Does Loving Arms Pet Placement have a shelter?
Loving Arms Pet Placement is a foster program and we depend on volunteers to house our pets. We do not have a shelter.
I can no longer keep my pet.  Can I place him with your organization?
Loving Arms Pet Placement is dedicated to helping stray and abandoned animals only. We will be happy to give suggestions and advice to better enable anyone to keep their companion animals.
Don’t pure bred dogs make better pets?
Every breed and every mix of dog make excellent pets in the right environment.
Aren’t some breeds of dogs inherently vicious?
No, some dogs are bigger and more powerful than other dogs but this does not make them inherently vicious or more prone to attack, regardless of what has been indicated by the media. Behavior is based more on an individual dog’s temperament than on the temperament of an entire breed. We have known wonderful pets of all breeds and mixes.
I have found a dog/cat. How do I get them enrolled in Loving Arms Pet Placement?
Call 281-879-7980. A volunteer will get back with you to schedule veterinary care and a spay or neuter appointment. They will also request a photo and a biography of the pet and any known history.  Once the pet is ready for adoption, the photo will be placed on the website and we will work with the rescuer to get the pet out for public viewing.
My friend raises dogs in his back yard and sells them. Is this a good place to obtain a dog?
Absolutely not. Loving Arms does not support breeding, and believes that this is one of the main contributing factors in the plight of stray and abandoned animals. Pets should not be raised for purely economical reasons.  They are living creatures who experience pain and fear. The conditions are not regulated and there are many terrible stories about “puppy mills.” Too many pets are euthanized every year in shelters, and breeding exacerbates an already huge problem of unwanted pets.
How do you know the breed of the dog that was rescued?
We make educated guesses only, by look and temperament and the advice of the veterinary staff.  Many dogs are mixed breed, combining the looks and temperament of several breeds.  
Why should I adopt a dog or cat whose history is unknown?
Since our animals are housed in foster homes, we get to know the temperament and behavior of our animals.  Although their history is unknown, we can determine their characteristics and what type of home they would be best suited to.  
Isn’t an abused animal too damaged to be a good pet?
Absolutely not. Abused animals make wonderful pets. Rescued animals are very grateful to those that give them good permanent homes.
What is the best type of dog to get for my child?
Many different types of dogs make excellent companions for children. We always suggest meetings between the pets and children and then determine if the interaction is good.   Many children are very comfortable around dogs, while others are nervous and fearful.  It is important to match the personality of the dog to the age, level of experience, and temperament of the child.
I have an elderly family member living in my household. What type of dog should I get?
Typically, a dog that is not afraid of wheelchairs, walkers or other medical equipment and one that does not have a tendency to jump up in greeting. Older dogs are generally excellent for the elderly.
I only want a pet for a few years, Can I adopt one from Loving Arms Pet Placement?
No, we place pets into qualified permanent homes only.   You should expect to make a 15 year committment to any dog or cat you adopt.  
I would like to help.  How do I get started?
The most important thing to do is to spay and neuter all your pets and any cats that you are feeding. Contact us and we will be grateful to have you volunteer with us.