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, 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:
For additional information, other rescues in the area, and advice on how to re-home a stray or personal pet, see below.
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
- Report & search for lost pets on Petco Love Lost
- No-kill rescue alternatives for owner surrenders and strays
- Resources for lost pets
- What to do when you find homeless kittens
- Pet Microchip Lookup
Low Cost Vetting
- EMANCIPET HOUSTON
- HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY
- KAAWS CLINIC
- PET WORKS EXPRESS
- READY PET
- TEXAS LITTER CONTROL
Download a list of additional low cost clinics.
Rehoming A Pet
- Do you have an HPA! pet? If you adopted a pet from HPA!, your contract requires you to surrender your pet back to HPA! Contact information for returning your animal can be found in the adoption packet that was sent home with you.
- Are you moving? Remember that getting a pet is a lifelong commitment and you promised this animal that you’d keep it forever. Try your very hardest to identify an apartment or home that allows pets.
- Do you have financial issues? Check out this amazing guide with financial options and organizations that can help you afford your pet.
- Other reasons? Post on the following sites to ask for assistance:
- Need more information? Visit this page to find additional information on rehoming a pet based on what we have learned from successful adoptions.
- Need tips to market your pet? Download the Marketing for Adoption sheet.
Pet Friendly Housing
- Need tips on crate training your puppy? Learn more here.
- Are you in recovery and considering a pet? Learn more here.
- Check out this pet guide for new owners, “Pet Care 101,” created by Girl Scout Troop 113139!