Founded in 1924, the Houston SPCA is the Gulf Coast's first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. Our mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation.
The Houston SPCA's life-saving programs and services include: sheltering; adoptions; foster care; lost and found e-bulletin board; spay/neuter of all adopted animals; cruelty investigations; disaster relief, rescue and recovery; humane education; the Critter Camp day camp, educating children ages 8 to 14; 24-hour stray injured animal rescue service and ambulance; the PetSafe program, boarding domestic violence victims' pets for free while the individuals are seeking shelter; pet training classes; and a pet loss support group.
Almost all programs and services offered by the Houston SPCA are free of charge (exceptions: adoptions, pet-training classes and Critter Camp), and we proudly place 100% of our healthy animals into lifelong new homes. A complete list of our programs and services may be found at www.houstonspca.org,
In order to be considered an adopter, you must:
*Be 18 years of age or older.
*Have legal identification showing your present address.
*Have the knowledge and consent of all adults living in your household.
*Have the adoption fee in either a credit card, cash or check (Note: If paying by check, you must have a valid Texas Driver's License. Address on Driver's License must match address on check for check acceptance).
*Your new companion
*Initial set of vaccines
*Rabies vaccination (three months of age or older)
*Heartworm testing for dogs (six months of age and older)
*A gift from Hill's Science Diet
*A complimentary overall wellness examination provided by a VCA Animal Hospital