treat and your favorite coffee drink or fro-yo all while shopping Clarity Belle! Featuring dog lovers gifts and apparel. A portion of boutique sales will be donated to BARCS.

Afters Café
1001 South Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Sun Sep 22

1st Annual Konkrete Cruisers Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Konkrete Cruisers 1st Annual Show & Shine with 100% proceeds benefiting BARCS Animal Shelter. Bring your family for a fun event. The admission is free to get in. There will be unique lowrider cars, trucks and motorcycles. You can register your own vehicle for $10.

The show is Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

 

pin Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service
7311 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, Mryland 21061
Sat Aug 3

Mum's Rock n Roll BBQ for BARCS

5:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Come on out to Mum's annual BBQ to support BARCS Animal Shelter. This event brings you Baltimore rock and roll with the proceeds going to help the animals at the shelter. The $10 cover includes back yard BBQ and grilled Nutter Butters for dessert!
 

Mum's
1132 South Hanover Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Tue Jul 9

Find Your Next BFF Adoption Event

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Want to find your new cuddly BFF? Then come down to Find Your Next BFF Adoption Event! In partnership with The Asher House and Happy Dog, this event will be held on Tuesday, July 9th at South Point-Port Covington from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Asher, from The Asher House, will be there for you to meet with his 9 rescue pups! There will be both cats and dogs available for adoption. Cat adoption fees will be waived as part of the Maryland 2000 adoption event that is running the month of July. Please bring photo ID and proof of address to adopt. Your best friend will be waiting for you!

South Point-Port Covington location:

101 West Cromwell Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

South Point-Port Covington
101 West Cromwell Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Feb 28 - Feb 28

PetSmart National Adoption Weekend Event

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join BARCS at PetSmart Glen Burnie (597 E Ordnance Road) for PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend. The National Adoption Weekend is February 28 from 4-6 p.m. and February 29 through March 1 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. Both dogs and cats will be available for adoption. Standard adoption fees and procedures still apply.

We want to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors @PetSmartCharities for giving us a grant to support the National Adoption Weekend that we are holding at the Glen Burnie PetSmart.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Road
Jul 1 - Jul 31

Maryland 2000

Beginning July 1 through July 31, shelters across the state of Maryland, including BARCS, will be waiving adoption fees for cats and kittens with the collective goal of finding homes for at least 2,000 homeless kitties across the state.

This event includes cats from foster, shelter and in-store locations. Regular adoption procedures still apply. All cats adopted from BARCS are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

All adopters will receive a free wellness exam at a participating veterinary clinic, including the Cat Hospital at Towson (CHAT), a founding partner and sponsor of the Maryland 2,000. Adopters must schedule their appointment directly with the clinic and provide proof of adoption upon visit.

Let's save 2,000 kittens and cats!

https://www.maryland2000.com/

BARCS
301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Tue Sep 10

Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser at Checkerspot Brewing Company

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Save your spot for your pets glamour shot to support BARCS at Checkerspot Brewing Company in Baltimore, Maryland. To reserve your spot you must book in advance. The booking fee is $60 and $40 of that goes to BARCS. Spaces go fast so make sure to book ASAP.

 

Checkerspot Brewing Company
1399 South Sharp Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Tue Jul 16

Foster Open House Info Session

6:30 PM

Are you interested in fostering but aren’t sure what to do next? On July 16 at 6:30 p.m., the BARCS Foster team will be hosting an open house at BARCS (301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230) to help discuss the ins and outs of fostering and answer any questions you may have about opening your home to an animal in need. Please bring your current ID and proof of residence. 


At BARCS, we are an open-admission shelter, taking any animal in no matter the circumstances. When you foster, you save two lives: the animal you take home and the animal who will use the open space you left behind. Email foster@barcs.org with any other questions you may have about the open house. We look forward to seeing you there!

BARCS
301 Stockholm Street
Sun Sep 15

Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser at Black Flag Brewing

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Save your spot for your pets glamour shot to support BARCS at Black Flag Brewing Company in Columbia, Maryland. To save your spot you must book in advance at http://agoldphoto.com/events/baltimore. The booking fee is $60 and $40 of that goes to BARCS. Spaces go fast so make sure to book ASAP.

 

Black Flag Brewing Company
9315 Snowden River Parkway, Suite 3, Columbia, Maryland 21046
Sun Aug 11

Pet CPR and First Aid Certification Class

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid Certification class fundraiser for the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) Hosted by Amuse Toys.

 
$69.95 Registration fee Includes: 2 CPR certification wallet cards, An official certificate, a 2 year subscription to our online Animal Emergency Resource Center, your choice of the 88 page full color, interactive reference guide as an Ebook (View Only/Cannot be Printed) or an e-book plus a printed copy of the reference guide (additional $24.95), businesses, organizations and groups may request a professional, frameable certificate and window decal, to hang in their place of business to promote that their staff/members are certified.

Our program is based on the most current method of animal CPR which was developed by emergency veterinarians. This class is designed to teach the participant how to administer emergency CPR and first aid to an animal until veterinary care is ascertained.

*This class will certify the participant in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid*.

The skills and topics covered in this class include:

-Safety techniques when working with sick and/or injured animals
 
-How to perform emergency triage and assess if an animal is experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency.
 
-How to restrain and properly transport sick and/or injured animals.
 
-How to provide emergency first aid to dogs and cats en-route to veterinary care.
 
-How to take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, CRT) and determine normal vs. abnormal readings.
 
-Learn about the importance of the pet first aid kit and how to use the materials in it during an emergency.
 
-How to manage and provide first aid for many common medical emergencies such as severe wounds, poisoning, burns, choking and more.
 
-How to perform the most current industry-standard method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on dogs and cats.
 
(Participants will receive a PetCPR+ Certification valid for 2 years)
 

*Approved to award 3 CEU to veterinary professionals, 3.5 CEU to CCPDT dog trainers and 3 CEU to members of IAABC, NADOI, IACP and Pet Sitters International*
Amuse Toys
2576 Quarry Lake Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Wed Sep 11

Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser at Checkerspot Brewing Company

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Save your spot for your pets glamour shot to support BARCS at Checkerspot Brewing Company in Baltimore, Maryland. To reserve your spot you must book in advance. The booking fee is $60 and $40 of that goes to BARCS. Spaces go fast so make sure to book ASAP.

Checkerspot Brewing Company
1399 South Sharp Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Sat Oct 5

White Marsh Dog Swim

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

For one day only, bring your dog to paddle, fetch and play in our pool. A $5 cash donation per dog is required. All proceeds will be donated to BARCS. There will be vendors as well as information as to how to adopt. To ensure a safe and fun event, dog owners are asked to follow these rules:

• Dogs must be sociable and friendly towards other dogs
• All dogs must be current on vaccinations
• Please clean up after your dog and take them on regular bathroom breaks to ensure the pool stays clean while the dogs are swimming
• No children under the age of 16 will be allowed unless closely supervised at all times. Please keep in mind this will be a “dog park” atmosphere and although this is a family event, it is not recommended to bring small children.

Contact Eden Mallory at 410.773.9007 or
emallory@merrittclubs.com

Don’t forget to tag @merrittclubs on your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for a chance to have your pup featured on our Insta story!

Merritt Clubs White Marsh
5301 Campbell Boulevard White Marsh, MD 21236
Sat Oct 5

Photos for Animals in Need

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join me on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 6-8pm for the opening of my solo exhibit at the Laughing Pint in Highlandtown. I'll have some of my favorite black and whites on the wall and will be selling many of my other photos, in color and black and white, at VERY reasonable prices to help animals in need. All profits will be donated to BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue Care Shelter). The show will run until November 1, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

Laughing Pint
3531 Gough St, Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Sat Nov 9

Deadlifts, Dogs & Donuts

9:00 AM

Mongo Muscle is so excited to be teamed up with The Gym Westminster and BARCS. Come show us your best deadlift and meet some dogs. 
 

The event price will be $50 for one event and $65 for both events. Mongo Muscle will be donating 50% of your registration fee back to BARCS and 100% of donations and raffle prizes back to BARCS.

 

Come out and pull some heavy deadlifts in support of a great cause. If your a beginner lifter or an experienced one this is a great event for all skill levels.

The Gym Westminster
400 N. Center St., Westminster, Maryland 21157
Thu Oct 17

Drag Queen Bingo Benefitting BARCS

7:00 PM

**VOTED BALTIMORE’S BEST FUNDRAISER 2019**

Category is... Saving Lives! On October 17th, the queens' show benefits the animals at BARCS! Come join us for Drag Queen Bingo at Points South Latin Kitchen on the third Thursday of every month. It’s FREE to play bingo, and a portion of all food and drink sales will benefit BARCS. Tito's Vodka will donate an additional $1 for every drink sold! So bring your appetite and come thirsty! Bring cash to tip the queens for their performances!

*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 the queens!

Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames St, Baltimore, Maryland 21231

Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames St, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Sat Aug 31

Adopt-a-Pawlooza Mega Event

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On Saturday, August 31st the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will rent out the Howard County Fairgrounds —thanks to a generous grant from the Petco Foundation—for Adopt-a-Pawlooza, a multi-shelter, mega pet adoption event. All adoption fees are waived! BARCS will be joined by Baltimore County Animal Services, Baltimore Humane Society, The Humane Society of Harford County and the Maryland SPCA.

***ADOPTION FEES ARE WAIVED***

The event will open to the public promptly at 12 p.m. on the morning of August 31st 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. All standard adoption procedures still apply.

Adoption Information:

• Adopters need to bring a valid photo ID with their current address. If the current address does not match valid ID, additional proof of address must be provided (official mail, utility bill).
• 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.
• All pets are same-day adoptions. Adopters must bring a vehicle that is the appropriate size to transport the pet they adopt.
• Cat carriers, leashes and collars will be available for additional purchase at the event.

Howard County Fair
2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, Maryland 21794

Howard County Fair
2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, Maryland 21794
Tue Aug 20

YAPPY HOUR with Tito's Vodka & BARCS

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bring your four legged pal to AMBER for Yappy Hour! Sip on speciality Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktails while your pup chows down on house-made treats. Percentage of proceeds will go to support BARCS Animal Shelter. Tito's, BARCS, and AMBER giveaways, prizes + more!

AMBER
900 E Fort Ave. Suite C., Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Tue Oct 1

Fort Avenue Dog Swim

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For one day only, bring your dog to paddle, fetch and play in our pool. A $5 cash donation per dog is required. Proceeds will benefit BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter) and dogs in need of homes. There will be vendors as well as information as to how to adopt. To ensure a safe and fun event, dog owners are asked to follow these rules:

• Dogs must be sociable and friendly towards other dogs
• All dogs must be current on vaccinations
• Please clean up after your dog and take them on regular bathroom breaks to ensure the pool stays clean while the dogs are swimming

Fort Avenue is an 18 and older club. No one under the age of 18 will be permitted inside.

Merritt Clubs Fort Avenue
921 East Fort Ave, Baltimore, Maryland
Sun Sep 29

Towson Dog Swim

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Members/Non-Members: $5 Donation to BARCS at the door

This one’s for the dogs! Join us for one last day of fun in the sun at our Family Fun Outdoor Pool. Only friendly dogs with up-to-date shots allowed. 100% of the donations will go to BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter!) All ages are welcome.

Contact Erik Jones at 410.821.0160 or ejones@merrittclubs.com.

Don’t forget to tag @merrittclubs on your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for a chance to have your pup featured on our Insta story!

Merritt Clubs Towson
8757 Mylander Lane, Towson, Maryland 21286
Thu Sep 12

EAT OUT to Benefit BARCS

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Great News - Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, & Banquet Room is donating 10% of ALL FOOD SALES, ALL DAY - back to BARCS Animal Shelter on September 12th!
 

Please consider going out to EAT for LUNCH OR DINNER on September 12th, 2019

 
*for those of you painting with Rustic Revival Co.- Come early for dinner or eat while you paint. We look forward to seeing you all for a great cause!
 
 
pin Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, & Banquet Room
8480 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
Sat Feb 15

Puppy Love: Pet Photos Benefiting BARCS

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This Valentine's Day weekend, celebrate with the ones you love most - your pets! Join the pet-friendly Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore for professional keepsake pet photos by Eric Stocklin Photography, LLC in front of an adorable background, complimentary snacks for humans and pets alike, and the chance to win a Puppy Love gift basket and one-night stay at the hotel.

$10 per portrait | All animals welcome!
All proceeds benefit the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter
Saturday, February 15
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: https://hotelmonacopuppylove.eventbrite.com

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore
2 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Sat Aug 10

BARCS Cat Adoption and Donation Drive

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

On Saturday, August 10th, Full Tilt Brewing will be hosting a combined adoption event and pet supply drive.

We will have a few furry friends looking for a new home but, if you can't fit another companion right now, you can still help with a donation of select pet supplies in exchange for beer!

Check out the list of BARCS most wanted items:
KONGs (classic shape, either black or red)
Bully sticks
Large Nylabones
Cardboard cat scratchers (https://www.stretchandscratch.com/)

But anything from the list here would be much appreciated: https://barcs.org/donate/#our-wish-list

Bring your receipt(s) and still-packaged product(s) for the following rewards in return:
$5 - Free small pour (5oz)
$10 - Free full pour (12oz or 16oz depending on specific beer)
$20 - Free flight
$25 - Free Crowler
$50 - Free T-Shirt and full pour beer
$100 - Free T-Shirt, hat, and full pour beer

Full Tilt Brewing
5604 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Thu Sep 19

Sierra Nevada Yappy Hour Benefiting BARCS

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

On Thursday, September 19th from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m., your furry four-legged friends are being invited on to World of Beers patio for Yappy Hour with Sierra Nevada. While supplies last, bring your dog to hang on the patio and purchase a Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest and receive a squeaky toy. Limit one toy per dog, while supplies last. We will also be selling raffle tickets for a Sierra Nevada hammock and prize package with 100% of raffle proceeds going to support BARCS Animal Shelter!

World of Beer
1724 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Tue Aug 20

Yappy Ride Team Teach with With Nick and Kelly

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

It's the Dog Days of Summer, so it only makes sense to host a YAPPY RIDE! Join Nick and Kelly as they sprint, climb and dance their way through 45 minutes before heading over to our Yappy Hour benefitting BARCS Animal Shelter at Raw Bar!

Want to bring your pup to Yappy Hour but also want to take class? You're in luck! Lyndsay, Kerry, Maddie and Abby from the Dogs Of Charm City team will be taking up to 8 dogs on a 45 minute structured group walk in Canton Waterfront Park while you sweat it out. Your dog’s adventure will be documented from start to finish with photos and videos. Meet up with your dog at Raw Bar after class for BARCS Yappy Hour for dog-friendly froyo and happy hour specials!

All friendly, socialized dogs welcome. We ask that your dog be up to date on vaccinations and healthy. No leash manners required to take part in the pack walk, but we ask that you leave your dog at home if he/she has leash aggression or does not do well in a group setting. Non-retractable leashes only, please! E-mail Emma@revuup.com to reserve your spot. Hurry, because these spots will fill up quickly!

After class, Raw Bar's Happy Hour will be extended for us, so come support BARCS while enjoying a drink or an appetizer with your #REVTRIBE. All are welcome, including clients without dogs!

Rev Cycle Studio
1718 Whetstone Way Baltimore, MD 21230
Sun Mar 8

St. Patrick's Cornhole Tournament to Benefit BARCS

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

B.C. Brewery
10950 Gilroy Rd, Suite F, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031
Sun Sep 8

Punk 4 Pups at Ottobar

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Punk 4 Pups is a charity benefit show for BARCS featuring local bands:

Strong Zero
Old Bay Thrashers
Paperback Tragedy
Urban Crater.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Ottobar in Baltimore (2549 N. Howard St.)

DOORS: 6 p.m.

TICKETS:
21 years old+: $13 online
Under 21 years: $15 online
(There will be a $2 up-charge on all ticket sold at the door)

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/BaltimoreAnimalRescueCare/Punk4Pups.html

Big 'thank yous' to...

🐾 Ottobar for the donation of their venue for this event!

🐾 These awesome bands for donating their talent!

🐾 Artist Rebecca Madariaga for donating the poster art!

🐾 Our friend Romeo Santos for organizing this exciting new event!

Otto Bar
2549 N. Howard Street, Baltimore, MD.
Sat Sep 21

Paws, Pedals & Push-Ups

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join Mysty Edrington & DJ Supreme on Saturday, September 21 at Merritt Clubs Canton for a Spin/Boot Camp mashup benefiting BARCS Animal Shelter.

11:30 AM Spin (45 min)
12:30 PM Boot Camp (45 min) on the basketball court

After class, meet with adoptable dogs from BARCS and enjoy drink specials at LM Fresh Café.

Members & non-members: $25 to participate in one or both workouts.

Merritt Clubs Canton
3401 Boston Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Sat Sep 28

Das Best Oktoberfest - Baltimore, MD

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Taste all you can care to taste over 150 international, domestic and locally Maryland beers and domestic wines and schnapps. All of your favorite craft beers and perfectly paired wines will be served to highlight the great Beer Hall theme.

All show features are undercover- so rain or shine - there are no issues with weather.

BARK-TOBER. NEW THIS YEAR! Does your pup like the pilsners? Bring your dogs with you….we’ll have the treats. There will be a DOG COSTUME CONTEST. As well – we’ll be RACING THE DACHSHUNDS!! Prizes awarded for the fastest little wiener in town. To register your pet, email jcarter@triggeragency.com. Prizes will be awarded.

NEW VIP Ticket Experience. The VIP Tickets will be more exclusive this year. A VIP ticket offers guests 2 extra hours of drinking, a reduced crowd, 2 sliders or sausages from our meat cage, and a LARGER 14 ounce plastic STEIN.

OOMPAH BANDS and LIVE MUSIC ABOUND! Roll out the barrel! Authentic oompah and polka bands will keep you moving along with great live music from your favorite regional bands. Show us your best Chicken Dance moves.

The WURST SCHLOSS returns. The Castle of Sausage.

We’ll be serving up the best sausages and beef around. VIP Guests get eats included.

OTHER GREAT FOOD. There will be several brat concessionaires who will be offering the best sausages and German food along with food trucks and your festival faves! Enjoy all your favorites!! Food will be purchased ala carte.

FUN CONTESTS. Beef up your forearms for the Stein Holding Contest. Eat that extra bratwurst for the chance to win the Biggest Beer Belly Competition.

BEER GAMES ARENA & GREAT CONTESTS! Cornhole, Tricycle Races, Beer Stein Holding, The Best Beer Belly Competition, The Miss Oktoberfest Competition, Fingerhalkn! Prize $$ available for some contests!

 

Admission Options
VIP Ticket - $75
(plus taxes & fees)

Includes VIP Access 12-6pm. Souvenir Stein for All You Care To Taste Beers, Wines & Spirits, Specialty VIP beer tastings, VIP washrooms, 2 EXTRA HOURS of sampling, a larger 14 ounce mug, 2 sliders or sausages, & all live entertainment.

Saturday Regular Admission Tickets: $40 Advance
(plus taxes & fees)
Includes admission into the event from 2pm-6pm, Souvenir tasting glass, unlimited all you care to taste beer sampling, and all live entertainment

Designated Driver Tickets: $25 Available Onsite Only
(plus taxes & fees)
Access from 2pm - 6pm
Includes admission into the event only.

Lot H
211 W West St., Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Thu Sep 12

Ellicott City - Let's Paint to help BARCS Animal Rescue.

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Calling ALL ANIMAL LOVERS!
We are headed back to Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, & Banquet Room for our annual, and largest fundraiser of the year! Please join us for a crafty good time AND help BARCS Animal Shelter too!
Come early for dinner or eat while you paint! Jen Terry will guide you through the creative process while you enjoy time with friends and family - Your ticket includes everything you need to create your sign, including hardware and instruction. Every project is made to order, therefore you must pre-register by 9/5 - This one usually sells fast!
You can also see ALL OF THE PROJECTS being offered here:
https://www.rusticrevivalco.com/store/c153/8%2F26_-_PASADENA_-_The_Greene_Turtle_-_630PM.html

Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, & Banquet Room
8480 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
Sat Sep 28

Rooftop Yoga

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Get a pawsitive start to your weekend with Rooftop Yoga at the Shops at Kenilworth benefiting BARCS Animal Shelter and Show Your Soft Side! Join us Saturday, September 28 from 8:00am-10:00am for a morning of unFURgettable fun at an awesome price.

Enjoy an outdoor 60 minute practice (all levels) instructed by Yogi Karen White & music by DJ Neil Paul on the upper deck of our garage, then refuel and unwind inside with breakfast, refreshments, adoptable pups and more!

$10 Ticket includes yoga session, breakfast, coffee and mimosas, meet & greets, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Shops at Kenilworth prize basket (additional tickets available for purchase at event)! All Proceeds Benefit BARCS and Show Your Soft Side.

Stay tuned for registration!

*BYO Mat, Water Bottle & Towel

-7:15am-8:00am: Check In (find a spot for your mat)
-8:00am-9:00am: 60 Minute Instruction with Yoga Instructor Karen White and DJ Neil Paul
-9:00am-10:00am: Refuel and Unwind
-Breakfast from The Lyfe Café and Ashley's Sweet Beginnings
-Coffee & Mimosa Bar by Kenilworth Wine & Spirits
-Mix & Mingle with Softies (William Vanzela & Gerrard Sheppard) and Adoptable Pups and Kittens from Animal Allies Rescue Foundation (AARF) and BARCS
-Raffle Giveaway

*While we’d love to meet your four-legged friend, please keep pets at home.
*Trader Joe’s opens at 8am. Inside shops open at 10am. See individual store for hours. www.TheShopsatKenilworth.com

Learn more about the organizations joining us that day by visiting the following links:
https://showyoursoftside.org/
https://barcs.org/
https://animalalliesrescue.org/

The Shops at Kenilworth
800 Kenilworth Dr, Towson, Maryland 21204
Thu Sep 12

Kittens & Coffee Networking Event

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Kittens and Coffee: A Charitable Networking Event with BARCS

Start your morning networking and cuddling with adoptable kittens, along with a short presentation on what's new at BARCS, Maryland's largest animal shelter. This adorable, informative and FREE event will take place on Thursday, September 12 from 8:30-10 a.m. on the 6th-floor lounge in SPACES Stadium Square (145 W. Ostend Street, Baltimore, MD 21230). Space is limited, so please reserve your spot below.

Stadium Square
145 W Ostend St., Suite 600
Wed Oct 23

10th Annual Homebrew Extravaganza

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come sample 40 homebrewed beers and vote for your favorites. Brewers win cool prizes, lots of awesome beer, KOE rocking out, food available. $10 entry (at the door) and proceeds go to BARCS Animal Shelter. 10 years strong and keeping the spirit of Baltimore Beer Week alive!

Checkerspot Brewing Company
1399 S. Sharp St., Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Thu Oct 10

Under Armour BARCS Adoption Event

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pawtect this house! Join BARCS at the Under Armour Campus (1020 Hull Street,

Baltimore, MD 21230) on October 10 for an exciting adoption event. Our BFF Waggin’ will be on site with lots of adoptable cats and dogs from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. 

 

Bring your family and find your new BFF! Standard adoption fees and procedures still apply.

 
Under Armour Campus
1020 Hull Street Baltimore, MD 21230
Sat Mar 7

Baltimore Blast vs. Harrisburg Heat

6:05 PM - 8:05 PM

It’s a game for the animals!
Come cheer on the Baltimore Blast as they take on the Harrisburg Heat on March 7th at 6:05pm at SECU Arena.
To bring awareness to Animal Adoption and to prevent Animal Abuse, Blast players will be wearing special jerseys sporting the BARCS and Show Your Soft Side logos.
BARCS will also have several animals that are up for adoption on site for Blast fans to meet and potentially provide a forever home.
Tickets start at $28 and include FREE Parking.
Choose your seat here: http://bit.ly/2TaiVe8

Baltimore Blast
2 Auburn Dr, Towson, Maryland 21201
Sat Oct 5

Charm City Rooftop Day 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for TBFMD's 4th Annual Rooftop Day celebration! Register now to host your October 5th rooftop party to benefit needy dogs in Maryland through The Buddy Foundation of Maryland and BARCS! We'll help with party packs, contests, and so much more!

 
Register at bit.ly/ccrd2019
Fri Sep 20

Sips & Yips

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a yappy hour supporting BARCS Animal Shelter at Diamondback Brewery! Enjoy some pooch hooch and live music—and support the official kickoff of BARCStoberfest giving in SoBo.

A $5+ donation (cash or Venmo) to BARCS gets you a wristband good for discounted beer and food.

Live music by Skribe. Dogs are welcome on the patio (nothing against cats). We hope to see you there!

https://www.barcstoberfest.org/

Diamond Back Beer
1215 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, Maryland
Wed Sep 18

Oktoberfest Tapping Party

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

It's about that time again for Oktoberfest !
Our annual tapping party for Festbier is on September 18 from 6 p.m. -10 p.m. We'll have live music from the Cobb Brothers, contests, and a portion of our proceeds that we raise that night will be going to BARCS !
 

So bring all your friends, 2 or 4 legged, and enjoy the night with us.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
1000 Lancaster Street, Suite B, Baltimore
Tue Sep 17

Yappy Hour

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Nacho Mama's on Tuesday, September 17th for YAPPY HOUR! Tito's Handmade Vodka is teaming up with us to support BARCS Animal Shelter! $1 from every Tito's beverage goes to BARCS and we'll have some swag and giveaways for both you and your FurKid!

Nacho Mama's Towson
2 W Pennsylvania Ave, Towson, Maryland 21204
Sat Sep 21

Eldersburg Dog Swim

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Members/Non-Members: $5 Donation at the door

OPEN TO MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS! Bring your dog and his best pal to swim before we drain the outdoor pools. Bathing stations will be available for after the swim. All dogs must be friendly, up to date on their shots, and on a leash. $5 donations for BARCS Animal Shelter at the door. Please register at our Welcome Desk.

Merritt Clubs Elersburg
1388 Progress Way, Eldersburg, Maryland 21784
Mon Oct 7

Dog Swim at Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Join Sagamore Pendry Baltimore and Dogs of Charm City for an end-of-season dog swim at the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore pool on Monday October 7th from 5-7pm! 💦 Tickets are $15/dog with proceeds going to BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter). Towels will be provided for dry off.

Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase at the Sagamore Pendry pool bar. Dogs of Charm City will have an on-site pop-up shop with retail items available for purchase.

To ensure a safe and fun event, dog owners are asked to follow these rules:
- Dogs must be friendly towards other dogs
- All dogs must be current on vaccinations
- Please ensure that your dog uses the bathroom prior to entering the pool deck

*TICKET QUANTITY IS LIMITED

The pool at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel
1725 THAMES ST, Baltimore, Maryland
Wed Oct 16

BARCS Benefit At In Like Flynn

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us at In Like Flynn in Locust Point on October 16th from 7-10pm to raise some money for BARCStoberfest! A portion of food and drink sales will be donated to help the animals at BARCS while they wait for forever homes. There will be pasta & wine specials!

A huge thank you to Cora and the team at In Like Flynn for hosting this event! 🍻

If you can’t make it and still want to donate to the animals, use this link: https://barcstoberfest.myetap.org/fundraiser/2019/individual.do?participationRef=702.0.1014325337

In Like Flynn Tavern
1371 Andre St, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Sat Oct 19

Barks, Brews + Views: Howl-O-Ween Edition

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Calling all witches, werewolves, and ghouls!! Join us on Saturday 10/19 from 12-3pm for Barks, Brews, & Views: Howl-O-Ween Edition 🦇🎃 Enjoy drink specials with your dog at Raw Bar, Raw & Refined, and Bo Brooks Restaurant, and experience a haunted boat ride on the Baltimore Water Taxi between drinks.

Human & dog costumes are optional but encouraged!

Tickets are $16 for you and your dog ($13 for additional guests), or $18 at the door, with $2 from each ticket being donated to our Dogs of Charm City BARCStoberfest team. Tickets include exclusive drink specials, a Dogs of Charm City koozie, access to our dog puppuccino bar, and a sp00ky ride on the Water Taxi with your dog at one of the designated ride times: 12:30, 1, or 1:30pm (these ride spots are based on availability, and did sell out in advance before our last event).

MAKE SURE TO CHECK-IN AT THE TABLE IN FRONT OF RAW BAR TO GET YOUR WRISTBAND AND KOOZIE!

Drink Specials Include:

Raw Bar
$4 Domestic bottles
$5 Craft beers
$6 House wine
$7 Cocktails on tap
$15 Bottomless Mimosas & Bloody Marys

Raw and Refined
$3 Bud Lights and Coronas
$5 Spiked Seltzers
$8 Margaritas & Sangria

Bo Brooks
$1 donated to BARCS from all Tito's Drinks
$15 Buckets of Pacifico Beer

*YOU MUST BE 21 TO PURCHASE A TICKET. All friendly dogs welcome! 🐶

If you're a member of our Dogs of Charm City BARCStoberfest team, we highly encourage you to join us at this event and meet your fellow team members! We'll also have our new shirts available for pickup for those who raised the $40 BARCS donation.

Raw Bar
2809 Boston Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Sat Oct 12

Michael Kors Purse Bingo Benefitting BARCS

7:00 PM

Michael Kors Purse Bingo Benefitting BARCS!
 

Donations to BARCS will be made with each admission ticket sold!

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door!
619 Matthews AveBrooklyn Park, MD 21225
Thu Oct 17

Cocktails for BARCS

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 17th from 6-9 p.m. Come and enjoy our special "BARCStoberfest Sangria" to benefit BARCS Animal Shelter, raffle prizes, and additional $5 happy hour specials!

Some of the raffle prizes featured:
-Giftcard and Teapot- Teavolve
-“Runway Peel” from Charm City Plastic Surgery
-BARCS gift basket

Teavolve Cafe & Lounge
1401 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD. 21231
Thu Oct 17

Bruce Cameron A Dog's Promise Tour

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Carroll County Public Library and A Likely Story Bookstore Present An Evening with W. Bruce Cameron.

Bruce will be talking about his new book A DOG'S PROMISE. He also has his Puppy Tale series newest book LILY'S TALE. Bailey's Tale was a past Black-Eyed Susan Nominee and Battle of the Books selection.

This is a free event, but registration is required.

NO OUTSIDE BOOKS PERMITTED. All of Bruce's books will be available for sale at the event.

BARCS will be on hand with information and merchandise.

A Dog’s Promise – The Newest in the “A Dog’s Purpose” Series!
This is the highly anticipated third book in the A Dog’s Purpose series.

A Dog’s Promise continues the story of Bailey, the good dog whose journey started in A Dog’s Purpose(the international hit film) and continued in A Dog’s Journey (soon to be a major motion picture in May 2019). This time, Bailey is joined by another very special dog, who helps Bailey fulfill his promise over the course of several lives.

This charming, wise canine soul brings joy, laughter, and comfort as he unites a family fractured by life’s inevitable obstacles. The love and loyalty of these two memorable dogs shows us the incredible power of hope, truth, and unending devotion in this moving novel by award-winning author W. Bruce Cameron.

Lily's Story is a new standalone story in the bestselling A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tales series

A rescue dog to the rescue!

Lily is the smallest puppy in her litter and the only girl. Her brothers are bigger and stronger and like to push her around. When Lily meets a girl named Maggie Rose at the animal shelter, Lily discovers things are not so bad. Lily’s size means that she can help other animals who are in trouble. It’s Lily to the rescue!

W. BRUCE CAMERON has published more than 15 bestselling books that have been translated into over 50 languages. His award-winning “A Dog’s Purpose” series has the highest overall reader rating of any New York Times bestseller.

Eldersburg Elementary
1021 Johnsville Rd, Sykesville, Maryland 21784
Sun Dec 8

Pet Photos with Santa

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Strike a Paws! Join Harbor East and the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) for the Seventh Annual Pet Photos with Santa! Sunday, December 8th from 12-4 PM bring your furry friends to kick off the holidays with complimentary pet photos. We will provide on-site print outs of your pet photo, as well as a digital file. Get into the spirit of giving by making a donation of pet food and toys to BARCS; volunteers will be on hand to collect your charitable donations to help animals in need of a little extra love this holiday season. Please note that BARCS exclusively feeds animals under their care Science Diet products. Please also consider donating some of these much needed enrichment items to the cats and dogs at BARCS: Dogs: durable chew toys (Kongs, Nylabones), chuck-it balls, bully sticks, interactive toys, athletic balls, rope toys, plus toys (must be for pets) Cats: bat around toys, ping pong balls, mouse toys (all kinds), plush/cuddle toys (must be for pets), ball tracks, shaky eggs, interactive toys, feather toys. Join us on the Circle at President Street in Harbor East! RSVP for Free Parking.

Harbor East
800 Block of Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Nov 3 - Nov 12

15th Online Auction to Benefit BARCS Franky Fund

12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Welcome to the 15th Online Auction for BARCS Franky Fund. Volunteer and big-time foster Michelle Green has been saving lives by running our Franky Fund online Facebook auctions for more than six years. These bi-annual auctions have raised close to $200,000.00 to date, covering the medical expenses for hundreds of emergency medical cases at BARCS each year. When Michelle first began these auctions, our Franky Fund (a restricted donation fund for emergency and specialized medical cases) was still in its infancy in terms of funding. She was inspired after the heartbreaking loss of Sam, a special foster cat she had welcomed into her home. Sam was a victim of terrible burns and succumbed to his injuries. Back in 2013, BARCS was saving as many emergency cases as we could afford, but there was still much progress to be made. Michelle and her family knew that if they could raise more money for the Franky Fund, we could save even more severe medical cases, like Sam.

Today, the Franky Fund is able to say ‘yes’ to every treatable animal with medical needs. We are on track in 2019 to serve more than 1,000 animals with this fund…and your auction donations and bids!

So bid often, bid high and have fun!

Auction Rules - Place bids in the comments with round numbers only. Winner must pay within 48 hours of close of bid by Paypal to Michegreen@aol.com, or cash. Please click the "friends and family" option when paying through PayPal so we can avoid being charged fees.

If the 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, Maryland or at BARCS (301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230). Some items can be shipped and that option will be shown in the listing.

*Let's keep this fun. DO NOT bid to bump up bids. Keep it fair for everyone…remember, this is for the animals!

Sat Dec 21

Miracle on 34th Street: BARCS Cocoa and Cookies

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Come out on December 21st and support the animals at BARCS! Enjoy spectacular lights at the "Dog House". BARCS will provide hot cocoa, cookies and dog treats in exchange for cash donations to support BARCS Animal Shelter.

Look for the BIG dog in the white fenced yard and BARCS volunteers on the 700 block of West 34th Street between Keswick Road & Chestnut Avenue. Please note that it is can get very crowded and loud, so it's safer to leave your dogs at home.

700 Block of 34th Street in Hampden, Baltimore, Maryland
Wed Nov 13

BARCS at Blue Pit: Having a Ball in Fall

5:30 PM

Come out and have a great meal for a great cause at Blue Pit! BARCS will be hosting a raffle, and 10% of all proceeds during dinner will go to helping pets in the Baltimore area. As always, our patio is dog-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry pal!

Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
1601 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211
Fri Nov 8

Masarap X BARCS x The Sweetest Fern

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a night supporting of supporting BARCS, Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter. 

Bring an item from BARCS' wish list and receive a raffle ticket to win Suspended swag. Find the wish list here: https://barcs.org/donate/#our-wish-list

Suspended will be donating $1 from every 16 ounces purchased to BARCS and Masarap will be donating a portion of their proceeds.

The Sweetest Fern will be popping up with an incredible art pop-up. 

See you Friday from 4-9 pm. 

Suspended Brewing Company
912 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Nov 8 - Nov 10

PetSmart National Adoption Weekend

Join BARCS at PetSmart Glen Burnie (597 E Ordnance Road) for PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend. The National Adoption Weekend is November 8 from 4-6 p.m. and November 9 and 10 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. Both dogs and cats will be available for adoption. Standard adoption fees and procedures still apply. Our friends at the Maryland SPCA will be joining us as well with adoptable animals!

We want to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors PetSmart Charities for giving us a grant to support the National Adoption Weekend that we are holding at the Glen Burnie PetSmart.

PetSmart Glen Burnie
597 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060
Sat May 30

Dog’s Day Off Beach Party at Tiki Lee’s!

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We’re so excited to announce a collaboration between Tiki Lee’s Dock Bar, BARCS & Key Brewing to help find shelter dogs their furever homes!

Find your next #dayoffbuddy by rescuing a shelter dog!

Every dog deserves a forever home—to lay in the sun, fetch their ball, drool on your favorite pants and tunnel under your covers… a lifetime of “Day Off!”

Join us on May 30 for a special beer can release partnership between Key Brewing, Tiki Lee’s and BARCS. The team at Key has rebranded their summer classic All Days Off Mexican Lager with special edition Dog’s Day Off labels in an effort to promote adoption. The limited release cans will debut at the Dog’s Day Off Beach Party only at Tiki Lee’s.

Bring your pups and enjoy the beachfront at Tiki Lee’s and help us raise awareness for adoption and raise money to help BARCS’ mission of saving lives. There will be a $5 cover with proceeds going to BARCS!


Can Model

Adopt Me: Cooper

Every dog deserves a forever home—to lay in the sun, fetch their ball, drool on your favorite pants and tunnel under your covers… a lifetime of “Day Off!”

You can help save dogs like Cooper by visiting BARCS.org/adopt to find your new best #dayoffbuddy.

Tiki Lee's Dock Bar
4309 Shore Road, Sparrows Point, Maryland 21219
Sat Oct 24

Virtual Dog Pie Eating Contest

12:00 PM

Our 2nd Annual Doggie Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, sponsored by State Farm agent Cyndi Kuhn, for BARCStoberfest is BACK! This year’s contest will be virtual and we can not WAIT to see your submissions. Register for your dog's chance to win lots of fun prizes including gift cards, Dogs of Charm City swag, and of course bragging rights! Multiple prizes will be awarded, including a People’s Choice Award for each video with the most Facebook likes per weight class and awards by BARCS staff members (like Messiest Eater!).

Tickets are $20/dog to register and 100% of proceeds will be donated to BARCS. Limited tickets per weight class are being released, so make sure to register ASAP so you don't miss out on the fun!

 

Pies will be available for pickup starting on Monday, October 19th. You will receive an email with pickup instructions as well as instructions for filming and submitting your video to Dogs of Charm City.

 

 

6-inch Doggie Pumpkin Pies are being supplied by Sweet Paws Bakery.

 

Ingredients:

Pie filling: Pumpkin, Evaporated Milk, Eggs, Honey, Cinnamon

Pumpkin Pie Crust: Brown Rice Flour, Parmesan Cheese, Honey, Canola Oil

 

 

 

Wed Nov 18

TGI Friday's Fundraiser to benefit BARCS

4:00 PM

Dine in or carry out from the TGI Friday's in White Marsh on Wednesday, November 18th and 20% of proceeds will be donated to BARCS! Be sure to mention BARCS when you place your order. 

TGI Friday's
4921 Campbell Blvd, Nottingham, MD 21236
Sat Oct 17

Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Parade

12:00 PM

Join us for the annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest on Saturday, October 17th!

This year looks a little different with a socially distanced parade at Checkerspot Brewery. This large outdoor space enables BARCS to host this crowd-favorite event safely while maintaining social distance between each participant.

Participants pay $10/pet registration and will gather at the Checkerspot parking lot at Noon for the parade to begin at 12:30pm. 

*Attendees must wear masks and will be stationed 6 feet apart for the parade. Stick around to enjoy beer at Checkerspot afterwards and bring your own chair to set up outside.

Checkerspot Brewing Company
1399 S. Sharp Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
Sat Sep 26

Virtual Crab Feast

2:00 PM

We may not be able to gather in person for a crab feast, but you can enjoy your own feast at home with a carry-out fundraiser from Al's Seafood to benefit BARCS! Purchase a ticket for your to-go bag online; the Crab Option is $50/ticket and the Vegan Option is $35/ticket. Bags will be available for pick-up at 2pm or 4pm on Saturday, September 26th with a drive-thru line at Al's Seafood.

Each crab bag includes 6 steamed crabs, 1/2 pint MD crab soup, 1 ear of corn, choice of hot dog/hamburger, choice of coleslaw/potato salad, choice of brownie/carrot cake for dessert, crab mallet, crab knife, and brown paper. 

Each vegan bag includes 2 vegan crab cakes, side salad, vegan potato salad, and 1 ear of corn.

6-packs of Foot Wedge Lager 4.7% from Key Brewing are also available for purchase to pick up with your food! $10 per pack.

 

Al's Seafood
1551 Eastern Blvd. Essex, MD 21221
Tue Mar 16

Stand Pup Comedy Show Benefitting BARCS

8:00 PM

Dogs, Cats, and Comedians - It's Stand Pup Comedy Online! Starring adoptable pets, funny humans, and YOU!

Past performers have been seen on The Office, Seinfeld, America’s Got Talent, Conan, Comedy Central and more.

Tickets are $20 ($25 day of show) and 50% of proceeds will go directly to BARCS Animal Shelter using the ticket link below or mention BARCS at checkout.

The zoom link for the event will be emailed on the day of the show. Event is for mature audiences. Refunds will not be issued unless show is cancelled by venue or producer. Events are subject to change and cancellation.

Sat Oct 3

Scavenger Hunt

12:30 PM

Can you sniff out all the clues to trace Havoc the dog's path? If you do, you'll be rewarded with some prizes along the way!

On the afternoon of Saturday, October 3rd, Havoc will be going on a fun adventure through Federal Hill & Locust Point and BARCS wants to know if you can track what he left behind and win coupons & prizes as you decipher clues.

This volunteer-organized event is fun twist on a scavenger hunt that will require you to trace his steps based on clues left at each of his stops. Your dogs are welcome to play too! Some driving is required. 

Register yourself for $15 or a team for $40 and receive your first clue by email promptly at 12:30pm the day of the event. Participants must snap a photo at each location with the clue to show that they visited every stop along the way. First person (or team) to complete the Scavenger Hunt wins the grand prize!

Be sure to stick around at the final destination. There will be raffles, free dog treats, food and beer available. Plus plenty of outdoors space for COVID precautions - bring a mask!

 

Oct 9 - Oct 18

Virtual Beer Garden

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The BARCStoberfest Beer Garden looks a little different this year, but you can still visit participating breweries and help animals in need at BARCS! Over two weekends, October 9-11 & October 16-18, you can head to the breweries listed below or order online for curbside pickup. Each one has a special giveback for BARCS for the Virtual Beer Garden.

-Manor Hill Brewing
-Heavy Seas Beer
-Checkerspot Brewing Company
-Charm City Meadworks

Visit the Virtual Beer Garden page on the BARCStoberfest site for more information: https://www.barcstoberfest.org/page/virtual-beer-garden

Tue Dec 1

AR Workshop DIY Fundraiser for BARCS

4:05 PM

Easy and fun DIY kits for all ages to enjoy at home from AR Workshop Annapolis! Choose from their themed sets of ornaments, mini blocks or blanket to-go kits. A portion of your purchase will be donated to BARCS. The fundraiser will be open from 11/30-12/7 and pick-ups will be on 12/11 from 12-2pm at AR Workshop Annapolis.

AR Workshop Annapolis
15 Lee Airpark Drive, #300 Edgewater, MD 21037
Dec 2 - Dec 10

Pawject Runway Online Auction

12:00 AM - 10:00 PM

We may have had to cancel this year's event due to COVID, but you can still get your paws on our amazing array of items. And even better, you can do it just in time for holiday shopping. From signed sports memorabilia to designer jewelry, retail and restaurant gift cards to once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Truly, if you can't find it here, it doesn't exist.

 

This year, more than ever, we are counting on our online auction to help with lost revenue for both BARCS and Show Your Soft Side from the cancellation of our runway show. We hope that you'll join us by bidding (and yes, there's still time to donate) to raise money and save the lives of vulnerable animals in our community.

 

The Online Auction will take place December 2 - 10, 2020. For more information, visit the Pawject Runway website.

 
Jan 24 - Feb 1

Valentine's Day Virtual Vendor Marketplace

8:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Shop 'til you drop at the Valentine's Day Virtual Vendor Marketplace!

While it may be harder to shop in-person for all your loved ones during this time, we have you covered with an array of choices from some wonderful virtual vendors! Purchase Valentine's Day gifts for your significant other, friends, family members and your pets too.

The Valentine's Day Virtual Vendor Marketplace will take place online from January 24 - February 1, 2021. Each vendor will be donating a portion of proceeds to help the homeless animals at BARCS.

Participating Vendors:

+ Dogs of Charm City

+ Found Studio | Shop

+ Banjo's Bows

+ Love Munch Co.

+ Pandora's Box Boutique

+ Salty Dog & Sweet P's Swag

+ BARCS Threadless Shop

Shop here: https://www.barcs.org/valentines-day-virtual-vendor-marketplace/

Mon Feb 15

Virtual Trivia

7:00 PM

Virtual Trivia is back again! Join us on Monday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. for a classic trivia game with Walsh Trivia.

Get your thinking caps ready and gather your friends near & far to play trivia online and benefit BARCS!

STEP 1: Text your friends and gather a team of players (teams of 10 are recommended)

STEP 2: Designate a Team Captain and pick a team name

STEP 3: Use BARCS' ticket form to sign up. Team Captains register yourself and your team name at $15, and then invite your team members to join at $10/person

STEP 4: Instructions for playing are emailed to you after you register which includes a link to the Zoom meeting as well as a Google Form for the Captain to submit the answers

The game begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15. Please log on at 6:45 p.m. to prepare for the game to begin.

Thu Feb 25

Virtual BARCS Bingo

7:30 PM

Join us for Virtual BARCS Bingo on Thursday, February 25 at 7:30pm!

Step 1: Register to play at $10/person

Step 2: Receive a link to the private Facebook Group and request to join

Step 3: On February 25, click the Bingo Baker link sent in your confirmation email to play

Step 4: Follow the instructions on Bingo Baker to play your card, 15 rounds will be played

Step 5: Our Bingo caller will call the numbers LIVE within the Facebook group

Step 6: Comment under the Live feed with "BINGO" when you have won, then share your card with the caller so they can check the numbers

Step 7: Winners will receive gift cards (mailed after the game) - the type of gift card will be announced prior to the beginning of each round

Mar 5 - Mar 7

STRAY Opening Weekend Fundraiser

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

A portion of every ticket purchased from March 5 - 7 will be donated to BARCS on the opening weekend of the new documentary film, STRAY.

Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture.

Purchase a ticket to STRAY in the SNF Parkway Virtual Theatre any time from Friday, March 5 through Sunday, March 7 to support BARCS. Viewers will have 7 days from time of purchase to unlock their film and start watching. Once unlocked, viewers will have 24 hours to complete the film.

Mon Mar 15

Harry Potter Virtual Trivia

7:00 PM

Calling all Harry Potter fans! Gather your friends near and far to join us for an extra special Harry Potter themed online trivia game to benefit BARCS.

STEP 1: Text your friends and gather a team of players (teams of 10 are recommended)

STEP 2: Designate a Team Captain and pick a team name

STEP 3: Use BARCS' registration form to sign up. Team Captains register yourself and your team name at $15, and then invite your team members to join at $10/person

STEP 4: Instructions for playing are emailed to you after you register which includes a link to the Zoom meeting as well as a Google Form for the Captain to submit the answers

The game begins promptly at 7:00 pm on Monday, March 15. Please log on at 6:45 pm to prepare for the game to begin.

Mon Apr 19

80's and 90's Themed Virtual Trivia

7:00 PM

Join us for an extra special 80's and 90's themed online trivia game to benefit BARCS!

STEP 1: Text your friends and gather a team of players (teams of 10 are recommended)

STEP 2: Designate a Team Captain and pick a team name

STEP 3: Use BARCS' registration form to sign up. Team Captains register yourself and your team name at $15, and then invite your team members to join at $10/person

STEP 4: Instructions for playing are emailed to you after you register which includes a link to the Zoom meeting as well as a Google Form for the Captain to submit the answers

The game begins promptly at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 19. Please log on at 6:45 pm to prepare for the game to begin.

Wed Mar 31

Virtual BARCS Bingo

7:30 PM

Join us for Virtual BARCS Bingo on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:30pm!

Step 1: Register to play at $10/person*

Step 2: On March 31, click the link that you will receive in your confirmation email to play online via Bingo Baker and enter your name to begin.

Step 3: Follow the instructions on Bingo Baker to play your card; 15 rounds will be played.

Step 4: Our Bingo caller will call the numbers live on Zoom (you will need to have Zoom and Bingo Baker open in two separate tabs on your computer OR have Zoom opened on a different device). Join the Zoom call on March 31 via the link in your confirmation email.

Step 5: Comment "BINGO" in the Zoom chat when you have won, then share your card with the caller so they can check the numbers.

Step 6: Winners will receive a variety of prizes including gift cards, purses, dog beds, and more (must be picked up at BARCS when convenient for you); prizes will be announced prior to the beginning of each round.

*If you would like to play more than one card at a time, please note that you will need to use two different screens (ie. one card opened on your laptop and the other on your tablet) as the Bingo application is not designed to support more than one card per person.

Wed Apr 28

Virtual BARCS Bingo

7:30 PM

Join us for Virtual BARCS Bingo on Wednesday, April 28 at 7:30pm!

 

Step 1: Register to play at $10/person*

Step 2: On April 28, click the link that you will receive in your confirmation email to play online via Bingo Baker and enter your name to begin.

Step 3: Follow the instructions on Bingo Baker to play your card; 15 rounds will be played.

Step 4: Our Bingo caller will call the numbers live on Zoom (you will need to have Zoom and Bingo Baker open in two separate tabs on your computer OR have Zoom opened on a different device). Join the Zoom call on April 28 via the link in your confirmation email.

Step 5: Unmute yourself to call "BINGO" on Zoom when you have won, then share your card number with the caller so they can check the numbers.

Step 6: Winners will receive a variety of prizes including gift cards, purses, dog beds, and more (must be picked up at BARCS when convenient for you); prizes will be announced prior to the beginning of each round.

 

*If you would like to play more than one card at a time, please note that you will need to use two different screens (ie. one card opened on your laptop and the other on your tablet) as the Bingo application is not designed to support more than one card per person.

Tue May 25

Virtual BARCS Bingo

7:30 PM

Join us for Virtual BARCS Bingo on Tuesday, May 25 at 7:30pm!

Step 1: Register to play at $10/person*

Step 2: On May 25, click the link that you will receive in your confirmation email to play online via Bingo Baker and enter your name to begin.

Step 3: Follow the instructions on Bingo Baker to play your card; 15 rounds will be played.

Step 4: Our Bingo caller will call the numbers live on Zoom (you will need to have Zoom and Bingo Baker open in two separate tabs on your computer OR have Zoom opened on a different device). Join the Zoom call on May 25 via the link in your confirmation email.

Step 5: Unmute yourself to call "BINGO" on Zoom when you have won, then share your card number with the caller so they can check the numbers.

Step 6: Winners will receive a variety of prizes including gift cards, purses, dog beds, and more (must be picked up at BARCS when convenient for you); prizes will be announced prior to the beginning of each round.

 

*If you would like to play more than one card at a time, please note that you will need to use two different screens (ie. one card opened on your laptop and the other on your tablet) as the Bingo application is not designed to support more than one card per person.

Please email us at events@barcs.org with any questions!

Sun Apr 25

Charm City Run Paws N Claws

3:30 PM

Bring your furry friend (or your human friends) to benefit BARCS at Charm City Run Fells Point.

Charm City Run will kick things off with a Fun Run at 3:30 pm. After your 3-5 mile run, join them at the store to learn about BARCS, enjoy snacks and adult beverages, and take advantage of shopping discounts. Your $5 registration fee will all be donated to BARCS. You are welcome to donate more at the event.

Please remember to mask up. Friendly dogs are welcome to join the Fun Run and can come inside the shop. Please keep all dogs leashed inside and outside the store.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charmcityrun.com/calendar/pawsnclawsfellspoint

Charm City Run
1500 Thames St. Baltimore, MD 21231
Apr 14 - May 31

MD Glass Creations DIY Windchimes

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Purchase one of the DIY tumbled sea glass kits from Maryland Glass Creations and they will donate $20 to BARCS from now until the end of May! There are several kits to choose from and all include shipping or you can pick up from several locations throughout MD.

 

Kits include everything you need as well as access to online instructional videos and written instructions.

 

Purchase your kit here: www.mdglasscreations.com/shop

Mon May 17

Virtual "The Office" Trivia

7:00 PM

Join us for an extra special "The Office" themed online trivia game to benefit BARCS!

 

STEP 1: Text your friends and gather a team of players (teams of 10 are recommended)

STEP 2: Designate a Team Captain and pick a team name

STEP 3: Use BARCS' registration form to sign up. Team Captains register yourself and your team name at $15, and then invite your team members to join at $10/person

STEP 4: Instructions for playing are emailed to you after you register which includes a link to the Zoom meeting as well as a Google Form for the Captain to submit the answers

 

The game begins promptly at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 17. Please log on at 6:45 pm to prepare for the game to begin.

Fri Jun 4

First Friday Release at Manor Hill

4:00 PM

Manor Hill Brewing's Farm and Tasting Room will be open Friday, June 4th (4-9pm) for first come, first served seating (no reservations needed). Bring a chair and find some space!

They will be releasing two new beers honoring their adopted farm cats, MaryAnn and Ginger (pre-sales begin Wed 6/2 at https://manorhill.square.site/).

As they've done in the past, a portion of proceeds from the sales of these beers will be donated to BARCS. The BFF Waggin' on site (from 4-7pm) with adoptable pets and will have a table st up with information and merch for sale.

Taco Bar Food Truck will be there serving their authentic Mexican Cuisine.

Manor Hill Brewing
4411 Manor Lane, Ellicott City, MD
Fri Jun 11

Trivia Night - SOLD OUT

7:30 PM

Join us for an in-person trivia game hosted by Greg's Shitty Trivia Night at Checkerspot Brewing Company on June 11 at 7:30 pm!

Register a team for $60 (allows up to 8 players). Tables will be distanced outdoors at the brewery and answers will be submitted via cell phone. The game will include special animal-themed rounds!

Beer and food will be available for purchase at Checkerspot. Plenty of parking is onsite as well as street parking around the corner.

*Participants are encouraged to bring their own outdoor chair just in case as seating is limited!

 

SOLD OUT

Checkerspot Brewing Co.
1399 S Sharp St. Baltimore, MD 21230
Fri Jul 9

Chuck’s Dog Days of Summer! In collaboration w/ HEX Ferments

3:00 PM

GET READY! Chuck’s is teaming up with Hex for a first ever booze & bratwurst roast. Plus kraut & kimchi tasting! Showcasing all the favorite ferments you’ve grown to love here in Charm City!

Menu highlights:

Local bratwurst & bunz
Jackfruit Sausage (homemade)
Kimchi tempura
Pizza Kraut
Variety of Hex pickled products
Chuck’s Kombucha cocktails
Lazy Days kambucha
Red pepper lemon shooters

Portion of proceeds go to BARCS Animal Shelter 🐾

$5 donation optional

Chuck's Trading Post
W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
Apr 1 - Jun 30

BARCS Pawsports

12:00 PM - 11:59 PM

*Sold out online. Limited amount available for purchase at Blue Pit BBQ.

Help animals in need while supporting local businesses this spring!

From April 1-June 30, you can visit the participating locations below to receive a special discount and get your pawsport stamped. Prizes will be awarded in tiers for each month depending on how quickly you complete your pawsport.

Participating locations include:

  • Blue Pit BBQ *starter location with additional ones for sale
  • Jimmy’s Famous Seafood *starter location
  • Heavy Seas Beer
  • Union Craft Brewing
  • Manor Hill Brewing
  • Full Tilt Brewing Co.
  • Barcocina
  • Diamondback Brewing Co.
  • Nepenthe Brewing Co.
  • Old Line Spirits
  • Charm City Meadworks
  • The Ale House Columbia
  • Mother’s Grille
  • Checkerspot Brewing Co.
  • The Charmery (Hampden, Federal Hill, Towson and Columbia)
  • Key Brewing Co.
  • Ropewalk Tavern
  • Huck’s American Craft
  • Sagamore Spirit
  • Alexander’s Tavern
  • Papi’s Taco Joint, Hampden
  • Papi’s Taco Joint, Fells Point
  • Lee’s Pint & Shell
  • Ministry of Brewing
  • Gangster Vegan Organics
  • Bullhead Pit Beef
  • The Baltimore Florist
  • Crepe Crazy
  • Rooster & Hen
  • Southside Burger Bar
  • Charlsie’s Bakehouse
  • Phubs
  • Taharka Brothers
  • Rice Crook
  • Ceremony Coffee Roasters
  • DuClaw Brewing Co. (via Gypsy Truckstaurant)

Pawsports will be available to pick up beginning April 1 at one of our starter locations. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information and updates!

Jun 4 - Jun 18

Whiskey Raffle for BARCS

6:00 AM - 11:59 PM

From June 4-18, every $10 donation will earn you a raffle entry into our Whiskey Raffle hosted by Blue Pit BBQ to benefit animals in need at BARCS. If you make a donation for 10 entries, you'll get an additional one for free!

How It Works
Follow along on the Facebook event page to see each bottle! A new bottle will be unlocked at every $1,500 donation level; a limited edition Buffalo Trace OFC bottle will be the grand finale.

When the raffle comes to a close, multiple winners will be drawn; one bottle will go to one winner. The first person selected will receive the OFC bottle, then the remaining winners will receive the other bottles as they are assigned by number. Bottles will also include gin and bourbon.

Join Us for the Drawing
The winners will be drawn at Blue Pit BBQ on Saturday, June 19. Bring your pup to their outdoor patio and enjoy a special cocktail to benefit BARCS while you're there! If you are not present for the drawing and you win, you will be contacted via email or phone.

*Must be 21+ to enter. Unlimited entries allowed. Bottles cannot be shipped; all bottles must be picked up from BARCS if winner is not present for the drawing.

Sun Jul 25

Trivia Night

7:00 PM

Join us for another in-person trivia game hosted by Greg's Shitty Trivia Night at Checkerspot Brewing Company on July 25 at 7:00 pm!

Register a team for $60 (allows up to 8 players). Tables will be distanced outdoors at the brewery and answers will be submitted via cell phone. The game will include special animal-themed rounds!

Beer and food will be available for purchase at Checkerspot. Plenty of parking is onsite as well as street parking around the corner.

*Participants should bring their own outdoor chair. Available seating is limited!

Checkerspot Brewing Co.
1399 Sharp St. Baltimore, MD 21230
Jul 18 - Jul 28

BARCStoberfest Beer Can Art Raffle

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

 

Make Your Pet Famous! Introducing the Beer Can Art Raffle Contest for BARCStoberfest

Donate $10 per raffle entry for the chance to win the exclusive can art pet spot on the BARCStoberfest beer label. The label art will also be featured on the 17th annual event T-shirt! Additionally, the winner will have the opportunity to bring their pet to Checkerspot Brewing Company on Brew Day to be a part of the behind-the-scenes adventure.

Unlimited entries are allowed; however, there is a purchase limit of 10 at a time. If you wish for more than 10 entries, please make multiple transactions.

The winner will be randomly drawn after the raffle ends and contacted to submit their pet photos directly. Please email events@barcs.org with any questions!

*Must be 21+ to enter.

Sat Sep 18

Nama-stay Yoga Event

10:00 AM

Participate in Nama-stay yoga at Full Tilt Brewing and help animals in need at BARCS!

Join us at Full Tilt Brewing on Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m. for a yoga event led by YoGina Fitness. Tickets are $20 per person with proceeds to benefit BARCS.

Stick around after the event to enjoy a beer and snuggle some kittens!

*Participants must bring their own yoga mats.

Full Tilt Brewing
5604 York Rd. Baltimore, MD
Sat Sep 25

BARCStoberfest Beer Release Party

12:00 PM

Join BARCS & Checkerspot at the BARCStoberfest Beer Release Party on September 25 from 12-6 PM.

Dogs are welcome, of course!

Take part in two pet-friendly Oktoberfest-themed activities you can register for on the day of:

2:00 PM - Bobbing for Schnitzels ($10)
3:00 PM - Dog Beer Drinking Contest ($10)

Plus, come dressed in your best matching Oktoberfest attire with your dog and you could win a special prize!

RSVP you and your pup here:
https://bit.ly/barcstoberfest21

Checkerspot Brewing Co.
1399 S. Sharp St. Baltimore, MD
Fri Sep 10

Paws at the Point - SOLD OUT

8:30 AM

SOLD OUT

See you on the green!

Join us for the 6th Annual Paws at the Point golf tournament presented by Brown's Toyota of Glen Burnie on Friday, September 10.

Paws at the Point raises critical funding year after year for BARCS, which has translated into food, shelter, medical care and lifesaving programs for the animals they serve. Register to play below or check out our sponsorship opportunities online!

Compass Pointe
9010 Smallwood Rd. Pasadena, MD 21122
Sat Sep 25

Punch Drunk Stand Up Comedy Show

8:30 PM

BARCS fundraiser stand-up comedy showcase! Join us for an intimate night of laughs at Protean Books & Records featuring comics whose credits include The DC Improv, Magooby’s Jokehouse, Lou Costello Room, Zanies of Nashville, Helium Philadelphia and more!

Drinks are BYOB (water and soft drinks will be offered complimentary for guests). Guests are encouraged to check out the record selection before the show. All current covid restrictions will be adhered to.

Laugh while supporting a great cause!

Hosted by: Bobbie Ray and Nik Oka.

Featuring:

  • Caitlin McDevitt
  • John Hedrick
  • Jenny Cavallero
  • Camilo Diaz
  • Chris Spann
  • Justo
  • Headliner - Matthew Deakins
Protean Books & Records
836 Leadenhall St. Baltimore, MD
Sat Aug 7

Summer Seltzer Festival

12:00 PM

Join us for Summer Seltzer Fest at R. House - hosted by r. bar and in support of BARCS. your ticket price gets you a limited edition souvenir glass and 10 samples, and a portion of proceeds go to the amazing folks at BARCS. We'll have a multitude of dog-friendly activities, live music, and feel good games for all.

R. House
301 W. 29th St. Baltimore, MD
Thu Aug 19

BARCS Yappy Hour

4:00 PM

Leinie Lodge will be hosting a special Yappy Hour with Underground Pizza Company to benefit BARCS! Please RSVP to info@leiniebeergarden.com to let them know you'll be attending.

Bring your pup to hang out on their patio. They will also have live acoustic music with Troll Tribe from 6-10pm!

Leinie Lodge Specials:
-$3 Domestic Beers
-$4 Themed Cocktails
-$5 Wine

Underground Pizza Specials:
-$5 Wine
-$8 Crushes 

Leinie Lodge at Power Plant Live!
4 Market Pl. Baltimore, MD
Sat Aug 21

Rooftop Yoga at The Shops at Kenilworth

8:30 AM

Enjoy a socially distant, outdoor 60 minute practice (all levels) instructed by Kristen Brown, yoga instructor at Coppermine Racquet & Fitness and a Brand Ambassador for The Mine with music by DJ Sal Flip on the upper deck of our garage, then refuel and unwind with mimosas from Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria Towson and lite bites from Ashley's Sweet Beginnings.

Each $15 ticket includes yoga session, a boxed breakfast from Ashley's Sweet Beginnings, mimosas, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize from The Shops at Kenilworth businesses or a Soft Side basket.

 

Read the details/rules below before attending!

1. Bring your own mat, towel & water bottle. Spread the love & bring cat or dog food donation.
2. Pre-registration is required. Limited number of tickets available. To register, click the link above.
3. Plan ahead! (After the event, take advantage of exclusive deals during Power Hour – 10am – 11am – and then visit our restaurants for a bite on the patio or grab carry-out for the family!)

 

7:30am-8:30am: Check In (find a spot for your mat)
8:30am-9:30am: 60 Minute Instruction with Kristen Brown, yoga instructor at Coppermine Racquet & Fitness and Brand Ambassador at The Mine with music from Sal Flip
9:30am-10:00am: Refuel and Unwind with breakfast pastries from Ashley’s Sweet Beginnings, mimosas from Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria Towson and a raffle giveaway.
10:00-11:00: Power Hour with exclusive discounts from participating stores.

All proceeds benefit Show Your Soft Side and BARCS. (And while we’d love to meet your four-legged friend, please keep pets at home. ) Trader Joe’s opens at 8am. Inside shops open at 10am. See individual store for hours at The Shops at Kenilworth.

The Shops at Kenilworth
800 Kenilworth Dr. Towson, MD
Jul 1 - Oct 31

17th Annual BARCStoberfest

12:00 AM - 11:00 PM

BARCStoberfest is our largest annual fundraiser that benefits the lifesaving programs and animal care at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). Fundraising leading up to BARCStoberfest raises critical funding for Maryland’s highest volume, open-admission shelter serving 10,000 animals per year. Our goal this year is $300,000, so please join us to raise funds for animals in need in our community.

The 17th annual BARCStoberfest will consist of various virtual events and in-person fundraising events throughout the month of October including the Checkerspot BARCStoberfest Beer release party, BARCStoberfest at the Beach, MEOWtoberfest, Beer Garden, Virtual Pie Eating Contest. Mini Fun Runs, and more! Be sure to follow along on our Facebook page to stay updated with all BARCStoberfest events.

Sun Aug 29

BARCStoberfest Scavenger Hunt

1:00 PM

Join us for a BARCS twist on the typical Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, August 29th!

Havoc is at it again! He is going on another adventure through the city, this time in the Fells Point and Canton neighborhoods. Can you track all of his stops along the way? He will be leaving clues everywhere he stops. The first person/team to track all of his stops and arrive at his final destination wins the Grand Prize. (Some driving may be required, your call!)

This is a dog-friendly event. Bring your 4-legged BFF along and join us for a while at the final location. Havoc will be there, waiting to greet everyone and there will be food and drink available for purchase and free treats for the pups! We will have raffles for some cool prizes too. We hope to see you there!

Register yourself for $15 or a team for $40 and receive the first clue by email promptly at 1:00pm the day of the event. Participants must snap a picture of the clue at each location to show that they visited every stop along the way.

Sat Aug 21

Wags & Whiskey on the Waterfront

12:00 PM

Whiskey on the Waterfront at Sagamore Spirit is back!

In August, Sagamore is benefitting BARCS through this event! Enjoy food from Ekiben, B’More Greek Grill, Gypsy Queen Food Truck, Dough Boy Fresh Pretzel Company, and Rita's Italian Ice. Listen to live music from local artist, Joi Carter, and enjoy beer from local breweries, Suspended Brewing and Sapwood Cellars. Their new whiskey bar, Nineteen O'Nine, will be open for seasonal whiskey cocktails and Cane Collective will also be on-site to sell cocktails and bottles of their local mixers.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for the waterfront lawn. A limited number of picnic tables and Adirondack chairs are available. Guests are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages, but no outside alcohol is permitted. Dogs are especially welcome but must be on a leash.

Sagamore Spirit
301 E Cromwell St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Mon Aug 30

Yappy Hour on Point - POSTPONED

6:00 PM

The Point in Fells is hosting their first monthly Yappy Hour to benefit BARCS! With every Titos drink sold $1 will go directly to BARCS.

Bring your pups, your friends pups, go to the park and make friends with strangers and have them bring their pups! This event will take place under tents so there will be plenty of shade.
There will also be prizes and giveaways for you and your fur babies.

Drinks Specials are:
$6 Specialty Titos Cocktails
$6 Froze Slushies
BOGO Whiskey

They will be accepting donations all night, monetary as well as anything on the list of most needed items for the shelter…

  • Kong Toys, Nylabones, Full Moon brand dog treats
  • Cat brushes, Baby wipes, Dog beds, Kitten Nursing Bottles
  • Dog/Cat wet and dry food, Bully sticks, Smooth Peanut Butter
  • Paper towels, Dawn dish detergent, lint rollers, hand sanitizer
  • Rope Slip Leads, Nylon flat buckle collars (no plastic clips)
  • Blankets, comforters, towels, sheets, shower curtains (non-transparent)
  • Gauze, Latex gloves, Digital Thermometers, Triple antibiotic ointment or cream
  • Dog items are needed in L or XL most

Pups, as always please make sure your parents are leashed at all times.

The Point in Fells
1738 Thames St. Baltimore, MD 21231
Sat Oct 9

BARCStoberfest at the Beach

12:00 PM

Join us on October 9 from 12-5 p.m. at River Watch Restaurant & Marina to raise money for the animals this BARCStoberfest season!

The day includes a Pet Costume Contest at 1 p.m. It costs $15 to register and there are limited spots available. Participate in one of the following categories: Beach Themed, Baltimore Themed, Best Owner/Pet Pair. Register here: https://funraise.org/.../f383ed47-1eed-4fc4-b034.../

There will also be raffles to enter, special drinks to enjoy, a beach photobooth to take photos and more! There will also be live music beginning at 6 p.m. after the event.

River Watch Restaurant & Marina
207 Nanticoke Rd. Essex, MD
Aug 30 - Sep 13

BARCStoberfest Golf Raffle

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Calling all golf lovers! Enter this exciting raffle for the chance to win over $1,200 worth of free golf and merchandise and help the homeless animals of Baltimore at the same time.

From August 30-September 13, donate $10 per entry for your chance to win. Ten entries gets you an extra one for free! The raffle drawing will be held on September 14; the winner will be contacted to pick up their items from BARCS.

Here's what you could win:

+Free golf for four, including cart and practice balls prior to play (expires 6/30/22), at Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace. Valid Monday-Thursday only.

+Free golf for four, including cart, at your choice of one of the following Classic Five Golf Courses: Carroll Park, Clifton Park, Forest Park, Mount Pleasant or Pine Ridge (expires 3/31/22).

+Free golf for four, cart not included, at Winters Run Golf Club in Bel Air (expires 12/31/21).

+Gift bag and $250 gift card from Five Iron Golf in Fells Point/Little Italy.

+Free online golf lesson from Trillium Rose, LPGA Professional.

Only 10 tickets can be purchased within one transaction. If you wish to purchase more, you will need to do multiple transactions. Unlimited entries are allowed.