Treat ’em Right Rescue is hosting a series of good manners classes specifically designed for bully breeds–AmStaffs, pits, English and American bulldogs, bull terriers and mixes of those types of breeds. Classes start February 4, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held every Thursday night. And the best part?! It’s only 5 bucks per class! Best value in the city!

Register online and see the gear you need to bring.


A litter of Australian Cattle Dogs/heelers were recently dumped in a Houston park and were taken to BARC. Three of the litter of six are still at BARC awaiting adoption. Pups do not do well in shelters. They get sick and die. Sad, but true.

Adopt one of these abandoned pups

Adopt one of these abandoned pups

These guys have had a rough start that they did not deserve. You can help by adopting or fostering one of these cuties. Or even passing the word to your friends can help. Let’s get them out of the shelter this weekend. Here’s BARC’s info:

BARC (Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care–Houston animal control)
3200 Carr
Houston, TX 77026
M – F 11:30am – 5:30pm
S & S noon – 4:00pm

…or they will be euthanized.

We’ve got seven dogs at BARC whose time is up–they’ve been at the shelter for 90 days. All of these dogs have until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Please take a look. These dogs have been vaccinated and microchipped and the adoption fee is only $55. There are some that are low heartworm positive, but that can typically be treated with regular doses of heartworm preventative which is what a responsible owner would give their dogs anyway.

1.) UPDATE: ADOPTED! 4/21/08 A879141 Cary Grant: Time up 4/23. He’s a 6 month old shepherd mix; just a sweet young pup. 
2.) UPDATE: ADOPTED! 4/21/08 A879113 Rooney: Time up 4/23. He’s a small (about 25 lbs.) mix, about 2 years old, low heartworm positive. He’s one of those dogs that just makes you laugh…great personality! You either think he’s adorable or funny looking….I really think he’s so cute!
3.) A879286 Thelma: Time up 4/25. Female lab mix, 6 months old. You might guess that there was a “Louise” who was a chocolate girl so she’s been adopted but the poor sweet black labs always get left.


4.) A876999 Duke: His time was up 2 weeks ago…HELP! We really need to get him out asap! He’s 2 years old and only about 40 lbs. and heartworm negative. Just a sweet dog that looks too much like the other BARC dogs for him to stand out.
5.) A879234 General: Time up 4/25. He’s a Shar Pei mix, 1 year old, and low heartworm positive. Really good looking dog with a very Shar Pei face, not aggressive.
6.) A878759 Dexter: His time is up TODAY…we need to get him out ASAP! Male, heartworm negative, 1 year old. Very well behaved in his cage. Nice boy.





















7.) UPDATE: ADOPTED! 4/18/08 A879226 Allie: Time up 4/24. 8 months old, a real sweetheart. Too thin at the moment but she will clean up nicely.
Please help them! Adopt a furry friend. Not ready to adopt? Think about fostering one of these dogs until they can find their forever homes.

There’s still time bring a BARC shelter pet home for the holidays! Visit the old Gap store in Houston’s Highland Village where you’ll find BARC dogs and cats available for adoption.

Find out more about the Highland Village Adopt-A-Thon and see some of the available dogs in this video clip.