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 help more than 40,000 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 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. Click here for more information on adopting from the Houston SPCA or to see our available animals.

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.

We encourage people to take stray animals to the appropriate animal control agency for their area. We do rescue injured unowned animals through our 24-hour injured animal rescue ambulance service. If you see an injured, trapped, distressed, or orphaned animal, please call 713-880-HELP.

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

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-SPCA or file a report online at houstonspca.org

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 basis by appointment only. 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.

Beginning, October 28, the Rehoming Center is open by appointment only seven days a week from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There is a $10 non-refundable, appointment fee and appointments are subject to availability. Please note, we do not humanely euthanize animals for space or at the end of a certain time period. Appointments cannot be made online, so please call (713) 869-7722 between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM for scheduling. If you require immediate assistance, please contact the tax-funded, municipal animal control agency for your area.