Smiling terrier wearing a Santa hat

Holiday Adopt & Deliver

Adopt a new best friend and have joy delivered to your home this holiday season!

If you have been thinking about welcoming a new cat or dog to your family, the holiday season is a magical time to adopt. Imagine the surprise on your child or loved one’s face when they open the door to discover that Santa’s elves brought a special furry delivery.

Best Friends Animal Society in Houston will make special deliveries on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to Houston area residents who pre-adopt a pet between December 17 and December 23 during the “Bring Joy to Your World” adoption event. Just complete four easy steps:

  1. Visit and view the profiles of adoptable pets
  2. Arrange an in-person or virtual meet-and-greet
  3. Finalize your adoption between December 17 and 23
  4. Schedule your new pet’s delivery for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

Best Friends Santa Paws
December 18, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

To kick off this holiday adoption promotion, Best Friends adoptable pets will be partnering up with Santa to host a family friendly event filled with festive cheer. Come meet adoptable dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens, grab a photo with Santa, and join us in making holiday themed crafts. Staff and volunteers will be onsite to answer questions and match you with a new best friend. Click here to learn more.

901 Pinemont Dr
Houston, TX 77018

Participating shelters:

City of Baytown Animal Services & Adoption Center

Adopt a new pet from City of Baytown Animal Services & Adoption Center between *December 21 - 23 to qualify for waived adoption fees and **FREE home delivery on December 24 or 25! Click here to view adoptables pets or visit the shelter in person to meet your new best friend.

705 N. Robert Lanier Drive
Baytown, TX 77521
Phone number: 281-422-7600

Hours of operation:
Monday, 3 - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 12 - 2 p.m.

*All adoptions must be finalized by 5 p.m. on December 23 to qualify.
**Home delivery is available to residents within city of Baytown.

Adopt a cat or dog from Best Friends in Houston

All of the pets below have been adopted!

Pets adopted through Best Friends in Houston receive:

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Microchip
  • Lifetime post-adoption support