Demi’s Story – From Abandoned to Adopted

As part of Amazon’s #SeasonOfSmiles holiday campaign, Special Pals wanted to share the full story of Demi, an American Staffordshire Terrier. She came to Special Pals in mid-April 2017 and was scarred, scared, and hopeless. Weeks of patience and love from our staff paid off to give Demi a happy ending. When you support Special Pals […]

12 Days of Christmas Giving

Need gift ideas for the people on your nice list? We’re taking 12 days to showcase 12 ways to help Special Pals this holiday season. See them all below! 1. Send Santa Photos to your friends and family Join us at the shelter on Sunday, December 3 for our third annual Pet Photos with Santa! […]

Special Pals Help Displaced Pets

After Hurricane Harvey , Special Pals has accepted 63 displaced animals into our shelter. We are working to get all of their pictures listed on our Petfinder page. Please email Info@specialpalsshelter.org  Or call281-579-PETS for information on shelter animals. The links below also include information about lost pets during and after hurricane Harvey  https://m.facebook.com/TexasHurricaneHarveyPets/

Out-of-State Pals Helping after Harvey

Even if you’re not in the Houston area, there are still several ways to help us out after Harvey. Donate items from our Harvey Recovery wish list on Amazon They’ll ship right to the shelter and we’ll put them to work! Donate to our Harvey Recovery fundraiser on GivingGrid Share the love and add your […]

Hurricane Harvey – How You Can Help Now

Hurricane Harvey has passed and Special Pals is looking ahead to the days to come. We were prepared ahead of time and transferred 25% of our adoptable dogs to nearby facilities. Fortunately, we did not experience water inside the shelter. Our staff was able to get in and out with regularity and keep our pals […]

No-Kill Shelter Reports Increased Traffic

By Karen Zurawski, Neighborhood News Editor, Houston Chronicle For over 38 years, volunteers and staff have helped homeless pets start a new life. Since 1991, Special Pals, the no-kill animal shelter, has been based at 3830 Greenhouse Road in the Katy area after starting in Bellaire. Business is up, according to Elizabeth Trick, executive director. […]

Protect Your Pets from Predators

Keeping Pets Safe from Coyotes and Wild Animals In suburban areas like Katy, Richmond, and Fulshear, wild animals like coyotes and other predators grow desperate with their natural water and food sources diminishing. To survive they will sometimes turn to easy prey – your pets. Keep your pets safe and discourage wild predators from visiting […]

Celebrate Safely – Fireworks & Your Pets

Fireworks are fun and festive, but they can be pretty stressful for your pets. Loud noises, bright flashes, and strange smells in the air make for some nervous nellies during holidays like July 4th and New Years Eve. Many animals are lost around these holidays and end up at Special Pals and municipal shelters across Houston. […]