Adopt a Pet

How to Adopt a Pet

When you adopt a pet from a shelter or other rescue organization, you save lives.

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. Once your application is approved, a meet and greet will be set up with the pet you’re interested in. You can also email to find out which upcoming adoption event this animal might be at.
  • Step Three: If the meet and greet goes well, you’ll sign the adoption contract and pay the adoption fee. The current fee schedule is $75 for cats and $150 for dogs.

Unsure of which pet you want to adopt? View the pets online or stop by one of our adoption events and meet them in person.




Adoption Events:

Learn more about our weekly adoption events here.

Our Promise To You:

  • We do our best to ensure healthy, adoptable animals by providing a pre-adoption assessment and veterinary care.
  • We assess each animal’s temperament to the best of our ability, and provide as much information as possible regarding the animal’s behavior and personality.
  • Each pet you adopt from HPA! is:
    • current on vaccinations
    • spayed or neutered
    • de-wormed
    • microchipped (plus one month of free pet insurance by registering the microchip)
    • heart worm tested (for dogs over 6 months old)

Our Goals for Adoption:

  • To find responsible individuals to adopt
  • Raise the awareness and availability of shelter animals as loving companions and fantastic family pets
  • Decrease euthanasia rates in shelters by pulling animals directly from at-risk lists and providing these animals visibility and exposure to the community
  • Raise awareness about the importance of spay/neuter for population control