Meet our adoptable pets most weekends at one of the locations below. If there's a specific pet you're coming to see, please email the day before or call the store DURING ADOPTION TIMES ONLY and ask to speak to a volunteer. Please do not call the store outside of our regular adoption hours. The pets live in foster homes during the week so the store employees do not know which pets will be there that weekend.
Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm
PetCo - Galleria area
Sunday ONLY, 1-4pm
PetCo - Sugar Land
3326 Highway 6 Suite D
Mutts & Meows Animal Rescue is a private rescue headquartered near Sugar Land (in the southwestern suburbs of Houston). We work closely with other rescues as well as the Animal Control Departments of various municipalities in the Houston area to place dogs and cats in loving, permanent homes. Our pets live with foster families, so we know them well enough to make a good match between people and pets. Our adoption fees ($125 for dogs, $85 for cats) include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, FEV/FELV tests for cats, and heartworm tests for dogs.
The Adoption Process
1. Look at our wonderful dogs and cats. Try to pick just one or two you'd like to meet.
2. Email us to request an Adoption Application. We'll reply within 24 hrs.
3. Complete the application and email it back to us.
4. Our Adoption Counselors will review your application and get back to you within 24 hrs. We reserve the right to decline any application. A home visit may be required.
5. If you're approved, we'll set up a time for you to meet the pet at a location that's convenient for you and the foster. (All our pets live in foster homes around the city. We are not a shelter and do not have a facility that's open to the public.)
The Right Pet
It's very important to us to make a GOOD MATCH between people and pets, not just any match, so we like to spend time with the prospective adoptor to learn about their lifestyle and expectations. We also collect information in our application process to help us make good decisions, such as whether you live in a house or an apartment, who else lives in the home, whether the pet will live inside or out, and what experience you've had with pets. We reserve the right to decline any adoption application or to suggest a different pet for your family.
Please discuss the level of committment involved in having a pet with everyone in your family. Know that pets are the responsibility of the adult(s) in the household, NOT the children, regardless of who the pet is "for." Look carefully at your financial situtation and be sure that you can afford regular vet care and monthly flea- and heartworm-preventatives as well as those unexpected (and often VERY expensive) emergencies. Dogs need regular exercise (not just lounging in the yard) and lifelong training, as well as affection.
We recommend that first time dog owners pick up a book by one of our favorite dog authors (Ian Butler, Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson, and Pat Miller) at your local library or bookstore. M&M volunteers are also available to help you and your pet through some basic adjustment issues and recommend professional trainers. If the match simply isn't working out, we will take the pet back and find it a more suitable home.
If you are looking for a specific breed, age, or size of pet, please let us know. We may have just the friend for you but haven't been able to put it on PetFinder yet.
How You Can Help
We are always looking for volunteers who can help in a wide variety of ways. If you like hands-on animal care but have limited time available, come to one of our weekend adoption events (see locations above) and walk dogs and talk to prospective adoptors. You can come once a week, once a month, or even once a year. If cats are more up your alley or you have time during the week, you could care for our cats who are staying at a PetSmart Adoption Center in Katy.
Perhaps the most rewarding volunteer opportunity is fostering a dog or a cat (or two!) The animals live with you as your pets for whatever amount of time works for you. We will provide a crate (if you need one) and food, and be responsible for any necessary veterinary care. We ask that you bring your foster(s) to weekend adoption events and get them out in your community so they can find a permanent home faster. If you decide that your foster is the right pet for you, simply pay the adoption fee and he or she is all yours!
We understand that not everyone is able to provide hands-on care but would like to help anyway. Donations (either monetary or in-kind) are always welcome. We enjoy working with Scout, school, church, or community groups on service projects. If you are good at planning fundraisers, writing grant proposals, maintaining websites, or taking pictures, we'd love to hear from you.
Mutts & Meows Animal Rescue P.O. Box 653
Stafford, TX 77497
firstname.lastname@example.org Click here for a list of pets at this shelter