Here’s What Texas Humane Heroes Is All About

We find loving homes for dogs and cats rescued from over-crowded municipal shelters throughout Texas.

With your help, we save these animals and prepare them for adoption into a loving, forever home.

  • Over 95 percent of the animals saved come from municipal shelters – some having save rates as low as 5 percent.
  • Texas Humane Heroes draws families and individuals from across Texas, who seek to adopt dogs or cats.

If you are looking to adopt a dog or cat, or wish to take part in our mission to eliminate pet homelessness, then you are in the right place.

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  • and how you can help too!

Our established programs and events provide an on-going opportunity to serve and educate our community on animal welfare issues.

We are 100% funded by donations, grants and modest fees for services. Texas Humane Heroes does not receive any local, state, or federal government funding.

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Texas Humane Heroes


“Bailey loves nothing better than to go running at the park, especially at Brushy Creek, because she loves to take a dip in the creek to cool off during her run…we love her so, and cannot wait until we buy a house so that we can get her a buddy from Texas Humane Heroes!”

– Bridget Johnson, Hero and Adopter

“Brandon and I both have an immense love for dogs and always knew we wanted to add another dog to the mix, but were waiting for the right time and the right dog…we met Hops (then named Aaron) at a Texas Humane Heroes adoption event and knew he was meant for us….Thanks to TXHH for bringing our perfect family of five together and for giving Hops and Vino the second chance that brought them to us. We will forever be grateful!”

– Lopez Family, Heroes and Adopters

“While we are all obsessed with running at Rogue Running, knowing that we are supporting a great cause gives us that much fire in our step! I look forward to bringing more runners from the community and from Rogue Running to this year’s race, making it the biggest and best event yet!”

– Carolyn Mangold, Director of Training with Rogue Running.


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Our Vision

A home for every pet.

Our Mission

Eliminate pet homelessness.

Who are we?

Texas Humane Heroes is a No Kill, private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with dog and cat adoption centers in Leander (Greater Austin Metropolitan area) and Killeen, Texas. Established in 1979, Texas Humane Heroes finds families for pets from overcrowded shelters in over 35 counties throughout Texas in our mission to eliminate pet homelessness.

What do we do?

In short, we rescue at-risk homeless animals that are excluded from society through no-fault of their own. Over 95% of animals saved, come from overcrowded municipal shelters – some having save rates as low as 5%. We then use our marketing expertise and community building skills to find opportunities for these animals to be adopted into loving homes. We call this our HERO Adoption Programsm.  It is the primary component of our mission to eliminate pet homelessness in Texas.

Texas Humane Heroes  draws families and individuals across Texas, who seek to adopt dogs or cats, utilize low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, or attend numerous community events.

Danielle & Pups

HERO Adoption Programsm

The HERO Adoption Programsm is designed to build a No Kill community by ensuring high volume adoptions of homeless pets.

Our  HERO Adoption Programsm consists of the following:

  • Home: When a pet is in a loving home, safe and secure with basic needs met and part of a family.

  • Excluded: A homeless animal is  excluded from society, from her family, and from having her basic needs met. She may have been part of an unwanted litter because of lack of spay/neuter, ended up stray without identification and micro-chip, or her owner surrendered her to a shelter for whatever reason.

  • Respite: Hopefully the abandoned animal achieves a temporary respite when taken in by local animal control. But she is not out of danger, due to overcrowding she may be killed for space. She needs time and help.

  • Opportunity: TXHH rescues animals like her that are in temporary respite. But the job doesn’t stop there, we have to find her a family. A forever family. Using marketing expertise, TXHH reaches out to the community and creates opportunities to find the right home.

Over 95% of dogs and cats rescued by TXHH come from overcrowded surrounding municipal shelters that kill for space.

The HERO Adoption Programsm takes effort. This includes medical care, spay/neutering (to avoid future unwanted litters), vaccinations, care and feeding for an average of 45 days while Texas Humane Heroes finds a forever home for the animal in need.  Texas Humane Heroes ensures all adopted animals are spay/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Texas Humane Heroes receives no government funding. TXHH is 100% funded by donations, grants, and modest fees for services.

Additionally, to help stop pet homelessness at the source and to make pet ownership more affordable to aid pet retention, TXHH offers a public low cost clinic that includes low-cost spay/neuter services and monthly low-cost vaccination clinics and micro-chipping. All Texas Humane Heroes adoptable pets are microchipped.

  • In 2013, Texas Humane Heroes won Best in its Division in the national ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. By finding forever families for 1,001 homeless dogs and cats throughout the summer of 2013, Texas Humane Heroes placed in the top ten nationally.
    2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100k Challenge Final Leaderboard
  • Due to an increase in awareness of the number of homeless animals falling victim to space-related killing in local municipal shelters, the public is responding with pointed leads and assistance in ending the over-breeding of dogs throughout our community. Texas Humane Heroes has participated in numerous “backyard” breeder closures and assisted animals in need resulting from hoarding situations.
    Read about a recent breeder closure.


Texas Humane Heroes operates adoption centers across Texas, located in the greater Austin metropolitan area and the Fort Hood/Killeen area. Texas Humane Heroes is 100% funded by donations, grants, and modest fees for services. We do not receive any local or federal government funding.

Texas Humane Heroes is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and the main office is located at 10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander, Texas.

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It doesn’t take a cape to be a hero. Just Love.