BARC & Friends for Life Partner with Finding Rover in Houston, TX

BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, along with Friends for Life No-Kill Shelter, have officially partnered with Finding Rover! Now, every stray dog that enters these shelters can be instantly identified on the Finding Rover app or website using facial recognition technology for FREE. BARC and Friends for Life adoptable dogs are also shown on Finding Rover! Now it is easier than ever to search for your missing dog or adopt a new family member from BARC and Friends for Life! 

On Tuesday, February 24th, Mayor Annise Parker will lead a Press Conference at Houston City Hall in the Proclamation Room at 10am announcing the BARC and Friends for Life official partnership with Finding Rover. Along with Houston's Mayor, the Finding Rover Founder will also speak to the life-saving integration. 

In 2010, Mayor Parker was name one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine. The Finding Rover team is honored to have her support as we partner with BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions and Friends for Life No Kill Shelter. 





Now all Houstonians can search these shelters for their dog just by clicking a few buttons on Finding Rover, which saves time for both the impounded pooch and worried pet-parents. This partnership aims to increase reclaims and adoptions exponentially as the community grows on Finding Rover.

In some cases, stray dogs can skip the shelter intake process and head straight home when the dog is properly registered on Finding Rover. Pet-parents are encouraged to register their dogs before they get lost because, if that moment comes, a digital Lost Dog poster can be created on Finding Rover in seconds.

When a pet is reported Lost or Found, a push-notification goes out to every member in 5 miles. Members of the community can join the search party by clicking "Search" on a dog's digital poster, and then create matches if they see a familiar face. 

Finding Rover's facial recognition technology is 98% accurate in matching Lost & Found dog posters together; making it the most effective tool for identifying a stray dog. When a large community comes together using Finding Rover, the return-home rates for dogs will sky-rocket! And Finding Rover is always FREE! We need your help spreading the word! 

BARC and Friends for Life have now officially joined the pack of shelters using Finding Rover: 

  1. San Diego County Department of Animal Services - San Diego; Main - CA
  2. San Diego County Department of Animal Services - North County - CA
  3. San Diego County Department of Animal Services - South County - CA
  4. San Diego Humane Society - San Diego; Main - CA
  5. San Diego Humane Society - Escondido - CA
  6. San Diego Humane Society - Oceanside - CA
  7. San Diego Humane Society - Carlsbad - CA
  8. RSPCA (12 Locations) - Queensland, AUS 
  9. Austin Animal Center - TX

Coming soon:

  1. Miami, FL
  2. New York, NY
  3. Los Angeles, CA
  4. Las Vegas, NV
  5. Sacramento, CA
  6. & MORE!

Want to become a partner for FREE, get more dogs adopted out of your shelter or rescue, and reunite more pets with their families? It's simple; email with your information.

Please help the Finding Rover community grow, and share the app with friends, family, and neighbors via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Google+

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Published on by Brandi Blankenship.

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