BARCS’ 8-year-old Celeste Dreams of Finding Her Forever Home

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every day, sweet 8-year-old Celeste dreams of finding her forever home. It’s clear that Celeste has been on her own for a while—her eyes tell the saddest story. She is gentle, mellow and so appreciative of anyone who spends time with her.

Celeste will never get the precious time back that she went without any love or compassion. But we made her a promise—that she would never live another day without love again.

Celeste was found running in the streets by Animal Control. Once the officers got a closer look, they noticed Celeste needed immediate medical care, and she was brought to a partner Franky Fund clinic.

X-rays revealed that Celeste may have degenerative lumbosacral stenosis, a condition in which nerve roots at the base of her spinal cord may be damaged. She also has severe dermatitis, a mammary mass, and significant muscle wasting in her hind limbs, which results in a crouched stance when she walks. Celeste is scheduled to receive a mammary mass removal with biopsy. Depending on the results of the biopsy, Celeste may need further treatment… or she may not. Only time will tell.

As an open-admission shelter, we don’t turn away animals like Celeste, even though her medical needs in the future are open-ended.

BARCS said “yes” to Celeste because we know that our supporters will help us find someone special that says “yes and yes forever” to this sweet girl. Because that’s what makes our BARCS family stand out—you are here to help us shine a light on what it really takes to give all animals a second chance. You know that the real story of rescue is a story like Celeste’s.

So can you help us save her?

Help us find someone who will protect her and take care of her the rest of her life—someone who will be her hero and stay committed to her no matter what her future holds. Because Celeste deserves a life of unconditional love.

Celeste’s adoption fee is waived thanks to our Love Lasts Forever adoption package. Come down to BARCS today to visit this sweet girl—we promise you’ll fall in love.”

Written by Michelle Pease

Adopting a shelter dog is truly saving a life. The shelters cannot save animals without support from the community in the form of adoptions, fostering, volunteering and donations.  If you would like to meet these pups, please visit the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), located at 301 Stockholm St., Baltimore, MD. 21230.  For directions:  BARCS is open to the public Monday through Friday 2pm-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm.  Please visit their website at to see these and other wonderful animals waiting hopefully for their forever homes.

For information about volunteering for BARCS, please contact or visit the website.  If you are interested in fostering, please contact  If you cannot adopt or foster the dogs but would like to help them on their quest to find a forever family, please share their story via social media or donate through the BARCS website.

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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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