Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)

About Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)

More than 11,000 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.

Our shelter grants refuge to every abandoned, neglected, abused, lost or surrendered animal that comes through our door - a staggering 30 or more animals are surrendered to BARCS daily, every single day of the year. No matter what the circumstance, we do not turn away any animal in need of shelter, food and a loving touch.


Animal Care Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Baltimore, MD
“I loved being able to observe and learn about dogs' behavior. It was very interesting to learn how to interpret their body language. I learned how to adapt my own behavior towards each dog based on their body language.”
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