Adopt

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How to Adopt:

When you adopt an animal from Houston Pets Alive, you are saving not one, but two lives- the life of the dog or cat you are bringing home and the next dog or cat we can save in his or her place.

  • Step One: Find the right DOG or CAT and fill out the adoption application form online. We will contact you within 24 hours of receiving your application.
  • Step Two: Meet your new potential family member. Email adopt@houstonpetsalive.org to find out which adoption event this animal will be at or to make arrangements for a meet-and-greet with the foster family.
  • Step Three: Sign the adoption contract and pay the $150 adoption donation here.

Unsure of which pet you want to adopt? Come to one of our adoption events and meet them in person.

Adoption Events:

Learn more about our weekly adoption events here.

Adoption Requirements:

  • You must spend at least 30 minutes with the animal you want to adopt.
  • You must fill out our application and speak with an adoption counselor.
  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • You must provide your drivers license number with current address.
  • You must show proof of landlord approval or home ownership if you are considering a dog or puppy that might have visual characteristics of a pit bull terrier (even if they are subtle).
  • An HPA!-conducted “meet and greet” with current household dogs is generally required for all adult dogs.

Adoption Fee Includes:

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Heartworm test on dogs over 6 months
  • First or more vaccinations
  • First or more deworming treatment
  • Microchip
  • Personality evaluation
  • One month of pet health insurance

Accepted forms of payment include cash, credit/debit card, or money order payable to Houston Pets Alive!  We’re sorry, we do not accept personal checks.