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HBF is a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to raising

funds from the private sector to provide much needed medical and

kennel supplies, equipment and better living conditions to the animals

at the BARC municipal shelter located at 3200 Carr Street., Houston, Texas.

Since 2013, the BARC Foundation has worked in partnership with the City of Houston to complete funding for the new, state of the art BARC Adoption Center – see it here under HBF News & Events.

We are also dedicated to improving the lives of all animals throughout

our community by raising awareness for responsible pet ownership,

spay/neuter practices, pet adoption and the humane treatment of all animals.

Grand Opening of New Adoption Facility

You’re invited! BARC is celebrating the grand opening of BARC’s brand new adoption center with a party at the new center (3300 Carr) on Friday, June 5th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Come and be one of the first Houstonians to tour the building! We will have beverages and light bites, live music, pet adoptions and more. The new adoption center is the beginning of a new chapter for BARC; a brand new customer experience and a new standard for adoption centers across the country.

The new adoption center symbolizes the great strides that BARC, City Council members and the City of Houston have taken to become the best municipal animal shelter in the U.S. It will enable BARC to develop a branded and customized experience, and enhance BARC’s live release initiatives. This will change the face of BARC and will set a new pet adoption standard for the City of Houston. Click Here To Buy Tickets.

HTV - I Love Houston

The Houston BARC Foundation was recently featured on a segment of I Love Houston. Click here to view the video!

Welcome to The Houston BARC Foundation

  1. *The Houston BARC Foundation is a non-profit fund raising organization. We welcome and encourage your reports about any animal in distress and will

use our best efforts to retrieve distress reports as soon as possible and transmit the reports to the proper City BARC personnel. However, in cases of emergency the Foundation recommends that you submit your report directly and quickly to the City of Houston BARC team. BARC contact information can be found by clicking on

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Since its incorporation October 2010, the Houston BARC Foundation has received more than $550,000 in donations. Foundation grants are made exclusively to Houston's only municipal animal shelter - BARC. Our grants provide much needed supplies, equipment and medical care to the more than 500 dogs and cats at the BARC Shelter. The BARC Foundation has also spearheaded and funded widespread adoption and spay/neuter initiatives throughout Houston.