10th Annual Mutts, Meows & Margaritas Charity Fundraiser

Celebrating its 10th annual Mutts, Meows and Margaritas in grand fashion on Saturday, September 23, 2017, Friends of BARC enjoyed a wonderful night with friends and supporters of Houston’s homeless animal community at BARC. Approximately 200 guests dined on Mexican fare at the Marriott West Loop in the Galleria, and enjoyed a dazzling display of silent auction items, an exciting raffle with top prizes, dressing up in the photo booth or relaxing with a delicious frozen Margarita. Live auctioneer Cory Pullen entertained the crowd with eleven exciting items up for auction, enticing the crowd into several bidding wars with great success.

Meteorologist Casey Curry served once again as our host emcee, always a crowd pleaser.

A special tribute was given to Texas Capital Bank and the guests they brought, for committing to another $50,000 grant to treat all the heartworm positive dogs at BARC. This is Texas Capital Bank’s third year committing to this noble community service event. Our heartworm treatment program was also renamed, as announced to the crowd, to the Clarence Edgar Davis, Jr. Heartworm Treatment Program Sponsored by Texas Capital Bank in honor of long-time BARC employee and original Friends of BARC founder Clarence Davis, who passed away suddenly in November, 2016. This is Friends of BARC’s largest annual endeavor, striving to never let a heartworm positive dog remain at the shelter because a willing adopter or foster cannot afford the costly heartworm treatments at a private vet clinic. With the assistance of Texas Capital Bank, we are able to subsidize the full heartworm treatment at BARC for hundreds of dogs each year, eclipsing the previous years’ total by significant numbers. Thank you to BARC and their entire veterinarian staff for their dedication to this program.

Another special tribute was given to our dear friends at Robinson Pipe Company. The two Robinson families who make up Robinson Pipe contribute both their money and time tirelessly to Friends of BARC and BARC, as well as other community service missions, especially where animals are in need. We salute you, Robinson Pipe!

And lastly, a special thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who help pull off this event. Presenting Sponsors Ben and Jen Ho made this night special not just with their financial commitment, but their creation of the silent auction items, which never disappoints the crowd. Event chairperson Brenda Cheney does the heavy lifting, making this event a success every year with her dedication to Friends of BARC. We are grateful to Brenda’s hard work and persistence in making this event more special every year. Thank you to Honorary Chairpersons Harry and Tracy Faulkner, who have been steadfast benefactors to Friends of BARC and host a kickoff party each year preceding this event called “Beads For BARC” at their beautiful home in Houston.

Stay tuned for information about next year’s Mutts, Meows and Margaritas event. It will be hard to top this one, but WE WILL!!!

GLOSS Photography Highlights

Friends of BARC board members participated in a well-attended fundraising event on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Jack Meier Art Gallery in Houston. Photographer (and Harris County Juvenile District Court Judge) Michael Schneider, along with Bill Daniel, opened their two-week exhibit of 20th Century 8 x 10 film negatives of movie and television stars enlarged as 20 x 24 silver gelatin fiber prints, the first of its kind in any exhibit.

All proceeds from the sale of the prints goes to Friends of BARC during the exhibit, which raised over $3000 on opening night.

Guests enjoyed food and wine, and were treated to an explanation of how the prints were created by Judge Schneider.
Recognizing that BARC will become overwhelmed with animals as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Judge Schneider reached out to Friends of BARC (again!) as the fundraising partner for this wonderful exhibit.

Adoptions – August 05, 2017

We had a great day today! This is Nick! He went home with a nice family! There is a cat in his new home!   This is Max! This adopter had a dog. There was a robbery at her home and they took the dog too. She moved and adopted Max to be a family… Continue Reading

Adoptions – July 29, 2017

We had a very good day at Petsmart! This is Gracie! Her new family looked at several dogs and decided Gracie was the right dog for them! Gracie will live with 2 cats and will have a great home!   This is Blue! He will be the only dog in his new home and stay… Continue Reading

Adoptions – July 22, 2017

Today traffic was slow but we had 2 great adoptions! This is Polo! His adopter is from Huntsville! She looked at dogs online and read dogs would be at Petsmart 290. One of the dogs she wanted to meet was Polo! She spent time with Polo and fell in love with him! She plans to… Continue Reading

Adoptions – July 15, 2017

The team had a great day! This is Rex! His family came in looking for a GS! The son fell in love with Rex and it was a good match!   Second pic is Nova! His adopter’s husband had grown up with Yorkies. The adopter saw this pup online and went to BARC to find… Continue Reading

Adoptions – July 08, 2017

Adoptions were slow on Saturday. We did adopt a lucky pup and dog! This is Sadie! The family that adopted Sadie met her last weekend but Sadie was adopted by another family. Sadie was returned and this lucky family adopted Sadie! She will be the only dog in her new home and has a nice… Continue Reading

Adoptions – July 01, 2017

The Petsmart team had a great day! This is little yoda! This adopter was thrilled and very happy to adopt little yoda! Yoda will be an only dog and receive a lot of love!   This is Dallas! This young lady was looking specifically for a husky mix. Her spouse grew up with Huskies and… Continue Reading

Adoptions – June 24, 2017

We had a good day! We adopted out 4 dogs and 3 kittens were adopted from the Petsmart cat room. This is Nala. She will be the only dog in her new home. Her new adopters liked Nala’s sweet and friendly personality!   This is George! This couple went to BARC to adopt George and… Continue Reading

Adoptions – June 10, 2017

This is Monica, a BARC foster. Her new mom used to work at the SPCA and will give Monica a lot of love! She will bring her to BARC for heartworm treatment.   This is Sandy, a 7 year old! Her new family will have 2 other dogs and a cute baby! This lady fell… Continue Reading

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