Best Friends Animal Society
Saving lives in Houston
You can make a difference in the lives of animals in your community.
Hundreds of thousands of adoptable dogs and cats are killed in shelters every year — dogs and cats like those in Houston — just because they don’t have safe places to call home.

Best Friends in Houston is dedicated to changing that. Working collaboratively with area shelters, animal welfare organizations, community members, businesses and passionate individuals like you, we’re developing foster programs, encouraging adoption and transporting pets to places where they’re more likely to find homes.

We’re also using a community-based sheltering model that encourages and empowers the public to be involved with and support all aspects of animal welfare in the community.

You can help homeless pets in your area by adopting, fostering, volunteering and advocating for them in Texas.

Houston

Adopt to help save lives

When you adopt a dog or cat, you’re not only saving a life, you’re making space in a Houston shelter for another pet who needs help.

If you choose to foster instead of adopt, you’re giving a homeless pet a chance to grow, thrive and find families of their very own. You might not feel like a hero, but to that one animal, you’re a lifesaver.

Find out more about pet adoption through Best Friends in Houston.

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Volunteer to help save lives

Passionate, caring people like you are the heart of our organization in Houston.

As a volunteer, you can help from home or lend a hand at one of our in-person opportunities. There are so many ways to share your time and talents. Volunteers help with everything from participating in events and doing data entry to driving transports and matching adoptable pets with families.

Whatever your interests, you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of homeless pets not only in Houston but around the country.

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Looking for help?

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Events: make a difference for pets

Have fun and connect with fellow animal lovers through a variety of local and national events, big and small.

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Adopt a buddy for free, just in time for the holidays!
Embrace Pet Insurance is covering all adoption fees at Best Friends in Houston.
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National Adoption Weekend
Bring home holiday happiness by adopting a dog or cat from one of the hundreds of participating Best Friends Network Partners around the country.

Give to save lives

Your gift supports the animals of Best Friends and helps shelters nationwide achieve no-kill.

You’ll be helping to save the lives of homeless pets in Houston and around the country when you make a gift to the animals.

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Recent tales from Houston

Looking for a little inspiration? Check out these pets and their stories of hope, love and resilience.

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Shop to save lives in Houston and around the country
When you shop at the Best Friends store, the proceeds go right to work providing lifesaving care and companionship to animals in Houston, at the Sanctuary and around the country.

Contact us

901 Pinemont Drive 
Houston, TX 77018  
281-899-8348 
contacthouston@bestfriends.org 

Open by appointment only 

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