Ways to Give

Houston Pets Alive! depends on your generous donations to keep saving lives.  You can help in many different ways, some of which are at no cost to you!

Featured Ways to Give

Join our “Pennies for Pets” program and become a "Penny Pledger" by rounding up your credit or debit purchases to the nearest dollar. For example, when you spend $12.87, $0.13 will be donated to HPA! Sign up once, set it, and forget it! Learn more, view our Penny Pledgers, and sign up here or text “Give2-HPA” to 77948 now.
Join Team HPA!, powered by Reason2Race! Participate in any Houston partner events/races and raise funds for HPA! Find an upcoming race and join HPA!’s team here. Your participation also allows HPA! to host a marketing table at the same race, so your participation provides HPA! the opportunity to reach hundreds, if not thousands of people to help advance our mission!

3 Simple Steps to join our team
  • Step 1: Register for your event*
  • Step 2: Set up your fundraising campaign here
  • Step 3: Share your story with family and friends!

  • *You can join our team for any event you choose. Contact fundraise@houstonpetsalive.org to ask how.

    Team Houston Pets Alive!
    Team HPA! provides you the opportunity to set a goal for yourself and add a fun level of motivation and accountability to reaching it. We invite you to pick one event this season to be the one that challenges you to reach your goal while making a difference for the cats and dogs that HPA! saves.
    Facebook fundraisers are another easy way to raise money for HPA! Facebook waives all credit card fees, which means 100% of every donation comes straight to HPA!

    You might want to set up a fundraiser in honor of your pet, for your or your child’s birthday, bar or bat mitzvah, graduation, confirmation, other special occasions or really, for no reason other than to help saves cats and dogs from euthanasia!

    Create your Facebook fundraiser in just seconds here.

    Download the Facebook fundraiser tool kit for a step-by-step guide and tips and tricks here.

    How your fundraiser helps:

    $200 Goal
    Supports a spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, and preventatives for one rescued pet
    $400 Goal
    Supports a neonatal kitten needing bottle feeding and specialized, around-the-clock care
    $600 Goal
    Supports a healthy pet from the time it is saved from euthanasia all the way through adoption
  • 1. First, make a donation to your own fundraiser if you can. If people see you’ve put your money where your mouth is, they will be more likely to donate themselves. Donate as much as you can, or the amount you’d like to inspire others to donate. For most people, that’s $25-$100.
  • 2. Use the “invite” button to invite all of your Facebook friends to the fundraiser.
  • 3. “Share” your fundraiser on your own timeline. Write a new caption (or copy/paste the fundraiser description) and tag your closest relatives and friends who you think would donate.
  • 4. Direct message and/or email your closest relatives and friends with your fundraiser’s URL to make sure they see it. They might miss it on their news feed or in their notifications if you invited/tagged them.
  • 5. Use text, images, and videos to tell your story, convey emotions, and invite empathy.
  • 6. Post fun, captivating, and snappy updates. Updates spur conversation which in turn raises awareness. Upload a new picture and write a personal message. When you hit a fundraising milestone, post it. Example: Today is the 20th! I am asking everyone to donate $20!
  • 7. Update several times a week to keep your fundraiser at the forefront. Be careful not to overpost - you don’t want to annoy people - stick to limit of one post daily, at most.
  • 8. Comment on your own fundraiser updates with the fundraiser URL - don’t add the link directly in the post caption (it’s better for Facebook algorithms).
  • 9. Use hashtags, especially #houstonpetsalive.
  • 10. Share HPA! Facebook posts that would inspire your friends to donate. Caption your shares with something like “I’m raising funds for this awesome organization! Check out the fundraiser on my page!”
  • 11. Thank every single donor who donates to your Facebook fundraising page with a personal comment. Houston Pets Alive! will try to thank all of your donors, too.
  • 12. Encourage your invitees to invite their own Facebook friends to like, share, and follow your Facebook fundraiser AND Houston Pets Alive! It’s a ripple effect to spread awareness. Each time someone donates they are prompted to share and invite their friends. Shares and re-shares contain a donate button making it easy to donate right from the news feed. You will be reaching more supporters and hopefully engaging a broader network within your community.
  • 13. Ultimately, success of your fundraiser will rely on reminding people of your fundraiser. Updates will get your audience’s attention, give them something to share with their own friends, and inspire people to donate.
  • Donate Funds

    Houston Pets Alive! provides every cat and dog in our program with food, shelter, veterinary services, and of course, TLC. We couldn’t do it without generous donors like you and we rely on your generosity to be able to save lives! Donate now online or checks can be made payable to Houston Pets Alive! and mailed to P.O. Box 36128, Houston, TX 77236. Donations are 100% tax deductible.

    Note: Does your company match donations? Do a quick search here (typically Fortune 500 companies will be listed here) or ask your HR department if your company matches charitable donations (or matches volunteer hours)!

    Join our “Pennies for Pets” program and become a "Penny Pledger" by rounding up your credit or debit purchases to the nearest dollar. For example, when you spend $12.87, $0.13 will be donated to HPA! Sign up once, set it, and forget it! Learn more, view our Penny Pledgers, and sign up here or text “Give2-HPA” to 77948 now.
    If you own Amazon's Alexa, simply say “Alexa, I want to make a donation,” and follow Alexa’s lead to complete your donation!

    Donate for FREE at no cost to you!

    When you select Houston Pets Alive! as your charity of choice, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of the purchase back to us. Make sure you shop at smile.amazon.com for all future purchases! Link your account to HPA! here.

    Houston Pets Alive! is a registered charity in the Kroger’s Community Rewards program. When you enroll and use your savings card at the register, Houston Pets Alive! will receive donations based on your purchase volume. Please take a minute to enroll!

    How to Enroll:
  • Get out your Kroger’s card or your Kroger’s keychain
  • Sign in to Kroger or create an account
  • Go to Community Rewards tab on the top and click ‘Kroger Community Rewards’
  • Click ‘Enroll’ and enter your card number and name
  • Choose Houston Pets Alive or enter the number VM185
  • Use your Kroger card every time you check out at Kroger

  • Please tell all of your friends and family to enroll and designate Houston Pets Alive! as their Kroger Community Rewards beneficiary. Thank you for participating!

    Get a FREE quote from Liere Insurance and they’ll donate $50 to Houston Pets Alive! for each complete quote received from friends of HPA! Get your quote here.
    Get a free, complete quote from State Farm and they’ll donate $10 to Houston Pets Alive! Call Eric Albora at 832-804-6010 and mention HPA! or submit an inquiry and mention HPA! in your inquiry here.

    Proceeds from the sales of BYOD Houston's Houston t-shirts will benefit HPA! Get yours here.

    New Chewy customers can mention Houston Pets Alive! during online checkout and $20 will be donated to HPA! Shop Chewy.com here.
    Choose Houston Pets Alive! during checkout and 100% of the profits from your purchase will be donated back to us! Shop here.
    Purchase pet medications, preventatives, vitamins, and more here and a portion of your purchase will support HPA!

    Anytime a BISSELL pet product is purchased, BISSELL will donate up to $20 for each pet product purchased. Purchase a pet product here.

    Note: the donation will require activation if a BISSELL pet product is purchased on a 3rd party site, so donations can be activated here.

    When you purchase toner from InkGiant USA, a portion of your purchase will be donated to HPA! Shop now here.
    Double your donation through a matching gift from your company! Do a quick search if your company makes matching donations here (typically Fortune 500 companies will be listed here) or ask your HR department if your company matches charitable donations or matches volunteer hours.

    Donate Goods

    ADOPTION CENTER DONATIONS: View our general ongoing wishlist here and bring them to our adoption center at 2800 Antoine Drive, Suite 2854.

    You can also directly help the pets by purchasing items from our Amazon registries! We keep these lists up to date so you know your donation will go straight to helping the cats and dogs in our care. (Remember, purchase through AmazonSmile with your account linked to HPA!, and we’ll also receive .5% of your purchase donated back to us!)

    Current Needs:
    Cat & Dog Needs / Medical Needs

    HPA! THRIFT STORE DONATIONS: HPA! Thrift accepts new and gently used name brand and high-end women and junior clothing (all sizes), shoes, jewelry, accessories, home decor and accents, artwork, small furniture, antiques, memorabilia, kitchenware, and NEW pet accessories. Donations can be brought to HPA! Thrift at 2532 Nottingham Street.

    HPA! Thrift DOES NOT accept used pet accessories, electronics, rugs, bedding, children/baby items, toys, or menswear.