Program Detail

Houston Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (Houston Spca)

900 Portway Drive   Houston, TX 77024-8022

Mailing Address

713-869-7722 Main
713-869-7722 Emergency - After hours
713-869-5857 Fax


SERVICE PHONE:713-869-7722 ext. 129 Main

DESCRIPTION:The Houston SPCA would not be able to provide so many services to Houston’s animals and pet owners were it not for the dedication of our volunteers. We are able to operate thanks to the hard work of an extensive network of over 1,000 volunteers, who provide direct assistance to our programs and shelter operations. Volunteers may assist potential adopters in the shelter, and they can also work directly with the animals. Our volunteers help our staff to feed, water and clean up after the many animals in our care—both at the main shelter and at our barns. They also help walk dogs and socialize/train animals. Our foster care program is run entirely on volunteers. Houston SPCA volunteers from the community provided foster care to over 1,500 dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other animals that were too young, sick, injured or simply in need of a break from shelter life. Volunteers from the Junior League of Houston operate our Pet Therapy program and take Houston SPCA companion animals to visit local retirement homes weekly. Our volunteers also assist in the weeklong Critter Camp program, which is offered in the summer and over the holidays.

INTAKE PROCEDURE:Call for information or visit


ELIGIBILITY:Accepts groups, youth minimum age 16 and court-referred community service.

HOURS:Call for information


  • Animal Services Volunteer Opportunities

LANGUAGES:Spanish, American Sign Language

SITE HOURS:Mon - Fri 11:00am - 7:00pm; Sat - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm

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