Best Friends Animal Society

Adopt a shelter pet event in Houston

Make it the best day ever: April 29-30

Nearly 90,000 dogs and cats enter shelters throughout the greater Houston area each year. With so many cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies of all types and personalities your new best friend is as close as your local shelter.

That’s why Best Friends in Houston has teamed up with shelter partners throughout the greater Houston community for a citywide adoption event happening April 29-30 to celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. 

During this special adoption event, shelter partners are offering reduced-fee and fee-waived adoptions.

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Adopt a pet in Houston and save a life

When you choose to adopt a local Houston pet you are making a meaningful difference in their life and a lifesaving impact.

During your shelter visit, be sure to find the Best Friends table to get your commemorative paw print card, treats for adopted pets and their humans, and the chance to snap a photo in the selfie station. 

The first 100 people to adopt from one of the participating shelter partners will receive a free swag bag filled with goodies to celebrate their new best friend. 

Make sure to visit these participating shelters during their normal operation hours. You can call ahead or visit each shelter’s website for information about special incentives and adoption fee discounts.

All adopters are eligible to be entered into a giveaway to win a prize worth up to $600*.

Three cat supply and three dog supply giveaways will include free food, vouchers for grooming or wellness, treats, toys, beds, and more! Each adopter during the event will be invited to fill out a ticket to be entered into the giveaway. Winners will be announced during a Facebook Live on May 2 at 6 p.m. CDT. Be sure to tune into the Best Friends in Houston Facebook page.

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About Best Friends

Best Friends Animal Society is working to save the lives of cats and dogs all across the country, giving pets second chances and happy homes.

Just a few short years ago, cats and dogs were killed in staggering numbers in this country simply because shelters didn't have the community support or the resources to save their lives. That number is now less than half a million per year, but there’s still work to do to ensure a bright future for every dog and cat in America. 

Best Friends operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and is committed to saving the lives of homeless pets by working with shelters and passionate people like you. Together, we will bring the whole country to no-kill by 2025. Together, we will Save Them All.

*Best Friends Animal Society Giveaway begins April 29, 2023, at 12:01 AM (CDT) and ends at 11:59 PM (CDT) on April 30, 2023. Open to legal U.S. residents 18 years or older at the time of entry. Odds of winning depend on the number of valid entries. Six prizes will be awarded. The approximate retail value of the prizes is $450 to $600. The giveaway sponsor is Best Friends Animal Society. No purchase necessary to enter. Click here to download complete rules.

Cat supply giveaway (approximate $500 value)  
Litter box, litter, cat bed, cat scratcher, comfort zone plug-in, complimentary two free days of boarding with photo of pet each day from Petsuites Cypress, complimentary wellness exam and FVRCP booster from Veterinary Urgent Care, treats, toy bundle, cat tree, cat wand, bag of cat dry food, 24 cans of cat wet food, $25 gift card.

Dog supply giveaway (approximate $600 value)  
Dog bed, complimentary full service bath session from the Pet Bar Oak Forest, Barkbox super chewer toys, treats, bag of dog food, Martingale collar, one free doggy daycare day a month for a year and one free bath and nail trim within 30 days of adoption compliments of Petsuites Cypress, a complimentary wellness exam and three months of preventatives from Veterinary Urgent Care and a $25 Visa gift card.