Adopt the Newest Member of Your Family

Complete Your Family by Adding a New Pet to Your Home

You can give a dog or cat a great chance to have a happy life by adopting them. Check out the organizations below in order to start the process of adopting a new pet today! These are all 501c3 organizations, and they all need support. Encourage your friends and family to adopt too! Get in touch with an expert at The Original Kennel of Kingwood today!

Breed Specific Rescue Groups

  • Beagles and Hounds: Most of our animals come from high-kill animal control facilities where they were scheduled to be euthanized. We want to place the dogs with adopters who come to us because they are interested in doing their own part in giving the rescued dogs a better life and a second chance.
  • Dachshund Rescue: This is a statewide rescue group that has placed thousands of rescued Dachshunds into loving homes all over Texas. ATDR's site has places to shop for special items and a list of locations that support their cause through the sharing of their sales prices.
  • Southeast Texas Labrador Retriever Rescue: Our Mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home neglected, abused, and unwanted Labrador Retrievers throughout the Southeast Texas region, including Houston and the surrounding areas.
  • Greyhound Pet of America/Houston: Finding forever homes for retired racing greyhounds. Greyhound Pets of America, Inc., is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding responsible homes for retired racing greyhounds. Retired racing greyhounds are gentle dogs who thrive on human companionship.
  • Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston: (GRRH) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in June 2003. We are an all-volunteer group dedicated to the rescue and placement of Golden Retrievers in the greater Houston, Texas area. We do not have a physical location but rather operate our mission out of volunteers’ homes.
  • The Italian Greyhound Club of America: The national "parent" club for the breed. One of the club's missions is rescue, and it has a nationwide organization of rescue representatives, foster homes, and other volunteers, including some here in Houston. For more information about Houston-area IGCA rescues, please click on the link.
  • German Shepherd Rescue: Our animals mostly come from animal shelters where they are awaiting euthanasia. All of these Shepherd Dogs need loving, forever homes, and families to call their own. We have several GSDs available for adoption, and we regularly take more homeless German Shepherds under our wings and into our Rescue Program, increasing the numbers of German Shepherds available for adoption.
  • Brittany Rescue: Where do rescued Brittanys come from? Some come from shelters who call rescue volunteers when they have a Brittany needing a home, some are surrendered by their owners for a variety of reasons. Some are strays and we'll just never know their story. Brittanys don't seem to do well in shelters, and we are very grateful to those animal control workers who help Brittanys by calling rescue.
  • Houston Collie Rescue: We are badly in need of foster homes or adopters who do not have any dogs in their homes. Some collies are so hungry for human attention and affection that they do not like to share their humans with other dogs. These collies are beautiful, sweet, and well behaved with people. Since most of our foster homes are collie lovers, only forever homes are in short supply.
  • Houston Sheltie Sanctuary: We had an amazing year in 2011. We rescued our 1000th Sheltie, an event we could hardly stop to acknowledge as we then went on to help 50 more. This could not have happened without our volunteers, supporters, and donors over the past 13 years who have contributed toward this amazing accomplishment.
  • Yorkie Haven Rescue: The mission of Yorkie Haven Rescue is to rescue Yorkie/Yorkie mixes regardless of age, sight, hearing, or other handicaps. We pledge to provide a loving and caring environment and keep the pup safe until a forever home can be found. Our focus is not finding the right pup for a home but finding the right home for each and every pup.
  • Gulf Coast Cocker Spaniel Rescue: Welcome to the GCCSR Website! We are so glad you found us! We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue organization specializing in the rescue of Cocker Spaniels. We are not a shelter. Our rescue process involves finding loving foster homes for all the dogs in our program until their forever home can be found.
  • Weimaraner Rescue of North Texas, Inc: Since 1989, our small group of volunteers has saved over 1,600 Weimaraners from suffering and death. WRNT began as the Rescue Committee of the Lone Star Weimaraner Club, Inc. (formerly North Texas Weimaraner Club). In 1997, WRNT incorporated and was granted 501(c)(3) status by the I.R.S., enabling tax deductible donations to our rescue fund.
  • Great Pyrenees Rescue: Welcome to Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue! TGPR is a 501.c.3 not for profit organization dedicated to the protection and rescue of Great Pyrenees in Texas and surrounding areas. We have the Great Pyrenees of all different ages. We want to find just the right Pyr for you. Fill out an application and we can help you find the perfect Pyr.
  • Great Dane Rescue: We rescue abandoned, sick, injured, and abused Great Danes. We place all of our Gentle Giants into foster homes where they begin their rehabilitation. We temperament test each dog, complete a full medical evaluation, including heartworm test, spay or neuter each dog, and do a fecal evaluation. Our foster parents begin to teach each foster dog basic manners and prepare them for a loving home.
  • Collie and Sheltie Rescue: Despite their past, rescued Collies and Shelties are incredibly forgiving and very eager to please. They have so much to give and are all very special. We are looking for forever homes and permanent families who will love their new addition unconditionally and give them the love and support they need and deserve for the rest of their lives.
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Kingwood Texas Organizations

  • Best Friends FurEver: Trisha heads up this Kingwood, Texas organization that rescues and places pets in forever homes. Best Friends FurEver is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives by sheltering homeless or abandoned dogs and cats and adopting them to loving homes. All of our companion animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, and on heartworm preventative prior to adoption.
  • Volunteers for Animal Protection: We are a non-profit, no-kill animal welfare organization that rescues and places abandoned, abused, and neglected cats and dogs into permanent, loving homes. We have a shelter facility in the Humble-Kingwood area that we use to evaluate and care for animals before they move to a foster or adoptive home. Most of our animals live at the shelter, and we are in desperate need of loving foster homes and families willing to provide food, water, and love to the animals until they are adopted. We spay/neuter all of our animals before they are adopted to families. We are a volunteer-based organization.
  • Twyla's Friends: A Kingwood, Texas organization that has been placing an assortment of pets with forever homes for over 20 years. They meet at the United Methodist Church parking lot at Woodland Hills Drive and Crystal Springs in Kingwood - from 1 to 4 PM the first and third Saturday of the month - weather permitting. We are happy to meet and show dogs to prospective adopters off-site and during the week at mutually convenient times.
  • Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward: Kelle travels into the Fifth Ward in Houston on an almost daily basis and rescues dogs off the streets and from under houses. Forgotten Dogs spays and neuters them, makes sure they get veterinarian care, and finds foster homes for them until their permanent homes can be found. Some of these dogs have never known any type of human love and kindness, and they respond to care by being loving and loyal pets.
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Houston, Texas Rescue Organisations

  • Pup Squad: Our mission is to rescue orphaned puppies and nursing litters from the streets, shelters, and other life-threatening situations and match them with permanent adoptive homes. We aim to provide support and education to these adopters and the community at large. We will work with other community rescue efforts to promote spay/neuter, adoption, and humane animal care to ultimately reduce the number of animals euthanized in Houston and surrounding areas. Come Visit Us at The Houston Pavilions Every Saturday from 11 am - 3:00 pm!
  • Humane Animal Rescue Program (HARP): H.A.R.P. or Humane Animal Rescue Program is an animal rescue group that was created in early 2008 by a group of young adults who saw the need for change in a world often cruel to animals. HARP strives to help every animal it comes into contact with whether the problem is big or small. They are fighting to put an end to animal abuse, overpopulation, and reduce the statistics on animal euthanasia.
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