BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions

Donate to BARC

To donate at the click of a button, take a peek at our Amazon list! Items purchased from this list will be sent directly to the shelter for immediate use!

Specific Items Needed
It is due to the kindness and caring of people like you that we can continue to work towards achieving our mission.   Your donations help us continue to evolve our shelter operations, and grow our adoption and foster programs.  Every dollar, every gift and donation that you give, helps to increase the chances that animals at BARC will find permanent homes with loving families.

BARC is always in need of the following items (immediate needs are in red). All donations must be unexpired and unopened to be usable:

Shelter Needs:

  • Dog and cat treats
  • Dawn dishwashing liquid
  • Kong toys, and other sturdy, washable dog toys (clean and unused) - Frisbees, for example
  • Natural rawhide chews
  • Unopened, unexpired peanut butter
  • Tough, empty plastic bottles such as detergent or bleach bottles
  • Liquid fabric softener
  • Clean towels
  • Clean pet beds
  • Tennis balls & rope toys with tennis balls attached
  • Wand-type, interactive cat toys
  • Washable, plastic, ball-type cat toys
  • Dryer sheets
  • Air freshener
  • Paper bags
  • Odoban (buy at Home Depot)
  • Fabuloso (buy at any grocery store)

Clinic Needs:

  • New unopened rubbing alcohol
  • New unopened hydrogen peroxide

Foster Care Needs:

  • Dry Dog, Cat, Kitten, or Puppy Food (unopened)
  • Kitten and puppy nursing bottles
  • Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR) & Puppy Milk Replacer (Esbilac)
  • Canned and dry cat and dog food (unopened)
  • Canned and dry kitten and puppy food (unopened)
  • Crates & pet carriers (clean & serviceable)
  • New, unopened dog and cat treats
  • Advantage flea and tick medicine
  • Capstar flea and tick medicine
  • Cat litter and litter boxes
  • Sulfur shampoo
  • Leashes and collars
  • Nail grooming equipment
  • Dog & cat brushes

Facility Beautification Needs:

  • Pooper-scoopers and/or large commercial dust pans
  • A-frame Ladders (6 ft., 8 ft., 10 ft., or 12 ft – new or used)
  • Scaffolding
  • Large containers for plants
  • Garden stepping stones

Classroom & Administrative Needs:

  • Laminating sheets
  • Paper plates
  • Dry-erase markers
  • Digital cameras and flip cams for pet photography & videography

Drop Off / Contact
Drop off all donations at the BARC Front Desk (3200 Carr Steet) during normal shelter hours:  12-6pm every day except for Mondays & Thursdays.  If you have questions, please contact barc.aid@houstontx.gov.

Other Ways to Help BARC
Do you or your organization have a special skill you think might benefit BARC?

BARC is always in need of photographers, videographers, printing services and other specialized services. If you would like to inquire about donating your or your organization’s time and service to BARC, please email barc.aid@houstontx.gov.