Welcome to our website


Barrio Dogs is a 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization dedicated to creating a better future for animals and the community.



The children really are our future. Education is key to long-term, permanent solutions.


Helping local residents find the resources they need to be their own heroes.

Found a Dog?

Found a dog and don't know what to do? Click here for suggestions and resources.

How to help


Realizing that often the will is present to help but the resources are absent, Barrio Dogs raises funds to provide assistance to pet owners.


For information on how to become a volunteer, email us at info@barriodogs.org .

Neighborhood Advocates

Tired of the homeless strays and cats in your community, email us at info@barriodogs.org .

Barrio Dogs has been working in Houston’s Greater East End since 2010 with the mission of raising awareness about proper animal care and the importance of spaying and neutering pets.


We teach residents that animal birth control and humane treatment and care of pets will create safer, healthier, higher property value communities for themselves and their families.


While we are not a rescue group, we have rescued many street dogs that were in especially bad physical condition, nursed them back to health and found them homes. By focusing on the reasons why homeless animals exist, we shed light on other community problems and possible long-term solutions.


Success Stories


Ms. Salazar

Ms. Salazar was going through a tough time during COVID. Her husband became ill and then her doggie had an eye infection and was struggling to make ends meet. We were happy to be able to sponsor the vet services and she has shared with us that both her husband and doggie are much better.



Pancho is a 3 year old Dachshund-Chihuahua mix who was adopted from the LaPorte Animal Shelter by the Cedillo family. He recently began experiencing pain in his lower back which resulted in his not being able to walk or even hold himself up for any length of time. When Pancho’s family vet suggested a visit to the neurologist and an MRI, his family reached out to Barrio Dogs for financial assistance with this very costly testing.


It was quickly determined that Pancho had a ruptured disc and needed immediate surgery to have any chance at living a normal, pain-free life. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we were able to sponsor Pancho’s surgery and post-operative care.


Today, Pancho is back home with his loving family, fully mobile and pain free!

Pancho and his loving family