BARC Animal Shelter Working with Best Friends Animal Society to Save Houston’s Pets

Want to Keep the Warm Fuzzies of Best Friends Day Going?

We Got You: Adopt a Pet from These Great Houston Groups June 8-10

HOUSTON – Every year there is a special day to celebrate your special friend, this year Best Friends Day is June 8. But why just have one day to celebrate when you can get all the snuggles and nuzzles you want year-round? What, your human best friend doesn’t give you nuzzles? Well, we have someone who will.

In Houston national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society is teaming up with six great groups to offer free pet adoptions on select pets from June 8 to June 10. This is the first such event for The Coalition to Save Houston’s Pets and with multiple locations, adoptable pets are nearby regardless of where people live in the Houston area (* full list of locations below).

“The Coalition to Save Houston’s Pets is so excited to host this adoption event at several of the coalition members’ locations,” said Whitney Bliton, program engagement manager – Houston, Best Friends Animal Society. “The adoption event is a great representation of the coalition working together to save shelter cats and dogs across the Houston area. Whether you’re are looking for an old dog to watch old movies with or a young cruiser that will run for miles with you, whether you want a cat to purr you to sleep or an active curtain ninja who will entertain you with her antics, between all these groups we know you will find that perfect best friends. We can also advise on what cameras to buy to easily monitor your pet when not at home – helping to keep them safe and secure.” Being safe and secure is what dogs live for, they want to feel secure in their own home with their owners and to have lots of fun with them, they can do this by checking out the best dog toys.

If you are unable to permanently adopt a pet but would like to help animals in need, BARC is especially in need of foster pet parents. Many dogs and cats enter BARC with treatable skin conditions, upper respiratory infections and other treatable conditions that must be taken care of outside of the shelter before adoption. Before making the life-changing decision to adopt a pet, you must be aware that even if certain health conditions are treated before the adoption takes place, this won’t make them exempt from suffering from anymore down the line. From heartworm infestation to bladder and kidney problems, they could be affected by anything. Learning how to prevent these issues from occurring in the first place, such as looking into some supplements as a Dog UTI Treatment, can help with kidney, bladder, and urinary tract support. But this can be thought about once you’ve adopted your new furry friend, and any existing problems will be managed beforehand. To note, some puppies and kittens that enter BARC are too young for adoption and must be fostered before they can go home with a permanent family. By getting these animals out of BARC and into foster homes, BARC has more space for additional animals as they enter the shelter. Visit or for more information.

Participating groups are: Harris County Animal Shelter/Veterinary Public Health, A Life to Live, BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions, Friends for Life, Texas Litter Control and Houston Pets Alive. Adoption fees are waived on select pets. All animals will be vaccinated and microchipped, if not already spayed/neutered, the pet will go home with a voucher for spay/neuter.


? BARC – (adoptions at home shelter) 3300 Carr St, Houston, TX 77026

from 12PM to 5PM on all 3 days

? Harris County Animal Shelter (Harris County Veterinary Public Health)

Home location (shelter) – 612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076

Adoption hours at shelter: 1pm – 5:30pm Monday – Friday and 11am – 3:30pm Saturday – Sunday

Off site locations where pets will be housed: Monday- Saturday 9am-9pm and Sunday 10am-7pm

? River Oaks Petco – ? 2110 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019

Aldine Petco – 10245 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77037

? Friends for Life – Shelter: 107 E. 22nd Street Houston, TX 77008

Adoption hours at shelter: June 8th – 9th 12pm – 6pm; June 10th 12pm – 5pm

Also at these offsite locations,

June 8th 5pm – 7pm; June 9th 12pm – 6pm; June 10th 12pm – 5pm:

Friends For Life – Petsmart Cat Adoption Center: 2902 S. Shepherd Drive Houston, TX 77098

June 9th 2pm – 4pm only:

Loyl’s Natural Pet Grocery – Mobile Cat Adoption Event: 2726 Bissonnet St #100 Houston, TX 77005

? A Life to Live – offsite locations only

Friday: 6/8/18 PetSmart Baytown

6345 Garth Rd Suite 140 Baytown, TX 77521

Cattery Adoptions: 9am-9pm

Saturday: 6/9/18 PetSmart Baytown

6345 Garth Rd Suite 140 Baytown, TX 77521

Cattery Adoptions: 9am-9pm

Cat Mobile Adoptions: 10am-4pm

Saturday: 6/9/18 Petco Baytown

4665 Garth Rd. Baytown, TX 77521

Dog Mobile Adoptions: 10am-4pm

Sunday: 6/10/18 PetSmart Baytown

6345 Garth Rd Suite 140 Baytown, TX 77521

Cattery Adoptions: 10am-6pm

? Houston Pets Alive

? Home location – adoptions at our shelter: 12-6 PM every day

Shelter Address Dogs: 8620 Stella Link Rd, Houston, TX 77025

Shelter Address Cats: 8710 Stella Link Rd, Houston, TX 77025

? Off site locations –

? Pet Smart Dunvale: 6/9/18, 12pm to 4pm ? 8380 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063

? Pet Supermarket Galleria: 6/10/18, 12pm to 4pm ? 5086 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77056

? No Label: 6/9/18 at 12-3pm, ? 5351 1st St., Katy, TX 77493

? Heights Bier Garten: 6/9/18 at 3-6pm, ? 1433 N Shepherd Drive, Suite #1, Houston, TX 77008

? Texas Litter Control – TLC Clinic Lobby, 24950 Spring Ridge Drive, Bldg B, Spring, TX 77386

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8:30AM – 3:00pm

**see below for additional offsite locations

? Willowbrook Petsmart

17723 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77064 Saturdays 12pm – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm

? Tomball Petsmart

14420 FM 2920, Tomball, TX 77377 Saturdays 12pm – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm

? Portofino Petsmart

19075 I-45, Shenandoah, TX 77385 Saturdays 1pm – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm

? ?Humble Petsmart

20518 Hwy 59 N, Humble, TX 77338 Saturdays 12pm – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm

? Spring Cypress/249 Petco

22511 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070 Saturdays 12pm – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm

? Pet Supplies Plus

2927 Riley Fuzzel Rd #400, Spring, TX 77386

? Saturdays 11:30am – 1:30pm and Sundays 1:30pm – 3:30pm