bark for barc

pet walk 2017

The 2017 BARK for BARC Pet Walk was a ~HUGE~ success!

 

 

BARC with Houston Astros Lance McCullers

Over 225 people participated, raising in excess of $64,000 to help complete construction on BARC’s new adoption center. Also, several fur-babies were adopted, finding their fur-ever homes!

A ~HUGE~ thank you to everyone who participated and helped raise funding and awareness for the Houston BARC Foundation, benefitting the City of Houston’s BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions.

 

2017 BARK for BARC Pet Walk Invitation

We are thrilled to invite you to our second annual BARK for BARC Pet Walk to take place on at 8:30 AM on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Rice University. We are organizing animal lovers from around the city to “strut their stuff” to raise funding and awareness for the Houston BARC Foundation benefitting the City of Houston’s BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions. The BARK for BARC Pet Walk is a great way for Houstonians and their furry friends to show their support for BARC.

A few facts about BARC and why we have chosen to support this municipal shelter:

  • BARC takes in between 25,000 and 30,000 animals per year.
  • BARC is the only Houston shelter that is required to accept every dog or cat that comes through its doors regardless of shelter capacity or the behavior, breed, or medical condition of the animal.
  • BARC partners with animal welfare groups across the city to find homes for thousands more animals each year through rescue, transfer, foster, and adoption programs.
  • BARC understands that low-cost spay/neuter initiatives are the most successful and proven 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 such as Emancipet and Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) to educate the community on the importance of spay/neuter and to provide free spay/neuter surgeries in targeted neighborhoods with the largest 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. Through FY June2016, BARC has spayed or neutered over 17,0– animals through Fixin’ Houston, Healthy Pets Healthy Streets, BARC’s block walking program, and through other in-house shelter surgeries.

Completing construction of the new adoption center is vital to helping BARC find homes for the thousands of homeless animals in BARC’s care. The City of Houston provided $6.1 million for the first phase of the facility, which opened in August 2015. Completing the remainder of the center, including five additional dog and puppy kennels, a spay/neuter clinic, a cat adoption facility, and an education center will require about $12 million and must be raised through private funding.

Please join us on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at our BARK for BARC Pet Walk to benefit the animals in the City of Houston’s BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions and help them find forever homes. Support us as you can – whether you want to be our Canine King ($10,000), our Smitten Kitten ($5,000), our Pet Palooza ($2,500), our Man’s Best Friend ($1,000), our Pawsitively Pawsome ($500), our Furry Friend ($250), or our Purrfect Pal ($100) – you will raise awareness and save animals’ lives. Come with or without your furry friend to walk or to just hang out to advocate for our friends in need.

We look forward to seeing you at the beautiful Rice campus as we BARK for BARC – door prizes, goody bags, and fun await!

With gratitude and warm regards,

The Houston BARC Foundation

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 the 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 center brick
Up to 5 BARK for BARC Walkers

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

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

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

BARK for BARC Pet Walk

Lance McCullers, Jr
BARK for BARC Pet Walk
Honorary Chair

Sofia Adrogué
BARK for BARC Pet Walk
Chair

Schuyler Adrogué Gustafson
BARK for BARC Pet Walk
Chair

Y Ping Sun
BARK for BARC Pet Walk
Co-Chair

Caroline Baker Hurley & Bruce Hurley III
BARK for BARC Pet Walk
Co-Chairs



BARC Foundation
Advisory Board

Brianna DAlessio South
Chair

Ashley P Turner
Chair

Sofia Adrogué
Board Liaison Chair



Enrique Cruz
Mark Lopez
Lance McCullers, Jr
Hannah Rhodes
Lauren Schultz

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