October 26, 2022
Celebrate "Howl-O-Ween" with BARC: Reduced Dog Adoption Fees, Family Friendly Spooky Fun Halloween Weekend
This 2022 Halloween weekend, BARC, the City of Houston's Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, will be hosting several "Howl-O-Ween" specials and family friendly holiday-themed events. Come adopt your BOO! From October 28-30, 2022, adoption fees for all dogs five months and older will be reduced to $20, and select PURRFURRED pets will have $5 adoption fees.
In addition to adoption specials and cute puppers, Saturday, October 29, 2022, will be jam packed with fun activities for the whole family! From 12-5 p.m., stop by BARC's Adoption Center at 3300 Carr St. to enjoy Trunk or Treat activities, pumpkin decorating, doggy play group demonstrations, as well as free hamburgers, candy, chips, drinks, and more. All Saturday activities are sponsored by our partners at Friends of BARC.
Adopters are always encouraged to visit our Adoption Center located at 3300 Carr Street any Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. No appointments are necessary to adopt. Learn more at https://www.houstontx.gov/barc/adopt_a_pet.html. View other ways to get involved at BARC, including foster, volunteer, rescue, and business partnership opportunities, at https://www.houstontx.gov/barc/get_involved.html.
BARC, the City of Houston's Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, takes in more than 25,000 animals annually regardless of behavior, breed, or medical condition. BARC works each day to improve Houstonians and their pets' health and safety by pioneering programs such as low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter services, mobile adoptions, transfer/rescue partnerships, and community outreach.
Through these programs and with community partners' support, BARC's live release rate has continued to improve and reached 91.5% in the fiscal year 2022.