Find Your Boo at BARC!

HOUSTON – BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoptions Center, will be offering discounted $5 adoption fees on cats, kittens and dogs 5 months and older as part of their “Find Your Boo” promotion this October 26th through November 3rd. All adoptions include a spay or neuter procedure, all age appropriate vaccines, a microchip, and a one-year pet license. Don’t miss this opportunity to “Find Your Boo” at BARC this Halloween.


When: Saturday, October 26th – Sunday, November 3rd

Where: BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

3300 Carr St.

Houston, TX 77026


“We hope Houstonians will open up their homes to a new furry pet,” said Jennifer Barrera Wandrey, Outreach Manager at BARC. “We have over 400 adoptable pets waiting at BARC.”

Pets currently available for adoption can be found on BARC’s website. BARC encourages adopters to stop by the shelter and meet each animal in person. BARC is open for adoptions seven days a week from noon to 5:00 p.m.

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.

About 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.

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