Pets for Life




What is Pets for Life?
A core program of the Humane Society of the United States, Pets for Life is guided by the philosophy that a deep connect with pets transcends socioeconomics, race, ethnicity and geography, and no one should be denied the opportunity to experience the benefits, joy and comfort that come from the human-animal bond.  The Pets for Life approach is to address the inequity in and lack of access to pet resources that people in underserved areas experience.  This includes providing services through direct care programming but also making a philosophical shift as a field and changing systems of oppression, discrimination and bias. 
Services We Provide
  • Veterinary care
  • Pet Food and Supplies
  • Pet Services
  • Pet Information
Areas We Serve
We are proud to provide pet owner support services in underserved communities as part of our mission to keep people and pets together and celebrate the human-animal bond.
Did you know?
poverty rates among large U.S. metros, according to the Houston Chronicle’s analysis. Poverty rates measure the percentage of the population living below the poverty line.  Although many believe that having a full-time job with a steady income allows someone to overcome poverty, the reality is that many full-time workers struggle to make ends meet. Indicators that take into consideration more realistic costs of living show that many working families are struggling.
  • One out of three Houston-area households are unable to afford all their basic necessities like housing, food, childcare, health care and transportation
  • One out of four children in Harris County lives in poverty
  • 900,000 Houston-area residents live below the poverty line                           Source: Understanding Houston
The Pets for Life Program at the Houston Humane Society is currently serving the District J community. An area with issues of equity and access to care for their pets.
Source: Humane Society of the United States
Source: Humane Society of the United States
Your gift today supports food and pet supply support
Product and In-Kind Donations
Donations can be dropped off at or mailed to our shelter at:
14700 Almeda Road, Houston, TX 77053 - 11a – 5:30p.
  • Dry / Wet Dog & Puppy Food
  • Dry / Wet Cat & Kitten Food
  • Small Mammal Food
  • Cat Litter
  • Cat Litter Bins
  • Cat Plastic Carriers
  • Collars (All Sizes)
  • Leashes (All Sizes)
  • Dog and Cat Toys
  • Pet Clothes (All Sizes)
  • Food and Water Bowls
Consider volunteering with the Pets for Life team!
We welcome individuals who share our passion for animal welfare to join us in our mission. Together, we can continue to make a positive impact on the lives of pets and their owners in our community.