Surrenders/Strays & Resources


Houston Pets Alive! is committed to helping you keep pets happy and healthy. Here are some additional resources to help.

Surrendering a Pet or Strays

At Houston Pets Alive! (HPA!), our mission is to save animals from imminent euthanasia at high kill shelters. To make room for those animals, we are unable to accept owner surrenders or strays. For no-kill rescue alternatives that may be able to help with owner surrenders and strays, please refer to these lists:

No-kill rescue alternatives for dogs
No-kill rescue alternatives for cats

For additional information, other rescues in the area, and advice on how to re-home a stray or personal pet, see below.

Comprehensive Resources

Give Our Pets A Hand (GOPAH) provides greater Houston pet owners and animal lovers with information needed to help pets live healthier and happier lives. Find comprehensive information and resources to help your pets or other companion animals in the community.

Tips for Lost and Found Pets

Low Cost Vetting

Download a list of additional low cost clinics.

Rehoming A Pet

Download our rehoming guide.

Pet Friendly Housing


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