Adopt

Through no fault of their own, thousands of animals come to us hoping for a chance at a new life. When you adopt, you earn a special place in our hearts and theirs.

Looking for love?

The Houston SPCA adoption center is a fun and friendly showcase of animals looking for a new place to call home. We look forward to seeing you here soon and often. 

How do I adopt?

Because we help so many kinds of animals, the Houston SPCA offers a virtual menagerie of adoption opportunities. Take a look.

Cats & kittens

Dogs & puppies

Small mammals & birds

Horses

Farm animals

Visit us at 900 Portway Drive, Houston, TX 77024. We’re open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To adopt a horse or a farm animal, fill out our online Farm Animal & Equine Adoption Application. Appointments are required to visit our horses and farm animal friends.

What are the rules?

To adopt one of our animals, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Bring current photo identification
  • Have the knowledge and consent of all adults living in your household—we encourage you to bring the entire family!
  • Bring a credit card or cash to pay for the adoption fee.

What does it cost?

Our adoption fees vary, and we try to keep them affordable. Unfortunately, that means they don’t come close to covering the costs of rescue, rehabilitation and adoption efforts for the thousands of animals we care for each year. In fact, it costs about $400 to get an animal ready for adoption, so we rely on generous donations to make up the difference. If you can, please consider making a donation in addition to your adoption fee to help another homeless animal find a forever home.

Adoption fees

Puppies/small dogs in the Spot Peabody Room - $195
Purebred dogs - $195
Large dogs - $95
Kittens - $95
Cats - $65
Ferrets - $75
Rabbits - $30
Guinea pigs - $15
Small rodents - $3
Pet Birds  - Fees vary by species

What do you get with every adoption?

  • A best friend happy to provide a lifetime of unconditional love
  • A health evaluation, age-appropriate vaccinations and rabies vaccinations for felines and canines three months and older
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Deworming
  • Heartworm testing for dogs six months of age and older
  • One adoption gift courtesy of Hill’s Science Diet
  • A complimentary overall wellness examination from a VCA Animal Hospital
  • A HomeAgain microchip with free lifetime registration

Golden Paws

The Houston SPCA has animals of all sizes, breeds, colors and ages who need permanent, loving homes. Many senior animals find their way to the shelter for a number of reasons. The truth is that age is just a number. Senior animals who are seven years or older are loyal, affectionate, require moderate exercise and are usually settled in their behavior.

The fee to adopt a “Golden Paws” pet is $45 for cats and $75 for dogs. Golden Paws animals receive the same adoption package.

  • A health evaluation, age-appropriate vaccinations and rabies vaccinations for felines and canines three months and older
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Deworming
  • Heartworm testing for dogs six months of age and older
  • One adoption gift courtesy of Hill’s Science Diet
  • A complimentary overall wellness examination from a VCA Animal Hospital
  • A toy or treat courtesy of PetSafe
  • A Home Again microchip with free lifetime registration

See all the animals available for adoption.

Seniors for Seniors

The “Seniors for Seniors” program places senior cats and dogs (seven years of age and older) with senior citizens who are 65 years of age or older. The cost to adopt a “Seniors for Seniors” pet is $15. Seniors for Seniors animals come with the following adoption package.

  • A health evaluation, age-appropriate vaccinations and rabies vaccinations for felines and canines three months and older
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Deworming
  • Heartworm testing for dogs six months of age and older
  • One adoption gift courtesy of Hill’s Science Diet
  • A complimentary overall wellness examination from a VCA Animal Hospital
  • A toy or treat courtesy of PetSafe
  • A Home Again microchip with free lifetime registration

See all our animal friends available for adoption.

Senior animals are good for your health and well-being.
Companion animals can help lower blood pressure and reduce stress.
Animals provide unconditional love and friendship.
The company of a beloved pet has been proven to reduce depression.
Dogs encourage social interactions and activities.
Pets help ease the feeling of isolation and loneliness.

Meet Our Animals

We have hundreds of animals available for adoption every day. There are cats, kittens, puppies and dogs. Purebreds. Mixed-breeds. Rabbits and small mammals. Even horses and farm animals!

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Mobile Adoptions

Our Mobile Adoption program brings adoptable animals out of the shelter and into the community. Our 38-foot, state-of-the-art Mobile Adoption bus travels around town helping make the "purrfect" match.

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Found Animals

The Houston SPCA receives stray animals through our injured animal rescue ambulance and the public. We do not provide government-mandated animal control services.

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Thank you to our sponsors and donors.

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