HHS Special Needs Pets for Adoption
There are sweet, amazing animals that come to the Houston Humane Society needing a little extra TLC. They might be in need of a unique home environment or perhaps special medical care. What they all have in common is resiliency, perseverance, and the desire to love you forever. These are some of the extra special friends we currently have for adoption at the shelter:
We currently do not have any Special Needs Pets available for Adoption
Former HHS Special Needs Pets That Have Found Their New Forever Home
Hi! I’m Sophie! I’m an 8 year-old happy dog that loves to make new friends. Everywhere I go, people always tell me what a sweet girl I am! The folks here at the Houston Humane Society think I’m part Shih Tzu and maybe part poodle or Maltese… or if you want to give me an exotic spin… maybe I’m part Havanese. Whatever the mix, I’m super soft and don’t really shed. BUT, I do need frequent hair brushings and grooming. When I get excited, I run like a bunny. I’m told it’s cute, but I just do it because I want to get to where I’m going faster! I always have a smile on my face, and I love to be petted.
Here’s the important stuff. When I came to the HHS clinic, my old family brought me because one of my eyes had ruptured. It really hurt, and my old family didn’t want to treat me so they just signed me over to the Humane Society. Lucky for me, the Doctors took great care of me. They removed my injured eye and gave me time to heal. They also noticed I had a lot of hair loss and did some blood work. That’s when they found out I have a thyroid problem. It’s not a major deal, but I do need medicine and regular doctor visits. I’m also a little on the chunky side (probably because of my thyroid). I went to a nice foster home for a while to recuperate, but now I’m ready to find a forever home. I seem to be potty-trained, and I definitely need to be an indoor dog. Five minutes outside and I’m panting from the heat… seriously, I’m the biggest fan of air conditioning you’ll ever meet!
Sophie has found her forever home!
Shaggy's the sweetest 6 month old pup you'll ever meet. He's a handsome guy, but don't worry, his looks haven't gone to his head. He was brought to the Houston Humane Society as a stray. The little fella is suffering from vision issues in one eye, and he will need to be adopted by someone willing and able to deal with any special issues that arise (including taking him to an ophthalmologist). We know committing to a special needs dog can be a BIG decision for any family. Shaggy has found her forever home!
Darci is an outgoing, friendly Chihuahua mix. She’s also a tripod dog. She gets along great on 3 legs, and doesn’t let her handicap slow her down! She’s a little over a year old, and she’s looking for a family to call her own. She’s a big fan of treats, being a lap dog, short walks, and making new friends. Darci has found her forever home!