Adoptions

Adopting from the Houston SPCA is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Adoptions are by appointment only from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Step 1 - Watch this video to help expedite your personal adoption process.

Step 2 – Call (713) 869-7722 to schedule your appointment! There is a $10 appointment fee that can be applied to the cost of the adoption.

Step 3 – See our available animals and while you wait for your appointment, read these documents.

The Houston SPCA hosted Curbside Adoptions and Tele-Adoptions for the last seven months at the height of the pandemic and, after much anticipation, will welcome animal lovers inside the Adoption Center by appointment only on beginning Monday, November 2. Visitation appointments will be booked starting Saturday, October 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 713.869.7722 (SPCA). There is a $10 appointment fee that can be applied to the cost of the adoption. All visitors will need to make an appointment before they arrive on campus, and facemasks are required.

The reopening will also come with some new, personal touches for visitors. Every individual or family will be assigned their own experienced Adoption Counselor when they arrive on campus for their appointment. The AC will guide them through the process of meeting and interacting with available pets based on their personal preferences such as puppies and small dogs in the large get-acquainted spaces; small pets like rabbits and guinea pigs in habitats as well as felines in the Kitty Lodge or large dogs in one of several play yards.

We have hundreds of animals who are in need of a loving home, so please check our page often as their availability is shown in real-time. In addition to cats, kittens, puppies, and dogs, we also have rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small pets, as well as horses and farm animals who need a second chance in life.

See our available animals.

If you are interested in adopting a horse or a farm animal, please fill out the Equine Adoption Application or Farm Animal Adoption Application and a team member will reach out to set up an appointment to visit our campus. Please note, an appointment is required to visit our adoptable horses and farm animals.
What Do I Need To Know?
To Adopt An Animal In our Care:
  • 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. This fee helps support our lifesaving mission, as the Houston SPCA operates on 100% donations.
  • Please watch this video and review these adoption documents before your appointment.
Your New Pet Comes With A Special Package.
Animals come into our care in a variety of ways including cruelty investigations and our 24-hour rescue ambulance, so there can be 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 for Cats or Dogs
  • 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
  • SMALL PETS
    Rabbits $20
    Guinea Pigs $15
    Small Rodents $5
    Ferrets $75
    Chinchillas $95
    Parakeets $10
    Pigeons and Doves $5
  • 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 either an Equine Adoption Application or Farm Animal Adoption Application and our team will contact you!
  • LARGE BREED DOGS
    Dogs $55
    Puppies and Purebreds $95
    Seniors (6 years and older) $25

What do you get with every adoption?

  • A new family member who can provide a lifetime of unconditional love
  • A health evaluation, age-appropriate vaccinations and rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs 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
SENIOR DISCOUNT

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

Golden Paws

The Houston SPCA has animals of all sizes, breeds, colors and ages who need permanent, loving homes, including senior animals who are six years of age and older. We affectionately call them Golden Paws, and often find them to be quite loyal, affectionate, require moderate exercise and are usually settled in their behavior. Remember, age is just a number!
  • A health evaluation, age-appropriate vaccinations and rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs 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