bark for barc

pet walk 2019

Top L to R: Sten Gustafson, Lance McCullers, Katherine Thomasson, Kiefer Forseth
Bottom L to R: Y. Ping Sun, Kara McCullers, Julie Dow, Sofia Adrogué, Andrea Hellyer, Katie Waddle, Melissa Clark, Brenda Hanzl

 

We are pleased to invite you to the 4th annual BARK for BARC Pet Walk on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Rice University. This prominent event brings together animal lovers and their furry friends from across the city to “strut their stuff” in support of the Houston BARC Foundation, benefitting the City of Houston’s municipal animal shelter – BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions.

We are so grateful for the monetary and in-kind donations we receive every year through this Pet Walk. These generous contributions have directly benefited the animals at BARC, and in Houston, through improvements to the pet play yards, sponsorship of spay and neuter initiatives, and purchases of medical, kennel and sanitary supplies, equipment and services. We hope to build on the success of this walk and continue saving lives by engaging more Houstonians in BARC’s mission.

A few facts about BARC and why it’s so deserving of our support:

BARC takes in between 25,000 and 30,000 animals per year.

  • BARC is the only Houston shelter that is required to accept every animal that comes through its doors regardless of shelter capacity, behavior, breed or medical condition.
  • BARC partners with animal welfare groups across the city to find homes for thousands of animals each year through rescue, transfer, foster, and adoption programs.
  • BARC understands that low cost spay/neuter initiatives are the most successful long-term solution to reducing and managing the stray animal population in Houston.
  • Through BARC’s Healthy Pets Healthy Streets initiative, BARC partners with local spay/neuter providers to educate the community on the importance of spay/neuter and provide free spay/neuter services in neighborhoods with large stray animal populations.
  • BARC’s in-house Fixin’ Houston Clinic – the first of its kind in the state – provides low-cost spay/neuter services for all Houstonians.
  • In 2018, BARC spayed or neutered over 7,200 animals through its spay/neuter initiatives.

As thousands of animals still need our support, please join us on Saturday, May 4 at the BARK for BARC Pet Walk to help raise vital funding to support our City’s animals still longing for forever homes. Bring along your family, friends or fur babies to walk or just come hang out to advocate for our friends in need.

Below, you will find a detailed description of sponsorship opportunities and facts about BARC’s many programs offered throughout the community. We look forward to seeing you at the beautiful Rice campus as we BARK for BARC—dog agility demonstration, food trucks and fun await! Thank you in advance for your generous support.

With gratitude and warm regards,

The Houston BARC Foundation

BARK for BARC Pet Walk

BARK for BARC Pet Walk
Honorary Chairs

Lance McCullers, Jr

Sofia Adrogué

Y Ping Sun

BARK for BARC Pet Walk
Honorary Co-Chair

Schuyler Adrogué Gustafson

BARK for BARC Pet Walk
Chair

Katie Waddle

BARK for BARC Pet Walk
Co-Chairs

Katherine Thomasson

Kiefer Forseth

BARC Sponsorship Packages

Canine King $10,000
Sponsor a Dog Kennel for One Dog

BARC’s new adoption center provides a positive experience for adopters and a comfortable space for dogs and cats during their stay at BARC – the happier the dog or cat, the greater the chance of adoption. A commemorative plaque will display the name of the donor’s choosing.

Smitten Kitten $5,000
Sponsor a Cat Kennel for One Cat

Our new adoption center will have space to hold 100 cats and kittens in its kennels. Help make a difference in a cat’s or kitten’s life by sponsoring a cat kennel. A commemorative plaque will display the name of the donor’s choosing.

Pet Palooza $2,500
Name Plaque on BARC Bench at BARC’s New Adoption Center

BARC park benches provide an alternative meet-and-greet opportunity for customers to visit with potential new pets or to rest with family and friends while visiting the shelter. Benches are located in the central courtyard of the new adoption center for all guests to enjoy.

Man’s Best Friend $1,000
Name Plaque on an Honorary Brick at BARC’s New Adoption Center

Show your support for BARC by purchasing a name plaque that will be engraved and placed on the new adoption center with the name of the donor’s choosing.

Pawsitively Pawsome $500
Name Plaque on Puppy Kennel Building

Show your support for BARC’s new adoption center by purchasing a plaque to be displayed on the outside of one of our new puppy kennel buildings. The commemorative plaque will display the name of the donor’s choosing.

Furry Friend $250
Name Plaque on Dog Kennel Building

Show your support for BARC’s new adoption center by purchasing a plaque to be displayed on the outside of one of our new dog kennel buildings. The commemorative plaque will display the name of the donor’s choosing.

Purrfect Pal $100
Name Plaque on Cat Kennel Building

Show your support for BARC’s new adoption center by purchasing a plaque to be displayed on the outside of our new cattery. The commemorative plaque will display the name of the donor’s choosing.

 

All sponsorships can be made under an individual name, in memory of a loved one, or for a corporate/business partner. 

Pet Walk Perks

Your name on website donor page
Your name on one dog kennel
Up to 20 BARK for BARC Walkers

Your name on website donor page
Your name on one cat kennel
Up to 15 BARK for BARC Walkers

Your name on website donor page
Your name on BARC park bench
Up to 10 BARK for BARC Walkers

Your name on website donor page
Your name on adoption ctr brick
Up to 5 BARK for BARC Walkers

Your name on website donor page
Your name on adoption ctr plaque
Up to 3 BARK for BARC Walkers

Your name on website donor page
Your name on adoption ctr plaque
Up to 2 BARK for BARC Walkers

Your name on website donor page
Your name on adoption ctr plaque
BARK for BARC Walkers

FY2018 Numbers

Animals Adopted

Cats Trapped, Neutered, and Returned

Dogs and Cats Spayed or Neutered

Animals Transferred to Rescue Groups

Pet Licenses Issued

Animals Fostered

Lost Animals Returned to Their Owners

Calls for Service Completed

Volunteers Served 13,046 Hours at BARC

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