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Our Featured Houston, TX Partner:

Barrio Dogs, Inc.

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.

PO Box 230677
Houston, TX 77223
Email:
Website:
http://www.barriodogs.org

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Barrio Dogs is a growing, grassroots, non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas with an emphasis on education and in raising awareness on proper animal care in the low income communities. We are an all-volunteer organization demonstrating what can be done when everyday people become empowered. Because there is a huge overpopulation of animals in these inner city communities, greater emphasis must be placed on spay and neutering. Reducing the numbers of unwanted animals is vital. With your help, Barrio Dogs seeks to effectively change these communities, without a full-time staff or a physical building. Everyday people doing incredible work. Join us and Be Your Own Hero!

About Our Rescue Group:

First, the Barrio Dogs Youth and Paws (YAP) Program provides visits to elementary, middle and high schools featuring educational presentations, bilingual literature, guest speaker discussions, and an occasional visit by a rescued and rehabilitated dog. Also, Barrio Dogs Tales to Tails reading program helps children increase their confident and fluency in reading through one-on-one story telling sessions with a Rescue Education Ambassador Dog (R.E.A.D).

Second, the Barrio Dogs Therapy Program involves healthy, gentle-natured rescue dogs giving back to communities by visiting local nursing homes, children’s homeless shelters, and hospitals to bring comfort and encouragement to people in need.

Third, the Barrio Watch Dog Program will empower residents to recognize that animal neglect and abuse is a crime. With the Barrio Watch Dog Program, we aim to raise awareness of abuse in these communities, educate regarding standard and lawful animal care, and transform ignorance into action by reporting abuse. In particular, we aim to create intolerance of dogs chained to trees, animals locked in kennels, breeding and raising animals to sell, and dog-fighting culture.

Fourth, the Barrio Dogs for Better Communities is dedicated to creating a new narrative for dog owners, by providing an opportunity for a better quality of animal care in these low income areas. Fortunately, neglect is often unintentional as owners do love their companion animals, but often do not have the economic means for ideal animal care. For example, many dogs are chained due to the lack of appropriate fences. Barrio Dogs seeks to identify these owners to provide them with Freedom Fences, so they may unchain their pet, creating better pets and better communities.

Currently, the sad reality is that rescue work is unavoidable, because there are so many animals being neglected, abused or otherwise homeless in our communities. Due to the lack of a full-time staff or physical location, Barrio Dogs cannot serve as “first responders” for emergent cases of animal cruelty or rescue. We aim to provide information and other resources to the community, through our outreach and educational interventions, to encourage residents to take charge and be their own hero. By working together, everyday people can transform Houston’s inner city low income communities.

We appreciate your donations and support. Barrio Dogs is a 501c3.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

http://www.barriodogs.org/donations.html

Come Meet our Pets:

A list of our adoption events can be found on our web site http://www.barriodogs.org/events.html
or our Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/barriodogs?ref=ts&fref=ts

Our Adoption Process:

We require an adoption application on file before any meet and greet. We do a home visit before the rescue is allowed to stay in the possible forever home. Our adoption fee is $125.00 for dogs & $75.00 for cats.

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.