Our COVID-19 Plan

COVID-19 Changes at Special Pals

Out of an abundance of caution and to best serve the community, Special Pals will be closed to the public through May 1, 2020. Our animals will still receive daily care, but a few of our services will be limited during this time.

Animals are at the heart of our mission, and with lots of guests from local rescue groups in our kennels, we’re still here for them. Our staff is safe and we are working very hard to get every dog in our shelter into a foster or forever home. We are so grateful for your support through this challenging time!


Due to the stay home order in Harris County, we are unable to accept volunteers at our facility, and our staff is working very hard to keep up with the care of our animals. Please help support our staff during this time of increased workloads. To make a financial donation online, click here.

Our shipping address for packages:
3830 Greenhouse Rd.
Houston, TX 77084

Our mailing address for financial donations:
P.O. Box 841605
Houston TX, 77284

We’re still taking donations of supplies in our blue donation bin outside of our front gate. We’ve created a list of supplies we will need the most over the next two weeks: click here to view.

Adoptions & Fostering

We are open for animal meet-and-greets by appointment only. Please email us here to schedule a time to meet our adoptable dogs and cats.

Apply to be a foster by clicking here and filling out our online form.

Animal Intakes / Lost & Found

We are unable to accept animals into our program at this time. We will continue to scan microchips for found animals. Please call for instructions before you travel to the shelter: 281-579-7387.

Rescue Groups

Please contact us to schedule transports and boarding.


Unfortunately due to the stay home order from Harris County, we cannot allow volunteers at the facility. Please email us for information.

Clinic Services & Refills

All clinic services are closed until we hire a new vet. Please email our staff for records requests and other clinic inquiries.

Spay/Neuter Surgeries

We are not able to perform spay/neuter services until we hire a new vet. Please contact us for a clinic referral.

Keep track of all the latest developments on our Facebook page. Thank you for your support – take care of yourself and your pals!