BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions

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November 3, 2014 - Mayor Parker Joins BARC for Grand Opening of First Municipal In-House, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic in Texas (web link

July 30, 2014 - Introducing BARC's Brand New Blog! (web link)

July 14, 2014 - Mayor Annise Parker Joins BARC to Celebrate Progress of New Adoption Center (web link)

July 3, 2014 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions: Keeping Pets Safe on July 4th
(web link)

June 27, 2014 - $20 Adoptions for ALL pets at BARC Saturday, June 28 - Sunday, June 29
(web link)

June 11, 2014 - BARC Participating in National No Kill "Just One Day" June 11
(web link)

June 10, 2014 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions Calls for Volunteer Pet Parents; Puppy and Kitten Season is Here
(web link)

May 30, 2014 - $20 Adoption Fees for All Dogs, Cats, Puppies and Kittens at BARC This Weekend
(web link)

May 22, 2014 - BARC Kicking Off Summertime with Name-Your-Price Adoption Fees Friday, May 23 - Sunday, May 25
(web link)

May 21, 2014 - National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2014: Know the Facts to Prevent a Bite
(web link)

April 30, 2014 - Adopt the Purrfect Pet at BARC's First Ever Block Party Adoption Event in the Heights on Saturday, May 3
(web link)

April 18, 2014 - Half Off Regular Adoption Fees For Adult Female Dogs and Cats at BARC Saturday, April 19
(web link)

April 15, 2014 - $10 Microchips at BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions April 15 - April 20
(web link)

April 10, 2014 - $10 Small Breed Dog Adoptions at BARC This Saturday, April 12 (web link)

March 12, 2014 - Adopt a New Furry Four-Legged Friend at the Cutest March Madness Event of 2014 at BARC This Weekend (web link)

February 21, 2014 - BARC's Largest-Scale Rescue Partner Throwing a 1,000 Lives Saved Party (web link)

February 20, 2014 - BARC's Largest Rescue Partner, Rescued Pets Movement, Needs Urgent Donations to Continue Transferring Hundreds of Animals to Colorado Monthly (web link)

February 11, 2014 - Add a Furry Valentine to Your Family this Saturday at BARC's Be Mine Mega Pet Adoption Event at H-E-B Montrose Market (web link)

January 31, 2014 - Kitten Bowl and Pet Adoption Event at BARC on Saturday, February 1; Half Off Regular Adoption Fees (web link)

January 21, 2014 - BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions Holding a Third and Final Stakeholders Meeting on Recommended Ordinance Revisions (web link)

January 18, 2014 - The Healthy Pets Healthy Streets Initiative Provides Free Spay/Neuter Services for 39 More Dogs and Cats Today; Grand Total Of More than 200 Pets Serviced Since July (web link)

January 17, 2014 - Healthy Pets Healthy Streets Coalition Kicking Off New Expansion to Spay/Neuter More Pets in Near Northside Area for Free on Saturday, January 18 (web link)

 

2013

December 11, 2013 - Join BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions for 'A Home for the Holidays' Mega Pet Adoption Event on December 14 at Petco (web link)

December 4, 2013 - BARC Calling Houston to Action to Help Brazoria County Humane Society as Remaining Dogs Are Transferred to Rescue Organizations (web link)

November 21, 2013 - BARC and Local Rescue Group Launches Colorado Animal Transport Program to Save More of Houston's Homeless Animals (web link)

November 8, 2013 - Join BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions to Celebrate Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month (web link)

October 25, 2013 - Join BARC For a Howl-O-Ween Mega Adoption Event This Weekend (web link)

October 10, 2013 - It's Feline Fall Frenzy at BARC Friday, October 11 - Sunday, October 13 (web link)

October 10, 2013 - BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions Holding a Second Stakeholders Meeting on Recommended Ordinance Revisions (web link)

October 4, 2013 - Top-Notch Dog House Featured with Mayor Parker and the Pets of the Week (web link)

October 4, 2013 - Third Major Healthy Pets Healthy, Streets Beachhead Spay/Neuter Event Planned For October 5 (web link)

September 27, 2013 - Fall in Love at BARC this Saturday, September 28 (web link)

September 26, 2013 - BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions Seeking Input from Stakeholders on Recommended Ordinance Changes (web link)

September 12, 2013 - Over 75 Furry and Adoptable BARC Cosmic Companions To Invade H-E-B Montrose Market Saturday, September 14 (web link)

August 15, 2013 - BARC Pet Transfer Numbers Skyrocket in One Year; Continues to Grow (web link)

July 24, 2013 - Mayor Annise Parker joins BARC to celebrate a brand new life for over 90 Pets of the Week (web link)

July 11, 2013 - BARC Partners with Pet Advocate Groups to Launch Strategic Spay/Neuter Effort (web link)

July 2, 2013 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions: Keeping Pets Safe on July 4th (web link)

June 27, 2013 - Get Your Hula on at BARC's Bow Wow Meow Luau Mega Pet Adoption Event at CITYCENTRE Houston (web link)

June 14, 2013 - BARC is Open For Business, Houston (web link)

June 13, 2013 - Houstonians Shatter BARC 48-hr Intake Record (web link)

June 10, 2013 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions to Participate in National No Kill “Just One Day” Event (web link)

June 6, 2013 - Mayor Parker's BARC Pets of the Week, Oreo and Nomad, Ready to Go Home with a Great New Family (web link)

June 5, 2013 - More than 275 Cats and Kittens at BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions (web link)

May 31, 2013 - BARC Animals Gearing Up for Another Weekend Out on the Town (web link)

May 30, 2013 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions: Steps to Keeping Pets Safe When Disaster Strikes (web link)

May 25, 2013 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions Running at Capacity; Asks Houston to Take Immediate Action (web link)

May 22, 2013 - National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2013: Most Bites Are Preventable (web link)

May 17, 2013 - More than 500 Cats and Kittens Have Entered BARC Since May 1; 225 Entered in the Past Week (web link)

May 16, 2013 - BARC's Most Eligible Adoptable Couch Buddies to Appear at SportsRadio 610 Fan Fest on May 19 (web link)

May 10, 2013 - Mayor Parker's BARC Pets of the Week Ready to Win The Hearts of Houstonians This Mother's Day (web link)

May 3, 2013 - BARC Staff and Rice University Students Join Mayor Parker to Promote Two of Hundreds of BARC Adoptables (web link)

April 30, 2013 - BARC and the Houston Police Department Ask Houston to Come Together to Stop Animal Cruelty (web link)

April 26, 2013 - BARC Welcomes Special Guests for Mayor Parker's BARC Pets of the Week Photo Shoot (web link)

April 25, 2013 - BARC Gearing Up for Sponsored Pet Adoption Weekend (web link)

April 19, 2013 - Mayor Parker's BARC Pets of the Week, Tiarra and Mason, Two True Cuties Looking for a Loving Family (web link)

April 18, 2013 - BARC Calls for Volunteer Foster Pet Parents to Help with Spike in Kitten Intake (web link)

April 11, 2013 - BARC Adoptable Animals Preparing to Make an Appearance at Houston's Pet Expo on Saturday, April 13 (web link)

April 5, 2013 - BARC Preparing for First Big One-Day Pet Adoption Tour on Saturday, April 6, 2013 (web link)

April 3, 2013 - Mayor Parker's BARC Pets of the Week Getting Ready for a Big Adoption Weekend (web link)

March 28, 2013 - Local Students Join Mayor Parker to Promote Brody and Shania, the Mayor's BARC Pets of the Week (web link)

March 22, 2013 - Puppies, Puppies and More Puppies at BARC (web link)

March 21, 2013 - Mayor Parker's BARC Pets of the Week: The Spectrum of Furry Companions at BARC (web link)

March 19, 2013 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions: Steps to Preventing a Dog Bite (web link)

March 13, 2013 - BARC Animals Ready to Bring Happiness to Very Lucky Houston Families (web link)

March 8, 2013 - Mayor Parker's BARC Pets of the Week Ready to Lasso the Hearts of Houstonians (web link)

February 28, 2013 - Saturday, March 2nd Marks BARC's First Mega Pet Adoption Event of 2013 (web link)

February 26, 2013 - BARC Animals Gearing Up for BARC's First Mega Adoption Event of 2013 (web link)

February 22, 2013 - BARC Animals Prepare for a Big Oscar's Debut Weekend (web link)

February 14, 2013 - Happy Valentine's Day from BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions (web link)

February 12, 2013 - BARC Launches New and Improved Lost Pets Initiative (web link)

February 6, 2013 - Three Legged Dog Overcomes Cruelty and Puts on a Smile for Adopters (web link)

January 31, 2013 - Mayor Parker's BARC Pets of the Week Gear Up for the Super Bowl (web link)

January 24, 2013 - Mayor Parker's BARC Pets of the Week: Sassy and Coco (web link)

January 15, 2013 - Mayor Parker's BARC Pets of the Week: Jitterbug and Tango (web link)

January 8, 2013 - Mayor Parker's BARC Pets of the Week Represent the Unique and Friendly Qualities of BARC's Many Adorable Adoptables (web link)

January 5, 2013 - Multi-market Opportunity: BARC picks up lost dog, microchip ID's it as pet stolen from Pennsylvania grandpa (web link)

January 4, 2013 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions Challenges Houston to Save A Life in 2013 (web link)

 

2012

December 28, 2012 - Girl Scouts Meet Two of BARC's Adorable Adoptables During Visit with Mayor Parker (web link)

December 21, 2012 - BARC Wishes Houston a Merry Christmas! (web link)

December 17, 2012 - Mayor Parker's BARC Pets of the Week (web link)

December 14, 2012 - BARC Paving a New Way to Save More Homeless Animals in Houston (web link)

December 5, 2012 - BARC Adds a Little Holiday Cheer to the Mayor's Pets of the Week: Marty and Mindy (web link)

November 27, 2012 - BARC Kicking Off Its Participation in the Monthly Heights First Saturday Event With Santa Claus (web link)

November 20, 2012 - BARC Foster Pet Parent Provides a New Beginning for a Homeless Dog (web link)

November 9, 2012 - BARC Celebrates Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month with Reduced Adoption Fees (web link)

October 29, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, Mayor Parker's Pets of the Week (web link)

October 26, 2012 - BARC Powers Into Final $100K Challenge Weekend with $25,000 "Pawz for a Cauze" Donation (web link)

October 24, 2012 - BARC Re-Unites Lost Cat With Family After Nearly a Decade (web link)

October 23, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, Mayor Parker's Pets of the Week (web link)

October 19, 2012 - BARC & Texans Cheerleaders to Host Adoption Rally at Shelter (web link)

October 15, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, Mayor Parker's Pets of the Week (web link)

October 11, 2012 - BARC to Host its Largest Pet Blessing Yet: Pets Bless the Lives of of Their Owners, and BARC Wants to Bless Them In Return (web link)

October 8, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, Mayor Parker's Pets of the Week (web link)

October 1, 2012 - BARC's Weekend Events Result in More Than 125 Pet Adoptions, Despite Rain (web link)

September 28, 2012 - 100 Furry and Adoptable BARC Cosmic Companions To Invade Sawyer Heights PetSmart Saturday, September 29th (web link)

September 25, 2012 - BARC and the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management: Family Pets Deserve an Emergency Plan Too (web link)

September 24, 2012 - BARC Dog Wins Houston Mayor Annise Parker's Heart: Photo Shoot Ends in the Parker Family's First BARC Adoption (web link)

September 20, 2012 - "Speed Dating" with Dogs and Cats at the Fall in Love at BARC Adoption Event This Weekend (web link)

September 14, 2012 - BARC Saved 970 Animals in Month One of ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge (web link)

September 10, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, Mayor Parker's Pets of the Week (web link)

September 7, 2012 - BARC Takes on Extreme Animal Intake By Throwing a Massive Tailgate Party and Adoption Event This Saturday, Sept. 8th (web link)

August 31, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, Mayor Parker's Pets of the Week (web link)

August 30, 2012 - BARC Makes Big Push to Reach 700 Adoptions in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge by Aug. 31 (web link)

August 27, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, Mayor Parker's Pets of the Week (web link)

August 23, 2012 - BARC Taking on the Texas Heat with Dog Days of Summer Pet Adoption Event (web link)

August 21, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, Mayor Parker's Pets of the Week (web link)

August 13, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, Mayor Parker's Pets of the Week (web link)

August 9, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions Reducing Adoptions Fees This Weekend To Continue Momentum in the ASPCA $100K Challenge (web link)

August 7, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions Introduces First "Mayor's Pets of the Week" (web link)

August 3, 2012 - BARC to Hold Adoption Olympics Saturday, August 4th (web link)

August 1, 2012 - Houston Mayor Annise Parker Kicks Off BARC's Effort to Reach 2,100 Pet Adoptions in ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge 2012 (web link)

July 19, 2012 - Broadway’s Leading Animal Trainer Visits BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions to “Discover” Broadway’s Newest Talent (web link)

July 3, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions Offers Helpful Pet Safety Tips for the Fourth of July Holiday (web link)

June 26, 2012 - BARC to Hold Its Biggest Offsite Adoption Event Ever on June 30 (web link)

June 7, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions to Participate in National No Kill "Just One Day" Event (web link)

June 5, 2012 - BARC’s Free Adoption Weekend Event a Huge Success (web link)

May 29, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions Announces Free Adoption Opportunity June 1-3, Thanks to Generous Supporter Donation (web link)

May 24, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions to Honor Houston’s Wounded Military Veterans This Memorial Day Weekend (web link)

May 17, 2012 - BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions Launches "Meet Your Match" (web link)

May 9, 2012 - Local Fourth Graders to Present Check to BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions (web link)

May 4, 2012 - Fourth Graders to Donate Proceeds from Lemonade Day Event on Sunday, May 6 to Benefit BARC (web link)

May 3, 2012 - BARC to Hold "Cinco de Meow" event May 4 – May 15 (web link)

April 27, 2012 - Houston Young Professionals Endeavor (HYPE) to Hold Its First "Love Your Block" Event at BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions (web link)

April 20, 2012 - BARC One Step Closer to Winning 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge, Still Challenged by Extreme Intake (web link)

April 6, 2012 - Vote for BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions in 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge (web link)

April 3, 2012 - BARC Takes on 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge; Vote in Qualifying Heat April 5th - April 16th (web link)

March 30, 2012 - BARC to Host Foster Fair and Offer "Name Your Price" Adoptions this Sunday (web link)

March 20, 2012 - Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker Unveils Design Plan for New BARC Adoption Center (web link)

March 15, 2012 - BARC Announces "March Madness" Adoption Specials March 16 - 31st, Gearing Up for Increasing Intake (web link)

February 24, 2012 - BARC Slammed by Animal Intake, Slashing Prices to Re-Home Animals (web link)

February 8, 2012 - BARC Shines a Spotlight on Spay/Neuter and Adoptions (web link)

February 7, 2012 - Houston's Five Animal Shelters to Announce Joint Valentine's Day Adoption Specials (web link)

 

2011

December 19, 2011 - Council Member Edward Gonzalez and BARC Animals Receive Holiday Gift from Natural Pawz Family (web link)

October 14, 2011 - BARC Celebrates Second Annual Pet Blessing Event, Honoring Houston's Pets and Encouraging Adoptions (web link)

October 6, 2011 - BARC Celebrates National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month, Encourages Houstonians to Adopt with Several Incentives (web link)

September 27, 2011 - BARC Announces Grand Opening of NEW Wellness Center on World Rabies Day, September 28, 2011 (web link)

August 19, 2011 - BARC Hosts "Homeless Pet Weekend" - Where Adoptions Are Always Tax-Free, and Fosters are in BIG Demand! (web link)

July 22, 2011 - BARC "Gone to the Dogs" - Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows (web link)

July 14, 2011 - BARC "Transforms" Pet Adoption Event, In Response to Huge Intake Week (web link)

June 15, 2011 - BARC Receives Five Shocking Animal Cruelty Victims in last 36 Hours, new Animal Cruelty initiative underway (web link)

June 3, 2011 - BARC kicks off Adopt-A-Shelter Cat month with $5 cat adoption fee during the month of June (web link)

May 27, 2011 - BARC drafting Houstonians to Muster this Memorial Day weekend to support the fight against animal homelessness (web link)

May 13, 2011 - BARC Plans MONSTER Weekend to Place Abandoned Cats from Apartment Complex and Other Animals from Huge Intake Week (web link)

May 11, 2011 - BARC, USPS to Host National Dog Bite Prevention Week Kick-Off Press Conference (web link)

April 28, 2011 - Comcast, Trees for Houston to give huge financial and in-kind donation to BARC this Saturday (web link)

April 15, 2011 - BARC helping to inspire Houston Pet Communicty at 2011 Houston Pet Expo at Reliant Center; Houston is going to the dogs and cats this weekend! (web link)

April 7, 2011 - BARC Out of Space, Shelter Needs Houston To Adopt Or Foster Today! (web link)

March 24, 2011 - BARC will Expand Hours this Saturday to Host Foster Expo & First Adopt-a-thon to Promote Foster Care & Adoptions (web link)

March 21, 2011 - IRS Formally Recognizes New Houston BARC Foundation as 501(c)(3); Inaugural Event to be Held on April 1, 2011 (web link)

March 4, 2011 - BARC Needs Houston's Help to Make Room for New Arrivals, Offers New Foster Program Participation Incentives (web link)

February 18, 2011 - BARC to Host Trinity University Houston Alumni Chapter Volunteers; Alumni Organization Committed to Animal Welfare (web link)

January 14, 2011 - BARC Sees Massive Puppy Intake, Seeks New Participants for Foster Program to Free Nursery Space.  Twenty Long-Time Dogs and Cats Available for Adoption. (web link)

January 12, 2011 - BARC Benefits from Local School Volunteers; Special Students Make Further Committment to Special Animals (web link)

 

2010

December 16, 2010 - BARC Out of Space, Shelter Needs Houston to Adopt or Foster Today! (web link)

November 22, 2010 - Thanksgiving Comes Early for the Animals at BARC Thanks to Natural Pawz! (web link)

November 18, 2010 - BARC Announces Partnership with Pets for Patriots; Military Veterans Entitled to Half-Price Adoptions (web link)

October 28, 2010 - BARC Beyond Capacity, Hosting Huge Event this Saturday to Promote Adoptions and BARC Community (web link)

October 21, 2010 - BARC Invites Houston Residents to October Close-out Adoption Events (web link)

October 18, 2010 - ARA Announces New BARC Website Launch (web link)

September 7, 2010 - Vote for BARC! Click to Get Our Organization Featured in SMITTY – a Major Hollywood Motion Picture (web link)

August 6, 2010 - BARC Offers Unprecedented Value to Adopters, Sets Goal of 1200 Live Releases in August (pdf)

June 24, 2010 - BARC Announces New Operating Hours and New Weekly Off-Site Adoption Partnership (pdf)

March 19, 2010 - Update on Keiko, Blind Black and White Pit Bull Mix