In Texas, bigger is better

Adopt or foster a giant cutie »

The bigger they are, the more love they have to give. Want to see for yourself? Adopt or foster a big dog today!

Big dogs are cuddle buddies, playtime pals and loyal best friends. But sadly, many of them across Texas are overlooked by adopters, which puts them in danger of being killed just because they don’t have safe places to call home. In fact, more dogs in Texas are at risk of being killed than in any other state in the country.

The data tells us that the dog adoption rate in Texas is only 38%, which essentially means only four in 10 dogs entering shelters are adopted. And the dogs staying in shelters the longest are usually those weighing 40 pounds or more.

Together, we can change that. Adopt or foster a Texas-size dog today.

Find a big dog from Best Friends in Houston »

Adopters will receive:

  • Waived adoption fees (no fee to adopt)
  • Free six-month supply of heartworm and flea prevention
  • An individualized post-adoption training package at Houston Dog Ranch (three private training sessions with you and your new dog!)
  • An easy walk harness and matching leash
  • Lifetime post adoption support

Find a big dog at a participating Best Friends partner.

Austin Boxer Rescue, Austin, Texas
BARC, Houston, Texas
Baytown Animal Services and Adoption Center, Baytown, Texas
Beaumont Pets Alive, Winnie, Texas
Best Friends in Houston, Houston, Texas
City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Concho Valley Paws, San Angelo, Texas
Dallas Animal Services, Dallas, Texas
DFW Humane Society, Irving, Texas
Fort Bend County Animal Services, Rosenberg, Texas
Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center, Harker Heights, Texas
Humane Society of Wichita County, Wichita Falls, Texas
Rosenberg Animal Control & Shelter, Rosenberg, Texas
Special Pals Inc., Houston, Texas
Texas Best Choices Animal Rescue, Quinlan, Texas
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, Georgetown, Texas

For network partners in Texas

Register by September 22, 2021 »

Network partners in Texas interested in participating in the Texas big dog campaign, please register by September 22, 2021. Participating partners will receive a marketing toolkit to help get the word out and help even more big pups get adopted. In true Texas-strong fashion, let’s work together to send a record-breaking number of dogs home this October!