All on-campus activities are temporarily suspended through June 30 because of COVID-19.
The Scout tours are currently held on Saturdays and Sundays, at 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. during the school year only, and run approximately two hours long. The tours are limited to no more than 20 scouts and a limited number of adults. If siblings or other children are in attendance, they may not participate in scout activities or go on the tour. For more information or to book a tour, please click the button at the bottom of this page.
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.
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 $5 per scout. Patches are purchased directly from the Houston SPCA upon completion of the program. As part of the Paw Pals Patch Program, each troop is required to visit to the Houston SPCA for a campus tour.
To receive the Houston SPCA Paw Pals Patch set, each scout must complete the activities in the troop leader’s guide below.
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Looking for a service project to help the Houston SPCA? See our list of service projects that directly benefit the animals in our care. If you are interested in completing one of these projects or have suggestions for another project, please 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 for our adoption center.