Adopt A Pet, Save A Life
The Houston Humane Society is the purrfect place to find your new BFF (Best Furry Friend). You can find such a variety of dogs, cats, farm animals and also small mammals like birds, hamsters, rats or guinea pigs, and even the occasional reptile! Whatever the right fit might be for your family, the Houston Humane Society has you covered.
Sometimes you can find pure-bred or designer breed dogs or cats, but we think you’ll agree when we say, adopted is our favorite breed!
Before you visit the shelter, we hope you will consider the following points:
- Am I ready for a pet? Adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment and you should be prepared to care for this animal for its entire lifetime, which can be 12-15 years or more!
- Do I have time for a pet? Dog, cat, bird or fish, they all require time and depend on you for food, water, exercise and care every day. If this is your first pet, maybe you want to consider pet sitting for a friend to see if you ready to fully commit and have the appropriate time necessary to give an animal a happy, loving home.
- Can I afford a pet? It's not just the adoption fee that you need to cover but owning a pet can be expensive. Just like any family member, a pet requires yearly doctor visits for shots, heartworm prevention pills, flea and tick preventative and more! Not to mention food, treats, grooming, toys, kitty litter, and other expenses that can add up quickly. It's a good idea to put pen to paper and make sure you are financially ready to commit to a new pet.
- Can I have a pet where I live? If you rent, we suggest obtaining a copy of your lease or pet agreement BEFORE coming to see us and falling in love with an animal. Many rental communities have weight limits and/or breed restrictions that you will be required to follow.
- What pet will fit my lifestyle? Consider your schedule, hobbies and basic outlook on life. Do your homework and pick a pet that fits with YOU!
- Will I be a responsible pet owner? Your pet will not only need unconditional love and affection, it will also need companionship, exercise, a healthy diet, regular trips to the vet and other essentials. You will also be responsible for obeying all community leash and licensing laws for the municipality in which you reside.
If your answers to the questions above are positive and you sincerely know that you can properly take care of a new pet, then we can’t wait to help you find your new BFF at the Houston Humane Society