BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions
BARC takes in over 25,000 animals per year and works hard to find a home for each and every one. The majority of our pets can be viewed on petharbor.com or barcly.com. However, some pets are not eligible for adoption due to medical or behavioral issues that require extensive care outside of the shelter environment. These animals will only be made available to approved fosters and/or rescue organizations for transfer. Others are not immediately available for adoption because they are on stray hold. These pets are available for viewing on petharbor.com or barcly.com. To become an approved rescue organization, please complete the application and email it to BARC.AID@houstontx.gov.
The following reports show animals with medical conditions, behavioral conditions, animals who have been in the shelter for long periods of time, and animals who otherwise are at high risk for euthanasia and in immediate need of assistance to leave the shelter. Many of these animals have special medical or behavioral needs and BARC is grateful for the many fosters and rescue organizations that partner with BARC to place these animals outside the shelter. To become an approved foster, please complete the application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelter Residency 10+ Days
This report shows pets who have been in the shelter over 10 days. These animals may be at risk for euthanasia during periods of high intake volumes and are a high priority when the shelter reaches maximum capacity.
- Shelter Residency 10+ Days (.pdf, updates at :31 every hour)
Code Yellow Report
This report shows pets who have been identified as having medical or behavioral conditions, physical or mental deterioration due to length of stay in the kennel environment, or any combination of the above. These animals are at high risk for euthanasia and a high priority.
- Code Yellow - Dogs (.pdf, updates at :45 every hour)
- Code Yellow - Cats (.pdf, updates at :15 every hour)
Code Orange Report
This report shows pets who are at risk for euthanasia in the next 48 hours. These pets are in urgent need for adoption, foster, or rescue assistance. While the report may change throughout the day, pets that do not leave the shelter will move to the Code Red list. These pets are at high risk for euthanasia and are a priority.
- Code Orange - Dogs (.pdf, updates at :45 every hour)
- Code Orange - Cats (.pdf, updates at :15 every hour)
Code Red Report
This report shows pets who are at immediate risk for euthanasia the following day, are the highest priority, and in urgent need for foster or rescue assistance. While the report may change throughout the day, the report is considered final at 6pm. Pets on the list as of 6pm each day will be held for rescue/adoption/foster until 1pm the following day. If intake exceeds capacity these pets could be chosen for euthanasia.
- Code Red - Dogs & Cats (.pdf, updates at :00 every hour)