Shelter tours for scout troops are free and available by appointment only. Tours are conducted seven days a week and last approximately two hours. Please email or call the Community Education department (713-869-7722 ext. 143) to schedule your troop's shelter tour today.
PLEASE NOTE- All youth tours are suspended for the duration of Summer Critter Camp starting Sunday, May 28th and resuming August 19th.
If you are a Boy Scout who wants to earn the Dog Care merit badge, the Houston SPCA is the perfect place to start. Book a tour for your troop and learn about responsible pet care, how the Houston SPCA helps animals in our community and what types of careers the Houston SPCA offers in animal welfare.
Girl Scouts Paw Pals Patch Program
If you are a Girl Scout who loves animals and wants an exclusive patch for your sash or vest, this program is for you!
The Houston SPCA Paw Pals Patch Program focuses on teaching safety around stray animals with lessons adjusted to each troop’s age level. All scouts participating will receive a Houston SPCA Patch and a colorful Paw Print Patch for $3 per scout. Patches are purchased directly from the Houston SPCA upon completion of the program.
To receive the Houston SPCA Paw Pals Patch set, each scout must complete the activities in the appropriate troop leader’s guide (see below). As part of the Paw Pals Patch Program, each troop is required to visit to the Houston SPCA for a tour of our shelter.
Looking for a service project to help you or your troop achieve your bronze award, silver award, gold award or Eagle Scout rank? See our list of pre-approved projects for the shelter and fill out an application to get started. Would your troop like to hold a donation drive for the Houston SPCA? Be sure to see our wish list for the items we need most at our shelter.
Intervening on behalf of nearly 50,000 animals in need each year is an expensive endeavor, and your generous donation today will help further our mission. Donating to the Houston SPCA is an investment in your community because your entire donation is used locally to benefit the animals of our area.