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Adopt a pet to help save lives
When you adopt a homeless dog or cat in Houston, you’re saving a life.

You’re also freeing up space in a shelter or rescue group for another homeless pet to be rescued. And that’s huge. By adopting, you’re helping to Save Them All.

Best Friends in Houston embraces community-based sheltering — the concept that the entire community needs to be involved in saving animals’ lives, not just the shelters. That means moving as many pets as possible into foster homes while they wait to find families, rather than having them stay in shelters.

Currently, all Best Friends animals in Houston are residing in foster homes. Adoptions take place remotely through an online meet-and-greet request form and video-conference meet-and-greets.

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Looking to meet fabulous pets in Houston?

There are so many dogs and cats waiting for a best friend like you.

If you’re not sure where to start, we can help! Complete the dog adoption survey or the cat adoption survey, and we’ll guide you toward just the right pet for your home and lifestyle. An adoption specialist will be in touch with you within 48 hours by phone or email to talk about next steps.

Please email houstonadoption@bestfriends.org for questions about adopting a dog or cat from Best Friends in Houston.

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Adoption fees and current specials

Looking to bring home someone special? Now's the perfect time to do it!

Dog Adoption Fees
Adoption fees for puppies under six months old are $100, and $50 for dogs six months and older.

Cat Adoption Fees
Adoption fees for kittens under six months old are $50, and $25 for cats six months and older.

Adoption fees waived for pets with special needs (FeLV FIV, blind, deaf).

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Kitten adoption special
Adopt two kittens, and fees are waived on the second.
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Adopt a senior pet
Adoption fees waived for pets eight years old and up.
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