I owned a teacup Pomeranian which we lost one week before Christmas. My family was devastated! My family in Houston persuaded me to visit the Houston Humane Society to save a dog from possible euthanization. I took my children reluctantly but there were no Pomeranians available so soon during the Christmas season I could find. GOING TO THE HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY WAS THE BEST DECISION WE COULD HAVE MADE. We adopted Evander, formerly known as Peanut... He is the most appreciative Beagle puppy. He has helped our family heal! Rescue animals are soooo appreciative. They seem grateful to have a loving home and so much love. He has a cigarette burn on his forehead so his previous owners or handlers were evil!!! We were so happy that we made an additional donation to the Houston Humane Society. NOW MY DISAPPOINTMENTS- 1. they made it so difficult to adopt. We drove 5 hours to adopt and owned a VERY EXPENSIVE DOG SO WE OBVIOUSLY LOVE DOGS!!! but they made us jump through hoops and hurdles to get Evander. My kids were already devastated with the lost of our previous dog and it was Christmas so I was willing to make repeat trips to get Evander. Yet, HHS should make it easier, not difficult to find good homes for pets. THERE WERE SO MANY DOGS THERE! We wanted to take them all home so why make it so difficult. 2. They are a little understaffed. I came on Sunday and I still had to wait so long for service... it was worth the wait for Evander. 3. I AM STILL WAITING ON MY RECEIPT FOR MY DONATION!!! they did not seem grateful for the donation... 4. They gave us so many criteria to fulfill in order to return for another dog. Our vet located here in New Boston, Texas- outside of Dallas, 5 hours outside of Houston- has to send so much data to HHS for the next year. He is refusing and says that the demands are ridiculous but HHS says it is their policy and state law...
Overall, LOVE EVANDER HATE THE PROCESS BUT WOULD DO IT AGAIN IN AN INSTANT FOR HIM. Thanks HHS but please update your services and make it more pet owner friendly. I plan on returning to HHS and adopting another rescue animal in the future to prevent him/her from being euthanized.
I have a colony of feral cats in the neighborhood. I trapped them and took them to the Houston Humane Society Low Cost clinic to get fixed. They make it very affordable to spay/neuter 4 of them. If I took them to a private clinic, it would be more than $1000. This Trap-Neuter-Release project wouldn't be possible. One time, when they were fixing one of my feral cats, they found a bullet in his leg. They took it out and did not charge extra.
Because lots of people bring their pets there, the clinic is always busy, but the staffs are very efficient and patient. I wish they have more money to hire more people to share the workload in the clinic.
The Houston Humane Society is doing a lot of actual work to help animals and their owners. Definitely deserves 5 STARS
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I just turned in 6 beautiful kittens, because I already have 8 more kitties in my backyard and I thought that baby cats have more chances for adoption. Dennys (the receptionist) was very nice to me and sweet when I was talking while crying because I love all the creatures that step into my yard especially those kitties and will miss them all. I have already get them spayed and neutered with rabbies vaccination before I went there to let them know that I care about those kitties and all are healthy to put into the adoption. If only I can keep them all I will. So pls , TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THIS ORGANIZATION AND TELLING THEM TO NOT TO ADOPT IN THIS PLACE,, WHY YOU HAVE TO TAKE AWAY THE CHANCES OF THE ANIMALS TO HAVE A HOME. Please, those animals inside are innocent. Give them their chance, please.
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I adopted my dog from HHS, and he has been the greatest addition to my family! The staff and volunteers took the time to help me find the right pet, and although they are extremely busy I felt like they took the time to really listen. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone looking to adopt a new pet. Not only will you have the satisfaction of giving a homeless pet a forever home, but you'll be treated great during the process.
I wanted to write this letter of gratitude for all the hard work everyone does at your facility. I adopted Lucy (Gina) from you back in April. She was heartworm positive and I was told she was a R.A.I.D.E.R. rescue from November, and would probably have a lot of problems. I can tell you that Lucy is the sweetest, friendliest, smartest dog I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my home with. She made it through heartworm treatment, without a hitch and has a clean bill of health to show for it. She has no behavior problems, in fact when I tell people her story, they think I’m exaggerating. From day one she walked on her leash, went to the door when she needed to have potty break, and has not chewed on anything that is not hers. She enjoys cuddling up in her chair by the window, in her snuggy, and basking in the sunshine. She likes to be brushed and have her nails painted. She likes to walk to the Discovery Green, downtown and bark at the horses. She has lots of toys, but prefers to play with me and any little kid she meets. She is also, very tidy and does not make messes, and loves to take baths! I’ve been spreading the word and advising anyone looking for a new addition to their home to visit HHS. The staff was friendly, efficient, and informative. There was a young man who helped me, brown hair and worked at the front desk, I cannot remember his name- but I can tell you he was very helpful and appreciated. I was nervous about visiting HHS, I thought it would be crowded and unsanitary, such as other rescue groups that I had been to. Although there were a lot of homeless animals, everyone of them seemed to be well cared for, and in a clean comfortable space. The facility is lovely and in a few more months when Lucy is ready, we will visit again and see if we can find her a playmate. Until then I will keep spreading the news and singing the Houston Humane Societys praises!
I chose this vet because friends recommended it. The staff were friendly and professional. Now I take my other pets there for shots and treatments. I was so impressed by the care they gave the animals I became a volunteer.
This is the best group of people with whom I have ever worked. I've adopted 3 cats from them over the years. I have looked at other animal shelters, but keep coming back here because of the people.
Reviewed web site, found the dog I was interest in and began the adoption process. The Houston Humane Society staff was very helpful in the adoption process. The Houston Humane Society does a great job of getting the word out though facebook to help get as many animals as possible placed in forever homes. I greatly appreciate the work they do for the animals who need a second chance.
I have many pets and most of them have been spayed or neutered at the Houston Humane Society. They have been great to me and to my pets. Thanks to their low-cost services, I am able to be a more responsible pet-owner.
As a "poor college student", I wasn't able to get my new dog spayed at any of my local vets. Their prices were ridiculously high and way out of my budget. I decided to check out the Houston Humane Society's clinic prices. My family has adopted all 5 of our dogs from HHS. Every time we had a great experience and found the perfect companion. I knew I could trust them and decided to get my dog spayed at the HHS clinic. The price was unbeatable and they took wonderful care of my little girl. I really like how they offer their clinic services to everyone. It just shows how committed they are to bettering animals' lives. In order to prevent more strays, it is vital we spay and neuter our pets. HHS understands this and provides these services to everyone at a low price.