Santa Claus is Visiting BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions December 16-17

Pet Photos with Santa and SPECIAL PET ADOPTION FEES This Weekend

Houston, TX – Santa Claus is visiting BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 from noon to 5pm for pet photos and a special adoption promotion. All pets are welcome to stop by and meet Santa. A $5 donation is suggested for Santa photos. BARC’s “A Home for the Holidays” adoption event features $5 adoption fees for dogs 5 months and older and $1 adoptions for all cats and kittens. Thanks to Proler Southwest Sims Metal Management for sponsoring this weekend’s BARC adoption specials and to Friends of BARC for sponsoring photos with Santa.

“It’s such a wonderful time of year and our holiday wish is that we can empty every kennel before the end of the year,” said Ashtyn Rivet, BARC Deputy Assistant Director. “Please stop by this weekend and meet the perfect pet for your family. There are hundreds of dogs and cats in every shape and size waiting to go home with their forever family.”

Pets currently available for adoption can be found on BARC’s website, but BARC encourages all Houstonians to stop by BARC at 3300 Carr Street, Houston, TX 77026 and meet each animal in person. BARC is open for adoptions seven days a week from noon to 5pm.

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. 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.