Our Adoption Process

Bring joy to your life by sharing it with a pet! When you adopt a shelter animal, you save two lives– the life of the cat or dog you adopt, and the life of the one who takes its place.

Are You Ready to Adopt a Cat or Dog?

Caring for a companion animal goes far beyond providing food, water and shelter. It also takes planning for expected and unexpected medical expenses. The average first year cost of owning a cat or dog is over $1,000 and $500 each year after. When adopting, you are making a commitment to care for an animal for the rest of its life—that could mean 10 to 15 years for dogs and up to 20 years for cats. Before adopting, consider the ways your life and circumstances could change such as moves, the birth of children, and new jobs. Are you prepared for your pet to remain a permanent part of your life?

Resources:

ASPCA

Best Friends Animal Society

Cesar’s Way

Petfinder

About AAR’s Adoptable Animals

The cats and dogs at AAR are ready for your love. All adoptable pets have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea-treated, and micro-chipped. Dogs are heartworm negative and on preventive; cats are FIV and FeLV negative. All they need now are forever homes!

Through PetFirst 30 Day Program, all cats and dogs adopted from AAR are eligible for 30 days of complimentary pet insurance. To activate the insurance, new pet parents must call 1-800-710-7387.

ADOPTION FEE:

  • Dogs under 6 months are $150
  • Dogs 6 months and older are $125

Please visit our Adopt a Dog page to see our available puppies and dogs.

  • Cats under 1 year are $75
  • Cats 1 year and older are $50

Please visit our Adopt a Cat page to see our available kittens and cats.

 . Adele .
 . Adele .  . Adele .  . Adele .
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adele may not be able to sing but she can certainly hear you with those prominent ears! She was found running across a busy highway with a cute little Terrier. Est. DOB: 2013 13 lbs.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Barry .
 . Barry .  . Barry .  . Barry .
  • Labrador Retriever, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Barry's favorite activities are playing with other dogs and getting treats for performing his obedience skills. He has participated in our Dream Dog Training Program and is quite the success. Barry is seeking a family that will give him lots of attention, exercise, and TREATS! Est. DOB: 9/2013 45 lbs. .
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Benny .
 . Benny .  . Benny .  . Benny .
  • Pug, Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Have you heard of a Pughuahua? You may the first on your block to have one if you adopt Benny. Benny was rescued by a wonderful family that kept him and his running buddy several weeks looking for his owner. Come meet this wiggly happy guy! Est. DOB: 5/2015 13 lbs.
Young, Male, Small
 . Blossom .
 . Blossom .  . Blossom .  . Blossom .
  • Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without small kids
Blossom was rescued at an elementary school. This poor senior lady had horrible teeth and heartworms. She has had a dental and her heartworms have been treated; so she is now ready for her loving home. As a senior, she can be quite opinionated, so she would prefer a quiet home with adults. Do you have room in your heart and in your home for this mature lady? 10 lbs. Est. DOB: 2007
Senior, Female, Small
 . Bosley .
 . Bosley .  . Bosley .  . Bosley .  . Bosley .  . Bosley .  . Bosley .
  • Domestic Short Hair (Black)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Cats of AAR Dating Profile: Name: Bosley Description: Short, dark, and handsome; Two years old Likes: Modern Art, warm laps, and the red laser dot (not necessarily in that order). Dislikes: Long walks on the beach "I mean, really..? Do people actually say that? Get real, folks. Oh, and I also hate tacky photo-shopped photos of me created by humans who think they're funny." Attributes: "I've been called "The Most Interesting Cat in the World" and I tend to agree, even if they're saying it ironically."
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Buster .
 . Buster .  . Buster .  . Buster .
  • Rat Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without small kids
Buster was adopted at just 4 months old. His human had him for 5 years and loved him dearly. Unfortunately she had to move into a senior facility and can no longer care for Buster. This sweet boy is house trained, loves to sleep in his kennel, enjoys playing with his toys, likes belly rubs, and is all about pleasing his humans. Buster has not been around other animals but may do ok depending on the dog. He is not fond of cats. Could Buster be the one for you? Est. DOB: 2/2012, Weight: 10 lbs.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Candi .
 . Candi .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Candi's gentle personality, cute smile, and blue eye will melt your heart. Her tail wags with gusto! She is good with children, house trained, and enjoys hanging out with other gentle dogs. Recently, Candi went on a playdate to a Volunteer's home. She was a perfect guest. After one warning from the cat, she left him alone. She is definitely as sweet as her name. Come meet Candi! Est. DOB: 2011 46 lbs.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Caramel .
 . Caramel .  . Caramel .  . Caramel .
  • Tabby (Orange)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
I'm Caramel, and I'm as sweet as the candy! I raised five boys as a single mom, and now my boys are old enough for adoption so I'm MORE than ready to find my forever home, too. I'm a little shy at first, but I'll warm up to you quickly. I love to be petted and have my head rubbed, but I'm not so crazy about being picked up. After raising my crazy boys, I'm ready to find a nice, quiet home where I can be pampered!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Coco Puff .
 . Coco Puff .  . Coco Puff .  . Coco Puff .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Coco Puff is a rambunctious joyful girl. She is house trained and likes other dogs. Her foster mom reports that she prefers to be a house dog - she will scratch on the backdoor if you leave her outside. At the shelter, Coco wants lots of attention and playtime with other friendly dogs. Coco requests a family that will give her lots of fun, exercise, an inside bed, and lots of love! Est. DOB: 6/22/16 38 lbs (and growing)
Young, Female, Large
 . Crawford .
 . Crawford .  . Crawford .  . Crawford .
  • Boston Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Crawford was rescued by an employee of a local Veterinary Clinic. He is a sweet gentle guy looking for his forever home. He loves to play, go on walks and get lots of attention. Come meet Crawford! Est. DOB: 1/2015 28 lbs
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Daisy .
 . Daisy .  . Daisy .  . Daisy .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Daisy is a happy girl that has quite the fascination with squirrels! She is not fond of cats so really needs the only animal in the family. Daisy loves being outside, enjoys going for walks and enjoys being brushed. Daisy went on a play date for a weekend with a volunteer. Just like Daisy requests, there were no other animals in the home. The volunteer reported that she is such a sweet girl. She ran around the house looking out the window. She had no accidents in the house. She was mesmerized by the squirrel living in the backyard. Is this the girl for you? Weight: 62 lbs. - Est. DOB: 2011
Adult, Female, Large
 . Denali .
 . Denali .
  • Tabby (Brown)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
My four siblings and I were found in a box in a parking lot.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Enzo .
 . Enzo .
  • Domestic Medium Hair (Black)
Young, Male, Medium
 . Eva .
 . Eva .  . Eva .  . Eva .
  • Boxer
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
This sweet girl was found starving by a caring family. She weighed 24 lbs when she arrived. She is now close to 50 lbs. Eva has had the opportunity to spend time in volunteers' homes. She was an excellent house guest in both homes. She easily makes friends with women and children but is cautious of men. She warms up to men with a little time and patience. Her name was Eve but she responded wonderfully to "Eva" in the volunteer's home. At the shelter, she likes lots of volunteer attention and enjoys playgroups with friendly dogs. Do you have a loving home for Eva? Est. DOB: 2013
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Eva .
 . Eva .
  • Domestic Medium Hair (Black)
Young, Female, Medium
 . Fifi .
 . Fifi .  . Fifi .
  • Dilute Tortoiseshell
Fifi is an active kitten who loves to play and wrestle with her brother, Filbert. She loves to eat, climb on her kitten tent, and play with shoes. She is sweet but not overly cuddly yet-- but she is still a kitten who loves to explore and play!
Young, Female, Medium
 . Flo .
 . Flo .  . Flo .  . Flo .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Flo is a beautiful girl that loves riding in the car and going on walks. Her rescuer reported that she seemed to be house trained and got along well with their small dog. At AAR, she has happily met children and enjoys playing with friendly dogs. Come meet friendly Flo! Est. DOB: 2014 53 lbs.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Gemini .
 . Gemini .  . Gemini .
  • Tabby (Brown)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
I was found in a box in a parking lot and now I'm ready to go home with you!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Jim-Bo .
 . Jim-Bo .  . Jim-Bo .  . Jim-Bo .
  • Boxer
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jim-Bo has so much love he wants to share. He climbs on you to get close and craves attention. When rescued, he was in poor health and had serious head trauma. He has been provided with outstanding Vet care at AAR and now is looking for his very own family that will love him unconditionally. The nerve damage to his head makes his face droop but you can't help but smile when you meet him. He is a strong boy so we have him practicing his manners in the Dream Dog Training Class. He likes to play fetch and go on walks. Will you provide Jim-Bo with the love and attention he craves? Est. DOB: 2014 60 lbs
Adult, Male, Large
 . Julia .
 . Julia .  . Julia .  . Julia .
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Julia was well-cared for until her mom had to go to a nursing home. Julia went to another family for a short time, but that did not work out; so she was brought to AAR. She is a senior lady looking for a quiet home, a soft bed, and lots of love. Being a senior, she has a couple of health issues and has received excellent care at our shelter. She is now ready for her forever family. Est. DOB: 2007 Weight: 15 lbs.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Lea .
 . Lea .  . Lea .  . Lea .
  • Hound, Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Gentle Lea was found and happily jumped into her rescuer's car. She entered her house without hesitation and made friends with her dogs. At the shelter, she loves all the volunteers and enjoys playing with her dog friends. Lea is a delightful energetic girl looking for love. 44 lbs. Est. DOB: 2014
Young, Female, Large
 . Max .
 . Max .  . Max .  . Max .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Max lived with a family, but sadly, circumstances changed and the family could no longer keep the dogs. Max is skittish but has learned to trust the volunteers. He enjoys going on a car ride and happily sniffing new territory. This scruffy gentle guy needs a home with lots of love, patience and security. Est. DOB: 2007 19 lbs.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Muffin .
 . Muffin .  . Muffin .
  • Calico, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
My name is Muffin and I am a sweet kitty, but I've had a rough life until my kittens and I were rescued by an awesome lady. She found us living in a trashed-out patio under some construction debris. I immediately knew she was there to rescue us, so I jumped on her shoulder and nuzzled her face. She took us to her house and cared for us and got us healthy, clean, and flea-free! I love to snuggle but only for a few minutes at a time. My favorite things are fuzzy blankets and catnip toys. Before the lady rescued us, I had been attacked by a dog and ended up with an infection in one of my eyes. My eye now looks a little funny and is a bit crossed, but it doesn't hurt or hinder me at all! However, because of the dog attack, I'm extremely afraid of them and I'll need to go to a home without dogs. My foster mom says I am the sweetest abandoned kitty that she has ever known. My kittens have found their home and now it is my turn -- I've never had a real home of my own. Please won't you consider an adult kitty?
Adult, Female, Small
 . Nasa .
 . Nasa .  . Nasa .
  • Manx, Tortoiseshell
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Nasa is a sweet, talkative little girl
Young, Female, Medium
 . Otto .
 . Otto .
  • Domestic Medium Hair (Black)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
From Oscar and Otto's foster mom: "Oscar and Otto are two black kittens who were dumped in a parking lot. As all foster homes were full they were slipped into the litter of the feral orange kittens for us to foster. Being as astute as we are, we did catch it! These two boys were very friendly and loving from the start. They are the dynamic duo - constantly playing and wresting. They love chasing the scooper for the litter boxes which makes cleaning litter boxes a challenge. They are great climbers, especially up backs! Their names are: OTTO-OSCAR and OSCAR-OTTO. Hey, if you can tell them apart, more power to you!!! Actually Oscar is the one with the longer, more spiked fur and the thicker tail. Personality wise, they are very similar."
Young, Male, Medium
 . Parker .
 . Parker .
  • Tabby (Gray)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
My two siblings, our mom, and I were rescued from an apartment complex where we were being harassed by dogs.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Petey .
 . Petey .
  • Tabby (Gray)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
My two siblings, our mom, and I were rescued from an apartment complex where we were being harassed by dogs.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Pico .
 . Pico .
  • Tabby (Gray)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
My two siblings, our mom, and I were rescued from an apartment complex where we were being harassed by dogs.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Renee .
 . Renee .  . Renee .
  • Australian Shepherd, Black Mouth Cur
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Robin and Renee were found in a business park and rescued by an AAR volunteer. We estimate their date of birth to be Valentine's Day and their loving personality certainly fits. They are big girls but oh so loving and cuddly. Come meet Renee! Est. DOB: 2/14/17 30 lbs and growing fast
Baby, Female, Large
 . Sampson .
 . Sampson .  . Sampson .  . Sampson .
  • Mastiff, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
Sampson is big, strong, and has a heart of gold. The love and patience of wonderful volunteers, and the Dream Dog Training Program have helped Sampson achieve a Dream Dog status. He enjoys walks on our trails and in the community. He craves human attention and may prefer to be the only animal in the home. Sampson would love to be your best friend. Come meet this big boy! Est. DOB: 2011 72 lbs.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Swift .
 . Swift .  . Swift .  . Swift .
  • Golden Retriever, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Swift was rescued near a park in Tomball. His rescuer was amazed at his great behavior. He stayed outside her home but was joyful and loyal in just a couple of days. At the shelter he loves all the volunteers and his favorite activities are playing fetch and playgroups with other dogs. Swift does have a medical issue that requires he only eat canned/very soft food. The condition can be managed with the appropriate diet. Come meet this extraordinary dog! Est. DOB: 6/2015 40 lbs.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Wilson .
 . Wilson .
  • Tabby (Orange)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Wilson loves to be petted but under his terms. Of course, isn't that the very definition of a cat?! He is the most playful of the four brothers and loves to chase anything and everything. He excels in mixed Marshal arts and is also awaiting membership in WWF.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Winston .
 . Winston .
  • Tabby (Orange)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Winston is one of four brothers and is the darkest of the orange tabbies with stripped legs, white eyeliner and a white belly. He is also the smallest brother. He was the second one to grace us with his acceptance and now craves attention and belly and butt rubs-- truly a little lover boy.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Yoshi .
 . Yoshi .
  • Domestic Medium Hair (Black & White)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Yoshi was found abandoned in a parking lot.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Zelda .
 . Zelda .  . Zelda .  . Zelda .
  • Chihuahua, Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Zelda is a sweet tiny lady that was found. She is timid but loving. Zelda needs lots of cuddles and love. Is she the one for you? 9 lbs. Est. DOB: 6/2015
Adult, Female, Small
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