HOUSTON – In celebration of National Dog Week starting Sept. 23, 2019, BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions will offer adoption specials all week long.

BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions will charge adoptions fees of only $20 on all dogs 5 months and over through Friday, September 27, 2019.

Adopters will have the opportunity to receive a complimentary plush pet bed with each qualifying dog adoption while supplies last.

Additional adoption specials will be available starting Saturday, September 28, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019.

When: Monday, September 23, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019


Where: 3300 Carr St.

Houston, TX 77026


“We hope Houstonians are able to visit us and find a new four-legged friend at BARC this weekend!” said Jennifer Barrera Wandrey, outreach manager at BARC.

The simplest, but most powerful thing Houstonians can do to help BARC and pets throughout the community is to foster, volunteer, donate and adopt. If you are unable to permanently adopt a pet but would like to help animals in need, BARC encourages you to consider becoming a volunteer or a foster pet parent at BARC. By getting these animals out of BARC and into foster homes, BARC has more space for additional animals as they enter the shelter.

If you don’t want to adopt because you’re worried that you don’t know how to look after a dog then don’t worry because BARC teaches you everything you need to know if you’ve never had a dog before. From the basics to more exact things like what food to use – after all, there are a lot of dog food brands out there so you’ll have to find the best one for your new dog. You can informational material by just making an inquiry about adopting a dog so be sure to visit BARC.

About the BARC

BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, takes in more than 25,000 animals annually regardless of behavior, breed, or medical condition. BARC works each day to improve the health and safety of Houstonians and their pets by pioneering programs such as low cost and no cost spay/neuter services, mobile adoptions, transfer/rescue partnerships, and community outreach. Through these programs and with support from community partners, BARC’s live release rate has improved from single-digits in 2009 to an 84.6% in 2018.

Visit www.houstonbarc.com or www.Facebook.com/BARCHouston for more information.