Frequently Asked Questions

The Houston SPCA relies solely on donations and they are always appreciated. A donation can be made securely online or by mail. Checks can be mailed to Houston SPCA, 7007 Old Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024. ATTN: Development

The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Houston SPCA) was established in 1924, and is one of the leading animal rescue and protection organizations in the country. We intervene on behalf of more than 45,000 animals each year, including cats and dogs; horses and farm animals; small pets, native wildlife and even exotics. We are a private, non-profit charity, funded entirely by donations, and receives no funding from the government, United Way or other animal groups.

The Houston SPCA is located at 7007 Old Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024, near The Heights and Memorial Park. Our main number is 713.869.7722

The Houston SPCA’s Adoption Center is located at 7007 Old Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024. We hope to see you soon!

We consider an animal that has been in your care for more than 14 days as an owned animal.

We only rescue injured animals with our 24-hour rescue ambulance. Both the city and county utilize tax dollars to pick up uninjured strays.

The Rehoming Center is by appointment only and is subject to availability. Please call 713-869-7722 for scheduling.

No, we rely solely on donations and do not receive funds from any other animal welfare organization.

Please visit our Adopt page, and fill out either an equine application or farm animal application.

If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Get Involved tab, and select Job Opportunities to see all available positions.

If you suspect animal cruelty, please call 713-869-7722 or file a report online at

All of our adoptable animals are featured in real time on our website. If the animal you are interested in is still featured, he or she is still available for adoption. All adoptions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we are unable to maintain a “match” list nor can we hold an animal for a potential adopter. We do require that you come in person to adopt your new family member.

The Rehoming Center is by appointment only, and for your convenience, open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no cost to admit an animal, but appointments are subject to availability. Please note, we do not humanely euthanize animals for space or at the end of a certain time period. We proudly find new loving homes for all of our adoptable animals, and with adoption partners or reputable sanctuaries. Appointments cannot be made online, so please call (713) 869-7722 for scheduling.