Pick out the perfect pet costume and head down to Baltimore next weekend for BARCStoberfest 2011. The event, put on by Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at Patterson Park in Baltimore.
The annual event for canine lovers will feature its annual Strut Your Mutt walk with the person raising the most money winning a trip for two to New York City. Participants may register the day of the event beginning at 11 a.m. and the walk will begin at noon, but online pre-registration is encouraged to ensure you receive a T-shirt. Registering online also allows more time to collect donations from supporters! To register for Strut Your Mutt, click here.
People that bring their pets are encouraged to dress them up for the Halloween costume contest! Some of the costume contest categories include Most Original Costume, Most Baltimore Costume, Person Look-a-Like and more.
BARCStoberfest has much more to offer including K-9 demonstrations, adoptable pets from area shelters and rescues, pet product vendors, food vendors, live music and the Orioles bird will be there to promote the 2012 BARCS Orioles calendar and have his picture taken with people and their pets!
Can’t wait till next weekend to get into the BARCStoberfest spirit? BARCS is also hosting a 2011 BARCStoberfest Kickoff Yappy Hour from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 at Miguel’s Cocina y Cantina in Baltimore. A portion of the night’s total sales will be donated to BARCS for the care of the animals. There will be drink specials and a free buffet with your donation to BARCS (min $10). Enjoy the Tequila Bar and great company on the heated patio … you can even bring your well-behaved dog on a leash!
The rain date for BARCStoberfest is Sunday, October 23. To learn more about BARCStoberfest 2011, click here.
The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter also has many pets available for adoption! Keep reading to meet Bea and Buhite, two Pit Bull/Terrier mix pups waiting to meet you!
Bea is a 1-year-old female, brindle and white Pit Bull/Terrier mix who is a wiggle mass of pure happiness. She seems to really like people and is excited to see everyone. Please inquire about giving this beautiful girl a forever home!
Buhite is a young, white male Pit Bull/Terrier mix. He is a bit stressed at the shelter and therefore wears a thunder coat to help relieve his stress. BARCS has been working with him on his social skills, placing him in playgroup with other dogs. Come to the BARCS facility to see what this handsome guy has to offer!
To inquire about adopting Bea, Buhite or many of the other dogs and cats available for adoption at the BARCS animal shelter, stop by the facility or visit www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org.