Houston volunteer opportunities


What Is It?: A nonprofit that is “dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse, and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those in our care.”  Programs include pet adoptions, humane education, cruelty investigations, and a low-cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic.


Help Needed: Collect needed items, such as animal food and treats, grooming items, and cleaning supplies.

Minimum Age to Volunteer: 18, but youth under age 18 are invited to collect and donate needed items.

Help Needed

Collect Needed Items:


The Houston Humane Society’s current wish list is online.  Items that are often needed include:

Puppy Food (dry & canned), Kitten Food (dry & canned), Dog Food (dry & canned), Cat Food (dry & canned), Cat Litter (non-clumping)

Feed (horse, pig, poultry, goat), Hay (livestock & Timothy for small mammals), Small Mammal Feed & Bedding, Bird Seed (parrots, parakeets, etc.), Towels (new & used), Hand Sanitizer, Odo Ban, Bleach, Isopropyl Alcohol,
Hydrogen Peroxide, Cotton Balls & Q-Tips, Disposable Latex Gloves, First Aid Kits, Tide with Bleach Alternative, Bath Mats, Rugs (small & arge), Newspaper, Copy Paper (letter size), Color Copy Paper (pink, blue, yellow, green pastel), AA and AAA Batteries

Additional Animal Needs:

Kong Toys, Dog treats, Cat Treats, Dog Toys (new & used), Cat Toys (new & used), Peanut Butter, Leashes/Collars, Dog & Cat Brushes, Dog & Cat Shampoo, Puppy Pads, Thundershirts, Baby Wipes/Pet Wipes,
Clippers & Clipper Blades

Donated items may be dropped off at the shelter 7 days a week during regular business hours.

Time Commitment:
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Training Needed:
Available For Scout Eagle or Gold Award Project?

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