Have a question?
See our most common answers below!
If you have found a stray animal, thank you for stepping up to help this pet in need! While our organization prioritizes helping shelter pets above other cases, here are some ways you can get help:
- Take them to the nearest vet clinic, shelter, or pet store, so they can scan the pet for a microchip. Hopefully, there is an owner listed!
- Post on the NextDoor app, as most strays are picked up close to home.
- Most counties/cities have Lost and Found social media pages, where you can post for help.
- Call your local shelter and file a "found report", in the event the owner comes in looking for them.
- If you have tried all these, or can no longer keep the pet, please contact your local animal control, so the pet does not have to be turned loose.
(Please note: LWHA is NOT animal control. If you have found a stray pet, please first make all efforts in locating the pet's owners.)
Our organization's mission statement is not set up to accept owner surrenders or stray animals. It is very rare that we are able to help with surrendered pets, as we exist primarily to help pets facing imminent or potential euthanasia in shelters, facilities, and institutions. However, we have LOTS of great resources listed below for you. 🙂
➡️ While we are not set up to accept owner surrenders, once in a blue moon, we may have a spot available. Those spots are almost always reserved for small breed seniors, as this is our area of specialization. If you feel your pet may fit this criteria, please message us below.
➡️ We are likely unable to accept your pet, however, there are MANY other rescue organizations that can! We suggest going to Petfinder, and searching for your breed of pet using the zip code finder. Then, contact the organization that has that pet, and ask for help.
➡️ List your pet on a third party rehoming site. We are including a list for you here, that is easy to find/use, and that we know is a source of legitimate, safe, options for you to find a home for your pet. This way, unlike when you surrender to a shelter or rescue, you have complete control over what family gets your pet. We suggest the following groups:
If you still have questions, or would like us to "courtesy list" your pet on our website, please message us below!
If you are checking to see if a pet is still available for adoption, needing more information about an animal, or wanting to see more photos of a pet, please check our Available Animals tab. It has the most current info.
No problem! However, please keep in mind that all of our fosters are volunteers with full time jobs and family obligations. If we asked them to set aside time for every single person casually interested in their foster, they wouldn't be able to foster. 🙂
So, we reserve meet-and-greets for serious inquiries only, once you have an approved adoption application on file. If you are just wanting to generally know about the pet's personality, we can certainly answer those questions by email!
If you are officially ready to begin the adoption journey, please visit our Adopt tab. It has information on our available animals, out of state adoptions, our adoption process and fees, and the application to adopt. Please note: We are a foster based program, so we do not have a public facility or hours to visit. All animals live in our homes.
Yes, we do out-of-state adoptions! In fact, we do them a lot. 🙂 You still must go through the same vetting process, but we can certainly adopt to non-Texas homes. You will be speaking a lot with the foster parent and transport coordinator, but thanks to technology, home visits and meet-and-greets are still possible.
For more information, please check out our Transport tab regarding how we are able to transport to all 50 states (and sometimes Canada).
Checking up on your adoption application? Following up on a previous email? Please note: we are an almost entirely volunteer organization, with only a small handful of paid staff on hand.
While we do our best to respond to every email, application, text, private message, instant message, direct message, post, and comment, we just may not be able to respond to everyone. Additionally, some pets may have an exceptional amount of applications, that keep us from having the time to contact every family.
We promise to do the best we can, but if your home is chosen for adoption, we will be contacting you directly. Thank you for understanding!
Don't see your question listed? Or, feel like your question needs a more personal response? Send us a message below, but please allow us up to 72 business hours to respond. Thank you!
The best way to help?
The best way to help our live saving mission is to consider a tax deductible donation to our organization. 100% of donated funds directly goes to helping us save the most vulnerable shelter pets. We would be so grateful for your support!