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January 4, 2023

Ring in the New Year with a New Family Member: BARC Offering $23 Adoption Fees for Adult Dogs

BARC, the City of Houston's Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, wants you to ring in the New Year with a new four-legged family member! As we enter 2023, we're offering $23 adoption fees for all adult dogs ages 5 months and older through January 31, 2023.

Adoption fees for PURRFURRED pets have been reduced to $5, as well. All puppies, cats, and kittens will have regular adoption fees. BARC's pet adoption package includes a spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a one-year City pet registration, and a pre-registered microchip with a lifetime registration -- worth hundreds of dollars if purchased separately.

BARC’s adoption center is located at 3300 Carr Street and is open Tuesday-Sunday from 12 – 5 p.m. Learn more about adopting from BARC:

“As we open for adoptions each day this week, our dog adoption kennels are completely filled, with our shelter team going as far as to pull down the dividers in our south adoption building to allow for more dogs to be housed. Dropping the dividers is not ideal as this prevents pets from having the adequate living space to have a healthy, low-stress stay in the shelter,” said Shelter Director, Greg Damianoff. “When the dividers are dropped, that’s when we know the situation is reaching a critical point once again. We need the public’s help more than ever to get these pets out of the shelter and into a forever home.”

Fostering is also free, and BARC can provide you with food and supplies to interested fosters, if available. There are also many wonderful pets on our urgent pet’s list who are available for foster or adoption and need you. You can help by getting involved. Visit to learn more and connect with our team who is ready to help.


BARC January Adoptions

About BARC

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.

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