Adoption Information

Thank you for your interest in the Sugar Land Animal Shelter. Whether you already have a specific pet in mind or are looking to find a match, we are here to help you every step of the way.

Step 1: Meet our Adoptable Pets!


You can see adoptable pets by visiting the shelter during normal business hours or see them online. Kittens and puppies are first come, first served, no holds are allowed.

  • Sugar Land Animal Shelter 
    • Located at 101B Gillingham, Sugar Land, TX 77478
    • Hours (Tues-Fri 10 a.m. - noon and 1- 4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.)
  • See adoptable pets online

Need help or not sure who might be a good fit?

If you know what type of personality or pet would best fit your lifestyle, we would love to help you find  a match! We highly recommend visiting the shelter in person - please contact us if you would like to coordinate a meet and greet.

Step 2: Sleepover or Straight Adoption?

Once you have selected a pet, you have the option of a sleepover or straight adoption. 

Sleepover Option

The shelter provides a sleepover period of 7 days before the adoption is finalized to see how a selected pet fits into your lifestyle outside the shelter. It's a great opportunity to explore the pet's personality in a stress-free environment, whether you have other animals, children, or aren't sure if you are ready to fully commit. After the sleepover period, you can schedule an appointment to complete the adoption paperwork in person or by email, or you can return the pet to the shelter if it's not a good fit for your family.  (You can  return the animal sooner than 7 days if you determine that it is not a good fit during the sleepover period.)

Straight Adoption

If you feel a strong connection or experience love at first sight with a pet, you do have the option to adopt them right away. They then become a permanent part of your family. Straight adoption is convenient for many families, but it's worth mentioning that sleepovers are encouraged, as all adoptions are final and no returns are accepted once adoption papers are signed.


Step 3: Adoption Appointment


If you have found you new forever friend, great! We will coordinate an adoption appointment. Appointments usually take 15 minutes and cover information such as:

  • review of microchipping information
  • discussion of the pet's medical history and (if any) upcoming medical treatments
  • signing of an adoption contract
  • payment of adoption fees
  • Optional donations for shelter enrichment

Adoption Fees

Adoptions include an initial medical exam, microchip, spay/neuter procedure (if not already complete), rabies vaccine, age-appropriate core vaccines, heartworm testing for dogs, fecal testing, deworming, as well as heartworm and flea prevention. 

Adoption fees effective January 1, 2024:

Animal Type Under 6 monthsOlder than 6 months
Dogs $104.00$52.00