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"We adopted our Coco a year ago and she is the greatest dog! We were so impressed with the facilities and I am so happy I saw Coco's picture on Facebook. We just lost our older chihuahua two weeks ago so I'm really thankful we still have Coco and our other chihuahua Lucy."

Debbie Harris


Main Coons

"I drove all the way from Arlington to adopt a beautiful Maine Coon mix orange cat and ended up adopting his sister too. Didn't want to take away her only friend and comfort. They are so spoiled now and enjoy a beautiful life. I let them out into my gated backyard as well to play whenever they want. They are wonderful cats! Thank you for giving them a second chance!"

Denise Piaschk



"I can't thank these people enough for allowing me to take home one of their puppies!! Toby has been an incredible addition to our family. They were so super sad to see him go, but they were super happy to see him go! It was a hassle free adoption and I'd go back again!"

 Amy Turner



"People often say that there is no perfect adopted rescue dog because they all come with issues. However, I feel as if I have hit the jackpot with Luigi! He is well mannered, walks well on a leash, housebroken, create trained and he rides great in the car in his doggy-car-seat. The icing on the cake was that he also turned out to be Heartworm negative. The public needs to know what wonderful dogs you can adopt from a municipal animal shelter. I also would like to send a "high paw salute" to Jaime and Toni for making the process easy and the experience a great one. Thank You!"

Connie O'Brien



“Milly is going to have a good life. We are very happy.”

Michael, Clay and Michelle Toombs


Our Little Angel

"Rick was working as an escort for a benefit ride for the Shelter, while he was waiting for the ride to start he decided to go in and lookat the dogs. He saw this little white dog huddled up in a corner of the kennel and asked for them to get her out. She was apprehensive at first, butwithin minutes she was cuddled up in his arms and giving him kisses. Rick called me to come up and see her. While we were in the meet n greet roomhe had to leave to check on the ride. When he walked out of the room, this little white dog went to the door and cried. She was upset because Rick had walked out. We decided to adopt her. We named her Angel because that’s what she was. Rick left for the ride, I left with Angel.

When I got her to her new home our other “babies” – Tuffy (who have since lost), Sissy (the Alpha or so she thinks) and Misty (our old girl at almost 16yrs) welcomed Angel and acted as if she were always there. Angel was timid and shy at first and wouldn’t even bark. Within a few weeks, she found her voice and tried to play with Sissy (our Yorkie) who wouldn’t have anything to do with her.

It’s now been about 3 months – Angel has figured out that she’s “home”. She and Sissy are now best buddies and play ALL the time, with Angel being the one that usually starts it. Misty and Angel tolerate each other (for some reason Angel doesn’t care for Misty and usually barks and carries on when I pay any attention to Misty.) Angel still loves to cuddle with one of us, just the way she did when we first brought her home, and has to be touching one of us when we sleep at night.

Our little Angel no longer has the lost look in her eyes that she did for the first month or so after we brought her home. Almost like she was looking for her last owner. She knows she is home and we won’t let anything happen to her. We love our little girl and are so happy we found her. We encourage everyone to go to the Shelter and find their special “baby” that needs their love and caring. Your life will be forever changed, like ours."

Rick and Paula Dickson


Texas Boston Terrier Rescue

"Hi! Rescue Success!

Tell everyone that I delivered her to the rescue farm today with the other dogs. She will get fixed and get her rabies shot and her micro chip. She is a sweetie. Once she recovers she will go to Petco in Kingwood for adoption day each Sunday until she gets adopted.

Be sure to follow the "Texas Boston Terrier Rescue" group on Facebook. You can see who adopts her on our page. She is probably going to love playing with all the other dogs until she finds her family.

And thank you so much for bathing her. It was nice not having to terrify her with a bath her first five minutes here. We just pet her and cuddled her and took her for a walk with our dogs. She seemed happy here and eats like a horse. She slept through the night. Let me know if you get any Boston Terriers, pugs or bull dogs. Or smushy faced mutts with those mixes. We will take them. We have a web page too. Go to Thank you all very much."

Warm regards, Anita Lee


George returned to owner!

“George has been missing for 3 months and thanks to the Galveston County Animal Resource Center we were able to be reunited with him. Our family has posted signs and walked around our neighborhood looking for him. His birthday was November 22nd and we were apart. Our family is so glad and thrilled to have found him."

Pinder Family


Bonkers is home for the holidays!

"This is bonkers being reunited with his family after two long weeks apart, just in time for Christmas!"



“This is an update on Mia (aka Nova), a sable husky that Second Chance Pets pulled earlier this year. I know that happy endings make my day so thought I would share this with you since her journey to us began in Galveston County. As you can see from the email below, her family adores her. They are also bearing all the expense of her heart worm treatment which is a great help to SCP. She looks great. I love husky smiles. The black and white husky is her new sister, Shiloh.

All is going well here, Nova is just about at her target weight around 39-40 lbs and looks great. We couldn't imagine our home without her at this point, she has become an integral part of the family ! Her coat has become so soft, I think Shiloh may be jealous!

I have attached the last 2 receipts from vet for SCPs records. The October visit was her initial checkup and a few vaccinations along with a HW test to confirm the status. It was also the start on the HW preventative to take care of any larvae stage and the beginning of the antibiotics to weaken the adult heartworms.

The November visit had the "mid pretreatment" checks the vet had planned including chest X-rays and a full blood panel to make sure everything looked good in preparation for the HW treatment. She had slight inflammation in her lungs, a very common issue with the HW infection we are told, so she went on a steroid to take care of that and she is just coming off that this week. The blood tests came back great, everything looked fine.

We will talk with Dr. Keucker later this week and set the date for the initial HW treatment, either next week or the first week of January. The vet wanted her to be on HW preventative for a minimum of 2 months and this week is exactly 2 months.

Thanks again for taking such great care of Nova and getting her a wonderful start in the program, we're thoroughly enjoy having her as part of the family!"

Bill, Rachel, Nova, and Shiloh



“Thank you for all your help, we are happy to give Wolfie a loving home. We will make sure he has a great quality of life. You guys are great."

Bishop and Robert Wolffbrandt



"Shamu was brought into the shelter September 5, 2013 by a citizen who found him roaming in Texas City. When he first came in he kept to himself and had the sniffles for a few days. Once he got over that his personality started to show. Since he was neutered and got along with other cats he was put into the front colony. He would greet everyone at the door, begging to be pet. On November1st Shamu was adopted by The Madden family for their 3yr old Daughter’s birthday."



"Just thought you'd like to see Annie at home. She's the deaf puppy. I adopted her on Saturday. I attached some pictures of her with her new toy and her big sister Ramona. She's got a cat too. We're working on them getting along better. Right now Annie's a little too puppy for Mary. I think they'll be ok when Annie calms down some. She's got a bright pink leash cause she's a girly girl and she took over Mary's cat bed. Mary doesn't really mind since she sleeps on the futon in the den anyway. I'm looking forward to getting her a new collar at the Rodeo next year. That's where I got Ramona's last year so we'll see what new design they have for Annie."




"Hi Amber and Dr. Beckham. Jethro is doing wonderful. He loves to walk on a couple of trails right here around the campground.

We waited a week to let him get acclimated before we took him on a hike. We drove over to Mancos to the state park. They have a handicap accessible trail there called Big Al. We thought that would be a good first hike for him. It has plenty of places with benches to stop and rest and it also has access to water. I put a second collar on him in bright orange only to make me feel better. There is no hunting in this area because it is so popular with people. He did so well! He was eager to go and never slowed down. The trail is right around 10,000 feet.

When we got home the kids got treats for being so good all day. Don’t worry – we never let them have rawhides unsupervised.

Thank you again for letting Jethro retire."



"I enjoyed doing the open house, but the puppy was the best part.

She is a wonderful addition to my family. I have been wanting to go out to the animal resource center, I just couldn’t find the time, (it would be great if they had 1 night open till 7pm) it was a wonderful idea to have them at the open house.

I could hardly believe it when they came in with the exact pet I had been thinking about getting, a female dachshund mix puppy. Perfect, like you said it must have been meant to be.

I am just so happy to have her, my little Lexi. She is so smart and spunky, she just came into our home like she’d always been there. She is so happy and it is contagious, you can’t help but smile when she is around. We have another rescue dog, a brindle boxer named roxy, and she is just in love with Lexi. They are great together. Thank you so very much."




"The other day I adopted a beautiful ragdoll cat... I really want to get her a friend for the recently adopted ragdoll.... Ragdolls are so affectionate and not the kind that would tear ones house.... We love our cat we adopted, so calm and sweet..."

Fay Shaw