If you found yourself saying I want to adopt a dog in Houston where do I go, then you came to the right place! Research is key in finding the right shelter for you. There are so many homeless dogs in Houston and so many in shelters. You want to be sure you visit a no-kill shelter (I hope that goes without saying, but I said it anyway). Check out these 3 places in Houston while you are on the search for your adopted dog!
Where to Adopt a Dog in Houston
Friends for Life: This is the place to adopt if you want to give a second (or sadly third or fourth chance) at a forever home to a beloved animal. Friends for Life takes in the animals who are deemed ‘unadoptable’ at other shelters. These ‘unadoptable’ pets make up about 75% of the population at Friends for Life. They are dedicated fixing the homeless animal population in the city. They provide free spay/neuter services to low-income communities to help to keep the population down of ‘unwanted’ animals. They are located at 107 E 22nd Street. Hours of adoption are Tuesday to Saturday from 12-6 and Sundays from 12-5. Unfortunately, they are closed on Mondays. You can check out their website for more information.
HOPE: This stands for Homeless and Orphaned Pet Endeavor. They have a specific committee for cats and one for dogs. That kind of focus is great! It means that all decisions regarding dogs are made by the dog committee. There are 5 adoption sites when you choose to adopt from HOPE; they are Petco Heights, Petco River Oaks, Petco Sugar Land, Petco Wesleyan and Petsmart Pearland. They all have their times for adoption; you want to check out the HOPE website for more info.
K-9 Angels Rescue: Everyone here, even board members are volunteers. No one here gets any monetary compensation. They do love the animals! K-9 Angels Rescue take in any breed regardless of their circumstances. Their mission is to educate the public on irresponsible breeding. Foster homes are used so that they can ensure they do help every animal possible. In between coming to the shelter and finding their forever home, dogs can be in the loving care of a home where they will experience everything they will once they are adopted. Fostering also gives the shelter a chance to see how the dog interacts with a family. If there are behavior issues that need to be attended to, they are before he is adopted out. Go to their website to learn more about K-9 Angels Rescue and how you can help.
There are numerous places in Houston to check out to find the right dog for you and your family. This is good, it gives you options, but it is also an eye opener to the large problem of homeless dogs and dogs people have given up for various reasons. It breaks my heart that more people don’t consider their dogs part of their family.