Pet Ownership

City of Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC) promotes humane animal care and protects the public health and safety in the City of Houston, including shelter, pet placement, ownership, education, and enforcement.

Phone: 713.229.7300

Other helpful links to provided services:

BARC Wellness Center service and price list
City of Houston pet license
Chapter 6 Resource
BARC Foster / Rescue contact
Healthy Pets, Healthy Streets pilot spay/neuter program
Search for lost pets
Donate to BARC