• Who We Are
    Bay Area Pet Adoptions is a non-profit, 501(c)3 No-Kill shelter, pet rescue, and adoption organization that relies on donations from the public to house, feed, and medically care for the dogs and cats taken in our adoption program. Founded in 1967 as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Galveston County, we DBA as Bay Area Pet Adoptions and Bay Area SPCA. Our non-profit tax ID is 23-7011759.

    We are not operated or funded by any national animal group and must rely on contributions from the public to keep our shelter open. Donations made to national animal welfare groups do not benefit our organization or our animals. All financial contributions and in-kind donations are tax deductible.  

    Our Mission
    The mission of Bay Area Pet Adoptions is to shelter companion animals that we have rescued from kill shelters/animal control facilities and individuals until permanent homes are found for them. Our adoption program strives to place the animal with a family whose lifestyle and activity level matches that of the animal.

    Bay Area Pet Adoptions provides education and community outreach, focusing on ways to reduce the number of unwanted companion animals and their euthanization. We educate about the daily care and responsibilities of a family pet, including the importance of spaying/neutering, proper vaccinations, and the prevention of heartworms and other parasites. We also provide information on resources available to the community for low-cost spay/neuter assistance and all other medical care. We also offer a low-cost vaccination clinic by appointment.

    What We Do
    While at our shelter all animals are given a health check by a licensed Veterinarian and are periodically checked by the same Vet for the duration of their stay.  They are spayed or neutered, receive full vaccinations, are given their rabies shot, and are microchipped.  All animals are on monthly heartworm and flea prevention, and are de-wormed. Our felines are FIV and FeLv negative and our dogs are tested and/or treated for heartworm disease, making them heartworm negative prior to adoption.

    Socialization is another key to successful adoptions and to a great life outside of our shelter. Our dogs and cats are not kept in their kennels until someone who is interested in adopting them wants to spend time with them. Our dogs and cats are socialized daily in canine play yards or feline play rooms by staff and volunteers. Daily human contact and socialization with other dogs and cats is extremely important for these animals to successfully transition into a home.

    Why You Should Adopt From Us
    Every adoption is not just a celebration for that animal, but also for the animal that will be saved and fully vetted when it takes their place in our shelter. If we have a cat or dog for an extended period of time, space we could use to save another life is not available. When you adopt from us you ARE taking part in saving the life of the animal you adopt AND the life of the next animal we take into our adoption program and no-kill shelter.

    How You Can Help
    Adopt a healthy cared for animal from us. Donate to us, your donation will be used to save animals and give them a second chance. We can end the cycle of high euthanasia rates in Galveston County over the coming years, but we must all do our part. Please help us continue saving lives.

    Organization Information
    The primary care-givers of the animals in our adoption program and daily administrators of our organization and shelter are staff members. Our organization is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Volunteers in our canine and feline crews perform all other duties and functions that are necessary to sustain our organization.