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!
 
Animal Cruelty Survivors Fee
  • $195.00 ACU dogs under 7 years of age*
  • $145.00 ACU dogs over 8 years of age*
*=ACU HW positive dogs that have been here two weeks or more, adoption fee can be waived on a case by case basis. HW treatment can NOT be waived. Ask the shelter manager or adoption supervisor for approval.   
 
These animals have survived unthinkable levels of cruelty and have received free extensive medical care and housing with us. Thus, discounts and promotions are not applicable to these animals.
 
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.
50% 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
 
Due to COVID-19 we are requiring every individual that would like to enter our facility to wear a mask or any mouth/nose covering.
 
Please check in at the front desk, respecting the social distancing measures. You will be asked to fill-out our Adoption Form.
 
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 coordinators.
 
*** We require all future adopters to bring with them the following documents: 
1) lease agreement if you are renting
2) a proof of address
3) your driver's license or valid ID
4) Vet records of animals currently owned or living in the same residence as the applicant. Records must show pet(s) have all their shots including a current rabies and distemper vaccine, current heartworm test and be on heartworm prevention.
 
If your current pet is not up to date on his/her shots, this might be an impediment to getting approved for adoption. We have a low-cost Wellness Clinic in case you want to bring your pet in to get his/her vaccines updated.   
*** Having ALL these 4 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! 
 
*** Each animal in adoption can have up to 5 family applications. Our adoption counselors carefully review each application and select the best fit. In addition, there is a small chance that your chosen pet may not be ready to go home with you that same day, as they might still need to be spayed/neutered. Thank you for your patience and for wanting to add one of our amazing animals to your family.       
 
*** Currently there is a limit of 3 Meet & Greets per person.
 
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.
 
Equine and Other Barn animals available
Occasionally, the Houston Humane Society has equine and other barn animals available for adoption. These animals are not housed at our adoption building, so you must have a prior appointment to view them.  The HHS primarily takes in livestock as a result of animal cruelty investigations.  Most lacked proper care and nutrition and were severely malnourished when they arrived. Once adopted these animals will need time and patience to slowly get back in shape and comfortable in their new environment.  To view our equine and barn animals, please fill out this application and email it to adoptions@houstonhumane.org or fax it to 713-433-4325. 
 
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, Callici, Panleukapenia, Chlamydia, Psittaci.
    • Dogs and Puppies are Vaccinated Against - Parvovirus, Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, infectuous canine hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Leptospira canicola, icterhaemorrhagiae infections, and Canine Influenza.
    • Tests - all felines are administered a feline leukemia test and 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, or Ivomectin; all cats are dewormed with Strongid T.
    • Pet Adoption Kit - Includes 1 month of pet insurance, pet samples, and more.
*** The above is valued at over $450.00, however, you are just paying the HHS adoption fee
Location/Hours

ADDRESS

HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY

14700 ALMEDA RD.

HOUSTON, TX 77053

PHONE
713.433.6421


EMAIL

info@houstonhumane.org

 

Houston Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.  Tax EIN 74-1340341

 

ADOPTIONS 

PHONE 713.341.3301

Monday-Friday 11:00am-6:00pm

 

Saturday - Sunday 11:00am-5:30pm

 

 

ANIMAL INTAKE 
Monday-Saturday

By Appointment ONLY

 

WELLNESS CLINIC 

Monday - Sunday

Exams 9:00am-2:00pm

(By Appointment)

 

Vaccinations 

9:00am-3:30pm

(By Appointment)

 

Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Monday - Saturday

By Appointment Only

 

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