Rescued Pets Movement, Inc, is a non-profit all volunteer organization that transports animals from Houston and Greater Houston area shelters to other nonprofit animal welfare organizations that have demand for adoptable pets. They work to build solid relationships with reputable shelters and rescue groups here and in areas of the U.S. where pet overpopulation isn’t such a dire issue, and then arrange transportation to get the animals there. Not only is this the best way to save Houston’s shelter pets from euthanasia, but they believe it will be the impetus in helping Houston shelters become no-kill shelters. Working with BARC, fosters, volunteers, and with only donations, RPM has saved over 4000 lives to date and placed them in loving homes. Here is a short video clip on what they do.
My brother adopted his best pal, Whitney, from here. Neither of them could be happier. BARC is the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility and is building a new state-of-the-art facility. BARC is the only city shelter in Houston required by law to accept every animal that comes through their doors regardless of breed, temperament, health conditions, and circumstance (from owner surrender, stray pickup, rescued or confiscated animals). They have built a best-in-class team that stewards their mission of professionalism, responsibility, compassion, commitment, integrity, and accountability.
Working with BARC, fosters, volunteers, and with only donations, RPM has saved over 4000 lives to date and placed them in loving homes.
BARC Animal Shelters & Adoptions
3200 Carr Street, Houston, TX 77026
K-9 Angels Rescue is committed to rescuing and re-homing shelter dogs in and around the City of Houston, regardless of their breed or circumstance. They are motivated by the dire need to educate the public about the effects of irresponsible breeding practices, while helping the community by alleviating overcrowding in area shelters.
They believe proper health care of one’s pet is a requirement of good ownership, K-9 Angels Rescue only adopts out dogs that have been fully vetted and altered.
K-9 Angels Rescue
2125 Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098
CARE (Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts) is a group focused on the improvement of Westbury, a neighborhood located in the southwest area of Houston, Texas. We offer these efforts of animal related rescue and engage in the community through outreach and eduction.
We address many of the growing problems in Westbury which include roaming/stray animals, lost/found animals, and a lack of neutering, spaying, microchipping, and pet licensing. We offer guidance on animal topics such as training, grooming, and proper veterinary care.
CARE focuses on pets in our area through five active committees that work together and work hands-on. We have a committed group of volunteers that work diligently to make all these things possible to achieve.
Westbury CARE Lost and Found
The Houston Humane Society recently built a fabulous state-of-the-art beautiful facility. But nothing would be better for a rescue than a loving home. The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those in our care.
Houston Humane Society (HHS)
14700 Almeda Rd.
Houston, TX 77053
The Houston SPCA, founded in 1924, is Houston’s first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. Their Mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation. The Houston SPCA is a private, non-profit charity, funded entirely by donations, which receives no funding from the Government, United Way or national animal groups.
900 Portway Drive
Houston, TX 77024 713-869-7722
Austin Pets Alive! has become one of the country’s No-Kill leaders by innovating and maintaining programs, in turn lending Austin the title of the largest No-Kill city in the nation. By studying the best practices of other cities, analyzing their results and impact, and implementing new procedures, Austin Pets Alive! has created its own “road map” as it weaves experience into the unique characteristics of our city. Austin is rich in prevention resources such as spay/neuter, medicine, and fostering, and they are filling the gaps in areas that have been historically under-represented, such as high volume, high quality adoption. Austin Pets Alive! is focused on helping the healthy and treatable pets at risk of being killed in a shelter. They rescue dogs and cats who are at the greatest risk, providing them care within their shelter or with one of their hundreds of foster families, and adopting them out.
Austin Pets Alive
1156 West Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703 512-961-6519
My friends, Kinky Friedman (who would make a great governor), and Nancy and Tony Simmons take in loving animals slated for execution. Mostly dogs, they are well cared for while living in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Dudley recommends adopting from here.
Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch
966 Echo Hill Road
Medina, TX 78055 830-589-7545
They are a non-profit animal rescue organization saving the lives of thousands of homeless and abandoned pets each year. They rescue dogs and cats facing euthanasia in overcrowded shelters, and place them for adoption in loving homes. ALL of their animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. This summer they’ll be participating in the ASPCA #100kChallenge, where they will compete to save more lives in June, July and August, than they did last year. Their goal is to save 1500 lives!
Lost Dog & Cat Foundation
P.O. Box 50037
Arlington, VA 22205
This is where Dudley received terrific treatment for his heart condition. They work wonders on dogs and all kinds of animals. They shape tomorrow’s veterinarians while providing their clients an unmatched patient experience. Their entire team of clinicians, staff, and students are committed to providing state-of-the-art care and to making the Teaching Hospital a model for excellence in the State of Texas and beyond. Whether your animal is visiting them for an emergency, specialty care, or a routine annual exam, you can rest assured they are in the best hands possible.
Texas A & M Veterinary Teaching Hospital
For small animals (dogs, cats, birds) call 979-845-2351