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BARC is the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility. BARC is the only city shelter in Houston required by law to accept every animal that comes through our doors regardless of breed, temperament, health conditions, and circumstance (from owner surrender, stray pickup, rescued or confiscated animals).  We have built a best-in-class team that stewards our mission of professionalism, responsibility, compassion, commitment, integrity, and accountability... Read More >>

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City of Houston's Public Works & Engineering and BARC Animal Shelter Join Forces to Save Dog's Life

City employees jump into action after finding a dog trapped in a sewer manhole

HOUSTON- A 3-year-old dog was rescued by City of Houston employees after surviving a 20 foot fall and possibly several days at the bottom of a sanitary sewer manhole. A contractor for the City notified the Department of Public Works & Engineering (PWE)


Unseasonably high winter intake causes BARC to take drastic measures to save lives: $5 adoptions for ALL adoptable pets at BARC December 15-18

HOUSTON- BARC is overwhelmed with animals: More than 500 dogs are at BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions and many of them are currently available for adoption, rescue and foster. Animal intake is unseasonably high and BARC needs Houston’s help to save every single dog ...

BARC Animal Shelter Launches Initiative to Make History in the City of Houston

With the community's help, the City's shelter hopes to reach unprecedented animal save rates

HOUSTON, TX – Starting November 1, BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions is launching an all hands on deck effort to reach a cumulative 90 percent animal save rate from November 2016 through January 2017. The initiative, called 90-for-90, comes after a successful one-month...

BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions Recognizes World Rabies Day September 28

All pet owners should vaccinate their pets against rabies

Houston, TX- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is recognizing World Rabies Day 2016 by spreading awareness of the importance of the rabies vaccination. Controlling rabies begins at a community level and BARC offers low-cost rabies to ensure everyone has the ability to...

$5 Pet Microchips at BARC Sunday, July 24 - Friday, July 29

BARC Celebrating Lost Pet Prevention Month by Dropping Microchip Fees

HOUSTON, TX– BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is celebrating National Lost Pet Prevention month by reducing pet microchip prices from $25 to $5 from Sunday, July 24 - Friday, July 29 at its adoption center and wellness center located at 3300 Carr Street, Houston 770...

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