BARCS is hosting its own Olympic competition. The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelters (BARCS) is challenging everyone in Baltimore to enter the BARCS’ Adoption Olympics Challenge by coming out to the shelter and adopting a pet between August 1st and October 31st. Adoption fees will be waived for the entire challenge period. Join BARCS’ adoption competition and find a loving new family pet while helping BARCS attain its goal of over 1,679 adoptions during this three month time frame for a chance to win $100,000. –

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Our Pet Hotel is Air Conditioned!

The Paradise Pet Hotel is a temerature controled pet boarding facility. When you leave your dog or cat with us, you can be sure that they will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Stop by and take a look (and a feel) for your self!

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Support the Baltimore Humane Society’s Raffle

Enter to win today. All proceeds benefit the Baltimore Humane Society!

1st prize is season tickets to the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens!

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Adam Jones & His Dogs

Go Baltimore Orioles (and their dogs!)

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Frederick County Rabies Alert

WARNING If You Traveled to Frederick County Recently

We received a new release from Frederick County Health Department that there were two cases of rabies in foxes in Thurmont last week. Please make sure your pets are up to date on their Rabies vaccine and avoid contact with wild or stray animals.

All pets who stay with us in our hotel must be current with their vaccines!

Maryland SPCA Tips for Finding Lost Pets

If Your Pet Is Lost:
•Check with people in your neighborhood. Talk to your neighbors, mail carriers and newspaper delivery people, anyone who spends time in your neighborhood who might have seen your pet.
•Make a poster. Include a description and photo of your pet. Offer a reward. It doesn’t have to be large, but any reward may motivate people to help the search. Decide what you think is a fair amount. Include your telephone number.
•Put your poster up around town. Post it on street corners and in area shops. Many places like libraries and supermarkets have bulletin boards that you can post it on.
•You can post a report on
•Complete a Lost Dog Report or Lost Cat Report and submit it to us. You can also go to the MD SPCA adoption center to fill one out. They review all reports and see if they match any found animals that come into their facility. Reports are kept on hand for 30 days.
•Call other local animal shelters to check if they have your animal. If not, ask if you can leave a description along with your telephone number in case your pet turns up there. Even better, go to the shelter and look for your pet.

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Maryland SPCA Shirts

Maryland SPCA T-shirt

Order the new Maryland SPCA Feel the Warmth of a Cold Nose™ T-shirt today. Local artist Monique Savits of Concepts by Q designed the shirts. They are available in gray with long sleeves and blue with short sleeves. The long sleeve shirts are $25 and the short sleeve shirts are $20 including MD tax and shipping. The T-shirts are only available online so order today!

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Rita’s of Columbia Fundraiser to benefit BARCS

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Tuesday July 9th from 4PM-7PM



Pets & Fireworks Don’t Mix in Baltimore County!

Never use fireworks around pets! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals.

Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, so please resist the urge to take them to Independence Day festivities. Instead, keep your little guys safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.