Moca, the Seal-Dog, is Ready to Find a Best Buddy – You Could be the Lucky One!

| March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

We have had 10 foster dogs live with our family in the last 10 months. We have loved each of them for their unique characteristics and for the fact that no matter what they have endured, they are willing to trust and love us because we gave them a second chance. Every one of them has had a very sad past, but they will all have wonderful “happily ever afters” because they found their way to us and we have made sure that they will never be neglected or abandoned again.

My family loves fostering because it is the most rewarding experience. Nothing beats the feeling that you get when you save an innocent life. It’s the gift that keeps on giving because we stay in touch with all of the families who have adopted our former foster dogs.  They keep us up to date with stories and photos about how their new best friend is doing and what silly things he or she has done lately. We beam with pride when we see how well the dogs we have fostered are fitting in to their new families.

Our newest foster dog is a sweet little nine-month old puppy from BARCS named Moca. Moca has the shiniest and softest sable coat which reminded the staff at BARCS of a seal! We know that Moca was neglected in her past life, but you would certainly never know it – she is the most affectionate, people-loving dog I have ever met! She actually gives hugs! She loves to snuggle in your lap and she loves to put her paw and head on your shoulder and give you gentle kisses.

Moca was a little shy when we first brought her home, but within a couple of days, she gained so much confidence and really let her personality shine. She loves to play with our other dogs, she’s hilarious in the kiddy pool, snuggles with the kids and sleeps like a champ at night. She is housetrained and loves her crate. We’ve never seen a nine-month old dog who puts herself in her crate when she needs a little R&R after a vigorous play session with the big dogs, but that’s what Moca does!

She is making great progress in her Pit Bull Academy class, with trainer Pauline Houliaras, where she is learning basic obedience. With her intelligence and sweet, gentle nature, it’s quite possible she could be therapy dog material some day with the right training.

If you are looking for a new best friend who will make you feel like the most special and most loved person on earth and will make you laugh every day, you just may want to meet our Moca. She is currently taking applications for her forever home.

If you are interested in adopting Moca, you will not only gain a best friend for life, you will save the life of another dog in the shelter who will get Moca’s spot in her foster home. If you can not adopt Moca, but would like to help her find a loving forever family, please share her story via email or social media. You may contact Moca’s foster “mom” at for more information about her!


Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is located at 301 Stockholm St., Baltimore, MD. 21230. BARCS is open to the public Monday through Friday 2pm-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm.

See their website at For more information about volunteering, fostering or adopting from BARCS, please contact Melissa Trotman at

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Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) is a non-profit organization created in July 2005. BARCS takes in homeless and unwanted animals in Baltimore City as part of its mission to provide sanctuary for all animals and to promote a more humane community.
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