National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day promotion with a tabby cat and puppy, April 30 - May 2, and Best Friends logo

Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

In honor of National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, April 30 - May 2, Houston shelters and animal welfare organizations are uniting to find homes for pets in need.

Each year, more than 40,000 animals enter Houston shelters - enough to fill Minute Maid Park. Texas is also nationally ranked second only second to California as the state with the most dogs and cats killed in shelters. Pets in our community are counting on you to help save their lives.

April 30 at noon: Tune in to find your best friend!

Tune in to @BFAS_Houston at noon on Instagram to see adoptable pets from across the city! The virtual event will be hosted by KPRC's morning news anchor Lisa Hernandez and meteorologist Justin Stapleton.

April 30 - May 2: Adopt a pet and save a life.

Adopt a pet from one of the listed participating shelters and you may receive a discounted adoption fee. Call or visit the shelters' websites to determine process, requirements and promotions for adoption.

Can't adopt? Foster a pet through Best Friends Animal Society in Houston or an animal shelter near you and provide much-needed temporary care to a pet in need.

BARC (City of Houston Animal Shelter)
Open daily, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
3300 Carr Street
Houston, Texas 77026

Best Friends Animal Society
May 1-2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pop-up adoption location: City Centre (Memorial area)
799 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 143
Houston, Texas 77024
(between Madewell and Paper Source)

City of Baytown Animal Services & Adoption Center
Tuesday-Saturday, noon - 5 p.m.
705 N. Robert Lanier Drive
Baytown, Texas 77521

Fort Bend County Animal Services
Adoption/kennel hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 11:00 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Closed Monday and Thursday.
1210 Blume Rd.
Rosensberg, TX 77471

Galveston County Animal Resource Center
Adoption hours: Noon - 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday; Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Closed Sunday and Monday
3412 25th Ave. N (Loop 197 N)
Texas City, TX 77590

Galveston Island Humane Society
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. by appointment. Closed on Sundays. 
6814 Broadway St.
Galveston, TX 77554

Harris County Pets
Weekdays 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., weekends 1-5:50 p.m.
612 Canino Road
Houston, Texas 77076

Pasadena Animal Shelter
Adoption hours 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sunday
5150 Burke Rd.
Pasadena, TX 77504

Rosenberg Animal Control & Adoption Center
Weekdays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1207 Blume Road
Rosenberg, Texas 77471

SPCA of Brazoria County
Open daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
141 Canna Lane
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566

Special Pals
Wednesday - Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.
3830 Greenhouse Road
Houston, Texas 77084