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City of Houston, BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions

3300 Carr Street (Front Entrance)
2700 Evella Street (Rear Entrance)
Houston, TX 77026

Our Mission

Things are happening at BARC these days: physically and virtually. Not only have added space, new resources and a new look to our facility, we recently surpassed our record for live releases. . People and corporations throughout Houston are getting involved by volunteering and by spreading the word. You can find out about what’s been going on at BARC on our website at  Check out our latest press releases, view BARC’s event photos in our photo gallery and stay up to date on BARC happenings with our event calendar. Better yet, come visit us in person.

BARC is the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility. BARC is the only city shelter in Houston required by law to accept every animal that comes through our doors regardless of breed, temperament, health conditions, and circumstance (from owner surrender, stray pickup, rescued or confiscated animals).  We have built a best-in-class team that st

Adoption Policy


If you’ve found a pet online or wish to come in person to view our dogs and cats, the BARC shelter is located at 3200 Carr Street, Houston, Texas 77026. We also have offsite adoptions. Animals that are already spayed/neutered are able to go home the day of the adoption. Otherwise, they are scheduled for surgery the next available weekday and the adopter may pick up their new pet that same afternoon. BARC supplies cardboard enclosures for transporting cats and leashes for adopted dogs.

Because BARC cares first and foremost about the safety and well being of our animals, people who want to adopt must complete an adoption application and agree to an interview with BARC

  • day hours
    Monday 12:00PM to 5:00PM
    Tuesday 12:00PM to 5:00PM
    Wednesday 12:00PM to 5:00PM
    Thursday 12:00PM to 5:00PM
    Friday 12:00PM to 5:00PM
    Saturday 12:00PM to 5:00PM
    Sunday 12:00PM to 5:00PM

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