Radar the dog's pet adoption day in Houston

HOUSTON – When KPRC adopted a dog from the Houston Humane Society 12 years ago, the fluffy four-month-old wheaten terrier mix immediately developed a bond with many in our newsroom. It wasn’t long before the pup dubbed Radar by our viewers quickly grew in popularity across the city.

He helped Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley do the weather and appeared at numerous public events over the years before going to live full-time with one of KPRC’s senior news managers.

Sadly, Radar passed away last week, and once again, Houston viewers overwhelmed us with their kind words and support for the shaggy dog who had been part of the Channel 2 family for so long.

The key purpose of KPRC’s adoption of Radar was to encourage pet ownership and to help more shelter animals find forever homes.

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That’s why, in Radar’s honor, this Friday, the Houston Humane Society, 14700 Almeda Road, will be extending its hours and offering special adoption deals.

The Radar Pet Adoption Day will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with many dogs being adopted at half-price or even at no cost with all fees waived. (Regular dog-adoption prices range from $95-$125.)

After 46 animals were adopted on Friday, the Houston Humane Society is extending adoption deals through the weekend. Saturday and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cats will be available for a special two-for-one adoption fee of $50. Some cats will be offered with additional discounts.

Anyone interested in adopting a pet can fill out the application online here.

The completed form can turned in at the Houston Humane Society in person, by email (adoptions@houstonhumane.org) or by fax (713-433-4325.)

If you’ve been considering adopting an animal, we hope to see you Friday at the Houston Humane Society.