This past Saturday morning, I spent 2 1/2 amazing hours at Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). I was there meeting, walking, playing with, talking to, and photographing some of their adorable adoptable dogs. It was 2 1/2 hours that opened my eyes, opened my heart, and I know it sounds cheesy… but it was 2 1/2 hours that changed my life. I am already looking forward to my next visit with them. I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful organization. Although I find it extremely heartbreaking at times, I know that this is something I was meant to do. I was meant to serve as a voice for those that do not have one – the animals of the shelter. Through my photography, I hope that these wonderful, amazing dogs find their forever home, where they find themselves snuggling in a nice warm bed of their own. It was extremely hard to leave, knowing I was leaving behind so many wonderful dogs. These few pictured below are just the tip of the iceberg… I will be going back to BARCS soon to get some more photos of their adoptable dogs and I promise I will share them with you each time.
Please take the time to share these sweet faces with any rescues you know that may have room or any friends or family members that may be looking for the next addition to their family! These dogs are all so sweet and really do deserve a second chance at a happy ending.
Additionally, if you would like to donate to this wonderful organization, you can do so by clicking HERE. BARCS is always looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of tasks including dog and cat caretakers, escorts, adoption counselors, transporters, and foster homes. If you are interested, you can find the volunteer application on their website. I highly recommend volunteering for an animal rescue or shelter – even if it’s not BARCS, there are plenty of rescues and shelters that are in need of passionate, dedicated volunteers. If you love animals, you really will feel so good about getting involved and helping those animals that are in need of an advocate and a voice.