None of us like to think about a future when we can no longer take care of ourselves, let alone others. But too often, circumstances leave us with very few choices when we become impaired or infirm.

At times like these, the last thing we need to worry about is what is to become of our beloved pets.

Bay Area Animal Rescue Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization dedicated to creating a sanctuary to rescue dogs and cats whose owners have passed away, gone into assisted living, lost their home, or are no longer physically able to care for their pets and have no friends or relatives willing to take care of their pets.  

BAARCS will give these pets a permanent home and lots of loving care for the rest of their lives.

BAARCS is...

a sanctuary for the pets of those who are no longer able to care for them

Whether due to homelessness, illness, or death, we will take your pets in and provide them with a lifetime home.

a cage-free shelter, so your pet will never be locked away.

Our animals will be free to roam their fenced multi-acre play area and enjoy lots of socialization with our staff and visitors. They’ll have their favorite food, toys, beds, and as much comfort as we can give them.

BAARCS will have a veterinarian on staff

along with several vet tech interns, so there will never be a concern that your pet won’t receive the very best of veterinary care.


When you enroll your pet(s) in our program, your fee ensures your pet will be able to enjoy the best life possible. There will never be a concern that family or friends would find them a burden, or feel they can’t afford whatever medical care your pet requires.

You can enroll in our program through either a monthly contribution, or by making a bequest to BAARCS in your will.