About HHS

About HHS

The Houston Humane Society is an Animal Shelter and Veterinary Clinic in Houston, TX
The Houston Humane Society’s Mission:
The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those brought to us for care.
We have dogscatshorses, and an assortment of other animals ready to be adopted into their new forever homes! The adoption process is simple, and we even offer certain discounts for some of our furry friends.
We believe in the 5 freedoms:
 The Houston Humane Society subscribes to the internationally recognized Five Freedoms:
1. FREEDOM FROM HUNGER OR THIRST by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor
2. FREEDOM FROM DISCOMFORT by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
3. FREEDOM FROM PAIN, INJURY, OR DISEASE by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
4. FREEDOM TO EXPRESS NORMAL BEHAVIOR by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animal's own kind
5. FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND DISTRESS by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering
We strive to give all resident animals at HHS, regardless of their length of stay, all the above and extra enrichments such as TLC, walks in the park, socialization, training, Kong enrichment toys, and so much more until they are matched with their permanent families. 
Where Do Our Funds Come From?
We receive no federal, state, or local government funding and rely solely on donations, program services, and special events.  HHS is committed to creating awareness of animal welfare throughout the Houston community by providing numerous programs for Houston area residents and their pets, including pet adoptionshumane educationanimal crimes investigations, and Houston's best high volume, low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic.
How Can You Help?
As unfathomable as it sounds, animal cruelty is a very prevalent issue in our community. With your help we can reduce animal suffering throughout the Houston area. Adoptionvolunteering, education, participating in our special events, or making a donation to help support our programs, are all ways you can help HHS make a difference in lives of abused, homeless, and neglected animals.
On our website you will find information on all of our wonderful programs, tips, and other resources to help you and your pet live a long and healthy life together!
For any other questions, feel free to contact us today.


How can I make a donation to help the animals at the Houston Humane Society?
You may make an online donation by clicking here or checking out our online Wish lists here.
You can also mail checks to:
Houston Humane Society
P.O. Box 450528
Houston, TX 77245
How do I find you and when are you open?
For hours and directions please click here.

I can no longer keep my pet.  Will the Houston Humane Society accept him/her?
The Houston Humane Society will intake your pet if space is available and by appointment only. We will not euthanize a healthy/adoptable animal to make space for another animal. 
We accept pets Monday through Saturday - By Appointment Only, and there is a $35.00 fee for all animals accepted into our adoption program.
If space is not available, you are welcome to check back in a few days.  You are also invited to click here for other resources and rescues around our area. 
At this time, Houston Humane Society is unable to accept stray animals.
For more information please click here.
What if I change my mind and want my pet back?
Unfortunately once your animal has begun the intake process all information is kept confidential and you are unable to get your pet back.

How do I view your current dogs or cats in adoptions?
To view what animals we currently have available for adoption, please go to our Dog Adoptions page or our Cat Adoptions page.

How do I become a Houston Humane Society Volunteer?
For all information about becoming a volunteer please view our Becoming a Volunteer page.
Is the Houston Humane Society currently hiring?
For currently available positions please go to our Employment page.
How do I file a cruelty report?
You can file a confidential cruelty report online at our Report Cruelty page.  
Does the Houston Humane Society pick up stray animals?
We are not allowed to pick up animals that are considered strays.  Please click here for a list of Animal Control agencies around the Greater Houston area.