Take advantage of these pet-related specials from BARC Animal Shelter and Houston SPCA if you’re interested in bringing a new dog or cat into your home.

Pet Adoption Discounts at BARC, Houston SPCABARC Animal Shelter is extending its Tailgate Adoption promotion through Friday, September 14, thanks to the recent Houston Texans win: adopt a dog for $20, a cat for $10 or PurrFured Pets for free. As I previously posted, BARC is one of 50 shelters in the country competing to win the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge — and the only one in Houston. For BARC, it will take 2,100 dog and cat adoptions to win the $100,000 grand prize grant, 300 more adoptions than August – October last year. Its current adoption count stands at 867! BARC is closed Mondays and Thursdays for adoptions but open noon – 6pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday.

Houston SPCA is offering $5 adoptions for felines this weekend, September 14-16. The adoption value is around $400 with all the exams, shots, and such. Houston SPCA is located at 900 Portway, and open 7 days a week with weekend hours from 11 am – 7 pm Friday and 10 am – 6 pm Saturday and Sunday.