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Our Featured Brooklyn, NY Partner:

BARC Shelter (Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition)

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

253 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-7489
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Website:
http://www.barcshelter.org/

Pets at Our Shelter:

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All boroughs of New York City

About Our Shelter:

BARC's mission is to provide safe haven for homeless animals and find permanent, loving homes for these animals. The animals in our care receive quality food, shelter, and medical attention. We meet the needs of homeless animals through the assistance of dedicated volunteers, revenues generated from the success of our pet supply business, and from private donations.

The animals in BARC's care receive quality food, shelter, and medical attention. BARC meets the needs of the animals through the assistance of dedicated volunteers, revenues generated from the success of our onsite SHOP, BQE Pet Supply, and from private donations.

Established in 1987, BARC is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, no-kill, privately funded animal shelter, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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Come Meet our Pets:

BARC Shelter
253 Wythe Avenue (near N. 1st Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Adoption Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm - 5pm
We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Our Adoption Process:

Requirements to adopt a BARC animal:
- You must be at least 21 years old
- You must complete the BARC adoption application
- You must bring two pieces of valid (not expired) identification —a Photo ID and Proof of Current Address (utility bill in your names or similar)
- You need the names and telephone numbers of two references who can vouch for your willingness and ability to care for a pet for its full life. We prefer that references are NOT immediate family members. Acceptable references can be roommates, boss/co-workers, friends/colleagues, etc.
- The name and telephone number of your vet if you currently have, or recently had a pet.
- Your dog if you already have one (to make sure the BARC dog will get along with your current dog)
- Any children in the household under 18 (to make sure the adopted animal is a good fit for your entire family)
- If you rent— a copy of your lease or letter from landlord stating you are allowed to have pets.
- We require an adoption fee of $150 per animal.
This fee helps defray the cost of the animal's initial medical treatment and up-keep at the shelter, including:

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.