How to Adopt

Our goal and mission at the SPCA of Texas is to provide every animal exceptional care and a loving home.

In an effort to reduce the potential for COVID-19 to spread to more people via gatherings of people and protect the health and well-being of the animals in our care, our staff and volunteers, as well as our community, the SPCA of Texas is following all appropriate CDC guidelines, and operating on an appointment only basis with limited space and availability.

We will continue to offer adoptions on an appointment basis, as we continue to have many wonderful animals in need of new homes. Adoptions will be available by appointment only. Adopters will need to submit an adoption inquiry form in order to begin the tele-adoption process and schedule an appointment to complete the adoption.

Please browse our available animals and visit spca.org/dogadopt to inquire about a dog, spca.org/catadopt to inquire about a cat or spca.org/equine-adoption to adopt an equine.

We hope you’ll visit our adoptable pets online and then visit them in person at one of our locations. Our staff is ready to help you make a love match. We’re ready to help you find the pet of your dreams!

Our adoption fees

Dogs

How much does it cost to adopt a dog?

  • Puppies 0-6 months: $150
  • Adult dogs 6 months or older: $75

What is included in the adoption?

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • 30 Days free pet health insurance provided by 24PetWatch® Pet Insurance
  • Physical exam
  • Health evaluation
  • Behavior assessment
  • Distemper vaccination
  • Kennel cough (Bordetella) vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination (if at least 4 months old)
  • A rabies tag
  • Starter bag of Hill's Science Diet Dog Food
  • Flea/tick treatment
  • Heartworm test (adults)
  • Heartworm preventative (puppies & adults)
  • Free heartworm treatment for all heartworm positive dogs thanks to our partnership with VCA Animal Hospitals
  • De-worming treatment
  • Microchip
  • Follow-up support
  • Free health examination within fourteen days of the adoption thanks to our partnership with VCA Animal Hospitals
  • A temporary leash
  • A microchip

Cats

How much does it cost to adopt a cat?

  • Kittens: $150
  • Cats: $75

What is included in the adoption?

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • 30 Days free pet health insurance provided by 24PetWatch® Pet Insurance
  • Physical exam
  • Health evaluation
  • Behavior assessment
  • Feline Rhinotracheitis, Caleci and Pan-Leukopenia vaccination as appropriate
  • FeLV & FIV combo test (if at least 6 months old)
  • Rabies Vaccinaiton (if at least 4 months old)
  • A rabies tag
  • Starter bag of Hill's Science Diet Cat Food
  • Flea/tick treatment
  • De-worming treatment
  • Microchip
  • Follow-up support
  • Free health examination within fourteen days of the adoption thanks to our partnership with VCA Animal Hospitals
  • A temporary carrier
  • A microchip

What happens after you've chosen the pet you're ready to make a part of your family?

Once you’ve found the pet you’re ready to adopt, please leave the pet in their enclosure or kennel and bring the paperwork matching their name and animal number to an adoption specialist in a purple shirt. The adoption specialist will take you to an adoption consultant to complete the adoption.

The adoption process will take approximately 30-45 minutes and you will need a government-issued ID to complete the adoption. The adoption consultant will then take you through the adoption process by gathering all necessary information and counseling you on all information you’ll need to make a great start with your new pet.

Once you’ve signed the adoption papers, the cashier will finalize the adoption and you and your new pet will be ready to go home!

Foster

Love Puppies & Kittens?

Cuddle puppies and kittens, dote on dogs and cats, provide post-operative care for canines and felines and teach four-legged foster friends what snuggling is all about.

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SPCA of Texas Voices

"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

Laureen Jankins

Pet Owner