Houston SPCA


Houston SPCA new animal shelter wildlife rescue leading design innovation in animal shelter design

For more than 90 years, the Houston SPCA has been an open door, safe haven, and defender for all animals. Their current facility was designed by Jackson & Ryan Architects and Martha Seng, FAIA ​more than 20 years ago and it is bursting at the seams. The new campus expansion will allow the organization to continue their good work by giving them room to expand their programs and operations.

The Wildlife Center will be able to care for even more birds, reptiles and small mammals in their new 10,000 square foot space that will be adjacent to a covered outdoor flight cage facility of nearly the same size. The Education Center will offer more programs for children through school groups and summer camps, while also providing training and events for staff, volunteers and the general public. The equine programs will be enhanced with a new barn, arena and larger paddocks. The existing shelter will be renovated to be a state-of-the-art veterinary care center that will include the teaching hospital for the Texas A&M veterinary students who come to the Houston SPCA for one of their required rotation courses. The new Adoption Center will showcase pets available for adoption in pleasant environments that are odor and stress-free, allowing the animals to stay healthy and happy while in the care of the Houston SPCA.

The Houston SPCA cares for over 50,000 animals a year. Their new campus will allow them to continue as one of the largest and most respected animal shelters in the country.


Interior of animal shelter under construction photo  by Linbeck