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AdoptSpecific 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:

  • Newspaper
  • Dawn dishwashing liquid
  • Esueno fabric softener
  • Clean towels & small blankets
  • Clean pet beds
  • Flea shampoo
  • Kong toys, and other sturdy, washable dog toys (clean & unused)
  • Tennis balls & rope toys with tennis balls attached
  • Wand-type, interactive cat toys
  • Washable, plastic, ball-type cat toys
  • Natural rawhide chews
  • HE (high efficiency) liquid laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Tough, empty plastic bottles such as Gatorade or bleach bottles
  • Unopened, unexpired peanut butter
  • Air freshener
  • Paper bags
  • Cardboard boxes

Clinic Needs:

  • Fabuloso disinfecting cleanser
  • Odoban cleanser
  • New unopened toothbrushes
  • 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:

  • Crayons, colored pencils, and markers for kids projects at the shelter
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors and staplers
  • 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.  For any questions, contact Ian Todd, BARC Volunteer Coordinator, at 713.229.7343 or ian.todd@houstontx.gov.