Adoption

When you and your family adopt a homeless dog or cat from Special Pals, you are saving more than just one life. Read More

Low-Cost Clinic

Caring for your pet is so important: we make it easy with low-cost spay and neuter surgeries and a shot clinic every Saturday. Read More

Boarding

Our affordable boarding services also help support the adoptable pals who are waiting for their forever home. Read More

Who We Are

 

We are Houston's longest-running no-kill animal shelter, and with your help, we make a measurable and sustainable difference in the Greater Houston community.

Special Pals succeeds by offering affordable pet care services; rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming companion animals; and providing education about responsible pet ownership.

Why Adopt From Us?

SAVE A LIFE

You're saving the life you're adopting into your home, but you're also helping care for the animals that are still waiting for their second chance.

ADD TO YOUR FAMILY

Our pals don't know our shelter is no-kill - they just know it isn't home. That's where you come in.

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Every adoption, boarding, or clinic client supports our mission of providing a safe place and eventually a home for the homeless animals of Houston.

FEEL REALLY GOOD

Because studies show that people with pets sleep better and are happier people.

Partners & Pals

Our community partners are pretty paw-some.

Keep up with our events and clinics.