Hobby/Conformation Breeder Permit

BARC - ARABARC1002
Contact
Administration & Regulatory Affairs
BARC

Physical Address:

3200 Carr St.
Houston, TX 77026

713.229.7300
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$50
Renewal fee
$50
Late Fee
$10
Valid Period
1 Year
Processing Time
Up to 15 business days

About

A Hobby/Conformation Breeder means any person who:

  1. Breeds personally-owned dogs or cats for the purpose of improving a breed, showing in a competitive venue, use in a sporting activity or working purposes, or other personal reasons;
  2. Is a member in good standing with an organized national, regional, or local club established for the purposes listed above in item 1, as evidenced by a membership card or other proof of membership; and
  3. Sells, trades, barters, distributes, or otherwise exchanges consideration for dogs or cats to other hobby/conformation breeders or conducts private sales to individuals. This term shall not include sales, trades, barter, distribution or the exchange of consideration to wholesalers or brokers.
After Approval

Keep permit on file at location

Conditions & Exceptions

If application is incomplete, documentation is not provided, and does not meet all requirements the permit will not be issued.

What You Need

An application for a Hobby/Conformation Breeder's Permit shall include:

  • The name, address, and telephone number of the applicant 
  • The name, address, and telephone number of the location where the breeding will be conducted 
  • A description of the types of animals to be bred 
  • Proof of all current vaccinations for applicable animals,
  • Ownership papers or current pet license(s) issued pursuant to this chapter
  • Membership card or receipt for current dues being paid to an organized national, regional, or local club established for the purpose of improving a breed, showing in a competitive venue, use in a sporting activity or work purposes, or other personal reasons 
  • One of the following items:
    • Breed standard, if breeding is for the purposes of conforming or strengthening the lineage of a particular breed 
    • A completed entry form for a competitive, sporting, or working event 
  • Any other information deemed necessary by the director
Apply in Person

Apply in person at BARC Animal Shelter:
3200 Carr Street
Houston, TX 77026

Apply by Mail

Complete application and mail to:
BARC Animal Shelter
3200 Carr Street
Houston, TX 77026

What You Need
  • Current government-issued photo identification
  • All current medical records for applicable animals,
  • Method of payment
Submit Plans in Person

Submit all paperwork in person to the BARC Animal Shelter:
3200 Carr Street
Houston, TX 77026

Permit will be issued once all is completed.

What You Need

A renewal invoice is mailed 30-45 days prior to the expiration date. It is the responsibility of the owner/operator to contact BARC Animal Enforcement prior to expiration date if an invoice is not received.

  • Submit completed application 
  • Current medical records for animals 
  • Copy of current ID 
  • Method of payment: check, cash, money order, and credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover)
Renew in Person

Submit completed application, current medical records for animals, copy of current ID, and payment to BARC Animal Shelter:
3200 Carr Street
Houston, TX 77026

Renew by Mail

Mail completed application, required documents, and payment (check or money order) to:
BARC Animal Shelter
3200 Carr Street
Houston, TX 77026