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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 is always looking for people who love animals and want the rewards of helping to save lives!

Fostering can be both heartbreaking and rewarding. Heartbreaking when you say good bye to your foster pet but rewarding knowing that you have helped enrich and save the life of that dog or cat.

We are always in need of foster homes for bottle baby kittens, moms and newborn kittens, especially during the summer months!  We welcome foster homes for our shelter dogs, animals who may have undergone surgery or need other medical care, or those with minor behavioral issues that can use some TLC.  We additionally are in need of homes that can foster adult cats for our off-site adoption program. This requires fostering a cat for a minimum of two weeks prior to them being placed up for adoption at our off-site adoption center.

If you are interested in helping to save lives of some of the unwanted animals of Baltimore City please complete the foster home application (available in Microsoft Word format as well) and send it to the Foster Coordinator via email to, fax at 410-783-6266 (ATTN: Foster Department), regular mail 301 Stockholm street 21230 – or drop it by the shelter.

If you would like more information on our Foster program please contact the Foster Coordinator at