Best Friends in Houston
Working together to
Save Them All
Best Friends in Houston works collaboratively with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and passionate individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in Houston and the surrounding areas.
To guide this work and help Houston become a no-kill city for cats and dogs, Best Friends launched the Coalition to Save Houston’s Pets in April of 2018 followed by a Community Cat Program, foster programs for dogs and cats, local adoption programs and an out of state transport program.
Read on to find out more about how you can get involved locally to Save Them All, and click the button to your right if you're looking to take home your new best friend!
Adopting a pet
At this time, all of our animals are currently residing in foster homes. The adoptions process will start remotely through an online meet-and-greet request form and video-conference meet-and-greets.*
To adopt a new pet:
- Search our available pets
- Complete the meet-and-greet request specifying the particular pet you are interested in meeting.
- An adoption counselor will contact you directly to schedule a virtual meet-and-greet. Please note, meet-and-greet requests are reviewed on a first-come-first-served system.
- Following the virtual meet-and-greet, the adoption can be finalized and arrangements will be made for you to officially pickup your new best friend!
*Our Best Friends Houston Program is 100% foster based, so meet-and-greets will be virtual so the matchmaking can begin before you meet your new Best Friend in person.
Adult dogs - $50
Puppies - $100
Adult cats - $25
Kittens - $50
If you adopt a pair of kittens or cats, you only pay one adoption fee!
Interested in learning more about a specific animal or have a general adoption question? Email our adoptions team at email@example.com.
Looking to meet even more pets? Find a network partner near you.
Get involved to help animals in need
Want to volunteer to help homeless pets? Best Friends in Houston has a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including fostering cats and dogs to help get them ready for adoption, assisting with the Harris County Community Cat Program, and helping in a number of other ways to benefit animals and the people who love them in your community.
For more information about other volunteer opportunities and special projects in and around Houston, please email HoustonVolunteer@bestfriends.org.
For more information about fostering adoptable pets, email HoustonFoster@bestfriends.org.
Best Friends events in Houston
Come out to meet adoptable pets and find out more about the Best Friends mission to end the killing of shelter pets. Click below to view our calendar.
Amazon wish list for the animals
Caring for animals requires many supplies, so please add a few more items to your shopping cart to help Save Them All! Check out the Houston Amazon Wish List and have items shipped directly to us. Wet kitten food, kitten litter, dry kitten food, adult pate cat food, dog food, nylon dog collars/leashes and dog crates in various sizes are Houston's biggest needs.
Transport program volunteer opportunities
Best Friends Animal Society in Houston works collaboratively with Harris County Animal Shelter and other shelters across Texas to save the lives of homeless pets by transporting them to rescue groups up north to increase their chances for adoption. Sign up today to be a driver, a short-term foster or assist with the care and enrichment of these pets before they get on the road to their forever home! Questions on how you can make a difference – email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
The Coalition to Save Houston’s Pets
Led by Best Friends, the Coalition to Save Houston’s Pets, is a group of more than 20 animal welfare organizations devoted to saving the lives of homeless dogs and cats in the Houston area. Working together, the coalition is narrowing the lifesaving gap for homeless pets and working to make Houston a no-kill city.
Coalition members can network together, connect to resources and collaborate to find solutions that save lives. To become a member, please download the form and return to email@example.com.
- 4Paws Farm
- A Life to Live
- A Smart Rescue
- Abandoned Animal Rescue
- Animal Justice League
- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions
- City of Baytown Animal Services & Adoption Center
- Day of the Dogs
- Friends for Life
- Harris County Animal Shelter
- Houston Cares Animal Rescue
- Houston Dog Ranch
- Houston Pets Alive
- Jacinto City Dog Pound Rescue
- K-9 Angels Rescue
- Lola’s Lucky Day
- Mercy Pet Clinic
- Pearland Parvo Recovery Center
- Rescue Rides
- Rescued Pets Movement
- Rosenberg Animal Control and Shelter
- SNAP: Spay Neuter Assistance Program
- SPCA of Brazoria County
- Special Pals
- Texas Litter Control
- The Empty Shelter Project
- Wags to Whiskers of Texas
We are happy to answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us at ContactHouston@bestfriends.org.
Best Friends partners with DonorHouston, an online resource of the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) that provides information about Houston-area nonprofit organizations. It is an invaluable resource for charitable giving donors. DonorHouston works to further the cause of philanthropy in the region by promoting nonprofit transparency and makes information readily available to community members via a searchable online database. It is free to nonprofits, GHCF donors and public users.
Upcoming Best Friends events in Houston
Get involved and help save dogs’ and cats’ lives. Join Best Friends in Houston at one of these fun pet events - and perhaps add a new best friend to your family by adopting one of our available cats or dogs.