Be Our Hero in DOGtober

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, and the gang at Special Pals is hoping you’ll join us this DOGtober to set us up for a strong finish to 2018! Here are all the ways you can be our hero this month… Adopt! It was a busy summer, and many of our pals are still […]

Join Us at Strut Your Mutt 2018

Strut Your Mutt is back in Houston! Join Special Pals and Best Friends Animal Society for the 2018 Houston Strut Your Mutt Walk on Saturday, October 13. Best Friends Animal Society is bringing together wonderful, hard-working rescue organizations throughout Houston for the annual Strut Your Mutt walk. Our collective mission: make Houston a no-kill city […]

FurHaven Beds – Buy One GIVE One This September

For the entire month of September, FurHaven Pet Products will be donating cozy, comfy FurHaven beds to the adoptable dogs and cats at Special Pals… and you can help! Through the FurHaven Tails of Joy Program, when you buy one bed at 40% off, FurHaven Pet Products will GIVE one bed to Special Pals! Every […]

Better Together – Meet Our Perfect Pairs

Shelter life can be stressful, but it’s easier when you’ve got a friend you already know and trust. When bonded pairs enter the shelter together, we are committed to keeping them together. With patience the right family always comes along to fall in love and adopt a bonded pair, even if sometimes it takes a […]

Stock Your Bar and Support Special Pals!

The “dog days” of summer are officially here! What’s a great way to cool off? With a frosty cold beverage, of course! Special Pals is hosting our very first Stock The Bar fundraiser to help you AND our adoptable dogs and cats keep cool through the summer! With the help of generous donors, we have […]

Hurricane Harvey Rescues Still Waiting for a Home

Special Pals took in nearly 70 dogs and cats in the weeks following Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Most of these lost souls were reunited with their families in the weeks after the storm. A year later, some rescued animals have never been claimed and are still waiting for a second chance. Can you help these […]

On August 18, Help Special Pals Clear The Shelters

Special Pals is participating with shelters all across the nation for Clear The Shelters on Saturday, August 18, Adoption fees are reduced to $20 to help Clear The Shelters after a busy summer. Special Pals is teaming up with NBC Universal for another annual Clear The Shelters event. Other Houston-area community partners supporting the adoption […]

Adoption Fees Are Waived June 27-July 3

From June 27 to July 3 at Special Pals, adoption fees are covered by generous animal lovers who are Paying It Forward to help 10,000 pets get adopted. Special Pals is teaming up with Best Friends Animal Society and more than 270 other partner rescue groups across the country to offer fee-waived adoptions, in hopes […]