Every picture tells a story! This week we'd like to thank Friends of Barc for providing BARC STARZ with a brand new camera. We hope to bring you improved pictures of BARC dogs and cats available for adoption as soon as we read the instruction book. Friends of Barc has been supporting BARC for over 7 years with donations from the public and dedicated volunteers. While it may seem like a small thing, many animals have been saved over the years thanks to circulating their pictures on the web and via email. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and the word we like to hear most associated with pictures of our STARZ is "adopted!"
Featured STARZ...Meet STRIPE. THIS LIL' PUP HAS A CHERRY EYE. This is not a big deal to fix, but when you're trying to get adopted out of a big shelter any flaws can really hurt your chances. STRIPE is a male Lab mix of about 12 weeks old with a shiny black coat and a cute white stripe on his face. He's just as wiggly and cuddly and playful as any normal puppy, and we'd love to see him rescued from BARC so he can have a chance to spend his childhood in a loving home. If you are wiling to take this Special Needs guy, please go to BARC ASAP and ask for STRIPE, or contact Chatauqua Allen at BARC at Chatauqua.Allen@cityofhouston.net. Look for STRIPE at BARC in South B Ward puppy cages, I.D. number A1014701.
Once again we extend our deepest gratitude to Buster's Friends Rescue for taking in some of BARC’s longest residents: Chipper, Frisky, Bambi, Russ and Spanky. These wonderful dogs are still up for adoption and can be seen at the Highland Village Adoption Storefront this weekend.
Many cat STARZ were also taken in by rescue groups and fosters, and most of these cats are still available for adoption at various Petsmart locations, as well as Highland Village.
These lucky cats were adopted to loving homes: Davida and Persia.
And lucky dogs Lady and Skeeter finally found their forever homes. Congratulations to all our friends and their new families!
GOOD NEWS: WAGS TO WHISKERS IS EVERY SATURDAY! COME SEE US AT BARC THIS SATURDAY FOR HALF-PRICE ADOPTIONS AND FREE HOT DOGS & SOFT DRINKS.
Feb. 27: WAGS TO WHISKERS FAMILY ADOPTION DAY at BARC, Noon - 4:00 pm, 3200 Carr St., Houston, TX 77026
Feb. 27: BARC Adoptions at the Galleria, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, in front of Baby Gap between Galleria I & II
Feb. 27: PetSmart 290, 13830 NW Freeway (Exit W. Tidwell), Houston, TX 77040, 713-690-0575 713-690-0575
Feb. 27: PetSmart Westheimer/Dunvale, 8380 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77063, 713-914-0965 713-914-0965
Feb. 27: PetSmart West Loop, 5415 West Loop S, Houston, TX 77081, 713-661-5585 713-661-5585
Feb. 27 & 28: PetSmart Walisville, 5941 E Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77049, 281-436-1249 281-436-1249
Feb. 27 & 28: PetSmart in the Heights, 1907 Taylor St. (just off I-10 West), Houston, TX 77007, 713-863-0533 713-863-0533
Feb. 27 & 28: Highland Village Pet Adoptions, 4056 Westheimer next to Williams Sonoma
THE ADOPTION FEE AT BARC IS ONLY $55 — THAT'S THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN! That includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, and the first year’s city license if the animal will reside in the City of Houston. For more information please visit BARC's website at: http://www.houstonbarc.com
BARC is the City of Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care. The shelter is located at 3200 Carr Street, Houston, Texas 77026. Adoption hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. You may also Contact BARC by phone at 713-229-7300 713-229-7300 .
INTERESTED IN FOSTERING FOR BARC?
To see more BARC animals available for adoption on the Web, please visit these other sites:
http://www.petharbor.com/ (Enter your zip code, then click on City of Houston, Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care)
...and on Facebook: Friends of BARC and BARC Starz.