Thank you for your interest in volunteering!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Best Friends in Houston. Best Friends is continuing to care for dogs displaced by the storm. We have secured a new location in Katy, TX, which will be the new base of our efforts to the pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
We currently have two Dog Care Support shifts/day: 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm. At this location, we are continuing to care for our dogs that have tested positive for distemper, as well as some that have ringworm. You will need to wear gowns, gloves and shoe covers when you care for the dogs at this location. You should not sign up for these shifts if you will then be around unvaccinated or immunocompromised dogs. If you are able to volunteer at that location, you can register for shifts on the Houston: Katy, TX Hurricane Harvey Volunteers calendar.
Instructions for creating your volunteer account and scheduling your volunteer shifts
Before scheduling your volunteer shifts, there is some important information you need to know:
- You can sign up for multiple shifts in a day.
- Shift times are subject to change and additional positions will be added as our needs evolve.
- You must be fully self-sustaining. Volunteers are responsible for securing their own lodging. Hotel rooms and rental cars may be limited. You might consider an Airbnb or VRBO property.
- Please plan on supplying your own food and water.
- Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
To help you plan your trip, we have created a Houston: Katy, TX Info Sheet that provides information on volunteer positions, parking, accommodations, transportation, other resources, and tips at each location.
In addition, we have created a Best Friends Hurricane Harvey Travel Group on Facebook just for our Hurricane Harvey volunteers to connect with each other to share recommendations, information, resources and ask questions. The volunteer team also posts important time sensitive updates on this page.
If you have any questions please email us at HarveyVol@bestfriends.org. Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise. Together, we can Save Them All.