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 7007 Old Katy Road, Houston, Texas 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 do I need to know?

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.

Your Pet Adoption Helps Us Care for More Animals in Need

Your adoption fee at the Houston SPCA helps offset the cost of medical care for animals rescued by our injured animal ambulance or from animal cruelty situations before placing them in loving homes. Even with our healthiest pets, there is a significant cost to prepare an animal for adoption.  Pets adopted from the Houston SPCA receive the following inclusive Adoption Package valued at over $400:

Spay/Neuter Surgery
Microchip with Lifetime Registration
Age-appropriate Vaccinations
Free Wellness Exam at VCA Animal Hospital
Hill’s Science Diet Pet Food
Treatment for Heartworm-Positive Dogs

Adoption fees vary according to the animals’ type, size and age:

Felines

Cats $25
Kittens $75
Seniors (6 years and older) $15

Small Breed Dogs

Dogs $95
Puppies and Purebreds $195
Seniors (8 years and older) $45

Large Breed Dogs

Dogs $55
Puppies and Purebreds $95
Seniors (6 years and older) $25

Small Pets

Rabbits $20
Guinea Pigs $15
Small Rodents $5
Ferrets $75
Chinchillas $95
Parakeets $10
Pigeons and Doves $5
Quaker Parrots $35
Cockatiels $25

Horses and Other Farm Animals

Equine and farm animal adoption fees vary by species based on age, overall health and level of training. Please fill out an Farm Animal and Equine Adoption Application and our team will contact you!

Senior Discount

Seniors age 65 and older will receive a 20% discount on all services, not to be combined with other promotions.

 

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.

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 Home Again microchip with free lifetime registration

See all the animals 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.

Thank you to our sponsors and donors.

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