Rehoming Center

The Rehoming Center and other non-emergency programs and services are temporarily suspended. Cruelty investigations, our 24-hour injured animal rescue ambulance, and the Wildlife Center of Texas continue to operate as usual. To report cruelty, file an online report here: Online Animal Cruelty Report or call (713) 869-7722. To report an injured stray, please call (713) 880-HELP (4357). For more information on our Wildlife Center of Texas, visit

Rehoming Center FAQ

No, the  Houston SPCA is a private non-profit charity.  We do not receive any tax dollars or funding from the government, the United Way or other animal protection organizations.

Before you leave the Rehoming Center, you will be required to sign a contract relinquishing ownership and all rights to that animal. There is no remorse period and we will not contact you regarding final disposition.

We encourage people to take stray animals to the appropriate animal control agency for their area.  We do rescue injured stray 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.

There is no fee for owner-requested euthanasia. The service is donation-based for dogs, cats and small pets.  There is a $100 fee for horses, and the owner is responsible for pick up once services are rendered. Appointments are preferred. Please call 713-869-7722 for scheduling.

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.

If you require immediate assistance, please contact the tax-funded, municipal animal control agency for your area.

Appointments can only be made by phone and is subject to availability: