Animal Groups

Veterinary Public Health Division
The Veterinary Public Health (VPH) Division of Harris County Public Health works in partnership with the community to create a safe, healthy and caring environment for residents and animals of unincorporated Harris County. VPH operates Harris County Pets and the Harris County Pets Resource Center. If you have lost your pet, please check this website:
DREAM Dachshund Rescue

DREAM Dachshund Rescue, Education & Adoption Mission is a Houston-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned Dachshunds and finding new homes for Dachshunds whose owners can no longer care for them. Our committed volunteers, working closely with local veterinarians, provide our Dachshunds with quality medical care and loving foster homes until they are adopted into carefully screened, permanent homes. We also serve as a resource to our community, providing information on responsible pet ownership, the importance of spay/neuter, annual vaccinations, heartworm prevention, positive behavior training, exercise, and good nutrition. Find us on the web at and “Like” us on Facebook. If you have any questions, please send us an email.

PugHearts of Houston
PugHearts of Houston Pug Rescue is a true 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded in the Houston area by dedicated pug owners and lovers.  Our mission is the rescue, rehabilitation and permanent placement of needy pugs into loving homes. For information, please visit
Lone Star Boxer Rescue
Our main objective is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home boxers that come to us from many sources. Call 713-464-1381 or visit our website at Our mailing address is P.O. Box 541286, Houston, TX 77254-1286 and we can be reached by email.
Citizens for Animal Protection
CAP is a non-profit shelter located in West Houston at 17555 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77094. They are open from Monday - Friday, 11 AM - 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, 1 PM - 5 PM. For more information, call 281-497-0591 or visit
Dachshund Rescue of Houston
Interested in fostering or maybe even adopting? Visit Dachshund Rescue of Houston on Facebook or our website at 
All Texas Daschund Rescue
 If you would like to volunteer and provide temporary foster care, become a foster parent or adopt one of these wonderful little dogs, please check us out on the web at or email.
Friends of BARC
Friends of BARC was founded in 2003 by a group of animal lovers looking to support the humane care and treatment of the animals residing at BARC—the City of Houston Animal Shelter—and to help them find a chance for a better life. Visit BARC at 3300 Carr Street, Houston, TX 77026 on Monday - Friday, 12 PM -5:30 PM, Saturday - Sunday, 12 PM - 5:30 PM. To learn more, visit or call 713-229-7300. 
Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue
Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue was founded in 1999 and has saved over 4,000 dogs! We invite you to see our adoptable Goldens, find out how you can foster or volunteer, meet us at our events, and other ways you can help these amazing creatures find loving, forever homes. To learn more, visit their website at or call 281-480-4942. Their mailing address is GBGRR, P.O. Box 19848, Houston, TX 77224-9848.
Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston
Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston (GRRH) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in June 2003. We are an all-volunteer group dedicated to the rescue and placement of Golden Retrievers in Houston, Texas and the surrounding area. Call 713-521-9019 or visit our website at Our mailing address is Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston, Inc., P.O. Box 19594, Houston, TX 77224. 
Greyhound Rescue
Adopt a retired athlete! Effective 10/01/2021, GPA Houston officially began its operation as a non-adoption support group. Even though we will no longer be in the "adoption" business for greyhounds retiring from the track, the work we will still do for this noble breed is important and rewarding. Our priority is, as it always has been, the safety and well-being of greyhounds. For information on adoption, volunteering, greyhound merchandise and tax deductible donations please visit our website at or call at 713-667-3804.
Horse Rescue
Our mission is to improve the lives of equines by educating and helping owners, assisting law enforcement agencies, rehabilitating abused and neglected equines, and placing them into safe, permanent homes. Needs members, foster homes and contributions. For more information, please visit or call 888-542-5163.
Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas
Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization staffed solely by volunteers devoted to the rescue of unwanted, abused, and homeless Bassets in Houston, TX, and surrounding regions. For more information, visit their website at or call at 281-303-5496.
(SNAP) Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc.
The Spay-Neuter Assistance Program was founded to reduce the number of animals that die needlessly by attacking the source of the problem. Far too many animals are born unwanted. We also work to protect animals against preventable diseases that might shorten their lives unnecessarily. For more information, please visit us online at or call the Surgery Clinic at 713-863-0010 or Wellness Clinic at 713-862-8001.
Special Pals
Caring for pets in need through sheltering, adoption, humane education, spay/neuter services, low-cost wellness and community outreach. For more information, please visit our website at Special Pals is located at 3830 Greenhouse Road, Houston, TX 77084 and their phone number is 281-579-7387. Hours are: Closed Mondays for low cost spay & neuter, Open Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 12-4 PM, Wednesday 3-6 PM, Friday 2-6 PM and Saturday 10 AM-4 PM.
S.T.A.A.R. (South Texas Animal Adoption Resource)
S.T.A.A.R. has been committed to helping animals for 20 years and continues to impact the lives of both the animals it protects, and the families with whom the animals find loving homes. Visit us at to see pictures of the available dogs or you can call 281-392-0927. Please donate online or by mail to: P.O. Box 6575, Katy, TX, 77491.
Weimaraner Rescue of North Texas
WRT has Weimaraners available for adoption across Texas.  Most are fostered in the Houston, Dallas, San Antonio & Austin metro areas. There are many opportunities to volunteer with us. We regularly need help with transports and always need more foster homes. Visit for details or call 972-994-3572

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