The Houston Humane Society does not take in stray animals for surrender. In an effort to increase the likelihood of a stray being reunited with their owner, people finding a stray animal will be directed to the animal control agency closest to where the animal was found.
Upon surrender, each dog will go through a health and behavior evaluation. This provides shelter staff with the ability to evaluate a dog’s adoptablility.
A cat’s behavior will be evaluated based on its temperament shown during the intake procedures and the health evaluation.
If an animal is deemed un-adoptable at the time of their evaluation, the person who brought the animal in is given the following options: to keep the pet and/or to take the animal to a ****veterinarian for treatment, to seek placement at a local animal shelter or other agency or to release the pet as an owner requested euthanasia (if the Houston Humane Society concurs). The $35.00 evaluation fee will cover the cost for owner requested euthanasia if the owner chooses this option.
All healthy, adoptable animals will stay in the shelter until adopted unless the animal contracts a contagious, non-treatable illness or becomes behaviorally un-adoptable. The Houston Humane Society has never placed a limit on the amount of time animals stay in the shelter. As long as they stay happy and healthy, they’ll stay at the Houston Humane Society, waiting for homes.
Animals that are brought to the Houston Humane Society through the organization’s Animal Crimes Unit will remain separate from the regular intake of owner-surrendered animals and receive the same quality of care, including medical attention if necessary, as any other animal in the facility. Once the court hearing and appeals process if over, these animals will be given the same evaluations as any other animal that comes through the system in order to determine whether or not they are adoptable.
14700 ALMEDA RD., HOUSTON, TX 77053
Saturday - Sunday 11:00am-5:30pm
Monday - Saturday
By Appointment Only
By Appointment ONLY
Monday - Sunday
(Please arrive by
2:00 PM for walk-ins)