- General Info:
- Founded in 1924, Houston SPCA, also known as the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is one of the oldest and largest animal protection organizations in Houston. It serves more than 90,000 animals annually. The organization offers pet adoption, admission, sheltering, clinical, cruelty investigation, 24-hour injured animal rescue, and lost and found services. Houston SPCA also provides animal behavior and human educational programs. It operates a retail shop to offer pet food products and gift items. In addition, the organization conducts dog training classes. Houston SPCA is funded by donations from various individuals, community-minded businesses, and gifts and grants from charitable foundations. It has a staff of over 400 volunteers.
I adopted my Cinch from there about 2 years ago and hes attached to my side. hes spoiled and loved and I consider myself lucky to have found him. cinch was 100% healthy when I adopted him and has had no issues what so ever since. hes a Chihuahua cross and is a complete lap dog. I would adopt from here again. to people who want a dog, this is a really good place to go. they put the dog's health info on the kennel. just make sure you verify this w the receptionist as they can make mistakes from time to time. over all I had a very good experience. please adopt. cinch is so much more special to me because I chose him and I know I gave him a better life and saved him.
I work for the SPCA in the barn area, I had gotten hurt on the job and had to be in the call center for a week. On some slow time I wanted to see the reviews. I just wanted to let you all know that we do the best we possibly can. We are so booked with dogs, cats, horses and many other animals coming in every day. Im personaly sorry if you have a bad taste in your mouth about us but first off, the pit bull thing...... its liability..... we do try to give you other options and refer you to places that do take them. Secondly, I hope you understand that with so many animals coming in every day, we are doing our best to put these animals on the adoption list. If they have medical or behavioral problems we feel it our responsibility to do what is necessary. We think of the people that are to adopt these animals and we want those people to be happy with what they get. While most pit bulls are aggressive dogs, they make a bad rep for those that arent. I do have to say that any dog that is aggressive in any manor is HUMAINLY Euthanized. We do not want the new adoptors to have any problems what so ever medicaly or behavioraly. I hope this helps to clear up confussions about us. One other thing..... we do not pick up any animals unless they are hurt or tremendously destressed. The only ones that do pick up just any animal is animal control. Please find out your facts before reporting what we cant do because I take this job seriously in helping animals of all sort and I take it very personal to read some of these comments. If you have more questions.... call us and find out more. We are more than happy to help clear up any confussion. Thanks
After waiting 15 minutes on the line I finally spoke to a rep from the houston spca to report a shizu that is in really bad shape! All the rep told me was to "call animal control that they don't handle strays." They are so misrepresenting themself on animal planet. I know that if i call animal control he won't come out alive, but i don't have a choice my landlord has a no pet policy.
The neighbor called these people to come pick up my mom's dog because it would bark every once and a while. My mom said he wasn't feeling well and she let him sit on the porch for a while. The SPCA came and took him off our porch. Good job SPCA thanks for stealing.
While I was happy to know that the Houston SPCA would accept 9 pups that someone dumped on us, I was disappointed to find out that if they determined there was any pitt bull at all in them they would be humanely euthanized. Since I didn't have any idea what kind they were, I was relunctant to bring them. They also said any pup under 5 lbs would be euthanized also. It seemed like the more questions I asked, the more negatively I thought of them. Ultimately, I found homes for the puppies myself.
07/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Growing up with dogs, I have wanted a dog for a very long time, and for my birthday last year, my wish came true! As we headed to the SPCA, I had a general idea of what kind of dog I wanted - a medium-sized, female, adult dog, that didn't shed (too much). We arrived and signed in at the front desk, filling out a form, so we could visit one-on-one with the dogs. After walking around the entire facility (dogs are broken up into small/medium, and the larger dogs are in a separate area), there was only one dog I wanted to spend time with. Unbelievably, she was everything we wanted in a dog, AND she had already had a lot of obedience training - bonus! We weren't quite sure if we wanted to make a life-changing commitment that night, so we came back and visited her the next 2 nights before officially adopting her. A year later, and I can?t even imagine life without her!
The SPCA staff was very helpful and made our adoption process go very smoothly and gave us information about her medical history, the first (required within a certain amount of time) vet visit, all the classes available (at a discounted rate, since we adopted there). We attended the very educational (and free) new dog owners class later that week. And even though our girl wasn't quite a puppy, we attended the suggested Saturday afternoon puppy socialization class ($10) a couple of times, where the dogs get to play, and learn some training at the same time. All of the classes are also available to any dog owner, whether they adopted there or not. Overall, I was very impressed with the modern facilities, the knowledgeable staff, the number and types of classes offered, and the fact that we were able to provide a ?forever home? for our sweet girl.
05/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I adopted a lovely puppy from the Houston SPCA and had a fabulous experience. The process was friendly and inviting. You can really tell the staff what to help you find the pet that best fits your household. The layout of the facility is great because you can take your time and meet the dogs at your speed. I loved the information they had posted on each animal ? why they are here, are they ready to go home, and any other issues. I have gone to the Houston Humane Society as well and did not enjoy the experience and will not go back. The SPCAs customer service and open attitude for you to meet the animals is wonderful.
I too found them to be rather rude and unfriendly. On Animal Planet you see them picking up strays and responding to calls. In real life, not so much. I asked them to come pick up a stray kitten and was told, "We don't handle strays. Call animal control." So I asked her if they would take it in if I found a way to bring it in myself. Same thing. "We don't deal with strays." I don't know who those people are on Animal Planet but they sure don't work for the Houston SPCA I called.