I’ll do my best to keep this up to date. Let me know if it’s not. I’ll also add some brief info on each as I gather it. Also see my breed-specific rescue page.
Bureau of Animal Regulation & Care (BARC)–This is the Houston City pound. Lots of great dogs in need. Some of the dogs are also listed on the Friends of BARC Petfinder site. This is a high-kill shelter–animals are kept less than 90 days and euthanasia rate is VERY high. If they aren’t adopted, they’re euthanized. These animals really need you!
Friends of BARC
Paws Houston–for owners who are terminally ill
Twyla’s Friends in Kingwood, TX
Volunteers for Animal Protection in Kingwood, TX
S.A.F.E. House Animal Rescue and Adoption in Spring, TX
Smiling Dog Farms–Sanctuary of last resort in Wharton, TX
Zeke Fund Animal Rescue in Brookshire
South Texas Animal Adoption Resource (STAAR) in Katy, TX
Etosha Rescue and Adoption Center in Seguin, TX, best known for rescuing hounds, Great Danes, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and Mastiffs, as well as other purebred and mix breed dogs.
National and International Animal Welfare Organizations
Best Friends Animal Society
Gifted Animal Placement–The Gifted Animal Placement program or GAP, teaches animal shelter personnel and others who work with dogs how to identify dogs for special service uses such as bomb or drug detection, search and rescue, handicap assistance, seizure alert, cancer sniffing, veggie sniffing, and more.