Best Friends in Houston

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Petco Cattery
12015 Northwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77092

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.

Learn more about our Houston coalition partners, and view adoptable pets below:

We are happy to answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us at ContactHouston@bestfriends.org.


Upcoming Events

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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.

Sign up to volunteer

Sign up to foster a dog

Sign up to foster kittens

For more information about fostering adoptable pets, email HoustonFoster@bestfriends.org.


Harris County Community Cat Program

In partnership with the Veterinary Public Health division of Harris County Public Health, Best Friends in Houston operates the Harris County Community Cat Program, a humane and effective community-based program for reducing the number of free-roaming (stray and feral) cats in the county.

The program provides:

  • Assistance with humanely trapping free-roaming cats so that they can be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped and returned to their home area (Ear-tipping is the universal symbol of a spayed or neutered outdoor cat)
  • Assistance with resolving cat-related issues, such as spraying, fighting or unwanted litters

If you live in Harris County and are seeing stray cats, please feel free to contact us.

Harris County Community Cat Program
713-253-0529
HarrisCountyCCP@bestfriends.org

Get more information about Best Friends community cat initiatives, and tools and resources to help community cats in your neighborhood.


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.


About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 2,400 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City, and operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 1.5 million. That means there are still more than 4,100 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We are determined to get that number to zero by the year 2025. Working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and you, we will end the killing and Save Them All. For more information, visit bestfriends.org.

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Get a list of shelters and other animal welfare organizations working with Best Friends in Texas and throughout the nation.