There are millions of pets across the country without a proper home or caregiver. Numbers show that large breed dogs in shelters have a more difficult time getting adopted and are put to death at a higher rate.

The Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation is a non-profit organization established by Lance and his family to invest, bring awareness, and create programs aimed at advocates for stray and homeless animals across the country. The goal is to support shelters and programs that promote pet adoptions and continue on the journey to make Houston a no-kill city.

Houston Pets Alive

Houston Pets Alive is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and providing the resources, education, and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.

There are 1.2 million stray animals and two open-intake shelters in Houston. Every day we receive a list of animals who are at risk of being put to sleep in less than 24 hours. We save as many animals as we have foster homes available. All animals are spayed and neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. In addition to rescue, we believe in high volume spay and neuter programs, education and political advocacy.

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Houton SPCA Logo

The Houston SPCA, founded in 1924, is Houston’s first and largest animal protection organization and shelter.  Our mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation.

We are a private, nonprofit charity, not affiliated with any other SPCA. We receive no government funding or assistance from other animal organizations, relying solely on donations from businesses, grants and animal lovers to continue our work.

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Houston Humane Logo

The Houston Humane Society, is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those in our care.

We receive no federal, state, or local government funding and rely solely on donations, program services, and special events. HHS is committed to creating awareness of animal welfare throughout the Houston community by providing numerous programs for Houston area residents and their pets, including pet adoptions, humane education, R.A.I.D.E.R. cruelty investigations, and Houston’s best high volume, low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic.

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Harris County Animal Shelter

The Harris County Animal Shelter offers a safe haven to hundreds of lost, neglected and abandoned animals.

It  works in partnership with the community to create a secure, healthy and caring environment for all the animals in its care until they are adopted into loving homes.

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BARC animal Shelter

BARC is the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility. BARC is the only city shelter in Houston required by law to accept every animal that comes through our doors regardless of breed, temperament, health conditions, and circumstance (from owner surrender, stray pickup, rescued or confiscated animals). We have built a best-in-class team that stewards our mission of professionalism, responsibility, compassion, commitment, integrity, and accountability.

BARC is dedicated to pet adoption and a live release initiative. In addition to sheltering and providing veterinary care to all animals brought to the shelter, we work diligently to place these animals in new homes. We collaborate and coordinate with our Houston Pet Rescue groups and through social media networks to cast the widest possible adoption net. We also provide intensive neo-natal and adult pet fostering programs, along with hands-on volunteer training classes and continuous workshops.

Our mission is to promote and protect public health and animal care through sheltering, pet placement programs, pet ownership education and animal law enforcement.

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