Adopt A Pet

Adoption Process and Fees

Adoption Hours
Monday - Friday - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Saturday - Sunday - 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM 
Adoption Location
The Houston Humane Society’s Audrey Jones Beck Adoption Center is located at 14700 Almeda Rd., Houston, TX 77053.
Just two easy blocks south of Beltway 8, and only seven miles south of NRG Stadium.

Dog Adoption Fees

Puppies 6 months of age and under - $195
25 pounds or less (any age) - $195
7 months and older - $145
Cat Adoption Fee

1 cat or two cats for just $50
Yes you read correctly, you can get two cats for the price of one!
Adoption Discounts

Senior Discount - Any senior 60 yrs and older who adopt a dog or cat 6 yrs and older will receive a 60 % discount on the adoption fee.

VIP Discounts - If you adopt a dog or cat who has been at the shelter 30 days or more, you are considered a “Very Important Person” at HHS and will receive a 30% discount on the adoption fee.  This VIP discount cannot be used with any other discounts including monthly promotions.
70% off for LOS (length of stay) 3 months and over.  
Heartworm Positive Dogs - 
$0.00 Heartworm positive dogs adoption fee is waived when the adopter pays for the HW treatment at HHS clinic.  

Mini Mammals & Exotics Adoption Fees

  • $10.00 hamsters
  • $10.00 mice/rats
  • $25.00 guinea pigs
  • $25.00 rabbits
  • $100.00 ferrets
  • $100.00 chinchillas
  • $100.00 sugar gliders
  • $25.00 parakeets
  • $35.00 cockatiels
  • $100.00 piglets
  • $50.00 pigs 6 months and older
Adoption Process
Once at our adoptions facility
Once you enter, please feel free to walk around and view our adoptable animals. Our adoption staff will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Once at the lobby, cats and kittens will be located to your right, and puppies and small dogs to your left. Straight back through the double doors you will find 5 kennel buildings we call “cabanas”, each with a different color, and full of dogs of all ages and sizes waiting to meet you! If you would like to see a dog located in a cabana, please communicate the color and animal ID of the dog to one of our adoption counselors.
*** We require all future adopters to bring with them the following documents: 
1) a proof of address
2) your driver's license or valid ID
*** Having these 2 previous documents (electronically or in paper) with you when visiting our Adoption Center will speed up your adoption approval process and will allow you to take your new pet home that same day if cleared by our adoption coordinators. Incomplete applications will take longer and then there is a risk that someone else with a complete application could adopt your desired pet! 
When you’ve found the one or two…
  • You will be required to “Meet & Greet” with the animal
  • Once you have decided on your newest family member, please go back to the lobby and speak with an adoption counselor to finalize the adoption process
Please note that some dogs and cats are ready to go home right away, however, others may need a visit to our Animal Wellness Clinic before they go. If your chosen pet needs to see our vet, know that our clinic and adoption personnel will make sure your new dog or cat gets the care they need in a timely and efficient manner.
When you adopt from HHS you are:

  • Opening up your home to a homeless pet that is ready to give a lifetime of unconditional love and affection!
  • Helping counter the pet overpopulation crisis in Houston that leaves millions of animals without homes and proper care each year.
  • Helping to support the thousands of animals cared for by HHS each year.
  • Choosing NOT to support the cruel and inhumane practices of puppy mills and other breeders whose first consideration is money, not the well-being of the animals they continue to help overpopulate.
  • Getting the best value for your new best friend which includes the following:
    • General Health Exam - eyes, ears, nose, throat, lungs, abdomen, skin, coat, body condition, and temperament.
    • Spay/Neuter Surgery - all animals are altered BEFORE leaving the HHS.  Isoflourane gas, injectible anesthesia, and separate sterile packs, dissolvable sutures, and antibiotic injections aregivin/used for each animal.  During preparation, surgery, and recovery, pets are constantly observed with heart/pulse monitors.  Hydro-thermal heating pads are used to keep temperature regulated.
    • Tattoo - all animals altered by HHS receive a tattoo signifying the animal has been sterilized, hereby preventing unnecessary future surgery.  Tattooed animals are generally held longer at shelters and animal controls and are more often put up for adoption.
    • Food and Housing - many animals have been cared for at HHS for 3 weeks or more.
    • Grooming - ears are cleaned and nails are trimmed
    • Cats and Kittens are Vaccinated Against - Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia.
    • Dogs and Puppies are Vaccinated Against - Parvovirus, Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, infectuous canine hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Leptospira canicola, icterhaemorrhagiae infections, Canine Influenza, and Bordatella Bronchiseptica.
    • Tests - all felines are administered a feline leukemia test and feline immunodeficiency virus test. All canines are administered an occult heartworm test.
    • Rabies Vaccination - in compliance with state law, all pets 3 months and older are given mandatory rabies vaccinations.  A numbered rabies tag is given to each pet.
    • Deworming - all dogs are dewormed with Strongid T, Panacur, and Ivermectin; all cats are dewormed with Strongid T and Ivermectin.
    • Hills Adopter Kit - 1 Hill’s® brand starter bag,  1 Hill’s Pet Nutrition adopter coupon on the bag,  New Pet Parent Best Friend Guide, and additional Hill's Pet Nutrition digital coupons. 
    • Microchip – All pets are microchipped before going to their new forever home. The microchip is automatically registered with the microchip company during the Adoption. This will help identify your animal in the case that they are ever lost or become missing.
*** The above is valued at over $450.00, however, you are just paying the HHS adoption fee
At Houston Humane Society, we’re proud to be part of the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love® programand we feed our pets Hill’s® brand pet foods.

– We offer all our new pet parents the opportunity to participate in the Hill’s New Pet Parent program. As part of the Hill’s New Pet Parent program, you will receive an email with a link to Hill’s New Pet Parent website, and more information about the Hill’s food, the Adoption Kit and other tips for new pet parents.