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The Rio Grande Valley Humane Society (RGVHS) dog kennels are over capacity at both Mission and Harlingen locations. RGVHS is asking the community to help find foster or forever homes for our canine friends. Dogs will be at risk of euthanasia if we cannot make space through adoption or foster.

Thanks to the support of our community, for over three years, RGVHS has not had to euthanize a single animal for space. With the severe weather on Friday evening, we have seen a massive influx of lost animals roaming the streets and anticipate heavy intake in the coming days. Lives are at risk and we need your help today.

All adoption fees for dogs are completely waived. All adopted pets will go home up to date on vaccinations, dewormer, on preventatives for fleas/ticks/heartworms, microchipped and either already spayed/neutered, or with an appointment for spay/neuter at no cost to the adoptive family. Anybody interested in adopting a dog should head to the shelter as soon as possible.

Fostering a pet is always free and incredibly rewarding. RGVHS will provide foster parents with everything they will need to care for the pet, including food, toys, and other care items. Foster families can customize the length of foster to meet their availability, with foster periods lasting a few hours to a few months.

For three years, The Rio Grande Valley Humane Society has kept the flame of the no-kill movement alive throughout the RGV. With your help we can preserve that flame of hope. It is absolutely free to adopt and foster. RGVHS is open from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week. Your help will have an immediate lifesaving impact for the animals in our care.

We are located at:

227 Abelino Farias Street
Mission, Texas 78504


1106 Markowsky Avenue
Harlingen, Texas 78550

Adopting or fostering a pet from our shelter makes an immediate lifesaving impact, for the animal going home and for the incoming animals needing that open kennel. Please help us save lives today.