Special Pals is a private, non-profit charity making it a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit organization. Special Pals is a Selective limited intake shelter.
Our mission at Special Pals is to make the world a better place for healthy cats and dogs by providing temporary shelter, healthcare, an alternative to euthanasia, adoptive homes and education to the community about the responsibilities of pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering
Special Pals has been operating in the Houston area for over 20 years. The shelter's original location was on Bellaire Blvd. In the mid-90's, the shelter moved out to it's current location on Greenhouse Road near Katy.
The shelter facility sits on over 3 1/2 beautifully wooded acres and provides shelter to approximately 100 dogs and cats.
The staff maintains the facilities and cares for the animals 7 days a week. Our wonderful volunteers work daily either "hands on" with the animals or away from the shelter at at fund-raising events or related projects.
Special Pals is open for dog and cat adoptions.
Mon - Fri Noon until 3 pm
Sat - Sun Noon until 4 pm
If you are interested in adopting a pet, please arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to allow time for the adoption process which includes an application and an interview.
If you need information regarding an injured animal or placing a stray or abandoned animal, please check our of list of Rescue Organizations.
We urge you to visit, spend time with our great animals and maybe take one home! We also hope that you will take advantage of our unique volunteer opportunities. See the "volunteer" section on our website.