Puppy Overload at BARC! Cuteness Levels Spiking!!

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The dude (dudette?) above looks like he just got a look in the mirror and discovered that someone's slapped a green scarf on him. St. Patrick's Day is cool and all, but running with the guys while sporting fashion from Le Chez de Charles Nelson Reilly isn't going to win any macho points.

But sacrifices must be made, especially in the furtherance of a good cause, and the good cause he's pushing is getting Houstonians to adopt some damn puppies STAT.

"The puppy nursery at BARC is bursting at the seams," said BARC spokesman Chris Newport said. "It's puppy season year-round in Houston, but we always see a spike during the spring season. We've taken in 131 puppies just in the last week and 422 since March 1. We don't expect that number to decrease for at least the next couple of months. If you've been looking to adopt a new puppy, now is a great time to do it at BARC."

It's spring, and a young pup's thoughts turn to hooking up and getting him some. Ah, romance.

BARC calls its adoption fees "the best value in town": Dogs are $50, Cats are $20, and puppies and kittens four months and younger are $75 and $35 respectively. That includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a one-year city license and a pre-registered microchip with lifetime registration.

Helping out with the cause is Mayor Annise Parker, who weekly poses with BARC pets, none of which seem too impressed to be in City Hall getting glamour-photographed.

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