What Is It?
A no-kill rescue organization that creates programs to save animals most at risk of euthanasia. Its goal is to “prevent animals from entering a shelter, and for those that do, get them out alive.”
Help care for adoptable cats at various local PetSmart stores, help with adoption events, collect needed items. Please contact Pets Alive for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
14. Volunteers ages 14-17 must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian and may not volunteer in the dog area for liability reasons.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Yes. Please contact Houston Pets Alive for more information.
CAT CARE AT PETSMART STORES
Volunteers sign up for shifts to care for adoptable cats living at three PetSmart stores. They feed cats and clean their kennels (litter box, bedding and wipe down kennel), play with cats outside of cages, monitor/report well-being and updates through Facebook group page, and speak to prospective adopters and process adoption applications. Volunteers can also help transport cats between locations.
Shift options: 9:30-11:30 AM, or 6-8 PM daily. Location options: PetSmart Dunvale (8380 Westheimer); PetSmart Copperfield (7050 Highway 6 North); PetSmart Bunker Hill (9718 Katy Fwy.).
DONATE NEEDED ITEMS
The shelter always needs donations! Supplies like bottled water, kong toys, pill pockets, towels, and large crates are always welcome. Please call the shelter for more ideas and current needs.
For more information visit the volunteer page on the Houston Pets Alive website.
HOUSTON PETS ALIVE!
Houston, Texas 77063
Houston, Texas 77063
The cat care location options are: PetSmart Dunvale (8380 Westheimer); PetSmart Copperfield (7050 Highway 6 North); PetSmart Bunker Hill (9718 Katy Freeway).
Ollie’s Story (2016) (4 minutes)
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Luke (Troop 230) organized the building of 12 cat scratching posts and collected several large bags of new blankets to donate. (2020)
Eagle: Evren O. (Troop 354) designed, funded, and built a textured surface, agility jump, and weave poles for the outside play area. (2019)
Eagle: Connor (Troop 222) designed and built a long wall of reinforced shelves suitable for food bags and other heavy items and secured them to the wall for safety. (2018)
Alanis Alipaz says
I am interested.
Great! Please contact Houston Pets Alive to let them know you’re interested. You can visit http://www.houstonpetsalive.org/volunteer, or email Volunteer@HoustonPetsAlive.org, or call 713-208-0687. You can also stop in at the shelter to ask questions.