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Now, with a click of your mouse you can support BARCS and help the animals of Baltimore City find new homes.


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BARCS “Wish List”

Caring for our animals requires a lot of time, love, money, and supplies. Listed below is BARCS “Wish List” of supplies needed. You can also donate items from our Amazon Wish List.  If you donate an item through Amazon, please let us know (Amazon sends it to us anonymously) so that we can properly acknowledge your contribution, by emailing your full name, address and item purchased to:

Donating wish list items helps us with the day-to-day care of our animals and supports our operational needs. THANK YOU!

Items can be dropped off during the BARCS Hours of Operation. You can find directions to the shelter on our Directions page.  Remember, even used items can help our animals. All donations are tax deductible.

The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter
For the Dogs…

  • Towels (bath size, cotton)
  • Shower curtains
  • Sheets
  • Science Diet adult dog and puppy food (only unopened please)
  • Science Diet prescription W/D formula (wet and dry, unopened only please)
  • Stainless steel no flip bowls (all sizes)
  • Puppy replacement milk and nursing bottles
  • Straw for outside dog runs
  • Nylon Buckle Collars- 16", 18", 20" mostly
  • Gentle leaders and Halties
  • British slip leads
  • Nylon Leashes 6 feet long and 1” thick
  • Toys that are Durable/washable (Kongs, Nylabones, buster cubes, jolly balls, food puzzle toys, etc. no stuffed animals please)
  • Treats (Natural balance rolls, bully sticks, large Antlerz, and pressed raw hides)
  • Kuranda beds
  • Medium and large plastic airline type crates
  • 2QT flat backed stainless steel buckets
  • Thunder jackets
  • Plastic clipboards

Cats are Scratching for…

  • Towels – bath size, cotton
  • Toys (without cat nip, please)
  • Cat scratchers to that can attach to cage fronts
  • Fleece cat Beds
  • Treats
  • Science Diet adult cat and kitten food- wet and dry (only unopened please)
  • Science Diet prescription W/D formula cans and A/D formula cans
  • Stainless steel food/water bowls (prefer small, non-flip)
  • Kitten replacement milk and nursing bottles
  • Cardboard box lids to use as “throw away” litter pans
  • Litter – non-clumping
  • Cat dens

Animal Care Supplies…

  • Paper towels (regular and industrial)
  • Dish detergent
  • Bleach
  • Pill pockets to medicate animals
  • Batteries- AAA, AA, 9V
  • Lint Rollers
  • Large heating pads
  • Hot water pads
  • Mineral oil
  • Triple antibiotic ointment or cream
  • Desitin diaper rash cream
  • Vaseline
  • Baby wipes- unscented
  • Tongue Depressors
  • Dust pans and brushes/brooms
  • Tight seal Rubbermaid containers
  • Dark tinted spray bottles
  • Watering cans
  • Scrubber Pads (not stainless steel)
  • Dishwashing rubber gloves
  • Hoses- 100 ft
  • Trash cans with dolly and lid
  • 32 gallon Heavy duty trash bags (38×58)
  • Clippers with #40 blades
  • Gauze (3”x3” 4PLY)
  • Telfa pads
  • Alcohol 70%
  • Distilled water
  • Exam gloves (latex gloves) all sizes
  • Nitrile (non latex) gloves size large
  • Hand Sanitizer (2L with pump)
  • Antibacterial soap
  • New toothbrushes (to do various skin tests)
  • Foot covers and gowns
  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Probiotics for dogs and cats


  • Copy paper (white, blue, pink, and golden rod)
  • Colored manila file folders
  • Pens
  • Index card (3×5 white, pink, blue)
  • Dry erase markers
  • Post it note pads
  • Duct tape
  • Scotch tape
  • Laminating machine
  • Laminating sheets (9×12)
  • Ink Cartridges: Sustainable earth by Staples HP-Q5942X, HP-Q2612A, HP-C4127X, HP- office jet 901 black and 901 tri color, Black HP(94), Tricolor HP(97)

We’d also Like to Have…

  • Digital Cameras (to post pictures of adoptable animals on our website)
  • Carts with wheels (to transport heavy items: food, litter, etc)
  • Dolly
  • Aprons for the volunteer program
  • Scrub shirts and scrub pants for staff and volunteers
  • Lint rollers and refills

Monetary donations are always appreciated!