BARC photo shoot leads to Houston Mayor Annise Parker adopting dog

Mayor Parker with Jax, the newest member of her family. (Mauricio Zepeda)

September 25, 2012 8:27:29 AM PDT
Last week's BARC Pets of the Week photo shoot with Houston Mayor Annise Parker began as it always does, but ended quite differently.

Little Jax, a Border Terrier/Cocker Spaniel mix puppy, won Mayor Parker's heart as soon as he walked into City Hall. It comes as no surprise that the Mayor knew immediately that Jax was the perfect dog for her family, specifically her son Jovon.

"We are so excited for the Mayor and the newest member of the Parker family," said Alfred Moran, Director of the Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department, which oversees BARC. "Jax, like all of the dogs and cats at BARC, is wonderful and is sure to make the perfect pet. One of the best things about BARC is that we have many different kinds of dogs and cats, so every Houstonian can find the best match for their family."

Jax is now making himself at home with Jovon, and Mayor Parker looks forward to babysitting as much as possible.

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