Submit Application​


Home Check​


Meet the Pet​


Sign Adoption Contract​


Pay Adoption Fee​


2 Week Trial​


Finalize Adoption​


When you adopt from ThisIsHouston, you are helping us continue to save animals from the streets and put them into loving homes. Our adoption coordinator cannot wait to help you meet your match!

Adoption Process

To adopt a pet within our group, please fill out an adoption application. Once/if your application is approved, we will make arrangements to set-up a home visit/virtual tour. The home visit/virtual tour will allow us to see the area the pet(s) will be living in, as we will need to make sure it is a safe and clean environment.

After the home visit, if the applicant has any current pets, we will conduct a meet and greet to ensure all pets are introduced properly. If all goes well, the pet(s) will go on a “2 week trial” with the applicant.

At that time, the adoption agreement and the adoption fee is due upon taking possession of the dog(s). If the dog still has remaining vetting to do under TIH, we will also require a foster form be submitted as well. If the pet is not a good fit for the household, he/she must be returned to us with a full refund if within the 2 week trial.

If the 2 week trial DOES go well, and both parties choose to finalize, we will register the microchip in the adopter’s name and we will send over a health record for the pet(s) as well as important information regarding the microchip registration. 

Please keep in mind, once the adoption is finalized, and if it doesn’t work out with the pet(s) for whatever reason, the pet(s) must return back to us, as it states in our adoption contract.

Adoption Fee

The adoption fee for dogs under 7 years old is $450 and $350 for dogs over 7 years old. This fee covers all vaccinations (rabies plus three rounds of DAPP for dogs under one year old, or two rounds for dogs over one year old), spay/neuter (six months and older), microchip, and dewormer. For out of state adoptions, there is an additional transport fee of $250. Adoption fees are non-refundable after the two week trial.

Adoption Requirements

To adopt with us, you must be over the age of 21. All dogs/cats currently in the household must be spayed and/or neutered (if older than 6 months old unless there are medical reasons), and they must also be up to date on vaccines. If you have a landlord, their consent and knowledge are required in writing or one of our representatives must speak to them over the phone or in person.

We also require that you are able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide medical treatment and proper care of the pet(s) you wish to adopt.