Special Pals Rescue Resource Center - Houston, TX

Special Pals partners with TREAT to help earn free meals for our shelter animals! Click to learn how you can help.

Special Pals - May 2018 Half off Adoption Fees

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Special Pals - May 2018 Half off Adoption Fees

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Special Pals No Kill Animal Shelter - Animal Rescue, Houston Katy Tx

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Our Services

Special Pals is now Special Pals Rescue Resource Center and our mission, through collaboration with local rescue partners, is to continue to save as many animal lives as possible in Houston. We're adding rescue boarding to our services in support of that mission. Taking animals from at-risk to adoptable comes with several challenges, and so often for independent rescue groups the biggest challenge of them all is finding enough safe spaces for rescued dogs. With our rescue boarding program we are ready to be that safe space, and ready to join together with rescues who share the same mission we've had since 1979: to save lives.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we've banded together with many rescue partners throughout Houston. This time has tested us in new ways, magnified the dire need for safe and affordable rescue boarding, and affirmed to our team that our new rescue boarding service will positively impact the state of animal welfare in Houston.

Who We Are

Since 1979, Special Pals has been committed to saving animal lives in Houston.

The Special Pals Rescue Resource Center continues that work by providing affordable temporary services to partner rescues, empowering them to save more lives through cooperation and adoption.

We envision the day when Houston is the Gold Standard for animal welfare.