We are a no-kill organization based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We also operate in the Kootenays region of British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta. We are committed to educating the public and ensuring Calgary and other areas remain responsible and free of BSL. We rescue dogs who are on death row at high kill shelters with the ultimate goal of placing them in loving, permanent homes. We advocate for dogs who are on death row solely due to the way they look.

Recognizing that every dog deserves a chance, BARCS will not discriminate on the basis of age, health or breed. We will dedicate every resource at our disposal to the physical, emotional and behavioral rehabilitation of each animal that we rescue.

We are a Registered Charity - #825476732RR0001

Our Vision

Our vision is of a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life & away from the threat of Breed Specific Legislation - because of how they look.

We aim to achieve this vision by:

Our Values

We seek to work in partnership with those who share our vision.