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Your kindness makes a difference for homeless pets
Pets in Houston shelters and around the country are killed every day, just because they don’t have safe places to call home.

In 2021, about 355,000 dogs and cats were killed in shelters nationwide, but you can help change that.

There are so many ways you can make a lifesaving difference right here in Houston. You can donate, volunteer your time, foster a pet, advocate for homeless pets and more.

Our community-based sheltering model relies on the support of people in and around the Houston area, who open their homes to dogs and cats for a short time until they’re ready to be adopted.

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Donate: make a gift to save lives

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

Your contribution supports our lifesaving work and helps shelters across the country to achieve no-kill. Your generosity ensures lifesaving second chances. Your compassion helps Save Them All.

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Volunteer: give your time

You can provide hope and happiness to homeless pets by volunteering.

For animals in Houston waiting for a family of their very own, your gifts of love, time and companionship make a lifesaving difference.

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Foster: open your heart and home

When you foster a cat or dog in Houston, you’re not only providing a safe and loving place for a pet to learn and grow, you’re helping to make room for more animals in the shelter.

Fostering an adoptable animal in your home, even for just a few nights, is a great way to help save a homeless pet’s life.

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Advocate: create positive change

You have the power to create positive change for the animals in your community. Join the Houston 2025 Action Team or start your own today.

Expand pet-friendly housing, provide resources for local community cats and kittens and their caregivers, make sure people can share their lives with any dog they choose, regardless of breed, and more.